James Cow
(Bef 1800-)
Margaret Jamieson
John Hay
(Bef 1805-Bef 1866)
(Bef 1805-Bef 1866)
Alexander Cow
(1817-After 1866)
Williamina Hay
(Cal 1822-1866)
Ann (Paul) Cowie


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Edward Mortimer Gray

Ann (Paul) Cowie 2 3

  • Born: 9 Feb 1861, 62 Skene Square, Old Machar, Aberdeen 4 5 6
  • Marriage: Edward Mortimer Gray on 3 Mar 1888 in Carlton, Melbourne 1
  • Died: 13 Dec 1941, Malvern, Melbourne 7 8

   Other names for Ann were Annie Paul Cowie and Ann Cow.


  General Notes:

Ann Cowie emigrated to Victoria per SS Cuzco in July 1883 and worked as a governess in Brighton until Edward and Ella Gray arrived per SS Cuzco in June 1885



She immigrated on the Cuzco in Jul 1883 to Melbourne, Australia. 9

She worked as a Scholar (Boarding?) in 1871 and resided at Lodging, St Nicholas, Aberdeen. 10

She worked as an Assisstant Teacher in School in 1881 and resided at 43 Whitehouse St, Old Machar, Aberdeen. 11 ("Annie P Cowie" - Lodging with Catherine Edwards, 80)

She worked as a Governess in Mar 1888 and resided at Brighton, Melbourne. 12


Ann married Edward Mortimer Gray, son of John Duncan Gray and Isabella Kinnaird, on 3 Mar 1888 in Carlton, Melbourne.1 (Edward Mortimer Gray was born on 6 Jun 1858 in Aberdeen 13 and died on 13 Aug 1931 in Richmond, Victoria, Australia.)

  Marriage Notes:

married by license at St Andrews Presbyterian Manse, Carlton, Victoria on 3/3/1888. Witnesses to my grandparents' marriage were my grandfather's sister Ella Gray and Alexander Boyd Galt.


1 Paul Turton Gray, Family Name: COWIE
Given Name(s): Ann
Sex: Female
Father's Name:
Mother's Name:
Spouse's Family Name: GRAY
Spouse's Given Name(s): Edward Mortimer
Birth Place:
Death Place:
Registration Year: 1888
Registration Number: 1026

2 PTG Database April 2007.

3 PTGray, Another coincidence. My grandmother, EMG's wife, was Annie Paul Cowie and Isabella Kinnaird was working at James Cowie's farm.


4 Public Records Office - Victoria, http://www.prov.vic.gov.au/, COWIE ANNIE P 30 JUL 1883 CUZCO B 420 005

5 Scotland's People - Document Image, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1861C, Birth. 1 mth old - census was taken 7th April 1861.

6 Paul Turton Gray, My dad said that his mother Annie Paul Cowie was born Aberdeen 9/2/1861 but there is no IGI or census record confirming this.

7 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index, http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, Family Name: GRAY
Given Name(s): Annie Paul
Sex: Unknown
Event: DEATH
Father's Name: Unknown
Mother's Name: UNKNOWN - Unknown
Spouse's Family Name: Spouse's Given Name(s):
Age: 81
Birth Place: Death Place: Malvern
Registration Year: 1941
Registration Number: 12486

8 Paul Turton Gray, She died at Ararat 13/12/1941.

9 Public Records Office - Victoria, http://www.prov.vic.gov.au/.

10 Scotland's People - Document Image, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1871C.

11 Scotland's People - Document Image, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1881C.

12 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate, http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, Marriage.

13 Paul Turton Gray, As far as I know, apart from a great-aunt who married a Galt, the only Grays in my family stem from my grandfather born in Cullen and married in Melbourne.