William Cooke

1786–October 1853 (Age 67)
Chichester, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Cooke was born in 1786, in Chichester, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Abraham Cooke, was 50 and his mother, Mary Carden, was 25. He married Ann Taylor on 20 March 1816, in Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Sussex, England, United Kingdom in 1841. He died in October 1853, at the age of 67, and was buried in Chichester St Paul, Chichester, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

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William Cooke
Ann Taylor
Marriage: 20 March 1816
William Cook
Thomas Cooke
George Cooke
Sarah Cook
Clarah Cook
Jane Cook
Eliza Cook
James Cook
Marian Cook
Matilda Cooke
Edwin Cook

Spouse and Children

20 March 1816
Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Abraham Cooke





World Events (7)

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 1

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

Age 3

"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."
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 22

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Name Meaning

English, etc.: variant spelling of Cook .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Willm Cooke, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William Cooke, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • John Cook in entry for George Wells and Elizabeth Cook, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"

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