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George Rook (1840 - 1919)

George Rook
Born in Broom, Southill, Bedfordshire, Englandmap
Husband of — married Sep 1868 in Greenwich, Kentmap
Died in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Feb 2009
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Biography

George was born in the Mar quarter 1840 at Broom, Southill Bedfordshire, the son of James Rook and Elizabeth Meakins.[1]

He married Eliza Summerfield in the Sep quarter 1868 in Greenwich, Kent.[2]

Daughter Maria married Fred Milner on April 11, 1908[3]

Census

1841 Census:[4]
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
James Rook Male 30-34 Lincolnshire
Maria Rook Female 30-34 Lincolnshire
John Rook Male 4 Lincolnshire
George Rook Male 1 Lincolnshire

OR

in 1841 living in Broom, Bedfordshire - the father James is away from home, can't trace him - Elizabeth Rook 25; Mary Rook 10; William Rook 8; Lucy Rook 6; Eliza Rook 4; George Rook 1

and in 1851 still in Broom - James Rook head marr 40 Ag lab b Broom; Elizabeth Rook wife 40 b Henlow; Mary Rook dau unm 19 b Broom; William Rook son unm 17 b Broom; Eliza Rook dau 13 b Broom; George Rook son 11 b Broom; Reuben Rook son 9 b Broom; Martha Rook dau 7 b Broom; John Rook son 5 b Broom; Betsey Rook dau 3 b Broom; Joseph Rook son 1 b Broom.

George wasn't with his parents in 1861

Census 1871 Upper Caldecote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

George Rook Head Male 31 Southill, Bedfordshire
Eliza Rook Wife Female 31 Offley, Hertfordshire
Elizabeth Rook Daughter Female 1 Northill, Bedfordshire
James W Rook Son Male 0 Northill, Bedfordshire
William Hanscombe Brother-in-law Male 9 Offley, Hertfordshire

Census 1881 North Road, Northill, Bedfordshire, England

George Rook Head Male 42 Broom, Bedfordshire, England
Eliza Rook Wife Female 42 Offley, Hertfordshire, England
Elizabeth Rook Daughter Female 11 Upper Caldecote, England
James Rook Son Male 10 Upper Caldecote, England
Kate Rook Daughter Female 9 Lower Caldecote, England
Annie Rook Daughter Female 7 Lower Caldecote, England
John Rook Son Male 4 Lower Caldecote, England
Maria Rook Daughter Female 3 Lower Caldecote, England
Charles Rook Son Male 0 Lower Caldecote, England

Census 1891 Rowney Lane, Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

George Rook Head Male 50 Bedfordshire, England
Eliza Rook Wife Female 52 Hertfordshire, England
Elizabeth Rook Daughter Female 21 Bedfordshire, England
James W Rook Son Male 20 Bedfordshire, England
Kate Rook Daughter Female 19 Bedfordshire, England
John Rook Son Male 14 Bedfordshire, England
Maria Rook Daughter Female 12 Bedfordshire, England
Charles Rook Son Male 10 Bedfordshire, England
George Rook Son Male 7 Bedfordshire, England

Census 1901 Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

George Rook Head Male 61 Broom, Bedfordshire
Eliza Rook Wife Female 61 Offley, Hertfordshire
John Rook Son Male 24 Caldecote, Bedfordshire
Maria Rook Daughter Female 22 Caldecote, Bedfordshire
George Rook Son Male 16 Caldecote, Bedfordshire
Eliza Rook Daughter Female 14 Caldecote, Bedfordshire
Jacob Tear Boarder Male 13 Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire

Research Notes

The following two baptisms in Norfolk look to be the wrong family - there's no trace that George set foot outside Caldecote after he settled there after his marriage.

Daughter Eva's christening record[5]

Christening record for son Gray Dec 31, 1871[6]

Sources

  1. England and Wales birth registration index GRO Reference: 1840 M Quarter in BIGGLESWADE Volume 06 Page 69 mmn Makins
  2. England and Wales marriage registration index. GRO ref Greenwich Sep 1868 vol 1d page 1004
  3. "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NNG6-WJ5 : 10 December 2014), George Rook in entry for Fred Ernest Milner and Maria Rook, 11 Apr 1908; citing Wooburn, Buckingham, England, reference PR240/1/20 item4 p109 cn218, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,967,108.
  4. "England and Wales Census, 1841," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ1L-52Y : 5 September 2017), George Rook in household of James Rook, Billinghay, Lincolnshire, England; from "1841 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  5. "England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NXPP-F4Q : 22 July 2017), George William Rook in entry for Eva Moore Rook, 27 Aug 1865; citing Christening, Bacton, Norfolk, England, Record Office, Central Library, Norwich; FHL microfilm 1,526,689.
  6. "England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NT7R-F5M : 18 July 2017), George Rook in entry for Gray Haydon Rook, 31 Dec 1871; citing Christening, Bacton, Norfolk, England, Record Office, Central Library, Norwich; FHL microfilm 1,526,691.
  • "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995," database and images, Ancestry, (www.ancestry.com: accessed 25 January 2018), Probate of George Rook, Bedfordshire, England, "Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England," Death Date: 13 Dec 1919; Death Place: Bedfordshire, England; Probate Date: 12 Feb 1920; Registry: London, England; Principal Probate Registry; London, England, United Kingdom.


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I've added George in the 1851 census and what I consider to be him in Broom/Southill in 1841, which looks more likely than the one shown in Lincolnshire. What do you think? I have him in my database but his family hasn't been added to WT as I couldn't place his father James. Must revisit him. I suspect he's a son of my 4xg grandfather William who was from Broom.

David

posted by David Cooper
I've removed the middle name William, which seems to come from the erroneous children in Norfolk.
posted by David Cooper

Rejected matches › George Roach (abt.1840-)

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