Richard Cozens arrived in Sydney in November 1848 on the ‘Emperor’ with his wife Jane and infant son William. His remaining children were born in Sydney.
Cozens died on 20 October 1887, aged 58, at his daughter’s house in Newtown. The funeral was on Sunday 23 October, leaving his residence ‘Eugenie Cottage’, Cavendish Street, Enmore, for Rookwood Necropolis. He was survived by his wife Mary Jane Cozens.
Local government service
Richard Willmot Cozens was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1865-79, representing Enmore Ward.
“Family Notices”, Sydney Morning Herald, 22 October 1887, p.22. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13677646
“Family Notices”, Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser, 29 October 1887, p.944. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article165221572
William Chubb, Jubilee souvenir of the municipality of Newtown, 1862-1912, Published by authority of the Mayor and Aldermen of the Municipal Council of Newtown, Austral Press and Advertising Ltd., Sydney, 1912. https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/31149859