BALKEMBACH FARM, PARISH OF
John Bowman and Helen Guthrie were married 15th
May 1824 in Balkemback, Parish of Tealing. John
Bowman, a farm servant - a ploughman, was
born 19 January 1798, in Mains of Affleck, the son of
David Bowman and Jean Meadow
David Bowman and Jean Meadow married 30 November
1793 in Monikie. They had six children: 1) George
Bowman, b. 3 April 1796, Newton of Affleck; 2) John
Bowman, b. 19 Jan 1798; 3) Thomas Bowman, b. 11 April
1800, Eastfield, Auchterhouse; 4) Ann Scott Bowman,
b. 4 December 1802, Eastfield, Auchterhouse; 5) James
Scott Bowman, b. 31 January 1805, Eastfield,
Auchterhouse; and 6) David Bowman, b. 5 July 1807,
Helen Guthrie, born 15th August
1802, in Monikie, was the daughter of Alexander
Guthrie, a master tailor, and Catherine
Alexander Guthrie and Catherine Kidd (Kaithran
Kydd) were married 2 February 1794, in Monikie. They
had ten children all born in Monikie: 1) John
Guthrie, c. 23 November 1794; 2) Margaret Guthrie, c.
19 June 1796; 3) Isobel Guthrie c. 27 March 1798; 4)
Alexander Guthrie, c. 14 August 1800; 5) Helen
Guthrie, b. 15 August 1802; 6) James Guthrie c. 26
August 1804; 7) Anne Guthrie c. 4 September 1806; 8)
William Guthrie c. 26 August 1808; 9) George Guthrie,
c. 3 May 1810; and 10) Charles Guthrie, c. 8 October
Photos by Liz Smith
John Bowman and
Helen Guthrie had ten children: 5
girls and five boys. The five girls were: Ann,
b. 1825, Isabel, b. 1827, Mary,
b. 1831, Catherine, b. 1841, and Helen,
b. 1847. The five boys were: Thomas,
b. 1829, James, b. 1834, John
Guthrie, b. 1837, George,
b. 1839, and Charles, b. 1844. The
first seven children were born in the Parish of Carmyllie,
while the last three: Catherine, Charles and Helen
were born in Balhills, Parish
FARM, PARISH OF TEALING, 1841
Farm is located three miles east of the
Village of Tealing and one and one-half miles
west of the Kirkton of Auchterhouse.
The John Bowman/Helen Guthrie family was
enumerated at the Balkello Farm in Tealing in the
Also working at the Balkello Farm in 1841 is a Thomas
Bowman, age 36, b. ca. 1805. It is believed
that Thomas is John Bowman's brother.
Thomas Bowman lists his birdate as 1805 in the
1841 census which is five years off from the
birthdate of 11 April 1800, listed in the
Auchterhouse register for the birth of Thomas Bowman
to the parents David Bowman and Jean Mudie (Meadow).
CHILDREN OF JOHN BOWMAN and HELEN
1) Ann Bowman,
b. Sept 8, 1825, Cottown of Wester
Skichen, Parish of Carmyllie
2) Isabel Bowman,
b. June 3, 1827, Cottown of Wester
Skichen, Parish of Carmyllie. 1881-Jute
power loom worker.
3) Thomas Bowman,
b. April 25, 1829, Wester Skichen, Parish
4) Mary Bowman,
b. Aug 5, 1831, Curleys, Parish of
Spouse: George Chrichton. Children John,
James William, Mary.
1881-Jute power loom worker.
5) James Bowman,
b. Oct 10, 1834, Ward of Carnegie, Parish
6) John Guthrie
Bowman, b. Jan 25, 1837, Ward of
Carnegie, Parish of Carmyllie. Spouse:
Mary Ann Hogg. Married December
8, 1865, Parish of Panbide.
7) George Bowman,
b. June 16, 1839, Mains of Carnegie,
Parish of Carmyllie.
Bowman, b. June 3, 1841, Bakello
Farm, Parish of Tealing.
9) Charles Bowman,
b. Aug, 14, 1844, Balkello Farm, Parish
of Tealing. Spouse: Jane Grant:
Married June 12, 1874, Inverpeffer, St.
10) Helen Bowman,
b. Feb 26, 1847, Bakello Farm, Parish of
Tealing. 1881-Jute power loom worker.
|John Bowman, born 1798,
sometime between 1851 and 1861,
aged 53-63 years old.
Helen Guthrie, born
17 January 1882, at 183 South Road,
Lochee, Dundee. Helen was
buried in Tealing.
Sunset in Tealing-photo by Liz Smith