James Cadzow **
- Born: 31 Oct 1783, Lanark, Lanark, Scotland
- Christened: 2 Nov 1783, Lanark, Lanark, Scotland
- Marriage (1): Elisabeth Cowie ** poss 30 Sep 1817 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
- Died: 28 Nov 1834, Scotland at age 51
Other names for James were Cadzo and James Matthew Cadzow.
The story of the Cadzows and their arrival in Australia is recounted in Craig's book - In the Shadow of Feathertop A History of the Lives and Legacy of George Jones and Margaret Hardie . You can read about it here: http://craig-fullerton.com/in-the-shadow-of-feathertop/
His name apparently is recorded as James Mathew Cadzow or Cadzo in the actual Parish records of several of his children's births.
I have not been able to find a record of his marriage to Elisabeth, but another family researcher has listed the date of 30 September 1817. The source of this information is unknown. Elizabeth's death certificate says she was married in Glasgow at age 16, placing the year at about 1816.
At the time of the 1841 Census he is not recorded as living with his wife and sons which may mean that he was deceased by this time. The same researcher above records that he died on the 28 November 1834.
His wife Elisabeth emigrated to Australia with some of her children and died there.
Noted events in his life were:
• He worked as a Soldier in the Royal Lanarkshire Militia at the time of Janet's birth on 16 Mar 1821 in Hamilton, Lanark, Scotland.
• He worked as a Paymaster Sergeant according to son John's death certificate.
• He worked as a Soldier according to daughter Ann's Death Certificate.
James married Elisabeth Cowie **, daughter of James Cowie and Janet Allan, poss 30 Sep 1817 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland. (Elisabeth Cowie ** was born on 7 Jan 1800 in Bothwell, Lanark, Scotland, christened on 7 Jan 1800 in Bothwell, Lanark, Scotland, died on 21 Jul 1865 in Armenian Gully, Saint Arnaud, Victoria, Australia and was buried on 23 Jul 1865 in St Arnaud Cemetery, St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia.). The cause of her death was Pleuritis Exhaustion 1 month.