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Charles James COOKE

Selina Cooke
Father: Charles James Cooke
Mother: Mary Ann Winter
Birth Place: Prahran, Victoria
Reg Year: 1865
Reg Place: Victoria
Reg no: 24233

Jane Ann Cooke
Father: Charles James Cooke
Mother: Mary Ann Berry
Birth Place: Prahran, Victoria
Reg Year: 1872
Reg Place: Victoria
Reg no: 4771

Emily Cooke
Father: Charles James Cooke
Mother: Mary Ann Berry
Birth Place: Prahran, Victoria
Reg Year: 1873
Reg Place: Victoria
Reg no: 26216

And a few others :biggrin:

So if he did go it would be shortly after 1873..
Thanks Geoff.

I'd better rephrase what I said. :) It is believed Charles followed a daughter Emily, who went to England. I didn't mean Charles went to England following the birth of daughter Emily.

So Mary Ann married as WINTER, used that as her name for birth reg of Selina and then started using BERRY.
I can't see a marriage in England for James BERRY and Ann WINTER.

One tree has this as the birth - well it actually says Manchester 1846.

Births Sep 1846
Winter Mary Ann W Derby 20 1076

FS for 1851 is useless. The field for birth year is ignored. I get all the Mary Ann in Lancashire not just the 1846 +/-1.
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David Arthur Switson
Death Place: Oaki, Victoria
Age: 83
Father: Char Richard
Mother: Mary Ann Murray
Reg Year: 1972
Reg Place: Victoria
Reg no: 11478
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889

I'm saying nothing :biggrin:
Mary Ann Switson
Death Place: Malloc, Victoria
Age: 69
Father: Berry James
Mother: Ann Winter
Reg: 1917
Reg: Victoria
Reg no: 9798
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848

Thanks Geoff.

So 1846-1848 and probably born before parents married. If the names are correct then I can't find the marriage. Perhaps James and/or Ann is wrong.

Let's assume the 1846 W Derby is correct for now and try for 1851 and 1861.

Then we need to find the arrival in Australia of Charles and Mary Ann before 1865.

Possible for 1861:

Name: Mary A Berry
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1861
Gender: Female
Age: 16
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Birthplace: Liverpool, Lancashire
Schedule Type: Household
Registration District: West Derby
Sub-District: 1 Toxteth Park
Ecclesiastical Parish: St James
Parish: Toxteth Park
Residence County: Lancashire
Vic. BMD on-line index is down so I can't do a basic search for James or Ann BERRY deaths in Victoria.
I'm having trouble finding some of those trees again. :biggrin:

Ok, going out on a limb here:

Marriages Mar Qtr 1841 - Barton &c 20 75

A daughter Mary Ann born 1838 Manchester

Yes, it does not fit with age 69 at death.
And for her marriage reg same year 1865.

Or if that 1846 West Derby is correct changed once she was 21.
I've looked in FS for Emily born Victoria, Australia in 1891 and 1901 and can't find her.
This is not the tree I had previously. It's correct in parts but lists Mary Ann's parents as George BERRY and Susanna HEAD. :rolleyes: