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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.

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"I feel that in some ways, the irony and coincidence of this little episode has brought my Great Uncle William back to life for me at this poignant time."
? Ruth Hoare's great great uncle Herbert 'Bertie' Simmons, who was killed in the First World War
The programme reveals more about the life story of Rhodri Morgan's great uncle Morgan Watkin, a farmer's son from the Swansea Valley who left school at 12 to become a miner but ended up a gentleman spy as well as a brilliant academic.
The "no user serviceable components inside" business model my great uncle bemoaned 50 years ago is alive and well these days, especially with consumer electronics whose innards have become increasingly complex, compact, and delicate.
"This will be a very special moment for me," said Richard, whose great uncle is buried in the Connaught Commonwealth Graves Cemetery (pictured) near the impressive Thiepval Memorial.
Sir Humphry Wakefield, who lives at ghostly Chillingham Castle, is eagerly looking forward to the bid to recreate the UK's first take off and landing on water, which was the brainchild of his great uncle Captain Edward Wakefield, in 1911.
A loving Husband of Linda, Brother of Marion and the late Margaret, Brother in law to Joan and the late Job, dear Uncle of John, Keith and Maureen, Glynis and family, Jenifer and family, Chris and family, Great Uncle to Paul, Cheryl and Sean, Great Great Uncle to his dearly beloved triplets James, Jessica and Amelia and a dear Cousin to Keith and Chris in Holland.
The chapter Blood and Whisky is devoted to bootleggers like Great Uncle Jock, who were not running rum but the water of life itself.
My column this week is one such story of a long lost great uncle.
Lynne, of Northfield, said: "We both have great uncles who died in action during the First World War and all the 100-year anniversary commemorations spurred us to do something this year.
Julie-Ann's great uncle William Barsby had been killed in the Great War, but because the battlefields are so vast family members had tried but failed to discover exactly where his final resting place was.