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Leslie Edwin Cock(s) on 1921 Census.

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Carolyn Report 12 Apr 2022 10:10

Can't find my Father anywhere on the 1921 Census, birth year 1909 so only 12yrs old. His widowed mother, older brother and younger sister were each found at different addresses. Could he be in an orphanage for boys because his father died in 1914? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as this was to be the last Census he would appear on before emigrating to Australia 1927.

Have just realised I hadn't indicated in the post it was the 1921 Census I was researching.


ErikaH Report 12 Apr 2022 10:20

Have you searched using only forename initial and surname?

Or variants of surname?

Where was he born?


ErikaH Report 12 Apr 2022 10:22

Birth registered as COCK. AMJ 1909 in Brentford district

1911 says birth was in Hanwell


KathleenBell Report 12 Apr 2022 11:00

On the passenger list when he left for Australia his last address in England was:-

101 Warwick Road, Earl's Court, LondonS.W.

He was a pawnbrokers assistant.

Kath. x


ErikaH Report 12 Apr 2022 11:36

He wasn't at that address in 1921

Father's death registered as COCK

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 12 Apr 2022 19:32

Name: Alfred Hornsby Cook
Age in 1911: 29
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Civil Parish: Hanwell
Search Photos: Search for 'Hanwell' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection
Country: England
Street Address: 81 Elthorne Avenue, Hanwell, London W
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Pawnbrokers Assistant
Registration District Number: 128
Sub-registration District: Hanwell
ED, institution, or vessel: 01
Piece: 6854
Household Members:
Name Age
Alfred Hornsby Cook 29
Edith Emily Cook 28
Alfred Christopher Cook 5
Leslie Edwin Cook 2

It’s Cock on the actual census ! will do a correction

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 12 Apr 2022 19:33

It’s Cock on the entry

Alfred Hornsby Cook
in the Westminster, London, England, Cemetery Registers, 1855-1990
Name: Alfred Hornsby Cook
Death Age: 32
Birth Date: abt 1882
Death Date: abt 1914
Burial Date: 24 Dec 1914
Burial Place: London, England
Burial Cemetery: Hanwell Cemetery


ErikaH Report 14 Apr 2022 10:58

He may simply have been missed


Carolyn Report 16 Apr 2022 07:42

Thank you ErikaH, Kathleen Bell, Shirley for your suggestions. I will continue my research of other family members but just for the moment I'm taking a break from looking for our Dad - perhaps he was AWOL on Census night and therefore not recorded at all.
Thanks again,


ArgyllGran Report 16 Apr 2022 09:15

Bear in mind that there are lots of mistakes in the 1921 transcriptions.

It's possible that his name may not have been transcribed, even if he's on the original documents.