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Descendants of William and Elizabeth Cook

born Maidenhead Berkshire England

including Parker/ Robertson family



See below also for link to family photos and certificates

May 2007

1841 census

William Cook 40 Carman
Elizabeth 40
Sarah 15
John 10
William 10 (Obviously not twins)
Thomas 6
Elizabeth 6
Charles 4  (My ancestor)

 At Bridge Street Maidenhead

1851 census

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1861 census  

to be confirmed


April 2007 

  I have found out that John Cook and Thomas Cook (siblings of Charles and William Cook) also came out to Australia

  I believe  William and John came on the ship Calphurnia 1849 to South Australia.

   Charles and Thomas came on the Pestonjee Bomanjee 1854

   William Cook and Elizabeth Cook arrived by the Sir John Lawrence in SA 1863

    William and Elizabeth COOK both resided at Manoora at the time of their deaths.

           William COOK of Manoora d.16.4.1875 aged 80y in Adelaide
           District Code: Ade; Book: 65/Page: 307

          Elizabeth COOK of Manoora d.14.8.1877 aged 81y
          District Code: Cla; Book: 82/Page: 206

  In the 1851 UK census

Parents William and Elizabeth both born Maidenhead  Bray age 52 with children Thomas 16 Charles 13 Elizabeth 10 and James 6

  From the IGI Births  Children of William and Elizabeth Cook

       Children  John 1829  

                Wlliam 1831  (My ancestor)

                Thomas 1835

                Charles 1837

                James 1844

   Click to see photo taken of Levi Parker and Margaret Robertson's 50th wedding anniversary 1908 and other family photos and certificates etc

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COOK FAMILY -  A brief history

William Cook 1st married Elizabeth Parker 

They had two sons William Cook 2nd and Charles Cook. (Update info above) 


  1. William Cook 2nd born 1829  Berkshire? England married Louisa Richardson (Nee Wood)  St Mark's Church Penwortham SA 1856. Second marriage to Maria Kemp 1861 SA.

 William buried Munyabla near Henty NSW  1912

  William Cook 2nd and Louisa's  children:

 George Cook born 1856 South Australia

 Perry William born 1858 (Perry William Cook is my connection)

1.a   William Cooks second marriage to Maria Kemp.

Children Francis James Coad Cook 1862, Louisa Cook  1865, Mary Ann Olivia 1869, Elizabeth Maria Cook 1873, 


2. Charles Cook born about 1839 Berkshire  England Parents listed as William Cook and Elizabeth Parker

Charles Cook married    Isabella Robertson 1861 Upper WakefieldSouth Australia

Their Children

1.     William James Cook Born August 11th 1862 at Bordertown SA  Died 1933  Woomargama NSW

William James married Emma Browning 1904 Holbrook. They had no children

Emma Cook  Nee Browning born 1861 Ballarat,  Died 1949 aged 88 Woomargama


2.    Edward Cook

Edward Cook married Sophie Smith

          3.    Alfred George Cook Born 1874 Woomargama  Died Date unknown Gosford (Lived      

Alfred George Cook married Mary Hogben 1911 Balmain

          4 Isabella Cook married Ernest William Gibbs

3 John Cook married Ann Sheehan 

4 Thomas Cook married Mary Maria Hogben     Chinkford  


Other surnames connected with Cook

Parker        Robertson    

PARKER FAMILY    A brief history

Samuel Parker married Joanna Rogers at High Ham Somerset Parish 10th January 1803

Their son William (born 2/10/1802)

William  Parker and Ann Hill  and their children left England 1852 for Australia aboard Macedon. Mary Ann had already left for Australia in 1851.

Mary Ann born 1829  Married Joseph Loader Died 1918

Robert Parker born 1831 married Catherine Robertson 1858  Died 1917

  Levi Parker born 1834 married Margaret Robertson 1858 Died 1912

(My personal records have no details of Margaret Robertson. She is not listed as arriving on the the Shackamaxon1853 with the Robertson family. I will try to find out when she arrived)

 Fanny born 1836 married Robert Hardinge Died 1902

(Fanny is listed as a witness on a few certificates)

Samuel born 1839 Married Mary Ellen McAlevey Died 1895

Robertson family 

William Wallace Robertson married Isabella McLeish on 16/9/1827 Midlothian, Scotland.

They arrived aboard Shackamaxon 1853 with two daughters Catherine and Isabella 2nd (On my official documents Margaret Robertson is not on the list)

Isabella 1st died 1859 Mintaro South Australia

William Wallace Robertson died 4th September 1874  buried in the Woomargama cemetery


The Cook, Robertson and Parker families were all at one stage in Manoora (Auburn area) of South Australia and then Charles Cook, Levi and Robert Parker and William Wallace Robertson went to Woomargama NSW.


Thanks to Neville Cook for his photos

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