Thank you for taking the time to help me with this.
The different dates are confusing me now. If William senior was born in 1817 why does the 1851 census say that he was born in 1824? If he was born in 1824 he would be 27 and not 24.
Are these just registration mistakes?
Yes this sounds like my great grandfather. Thank you! :) I am surprised that he was born in Prudhoe, Northumberland. I am looking for his parents, but his father in particular. I thought that if I could this William's mother's maiden name it would make it easier to find the right William Cooke...
Hi, I have been looking for my great grandfather William Cooke who was a coal miner and I think was born in Co. Durham. There are a number of men called William Cooke born around this time and in this area and I am getting very confused.
The only certain information I have of him is on his...
I was born in Co. Durham and moved to Manchester in the late 1970's. I have been researching my family history on and off for about ten years, I have hit a brick wall and I'm hoping that someone will be able to help me find out more about my great grandfather. :)