John Cowan (sheriff)
An alderman of Broad St Ward from 1831, he was also appointed Sheriff of the City of London for 1831 and elected Lord Mayor for 1837-8. In his year as Lord Mayor he hosted a visit of Queen Victoria to London and was made a baronet in thanks.
He married Sophia, the daughter of James Mullett; they had no children. He died at his home in Forest Hill, south London on 22 October 1842, aged 68, and was buried in the catacombs of West Norwood Cemetery.
- "Ald. Sir John Cowan, Bart", The Gentleman's Magazine, October 22, 1843
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