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There is more than on Jane Cooksley born Somerset with father = William

Marriages Dec 1875 Marylebone 1a 1040
CHEDZEY William Frederick & COOKSLEY Jane

London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921
Name: Jane Cooksley
Spouse Name: William Frederick Chedzey
Spouse Age: Full Age
Record Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 20 Dec 1875
Parish: St Marylebone
County: Middlesex
Borough: Westminster
Father Name: William Cooksley (Occ = Builder)
Spouse Father Name: Charles Chedzey

RG12 Piece 525 Folio 147 Page 18
Civil Parish: Lewisham
Town: Forest Hill
County: London
Registration District: Lewisham
Sub-RD: Sydenham
ED: 21
No of Schedule:
Address: 46 Malham Rd Lewisham
CHEDZAY William Single 61 Gardener Gladstonbury
lodging with Hugh and Elizabeth Burchell & family

RG13 Piece 492 Folio 100 Page 20
Civil Parish: Camberwell
Eccl. parish: St Barnabas
Town: Dulwich
County: London
Registration District: Camberwell
Sub-RD: Dulwich
ED: 4
No of Schedule: 80
Address: (Ryecotes), Dulwich Common
WILLSON John Head Mar 60 Brick Manufacturer Southwark London
& family
CHEDZEY Jane Servant Mar 63 Cook (Domestic) Wiveliscombe Somersetshire
HILL Annie Servant S 41 Parlour Maid (Domestic) Brixton London
RUSSELL Maud Servant S 23 House Maid (Domestic) Cinderford Gloucestershire
JAMES Lydia Servant 14 House Maid (Domestic) Herne Hill London

Deaths Jun 1904 CHEDZEY Jane 68 Lambeth 1d 270

RG14 Piece 3683
Civil Parish: Beckenham
County: Kent
Registration District: Bromley
RD No: 42
Sub-RD: Beckenham
ED: 30 SN: 220
Address: 63 Kingswood Rd, Penge S E
CHEDZEY William Fredrick Head Widowed 81 Gardener Domestic

Deaths Mar 1914 CHEDZEY William F 83 Bromley 2a 753
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RG14PN14797 RG78PN898 RD318 SD1 ED11 SN78
Personal Information
Name Mrs Jane Chedzey
Relationship to Head of Household Wife
Condition Widow
Gender F
Age 74
Estimated Year of Birth 1837
Occupation Pensioner
Employed Y
Working at Home N
Place of Birth North Petherton Somersetshire
Enumerator Information
Address 4 Jubilee Cottages Wraxall Nailsea Somst
Parish Wraxall
Town Wraxall Nailsea Somst
Type of Building Private House
Number of Rooms 3 Rooms
Inhabited Y
Administrative County Somersetshire
Registration District Long Ashton
Registration Sub District Long Ashton
Enumeration District 11

Deaths Mar 1915 CHEDZEY Jane 78 Marylebone 1a 990

Probate - the one who died in 1915 was a spinster so not the one in 1911 census.
Marriages Dec Qtr 1854
Abbott Elizabeth Yeovil 5c 725
Cooksley Jane Bridgwater 5c 725
Hurford George Bridgwater 5c 725

Marriages Dec Qtr 1856
Cooksley Jane Wellington Som 5c 373 * Looks like an error in the page # but that's what the image has.
No match
No entry in Dec Qtr 1856 for Wellington Som that stands out as a possible match.

Marriages Sep Qtr 1865
Cooksley Jane Axbridge 5c 963
Kibbey John Axbridge 5c 96
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Deaths Mar 1915 CHEDZEY Jane 78 Marylebone 1a 990

Probate - the one who died in 1915 was a spinster so not the one in 1911 census.

This fits for age for the 1911 Jane..

Jane Chedzey
Birth Date: abt 1837
Registration Date: Mar 1917
RD: Long Ashton
Vol: 5c
Page: 950

Thanks Geoff.

So many Jane Cooksleys. I'm not sure there is only the one born Wiveliscombe. If there is then we have the right one married to William Chedzey.

No Kibbey/Kibby birth reg to 1871 with mmn Cooksley.

Jane Kibbey in 1871 ?? I'm having no luck with FS.

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GRO Reference: 1857 M Quarter in BRIDGWATER Volume 05C Page 439

Thomas may have died in 1859.

Age and pob for Jane in 1861 census?? Harford/Herford/Hurford

I'm having no luck with FS.

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I have managed to track Jane through the Censuses upto 1881. I cannot find her in 1891.

1841 HO107/950/10/F27/p47
In Wiveliscombe with parents William and Ann and siblings

1851 HO107/1921/F100/p66
Still in Wiveliscombe with family

Working as a servant for a family called Lamb in Bath

1871 RG10/169/F4/p2
A Dressmaker lodging in Marylebone

1881 RG11/737/F159/p22
Still a dressmaker, living in Lewisham with husband William Chedzey.

Surname Cooksley except for 1881 when it's Chedzey

Also, from the GRO site births

Jane Cooksley Dec 1838 Wellington Somerset & Devon 10 447 mmn Anne Farmer

Somerset Marriage Index
William Cooksley/Ann Farmer 11 Oct 1830 Wiveliscombe

Births Mar 1847 COOKSLEY William David
Wellington, S. 10 513 mmn FARMER

Not in 1861 census

Not this one.
Deaths Sep 1857
Cooksley William [5] Wellington S. 5c 220
Thanks Emeltee.

