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Josephus Cousins, second husband of Eliza Ann Brookman

Josephus Cousins c1834 - 1916 #12318 aged 82 son of Mary and John Cousins, died at St Arnaud, came c1855 from Derbyshire with Elizabeth Sharratt 1834 - 1880 #6335 aged 46 daughter of Ann Ellis and Thomas Sharratt and lived at Dunolly
Josephus Cousins from Derbyshire wed 1882 #3138 to Eliza Ann Droscher born in London
10 children 1. Jemimah Cousins 1856 #13828 - 1938 #12950 aged 81, wed 1876 #3840 to James Elliott
2. Annie Maria Cousins 1858 #18430 - 1936 #17841 aged 77, wed 1880 #4908 to John Cole
3. Julia Sophia Cousins 1861 #9086 - 1929 #5934 aged 67, wed 1879 #4440 to William Pollard
4. Maud Catherine Cousins 1863 #20163 - 1932 #9759 aged 68, wed Martin
5. Jane Madeline Cousins 1865 #15025 - 1867 #1511 lived 1 year
6. Alfred Ernest Albert Cousins 1867 #21493 - 1943 #20304 aged 78
7. George Cephas Cousins 1870 #15364 - 1931 #16516 aged 61 wed 1904 #6313 to Lillian Lyndon
8. Phillis Barbara Cousins 1872 #15733 wed 1894 #4765 to Alfred George Trass
9. Elizabeth Sarah Cousins 1875 #8523 wed 1907 #5814 to Jas Hamilton Hicks
10. Madeline Mable Cousins 1877 #8355 - 1943 #20286 aged 66, wed James

Adolph Droscher

Adolph Henrich Nicclaus Droscher 1833 wed 6 Sep 1859 #3309, to Eliza Ann Brookman 28 Dec 1835 - 1904 #1192 aged 68. The birth places of their children show that the family moved regularly. Adolphus was at Balranald building the bridge there when he was killed on his 45th birthday, 22 May 1880 and buried at Balranald grave not identified.
Eliza Ann Brookman Birth: 28 Dec 1835 Christening: 20 Jan 1836, daughter of Eliza and Jabes Brookman 1804 - 1 Dec 1879 aged 73 of Pancras, Middlesex. One source gives the mother Eliza's name as Eliza Henson and Eliza's wedding certificate has Eliza Hanson Moyes
Eliza Ann Droscher born in London wed 1882 #3138 to Josephus Cousins from Derbyshire, widowed father of 10 whose wife Elizabeth Sharratt from Derbyshire died 1880 aged 46 at Dunolly
Eliza Ann Cousins 1836 - 1904 #1192 aged 68, daughter of Eliza Ann Jacobs and Jabez Brookman (names on her death certificate, obviously wrong mother's name)
And another Eliza Brookman also born about 1836 -
Eliza Brookman died Jan-Mar 1917 aged 81 in Chippenham UK, Vol 5a page 114, so born about 1836
11 children 1. Alfred Droscher Brookman 1858 #2067x1870
2. Louisa Milia (Amelia) Droscher 1859 #15185, at Avoca
3. Adolphi Henry Droscher 1860 #15669 - 1942 #23564 aged 81
4. William August Droscher 1862 #20415, at Inke, died 1932 #11953
5. Henrietta Droscher 1864 #4653, at Seba
6. Alfred Davis Clo..? Droscher 1865 #21747, at Dunolly
7. Christina Bertha Droscher 1867 #14489, at Dunolly
8. Arthur Edwin Droscher 1871 #5019 - 1935 #14594, born at Sago
9. Eliza Ann Droscher 1873 #27613, at Timor
10. Alexander James Droscher 1878 #12247, at Timor, died in infancy
11. Susan Droscher 1879 #22760, at Echuca, lived 1 day
1. Louisa Milia (Amelia) Droscher 1859 #15185 - 1933 #5832 aged 74, at Avoca, wed 1880 #3224 to Andrew Miller from Sweden, and lived at Echuca and later moved to Timor, Carisbrook then Maryborough
12 children 1. Andrew Adolph Miller 1881 #2279
2. Louisa Augusta Miller 1882 #15676
3. Bertha Amelia Miller 1884 #9050 - 1962 #5317 aged 77 wed Murray
4. Chas Edw Miller 1887 - 1951 #19141 aged 64
5. Eliza Christina Miller 1890 - 1964 #3675 aged 74 wed O'Halloran
6. Ethel May Miller 1891 #14612
7. Frederick Oscar Miller 1893 #17461 - 1956 #2186 aged 63
8. Jas Thos Miller 1895 #1615
9. Geo Edwin Miller 1897 #1550
10. Norman Alex Miller 1899 #12024
11. Myrtle Irene Matte Miller 1900 #20435
12. Percy Robt Miller 1902 #19923
2. Adolphi Henry Droscher 1860 #15669 - 1942 #23564 aged 81 born at Amphitheatre, wed 1884 #2776, to Louisa Marshall 1866 #2364 - 1950 #21317 aged 84, daughter of Mary Ann Jenks Lypyeat (Lipyat) and Wm Marshall, born at Geelong, and settled at Dunolly, died at Mildura.
Louisa had a brother Henry James Marshall 1861 #14362
9 children 1. Henry Adolphus Droscher 1885 #9597 - 1949 #699 aged 63, at Echuca
2. William Arthur Droscher 1887, at Gunbower
3. Ruby May Droscher 1890 #5762, at S Melb
4. Daisy Droscher 1892 #31992
5. Ethel Droscher 1894 #20076
6. Blanche Droscher 1897, lived 1 day
7. Harold Edwin Droscher 1898 #18264 - 1912 #15552 aged 14
8. Leslie James Droscher 1901 #2759 did not marry
9. Albert Lipfeat Droscher 1906 #2619 mar Jessie May Cumper
10. Zelma Gladys Droscher 1909 #26790
1. Henry Adolphus Droscher 1885 #9597 - 1949 #699 aged 63, wed 1908 #7810 to Mary Catherine Silva 1888 - 1967 #25004 aged 79, daughter of Catherine Brogan and Joseph Silva
6 children 1. Daisy Veronica Droscher 1909, at Mildura, wed Vines
2. Frances Coronation Droscher 1911 #15150 wed Ousten
3. Albert Henry Droscher 1913 #34345 - 1942 #482 aged 28, wed Dorothy May
4. Sylvia Louisa Flor Droscher 1916 #23845 - 1956 #12750 aged 40, wed Christie
5. Eric Leslie Droscher 1919 #6238 - 1962 #22633 aged 43
6. Norm Lindsay Droscher 1927
3. Ruby May Droscher 1890 #5762 - 1957 #22490 aged 67, at S Melb wed c1907 to Charles Davis and lived at Dunolly then Mildura

