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Surname Cousens (Cousins) in Gibraltar and Malta
Paul Wilson
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I am researching my wife's ancestors, and I have determined that her 2x great grandmother was born Adelina Cousens in 1863 in Gibraltar. Adelina's parents were William and Sophia. Sophia was born in Gibraltar around 1841. Based on Army records in Malta, William and Sophia had another daughter, Emily Paulina Cousens, born 1866, in Malta. Therefore, William served in Gibraltar and Malta. He was a Paymaster Sergeant with the 2nd Battalion, 8th Regiment. The birth record of Emily, lists Sophia's maiden name as Main. I can not locate any birth record of a Sophia Main in 1841 in Gibraltar, so unsure if maiden name is correct. They returned to England by 1871. By 1881 he was a Chelsea pensioner in England, and were living with a Fermina Cragg, and her daughter. Fermina Cragg was born 1845 in Gibraltar, and possible could be Sophia's sister. Could anyone be able to provide any assistance? Thanks Paul Wilson Fonthill, Ontario, Canada
Paul Wilson
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