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Mr. John Hancock Cosway — 

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First Name:

John

Middle Names:

Hancock

Last Name:

Cosway

Father:  Philip Cosway

Mother:  Mary Shorland

Born:       Mar Q. 1839

at: Wellington, Somerset, England

Died:     Dec Q. 1874

Profession: Managing Clerk to an Attorney

John Hancock Cosway has 3 children listed here:   • Elizabeth Mary Ann Cosway  • Ellen Cosway  • Kate Cosway 

Married once Elizabeth Ann Anning   on Jun Q. 1863

Genealogy

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In 1851, Mary Cosway, 45, née Shortland, a widow annuitant, is shown with a family of three, James, 13, John, 12, and Maria,9: With them was Mary's sister Jane,54. They were living and were all born in Wellington Somerset. John Hancock Cosway,b.1839, married Elizabeth Ann Anning, Jun Q, 1863. Elizabeth Ann.19, appeared in 1861, as Governess/ servant in the household of a Mr Ball, chemist and analyst.,with an apprentice, but no wife or family. John Cosway,22, is shown as a visitor,.Clerk to an Attorney.. The 1871 census shows John Hancock, 32, Head, Managing Clerk to an Attorney, and his wife Elizabeth Ann, 29, with three children,Elizabeth Mary Ann, Cosway,, born Jun Q.,1864,Ellen Cosway,11, born Sep Q., 1866, and Kate, or Kitty Cosway,2, born 1869.


Elizabeth Ann Anning Cosway died Mar Q., 1874, aged 31, and John Hancock Cosway died Dec Q., 1874,leaving three young orphans. The two eldest were living with their uncle,John Bond Anning, in 1881, whilst Kitty, the youngest, was adopted by Peter Burton. widower, a draper in Wellington, aged 44 in 1881.


In 1851, Mary Cosway, née Shorland, a widow annuitant,45, appears with three children, Jane, 13, John, 12 and Maria, 9. With them was Maria's sister, Jane Shorland, 54, a widow annuitant also, born ca 1797. All were living and born in Wellington Somerset. In 1841, when Philip and Mary Cosway were both shown as aged 30,two children were aged 4, and 2. Maria was born in Mar Q., 1841. John Hancock Mar Q.,1839 and Jane, shown as 'Female', in BMD,, née Sep Q., 1837.

Philip Cosway died in Dec Q,1847. John Hancock married Elizabeth Ann Anning,Jun Q., 1863. In 1861, Elizabeth Ann was working as a governess/servant in the home of a Mr Ball, chemist and analyst, with an apprentice, but no wife or family: John Hancock, clerk to an attorney appears as a visitor. the 1871 census shows John Hancock, 32, Managing Clerk to an Attorney, with his wife Elizabeth Ann, 29 and three children, Elizabeth Mary Anning,7, born Jun Q.. 1864, Ellen, 4, born Sep Q.,1866, and Kate or Kitty,2, born Mar Q., 1869. Elizabeth Ann Anning died Mar Q., 1874, aged 31, and John Hancock died Dec Q., 1874,leaving three young orphans. The two eldest were living with their uncle, John Bond Anning, whilst Kitty, the youngest, was adopted by Peter Burton, widower, a draper in Wellington, aged 44 in 1881.

First the name is Shorland, coming from her death register. John Hancock is the main Cosway for the site. His father was Philip Cosway, born around 1805, like his wife Mary,née Shorland. He died Dec Q.,1847. John Hancock was born Mar Q., 1839, his sister Jane (previously misread as James) born Sep Q., 1837, and Maria,Mar Q., 1841. John, Managing Clerk to an Attorney, married Elizabeth Ann Anning Jun Q.,1863. they had three children,Elizabeth Mary,Ellen andKate, as above. all born Wellington. John and Elizabeth died yound and left the three orphans. The two eldest stayed with their uncle,John Bond Anning, and the youngest was adopted by the village draper.

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