I have a page apparently cut from a family Bible giving details of this couple, their children and grandchildren. Much of the writing is in the same hand, probably that of William Rankin Bow (b.1859), the eldest of seven children of Robert & Marion. As the 'Family Register' shows, all seven were dead by 1899: FAMILY REGISTER Robert Bow, born at Auchenrivoch, near Banton, 17th July 1820. Died at Bogside, 16th November 1878. Aged 58 years. and Marion Rankin, born at Bogside, 18th Septr. 1834. Died there, 24th March 1881 aged 46 years. [written down left-hand and right-hand sides] Married 3rd December 1857 1. William Rankin Bow. Born at Queenzie Cottage, Queenzieburn, near Kilsyth, 18th October 1859. [in another hand] Died The Hollies Larbert 25th Jan. 1896 aged 36 years. 2. John Bow. Born at Queenzie Cottage, Queenzieburn, near Kilsyth, 4th June 1862. Died at the house of his Aunt, Mrs. Hay, 383 St. George's Road, Glasgow, on Tuesday 29th March 1892 at 11.45 a.m. 3. Agnes Cleland Bow. Born at Queenzie Cottage, Queenzieburn, near Kilsyth, 26th April 1864. Died Bogside, 18th Septr. 1869. Aged 5 years. (Scarlet fever) 4. Robert Bow. Born Bogside, 13th August 1866. Died there, 12th Septr. 1869. Aged 3 years. (Scarlet fever) 5. Peter Bow. Born Bogside, 6th January 1869. [in another hand] Died New Zealand, 16th August 1898, aged 29 years. 6. James Ebenezer Bow. Born Bogside, 21st July 1871. [in another hand] Died Hastings, 20th September 1899. Aged 28 years. 7. Roberta Helen Agnes Bow. Born Bogside, 18th December 1874. Died there, 23rd October 1880, aged 5 years and 10 months. (Scarlet fever) William Rankin Bow and Jane Hamilton Park - married 25th Decbr 1884 Jane Hamilton Park born at Doune Perthshire, 30th July 1862.- 1. Robert Rankin Bow, born Bogside, 4th March 1886 2. Marion Bow, born South Broomage, Larbert, 13th June 1888 3. George Clark Bow, born The Hollies, Larbert, 28th June 1890. [in another hand] William Rankin Bow died The Hollies, Larbert 25th Jan. 1896. ---------------------------------------------------------------- There are no known living descendants of William Rankin Bow and Jane Hamilton Park. Their youngest son George was killed in the First World War. Their eldest son Robert suffered some sort of breakdown while a medical student and is believed to have spent the rest of his life in an asylum. Marion ('May') did not marry. After her death, her papers passed to her first cousin, my grandmother, and thence to me. Three of William Rankin Bow's siblings did survive to adulthood (John, Peter and James Ebenezer), so it is possible that they had children, even though nothing is mentioned in the 'Family Register' about marriages or children. I am putting this information online in case there are descendants of Robert Bow and Marion Rankin, for I would very much like to be able to give this 'Family Register' back to a member of the family.