Cousin

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COUSIN, domest. rel. Cousins are kindred who are the issue of two brothers or two sisters, or of a brother and a sister. Those who descend from the brother or sister of the father of the person spoken of are called paternal cousins; maternal cousins are those who are descended from the brothers or sisters of the mother. Vide 2 Bro. C. C. 125; 1 Sim. & Stu. 301; 3 Russ. C. C. 140; 9 Sim. R. 386, 457.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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His second cousin twice removed, Sergeant Nigel Gray Leakey, who went to Bromsgrove School in Worcester Road, Bromsgrove, was a posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross in November 1945 for his gallantry while ghting in Africa during the Second World War.
His second cousin twice removed, Sergeant Nigel Gray Leakey, was a posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross in November 1945 for his gallantry while fighting in Africa during the Second World War.
Sergeant Nigel Leakey, his second cousin twice removed, was a posthumous recipient of the medal in November 1945 for his gallantry while fighting in Africa during World War II.