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Subject: Maryland Land Grant/Info on Cowick surname
Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2000 16:44:01 EDT
Hi! I was wondering if any of you had ever heard of Cowick Hall. It was a
tract of land granted to Thomas Wainwright in the county of Baltimore on
March 27, 1729. There were 236 acres in this tract. The source gave a
PL7/239;ILB/82. The source was: Settlers of Maryland 1701-1730, by Peter
Wilson Coldham, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1996. I'm
wondering about the name of the tract and how it was named.
I am searching for the origin of the surname Cowhagg / Cowhage /
. Information passed down through the generations convinces us that we are
Scotch-Irish. I have found many people through the LDS site from Ireland and
Scotland with the different spellings. However, finding information on
those people has been impossible. One young lady, Ann Cowick, is listed on a
family sheet with a Curtis family from England. She is listed as being born
in Ireland in 1828. In 1850, she is listed in the NY, New York Co. census
with the Jas. Curtis family. His occupation was a Stevedore, whatever that
Could it be that she was an indentured servant?
I have also found a Catherine Cowick, aged 30, in the 1850 census for
Suffolk, Boston, MA. She is listed with Mary, aged 10, and Bartholomew, aged
3, all born in Ireland. Why can't I find anything on these people?
The name Cowick has been found as early as the year 1086 in England. There
was a Cowick Hall, a village or hamlet with the Cowick name in or near Exeter.
The name Cowick can now be found in street names, a lake and a park. Yet, I
can't find information on those with the surname. Someone in England checked
for the name in the phone books and such. He could not find a single person
living there today. Oh yes, Hugh De Courtenay was buried in the Cowick
Priory in the 1300's, I believe. In the Domesday Book, the name Cowick is
defined as COIC. Unfortunately, all records on Cowick were lost. The name
Coic is found in France. Knowing that my ancestors were Scotch-Irish, it
leaves me to wonder how the name moved from country to country. I have also
been unable to find ship records with the name. Would anyone reading this
have information on this surname? Thanks to all for any help you can give me.
Tina Couick (Cowick) McRorie