Mcbeath, Cosmo

Birth Name Mcbeath, Cosmo
Gender male


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1835-02-13 Drymen, Stirling Council Area, Scotland  
Christening 1835-02-24 Drymen, Stirling Council Area, Scotland for name see Notes
Event Note

An unusal name and not following family naming tradition. Research suggests possibility of named for Cosmo George Duke of Gordon Gordon (sic) b 27 April 1720 SPeymouth, Moray, Scotland. son of Alexander Duke of Gordon Gordon and Henrieta Mourdant (Cosmo George Duke Of Gordon Gordon, 'Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950' —

A search for Cosmo any surname on Family Search turns up none before the Duke, and quite a number scattered around Scotland in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Research indicates a Jacobite connection:

- his father, Alexander 2nd Duke of Gordon fought with the Jacobites at Sherrifmuir, lost (1716), was imprisoned, and then pardoned.
- Cosmo is named for Cosimo III de'Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany - a Jacobite.
- SJL 13 January 2014



Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Mcbeath, Peter Thomas
Mother Finlayson Mclaren, Margaret
    Sister     Mcbeath, Mary
    Brother     Mcbeath, James
    Brother     Mcbeath, Colin
         Mcbeath, Cosmo
    Brother     Mcbeath, Peter
    Sister     Mcbeath, Rebekah


  1. Mcbeath, Peter Thomas
    1. Finlayson Mclaren, Margaret
      1. Mcbeath, Rebekah
      2. Mcbeath, Mary
      3. Mcbeath, James
      4. Mcbeath, Colin
      5. Mcbeath, Cosmo
      6. Mcbeath, Peter


Source References

  1. Scotland-ODM - 'Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950'
      • Page: C11477-4; Scotland VR; 1041941; 2:17TPM2N; Cosmo Mcbeth, 'Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950' —