- Born: 9 Oct 1768, Fenwick, Ayrshire
- Marriage: Margaret Shinnan in Oct 1803 in Craigie, Ayrshire
1788 - enlisted in the Army, possibly 16th Dragoons (Light), served in the West Indies
1802 - Captain Gould's Troop, 20th Regiment of Light Dragoons
1802 - 24th September - discharged from the Army at Guildford, admitted as Chelsea Pensioner
then - Cotton / Muslin Weaver
1768 - Aikenhead, Fenwick, Ayrshire
1788 - 1802 Army, some time in the West Indies
1803 - Galston, Ayrshire
1811 - Galston, Ayrshire (local census)
1821 - Galston, Ayrshire (local census)
1831 - Brewland Street, Galston, Ayrshire (local census)
The source of much Howie information is a lady who has researched the Howie family since about 1980.
There is not conclusive proof that the David Howie born in 1768 and discharged from the Army in 1802 is the David Howie that married Margaret Shannen in 1803. But the circumstantial evidence is strong.
• Proof Link: Daughter's death.
• Branch: McWalter.
David married Margaret Shinnan, daughter of James Shinnan and Margaret Dick, in Oct 1803 in Craigie, Ayrshire. (Margaret Shinnan was born on 17 Feb 1779 in St Quivox, Ayr and died on 19 Nov 1856 in Galston, Ayrshire.)