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George Hood 1815 Selby Marriage - James Cookin / James Cook in W
« on: Monday 03 October 16 17:28 BST (UK) »
Hello All

Some of George Hood's grandchildren (by James Hood, George Hood's son) carried surnames in their middle names, named after earlier generations.

One carried COOK (Elizabeth Cook Hood), being named after ?
One carried WILKINSON (John Wilkinson Hood) linked to James wife Sarah - Sarah's side.
One carried RUSSELL (William Russell Hood), being the maiden surname of George Hood's wife, Sarah (Sarah Russell).
One carried ALFRED (James Alfred Hood) Alfred, either a surname or forename.
One carried ARUNDEL (George Arundel Hood), being James Hood's wife Sarah Hood (nee Arundel)
One carried PEARSON (Bernard Pearson Hood)


Having been totally misled by the Selby BT Marriage copy and my original photocopy from film (posted from Selby Library) which was reproduced fairly light, I have now managed to get a better image of the original 1815 Selby Marriage entry, which I attach.

James Cookin W

My wife who worked as a Clerk in a Solicitors and then spent all her working life in various admin rolls, feels the signature could say ...

James Cook in W meaning ...

James Cook in Witness

Apparently, prefixing or following your signature by the words in Witness was used on documents.

Sarah's Signature
It seems that Sarah has started her signature and been advised to sign further to the right and has started again.

Now, I'm wondering if the mystery Cook, was James Cook and a relation? 

Thank you.
Regards Mark
"George HOOD of Selby" Before 1812?

Born about 1785 (Yorkshire per 1841 Census)

Married Sarah RUSSELL at Selby 1815 newspaper - "both of that place".

Buried in the Quaker Burial Ground at Selby as "Not in Membership" in 1845, aged 60 years.

George HOOD of Selby was refused Membership of the Quakers in 1836.

Elected Overseer of the Poor of Selby in 1838.

Had both known (Selby) and unknown (some not stated 1846) property interests.

Possible (but unknown) links to COOK and/or PEARSON names.

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Re: George Hood 1815 Selby Marriage - James COOK in W
« Reply #1 on: Monday 03 October 16 17:31 BST (UK) »
I think it says James Cookin. Then the next squiggle is a crossed out S where Sarah started to sign her name rather off the line, then crossed it out and started again a bit higher up.
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Re: George Hood 1815 Selby Marriage - James COOK in W
« Reply #2 on: Monday 03 October 16 17:47 BST (UK) »

Sarah's Signature
It seems that Sarah has started her signature and realising the S is over the W, has started again.

Surely Sarah would have signed her name before it was witnessed  ???  It is more likely that the squiggle is crossing out the S

I also think that the name is Cookin  and not two words Cook in

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Re: George Hood 1815 Selby Marriage - James COOK in W
« Reply #3 on: Monday 03 October 16 18:14 BST (UK) »

Sarah's Signature
It seems that Sarah has started her signature and realising the S is over the W, has started again.

Surely Sarah would have signed her name before it was witnessed  ???  It is more likely that the squiggle is crossing out the S

I also think that the name is Cookin  and not two words Cook in

Hi
I have added a bit to my original post, how the children of George Hood's son James Hood, carried surnames from an earlier generation.

Re Sarah Russel's signature, it does seem she started and perhaps been advised to start further over to the right.

Signatures can have a habit of joining and perhaps 'in' has got lazily joined up to Cook.

According to the middle names of James Hood's children, there is a strong suggestion, to be looking for a Cook surname and a Pearson surname somewhere (I have added a bit to my first post)?

Regards Mark
"George HOOD of Selby" Before 1812?

Born about 1785 (Yorkshire per 1841 Census)

Married Sarah RUSSELL at Selby 1815 newspaper - "both of that place".

Buried in the Quaker Burial Ground at Selby as "Not in Membership" in 1845, aged 60 years.

George HOOD of Selby was refused Membership of the Quakers in 1836.

Elected Overseer of the Poor of Selby in 1838.

Had both known (Selby) and unknown (some not stated 1846) property interests.

Possible (but unknown) links to COOK and/or PEARSON names.

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Re: George Hood 1815 Selby Marriage - James COOK in W
« Reply #4 on: Monday 03 October 16 18:20 BST (UK) »
Have you checked other marriages around the same time in that parish to see if he witnesses any others.  Witnesses are not necessarily related

It could be Cockin as well.
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Re: George Hood 1815 Selby Marriage - James COOK in W
« Reply #5 on: Monday 03 October 16 18:59 BST (UK) »
I think you may be rather clutching at a straw trying to find a Cook connection!

The name used as middle name may refer back to someone many generations further back, on any one of the lines going back. Or is may be after a family friend, perhaps someone who acted as Godparent. Or it may just be more random - was he born in Captain Cook era for example!
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Re: George Hood 1815 Selby Marriage - James COOK in W
« Reply #6 on: Monday 03 October 16 20:00 BST (UK) »
Hi, I have to agree that the name looks to be "Cookin", but could also be "Cockin"

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Re: George Hood 1815 Selby Marriage - James Cookin / James Cook in W
« Reply #7 on: Monday 03 October 16 20:35 BST (UK) »

From an earlier post on one of the other threads a William COOK married an Elizabeth HOOD in 1804 Christchurch, Tynemouth.

From baptisms of this couple it does say mother/bride was from the parish of Newcastle All Saints, where in 1780 there is a baptism of Elizabeth HOOD daughter of  a John HOOD mariner in 1780.
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Re: George Hood 1815 Selby Marriage - James Cookin / James Cook in W
« Reply #8 on: Monday 03 October 16 23:10 BST (UK) »
As this is presumably a print from a microfilm, is there any possibility you could get a colour reproduction of the original?  Might make things a bit clearer.
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