NameMary Kathleen CAPELL , 1C2R
Birth1874, Bristol, England
Baptism29 May 1874, St John, Bedminster, Somersetshire
Death12 Sep 1950, Colchester, Essex
FatherRev. Horatio Bladen CAPEL (1839-1933)
MotherAda Augusta HOWKINS (~1842-1916)
Birth1864, Alnwick, Northumberland
Death22 Oct 1900, Mafeking, Bechuanaland, South Africa
FatherRev. George WEST (~1831-1897)
MotherMary Ann (~1833-)
Marriage5 Jun 1894, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
ChildrenGeorge (1894-)
 Madeline (1897-1984)
Birth1871, Kensington, London, England
Death18 Mar 1942
OccupationRestaurant Proprietor
FatherArthur Swann Howard LOWE (1826-1888)
MotherLouisa R. (~1845-)
Marriage21 May 1901, Marylebone, London, England
Divorce3 Jun 1907
Birth1879, Kensington, London, England
Death22 Oct 1963, Maldon, Essex
FatherFrancis William COSENS (1848-1907)
MotherEvelyn ULLATHORNE (1854-1937)
Notes for Mary Kathleen CAPELL
In the April to June 1874 birth index Mary Kathleen Capel [as spelled], Bedminster [near Bristol].

Parish Registers St. John, Bedminster, Somersetshire
Baptism Mary Kathleen Capel, May 29, 1874, father Horatio Bladen Capel, mother Ada Augusta Capel

In the 1881 census rectory, Great Easton, Essex.
Horatio B. Capel [note the spelling], age 41, rector of Great Easton, born Little Easton.
Wife Ada A, Capel, age 39, born Harbury.
Son Henry A. D. Capel, age 7, born Bristol. [note the birth place]
Daughter Mary K. Capel, age 6, born Bristol.
Son Arthur C. L. Capel, age 4, born Bristol. Plus 3 servants.

The 1891 Census 2 Archcliffe Fort, Hougham, Dover, Kent.
Head Daniel Walker, age 53, Colonel of Staff Royal Engineers, born Madras Presidency, India.
Wife Emelie [as spelled] C. Walker, age 40, born Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex.
Mother in Law Marion Howkins, widow, age 79, b living on own means, born on board the E.I.C. Ship Carnatic at sea.
Niece of wife Mary K Capell, age 16, born India Madras Presidency [in all other census she is listed a being born in Bristol?].
5 servants.
[The listing before living at 1 Archcliffe Fort Geoffry Barton, Col. of Infantry. The listing after is a military prison.]

Marriage Certificate
Parish Church of Hoddesdon, Herfordshire June 5, 1894, Francis George West, age 30, bachelor, gentleman, residence Thaxted, Essex, father George West, Clerk in Holy Orders and Mary Kathleen Capell, age 20, spinster, residence Hoddesdon, father Horatio Bladen Capell, Clerk in Holy Orders, after banns, by P.E.S. Holland, Vicar in the presence of H. B. Capell [father] and A.C.L. Cappell [brother]

In the April to June 1894 marriage index Mary Kathleen Capell, Ware, Hertfordshire volume 3a, page 572. Francis George West is on the same page.

England and Wales marriages
Mary Kathleen Capell, age 20, father Horatio Bladen Capell and Francis George West, age 30, father George West, June 5, 1894, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire.

In the 1901 census listed as
Mary K. West, widow, age 26, born in Bristol, no occupation. She was living at 2j Blenheim Mansions, St. Marylebone, Christchurch, London, England.
She had a female? visitor E. Aubrey C. Lowe, divorced, age 29 born in Bayswater, London. [Her future husband]

In the April to June 1901 marriage index Marylebone, volume 1a, page 1289. Mary Kathleen West and Edward Aubrey C. Lowe.

Marriage Certificate
Marriage solemnized at the Register Office in the District of Marylebone on May 21, 1901 Edward Aubrey Courtauld Lowe, age 29, the divorced husband of Irene Perronet Lowe formerly Thompson spinster, profession restaurant proprietor, residence 21 Hanover Street, St. George Hanover Square, father Arthur Swann Howard Lowe deceased, Colonel in the Army and Mary Kathleen West, age 27 years, widow, residence 2 Blenheim Mansions, Marylebone, father Horatio Bladen Capell, Clerk in Holy Orders in the presence of M. C. Uffindell and E. J. Owen.

Divorce Decree absolute dated June 3, 1907. Mary Kathleen’s Lowe’s address for the petition is given as 9 Piccadilly Chambers, Coventry Street, London. The divorce papers indicate they had 1 child, a boy, who was born on December 13, 1902 and died the next day.

