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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Family Time Line

James Simpson Cook
1825–1886
Margaret Whitehead
1826–1906
Marriage: 27 June 1846
Elizabeth Cook
1847–1906
Cook
1849–1849
David Cook
1850–1853
Jeanie Cook
1852–1916
Simon Whitehead Cook
1853–1940
James Cook
1855–1924
William Cook
1858–1878
David Cook
1860–1925
Margaret Cook
1862–1919
George Cook
1864–1929
Sarah Cook
1869–1950

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 June 1846
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(11)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (7)

1830

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.
1843

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.

Possible Related Names

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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