COWAN, Sir Robert (d.1737), of London.
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unm. Gov. of Bombay 1729-34. Kntd. 31 Jan. 1736.
Of unknown parentage, Cowan, an official of the East India Company, was recalled in December 1734 as a result of complaints made against him by merchants, being refused the customary vote of thanks by the company’s court.1 Soon after his return from India he was put up as a Whig for Tregony by Walpole in 1737 as ‘a moneyed man and a sure hand’.2 He died a few days later on 21 Feb., leaving his fortune to his half-brother,3 a free merchant at Bombay.4