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COCK AND CRACKNEL BRANCH


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Last revision 21 Oct 2013

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The Cock family is descended from Agnes Johnson, daughter of Edward Johnson and Mary Greenfield who are the common ancestors

The following surnames appear in this list (apart from COCK(S)). Please click on the name which interests you

Annear...Arnold...Bailey...Bidgood...Booty...Bull...Cracknel...Day...Dobson ...Edwards...Ezzy...Field
Fisher...Fletcher...Forby...Freyburg...Gale...Gannon...Gathercole...George...Graham...Greenfield...Grimmer 1766...Grimmer abt 1798...Hatton...Hiscock
Hooper...Hubbard...Johnson...Marshall...Manborn...Matthews...Payne...Penny...Perry
Pettit...Rowley...Rudland...Spraggs...Taylor...Warne...Whittaker...Wiltshire

There are two marriages recorded in Weeting in the seventeenth century one of which may be the parents of No 1 Edward
John COCK m Margaret RUSSELL 2 Jun 1664
Abraham COCK m Rose RANDS 18 Apr 1667



GENERATION 1

1 Edward COCK bur 25 Apr 1747 Hockwold m Ann bur 6 Sep 1768 Hockwold

Children of Edward and Ann
2......Elizabeth Cock bap 28 Jan 1699 Hockwold St Peter
3......
John Cock bap 28 Feb 1702/3 Hockwold bur 4 Jul 1707 Wilton
4......Edward Cock bap 18 Mar 1704 Wilton bur 12 Apr Wilton
5 ....Thomas Cock bur 17 Sep 1717 Wilton
6......William Cock 1 Aug 1706 Wilton m Elizabeth HATTON 30 Nov 1720 Wilton



GENERATION 2

3 John COCK m Margaret Hockwold

Children of John and Margaret
7....Edward Cock bap 28 Jun 1738 Wilton
8....John Cock bap 13 May 1739 Wilton bur 16 May 1739 Wilton
9....Elizabeth Cock bap 24 Jul 1740 Wilton
10....Mary Cock bap 29 Apr 1742 Wilton
11....Joseph Cock bap 1 May 1744 Hockwold
12....Ann Cock bap 3 Jul 1757 Hockwold



GENERATION 3

11 Joseph COCK m Sarah GRIMMER 29 Jul 1766 Hockwold St Peter's

Children of Joseph and Sarah
13......Joseph Cock bap 2 Jan 1768 Hockwold m Elizabeth
Note: Joseph was a farmer in Hockwold in 1841 when they had two servants, John DENT aged 13 and Jane HOWLET aged 17 living in.
14......Field Cock bap 27 Dec 1769 Hockwold d 1st qr 1838 [Thetford 13 214]
15......John Cock bap 25 Oct 1771 Hockwold (living with parents in Hockwold 1841
16......Robert Cock dob unknown



GENERATION 4

13 Joseph COCK m (a) Ursula GRIMMER abt 1797

Children of Joseph and Ursula
17......Joseph Cock bap 7 May 1798 Wilton
18......Robert Cock bap 15 Jan 1800 Wilton
19......James Cock bap 11 Sep 1801 Wilton bur 2 Oct 1802 Wilton
20......Mary Cock dob unknown bur 13 Jan 1806 Wilton
21......Margaret Cock b 7 Feb bap 8 Feb (privately) Wilton


22 John CRACKNEL b abt 1755 d 10 Sep 1821 Feltwell m Sarah BOOTY 13 Oct 1795 Banham

Note: Witnesses to the marriage were John TAYLOR and Wm GATHERCOLE

Children of John and Sarah Cracknel
23......Mary Cracknel bap 5 Aug 1794 in Feltwell d 5 Jan 1872
24......Robert Cracknel (ag lab in 1861 living at "Barracks", Feltwell m Mary Ann PETTIT b 1897 Feltwell
25......John Cracknel d 11 Aug 1782
26......
Elizabeth m John MANBORN


14 Field COCK bap 27 Dec 1769 Hockwold m [a] Elizabeth [b] Jane of Feltwell, [c] 7a Margaret GRIMMER [see Matthews branch]

Note: Wilton register states that Field is of Feltwell, but was the owner of Lynn Cottage, now 82 Main St, Wilton

Children of Field and Elizabeth
27......Thomas Cock bap 18 May 1784 Feltwell
28......Lydia Cock bap 28 Apr 1786

