NameFrancis George WEST
Birth1864, Alnwick, Northumberland
Death22 Oct 1900, Mafeking, Bechuanaland, South Africa
FatherRev. George WEST (~1831-1897)
MotherMary Ann (~1833-)
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)
Marriage5 Jun 1894, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
ChildrenGeorge (1894-)
 Madeline (1897-1984)
Notes for Francis George WEST
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 Mary Kathleen (Spouse 1)
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.
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