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John Colston COOK help

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sebastian

sebastian Report 7 Oct 2012 11:05

Hi,

I am trying to find info on John Colston Cook, especially his parents. John was born abt 1889 in Bristol and married Mabel Barrett. I think his parents were George Cook and Elizabeth Jane Stephens but I can't verify it without buying a cert. Any help would be appreciated.

Regards,
Seb

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 7 Oct 2012 11:09

What info do you already have such as census ?

sebastian

sebastian Report 7 Oct 2012 11:10

I have done a search on ancestry and the best (top) matches are

1891 - St phillip and St Jacobs - 14 Little Ann Street

1901 - St phillip and St Jacobs - 8 buck street

Marriage - 1912 - to Mabel Barrett I know this is correct

Andrew

Andrew Report 7 Oct 2012 11:13

At least he has a middle initial

Surname First name(s) Spouse District Vol Page

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Marriages Dec 1912 (>99%)
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Barrett Mabel Cook Bristol 6a 336
Cook John C Barrett Bristol 6a 336


Andy

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 7 Oct 2012 11:17

Only finding this one with that middle name

Name: John Colston Cook
Birth Date: 11 Nov 1913
Date of Registration: May 1999
Age at Death: 85
Registration district: Bristol
Inferred County: Gloucestershire
Register Number: I14C
District and Subdistrict: 3011I
Entry number: 168

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 7 Oct 2012 11:19

Are you guessing his year of birth ??

Name: John C Cook
Birth Date: abt 1889
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1951
Age at Death: 62
Registration district: Bristol
Inferred County: Gloucestershire
Volume: 7b
Page: 211

Andrew

Andrew Report 7 Oct 2012 11:21

Possibly a brother?

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
about Edward Colston Cook
Name: Edward Colston Cook
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1886
Registration district: Barton Regis
Inferred County: Gloucestershire
Volume: 6a
Page: 73 (click to see others on page)

Andy

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 7 Oct 2012 11:22

Good spot Andy

sebastian

sebastian Report 7 Oct 2012 11:22

Yes, according to the census. ?The first record you displayed was his son (also named John Colston Cook). The 2nd record and the census date his birth at around 1889/1890

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 7 Oct 2012 11:25

1891 just having a look around

Name: Edward C Cook
Age: 4
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
Relation: Son
Father's Name: William Jas Cook
Mother's Name: Martha Cook
Gender: Male
Where born: Bristol

Civil parish: St James and St Paul
Ecclesiastical parish: St Andrews
Town: Bristol
County/Island: Gloucestershire
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status: View image

Registration district: Barton Regis
Sub-registration district: Ashley
ED, institution, or vessel: 15
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 1972
Folio: 10
Page Number: 14
Household Members: Name Age
William Jas Cook 49
Martha Cook 46
William S W Cook 21
Emma B Cook 19
Mildred G Cook 17
George R Cook 16
Elsie Cook 14
Arthur E Cook 12
Harold H Cook 10
Ralph S Cook 8
Grace E Cook 5
Edward C Cook 4
Llewellyn Cook 3





1911 not convinced right family
Name: William James Cook
Age in 1911: 69
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1842
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Gloucestershire
Civil parish: Bristol
County/Island: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Street Address: 7 Belvoir Rd, Montpelier, St Andrews, Bristol, Glos
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Unemployed Traveller
Registration district: Bristol
Registration District Number: 319
Sub-registration district: Ashley
ED, institution, or vessel: 10
Household schedule number: 270
Piece: 15068
Household Members: Name Age
William James Cook 69
William James Cook 66
Emma Bucknall Cook 39
Arthur Edgar Cook 31
Harold Howard Cook 29
Grace Ethel Cook 25
Llewellyn Cook 23

sebastian

sebastian Report 7 Oct 2012 11:27

I would be surprised if they gave their sons the smae middle name? I guess it may have been possible, but I notice he does not appear on your 1891 info Glitterbaby. I was wondering if Colston had any significance (a grandparents surname possibly?)

Andrew

Andrew Report 7 Oct 2012 11:30

I think you are going to have to get the marriage cert.

Andy

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 7 Oct 2012 11:30

You really need the marriage cert to confirm his age and occupation and that of his father then it might be possible to find the right one in 1911 and earlier census

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 7 Oct 2012 11:32

Where someone married is not really any indication of where they were born

Do you know when he died ?

sebastian

sebastian Report 7 Oct 2012 11:33

I do have some other info (looking through my notes). He had at least 2 sisters, one named Rose and one named Eva/Ava

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 7 Oct 2012 11:38

How do you know that he had sisters? What actual evidence do you have or this based on what census info you think you have found ?

sebastian

sebastian Report 7 Oct 2012 11:40

Sorry I should have said. John Colston was the father of my partner's grandfather. He remembers to aunties named Rose and possibly Ava. I found on one census the parents George and Elizabeth Jane and they had John, Rose and Emma amongst others. Unfortunately he does not remember his grandfather

sebastian

sebastian Report 7 Oct 2012 12:18

Does anyone know the cheapest and quickest palce to get a copy cert?

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 7 Oct 2012 12:32

No cheap way

You need to register first

https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/register.asp?UserType=Individual

HeyJudeB4Beatles

HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 7 Oct 2012 12:40

Sebastian - you ought to have kept this on your thread about George Cook and Elizabeth Jane Stephens

Jude