'Cooke09'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Cook of Amble Newhall, Cook of Newton-on-the-Moor, Cook of Togston, Cook of Warkworth

(1) We were close to not releasing this page 'properly' into the Database because some of page 338 in our downloaded copy of the Main Source is not sufficiently legible to give us confidence that we have read it correctly. However, we have identified the main uncertainties below, guessing only a few date details when the results would not be misleading, and so are reasonably confident that the following is reasonably reliable.
(2) BLG1894 reports that "The ancestor of this family came into Northumberland immediately after the civil wars, and bought estates at Newton, Low Newton, Togstone, Bainsaugh, &c. He divided these estates among five of his sons, leaving money portions to the remainder of his family, seventeen in number. He bore the arms of the Cooks of Gidea Hall, Essex, an ancient family of that name, though now extinct, and it is probable that he was descended from them." BLG1894 starts with his grandson, Samuel. Hodgson identifies Samuel's grandfather as ...
Edward Cook of Amble Newhall, later of Newton-on-the-Moor
m1. ?? (no name shown) this marriage shown on p338 but not p453
1. Richard Cook (a 1664)
2. Margaret Cook presumed of this marriage
m. (26.11.16**) Edward Adams of ****
m. (after 10.1657) Jane Patterson (dau/coheir of John Patterson of Togston)
3. John Cook of Togston (bpt **.12.1658, bur 2*.03.1710) mentioned on p338 but not on p453
  m1. Ann Brown (bur 20.01.1704/5??, dau of *** Brown of ***mouth)
  The main uncertainty on this page comes from the lack of any visible connection in the source page between John (and Ann) with the following. However, it looks logical and there is no better-fitting alternative.
  A. Edward Cook of Togston (b 02.01.1685/6, bur 10.12.1748)
m. (07/09.07.1713) Mary Brandling (bur 13.07.1745, dau/coheir of Ralph Brandling of Hoppen)
  i. John Cook of Togston (bpt 23.10.1720, d 05.02.1763)
  m. (18.04.1749) Mary Sibbit (b c1728?, bur 10.01.1803)
  a. Edward Cook of Togston (b 04.10.1753, bur 05.11.1786)
  m. (08.01.1778) Elizabeth Archbold (dau of John Archbold of Acton)
  (1) Jane Cook (b 27.12.1783)
m. (17.01.1805) Isaac Cookson of Gateshead Park
  b. Benjamin Cook of Newcastle (bpt 04.03.1757, d before 06.1795)
m. (20.11.1781) Dorothy Bayles (dau of Bannister Bayles of Newcastle) apparently parents of ...arried ...
  (1) Benjamin Cook of Newcastle (b 1783-4, d 22.04.1821)
  m. (Elizabeth) Tinniswood of Boothby
  (2)+ other issue - John of Wooler (had issue?), Margaret, Eleanor (bur 06.1795)
  c. Isabella Cook (b 13.01.1749/50)
  m. Andrew (Fogo?) of Warkworth
  d. Mary Cook (b 24.12.1750)
m. (17.06.1773) Henry Scott of Newcastle
  e. Margaret Cook (bpt 13.10.1755)
  m. (04.05.1781) Edward Wilson of Hspscot
  f.+ other issue - Edward (bpt 175?1), John (bpt 07.09.1759, bur 28.03.1765), Dorothy (b 22.08.1752, a 12.1777), Frances 9bpt 16.06.1758), Ann (b 04.03.1761, bur 23.08.1787), Jane (b 13.09.1762, bur 13.04.1765)
  ii. Edward Cook of Warkworth (bpt 2*.09.1729, 3rd son) probably married ...
  m. Deborah Cook (dau of John Cook of Eastfield)
  The following comes from 'A History of Northumberland' (vol 5, John Crawford Hodgson, 1899, 'Cook of Eastfield', p249).
