Holy Moly!! A fascinating ancestor!!

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  1. Daft Bat

    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    @Miami_grandpa - hi! I am sure that @Figgs will be delighted to hear from you - we just have to wait for the time zones to catch up as she is in Canada. ;)
     
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    Just saw this Jan......WOW!! This is excellent, but it is 1 am here so I dropped him a quick PM and will talk to him tomorrow. Sure made my day!!! Thanks. :eek::D
     
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    College of Arms page 2.jpg College of Arms page 1.jpg College of Arms page 3.jpg
    These are copies of the letter I received from the College of Arms in London which describes in detail our coat of arms and some history.
    Hope this gives something about the Cooke portion for you.
     
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    Fascinating!! I have been getting bits of info from this letter to add to the Cooke ancestry....I swear I saw somewhere in there that Randle was not William's father, so changed that. I would have found that on the Mormon records, I am sure. (oddly enough, my father's first name is Rendle...absolutely no relation of course, but was surprising as it is a surname from part of our Devon ancestry in the 1700's).

    I will print these off as it would be easier to follow. Ron was hit by a flu bug of some sort this evening so just getting to my computer now. Earlier I had been chasing some of the younger Cooke descendants in the US because the LDS decided to "drop a few on me" on my tablet. Thanks again and will chat soon.
     
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    I really enjoyed the fact that we have a real shield and crest. Not some generic thing that you send away for that has no true connection. The shield would look something like this. I need to add a collar on each wolf.
     

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    You can direct them to me if they would like to help clarify relationships. I would be interested in any connection.
     
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    Hi Bill....sorry for not answering but I had no notifications for a couple of days and just found this tonight. The server was changed (or revamped) on the 7th I believe and I just realized I hadn't received anything much since your first post. I usually check the site myself as a rule but Ron was still down and out with that flu bug.

    I was chasing 3 Cooke descendants bc I realized I didn't have full birth data on them....one of them is Raymond who told me about the Rookery. His mother was a Cooke. Later......and I do like that shield. There is a Figueroa coat of arms but I don't really like it and it is for the Spanish ones I believe.
     
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    @Figgs this issue popped up in November as well. I meant to post about it, but I must have forgotten (I was in NZ at the time so had other things on my mind...)

    @oman looked into it and his reply was:

    Also, check spam folders in case a notification has slipped in there - as they have been known to... :rolleyes:
     
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    Yes, I knew that and had replied to William both on here and in my private messages...but since the server change I haven't had any notifications at all other than for his first post and yours saying about my time difference!!

    One of his PM's was blank other than him repeating what I said....his answer wasn't on it. But eventually showed up about 12 hours later!!

    This is hard to explain but I have to come on here to see if there are new posts for me and I had done that from his first post notification. IOW, tell Oman that I can't reply to a thread when I have no notification at all! This happened a while back too... in November I guess. And I check my spam folders every day and rarely do "real" messages land in it...just spam!

    Don't know what else I can do from this end..it was working 100% fine until the server change! Just checked my mail and got the first two from William Feb 8 at 11:30 (1 post, 1 PM)...replied via those emails and no notifications since! I never did get notice of yours re the time change at all which was an hour? later! Hope this makes sense cuz I am on the tiny tablet and it's a pain switching back and forth to check times etc! :headbang:. I will double-check later on the laptop but it should be the same! I noticed it on my newer laptop last night! :)
     
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    I was rereading Oman's blurb and that is the routine I normally follow! Now I have to come on here and read the thread to the end, so to speak. Easier to explain face to face so I hope it's understandable! :D

    PS..just realized I also didn't get notified of your reply today which is right after my post to William last night. I always check my mail first and then FB, etc.
     
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    The notifications are coming thru now Jan........and now Bill and I communicate better. I have been working on one branch of the more present day Cooke descendants today and do wish they stuck to one "mate", lol. One woman married 3 times and I think it is driving the LDS mad....they are mixing the kids up. Whee!! :D:p
     
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    Well, things get a bit scandalous. Hilda's father was a widower when he married Hilda's mother, Sarah Jane Wilson Smith in 1900. The scandalous part is that Hilda was born in 1893. She was not alone that way. All her siblings (Ruby 1890, Arthur 1895, Thomas 1896, and Rosalie 1899) were born before they married! o_O
     
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    I also found a lot of Cookes born to a Rebecca MacFarlane at Chester Castle during the 1890s with no father listed. But all the children have last name of Cooke. Go figure!
     
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    Funny you put this out.....I was just working on the first William Cooke and his parents, etc. on the LDS site and it's a mess!! Trying to sort it out this past 24 hours. :headbang:

    Laughing at this.....because I was trying to figure out who was the mother of these children.....
    The father (yet another William H.) was married twice....first one was a Margaret Panton who died at Chester Castle in 1894 and I knew something was wrong with the dates. I have sort of the same.....Ruby born ca. 1890, Hilda ca 1891, Arthur ca 1895, Thomas ca 1897, and Rose has two dates. Dodgy one is ca 1899, but I have a note saying it was 10 Jan. 1903 on her marriage cert. (saving face?? Shock and awe!!)

    I guess we can assume that Wife #2 was the biological mother to all of these children, eh? Do you show a Frederick John? Or is he an outside child. Nada on him. :eek:
     
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  15. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    I’m rivetted. :nailbiting: Please keep going.
     
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    Wonder if that is the mother of the William James Hylton Cooke I found?? WHC was at his wedding but no mother mentioned.
     
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    I'm just confused.o_O:confused::eek:
     
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    Thanks Sue........I was afraid I would either bore folks or shock them if I put it out the way I wanted to.....so tried to be "delicate"........heck, that ain't me!! Looks like the Cookes populated a lot of the Island.....ROFL!!
     
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    OK, thanks Sis. I will revert to type and put the stories out the way they happened instead of trying to be "delicate".......this family does seem to have a lot of outside children. But what Bill said sorted that generation out for me bc I thought I had the wrong dates.......NOPE!! Darn.....and I knew two of these aunties. :D:eek:
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    No need of delicate, I’m quite fascinated by all these inside, outside offspring of numerous ‘wives’. :cool:
     
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