William Cook

8 October 1786–1799
Lilleshall, Shropshire, England

The Life Summary of William

When William Cook was christened on 8 October 1786, in Lilleshall, Shropshire, England, his father, John Cook, was 37 and his mother, Susannah Evans, was 28. He died in 1799, in his hometown, at the age of 13, and was buried in Lilleshall, Shropshire, England.

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Family Time Line

John Cook
1749–1836
Susannah Evans
1758–1833
Samuel Cook
1782–1796
Thomas Cook
1784–
William Cook
1786–1799
John Cook
1787–1867
Thomas Felton Cook
1789–
Benjamin Cook
1792–
Ann Cook
1795–
Mary Cook
1796–1880

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World Events (2)

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia
The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a cook, a seller of cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house, from Middle English cok, coke, cook, couk, cuk(e) (Old English cōc) ‘cook’ or ‘seller of cooked foods’. See also Kew .Irish and Scottish: usually identical in origin with the English name (see 1 above), but in some cases a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cúg ‘son of Hugo’ (see McCook ).Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘cook’, such as German and Jewish Koch , Dutch Kook , Polish Kucharz and Kucharczyk , Slovenian and Croatian Kuhar , North German Kuk .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Cookson
Cocke
Coke
Kuhar
Cooke
Kew

Sources (2)

  • William Cooke, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Cook -

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