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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:37 pm 
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I think the answer or at least part of the reason for Cooke becoming Bowen Cooke is to be found in a notice found in a bound volume of special weekly notices in our archives at Kenilworth. Cooke the CME was continually receiving correspondence which should have been directed to Cooke which was the name of the stationmaster at Crewe at the same time. C J B Cooke thereby issued the instruction that all correspondence be addressed to Bowen Cooke to avoid the inconvenience.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:24 am 
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I have spent an hour or two on the Ancestry website and come up with the following (expanding on Martin's info):
(I am pleased to have a subscription to Ancestry - family history is another hobby of mine)

Charles John Bowen Cooke b.11 Jan 1859 Orton W, Northants; d. 18 Oct 1920 St Mawes
mar 22 Aug 1885 Annie Smith (1862 - 1945)

children of C J B Cooke:
Charles Bowen, b.10 July 1886; d. 1910 (2nd q) Nantwich Reg Dist. Clerk on LNWR. Probably unmarried.
Faith Frances b. 29 July 1887; d.9 Mar 1980 Falmouth, Cornwall
- mar 12 Dec 1908 Cheltenham - Dudley Raymond Harris (1879 - 1960)
Annie Kathleen b.4 Mar 1889 Rugby, Warwickshire, d.1972 St Mawes (nothing else known)
Erica Lilian b.9 Oct 1892 Rugby, Warwickshire; d. Dec 1981 Mendip, Som
- mar 1 Jun 1918 St Pancras - Archibald Delap Robinson (1888-1958)
Victor Rashleigh Bowen b.11 June 1897 Rugby, Warwickshire; d.12 Oct 1988 Kingsbridge Devon (lived in Hemel H 1939)
- mar Dec 1931 Eton - Eileen Kitty Lowther-Clark(1902–1978)
Eileen Mary b.9 Mar 1904 Crewe; d. Oct 2001 Mendip, Som
- mar 27 July 1932 St Mawes - Christopher Birdwood Tracey (1898-1934) (lived in Putney 1954-64)

children of Faith Frances Cooke and Dudley Raymond Harris:
Honor Corveth Harris b.13 Dec 1910 Falmouth, Cornwall; d.1990
Loveday Harris b.27 July 1913 Falmouth, Cornwall; d.2004

children of Erica Lilian Cooke and Archibald Delap Robinson:
(several possible, none confirmed; would need to purchase birth certificates for each)

children of Victor Rashleigh Bowen Cooke and Eileen Kitty Lowther-Clark:
Bruce J B Cooke b.29 May 1937 Marylebone; d. Dec 1942 Hemel Hempsted
Coralie P B Cooke b.1940 Hemel Hempsted (possibly still alive)

children of Eileen Mary Cooke and Christopher Birdwood Tracey:
Mary Faith Tracey b.12 Aug 1937 Falmouth; d.21 Dec 2010 Wells, Som

so that's three generations of Cookes. In theory it would be possible to identify members of the fourth generation, but that's even more work! Let me know if you want me to do it. All the above are now deceased, with the possible exception of Coralie, who would be 78.

Likewise the railway careers of Charles and Victor could be elaborated in detail.

Hope this helps!


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