Maria Cook was born about 1834, in Greenstead, Essex, England. She was the daughter of Edward Cook and Elizabeth. In 1851, Maria was residing with her parents and siblings in Ipswich Road, Greenstead, Essex. Her father was a farmer and by this time he was 61 years of age. Meanwhile, Maria was 17, single and a tailoress. 
↑ "England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGV6-C4H : 10 November 2017), Maria Cook in household of Edward Cook, St Andrew Greenstead, Essex, England; citing St Andrew Greenstead, Essex, England, p. 22, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
Thank you to Michael McCook for starting this profile through the import of Michael John McCook Family Tre.ged on Aug 8, 2011.