Henry Cook was born in Lowestoft in 1816.
His parents were Samuel and Ann Cook
Henry Cook married Isabella Foster on 4th April 1842
in Houghton le Spring Parish Church.
She was born in 1818 in Fence Houses
William Samuel Cook was born at 31 Nesham Square, Sunderland on 12 January 1851
Children of Henry and Isabella
Some of this information was obtained for me from the 1851 census
|On the 1881 census I found Henry Cook - now in Seaham and retired|
|29 School Street, Seaham|
|Henry Cook||Retired Seaman||Age 65||Lowestoft, Suffolk|
|Isabell Cook||Wife||63||Fence Houses|
|Robert W.Cook||Coal Miner||21||Sunderland|
|Thomas E Cook||Coal Miner||21||Pinmile Suffolk|
William Samuel Cook married Barbara Walker 6th March 1876 in St. Thomas Church, Seaham Harbour
Barbara was the daughter of Thomas Walker and Ann Spoors. She was born on 21st June 1854 in Seaham Harbour.
|On the 1881 census, they are living with her parents|
|46 New Cottage, Dawdon|
|Thomas Walker||Railway Platelayer||57||Durham|
|William Walker||Son, Railway Lab.||16||Seaham|
|William Cook||Son in law, Coal Miner||31||Sunderland|
|Isabella Cook||Grand daughter||4||Seaham|
|Ann Cook||Grand daughter||2||Seaham|
|Mary E Cook||Grand daughter||1m||Seaham|
Thomas Walker was born 1824 in Penshaw, The son of Thomas
Walker and Barbara Walker.
His wife Ann nee Spoors was born in Penshaw, the daughter of William and Margaret Spoors.
On the 1841 census both families are living in Seaham, Behind North Railway Street and in North Railway Street.
In the 1891 Census my grandmother was living in New Seaham
|William Cook||Coal Miner||41||Born Sunderland|
|Mary A. Cook||Daughter||1||Seaham|
Mary E Cook has probably died as an infant as they have used the name for another child.
Isabella Cook married John Prest on April 12th 1902 in the register office, Easington. John Prest gives his occupation as Colliery Fireman.
Children of Isabella Cook and John Prest are
|Barbara Prest||born 1904||Died 24 February 1977||
|William Henry Prest||born 1908||Married Edna Dawson 1937||Died 29 December 1963|
|Sarah Prest||Died February 1919|
|Joseph Thomas Prest||born 18 June 1910||Married Muriel Makepeace 1943||Died 4 October 1979|
|John Prest||Born 1915||Died 1970||
|Mary J Prest||Died February 1919|
|Elizabeth W. Prest||Died February 1919|
|Matthew Prest||Born 1918||Died February 1919|
Isabella Prest died 4 October 1944 at her home in Low Moorsley.
Isabella's grandchildren, Enid, Peter, myself and baby Derek
Here are some family photographs
Derek died, age 64 on 11 April 2013
Here are some photographs of him as a teenager.
Last updated April 2014