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william cookson

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Hi there,

Please could sks do a lookup in the 1851 census for:
William Cookson born 1838 Powerstock. He was listed as a Commander in the Royal Navy in the 1881 census and married to a Louisa from Germany. Not sure what year he was married.
His parents were George and Elizabeth.

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Hi Jackie couldnt find him 1851 but here he is in 1841 with family:-

Civil parish Powerstock Liberty

George Cookson age 40 not born in county
Elizabeth Cookson age 40 not born in county
Dorothea Cookson age 20 not born in county
Louisa Cookson age 15 not born in county
Eva? (not clear on census image)Cookson age 14 not born in county
Bertha Cookson age 12 not born in county
Emma Cookson age 9 not born in county
Mary Cookson age 7 born in county
William Cookson age 5 born in county
Adila Cookson age 2 born in county
Osmond Cookson age 6 months born in county
Plus 3 servants
 
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I can't see William in the 1851 either- although we know he's not with his family:

1851 England Census

Name: Elizabeth Cookson
Age: 53
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1798
Relation: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Walworth, Surrey, England
Civil Parish: Ilminster
Town: Ilminster
County/Island: Somerset
Country: England
Condition as to marriage: Widow
Registration district: Chard
Sub registration district: Ilminster
ED, institution, or vessel: 11d
Household schedule number: 118
Household Members: Name Age
Elizabeth Cookson 53
Laura Cookson 26
Lilia Cookson 24
Emma Cookson 19
Adela Cookson 12
Osmond Cookson 10
Caroline Willham 22 (servant)
Mary Bailey 22 (servant)
Maria Scott 11 (Visitor)
 

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Thanks,
Where could he have been? He would have been 15 years old. I know that he was shown in 1879 as a Captain of Eagle Drill ship (RNR). Could he have started in the Navy at such a young age? His full name was William Edgar Decrackenthorpe Cookson, if that makes any difference.

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