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I found that birth earlier but ignored it cause August seemed to be a lot different to Spooner :2fun::2fun::2fun: His age at death fits the birth year etc.
 

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John August Rackham Coleman
England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
birth: 24 Jan 1815
christening: 05 Feb 1815 OCTAGON-​PRESBYTERIAN,​NORWICH,​NORFOLK,​ENGLAND
parents: Saml. Coleman,​ Elizabeth


Samuel Coleman
England, Marriages, 1538–1973
birth: 1792
marriage: 27 Nov 1813 Saint Stephen,​ Norwich,​ Norfolk,​ England
spouse: Elizabeth Rackham

Now its all coming together :biggrin:
 

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I dont know if it would tell us anymore than we already know. Maybe if someone has access they can have a look for us and see if it has where he is buried.

Ancestry
Australian death index 1787-1985

Name: John Spooner Rackham Coleman
Death: 1887 - location
 

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Probably no burial details. But there might be a tree.

I spent the afternoon in the local library looking up NSW deaths in SMH on film.

I asked about the access they have to in-library e-resources. They have a sub to A but for some reason the link on the computer in Local Studies didn't work. :rolleyes:
 

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The Queenslander, Brisbane - Saturday 8 June 1895
COOKSLEY.-In loving memory of my dear husband, William John Farmer COOKSLEY, who died at Cairnsville, Breakfast Creek, on the 5th June 1892.

So far I can't see a death or funeral notice. Don't know if they are buried together:

The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933) - Wednesday 1 August 1928 p.12
FUNERALS
Cooksley.-The Funeral of the late Mrs. C. A. Cooksley (Relict of the late W. J. F. Cooksley) will move from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. A. H. Dennis, "Glenbrae" Riverton-street, Clayfield, This (Wednesday) Afternoon, at 3.30 o'clock, to the Nundah Cemetery. Motor service.
CANNON & CRIPPS
 

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Looking for a marriage notice and found this:

The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) - Monday 6 August 1877 p.3
Official Notifications.
(From the Government Gazette.)
APPOINTMENTS.-W. J. F. Cooksley, to be a trustee of the German Station Cemetery Reserve, in the room of the Rev. F. Schirmeister, resigned ...

He married 3 days later. :rolleyes:

Only 3 on the list at Nundah - cousin, nephew.

Cooksley, Ellen, d. 8 Nov 1946, aged 80yrs, s/w William Price Cooksley (husband) and W.J.F. Cooksley (son), [JD]
Cooksley, W.J.F., d. 5 Apr 1918, K.I.A. in France, aged 26yrs, s/w William Price and Ellen Cooksley (parents), [JD]
Cooksley, William Price, d. 22 Jun 1934, aged 68yrs, s/w Lieut. W.J.F. Cooksley (son) and Ellen Cooksley (wife), [JD]
 

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The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933)(about)
Wednesday 15 June 1892

DEATHS.
COOKSLEY.-On the 5th of June, at his residence,
Calrnsvlllo, Breakfast Creel!, William John Farmer Cooksloy, seoond son of the late William Cooksloy, of Wiveliscombo, Somerset, England, aged 65 years.
 

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The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933)(about)
Tuesday 7 June 1892

An old and well-known resident of Brisbane, Mr. W. J. F. Cooksloy, died at his residence on Sunday from an affection of the throat, from which he has been a sufferer for years. Mr. Cooksley was bom in Somersetshire, England, in 1830, and was therefore 50 years of ago. His father was a builder, and taught him the same trade. He left England in 1858, and arrived in Moreton Bay the sarao year ; and by dint of hard work soon amassed a little money, which he invested in Sandgate property. He was the first to build at that place, where he erected a cottage for himself. Mr. Cooksley paid two visits to England, the second for the purpose of obtaining the best available medical advice. In 18S1 he was elected an alderman for the first borough of Sandgate, and in 1885 was chosen mayor for that borough. He was requested to occupy the scat for a second time, but owing to ill-health ho declined the honour. He was also at ona time a member of the Toombul Divisional Board, and at the time of his death was a member of the Hamilton Divisional Board. Ho was a direotor, at their earlier stages, of two of the most successful building societies in Bris- bane. In politics he was a stanch Liberal, and at elections always worked hard for the party. He was twice married, and loaves a widow and laige family. The funeral took place yesterday.
 

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He arrived on the Alfred in 1858 under the name of John and who with appears to be his brother Thomas. John aged 21, Thomas aged 26 and they are from Somerset.
 

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Yes. William John arrived as John with older brother Thomas.

We are up to this one and I can't find anything in TROVE or BCC.

Death 10 Jan 1919/C01920 Cooksley Thomas David - William John Farmer Cooksley - Catherine Alexandra Cairns

He was about 40.

1919 QLD Electoral Roll - Lilley - Toombul
COOKSLEY Thomas David, Glenbrae, Riverton st., Clayfield, accountant
 

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