James Simpson Cook

11 July 1825–16 April 1886 (Age 60)
Kincardine, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James Simpson

When James Simpson Cook was born on 11 July 1825, in Kincardine, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, David Cook, was 22 and his mother, Margaret Simpson, was 26. He married Margaret Whitehead on 27 June 1846, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Townhill, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 16 April 1886, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 60.

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James Simpson Cook
Margaret Whitehead
Marriage: 27 June 1846
Elizabeth Cook
David Cook
Jeanie Cook
Simon Whitehead Cook
James Cook
William Cook
David Cook
Margaret Cook
George Cook
Sarah Cook

Spouse and Children

27 June 1846
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (7)


Age 5

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

Age 7

The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.

Age 18

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Cook in household of David Cook, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • James Cook, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • James Cook, "Scotland Census, 1881"

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