Info 1c, Isabella Patterson Cousins Origins
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Some time between 1841 and 1851 census Margaret Mills and children become Cousins, no marriage has been found for Henry and Margaret. It not clear if Henry is father to more than the last 2 children.
Margaret Miles (or Mills) Widow? b.~ 1798 County Down Ireland d.~ 1863 Mochrum, Wigtownshire, Scotland | m.?1822 Ireland ........................................... p? or m? | | Mr. Henry Mills Cousins b? Ireland b.~1798 Kilkeel Ire. d? before 1841 d.14 aug1877 NZ | | | first 4 children born Ireland rest Mochrum Sct. | |===========|===========|===========|============|===========|======//====|==========|=======| Jane William Henry Thomas John Robert Alexander Margaret b.~1823 b.~1825 b.~1829 b.~1832 b.1834 b.~1837/8 young b.~1841/2 d.Au d.1902 d.~1845 d.july1908 d.~1880 d.04jun1924 b.1841 d.1861+ | | | NZ | ballarat | Au d.1897 | | | | | m?29mar1843 m.~1853 m.18dec1851 m.28nov1872 m.~1872 | | | Mochrum | NZ | John Mary Margaret Isabella Mary Dalrymple McCulloch Stirling Fowler | | -Cumming | | b.~1822 Ire. b.~1851 b.Glenuce ======== d.02nov1908 d.07jan1877 d.1912 Stanwell AU 3 children | age 86 NZ | | ========== | Annie adopted by Thomas and Margaret | b. | first 3 children born Mochrum , |rest born Amhurst Victoria Au. |=============|============|==============|==============|==============|=========|| John child Henry Isabella Thomas Margaret b.27feb1852 b.1853/4 b.08jun1855 b.1858 au b. mar1861 b.05feb1864 c.17mar1852 died c.08jul1855 c.28jun1858 c.30sep1861 c. d.09feb1929 1853/4 d.24feb1857 d.10may1932 d.13jun1862 d.1947 | at sea | m. m.30mar1884 | | Margaret Charles Ferguson Campbell
1841 census Source: Parish no 892 Place: Mochrum, Wigtownshire, scotland Dwelling: High Shore of Kriocy Fery Henry Cousins head 40 Ag Lab Ireland Margaret Miles* 40 Ireland Margaret Cousins 40 Ireland Henry Miles 12 Ireland Thomas Miles 9 Ireland John Miles 7 Mochrum Robert Miles 3 Mochrum Hannah Cranny 2months Ireland James Kirdol 5 Mochrum*Margaret's surname probably Mills
1851 census Source: cssct1851-216 ED 7, parish 892, Page 25, Schedule 84 Place: Mochrum, Wigtownshire Dwelling: Alticry Henry Cousins head 50 Ag Lab Ireland Margt. Cousins wife 50 Ireland Jane Dalrymple dau 28 Robert Cousins son 13 Ag Lab Alext Cousins son 11 Margaret Cousins dau 9 Margt. Dalrymple gdau 16 months 1851 census source CSSCT1851_216, Ed 9, parish 892, page 6, schedule 23 place Mochrum, Wigtownshire Dwelling Low Glenling Thomas Cousans serv 19 ag lab Mochrum, WigtownThomas married about 1851/2 Margaret McCuloch
1851 census source CSSCT1851_216 Ed 9, parish 892, page 6 , schedule 24 place Mochrum, Wigtownshire Dwelling Clantybey Margaret McCulloch housekeeper 30 Penningham, Wigtown
Thomas Cousins married 18 December 1851/2? at Mochrum to Margaret MacCullock.
who according to her aged at death was some 10 years older than Thomas. The 1851 census shows probable Margaret was living at the adjacent farm.
Thomas and family emmigrated to Victoria Australia on the Sabrina,
departed 20 jan 1857 arrived April.
Isabella patterson Cousins was Thomas and Margaret Cousins 4th child named after
Margaret's mother, Isabella McCulloch (nee Patterson. Isabella was their first child to
be born in Australia after their immigration from Scotland in 1857. She was born the
following year in March 1858 at a small gold minning town called Amherst,
situated to the north of Ballarat, the center of the Victorian Goldfields.
Isabella thankfully survived the vacinations as a baby that took the life of her younger brother Thomas a few years later.
Isabella's first 6 years were spent in this inhospitable gold mining town, certainly not a place for a small child. Luckily for Isabella, there were many other children also living in the squalid camp conditions, so she was never lonely. Also Isabella was was dutifully watched over by her big brother John, who was 6 years older.
ISABELLA GOES TO NEW ZEALAND
In 1864 Isabella was not yet 6 years old, and travelled with her mother and older brother, to Melbourne where they boarded the ship Omeo. A few days later they arrived in Port Chalmers, the port city to the north of Dunedin. This was the main port for the arrival of thousands of Prospectors to the Otago Goldfields. Isabella's father had arrived in Otago earlier that year to look for his brother John Cousins at Gabriel's Gully, a new Goldfield only recently opened.
The photograph (seen to the right) is the first picture taken of Isabella in 1870, only a few years after her arrival in New Zealand. Isabella is only 12 years old at the time. The other photgraph (seen below) was taken about 5 years later in 1875 when Isabella was 17 years old.
Isabella's teenage years were spent with her family at their home in Blue Spur. Her father and brother worked the family Gold claim, while Isabella helped her mother look after the housekeeping and help tend the small farm at their land that overlooked the miners digging below at Gabriel's Gully.
On the 30th April 1884, a 26 year old Isabella Cousens married Charles Campbell, a local gold miner. The Campbel family were one of the early pioneers of the Gully area and arrived in Blue Spur around the same time as the Cousins family.
Isabella and Charles' wedding to place at her parents home in Blue Spur, and was performed by the officiating Presbyterian Minister Rev. J.M. Frazer.
|Tuapeka Times, 28th November 1872|
Cousins - Cummings; At the house ofFrancis Nicholl,Esq, Blue Spur on the 13th November by the Revd. John Menzies, John Cousins to Isabella Stirling Cumming, both of Scotland.
|Tuapeka Times, 10th January 1877|
Couzens. - On the 7th January, at her parents' residence, Cumberland street,Dunedin, Isabella Stirling, the beloved wife of Mr John Couzens, of Blue Spur, aged 26 years.
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