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COUSINS family in Langford, Beds. in 1871 Census
« on: Thursday 14 July 05 18:26 BST (UK) »
Hi, Everyone,
Could some kind person please have a peep at the 1871 Census for Langford, Bedfordshire.  I have the COUSINS family in Front Street, Langford, in the 1881 Census, and the head of the family is William COUSINS, b. circa 1839, a "Publican and Bookmaker". (This might be a mistranscription for "bootmaker") I was wondering whether he might have been running a pub in Langford in 1871 - no pub name is given in 1881.
The rest of the family would have been at least their children William, b. 1867; George, b.1868; Emma, possibly, b.1871; all were born in Langford.  William's wife was Emma, b. 1843, Thorfield.
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Keith

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Re: COUSINS family in Langford, Beds. in 1871 Census
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 14 July 05 18:34 BST (UK) »
1871 ref: RG10/1551 Folio 106
 
William Cousins Head 32 b Biggleswade, Bedfordshire   Shoemaker (Master)
Emma Cousins Wife 28 b Therfield, Hertfordshire
William Cousins Son 4 b Langford, Bedfordshire
George Cousins Son 3 b Langford, Bedfordshire
Emma Cousins Dau 3mths b Langford, Bedfordshire
Front Street, Langford, Bedfordshire   

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Re: COUSINS family in Langford, Beds. in 1871 Census
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 14 July 05 18:55 BST (UK) »
Hello again, Willow,
Thanks so much for coming up with this entry so swiftly, and it does seem as though the "Publican" theme rather dies a death with this.  However, if I can impose on your kindness one more time, do you have access to the 1891 Census to see whether there is any evidence of anything there (family folklore says he was a pub landlord at some stage); and also to perhaps complete the whole family with another couple of children, maybe...
Very best wishes,
Keith


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Re: COUSINS family in Langford, Beds. in 1871 Census
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 14 July 05 20:24 BST (UK) »
Hi Keith,
No more to prove that William was a Publican

1891 ref: RG12/1257 Folio 86
 
Emma Cousins Mother 47 Wid b Therfield, Hertfordshire         Midwife, Sick
William Cousins Head 24 b Langford              Bootmaker
Mary Ann Cousins Wife 24 b Langford, Bedfordshire
George Cousins Brother 22 Unm b Langford
Adelaide Cousins Sister 15 b Langford   General Servant
Martha Cousins Sister 13 b Langford
Water End, Langford, Bedfordshire 
Reg Dist: Biggleswade
 
If you still have doubts, there is what is called a 'Quarter Sessions'
that is held for Licensed premises.
Do you have his death certificate?

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Re: COUSINS family in Langford, Beds. in 1871 Census
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 14 July 05 20:34 BST (UK) »
Keith
Had a look at the 1881 census image & it definitely says Publican & Bootmaker

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Re: COUSINS family in Langford, Beds. in 1871 Census
« Reply #5 on: Friday 15 July 05 11:18 BST (UK) »
Willow,
Sorry it's taken a while to reply with my thanks again - we have friends from Denmark staying at the moment - but you've been very resourceful as usual, and have turned up another surprise in that William Cousins, b.1839, died so young.  I now have lots of certificates to order...
Very best wishes,
Keith

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Re: COUSINS family in Langford, Beds. in 1871 Census
« Reply #6 on: Friday 15 July 05 17:53 BST (UK) »
This family were living in Water End, Langford at time of 1891 census...there is reference to Wm COUSINs in Water End [Red Cow Inn?] in 1899.

27 Feb 1889
freehold dwellinghouse called Red Cow Inn at Langford with garden and entrance yard
at Water End, Langford with 2 enclosed yards at the back containing a range of timber built buildings, a well of water, etc abs E High Rd from Biggleswade to Hitchin on 80ft front S property now or late of E Barringer W & N property formerly belonging to M O Seward but recently sold to - Daniels formerly in tenure of Jn Steed and now of E K & H Fordham or undertenant Wm Cousins ...

There is a pub in Langford called 'the Red Cow' in the High Street...is that the same place?

Bedfordshire: Worker [Flitton]; Ames [Kempston]; Manton [Kempston]; Morris [?]; Valentine [Kempston]; Two & Osborn [Cranfield]

Herfordshire and West London: Brown [Kent in early 19th C]; Blackwell.
McCarthy [Clonakilty, County Cork - searching for needles in the haystack!] and LOSTY [Dublin]

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Re: COUSINS family in Langford, Beds. in 1871 Census
« Reply #7 on: Friday 15 July 05 18:09 BST (UK) »
Oops, sorry.  I forgot the reference for the quote:

http://blars.adlibsoft.com/form.html

Bedfordshire: Worker [Flitton]; Ames [Kempston]; Manton [Kempston]; Morris [?]; Valentine [Kempston]; Two & Osborn [Cranfield]

Herfordshire and West London: Brown [Kent in early 19th C]; Blackwell.
McCarthy [Clonakilty, County Cork - searching for needles in the haystack!] and LOSTY [Dublin]

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Re: COUSINS family in Langford, Beds. in 1871 Census
« Reply #8 on: Friday 15 July 05 18:32 BST (UK) »
Hi, Cathy,
Thanks very much for that fascinating link - and yes, apparently Ruth Cousins, daughter of William Cousins, b.1867, was born above The Red Cow.  I'm sorry but I'm not sure whether it exists as a pub today...
Very best wishes,
Keith