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Victorian Family Bible

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Helen Report 27 Feb 2013 01:30

I bought a family bible at an auction about 20 years ago with the hope of finding the family it belonged to.

I had no luck, but now with the wonders of the internet I am trying again.

Please do you have any suggestions how I might go about finding the family if a member has built a family tree on this site? The family names are Cocker and Cox and they were married in Deven.

Thank you



jax Report 27 Feb 2013 01:50

Hi Helen

It is not a good idea to post the same request on all the boards, please can you delete the duplicates

Have you found any of the family members in the trees on here? if so have you sent any messages to the tree owners?


jax Report 27 Feb 2013 02:21

Is this them?

Marriages Dec 1882 (>99%)

COCKER Emanuel John Tiverton 5b 820
Cox Elizabeth Ann Tiverton 5b 820


jax Report 27 Feb 2013 02:24

1901 England Census
about Emanuel Cocker
Name: Emanuel Cocker
Age: 43
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Cocker
Gender: Male
Where born: Liverton, Devon, England

Civil parish: Cullompton
Ecclesiastical parish: Cullompton
Town: Cullompton
County/Island: Devon
Country: England

Registration district: Tiverton
Sub-registration district: Cullompton
Emanuel Cocker 43
Elizabeth Cocker 42
Lilian M Cocker 17
Frederick Cocker 16
Dora R Cocker 11
Winifred M Cocker 6


jax Report 27 Feb 2013 02:29

Household transcription
1911 census

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Person: COCKER, Emanuel J
Address: Stn Road Cullompton
COCKER, Emanuel J Head Married M 53 1858 Tailor Devon Tiverton VIEW
COCKER, Elizabeth A Wife Married28 years F 53 1858 Assisting In The Business Devon Tiverton VIEW
COCKER, Lilian Maud Daughter Single F 27 1884 Paper Sorter Devon Tiverton VIEW
COCKER, Frederick J Son Single M 26 1885 Tobaconist Dorset Shaftesbury VIEW
COCKER, Dora Kate Daughter Single F 21 1890 Paper Sorter Devon Barnstaple VIEW
COCKER, Winnifred May Daughter Single F 16 1895 Nothing Devon Cullompton VIEW


Reggie Report 27 Feb 2013 10:22

To find links on here, go to the 'search' button, and select 'search all trees' from the dropdown


greyghost Report 27 Feb 2013 10:33

These 2 entries look to be related to the family. Not seeing anything as obvious marriage wise for Frederick or Winifred, but out of area possibilities

Death - Lilian M Cocker Tiverton, Devon June Qtr 1935 age 51

MarriageFinder: Dora K Cocker married Richard Morgan
Name: COCKER, Dora K
Registration district: Tiverton
County: Devon
Year of registration: 1923
Quarter of registration: Apr-May-Jun
Spouse's last name: Morgan
Volume no: 5B
Page no: 911


Reggie Report 27 Feb 2013 10:35

Deaths Sep 1939 (>99%)
Cocker Emanuel J 81 Tiverton 5b 592


greyghost Report 27 Feb 2013 10:38

Death Sep Qtr 1957 Tiverton 7A 658 - Frederick J Cocker age 72


greyghost Report 27 Feb 2013 10:50

Death Sep Qtr 1974 Exeter 21 0937 Dora Kate Morgan DOB Sep Qtr 1889

Not seeing Morgan children with mmn Cocker


Helen Report 27 Feb 2013 12:03

This looks like them, wow :-)

Thank you for all the research. It is much appreciated especially as I'm new at all of this.


trailertrash Report 1 Mar 2013 12:56

Have sent a PM with siblings for Emanuel John Cocker and other relevant information,. Also enquired as to why he shows up in the posters tree on this site!


patchem Report 2 Mar 2013 08:38

If you are trying to find the relatives, then you attract people by having the details in your tree.
This is what I would do, so that they can find me even if they have not entered their details on here.
As Emanuel J Cocker died in 1939 he is not living, so not against terms and conditions.
He has been added to Helen's tree within the last 14 days, so presumably because of the research done here.


trailertrash Report 2 Mar 2013 10:48

Thanks for that Patchem - I didn't know this would be a way of trying to make contact with another familys' members - makes sense though