Catharine Anne Marjory Cock

Female23 November 1861–7 July 1882

Brief Life History of Catharine Anne Marjory

When Catharine Anne Marjory Cock was born on 23 November 1861, in Rathen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Forbes Mitchell Cock, was 43 and her mother, Mary Smith, was 38. She died on 7 July 1882, in her hometown, at the age of 20, and was buried in Rathen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Forbes Mitchell Cock
1818–1895
Mary Smith
1823–1864
William Cock
1851–1926
James Cock
1852–1858
Mary Gray Cock
1853–1898
John Forbes Mitchell Cock
1856–1881
Alexander Cushnie Cock
1857–1929
James Cock
1859–1860
Catharine Anne Marjory Cock
1861–1882

Sources (4)

  • Catharine Anne Marjory Cock, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Catherine Ann Marjorie Cock, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Catherine Anne Marjory, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"

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World Events (3)

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 7

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 13

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.

1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 17

Because of a discovery of a £7,000 deficit, City of Glasgow Bank halted operations from November to December 1877. After 10 months after reopening, the bank’s directors announced the bank, itself, had filed bankruptcy. The closure showed a net liability of over £6 million. The bank was so successful with telling people that it wasn’t in error, that the Bank's shares were selling for more than double of what they were actually worth. The bank’s directors were arrested and tried at the High Court. All were found guilty and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. Many Glasgow businesses failed as a result of the bankruptcy and shareholders were called to replenish the bank's losses. One shareholder argued that he had become a shareholder unknowing the fraudulent actions of the bank. Wide effects of the collapse have been seen in limited growth in liability and extensive problems with temporary banking liquidity.

Name Meaning

1 English: (i) occupational name from Middle English cok ‘cook’, a possible variant of Cook if shortening of the vowel of Old English cōc ‘cook’ occurred before it developed to Middle English coke, couk, cook. In examples of Coc and Cok below, the vowel may be short or long, so they could alternatively be cited under Cook . (ii) nickname from Middle English cok (Old English and Old French coc) ‘male bird, cock’ (especially the male of the domestic fowl), perhaps used humorously of a leader or chief man in a social group, though this sense is not recorded before the 16th century in OED . Some of the following early bearers may alternatively belong under other senses below.

2 English: relationship name occasionally perhaps from the Middle English personal name Cok, of uncertain origin. For possible early bearers of the surname see examples without the definite article in (1) above.

3 English: (i) locative name from Middle English cok (Old English cocc) ‘hillock, haycock, heap’, denoting someone who lived by a hillock or mound. (ii) occupational name from Middle English cok, cok(k)e ‘ship’s boat’, and used for a boatman. Compare Barge . (iii) locative name, occupational name for someone who lived or worked or at a house or inn distinguished by a sign depicting a haycock or mound, a boat, or a cock bird (see the senses above).

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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