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At the present time I am able to trace my roots back to the beginning of the 1800's to my great great grandfather. Although I have not entered all the info I have received, the "tree" shown below is what I have been able to discover about my roots. Not too bad I would think, considering that just a short time ago the only Spowarts I knew were my father, his two brothers, his sister and immediate families. In addition to finding my roots I have "met" many Spowarts from around the world and would like to find out how this name became quite popular in the "Auld Kingdom of Fife" and surrounding area.
I am presently working on a table (bottom of page) that will provide more information on my ancestors but will respect the privacy of those still living.
The name SPOWART has no affiliation with a Clan or Tartan but I can claim a close association the the ROSS clan.
In the chart I am the guy in the blue frame.
Regarding the entries in the pink shaded area, I am trying to determine if there is a link here because of the use of the same names.. John, Thomas, James, Ross and Aggie (Agnes ?)
A... After a number indicates a Spowart's spouse with progressive letters for the spouse's family. .
M... Date of Marriage.
c... Before the year, Date of Christening
c... After a date is the year of birth based on the census. The age could be out a year depending on the individuals month of birth and the date the census was taken.
a... After a date of birth indicates "about".
Yellow lines.. Spowart family
Green lines... Spouses family
Light green shades boxes... The extent of my Spowart knowledge when starting this search... "The Canadian Connection".
Note:...A number of entries have been "Masked' or marked "Private" for privacy reasons
|1||SPOWART||Samuel||1804a||Beath (Stirling?)||27 Mar 1830||Torryburn||1A||??|
|2||SPOWART||John||1836||Scotland||21 Sep 1857||Torryburn||2A||A1, 1A|
|2B||ROSS||Thomas||30 Mar 1817||Newton, Midlothian||2C||??|
|2D||ROSS||Thomas||c19 Sep 1818||2B, 2C|
|2E||ROSS||James||c14 Mar 1821||2B, 2C|
|2F||ROSS||Mary||c25 Jun 1823||2B, 2C|
|2G||ROSS||John||c9 Apr 1826||2B, 2C|
|2H||ROSS||Robert||25 Jun 1829||2B, 2C|
|3||SPOWART||William||c1834||Stirling||1 Mar 1920||20 Oct 1856-3A1
4 Jul 1873-3A2
|3A1, 3A2||1, 1A|
|3A2||BLACK||Julia||4 Jul 1873||3|
|4||SPOWART||Samuel||2 Jun 1857||Torryburn||27 Jun 1859||3, 3A|
|5||SPOWART||William||20 Oct 1859||Torryburn||5 Jun 1931||3, 3A|
|6||BEVERRIDGE||David||18 Dec 1862||Torryburn||5 Aug 1935||3, ?|
|7||SPOWART||Thomas Ross||1863c||Denny, Stirling||10 Mar 1883||7A||2, 2A|
|1 Oct 1865||Bo'ness, West Lothian||7||7B,7C|
|8||SPOWART||Agnes||1881c||Culross, Perth||2, 2A|
|9||SPOWART||William||1877c||Alloa, Clackmannan||2, 2A|
|10||SPOWART||David||1873c||Culross, Perth||2, 2A|
|11||SPOWART||James||1870c||Culross, Perth||2, 2A|
|12||SPOWART||John||1865c||Denny, Stirling||2, 2A|
|14||SPOWART||Janet Mitchell||11 May 1867||Comrie Village
|7 Nov 1942||29 Jun 1886||Church of Scotland
Bo'ness, West Lothian
|14A||MURPHY||Thomas Crawford||1862a||12 Dec 1925||14||14B, 14C|
|15||SPOWART||Robert Ross||1875c||Alloa, Clackmannan||15A||2, 2A|
|16||SPOWART||James Ross||22 Feb 1905||Bo'ness||1963||Feb 1934||Welland, ON||16A||7, 7A|
|16A||CLUNIE||Robertina Nelson||27 Feb 1909||Paisley||16||16B, 16C|
|16B||CLUNIE||Edward Morgan||1889||3 Oct 1949||16C|
|16C||HOW||Margaret (Maggie)||5 Apr 1888||Scotland||25 Jul 1979||16B|
|17||SPOWART||Thomas Ross||21 Aug 1935||Welland, ON||22 Oct 1955div||Fort Erie, ON||17A||16,16A|
|18||SPOWART||James Ross||private||17, 17A|
|19||SPOWART||Thomas Gordon||private||17, 17A|
|20||SPOWART||Edward M.||private||17, 17A|
|24||SPOWART||Francis King||1949||24A||7, 7A|
|31||SPOWART||Thomas Ross||31A1,2,3||24, 24A|
|32||SPOWART||John Sheenan||31 Aug 1913||6 Jun 1974||32A||24, 24A|
|32A||MAIR||Charlotte||25 Aug 1917||2 Nov 1987||32|
My thanks go out to my new found kin, Gregor, Elaine, June, Marion and Bill (who sent the photos of the satined glass window) and to Neil whose family tree has so much in common with mine
And a special "thank-you" to ..
Don Manson who on his own, took the time to search the census records and forward me the information on my great grandfather John Spowart and great great grandfathers, Samuel Spowart and Thomas Ross..
And to Ken Wright, for a snail mail package with correspondence from a relative, along with a several articles about the Spowarts in Bo'ness.
"Maggie" midi file, was sequenced by Barry Taylor and used with his kind permission.