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Looking for William Cooke b 1842

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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,
 

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1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census
Catchgate, Collierley, Lanchester, Durham, England

WilliamCookeHeadMarriedMale381863Coal Miner Hewer Northumberland, England
Elizabeth Ann Cooke Wife Married Female 37 1864-Truro, Cornwall, England
Sarah H Cooke Daughter Single Female 15 1886-Catchgate, Durham, England
Mary Jane Cooke Daughter Single Female 9 1892-United States
Grace Cooke Daughter Single Female 7 1894-Catchgate, Durham, England
Eliza Cooke Daughter Single Female 2 1899-Catchgate, Durham, England
 
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This could be him in 1881.

William CookAge: 18Estimated Birth Year: abt 1863Relationship to Head: SonFather: William CookMother: Sarah CookGender: MaleWhere born: Prudhoe, Northumberland, EnglandCivil Parish: MedomsleyCounty/Island: DurhamCountry: EnglandStreet Address: Hamsterley CollyEducation:
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Occupation: Coal MinerRegistration District: LanchesterSub registration district: LanchesterED, institution, or vessel: 24 and 25bNeighbors:

Piece: 4950Folio: 77Page Number: 22

1871
Williams CookAge: 8Estimated Birth Year: 1863Relation: SonGender: MaleWhere born: Pravshroe Northumberland EnglandCivil Parish: CollierleyEcclesiastical parish: CollieryTown: Annfield PlainCounty/Island: DurhamCountry: EnglandRegistration District: DurhamSub-registration District: TanfieldED, institution, or vessel: 8Household Schedule Number: 166Piece: 4956Folio: 143Page Number: 33
 
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1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census
Catchgate, Collierley, Lanchester, Durham, England

WilliamCookeHeadMarriedMale381863Coal Miner Hewer Northumberland, England
Elizabeth Ann Cooke Wife Married Female 37 1864-Truro, Cornwall, England
Sarah H Cooke Daughter Single Female 15 1886-Catchgate, Durham, England
Mary Jane Cooke Daughter Single Female 9 1892-United States
Grace Cooke Daughter Single Female 7 1894-Catchgate, Durham, England
Eliza Cooke Daughter Single Female 2 1899-Catchgate, Durham, England
Thank you for looking Ellie. I have seen this one and it is my great grand father. I made a mistake in my original post and it's his father I'm looking for.:rolleyes::)
 
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A possible.
William Cooke B sep q 1862 Hexham mmn Colvoin (I think it should be Colvin)
There is a marriage for a William Cooke to a Sarah Colvin 15 Aug 1846 in Gateshead, Durham
Thank you for your reply. I saw this one but it means he was only 4 when he married as I think he was born in 1842 though I could be wrong about that.
 
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This could be him in 1881.

William CookAge: 18Estimated Birth Year: abt 1863Relationship to Head: SonFather: William CookMother: Sarah CookGender: MaleWhere born: Prudhoe, Northumberland, EnglandCivil Parish: MedomsleyCounty/Island: DurhamCountry: EnglandStreet Address: Hamsterley CollyEducation:
Employment status:


Occupation: Coal MinerRegistration District: LanchesterSub registration district: LanchesterED, institution, or vessel: 24 and 25bNeighbors:

Piece: 4950Folio: 77Page Number: 22

1871
Williams CookAge: 8Estimated Birth Year: 1863Relation: SonGender: MaleWhere born: Pravshroe Northumberland EnglandCivil Parish: CollierleyEcclesiastical parish: CollieryTown: Annfield PlainCounty/Island: DurhamCountry: EnglandRegistration District: DurhamSub-registration District: TanfieldED, institution, or vessel: 8Household Schedule Number: 166Piece: 4956Folio: 143Page Number: 33
Yes this sounds like my great grandfather. Thank you! :) I am surprised that he was born in Prudhoe, Northumberland. I am looking for his parents, but his father in particular. I thought that if I could this William's mother's maiden name it would make it easier to find the right William Cooke. I have Sarah to work with now - and Prudhoe!
 
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Yes this sounds like my great grandfather. Thank you! :) I am surprised that he was born in Prudhoe, Northumberland. I am looking for his parents, but his father in particular. I thought that if I could this William's mother's maiden name it would make it easier to find the right William Cooke. I have Sarah to work with now - and Prudhoe!
If this is correct then William Snr was born c1817 not 1842.
 
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Not sure what 'he was only four when he married' refers to who?
If the William Cook in 1881 then the father on that record was born 1817 and married in 1846.
I agree, I ruled out Sarah Colvin because of the 1842 birth date but now it fits.

Name: William CookeGender: MaleMarriage Date: 15 Aug 1846Marriage Place: Gateshead,Durham,EnglandSpouse: Sarah Colvin


COOKE, WILLIAM mmn COLVOIN GRO Reference: 1862 S Quarter in HEXHAM Volume 10B Page 220
 

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1851
William Cook 24 b 1824 shropshire N K(not known)
Sarah Cook 27 b 1827 Slaley
Elizabeth cook 4 b 1847 Durham
James Cook 2 b 1849 Durham
Samual Cook 6 months Durham

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Elizabeth Cooke Jun q 1847 Durham mmn Colving Death Sep q 1856
James Cook Mar q 1849 Durham mmn Colvin
Samuel Cook Dec q 1850 Durham mmn Colving Death Mar q 1852
 
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Thank you for taking the time to help me with this.
The different dates are confusing me now. If William senior was born in 1817 why does the 1851 census say that he was born in 1824? If he was born in 1824 he would be 27 and not 24.
Are these just registration mistakes?
 

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The problem with birth dates on census is that you nrver know who answered the questions.
They may be quessed ages as are birth locations.
I know that the 1841 census rounded ages down to 10 or 5(ie 50,60 or 45,55)
Really its all about the other info to help you to make your mind up.
 
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