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Cook, MrRef 478-2320
[17??-17??] In 1769 he built Warley House

Cook, MrRef 478-1140

He married Annie [1856-1???].

Annie was (possibly) the daughter of p
Cowl Thompson Ord

Question: Can anyone tell me the name of Mr Cook and/or the identity of his wife's parents?



  1. Frank E. [b London 1877] who was a commercial clerk [1891]
  2. Ernest [b 1882]
  3. Ethel [b 1884]
  4. Horace [b 1888]
  5. Ruby [b 1890]

The 1891 census shows that the 4 youngest children were born in Australia.

Annie was a widow by 1891.

The family lived at 2 Paradise Street, Halifax [1891]

Cook, AlfredRef 478-1235
[18??-1???] Partner in Rose & Company

Cook, Alfred J.Ref 478-2
[1837-19??] Born in Kidderminster.

He was a carter for a beer & spirits dealer [1901].

He lived at 45 Commercial Street, Brighouse [1901]

Cook, Alfred JohnRef 478-196

He married Eliza Ann Smith.

Eliza Ann was the daughter of
Joseph Smith

Alfred died 12th November 1897 (aged 49).

Eliza Ann died 7th November 1924 (aged 72).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1516] with Eliza Ann's parents

Cook, AnnRef 478-649
[1765-1847] Or Cooke. Daughter of Richard Cook, of Briggate, Leeds, and half-sister of Mary Burnett. She came to live at Calico Hall when Mary married Robert Parker.

She married Rev Edward Prescott.

When Mary died, she left the Calico Hall estate to Ann. Ann and Edward went to live at the Hall. After Edward's death, Ann stayed on at the Hall.

Around 1810, she changed the name of Calico Hall to Clare Hall which she did not like because of the commercial connotations

Cook, Rev David SmithRef 478-972
[1947-] He served at Spennymoor and at Wearmouth before becoming Vicar of Copley [1977] and Chaplain of Halifax General Hospital.

In 1980, he left to become vicar at Birstall

Cook, Rev E.Ref 478-673
[18??-19??] Minister at Bethesda Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Elland [1923]

Cook, Frank EdwardRef 478-1684
[1877-1898] Born in Islington, London.

He was a clerk [1899, 1902] / a brewer's clerk [1901, 1911].

Around 1898, he married Emily Ada [1877-19??].

Emily Ada was born in Halifax


  1. Doris Miriam [b 10th October 1898; bapt St Augustine's  Halifax 16th February 1899; d 1899]
  2. Edith May [b 20th November 1899; bapt St Augustine's  Halifax 31st December 1899]
  3. Ethel Frances [b 1st June 1901; bapt St Augustine's  Halifax 29th January 1902; d 1902]
  4. Winifred [b 1905]

The family lived at

  • 80 St Augustine's Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 37 Thomas Street South, Halifax [1911]

The children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 265] with Elsie Gee, and Ruth Ann Cockroft [1874-1924]

Cook, FrederickRef 478-3970
[1816-18??] Born in Ryburgh, Norfolk.

Around 1850, the family moved to Yorkshire.

He was station master at Copley Railway Station [1861].

In [Q2] 1848, he married Esther Foster [1815-1???] in Mitford, Norfolk.


  1. Alfred J. [b 1849] who was a telegraph clerk [1861]
  2. Elizabeth A. [b 1851]
  3. William [b 1853]

They lived at Copley Railway Station [1861]

Cook, George WilliamRef 478-1678
[1895-1917] Son of John William Cook.

Birth registered in Darrington, near Pontefract [Q4 1895].

He was a member of Halifax Parish Church / a tape sewer [1911] / employed by Willis & Bates Limited of Spring Hall Lane.

During World War I, he enlisted [8th January 1916] and served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was invalided home with trench feet [October 1916].

He was killed in action on the Western front [7th June 1917] (aged 22).

The Halifax Courier [23rd June 1917] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 20], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Cook, GilbertRef 478-942
[1885-1951] DSc, FRS.

He was educated at Roomfield Higher Grade School / a graduate in engineering at Manchester [1905] / assistant engineer with the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway / Professor of Mechanical Engineering at King's College, London [1921].

In 1922, he married Florence Davies.

In 1936, he went to Glasgow University

Cook, HaroldRef 478-1202
[1899-1972] Born [19th November 1899].

He was landlord of the Junction, Bradshaw [1937, 1941].

In [Q4] 1922, he married Clarice Daisy Tiplady [1903-1992] in Halifax.

Clarice was born in Howden [15th October 1903].

She was a twister with Smith, Bulmer & Company Limited at Holmfield, boarding with Horace Sunderland & family at 105 Old Lee Bank, Halifax [1921]



  1. Stanley [b 1923] who was an apprentice fitter (machine  tool) 
  2. Margaret [b 1932]
  3. Alan R. [b 1938]
  4. Ronald [b 1941]

Living with them [in 1939] was Ada Bull [b 7th November 1878] (child's nurse).

