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COOKSLEY family in Wiveliscombe

DaveHam9

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Hello,

I'd like a look up please for the following COOKSLEY family in 1841 and onwards.

William b. abt 1809 d. 1877 Somerset
Ann (nee FARMER) b. abt 1812 d. 1882 Somerset
Thomas b. 1831 d. 1896 Qld.
Mary Ann b. 1834 d. 1890 Qld.
William John F b. 1836 d. 1892 Qld.
Jane b. 1838 d. ?
David F b. 1840 d. 1845 Somerset
Maria b. 1843 d. ?
Alfred b. 1844 d. 1903 Qld.
William David b. 1847 d. 1854-1857 Somerset
Elizabeth b. 1850 d. 1865 Somerset

All born in Wiveliscombe, Somerset.

I have no proof when those who ended up in Queensland left England.

Thanks.

Regards,

Dave
 
Hi Dave

1841 U.K Census
Civil Parish: Wiveliscombe
Hundred: West Kingsbury
County: Somerset
Registration District: Wellington
Sub-registration District: Wiveliscombe
Address: Langley, Wiveliscombe
COOKSLEY, William M 30 1811 Somerset Mason
COOKSLEY, Ann F 25 1816 Somerset
COOKSLEY, Thomas M 10 1831 Somerset
COOKSLEY, Mary F 6 1835 Somerset
COOKSLEY, John M 4 1837 Somerset
COOKSLEY, Jane F 2 1839 Somerset
COOKSLEY, David M 0 (6 months) 1841 Somerset

1851 U.K Census
Civil Parish: Wiveliscombe
Town: Wiveliscombe
County/Island: Somerset
Country: England
Registration district: Wellington
Sub-registration district: Wiveliscombe
COOKSLEY, William Head Married M 40 1811 Mason Journeyman Wiveliscombe Somerset
COOKSLEY, Ann Wife Married F 38 1813 Wiveliscombe Somerset
COOKSLEY, Thomas Son Unmarried M 20 1831 Mason Boy Wiveliscombe Somerset
COOKSLEY, John Son M 14 1837 Mason Boy Wiveliscombe Somerset
COOKSLEY, Jane Daughter F 12 1839 Scholer Wiveliscombe Somerset
COOKSLEY, Maria Daughter F 8 1843 Scholer Wiveliscombe Somerset
COOKSLEY, Alfred Son M 6 1845 Scholer Wiveliscombe Somerset
COOKSLEY, William Son M 3 1848 Scholer Wiveliscombe Somerset
COOKSLEY, Elizabeth Daughter F 1 1850 Wiveliscombe Somerset

New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Name: Thomas Cooksley
Estimated birth year: abt 1832
Age: 26
Voyage Arrival Date: 24 Sep 1858
Vessel Name: Alfred
Parents: Wm & Anne
County: Somerset

New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Name: Thomas Cooksley
Estimated birth year: abt 1837
Age: 21
Voyage Arrival Date: 24 Sep 1858
Vessel Name: Alfred
Parents: Wm & Anne
County: Somerset

Cheers
crankypants
 
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Hello crankypants,

Thank you very much.

So, we have two and can't find when Mary Ann and Alfred arrived.

Those two on the vessel 'Alfred' are the eldest son Thomas and would have to be second son William John.

COOKSLEY Thomas 26 'Alfred' 1858 Moreton Bay Reels 2138, 2477
COOKSLEY John 21 'Alfred' 1858 Moreton Bay Reels 2138, 2477

I wish I could solve the Jane COOKSLEY marriage puzzle. Oh well. There are quite a few entries missing so I guess her spouse's name is one of those entries. No sign of her death in Queensland - well not with mother = Ann Farmer on the registration.

Regards,

Dave
 
Hi Dave

1861 U.K Census
Civil parish: Bath St Michael
Ecclesiastical parish: St Michael
Town: Bath
County/Island: Somerset
Country: England
Registration district: Bath
Sub-registration district: Abbey
Address: 25, New Bond Street, St Michael, Bath
LAMB, Francis L Head Married M 51 1810 Wine Merchant 4 Men & 1 Boy Welney Oxfordshire
LAMB, Eliza Wife Married F 25 1836 Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire
LAMB, Arthur F Son M 14 1847 Scholar Bath Somerset
LAMB, Francis W Son M 8 1853 Scholar Bath Somerset
COOKSLEY, Jane Unmarried F 22 1839 Servant Wiveliscombe Somerset
DIBBLE, Caroline Unmarried F 19 1842 Servant Bicknoller Somerset

cheers
crankypants
 
Hello crankypants,

It seems we might have THREE Jane COOKSLEYs all born in Somerset around the same time.

This one Steve found is also unmarried and working as a servant in 1861:

Jane Cooksley
Age: 13
Est. birth year: abt 1838
Relation: Daughter
Father: John Cooksley
Mother: Mary Cooksley

Where born: Langford Budville, Somerset, England

The one you just found looks like my Jane with that place of birth.

Regards,

Dave
 
Hello crankypants,

I can't see a death for any Jane COOKSLEY in Somerset born abt 1838. I can't see a death that fits anywhere in England.

I also checked to see if there were any marriages soon after 1861 and I didn't find any.

It would seem from that 1861 census and the lack of a marriage soon after 1861 that my Jane didn't marry so when did she die?

I can't see any Jane COOKSLEY born Somerset 1839 +/- 5 years anywhere in England in 1881.

Regards,

Dave
 
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Hello crankypants,

Here is Ann (nee FARMER):

1881
Dwelling North Street
Census Place Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 2359 / 8 Page Number 10
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
Ann COOKSLEY Head W Female 69 Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England Formerly Cloth & Clothes Cleaner


Regards,

Dave
 
Hello crankypants,

Please see if you can find the family in 1861 and 1871. Thanks. I'm now looking for a marriage and death for Maria. I can't see a marriage that fits. I can't see a death either.

