Robert Cosens

???? - 1841


Son of George Harrison Cosens and his first wife Thomasin. Inherited a one third share of Shrewsbury estate in Portland, Jamaica, on the death of his father in 1817.

  1. Will of Robert Cosens of Kames near Coldstream North Britain [made 1837] proved 23/10/1841. He left his interest in the Carlton Woodhouse and Markham Hall estates and the service of the apprentices attached to them in trust for his children.

  2. There is a memorial erected by Mrs Elizabeth Weir in memory of her husband Robert Cosens who died 04/07/1841 aged 30 in Eccles Kirkyard.

  3. Although his will was generic, Robert Cosens of Kames left property in New South Wales that in 1845 was the subject of probate and advertisements for claimants.


Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919), Vol III, p. 265-266.

  1. PROB 11/1952/129.

  2. [accessed 17/09/2017]

  3. [accessed 17/09/2017]; [accessed 17/09/2017].

Further Information

Elizabeth Weir

Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
- 1837 [LA] → Heir
- 1837 [LA] → Heir
1817 [EA] - → Trust beneficiary

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

Australia: New South Wales 
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Relationships (6)

Son → Father
Brother → Sister
Grandson → Grandfather
Step-son → Step-mother

Addresses (1)

Kames, Coldstream, Berwickshire, Southern Scotland, Scotland