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Aaron Cook I (-1748) and Mary Tripling (-1748) (?)
of Riddleford, Purton
William Cook (1723-1786) and Mary Everett (1732-1812)
Yeoman and Dairyman of Saniger and Riddleford,
James Cook (1751-1829) and Hannah Underwood (1766-1816)
Labourer of Purton
Aaron Cook III (1798-1856) and Hannah Vizard
Labourer and Sawyer of Purton
Selina Cook (1833-1895) and Isaac Pick
Ellen Pick and William Barton
Edward Percy Barton and Florence Noad
Wife of Aaron Cook
Mother of Selina Powell
Also Mother of Henry, Caroline, Edmund Thomas, Augustus, Ellen and Mark
Aaron Cook married Hannah Vizard at Berkeley on 7th April 1819. In the 1851 census return her place of birth was given as Tedbury, Wiltshire.
This does not make any real sense because Tetbury is in Gloucestershire but there is a baptism for Hannah, the daughter of Mary Vizard, which has been found close by at Rodmarton. This Hannah was born on 14th and baptised on 28th July 1799.
|BIRTH DATE:||15 Jul 1799|
|BAPTISM DATE:||28 Jul 1799|
John, illegitimate son of Mary Vizard, was born on 3rd October and baptised at Cherington on 17th October 1802.
Aaron and Hannah Cook had at least ten children between the years 1820 and 1839 but little is known about a number of them. Both Emma and Jane died in infancy.
In the 1841 census return Aaron Cook is described as a forty-year-old Agricultural Labourer of Purton and his wife is given as forty-years-old. Their children were Henry aged fifteen; Augustus aged ten; Ellen aged nine; Selina aged seven and Mark aged four years. All were born in the county of Gloucestershire.
Aaron was described in the 1851 census return for Purton as a fifty-two-year-old Agricultural Labourer, born in Purton. His wife, Hannah, was aged fifty-three-years and her place of birth was given as Tedbury, Wilts. With them was their son Mark, who was aged thirteen and his place of birth was also given as Tedbury, Wilts.
In 1853, at the time of the marriage of his daughter Selina, Aaron was described as a Sawyer of Purton.
Aaron Cook died on 9th November 1856 aged fifty-eight years and was buried at Berkeley.
Their son, Mark Cook, died on 24th June 1857 at Purton in Hinton in Berkeley District. He was described as the twenty-year-old son of Aaron Cook, Labourer, deceased. He died of Phthisis (certified). The witness was Hannah Cook who made her mark and was present at his death. Her address was given as Purton, Hinton. The death was registered on 25th June 1857 by Anselm John Griffiths, Registrar.
After the registration of her son’s death, Hannah completely disappears. There is no death recorded, no marriage, no record of emigration, no burial record nor is there a listing in the 1861 or later census returns.
Her date of death is simply not known. IT IS NOT THE ONE REGISTERED FOR HANNAH COOK IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF 1856 IN WHEATENHURST DISTRICT
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