Matthew Cook, (Glover)

Matthew Cook, (Glover)

Male Abt 1785 - 1844  (~ 59 years)

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  • Name Matthew Cook 
    • No baptism has been found for Matthew Cook. According to the death registration, he was age 59 when he died in 1844 and so was born in 1785. The 1841 Census states that he was born in Northumberland.

      All his children and his father, were Roman Catholics and it is reasonable to assume that he, himself was a Catholic.

      The Catholic church records do have baptisms for 'Cooks' extending back to 1738, when there are two families having
      children.

      1) Joseph Cook and his wife Mary Wallis (a Protestant) Married 1734 at Hexham (Source: Boyds Marriage Index)
      Their children are:
      John b. 1738
      Joseph b. 1740
      Anthony b. 1742
      John b. 1748 died 1808 (Haydon Bridge)

      2) John Cook & his wife Mary Armstrong. Married 1738 at Hexham. Source: Boyds Marriage Index
      Their children are:
      John b. 1739
      Dorothy b. 1741
      Robert b. 1744

      Subsequently, Robert Cook above (DOB confirmed by Marriage Licence) married Ann Potts (b1748 - M/L) on 18 Sept 1769 in Hexham and had the following children recorded:
      Eleanor b. 1770
      Ann b. 1782
      Robert Cook born in 1744 died on 4 Oct 1808 at Cockshaw, Hexham

      Also, a William Cook and Margaret Coulson have the following children:
      Ann b. 1766
      Mary b. 1768
      A William Cook born in 1733 died in 1816 & a Margaret Cook born in 1751 died in 1847. Do these relate to this couple?

      Matthew's parents could be Robert and Ann above, Matthew being born only 3 years after their second child, Ann, who was born in 1782.

      Two further pieces of circumstantial evidence are that Matthew named his eldest daughter Ann possibly in memory of his mother and his eldest son, Robert, perhaps in memory of his father, who had died in 1808 before his own son was born in 1817.

      One further piece of evidence is that Robert died in 1808 at Cockshaw, Hexham. This is the same place given subsequently for the baptism of Matthew's children.

      Further evidence is of course needed to confirm the line.
    Suffix (Glover) 
    Born Abt.1785  Hexham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Believed to be Hexham but no baptism record found to date. (2019). All the christenings for his children and that of his father, were in the Catholic Church in Hexham.

      NB There was a tax on baptisms from 1783-1794 so this could be the reason for a missing entry.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1841  Skinners Burn, Hexham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died Apr 1844  Hexham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 26 Apr 1844  St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hexham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I1469  Our Ancestral Heritage
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2020 

    Father Robert Cook,   b. Abt. 1744, Cockshaw, Hexham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1808, Cockshaw, Hexham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Mother Ann Potts,   b. 1748 
    Married 18 Sep 1769  Abbey (St. Andrews, Hexham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1219  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Wilson,   b. Abt.1787, Wallside, St. John Lee, Hexham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1871, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1812  Hexham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Ann Cook, (Milliner/Nursery Gardener),   b. 22 Nov 1812, Hexham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1870, Hexham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. Joanna Cook,   b. 23 Dec 1814, Hexham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Jane Cook, (Dressmaker),   b. Abt. 1814, Priestpople, Hexham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     4. Robert Cook, (Bank Clerk),   b. 17 Sep 1817, Hexham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Joseph Cook,   b. 14 Feb 1820, Hexham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1829  (Age < 8 years)
     6. Helen Cook,   b. 10 Mar 1822, Hexham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Mary Cook, (Dressmaker),   b. 16 Oct 1824, Hexham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1898, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [Birth]
     8. Matthew Cook,   b. 19 May 1827, Hexham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Joseph Cook,   b. 28 Sep 1829, Hexham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. James Cook, (Solicitors' Clerk),   b. Abt 1832, Hexham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt.1785 - Hexham, Northumberland, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Feb 1812 - Hexham, Northumberland, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Apr 1844 - Hexham, Northumberland, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    The Roman Catholic Church in Hexham
    The Roman Catholic Church in Hexham

  • Sources 
    1. [S17] BMD - Death Index England & Wales.
      COOK, MATTHEW AGE 59
      GRO Reference: 1844 J Quarter in THE HEXHAM UNION Volume 25 Page 196

    2. [S7] 1841 Census - England & Wales.
      Registration district Hexham
      County Northumberland
      Country England
      Occupation -
      Family member first name(s) Margaret, Mary, Sarah, Joseph, Richard, William, Hannah, Jane, Robert, Mathew, James
      Family member last name Robson, Cook, Hidley
      Archive reference HO107
      Piece number 840
      Book number 6
      Folio number 17
      Page number 27
      Record set 1841 England, Wales & Scotland Census

    3. [S204] England Deaths & Burial 1538-1991.
      First name(s) Matthew
      Last name Cook
      Gender Male
      Marital status -
      Occupation -
      Event year 1844
      Birth year -
      Age at death -
      Burial year 1844
      Burial date 26 Apr 1844
      Burial place St. Mary'S, Hexham, Northumberland, England
      Place Hexham
      County Northumberland
      Country England
      Record set England Deaths & Burials 1538-1991
      Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records

    4. [S166] Northumberland & Durham Marriages, Northumberland & Durham FHS.
      First name(s) Matthew
      Last name Cook
      Gender Male
      Birth year -
      Residence Hexham
      Marriage year 1812
      Marriage date 10 Feb 1812
      Marriage place Hexham
      Spouse's first name(s) Mary
      Spouse's last name Wilson
      Spouse's residence Hexham
      County Northumberland
      Country England
      Source year range 1740-1836
      Event type Baptisms, marriages & burials
      Document type Bishop's transcripts
      Record set Northumberland And Durham Marriages