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Alfred COUSINS of Sloothby


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Hannah Maria LINGARD

Alfred COUSINS of Sloothby

  • Born: 1853, Booton near Norwich, Norfolk, England
  • Married: 1 Jul 1873, Fotherby St. Mary, Lincolnshire, England 1 2
  • Buried: 26 May 1914, Willoughby-cum-Sloothby, Lincolnshire, England 3

   Orthographic variations: COZENS, CUSSENS

  Research Notes:

Born during 1st Quarter.


In 1871, Alfred Cousins, age 18, agricultural labourer, was living in Utterby, Lincolnshire. Note that, at the time of this Census, Alfred's older brother, William Cousins, age 25, unmarried, also born in Norfolk was working as a groom, and living nearby in Utterby.

In 1881, Alfred Cussons, age 28, groom, domestic servant, and wife Annie, age 28, were living in Sausthorpe, Lincolnshire. Present were children Betsy A. (7), scholar, Alfred (5), scholar, Sarah E. (3), scholar, and Emanuel (1)

In 1891, Alfred Cousins, age 39, domestic groom, and wife Ann, age 39, were living in Sausthorpe, Lincolnshire. Present were children: Sarah (13), scholar, Emmanuel (11), scholar, Florence (8), scholar, John W. (6), scholar, Daniel (3), Mark (1).


The following were summoned for not sending children to school:—John Overton, Stickney, and Fredk. Skipworth, Sausthorpe, fined 5s. each; Charles Bannister, Sausthorpe, and James Dobbs, Langton, fined 2s. each; Alfred Cousins, Sausthorpe, and Ambrose Armstrong, Aswardby, fined 1s. each....

Stamford Mercury, 6 May 1898, p. 7


In 1901, Alfred Cousins, age 48, innkeeper (own account), and wife Hannah, age 48, were living in Village, Skendleby, Lincolnshire. With them were children: William (17), domestic groom, Daniel (13), ag. labourer, Mark (11), Gertrude (9), Bertha (5).



TUESDAY.—Before Canon Warren (chairman), Capt. W. Hoff, and Messrs. F. Higgins and W. A. Briggs.

DRUNKENNESS.—Frank Wilman, of Mumby, was fined 10s. and 4s. 6d. costs for being drunk and disorderly at Hogsthorpe on Dec. 4th.... For a like offence at Willoughby on the same date Alfred Cousins, of Sloothby, was fined 2s. 6d. and 3s. costs...

Lincolnshire Chronicle, 23 December 1910, p. 8


In 1911, Alfred Cousins, age 58, farm labourer, and wife of 38 years Hannah, age 58, were living in Willoughby with Sloothby, Lincolnshire. At home was son Mark (21), platelayer on the Great Northern Rail.


Alfred Cousins of Sloothby died aged 62 years (burial record).

  Marriage Information:

Alfred married Hannah Maria LINGARD, daughter of James LINGARD of Fotherby and Elizabeth TOMLINSON, on 1 Jul 1873 in Fotherby St. Mary, Lincolnshire, England. (Hannah Maria LINGARD was born in 1852 in Fotherby, Lincolnshire, England, christened on 3 Jul 1873 in Fotherby St. Mary, Lincolnshire, England and was buried on 9 Apr 1917 in Willoughby-cum-Sloothby, Lincolnshire, England.)

  Marriage Notes:

Alfred Cousins, 20, bachelor, labourer, of Fotherby, son of Mark Cousins, labourer, and
Hannah Lingard, 20, spinster, servant, of Fotherby, daughter of James Lingard (deceased), vermin killer

Witnesses: Betsy S. Lingard, William Speed


Married 38 years in 1911.


1 England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005, vol. 7a, p. 995.

2 Fotherby Parish Registers (marriages).

3 Willoughby-cum-Sloothby Parish Registers (burials), p. 23, no. 181.

4 England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008, Louth district, vol. 7a, p. 515.

5 Willoughby-cum-Sloothby Parish Registers (burials), p. 26, no. 201.

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