Harold died Q4 1972.

Clarice died Q1 1982.

They both died in Halifax

Cook, Rev HezekiahRef 478-1082
[1835-1905] Born in FULSTONE, Yorkshire.

Primitive Methodist Minister at Halifax [1870]

Cook, John WilliamRef 478-80
[1868-19??] Born in Cowick, Yorkshire.

He was a cattleman on farm [1901] / a cart driver [1911].

In 1891, he married Clara Broughton [1868-19??] in Goole.

Clara was born in Pontefract


  1. Eliza Mary [b 1894] who was a winder [1911]
  2. George William
  3. Lilian [b 1898] who was a spinner [1911]
  4. Agnes T. [b 1900]
  5. Lucina A. [b 1904]
  6. Ada [b 1906]
  7. Olive M. [b 1909]
  8. Gladys M. [b 1911]

They lived at

  • Ninevah, Badsworth, Hemsworth, Yorkshire [1901]
  • 4 Newlands Gate, Warley, Halifax [1911]
  • 5 Baker Street, Pellon Lane, Halifax

Living with them [in 1911] was John's widowed father Aquilla Cook [b 1837]

Cook, PCRef 478-2520
[18??-19??] Halifax Constable [1900].

See Sam Smithies Moss and Paul Sutcliffe

Cook, Rev R. J.Ref 478-914
[19??-19??] Minister of Lee Mount Baptist Church [1966]

Cook, RichardRef 478-1536
[1856-19??] Son of George Cook, miner.

Born in Gwennap, Cornwall.

He was a coal miner [1881] / a miner of Walk Mill, Cliviger [1887] / a coal miner [1891] / a coal miner underground [1901] / a coal miner hewer [1911].

In [Q4] 1878, he married (1) Phyllis Alderson [1860-1884] in Burnley.

Phyllis was born in Muker, Yorkshire


  1. George [b Cliviger 1880] who was a colliery engine tenter underground [1901]

Phillis died in Burnley [Q3 1884] (aged 24).

In 1887, he married (2) Amy Peters [1854-19??] at St John's Church, Holme, Cliviger.

Amy, a domestic servant of Falmouth, Cornwall, was born in Gwennap, Cornwall, the daughter of John Peters, miner


  1. Sidney James
  2. John Albert [b 1892] who was a coal miner (journey  tenter) [1911]

The family lived at

  • Damfield, Cliviger, Burnley [1881]
  • 27 Walk Mill Terrace, Cliviger, Burnley [1891]
  • 15 Holmes Chapel, Cliviger, Burnley [1901]
  • 15 Burnley Road, Holme, Cliviger [1911]

Cook, Sidney JamesRef 478-610
[1889-1915] Son of Richard Cook.

Born in Cliviger.

He was a coal miner (drawer) [1911] / a banksman of 15 Croft Houses, Holme [1908] / a weaver at Joshua Smith Limited, Frostholme Mill / a member of the Frostholme Institute Football Club.

In 1908, he married Sarah Annie Graham [1888-19??] at St Michael & All Angels, Cornholme.

Sarah Annie, of 725 Bridge End, Cornholme, was born in Cornholme, the stepdaughter of John Henry Farrar, stone mason


  1. Melba [b 1911]

They lived at

  • 725 Burnley Road, Cornholme (Sarah Annie was living with  her stepfather John Henry Farrar) [1911]
  • 15 Burnley Road, Holme, Cliviger (Sidney James was living  with his parents) [1911]
  • 17 Bobbin Street, Cornholme [1915]

He joined the local Territorials in September 1914.

During World War I, and he served as a Private with C Company, 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was promoted to Lance Corporal while in Egypt.

He was killed at Gallipoli [29th May 1915] (aged 26).

The Todmorden Advertiser & Hebden Bridge Newsletter [25th June 1915] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

His brother-in-law Walter Farrar also died in the War

Cook, TerenceRef 478-2505
[19??-19??] Player with Halifax RLFC [1951-1953]. He won caps for Wales while at Halifax

Cook, Rev ThomasRef 478-1078
[1867-1947] Born in Melbourne, Yorkshire.

Primitive Methodist Minister in Sowerby Bridge & Greetland.

In 1896, he married Ann Parker [1864-1933] in Rastrick.


  1. Frederick Noel [1898-1967]
  2. Louisa Marjorie [b 1900]
  3. Thomas Parker [1902-1925]

He died at Hornsea [31st May 1947]

Cook, WilliamRef 478-46

He married Emma [1832-1869].


  1. child who died in infancy
  2. child who died in infancy
  3. child who died in infancy
  4. child who died in infancy

Emma died 31st March 1869 (aged 37).

William died 25th June 1888 (aged 60).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3918]


Cook surnameRef 478-1
There are 21 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Cook, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Cook

Marriages 1805, 1806; Death 1899


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