· John Ewen topic. John Ewen (1741–1821), is credited with the authorship of the well-known Scottish song, ‘0 weel may the boatie row'. Ewen was born in Montrose in of poor parents, and received only a very slender education.
John Ewen Davidson. John Ewen Davidson (2 March in London – 2 September in Oxford) was a pioneer sugar planter and miller in Queensland. Contents. Life and Career. John Ewen Davidson was born as the son of a Scottish merchant.