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John Cook & Elizabeth Ann -


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Bendigo, Victoria
I'm trying to find a puzzle in my Cook family.

I have proof that John Cook and James Cook (and other siblings) were the children of Daniel Cook and Sally Philps (Phelps) and were born in Petersfield, Hants, John - 31 Dec 1843) and Sheet, Hants, (James - 30 Mar 1845).

James is fine, he is a direct line descendant.

All I have about John is an 1871 Census thus
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
John Cook Self M 28 Petersfield, Hants
Elizabeth A Cook Wife F 26 Langton, Dorsetshire
Elizabeth A Cook Daughter F 6 Langton, Dorsetshire
John J Cook Son M 4 Brighton, Surrey
William Cook Son M 2 Swanage, Dorsetshire
Frank Cook Son M 0 Swanage, Dorsetshire

We caught up with a John Cook in Australia, and his son Frank. When Frank died in West Perth, West Australia on 9 January 1912, his funeral notice shows that my grandfather James Burgess and some of his siblings attended the funeral. It got me thinking, other than the 1871 Census, how can we find out Johns wifes name (Elizabeth Ann ????). I can't seem to find a marriage anywhere.

Frank by the way is 1st cousin of James Burgess (my grandfather) - James Burgess having married Eveline Cook, daughter of James Cook mentioned above.

I did have this in my notes, but carelessly didn't write down where I found the information, so I know they came to Australia.

Arrival South Australia in 1881 "Star of India" Left 22nd Feb 1880 from Plymouth, arrived 31 Dec 1880
Cook 1881 John 36 yrs, married
Cook 1881 Elizabeth A...81/1 (X2) 36 yrs married
Cook 1881 Frank ..........81/1 9yrs
Cook 1881 William ........81/1 2 yrs
Cook 1881 John ............81/1

Can you help me find the marriage of John Cook and Elizabeth Ann please?

I did think it was Elizabeth Ann Hatchard, but I need something to prove it.

I did find a christening for an Elizabeth Ann Hatchard
Name: Elizabeth Ann Hatchard
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 23 Jun 1844
Father's Name: James Hatchard
Mother's Name: Ann

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C01261-2 , System Origin: England-ODM , GS Film number: 1239203

But the marriage I need to confirm everything.

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