From on Wednesday, 18 June, 2014
I am the great granddaughter of Ruby May Droscher and Charles Davis. My father (Son of Stanley Bert Davis) has provided me with some further children's names of Ruby as there were actually 11 children in total.
I would like to add the 4 youngest - Douglas, Raymond, Colin and Joan.
Kind regards Lisa Davis


11 children 1. Ruby Myrtle Davis 1908 #2825 lived 1 month
2. Ethel Alice May Davis 1909 #2712
3. Thelma Madge (Marjorie) Davis 1911 #27887 - 1923 #7117 aged 11
4. Stanley Bert Davis 1913 #24276
5. Theodore Chas Davis 1915 #14898
6. Norman Leslie Davis 1916 #31811 - 1963 #14482 aged 46
7. Ronald George Davis 1918 #29558
8. Douglas Davis
9. Raymond Neil Davis 1924
10. Colin Davis (Still living - DOB unknown)
11. Joan Davis (Passed away in Brisbane)
4. Daisy Droscher 1892 #31992 wed 1914 #175 to Ernest Hurtle Davoren 1893 - 1951 #21572 aged 58, and lived at Mildura, 5 children
5. Ethel Droscher 1894 #20076 - 1979 #16539 aged 85, wed 1914 to William Albert Treffene, 6 children, one infant death
3. William August Droscher 1862 #20415, at Inke, died 1932 #11953 at Merbein aged 70, wed 1895 #7126 to Rebecca Thurgood 1871 - 1931 #15604 aged 60, and lived at Dunolly, Rutherglen then Tarnagulla
8 children 1. Wm Geo Droscher 1896 #27367
2. Arth Lawrence Droscher 1898 #10552 - 1927 #15656 aged 29
3. Bertha Ann Droscher 1900 #9925
4. Alf Hy Droscher 1902 #13524
5. Fred August Droscher 1904 #9815
6. Alice Lilian Droscher 1906 #18072
7. Edwd Jos Droscher 1909 #2713 - 1970 #13690 aged 61
8. Norman Alex Droscher 1913 #17154 lived 1 day
5. Fred August Droscher 1904 #9815 wed Beatrice May Hooper 1905 - 1977 #9787 aged 72, daughter of Clara Jane Christopher and Francis Hooper
5 children 1. Ronald Edwd Droscher 1934 #18700 lived 1 year
Others not listed to preserve their privacy
4. Henrietta Droscher 1864 #4653 - 1941 #296 aged 77, born at Seba, in 1888 gave birth to Florence Droscher, at Carlton, wed c1893 Thomas Wilson and lived at Kew
2 children 1. Florence Droscher 1888 #18397
2. Ethel Wilson 1895 #21965 - 1965 #21332 aged 70
6. Christina Bertha Droscher 1867 #14489 - 1956 #17105 aged 88, at Dunolly, known as Bertha, wed c1892 to James Watts and lived at Dunolly, 10 children, first Frank Ernest Droscher 1885 at Dunolly, baby lived 5 months
7. Arthur Edwin Droscher 1871 #5019, at Sago, died 1935 at Mildura aged 64, wed 1893 #3843 to Sarah Ann Buck 1872 #16844 - 1926 #2994 aged 54, died at Red Cliffs
7 children 1. Sarah Ann Droscher 1894 #11315 lived 1 day
2. Olive Ctina Droscher 1895 #11591
3. Eva Droscher 1896 #19353 lived 1 year
4. Ada Victoria Droscher 1897 #15106
5. Elsie May Droscher 1899 #18083 lived 1 month
6. Ivy May Droscher 1902 #15452 - 1971 #20060 aged 67, wed Stevens
7. Arth Max Droscher 1904 #23001 - 1960 #31040 aged 55 wed Dorothy Merrian Ransom
4. Ada Victoria Droscher 1897 #15106 - 1969 #21575 aged 72, wed c1917 to Albert Henry Bennett and lived at Mildura. Second husband Fraser
2 children 1. Mavis Irene Bennett 1918 #29548
2. Sylvia May Bennett 1920 #33537
8. Eliza Ann Droscher 1873 #27613, at Timor wed 1902 #1340 to Geo Lewis Moore 1866 #15710, only known child of Emma Pair and George Moore, born at Majorca, Victoria, no known children