Children of Field and Jane of Feltwell
29......Esther Cock bap 3 May 1789 Wilton

Children of Field and Margaret Cock
30......Field Cock bap 15 Sep 1799 Wilton
Note: In 1841 Field was a "machine man", living at the Barracks Feltwell
31......Robert Cock bap 6 Aug 1801 Wilton m Mary b abt 1798.
Note: Robert was a farmer in 1841 in Hockwold
32......Grimmer Cock b abt 1805 Hockwold
33......Sarah Cock bap 30 Nov 1806 Hockwold
34......Mary Cock bap 7 July 1808 Hockwold
35......Edward Cock bap 20 Sep 1809 bur 1 Oct 1809
36......Joseph Cock bap 14 Jun 1811 bur 16 Jun 1811
Note: Joseph lived in Feltwell in 1841 and in 1851 he was in Hockwold as a master wheelwright


Note: there was also a Joseph COCK who kept the "Ball" public house in 1845.



GENERATION 5

30 Field COCK m 10 Mary CRACKNEL (b 1804 d 15 Jan 1872) 20 Nov 1816 Feltwell

Note: Witnesses to the wedding were John CRACKNELL and Wm GRAHAM. Field was a carpenter in 1841and 1851 living in Wilton Street, Hockwold , and had two servants - James GORE aged 20 and Jane WATSON aged 15. In 1851 Jane was at home, and John CRACKNELL was an apprentice carpenter to Field, living in. In 1861 Field and Mary had a servant, Elizabeth JOHNSON b 1794 Feltwell



Auction notice from the Bury & Norwich Post of 14th September 1831



Children of Field and Mary Cock

37......Field Cock b 1811 d 4th qr 1862 [Thetford 4b 299]
Note: The 1841 census shows Field as deaf and a farmer of 123 acres employing 3 men: Mary, his sister was housekeeper. He had inherited the copyhold from his father, Field Cock, and was admitted on 20 Oct 1840 by the Manor court in Mildenhall, which you can see here.. When Field died his will provided that his estate should pass to his sister Mary (24a below) and she was admitted to the copyhold tenancy of small parcels of land on 24 Aug 1864 at the Manor Court in Mildenhall of that date. (I have the transfer on the original vellum)
38......Robert Cock bap 14 Sep 1817 [Carpenter in Feltwell] d 11 Apr 1886
39......Jane Cock bap 21 Apr 1820 Feltwell m Joseph RUDLAND (b 1817, d 1869) abt 1842
40......Mary Cock dob unknown


32 Grimmer COCK m Sarah EDWARDS 21 Oct 1827 Wilton St James

Note: Grimmer was a farmer in Hockwold in 1841 and in 1851 when he was shown as having 18 acres and employing one labourer. Witnesses to the marriage were Sarah STEED and Joseph COCK

Children of Grimmer and Sarah
41......Sarah Cock b 1828 m John EDWARDS 1st qr 1846 [Guiltcross 13 305]
42......Sally Cock b 1829 Hockwold
43......Susan Cock b 1831


Note: There was also a James COCK a machine man, aged 30 living at Feltwell in 1841, and John COCK b abt 1836 Felwell in charge of "his father's mill" at Hockwold aged 15 in 1851: living with him at Mill House were his sister Sally aged 17, a dressmaker, b in Feltwell Caroline b abt 1846 Feltwell, and Anthony BROWN b 1837, a visitor



GENERATION 6

37 Field COCK m (a) Elizabeth (b 1816) (b) Mary FORBY (b 1809) 2nd qr 1870 [Thetford 4b 636]

Note: Field was an ag lab living at Barracks, Feltwell in 1841. In 1881 he was an ag lab at Bell Street, Mud Island, Feltwell In 1891 he and Mary were living on their own means at the same address.

Children of Field and Elizabeth
44......Frances Cock b 1835
45......Elizabeth Cock b 1st qr 1838 [Thetford 13 274]
46......Thomas Cock b 1st qr 1839 [Thetford 13 278]
47......George Cock b 1st qr 1840 [Thetford 13 297]


38 Robert COCK m (a) Mary RAIVER ( d 3rd qr 1842 [Thetford 13 199) 3rd qr 1840 [Thetford 13 425] (b) Elizabeth GREENFIELD (b 1 Jan 1817 Buckenham d 17 Nov 1890 in Buckenham) 4th qr 1842 [Thetford 13 747]

