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19-10-14, 03:43
Daniel & Sally Cook had 11 children born between 1840 & 1855 born in Sheet, Hants except one, born in Petersfield (John Cook, 29 Jun 1843)

John appears in the 1851 with his parents aged 7 - he is not on 1861 census with his parents.

He married an Elizabeth Ann (surname ???) and has a son Frank b approx 1871

I can't find who he married though I believe they came to Australia around 1881

Can you help me find the marriage of John and Elizabeth Ann?? please?

19-10-14, 07:38
Jood, have you seen the 1871 census where the family is in Swanage, wife Elizabeth b Langton, Dorset and first child Elizabeth b abt 1865 in the same place. I have looked but can't find marriage, thought it might be in Dorset.


19-10-14, 08:10
Hi Tora, we actually had that wife Elizabeth Ann Hatchard, and the children in Dorset, but when John Cook came to Australia, his son Frank died in Perth. The only problem is, the family tributes said his father came from Manchester (not Hampshire) - so I am just looking for another Elizabeth Ann with a son Frank.

Frank was my grandmothers cousin, and she attended the funeral with a great aunt. Just want to find out if John Cook really came from Manchester (tho I feel he is the one who came from Hampshire). Hence looking for another wife. Perhaps an 1871 census in Manchester might help?

19-10-14, 11:19
I have just heard from a very distant relative - the following

In Frank’s obituary it says “at three years of age he went to Manchester with his family” so that would be 1874

also 1861 Census
John living in Droxford aged 20 so if someone could confirm this census (send copy preferably, as I have no idea who he was living with, I don't even know where Droxford is.

20-10-14, 07:12
Jood, 1861 Droxford, Don't think this one is yours, his mother is Maria b 1808 Wickham, Hampshire, John is a ag lab with wife Emily age 20.

20-10-14, 08:11
Tora, I agree, I dont think it can be the right one.

If only I could find the obituary for Frank Cook who died 9 Jan 1912 - His death notice says

CooK -on January 1 at 1299 Hay-street West. Frank., the dearly-beloved husband of Susannah Lukie Cook, son of Jate John Cook, late of Belaclava, South -Australia. formerly of Manchester. England; aged 41 years

To all accounts, my Frank Cook and John Cook were born in Dorset and Petersfield in Hampshire resp, but his death (and apparently an obituary which I can't find) state he was from Manchester.

I'm thinking they left Hampshire, and were in Manchester for a time before migrating to Australia - but I can't find any proof. They were in Dorset in 1871 Census.

20-10-14, 08:35
Jood, I've had a look at Trove but can't find anything more than you have. Sorry.


20-10-14, 10:43
Thanks Tora, for helping anyway. As far as I am aware, I am pretty sure I got the right Frank & John Cook (especially as my grandmother and grand Aunt attended the funeral as cousins). The two Cooks must have stayed in Manchester for a time, why = we will never know.

But a great big thanks :)

26-10-14, 02:13
I am now after another member of the family - all I have is the following

Martha Cook b 24 June 1849, Sheet Hants. She appears on the 1851 census, daughter of Daniel Cook and Sally Phelps. In 1861 she is aged 11.

She married George Arnell Prior 30 July 1876 in Kingston Church, Portsea Island Hampshire. He is a stoker of her Majesty ship WYE and died 1880.

I don't have her date of death.

One of their children (as yet u/k) moved to WA at some stage - his initial is C (Prior). Can anyone find the children of George Arnell Cook and Martha Prior (Cook) from around 1876 in Hants

27-10-14, 05:04
Hi Jood,

Martha is on the 1881 census with 1 child. 1891 widow with 2 children, but not the child on the 1881. 1901 with 2 children, with the one on the 1881 census and 1 of the ones on the 1891.


27-10-14, 05:18
Thanks Tora, would it be too much trouble to copy the entries so that I can see the names and ages of the children?

27-10-14, 06:04
Jood, have PM you.


27-10-14, 06:58
Thanks Tora :)