Samuel Brookman, father of Eliza Ann Brookman

See below for a letter from Catherine, giving true details for the Brookman ancestors
Jabez Brookman Birth: 26 Aug 1806 Christening: 02 Mar 1848 at Saint Andrew, Saint Marylebone, London, England son of Philadelphia Ann and Samuell Brookman - can not find marriage in IGI.
Jabez Brookman and Eliza Moyse wed on 6th November 1830
Jabez Brookman (called Jabez John Brookman when Amelia was christened) wed c1831 to Eliza - on George's christening called Eliza Henson, and all the children were christened at All Souls, Saint Marylebone, London, England
6 children 1. George Frederick Brookman Birth: 20 Jun 1832 Christening: 09 Jul 1832 (mother Eliza Henson), died 24th March 1833
2. James Moyse Brookman with the father listed incorrectly as "James" born Jan 20 1834, bapt 16 Feb 1834
3. Eliza Ann Brookman Birth: 28 Dec 1835 Christening: 20 Jan 1836
4. William Brookman Birth: 01 Jul 1838 Christening: 25 Dec 1838
5. Henry Brookman Birth: 18 Sep 1840 Christening: 16 May 1841 died 2nd May 1859
6. Amelia Susan Brookman Birth: 02 Nov 1842 Christening: 14 May 1843 (father Jabez John Brookman) died Sept 29th 1935
7. Eleanor Caroline Brookman 1844/45 - the father is incorrectly listed as "James", died May 1st 1846
8. Charles Brookman Birth: 14 Sep 1849 Christening: 23 Dec 1849 died an infant on 20th Sept 1850

Samuel Brookman aged 24, came on the Arthur The Great, of 1389 tons, sailed from Southampton 9 March 1856 and arrived at Geelong 5 June 1856 with 466 Assisted British Immigrants including his wife Eliza Brookman aged 22 and maybe cousin Eliza Brookman aged 20. Samuel appears to have joined his sister-in-law, but we could not read her name
Eliza Ann Brookman, Church of England able to read and write, was employed on 9 June as a cook, by Mrs Candy of Geelong - Fische 090, Assisted Immigrants has the full passenger list including dispersal plans for 'Alfred the Great' passengers.
Eliza Ann Brookman wed 1859 to Adolph Henrich Nicclaus Droscher

Samuel Brookman wed 05 Aug 1853 at Bradford On Avon, Wiltshire, England to Eliza Long, came to Victoria 1856 and lived at Mortlake.
2 children 1. Halbert/Albert John Brookman 1861 #21324 - 1936 #16207 aged 75, died at Terang
2. Arthur Henry Brookman 1871 25123 - 1876 #2726 lived 4 years
1. Albert John Brookman 21 Oct 1861 wed 1886 #3122 to Alice Mary Doyle 1869 #9130 born at Hexham, and lived at Mortlake
2 children 1. Elsie May Brookman 1887 #13358 - 1955 #655 aged 65 died in Melb
2. William Harvey Brookman 1888 #31717
The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. :) Wednesday 3 September 1930 in evidence in a murder case, "William Harvey Brookman, chemist, stated that he had dispensed the medicine from the prescription produced.". Saturday 6 December 1930 "Archibald Bellette was yesterday found guilty and remanded for sentence on a charge of attempting to murder his wife by placing strychnine in a chemist's prescription.

