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Aaron Cook I (-1748)
William Cook (1723-1786) and Mary Everett
Yeoman and Dairyman of Saniger and Riddleford,
Aaron Cook II (1762-1794) and Joanna Malpass (1761-1837)
Labourer of Saniger
Louisa Cook (1797-1863) and James Noad II
James Noad III and Sarah Byford
Arthur John Noad and Anne Duffell
Florence Noad and Edward Percy Barton
Son of William Cook and Mary (nee Everett)
Husband of Joanna Malpass
Father of Louisa Noad
Also Father of Sarah
Aaron Cook II was baptised on 2nd March 1762 at Berkeley. He was the eighth child sixth son of William and Mary Cook of Berkeley. His father was William Cook a Yeoman of Riddleford and Dairyman of Shatfords, Hinton. Aaron Cook was probably a brother of James Cook, the grandfather of Selena Powell, the Great, Great Grandmother of Richard John Barton.
Aaron Cook II was mentioned in his father’s will of 1786.
Aaron Cook of Berkeley married Joanna Malpass at Cam on 14th March 1791. They had a daughter Sarah who died on 18th February 1806 and also Louisa who was baptised on 18th March 1798. On this occasion Aaron was described as ‘of Saniger’.
Aaron Cook, a Labourer of Purton, was buried on 30th January 1794 at Berkeley, leaving a widow and two daughters.
Daughter of William Malpass and Elizabeth (nee Browning)
Wife of Aaron Cook II
Mother of Louisa Noad
Also mother of Sarah Cook
Also wife of Richard Bishop
Also mother of Sibyl Millard
Joanna Malpass of Cam married Aaron Cook of Berkeley on 14th March 1791. They had a daughter Sarah who died on 18th February 1806 and also Louisa who was baptised on 18th March 1798. On this occasion Aaron was described as ‘of Saniger’.
Aaron Cook, a Labourer of Purton, was buried on 30th January 1794 at Berkeley, leaving Joanna a widow with two daughters.
She married Richard Bishop of Berkeley on 18th April 1804 at Berkeley. The witnesses were James Lane and Henry Clark.
Richard Bishop was born in about 1770. He married Amelia Powell (or Howell) on 30th October 1797. Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Bishop of Hinton, was baptised on 4th January 1798. Amelia, wife of Richard Bishop of Hinton, Labourer, was buried at Berkeley on 20th October 1802 and their daughter Ann was buried on 17th November 1802 at Berkeley. Richard and Amelia seem to have had a further child because Sarah, aged four years, daughter of Richard Bishop, a labourer of Hinton, was baptised on 10th March 1805 at Berkeley.
Richard and Joanna had a child Sibyl who was baptised at Berkeley on 10th March 1805.
Joanna Bishop of Etloe was buried at Awre on 20th March 1837 aged seventy-six-years.
In 1841 Richard Bishop, a seventy-year-old labourer, was living with his son-in-law and daughter, James and Sibel (sic) Millard, at Etloe in Awre Parish. Janmes was described as a thirty-five-year-old sawyer and Sibyl as thirty-five-years-old also. Their children included Elizabeth aged twelve, Mary aged ten, Samuel aged eight and Henry aged six years.
Richard Bishop was buried at Awre on 6th December 1849 aged seventy-eight-years
(?) SARAH COOK, Infant Great IV Aunt of Richard Barton
A Sarah Cook, daughter of Aaron Cook of Purton, deceased, was buried at Berkeley on 18th February 1806
The child of Joanna and Richard Bishop was a Half Great IV Aunt:
Richard and Joanna had a child Sibyl who was baptised at Berkeley on 10th March 1805 with her half sister, Sarah who was aged four years. Sibyl married James Millard at Berkeley on 26th August 1827 at Berkeley. From 1830 until 1833 James was a sawyer of Purton but by 1834 he was in Awre.
In 1841 James and Sibel (sic) were living at Etloe in Awre Parish. He was described as a thirty-five-year-old sawyer and she as thirty-five-years-old also. Their children included Elizabeth aged twelve, Mary aged ten, Samuel aged eight and Henry aged six years. Living with them was Richard Bishop, a seventy-year-old labourer.
By 1851 James and Sybil were living at Etloe. She was described as forty-seven-years-old and born at Berkeley. Her husband was a forty-seven-year-old sawyer, born in Charfield. Also with them were their children – Henry, aged sixteen years, and born in Awre; Mary, a twenty-year-old servant, born in Berkeley and Samuel aged eighteen years and born in Berkeley.
