Winifred Cossum (1735-1834)

From Historical Hastings

Winnie Cossum
Born23 May 1735
Died18 December 1834

Winnie Cossum was a fairly well known benefactor to the town who lived near the top end of the High Street; the path at the rear garden of her property leading to Croft Road (Love Lane) being known for a period following her death in 1834 as "Winnie Cossum's Walk"[1]. Winnie was a spinster and left her estate to her niece Sarah Milward and nephew George Soper[2]. Winifred is buried in St. Andrew's Churchyard, Fairlight[3].

References & Notes

  1. Brett Manuscript Histories Vol. 2 Chap. 13 Pg. 122
  2. England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, PROB 11: Will Registers 1832-1834 Piece 1839: Teignmouth, Quire Numbers 641-680 (1834).
  3. UK and Ireland Find a grave