After searching the census on FS it seems there is only the one born Wiveliscombe.

One other born North Pemberton and another born way further north in Somerset.

Age and pob out but ...
RG12 Piece 412 Folio 25 Page 43
Civil Parish: Lambeth
Eccl. parish: Holy Trinity
Town: Brixton
County: London
Registration District: Lambeth
Sub-RD: Brixton
ED: 25
Address: 64 Archbishops Place, Lewisham
CHEDZEY Jane Single 50 Living on own means Surrey Eccentric

Deaths Jun 1904 CHEDZEY Jane 68 Lambeth 1d 270

CHEDZEY Jane of 21 Hamilton-road West Norwood Surrey widow died 15 May 1904
Probate London 26 May to the Reverend Walter Hobbs baptist-minister Effects £38 16s. 4d.

Not a widow but probably assumed to be.

GRO Reference: 1854 M Quarter in WELLINGTON-SOMERSET AND DEVON Volume 05C Page 268

So far can't find this one on GRO

Deaths Mar 1854
Cooksley William Wellington S. 5c 767

Something is wrong with same quarter of same year and such a huge range of page numbers.


William David Cooksley
County Somersetshire
Event Type Census
Event Date 1861
Event Place Stogumber, Somersetshire, England
Ecclesiastical Parish Bath And Wells
Registration District Williton
Residence Note Butts
Gender Male
Age 14
Marital Status Unmarried
Occupation Masons Boy
Relationship to Head of Household Nephew
Birth Year (Estimated) 1847
Birthplace Wiveliscombe, Somerset
Page Number 21
Registration Number RG09
Piece/Folio 1605 / 13
Jemima Lovell Daughter F 10 Stogumber, Somerset
Eliza Lovell Daughter F 7 Stogumber, Somerset
Joanna Lovell Daughter F 5 Stogumber, Somerset
Solomon Geoe Lovell Son M 2 Stogumber, Somerset
William David Cooksley Nephew M 14 Wiveliscombe, Somerset

Now I have a new name to chase - Lovell.
GRO Reference: 1850 D Quarter in WILLITON Volume 10 Page 524

Marriages Jun 1841
FARMER Eliza Wellington 10 795
LOVELL James Wellington 10 795

County Somerset
Place Wiveliscombe
Church name St Andrew
Register type Parish Register
Baptism date 15 Mar 1812
Person forename Ann
Person *** ?
Father forename William
Father surname FARMER
Mother forename Ann
Register note
Transcriber notes

County Somerset
Place Wiveliscombe
Church name St Andrew
Register type Parish Register
Register entry number 790
Baptism date 12 May 1822
Birth date
Person forename Eliza
Person *** ?
Person abode
Father forename William
Father surname FARMER
Father occupation labourer
Mother forename Ann
Mother surname
Register note
Transcriber notes

10 year diff in age and 11 year diff in marriage year.
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County Somerset
Place Wiveliscombe
Church name St Andrew
Register type Parish Register
Register entry number 143
Marriage date 26 Dec 1808
Groom forename William
Groom surname FARMER
Groom age
Groom condition
Groom abode
Groom parish
Groom occupation
Bride forename Ann
Bride surname MAYS
Bride age
Bride condition
Bride abode
Bride parish
Bride occupation
Groom father forename
Groom father surname
Groom father occupation
Bride father forename
Bride father surname
Bride father occupation
Witness William LOCK
Witness Hannah FARMER
Register note
Transcriber notes
Marriages Mar 1870 Cardiff 11a 286
COOKSLEY William David & BARRIN Mary Ann

Deaths Sep 1888 COOKSLEY William David 40 Cardiff 11a 132

No Probate record found.

RG12 Piece 4388 Folio 20 Page 31
Civil Parish: Roath
County: Glamorgan
Registration District: Cardiff
Address: Ruby St
CHISLETT George Head Mar 35 General Labourer Somerset
CHISLETT Mary A Wife Mar 41 Monmouthshire
COOKSLEY Alfred Stepson Unm 20 General Labourer Cardiff Glamorgan
COOKSLEY William J Stepson 17 General Labourer Glamorgan
COOKSLEY Thomas Stepson 15 Boat Builders Helper Glamorgan
COOKSLEY Walter D Stepson 12 Scholar Glamorgan
COOKSLEY Elizabeth G Stepdaughter 8 Scholar Glamorgan
COOKSLEY Frederick Stepson 6 Scholar Glamorgan
HOLLEY Thomas Step Nephew 18 General Labourer Monmouthshire