In the 1911 census Sampsons Farm, Tillingham, Essex.
Head William Frederick Ullathorne Cosens [note the reversal of first and second names], age 32, married, farmer, employer, born London.
Wife Mary Kathleen Cosens, age 35, married 3 years, no children, born Wolverhampton, Worcestershire [Note her birthplace seems to change with every record.
[note they are listed as being married for 3 years, however they do not show up in the marriage index for 2 more years]

In the April to June 1913 marriage index Paddington volume 1a page 104, Mary K. West, Mary K. Lowe, William F. U. Cosens, Frederick W. U. Cosens

A probable match in the July to September 1950 death index Mary K. Cosens, age 75, Colchester district Essex, volume 4a, page 445.

National Probate Calendar
Mary Kathleen Cosens of Sampsons Tillingham Essex (wife of Frederick William Ullathorne Cosens) died 12 September 1950 at Severalls Hospital Colchester Probate London 22 December to Barclays Bank Limited. Effects 1651 pounds.
Notes for Francis George (Spouse 1)
son of Rev. George West. of Horeham Hall, co. Essex

Died in South Africa.

Had issue.

In the July to September 1864 birth index Francis George West, Alnwick, Northumberland, volume 10b, page 314.

In the 1871 census Rothbury, Northumberland.
Head George West, age 40, Curate of Rothbury, born Farnham, Surrey.
Wife Mary Ann Thorpe? West, age 38, born Alnwick, Northumberland.
Son Francis George West, age 6, born Alnwick.
Son William Goldsborough West, age 5, born Rothbury.
Daughter Catherine H. West, age 3, born Rothbury.
Son George West, age 1, born Rothbury.
3 servants.

In the 1881 census Felstead Grammar School, Felstead Essex Dunmow district, Stebbing sub-district.
Francis George West, age 16, Scholar, born Alnwick.
His brother William Goldsborough West age 15 is also at the school.

In the 1891 census Armiges Farm House,Thaxted Essex.
Head George West, married, Clerk in Holy Orders Magistrate & Farmer, born Farnham.
Son Francis George West, age 26, single, born Amwick, Northumberland.
Son William Goldsborough West, age 24, Medical student, born Rothbury.
Son Charles West, single, age 18, Cadet on H. M. S. Worcester, born Keswick, Cumberland.
Daughter Catherine Helenena West, age 15, born Rothbury Cumberland.
Daughter Ethel Grace Thorp West, age 15, born Scaleby, Cumberland.
3 servants

A possible match Trooper Francis George West, Imperial Yeomanry Regimental No. 7001, Queens South Africa Medal.

National Probate Calendar
Francis George West of Horham Hall Thaxted Essex esquire died 22 October 1900 at Mafeking Bechuanaland South Africa Probate London 26 November 1900 to Francis Sarah West spinster Effects 275 pounds.
Notes for Edward Aubrey Courtauld (Spouse 2)
of Canfield, Takeley, co. Essex
Another source says High Garratt, Braintree

In the July to September 1871 birth index Edward Aubrey C. Lowe, Kensington district, London, volume 1a, page 68.

In the 1881 census Gosfield Hall (Mansion), Gosfield Essex.
Head Arthur S. H. Lowe, age 54, Colonel of Royal Sherwood Foresters and J. P. for Essex, born Seaton, Nottinghamshire.
Wife Louisa R. Lowe, age 36, born Rayne Essex.
Son Edward A. C. Lowe, age 9, scholar, born London.
2 visitors and 22 servants. 1 of the visitors was Ellen Courtauld McKee, unmarried, age 36, born Tavistock, Devon would probably be a relative as indicated by her middle name. [some of the servants may be employees of the visitors.]

In the 1891 census Gosfield Hall, Gosfield, Essex.
Head Louisa R. Lowe, widow, age 46, living on own means, born Bocking Essex.
Son Edward A. C. Lowe, single, age 19, living on own means, born Paddington London.
13 servants

In the January to March 1893 marriage index Edward Aubrey C. Lowe and Irene Perronet Thompson, Braintree, Essex, volume 4a, page 641.

Divorced from Mary Kathleen Capell in 1906.

New York Passenger Lists
Departed Liverpool, England on the Celtic, arrived January 11, 1907 at New York, New York.
Edward Aubrey C. Lowe, age 35, single, gentleman, nationality Great Britain, last residence London, final destination New York, future address hotel New York, height 5 feet 11 inches, fair complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes, marks of identification snake on left arm, place of birth England.