  a. John Cook of Preston (near North Shields) (b 1758-9, d 13.06.1794 in the West Indies, 2nd son)
  m. (05.10.1786) Theodosia Hearn (b c1763, d 02.09.1805, dau of John Hearn of Low Eights)
  (1) John Hearn Cook had issue (1 dau)
  m. (13.12.1814) Margaret Hallowell (b c1792, d 13.09.1830, dau of North Hallowell of North Shields)
  (2) Theodosia Cook
  m. (16.09.1815) Henry Randolph Scott
  (3) Jane Cook (a 1831)
m. (sp?) _ Castles
  b.+ other issue - Edward of North Shields (bpt 10.11.1756, d 08.1797?, master & mariner), Ralph of North Shields (d before 1792, mariner), Henry of North Shields (a 1792), Thomas of North Shields (a 1792, mariner), Ann (a 1792), Deborah (bur 22.08.1776), Mary (bur 2*.11.1778)
  iii. Dorothy Cook (bpt 25.04.1714)
  m. (09.09.1730) Christopher Carr of Alnwick
  iv. Frances Cook (bpt 13.12.1716)
m. (30.09.1736) Thomas Smith of Togston
  v. Margaret Cook (bpt 02.11.1718)
  m. (01.03.1756) Thomas Capstick (d 1805, vicar of Mitford, perpetual curate of St St. Andrew Auckland)
  vi. Mary Cook (bpt 05.09.1719)
  m. (15.11.1743) Matthew Sibbit of Acton
  vii. Ann Cook (bpt 06.10.1724, bur 21.03.1794)
  m. (12.02.1759) William Orley of Warkworth
viii.+ other issue - Ralph (bpt 11.10.1722, bur 14.07.1728), Ann (bpt 21.04.1715, bur 06.02.1716/7)
  B. John Cook of Sturton Grange, Eastfield (b 20.09.1692, bur 13.07.1764)
  m. (05.1718) Deborah Whitehead (bur 30.07.1767, dau of Capt. Henry Whitehead)
  C. Christopher Cook of Acklington Park (b 12.03.1696/7, bur 26.04.1733)
  i. Jane Cook (a 1749)
  m. George Henderson of Newcastle (cooper)
  ii. Ann Cook (a 1749)
  m. William Hudson of Newcastle (brazier)
  iii. Barbara Cook (a 1749)
  D. Barbara Cook (b 10.09.1687)
  m. (c09.1714) John Archbold of Cowledge Park
  E. Anne Cook (b 18.10.1694)
m. (28.05.1719) Edward Wilson of ***ham
  F.+ other issue - Richard (b 15.06.1702, bur 02.12.1740), Jane (b 18.09.1686), Sarah (b 22.03.1698/9, d unm bur 23.07.1757), Mary (b 27.05.1704)
  m2. (01.01.1707/8) Anne Martin (dau of _ Martin of Seaton)
4. Edward Cook of Blakemoor (bpt 16.11.1662?, d 1731) mentioned on p338 but not on p453, had issue in Blakemoor
  m. Ann Wilson (dau of George Wilson (of Cleghorn?))
5. Samuel Cook of Amble Newhall & Newton-on-the-Moor (d unm bur 05.12.1692) not clear on p338 but clear on p453
6. William Cook of Brainshaugh (bpt 22.08.1669, bur 09.08.1748, sb 4th son?) mentioned on p338 but not on p453
m1. (18.07.1697) Jane Forster (dau of Ralph Forster of Elford & Hatrlaw)
  m2. (c04.1725) Dorothy Read of Amble
7. Joseph Cook of Newton-on-the-Moor (b c1684, bur 30.01.1742/3) this line followed on p453 which identifies him as 8th son (sb 9th?)
  m. Elizabeth Davison (dau of John Davison of Warkworth Barns, widow of William Smith of Togston)
  A. Samuel Cook of Newton-on-the-Moor & Snook Bank (bpt 23.09.1725, d 23.12.1796, youngest son) the first mentioned by BLG1894
  m. (1757) Elizabeth Barker (bur 27.05.1794, dau of George Barker of Weteslade, sister/heir of John)
  i. Joseph Cook of Newton-on-the-Moor (bpt 21.11.1759, d 24.05.1844)
  m. (05.08.1786) Sarah Brown (b 27.04.1768, d 11.01.1840, dau/heir of Edward Brown of Broomhill by Frances, dau of Robert Widdrington of Hauxley)
  a. Samuel Edward Cook of Newton-on-the-Moor, later Widdrington of Hauxley (dsp 11.01.1856, Captain RN)
  m. (18.09.1832) Dorothy Davison (dau of Alexander Davison of Swarland)
  b. Frances Cook or Widdrington (b 03.12.1788, d 31.10.1876)
  m. Shalleross Jacson (Captain, son of Rev. R. of Bebbington)
  Their 3rd but only surviving son inherited Newton Hall & Hauxley and assumed the name Widdrington.
  c.+ other issue - John (b 19.02.1790, d 12.06.1800), Joseph (b 19.05.1791, dsp 03.03.1825, cleric), Elizabeth (d unm 24.02.1820)
  ii.+ other issue - Samuel (bpt 29.05.1763,d 1800, Colonel), Mary in Newcastle (d before 08.07.1840)
  B.+ other issue - Samuel (bpt 29.05.1718, d infant), Samuel (bpt 16.09.1722, d infant), Jane (bpt 03.10.1720, d infant?), Jane (bpt 11.06.1723, d 12.07.1811), Barbara (d 1757), Elizabeth (bpt 17.08.1727 ,bur 12.09.1747)
Apart from Samuel & Joseph, p453 just shows "other issue" by Jane Patterson. The following are named on p338.
8. Anne Cook
  m. (01.01.1707/8) _ Martin of Seaton
9.+ other issue - Richard of Warkworth (bpt 10.10.1672, bur 02.12.1740), Thomas of Newcastle & Cresswell (bpt 31.01.1676, bur 28.01.1748/9?), Benjamin of Warkworth & Newton (bpt 22.08.1680, d unm bur 24.02.1757)

Main source(s): 'A History of Northumberland' (vol 5, John Crawford Hodgson, 1899, 'Cook of Amble New-Hall and Togston' (p338+) & 'Cook of Newton-on-the-Moor' (p453)) with a little input/support from BLG1894 ('Widdrington of Newton Hall')
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