William Cook

8 October 1786–1799
Lilleshall, Shropshire, England

The Life 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

Parents and Siblings

    John Cook

    Male1749–1836Male

    Female1758–1833Female

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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

1 English: occupational name for a cook, a seller of cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house, from Old English cōc (Latin coquus). There has been some confusion with Cocke .2 Irish and Scottish: usually identical in origin with the English name, but in some cases a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cúg ‘son of Hugo’ ( see McCook ).3 In North America Cook has absorbed examples of cognate and semantically equivalent names from other languages, such as German and Jewish Koch .

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

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Sources (2)

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

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