In 1861 they were still in Etloe Road, Awre. James was described as a fifty-eight-year-old agricultural labourer born in Charfield and Sybil was a fifty-eight-year-old native of Berkeley. Living with the was their son Samuel aged twenty-eight-years, a cripple born at Berkeley.
In 1871 Sibel (sic) was a sixty-seven-year-old Nurse and widow born at Berkeley and living at Etloe. Living with her was her forty-year-old daughter Mary A. Wright, a widow, born in Berkeley. With them were her children described as ‘sons and daughters-in-law. Fanny E. Wright was aged thirteen, James H. aged eleven and Louisa M. aged six years. All three were born at Awre.
Sybil Millard died during the first quarter of 1880 in Westbury-on-Severn Registration District aged eighty-years.
Their children were cousins of James Noad III:
ELIZABETH RUSS, cousin of James Noad III
Elizabeth was born in about 1828 at Berkeley. In the 1841 she was at home aged twelve years. During the final quarter of 1847 she married John Russ in Westbury-on-Severn Registration District. In 1851 they were living at Hagloe, Awre. John was a twenty-eight-year-old Miller born in Stroud. Elizabeth was aged twenty-two-years and born at Berkeley.
In 1861we find at Blaisdon, living in a cottage, the family of John Russ aged thirty-eight-years, a journeyman miller, born at Stroud Water. Elizabeth was aged thirty-two-years and a dressmaker born at Berkeley. Their children were twins Martha A. and Mary E. Russ aged five years and born at Awre.
In 1871 they were living at Chadbury, in Norton and Lentwick. John was aged forty-eight-years, a miller and born in Stroud, Elizabeth was aged forty-two-years and born at Berkeley. The children were Martha Ann and Mary Elizabeth aged fifteen years, borth born at Awre. Living with them were Miller, James Russ aged forty-two-years and born at Painswick, Eliza his thirty-eight-year-old Alvington born wife and their large family.
Elizabeth Russ probably died during the second quarter of 1878 in Westbury-on-Severn Registration District.
In 1881 John Russ, a fifty-six-year-old miller born at Stroud was lodging in Mill Street, Caerleon, with Richard Smith a coachman.
Their children were second cousins of Arthur John Noad:
Martha Ann Russ was a twin born in about 1855 in Awre. In 1861 she was at home aged five years and in 1871 aged fifteen years.
Mary Elizabeth Russ was a twin born in about 1855 in Awre. In 1861 she was at home aged five years and in 1871 aged fifteen years.
MARY ANNE WRIGHT, cousin of James Noad III
Mary was baptised on 12th September 1830 at Berkeley. In 1841 Mary was at home aged ten years. In the 1851 census return she was a twenty-year-old servant residing with her parents in Etloe. Mary married Benjamin Wright during the second quarter of 1851 in Westbury-on-Severn Registration District. He was possibly one of the many children of Job Wright and Hester Ann Beard of Painswick who was born in 1832 in Painswick.
In 1861 Benjamin and Mary Ann were living at Etloe Road, Awre. Benjamin was aged twenty-eight-years, a carter, born in Painswick. Mary Ann was described as thirty-years-old and born at Berkeley. Their children included John, aged seven, a scholar, born at Awre; Alfred aged six years, a scholar, born in Awre; Fanny Elizabeth aged three, a scholar, born at Awre; and James Henry aged one year and born in Awre.
Benjamin Wright died during the last quarter of 1864 in Westbury-on-Severn Registration District.
In 1871 Mary A. Wright, aged forty-years, was a widow, born in Berkeley and living with her mother at Etloe Road, Awre. With them were her children described as ‘sons and daughters-in-law’. Fanny E. Wright was aged thirteen, James H. aged eleven and Louisa M. aged six years. All three were born at Awre.
Mary Ann Wright probably died during the second quarter of 1876 in Westbury-on-Severn Registration District.
Their children were second cousins of Arthur John Noad:
John Wright was born in about 1853 at Awre. She was at home in 1861 aged seven years.
Alfred Wright was born in about 1854 at Awre. He was at home in 1861 aged six years.
Fanny Elizabeth Wright was born in about 1857 at Awre. She was at home aged three years in 1861 and thirteen years in 1871.
James Henry Wright was born in about 1859 at Awre. He was at home aged one year in 1861 and eleven years in 1871.
Louisa M. Wright was born in about about 1864 at Awre. She was at home aged six years in the 1871 census.
