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Josiah Coates, Edwin Cockayne, Robinson Cocks, James Cogswell, John Currie,

Coates

Josiah Coates came c1853 with Sarah Ellen Bemrose Kent, and lived at Avoca. After 1870 used spelling 'Coates'
John Coates or Coates 1828 - 14 Sep 1874 aged 46, son of Sarah Swift and John Coats of Cambridgeshire UK, wed c1852 to Rebecca Presswood 1830 - 5 May 1905 aged 75, daughter of Susan Bemrose and John Presswood of Clenchwartin, UK, and settled at Avoca.
See the Coates family page

Cockayne

Who was Edward, who wed widowed Sarah Arnold?
Henry Edward Cockayne 1866 - 1943, son of Edwin Cockayne and Hanora Toohy,
Is he related to Henry Edward Cockayne who wed 1902 to Agnes Chamberlain
Sarah Cundall, born in Yorkshire 1853 died 21 Nov 1930 aged 77, daughter of Hannah Rockett and John Cundall, wed 25 Jan 1871 at Tarnagulla C of E to William John Arnold, born at Cambridge 13 Jan 1843, died at Arnold's Bridge, Vic on 5 May 1896 aged 53, of pneumonia following influenza.
Sarah wed (2) to Edward Cockayne and she died at Eaglehawk.

The index shows Henry Edward Cockayne wed 1910 to Sarah Arnold. It took me some time to realise there were two men with the same name and similar in age.

George Cockayne wed 1879 to Margaret Ellen Gray
2 Children 1. Henry Edward Cockayne 1883
2. Sarah Ann Cockayne 1887

Second set of parents
Henry Edward Cockayne 1860 - 5 Aug 1943 aged 86, son of George Constantini Cockayne and Elizabeth Fraser, wed 1886 to Jane Rutherford 1864 - 1902 aged 38, daughter of Jane Galloway and Bartholomew Rutherford.
7 Children 1. Annie Cockayne 1887 died aged 1 year
2. Ellen Cockayne 1889
3. Robert Edward Cockayne 1891
4. George Cockayne 1893
5. Elizabeth Isabella Cockayne 1896
6. Clara Jane Cockayne 1899 - 1903 aged 4
7. Christina Cockayne 1902 lived 1 day, mother also died.

Henry Edward Cockayne 1883 - 1950, wed 1902 to Agnes Chamberlain 1875 - 1932, she died at Findley, NSW
7 Children 1. Annie Ellen Cockayne 1902 wed McCrabb
2. William John Cockayne 1904 #29166
3. Thomas Edward Cockayne 1907
4. Florence Evelyn Cockayne 1911
5. Gordon George Cockayne 1914
6. Myra Beryl Cockayne wed Vince
7. Winifred Cockayne

Henry Edward Cockayne 1866 - 1943, aged 77, parents unknown.
Henry Edward Cockayne 1883 - 1950, aged 67, son of Margaret Ellen Gray and George Cockayne.

Now defunct site First Family entry for Cockayne - Gray shows Margaret Ellen Gray is a daughter of Margaret Allen and John Gray, who came to Victoria on the Southern Ocean in 1868

Can you help expand the details of these families?
Solution to the puzzle - the two Henry Edwards are Uncle and Nephew, answer given on 5 March 2000, and received with many thanks.

Cocks

Robinson Cocks 1823 - 1892 aged 69, son of John, came c1853 with Mary Ann Reeves 1821 - 1887 #2208, died at Heathcote aged 66, daughter of Elizabeth Harvey and Emmanuel Reeves
5 Children 1. Robinson Cocks 1850
2. John Thomas Harvey Cocks 1854 #7123, born at Heathcote
3. Joseph Shepperson Cocks 1856 #13495
4. Catherine Elizabeth Cocks 1859 #3729
5. Amy Cocks 1860 - 1863 lived 2 years

