Does anyone have a connection to the Cook/Cooke's in Armagh Ireland?

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My 2x Great Grandfather John Cook(e) was born in Armagh Northern Ireland about 1821 and was a protestant. Since the church records are almost non-existent, I was wondering if anyone had any information they could share or where would be the best place to look (other than going there of course!). He emigrated to Canada around the 1840-50s. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank You!
in Genealogy Help by Mat Gedge G2G Crew (490 points)

3 Answers

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I don't know if this is the right John Cooke, but here's some data from Simcoe County, Ontario:

Name: John Cooke
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 20 Jul 1899
Event Place: Tay, Simcoe, Ontario
Gender: Male
Age: 80
Birth Date: 
Birthplace: Ireland
Birth Year (Estimated): 1819
Burial Date: 
Burial Place: 
Father's Name: 
Mother's Name: 
Spouse's Name: 
Reference ID: yr 1899 cn 24217
GS Film number: 1854392
Digital Folder Number: 4174869
Image Number: 957


Citing this Record:
"Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 25 June 2015), John Cooke, 20 Jul 1899; citing Tay, Simcoe, Ontario, yr 1899 cn 24217, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,392.


by David Hughey G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)
+1 vote
There were a lot of Cooked in the Newtownhamilton area up until the 1970s.  There was a John Cooke born about 1880 so chances are your relative may have been from the Newtown area.
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Is this the Reverend John Cooke who died in Orillia in 1877? If so, that's my 3x great grandfather. I've got a lot of info about his descendants that I haven't yet transferred to Wikitree, but feel free to reach out if you're interested. I'd also be interested in collaborating and sharing resources about his descendants. Unfortunately, I haven't yet managed to trace his parents or any info about his life in Ireland prior to immigration.
by Thomas Adamson G2G Rookie (200 points)

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