From on Thursday, 12 April, 2012
I saw this on the internet when I did a search for 36 Swinton Street in London.
The other reference to "Henson" that I have is on her death certificate which lists her as "Eliza Henson Brookman", died age 67 on 3rd April 1871 at 36 Swinton Street in London (also Grays Inn Lane, Pancras, Middlesex). She is listed as "wife of Jabez Brookman" on the death certificate as well.
1871 England Census
Name Parent or spouse names Birth Year Birthplace Relation Residence
Jubez Brookman name abt 1806 city, Middlesex , England relation St Pancras , London
Eliza Brookman name abt 1804 city, Suffolk , England relation city, London

From Death Cert - UK
Name: Eliza Brookman Age: 67 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1804 Where born: Bury, Suffolk , England

From "Catherine & Alexander Liddle" (email bounced 29 Oct 2007) on Tue, 22 Feb 2005
Subject: Eliza Ann Brookman information
Dear Ms Janson,
My father-in-law is the grandson of Amelia Susan Brookman, one of Eliza Ann Brookman's younger sisters (as you discovered on the IGI). I have a bit of information about the Moyse side of this family, but very little about the Brookmans.
I have the Jabez Brookman birth/bapt information that you also found on the IGI, as well as his death certificate showing his age of 73 years, when he died on 30 Nov 1879 at 37 Regent Street (Grays Inn Lane, Pancras, Middlesex) in London.
I also have a (very poor) photocopy of the parish register of St Mary's Church, Bryanston Square, in the Parish of St Marylebone (Middx) from 1830, showing the marriage between Jabez Brookman and Eliza Moyse on 6th November. Their marriage is also listed in Pallot's Index, for 1830. From census data, it appears that Jabez Brookman was born in Bromley, just outside of London, but I have no further proof of that.

Anyway, regarding the Moyse side of things: I found, also through checking census data, that Jabez's wife Eliza was born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk County.
When I was in England last summer, I went to the Suffolk Records Office, and found her baptismal record, showing her name as "Henston Eliza Moyse", and that she was born 25 Oct 1804 (bapt 13 Nov 1804, St James parish). Her parents were James Moyse and Tabitha Petch. She had a number of siblings, including a "William Hinson Moyse". Unfortunately, I cannot find any further information regarding this "Henston/Hinson/Henson/Hanson" name -- e.g. if it was some sort of family/maiden name -- and none of the other siblings (but William) has it.
The earliest information I could find in Bury St Edmunds was the marriage on 5 March 1795 of James Moyse and Tabitha Petch. I have no idea who their parents were, unfortunately.
The other reference to "Henson" that I have is on her death certificate which lists her as "Eliza Henson Brookman", died age 67 on 3rd April 1871 at 36 Swinton Street in London (also Grays Inn Lane, Pancras, Middlesex). She is listed as "wife of Jabez Brookman" on the death certificate as well.

Of the Jabez and Eliza Brookman children, I also have death dates if you are interested:
* for George Frederick Brookman -- he died an infant: 24th March 1833
* Henry Brookman died 2nd May 1859
* Amelia Susan Brookman died Sept 29th 1935 in Chippenham, Wiltshire County -- she died Amelia Susan Keenan, having been widowed by her first husband James Clyde Liddle in 1884
* Eleanor Caroline Brookman (b. 1844/45 -- she's also in the IGI, but not listed on your web-site, presumably because the father is incorrectly listed as "James") died a child: May 1st 1846
* Charles Brookman also died an infant on 20th Sept 1850

All of these dates come from a family bible in my father-in-law's possession. There was also another son: James Moyse Brookman (he's also on the IGI, with the father listed incorrectly as "James") who was born Jan 20 1834, bapt 16 Feb 1834 at All Souls as well. He's key, since his middle name is his mother's maiden name. He lived into adulthood and had (at least) three children, who are all listed in the same family bible, and who I've also seen on census data. According to the FreeBMD index, it appears that he died in the first quarter of 1900, age 65, in Hackney, London. Just thought I'd pass the death-date info along, in case you wanted to put that on your web-site.

Regarding Eliza Ann Brookman's mother: I can't help but wonder if the discrepancy regarding her name (i.e. was she Eliza Moyse or Eliza Ann Jacobs) is due to the informant's mistake on Eliza Ann (Brookman) (Droscher) Cousins' death certificate (reg #1192). The Brookman/Droscher marriage record (reg #3309) you referenced on your site clearly states that her mother was Eliza Hanson(sic) Moyes(sic). Also listed on that record is Adolph Droscher's mother, named Elizabeth Jacobson. One can't help but wonder if the informant, perhaps her child or grandchild, mixed up his/her grandmothers' names!

Anyway, hope some of this information will be useful to other readers of your web-site.
Yours,
Catherine Liddle

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