SAMUEL MILLARD, cousin of James Noad III
Samuel was baptised on 3rd February 1833 at Berkeley. In 1841 he was at home aged eight years and in the 1851census return he was aged eighteen and living at home. In 1861 he was still at home aged twenty-eight-years, born in Berkeley and described as a Cripple. He probably did during the last quarter of 1862 in Westbury-on-Severn Registration District.
HENRY MILLARD, cousin of James Noad III
Henry was born in about 1834 at Awre. In the 1841 census he was at home aged six years and in the 1851 census return he was aged sixteen years and at home. Henry married Rosanna Turner (1839- ), the daughter of Robert Turner (1806 Newland -1877 Cinderford), a coalminer in 1861, and his wife Sarah Nash (1809- )
In 1861 we find Henry Millard living with his wife Rosanne at Etloe Road, Awre. He was listed as a twenty-five-year-old agricultural labourer born at Etloe, Awre. She was aged twenty-three-years and born at Nailbridge, East Dean. Their daqughter Louisa Maria was aged one year and born at Lydney.
In 1871 the couple were living in St John’s Parish, Cinderford, East Dean. He was described as a thirty-five-year-old labourer born at Awre and Rosannah (sic) was aged thirty-two-years and born at Cinderford. Ten years later in 1871 Henry Millard and Rose (sic) were in Normanton, Nottinghamshire. He was listed as a forty-three-year-old platelayer born in Gloucestershire and she was aged thirty-eight-years and born at Easdean (sic).
In 1891 we find them at 14 West View, Normanton, Henry was aged fifty-five-years, a general labourer, born at Etloe and Rosanna was aged fifty years and born at Cinderford.
Their child was a second cousin of Arthur John Noad:
Louisa Maria Millard was born in about 1860 at Lydney. She was at home aged one year at the time of the 1861 census.
Daughter of Aaron Cook and Joanna (nee Malpas)
Wife of James Noad II
Mother of James Noad III
Also Mother of Thomas, Henry and William
Louisa Cook was born in about 1797 and baptised on 18th March 1798 at Berkeley. She was described as the daughter of Aaron Cooke of Saniger. Her father, Aaron Cook, a Labourer of Purton, was buried on 30th January 1794 at Berkeley, leaving Joanna a widow with two daughters. Her mother, Joanna, later married Richard Bishop.
Louisa married James Noad on 19th June 1825 at Slimbridge Parish Church .In the marriage register at Slimbridge it states that Louisa Cook was of the Parish of Thornbury but she consistently gave her place of birth as Berkeley in the census returns.
In 1830 her husband, James Noad II, was described as a labourer of Slimbridge. On 19th February 1832 their third son, Henry, was buried at Slimbridge, aged seven weeks. James and Louisa were in Dudley for the birth of their fourth son, William, in 1836 and this may be connected to her husband’s brother, Henry Noad, moving to West Bromwich some time before 1827. In the 1841 census return ‘Luazer’ was living with her family at Rowley Regis in Staffordshire.
Louisa and her family returned to Slimbridge before 1844 and the Parish Rate Book, dated 18th April 1849, describes them as living in a house and garden at Slimbridge belonging to the trustees of the late Dr.Fry. James and Louisa were still living there when a Valuation of the Parish was surveyed in 1861. From this valuation we can glean information that their house and garden were at Kington (641) and the property has been identified as being at Price’s Court. It would seem to have consisted of a small garden to the left of the house – a house and frontage – with no land behind the house.
In the 1851 census return James Noad was described as a fifty-nine-year-old Agricultural Labourer working at Prices Farm, Slimbridge together with his two eldest sons James III and Thomas. Louisa Noad was described as fifty-four-years of age and born at Berkeley. Even though she was in Thornbury at the time of her marriage, she consistently gave her place of birth as Berkeley in the census returns. James, their son, was a twenty-four-year-old agricultural labourer born in Slimbridge. Thomas was a twenty-year-old agricultural labourer born in Slimbridge.
In 1861 James was working as a labourer at the Patch, which could mean that they were still living at Price’s Court. He was described as sixty-four-years-old and born at Burton in Wiltshire. His wife Louisa was aged sixty-four-years and born at Berkeley.
Louisa died on 21st January 1863 at Slimbridge. She was described on the death certificate as the sixty-six-year-old Wife of James Noad, a Husbandman. The cause was given as Influenza and there was no medical attendant. George Leonard, Registrar, registered the death on 25th January 1863 and the informant was James Noad of Slimbridge (could be husband or son) who was present at the death and signed his name.
Louisa Noad was buried at Slimbridge on 27th January 1863.
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