'Rowan1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Rowan of Garry, Rowan of Greenhead, Rowan of Maghera, Rowan of Mullans

John Rowan of Greenhead in Govan, Lanarkshire (b 1548)
m(1). _ Gibson (dau/heir of John Gibson of Greenhead)
1. John Rowan of Greenhead (d 1614)
  m. Agnes Shanks
  A. John Rowan of Greenhead (d 1685)
  m. Janet Anderson of Govan
  i. Andrew Rowan, later of Old Stone (Clough), co. Antrim (d 1717, rector of Dunaghy)
m1. (c1660) _ MacPhedris (dau of Captain William MacPhedris of Camglass)
  a. William Rowan of Derry (Captain)
  m. Mildred Thompson
  (1) William Rowan of Richmond, Surrey
  m. Elizabeth Eyre (dau of Edward Eyre of co. Galway)
  (A) Jane Rowan
  m1. Tichborne Aston
  m2. (05.1750) Gawen Hamilton of Killyleagh
  (2) son
  b. John Rowan of Ballinagapog, co Down (Rev.)
  m. Margaret Stewart of co. Down
  (1) Robert Rowan of Mullans, co. Antrim (Chancellor of Connor, 7th son)
  m. Letitia Stewart (dau/heir of John Stewart of Garry by dau/coheir of Redmond of Blaris or Blairis)
  (A) John Rowan of Mullans & Garry, Sheriff of co. Antrim (b 18.02.1733)
  m. (03.02.1753) Rose Stewart (dau of Capt. Charles Stewart of Lisburn & Clunie (by Rose, dau of Roger Hall of Narrow Water), m2. Capt. Phillips)
  (i) Robert Rowan of Mullans, Garry & Belleisle, Sheriff of co. Antrim (b 09.08.1754, d 12.09.1832)
  m. (06.04.1777) Eliza Wilson (d 1817, dau of Hill Wilson of Purdysburn)
  (a) John Rowan of Garry & Ahoghill, Sheriff (b 30.03.1778, d 19.12.1855, Major) had issue
  m1. (25.05.1809) Eliza Honoria Macmanus (d 18.05.1810, dau of Lt. Col. Alexander Macmanus of Mount Davys by Hester Henrietta, dau of Mark Ker O'Neill of Flowerfield)
  m2. (28.10.1823, sp?) Dorothea Shaw Ogilvie (relict of James Blair of Melville)
  (b) Hill Willson Rowan
  m. Eliza Jackson (sister of Justice Jackson)
  (c) Robert Rowan had issue
  m1. Martha Rainey (relict of George Stewart)
  m2. (sp?) Harriet Fulton
  m3. (sp?) Henrietta Murphy
  (d) James Rowan
  m. Rose Bristow
  (e) Frederick Rowan (6th son) had issue (2 daus)
  m. Sarah Prom of Norway
  (f) Edward Rowan (Captain RN)
  m. Elizabeth Legge
  (g) Sir William Rowan, Field Marshal (b 1789, dsp)
  m. (1811) Martha Spong (dau of John Spong of Mill Hall)
  (h) Elinor Rowan
  m. John J. Heywood (Dempster of the Isle of Man)
(i)+ other issue - Sir Charles (dsp), Eliza (d unm)
  (B)+ other issue
  (2)+ other issue
  c.+ 2 daughters
m2. Alice Dunlop
  e. George Rowan of Maghera, co. Down (youngest son) ancestor of Rowan of Kerry
  The following comes from 'Selections from Old Kerry Records' by Mary Agnes Hickson (1872, pp38-39).
  m. Mary Blennerhassett (dau of Thomas Blennerhassett)
  (1) John Rowan 'of Maghera & Tullaree (Castle Gregory)' (d 1732)
  m. Sarah Leslie (granddau of Dean John Leslie)
  (A)+ issue - George, Man**, Sarah
  (2) Mary Rowan
  m. (1716) William Mullins of Burnham (b 1691, d 1761)
  (3) Margaret Rowan (dsp)
  m. Roger Crimble of Donaghadee
  (4) Ruth Rowan
  m. Charles Chambers of Letterkenny
  (5) Sarah Rowan
  m1. (sp) William Shiercliffe of Castle Gregory
  m2. George Cashell of Tipperary
  (A)+ issue - George, Henry, Mary, Frances, Ruth
  (6) Katherine Rowan
  m. Pierce Chute of O'Brenane
  (A)+ issue - Eusebius, George, Richard, Mary, Charity, Anne, Catherine
  (7)+ other issue - George, Thomas, Jane, Elizabeth
  f.+ other issue - Robert, Archibald, 2 daughters
  ii.+ other issue
  B. son

Main source(s): BLG1886 (Rowan of Mount Davys), BLGI1912 (Rowan of Mount Davys), BCG (vol 2, 1895, 'Rowan', p594+) with input as reported above
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