I can't see a marriage or a death in Queensland for Maria.

Regards,

Dave
 
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Hi Dave

1861 U.K Census
Civil parish: Wiveliscombe
Ecclesiastical parish: Dunster
Town: Wiveliscombe
County/Island: Somerset
Country: England
Registration district: Wellington
Sub-registration district: Wiveliscombe
Address: Golden Hill, Wiveliscombe
COOKSLEY, William Head Married M 52 1809 Mason Wiveliscombe Somerset
COOKSLEY, Ann Wife Married F 49 1812 Masons Wife Wiveliscombe Somerset
COOKSLEY, Alfred Son M 16 1845 Masons Boy Wiveliscombe Somerset
COOKSLEY, Elizabeth Daughter F 11 1850 Scholar Wiveliscombe Somerset

1871 U.K Census
Civil parish: Wiveliscombe
Ecclesiastical parish: Wells
Town: Wiveliscombe
County/Island: Somerset
Country: England
Registration district: Wellington
Sub-registration district: Wiveliscombe
Address: North Street, Wiveliscombe
COOKSLEY, William Head M 62 1809 Wiveliscombe Somerset Master Mason
COOKSLEY, Ann Wife F 59 1812 Wiveliscombe Somerset
FARMER, Clare Niece F 11 1860 Wiveliscombe Somerset

cheers
crankypants
 
Hello crankypants,

Thank you very much. I'll jump to Alfred now and come back to Maria since I've found stuff on Alfred.

Alfred COOKSLEY b. 1844 Somerset d. 1903 Qld.

Marriages Mar 1869
COOKSLEY Alfred Wellington Som 5c 493
Staddon Mary Ann Wellington Som 5c 493

Mary Ann STADDON b. 1845 Tiverton d. 1883 Somerset

Arrived in Australia?

I can't see a 2nd marriage for Mary and I can't see her death.

So this could be her death:

Deaths Mar 1883
COOKSLEY Mary Ann 38 Wellington Som 5c 245

So Alfred arrived after that.


Please see if you can find Alfred & Mary Ann in 1871. Thanks.

I'll look for 1881 now.

Regards,

Dave
 
Hello crankypants,

1881
Dwelling Hartswell
Census Place Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England
Family History Library Film 1341567
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 2359 / 40 Page Number 10
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
Alfred COOKSLEY Head M Male 36 Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England Stone Mason
Mary COOKSLEY Wife M Female 36 Bampton, Devon, England
Frank COOKSLEY Son Male 6 Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England Scholar

Death 1892/C0562 Frank Cooksley Alfred Cooksley Mary Ann Stadion

Regards,

Dave
 
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Hi Dave

1871 U.K Census
Civil parish: Wiveliscombe
Ecclesiastical parish: Wells
Town: Wiveliscombe
County/Island: Somerset
Country: England
Registration district: Wellington
Sub-registration district: Wiveliscombe
COOKSLEY, Alfred Head M 26 1845 Wiveliscombe, Somerset Stone Mason
COOKSLEY, Mary Ann Wife F 26 1845 Brampton, Devon Stone Masons Wife
COOKSLEY, William Son M 3mths 1871 Wiveliscombe Somerset
HUMPHRIES, James Boarder M 23 1848 Wiltshire

cheers
crankypants
 
Hello crankypants,

Thank you very much. Please see if you can find Alfred and son Frank in 1891. That will narrow it down. :) Thanks.

Regards,

Dave
 
Hi Dave

Can't find William & Frank in 1891 census.

Did find Frank's death in 1892.

Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
Name: Frank Cooksley
Death Date: 12 Mar 1892
Death Place: Queensland
Father's Name: Alfred Cooksley
Mother's Name: Mary Ann Stadion
Registration Year: 1892
Registration Place: Queensland
Registration Number: 000562
Page Number: 5164

cheers
crankypants
 
Hello crankypants,

Thank you very much. So they arrived between 1883 and 1892.

Alfred's sister Mary Ann died 28 Feb 1890 so if they arrived together then that narrows it even more.

Regards,

Dave
 
Hello crankypants,

Thanks. Yes, I think so. But we still don't have the Shipping board.

Back to Maria.

COOKSLEY Maria 26 Feb 1843 William Ann 1009 mason

Births Mar 1843
COOKSLEY Maria Wellington 10 507

Possible Victoria Assisted:

COOKSLEY MARIA J 17 JUL 1862 BOANERGES 13A 159

Regards,

Dave
 
Hello crankypants,

Looking at other marriages for a Jane COOKSLEY after 1861 there are two. The one to John GOULD is in 1881 census with place of birth Wheathall, Somerset. The one married to John KIBBEY is in 1881 census with place of birth Blagden (= Blagdon), Somerset. Neither fit my Jane.

I can't see Jane in 1881 anywhere in England so please see if you can find her in 1871. Thanks.

Regards,

Dave
 
Hi Dave

This is the only one I can find as a close match.

1871 U.K Census
Name: Jane Cooksley
Age: 32
Estimated birth year: abt 1839
Relation: Lodger
Gender: Female
Where born: Honelcombe, Somerset, England
Civil parish: St Marylebone
Ecclesiastical parish: St Mary
County/Island: London
Country: England
Registration district: Marylebone
Sub-registration district: St Mary
ED, institution, or vessel: 13
Household schedule number: 10
Household Members: Name Age
Elizabeth Cook 59
Sarah Cook 40
Jane Cooksley 32 DRESSMAKER
Emma Jackins 40
Elizabeth Marris 29

cheers
crankypants
 

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