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Looking for William Cooke b 1842

Hi, I have been looking for my great grandfather William Cooke who was a coal miner and I think was born in Co. Durham. There are a number of men called William Cooke born around this time and in this area and I am getting very confused.
The only certain information I have of him is on his son's marriage certificate which shows: William Cooke (who was born in 1863 in Catchgate) m Elizabeth Ann Rosemergey on 28/06/1884 in a register office in the District of Lanchester. It says that William (the son) was living in Hamsterley, Medomsley and was a coal miner. I have tried looking for William junior's birth record to find his mother's maiden name but haven't been able to find it.
I am really hopeful that someone will be able to help. Thanks,