1. Robinson Cocks 1850 wed 1876 to Catherine Elizabeth Cocks (could not find her death, to name her parents, her birthplace is not indexed)
6 Children 1. Robinson Frederick Thomas Cocks 1878 #4642
2. Herbert Victor Thomas Cocks 1879 #23732
3. Daisy Elizabeth Cocks 1883 #3226
4. Chas Williams Reeves Cocks 1885 #10594
5. Catherine Ivy Cocks 1886 #26764 - 1943 aged 57, wed Dobson
6. Thomas Langwornor Cocks 1888 #30167

2. John Thomas Harvey Cocks 1854, wed 1875 to Jane Frances White from England
7 Children 1. Francis Ernest Cocks 1878 wed 1904 to Mabel Ann Penrose
2. Edith Amy Cocks 1881 wed 1904 to George Wirth
3. Albert Edgar Cocks 1883 wed 1909 to Mary Winifred Cecilia Slattery
4. Clive Cocks 1886 - 1886 infant death
5. Harvey Cocks 1887 wed 1910 to Emma Lavinia Gibson
6. Vera Cocks 1890 wed 1913 to Norman Stanley Michael
7. Dorothy Cocks 1893
2.3. Joseph Shepperson Cocks 1856 #13495 wed 1878 #780 to Ann Grace Bruffell
4 Children 1. William Shepperson Cocks 1878 #15754
2. Ethel May Cocks 1882 #90
3. Amy Maud Cocks 1886 #18942
4. Ina Moorabbee Cocks born 1888, registered 1889
From on Wed, 9 Feb 2005

Ina Moorabbee Cocks was born in 1888, registered 1889, in Heathcote, Victoria, Australia, married Douglas William Patton, died c14 Nov 1938, and was buried on Nov 15, 1938 in Fawkner Cemetery & Crematorium, Reg. Number: 4273.
Burial Notes: "Fawkner Crematorium And Memorial Park wishes to advise that the location of the buried remains of the late Ina Moorabbee Patton aged 50 are located at Church Of England: Compartment R Grave 1088."
[Courtesy of the Fawkner Cemetery & Crematorium Website].
The spelling of Ina's second name varies between Morrabbee at the time of her death and Moorabbee listed in the Digger - Federation Index. Victoria 1889-1901. It was obviously an unusual name and prone to variation in spelling.
v Charles Douglas Patton 1860 #2007 son of Charlotte Stafford and William Patton
Charles Douglas Patton wed 1880 #3709 to Caroline Mary Alice Scott
Douglas was born on May 25, 1884 in Wallan Wallan, Victoria, Australia, died on Dec 8, 1969 in Longwood, Victoria, Australia at age 85, and was buried on Dec 10, 1969 in Fawkner Cemetery & Crematorium, Fawkner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Fawkner Cemetery & Crematorium, 1187 Sydney Road, Fawkner, Melbourne, Victoria 3060, Australia).



2.5. Harvey Cocks 1887 wed 1910 to Emma Lavinia Gibson
8 Children 1. Daisy Winifred Cocks 1911 wed Keith Long
2. John Clive Cocks 1913
3. Edith Annie Cocks 1915
4. Mabel Frances Cocks 1917
5. Graeme Cocks c1920
6. Rodney Cocks c1922
7. Lois Cocks c1924
8. Emma Cocks c1927.

4. Catherine Elizabeth Cocks 1859 #3729, born at Heathcote, wed 1879 #2896 to Alexander Sykes McGillivray, no chn to 1888

Cogswell

See their Cogswell web page.

