Mcbeath, Cosmo

Birth Name Mcbeath, Cosmo
Gender male


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1835-02-13 Drymen, Stirling Council Area, Scotland   1a
Christening 1835-02-24 Drymen, Stirling Council Area, Scotland for name see Notes 1a
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 Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Mcbeath, Peter Thomas1804-02-021881-11-11
Mother Finlayson Mclaren, Margaret
    Sister     Mcbeath, Mary 1829-08-21
    Brother     Mcbeath, James 1830-08-11
    Brother     Mcbeath, Colin 1833-08-14
         Mcbeath, Cosmo 1835-02-13
    Brother     Mcbeath, Peter 1837-05-10
    Sister     Mcbeath, Rebekah 1839-12-26

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' —