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Looking for Mother b approx 1781-Elizabeth Cook (married name)


Bendigo, Victoria
My ancestor Daniel Cook, born 10 May 1817 at Sheet Hampshire (died 21 Feb 1899) wife Sally Phelps (Philps), inthe 1815 Census, shows his mother Elizabeth 70, widowed mother, pauper, Sheet Hampshire, which would indicate she was born approx 1781.

Could you please find her parents and baptimsal date? I have her married to Thomas Cook on 20 Dec 1802, not sure if that is correct. I have Thomas Cook born 1 May 1771 but no proof. I have not seen 1841 Census for Thomas and Elizabeth.

1841 census, RD: Petersfield. HO107/396/19/48/15. ED: 10
Daniel Cook 20, b. abt. 1821 Hampshire
Sally Cook 20, b. abt 1821 Hampshire
Hannah Cook 7 Mo, b. 1840 Hampshire
Elizabeth Cook 60, b. abt. 1781
James Wingham 35
Sarah Wingham 25
George Sangridge 25
John Todman 50

Thomas still not around in 1841. There are a couple of Anc. Trees that suggest he died in 1836 [Thomas Cook, b. abt 1766 - d. abt 1836, Sheet].

They also suggest her parents are John Fisher & Mary Jolliffe, though I haven't been able to validate this.

The marriage of Thomas Cook & Elizabeth Fisher, 20 Dec 1802 can be found on Family Search.

Elizabeth's birth date in 1841 is consistent with the 1851 census.

Hope this is of some help.

Hi and thank you for responding, sorry I am a bit slow replying.

One query

Elizabeth's birth date in 1841 is consistent with the 1851 census.

Did you mean Elizabeth's birth date in 1771 is consistent with the 1851 census.

Thanks for the 1841 Census, and Thomas's marriage.

Unfortunately I don't have Ancestry, so can't look up the trees mentioned.


I meant Elizabeth's birth date is consistently about 1781 in 1841 and 1851.

The marriage is also on FreeREG, but no ages, sadly. Though it does confirm their parishes and church.

County. Hampshire
Place. Petersfield
Church. St Peter
Marriage Date. 20 Dec 1802
Groom Forename. Thomas
Groom Surname. COOK
Groom Parish. Sheet
Bride Forename. Elizabeth
Bride Surname. FISHER
Bride Parish. Sheet
Notes. Banns
File Number 30130