London England Electoral Registers 1907
Edward Aubrey Cortauld [as spelled] Lowe, 26 Coventry Street, Charing Cross Ward,St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Strand, Westminster.

In the July to September 1908 marriage index Edward Aubrey C. Lowe and listed on the same page are May Esther Fitzmaurice and Anna Louise Loesch, Westminster, London, volume 1a, page 1250.

In the 1911 census Hotel Cecil, Strand, London.
Visitor E. Aubrey C. Lowe, age 39, married, married 3 years, 1 child born alive, 1 still living and 1 die [which doesn’t add up!], no occupation, born Lancaster Gate, London.

National Probate Calendar
Edward Aubrey Coultold [as spelled] Lowe of 27 Kensington-place Brighton died 18 March 1942 Administration Llandudno 24 September 1942 to Peggy Lowe widow. 397 pounds.
Notes for Frederick William Ullathorne (Spouse 3)
Had issue.

In the January to March 1879 birth index Frederick William U. Cosens, Kensington district, London, volume 1a, page 196.

In the 1881 census 13 Collingham Rd., Kensington, Middlesex.
Head Frank Cosens, age 32, Sherry Shipper, born Tulse Hill, Surrey.
Wife Evelyn Cosens, age 26, born Paddington, Middlesex.
Daughter Rosa Cosens, age 3, born Kensington, Middlesex.
Son Frederick Cosens, age 2, born Kensington. 4 servants

In the 1891 census 46 Cleveland St., Kensington, London, civil parish of Paddington.
Head Francis Cosens, age 42, Sherry Broker, born Lambeth London.
Wife Evelyn Cosens, age 36, born Paddington, London.
Daughter Rosa Cosens, single, age 13, born Kensington, London.
Son Frederick Cosens, age 12, born Kensington.
5 servants.

From the London Gazette December 14, 1897
War Office
Infantry 3rd Battalion, the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Dated December 15, 1897 Frederick William Ullathorne Cosens, Gent. to be Second Lieutenant.

UK Military Campaign Medal and Rolls, Kings South Africa Medal, 13th Hussars, Lieut. F.W.U. Cosens, clasps South Africa 1901 and 1902.

In the October to December 1963 death index Frederick W. U. Cosens, age 84, Maldon district, Essex, volume 4a, page 660.

Another source says they were married in 1914

13 Hussars

On the 9th, 2nd Lieutenants Jenkins and Cosens joined from England.

from London Times, 08 Jun 1900
Dateline Albert Docks , June 7.    The Lake Erie (8,000 tons) sailed this afternoon with 17 officers, 650 men and 304 horses.  The troops consisted mostly of drafts.  The officers listed were:
Listed are: . . . 13th Hussars – 2nd Lieutenants W F Cosens & C E Jenkins . . .

Cosens, Second Lieutenant Frederick W U. QSA (2) [QSA is Queens South Africa Medal]

In the 1910 Kelly’s Directory farmers, William Frederick Cosens, Sampsons, Tillingham Southminster. Also listed in 1912, 1916 and 1925.

Medal card for Frederick William Ulathorne Cosens B.E.F. 1914
1st Bn. Royal Hussars, Captain later 5th Bn.
He received the Victory, British and 14 Star medals
disembarkation date 24 9 14
Correspondence Captain W. F. Cosens makes app. 4 10 20
Address Sampsons Farm, Tillingham, Essex

In the UK Passenger Lists, departed Sydney, Australia, arrived April 30, 1919 London England on the ship Miltiades,
Frederick Cosens, army, age 41, address Sampson, Tillingham, Essex.
Dorothy Cosens, age 41.
Rosa Cosens, age 2.
Francis Cosens, age 9 months.
[It would seem Frederick and Kathleen must have divorced before 1917. Another web site states Frederick married Dot (Dorothy)] [In the March 1995 death index there is a Francis William M. Cosens born 27 June 1918, died Chelmsford district, Essex, register number F25, district 4682, entry 165][In the October 2004 death index there is a Rosa Francis Cosens age 88, born September 22, 1916, Norwich district, Norfolk, register B36B district 639/1B, entry 110]

In the 1935 phone book Captain F. W. Cosens, Sampsons, Tillingham, Sampsons, Bradwell-on-S.

In the October to December 1963 death index Frederick ?? U Cosens, age 84, Maldon, Essex, volume 4a, page 660.

National Probate Calendar
Frederick William Ullathorne Cosens of Samsons Tillingham Southminster Essex died 22 October 1963 Probate London 7 January 1964 to Barclays Bank Limited and Francis William Milton Cosens farmer. 43527 pounds.
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