NameCaptain Frederick William Ullathorne COSENS , Spouse of 1C2R
Birth1879, Kensington, London, England
Death22 Oct 1963, Maldon, Essex
Birth1874, Bristol, England
Death12 Sep 1950, Colchester, Essex
Notes for Captain Frederick William Ullathorne COSENS
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
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
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 . . .
fromhttp://www.angloboerwar.com/units%20imperial/13th_hussars_qsa.htmCosens, 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
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 CalendarFrederick 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.
Notes for Mary Kathleen (Spouse 1)
In the April to June 1874 birth index Mary Kathleen Capel [as spelled], Bedminster [near Bristol].
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.]
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, bu 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 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.