James Cogswell married 1823 to Mary Ann Cogswell (believed to be cousins). Mary Ann died 1843 aged 35, having had 14 children in 19 years, and they were regarded as a pauper family

14 Children 1. Grace Cogswell baptised 18 Oct 1823
2. John Cogswell buried 13 Nov 1825
3. Louisa Cogswell baptised 26 Dec 1825
4. Child buried
5. Sarah Cogswell baptised 5 Oct 1828 buried aged 8 months
6. James Cogswell baptised 18 May 1830 - married Ann Waite
7. Child buried
8. Thomas Cogswell
9. Child buried
10. John Cogswell 7 Aug 1836
11. Child buried
12. George Cogswell 1839
13. Mary Cogswell 1841 twin
14. Martha Cogswell 1841 twin

Sailed to AustraliaJames Cogswell 18 May 1830 - 29 June 1889, was born at Trowbridge, Wiltshire and died at Tarnagulla. He married 29 June 1852 at Trowbridge, Wiltshire UK to Ann Waite 1833 - 16 Aug 1908, daughter of John Waite and Ann Hallwid (I am not sure I have copied this surname correctly).
They boarded the Hope at Port of London 8 Nov 1852 and arrived at Port Phillip 18 March 1853.

These details from 'The Footsteps Echo' stories of Waanyarra families.
For more information see 'Search for a Heritage' by M & A Cogswell

8 Children 1. James Henry Cogswell 1854 #5418 - 6 Apr 1918 did not marry
2 and 3 - infant deaths
4. Mary Ann Cogswell 1857 #17259 - 1904
5. John Thomas Cogswell 1862 #10234 - 1944 did not marry
6. Mathilda Louise Cogswell 1871 #2174 - 1942
7. Henrietta Grace Cogswell 1873 #23497 - 1951
8. Sarah Jane Cogswell 1876 #8799 - ? married William Kaye

4. Mary Ann Cogswell 1857 #17259 - 1904 wed 1881 #3228 to Emanuel William Douthat

6. Mathilda Louise Cogswell 1871 - 1942, born at Dunolly, wed at Waanyarra 1892 #3043 to Jesse Pearce 1868 - 5 Nov 1937 #17621 died at Bealiba,
daughter Lily Maude Pearce 10 Feb 1894 wed Fred Williams

James Henry born at Collingwood 1854, died at Waanyarra 1918, buried at Tarnagulla.
Mary Ann born at White Hills 1858, died at Waanyarra 1904, buried at Tarnagulla. Married E.W. Douthat.
John Thomas born at Dunolly 1862, died at Waanyarra 1944, buried at Tarnagulla. John lived with the Pearce family, and was well looked after by 'Pink' (Mary Pearce) until his death.
Matilda Louisa born at Dunolly 1871, died at Bealiba 1942, buried at Bealiba. Married Jesse Pearce.
Sarah Jane born at Dunolly 1876, died ... Married Wm. Kaye
Henrietta Grace born at Dunolly 1873, died Tarnagulla 11. 10.1951 buried at Tarnagulla. Married Martin Bofill.
James Cogswell Snr. died at Waanyarra on the 29th June, 1889. Ann died on the 17th August, 1908 at Waanyarra. They are buried together at Tarnagulla cemetery. Their sons James and John are buried in adjoining graves."


7. Henrietta Grace Cogswell 1873 #23497 - 1951 wed Martin Bofill

Currie

John Currie came c1861 with Ellen Jones and lived at Carngham
5 children 1. James Currie 1862 #1168
2. John Currie 1864 #1171
3. William Currie 1866 #7038
4. Janet Ann Currie 1869 #7351
5. Matthew Currie 1871 #21977

3. William Currie 1866 #7038 wed 1888 #980 to Mary Ann Gillies 1871 - 1934 #15521 aged 63, daughter of Mary Ann Marsh and Peter Gillies, and lived at Carngham, then Smythesdale
10 children 1. Mary Ellen Currie 1890 #1843
2. Grace Adeline Currie 1892 #21411
3. Jno Jas Currie 1894 #10414 lived 1 day
4. Wm Currie 1895 #19334
5. Jeannett Currie 1898 #6515
6. Ruby Annie Currie 1901 #6633R
7. Cath May Currie 1903 #13666
8. Rupert Michl Currie 1905 #6170
9. Ruth Currie 1907 #30274
10. Florence Rose Currie 1912 #34562

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