Re: Samuel Cozens 1820 Wilton Wiltshire
Many thanks for this very interesting information.I have some information on Zadok Cozens which I hope will be helpful.From my research, which is correct to the best of my knowledge, he was born in Keston, Kent in 1847 and married Sara W ? (from Hereford b 1849).Zadok died in 1926 in Richmond, Surrey.
Zadok was a mercantile clerk and lived in Wolverhampton in 1851 and then in London.Sara died in 1882, and Zadok remarried Lucy Mellis in 1888 (Fulham).The second marriage produced at least 5 children (Dorothy E, Ethel MM, Florence JE, Gwendoline B and Herbert R), although some of the children seem to predate the marriage date.
Zadok and Sara had a son Benjamin C H Cozens (interestingly, according to Benjamin's marriage record, Zadok was deceased at the time of his marriage to Jane Edwards in 1886, although it seems that this was not correct, as Zadok crops up on the 1901 census).
Benjamin married Jane Edwards (who was from Wales and was born in 1861)in Middlesex.Benjamin was a waiter and club porter. He was born in Hereford in 1864.The couple lived in London and had four children (Benjamin Charles b1888, John b 1889, Winifred b? and Thomas Hugh b 1897.It is believed that Jane died in childbirth with Thomas Hugh and Benjamin subsequently remarried, and had more children with his second wife.The children from the first marriage were put into an orphanage when Benjamin died in 1907.Thomas Hugh married Louisa Elizabeth Martin, had two daughters, Olive Gwendoline b1930 (my partner's mother) and Louisa.
If anyone has any further information on the family, I too would be very interested in learning more.