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Re: What happened to Worthy CROOK
« Reply #36 on: Friday 08 March 19 09:24 GMT (UK) »
Hi Rosie

Iíve found an Ann Mellen and Abraham Crook as his possible parents?  Itís not confirmed.
Bax and Lovell were popular middle names in my family.  In Melksham area I read there used to be a Lord Lovell and Lovell House. Maybe they wanted to remember the area where they came from? Also the Braveheart film springs to mind where the Lord demanded rights to sleep with daughter on wedding night but think Iím entering the realms of flights of fantasy here, but who knows? Lovell is a very common middle name in that area.

Iíve attached some research, again itís not confirmed and why they have question marks after their names.  They were from another relative whoís been doing family history for a while.  As I havenít got the birth certs or any other certs itís not confirmed by me.

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Re: What happened to Worthy CROOK
« Reply #37 on: Friday 08 March 19 13:38 GMT (UK) »
The baptism for Absolom say his mother is Ann Crook with no mention of a father.  This would normally indicate that he was illegitimate.

I would think that the marriage at St Peter, Bolton, Lancashire in 1756 between Ann Mellen & Abraham Crook was unlikely to be the parents of Absalom.  They were both widowed when they married and of the parish of Bolton, Lancashire.  Do you have any evidence that they moved south.
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Re: What happened to Worthy CROOK
« Reply #38 on: Friday 08 March 19 14:48 GMT (UK) »
I would have to check with cousin. It will take me a few days.
I thought it unlikely they were his parents which is why I added the ? They did seem to travel for work especially mining, can understand Wiltshire to South Wales as itís not such a big hop, but Lancashire?  Unless they sent her away to have the baby?

Thanks for looking it up though.

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Re: What happened to Worthy CROOK
« Reply #39 on: Wednesday 29 May 24 22:44 BST (UK) »
Hi I am interested in this as part of my family tree as I am directly descended from Anne Crook and her son Absalom. I have seen a reference to another possible partner for Anne but it also suggests additional children but I cannot verify this. Anne was the daughter of William Crook , son of William Crook b 1705 Wiltshire. Havenít got more just yet.


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Re: What happened to Worthy CROOK
« Reply #40 on: Wednesday 05 June 24 17:32 BST (UK) »
Hi Crookie, Welcome to rootschat.

Scrook who is researching your Absalom does not appear to have been on here for a while, hopefully they will get an email to tell them you have posted.
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Re: What happened to Worthy CROOK
« Reply #41 on: Thursday 06 June 24 09:35 BST (UK) »
Hi Crookie, Welcome to rootschat.

Scrook who is researching your Absalom does not appear to have been on here for a while, hopefully they will get an email to tell them you have posted.

Thanks Rosie99, that's very interesting. I am just looking at recent info regarding Absalom's potential great grandfather's family but it needs more verification. Records are difficult in the late 1600's.

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Re: What happened to Worthy CROOK
« Reply #42 on: Tuesday 11 June 24 13:02 BST (UK) »
Hi Susan Crook, just seen your posts. I am looking into the Crook line and can trace back to Absalom Bax and beyond. It would be good to understand our possible connection.Thanks, Chris

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Re: What happened to Worthy CROOK
« Reply #43 on: Tuesday 11 June 24 13:21 BST (UK) »
Just to say although Absalom is not in the line I was looking at I believe that Bax is not his name. Looking at the baptism it says base as in base born ie illegitimate.  Ancestry has transcribed it wrongly.
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Re: What happened to Worthy CROOK
« Reply #44 on: Tuesday 11 June 24 14:22 BST (UK) »
Thank you !
 I was aware of the 'base born' comment but did not connect that with Bax. I didn't dig deeper as I have connections in my other tree with a Bax family and never questioned it. Absalom is enough of an unusual name on its own eh??
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