Note: Robert and Elizabeth were living at the Kings Arms in Feltwell in 1861 where Robert is described as a carpenter. In 1871 they were at Main Street, Hockwold cum Wilton, and Robert was described as landowner and farmer

Children of Robert and Elizabeth Cock

48......Mary Ann Cock b 3rd qr 1843 [Thetford 13 273]
49......Greenfield Cock b 3rd qr 1845 Wilton [Thetford XII 309] d 31 Aug 1904 Feltwell [Thetford 4b 210] m Mary Edwards FLETCHER (b 23 Jul 1846) in 1870 [see Johnson branch here and Matthews branch here]
Note: Greenfield seems to have been a man of many parts. In 1861 he is described as an apprentice carpenter, but he became a wheelwright in later years. In 1871 he was a carpenter living in Wilton.In 1879/80 he is listed in a directory as a "steam miller" . In 1881 he appears in the census as a builder and wheelwright employing 4 men and one boy living in Bell Street, Feltwell. In 1891 he was living in Bell Street, Feltwell as a builder and miller and he was described in a directory of 1892 just as a miller. When he died he was described as a builder.He lived in Bell Street, Feltwell, in a house later occupied by Mr Parnell, the village barber. An account of his funeral may be seen here
50...... Amelia Jane Cock b 13 Apr 1847 d 4 Sep 1923 The Upper Mill, Southend Catford.
Note: She is buried with brother Alfred and his wife Mary in Lewisham cemetery
51......Alfred Cock b 26 Feb 1849
Note: Alfred changed his name to COOK
52......Charles Jabez Cock b 2nd qr 1851 [ [Thetford 13 355] bap 1 May 1851, carpenter, d 26 July 1913 in a fall from his horse in Kemps Lane, Hockwold. See Johnson branch here
53......George Herbert Cock b 3rd qr 1856 [Thetford 4b 348]
Note: A theory that George was involved in the Indian Mutiny as a soldier has been disproved, but there must have been another branch of the Cock family in Feltwell at the same time.
54......Arthur Cock b 1st qr 1859 [Thetford 4b 425]
55...... Edith Theresa Cock b 2nd qr 1862 Hockwold bap 1863



GENERATION 7

46 Thomas COCK m Thirza SPRAGGS 3rd qr 1869 [Thetford 4b 657]

Note: In 1891 Thomas was an ag lab living in Feltwell.

Children of Thomas and Thirza
56......Emma Cock b 2nd qr 1871 [Thetford 4b 389] d 1892 Henstead
57......Alice Maud Cock b 1st qr 1876 [Thetford 4b 391]


48 Mary Ann COCK m Robert GEORGE ( b 1844 Ringsfield, Suffolk) 25 Jun 1851 Wesleyan Chapel, Methwold

Note: Robert was a draper and lived all their married life at 38 Ber Street, Norwich

Children of Robert and Mary Ann
58......Harry George b 2nd qr 1869 [Norwich 4b 123]
59......May George b 3rd qr 1871 [Norwich 4b 125]
60......Edgar George b 3rd qr 1873 [Norwich 4b 121]
61......Edith George b 1st qr 1876 [Norwich 4b 127]
Note: In 1901 Edith was an assistant draper
62......Alfred George b 1st qr 1876 [Norwich 4b 127]
63......George Robert George b 1st qr 1877 [Norwich 4b 135]
Note: In 1901 George was a carpenter
64......Mary Kate George b 2nd qr 1879 [Norwich 4b 138]
Note: In 1901 Kate was an assistant draper
65......Gertrude Eleanor George b 1st qr 1882 [Norwich 4b 142]
66......Frank George b 1883 Norwich [census]
67......William Thomas George b 3rd qr 1884 [Norwich 4b 145]


See Johnson Branch]
71......Ethel Sarah Cock b 2nd qr 1875 [Thetford 4b 377] m Harry JOHNSON [See Johnson Branch]
72......William Robert Cock b 1st qr 1877 Feltwell [Thetford 4b 396] M Annie Elizabeth KEMP (b 1877 d 1912) Sep 1905
73......Dora Lilian Cock b 3rd qr 1878 [Thetford 4b 373] d 26 Mar 1959 m Ernest Russell MATTHEWS Jun 1905 Kent
[
see Matthews Branch ]
74......Kate Louise Cock b 3rd qr 1881 [Thetford 4b 392]
Note: Kate emigrated to Boston, Massachusetts arriving on 5 Oct 1905
75......Elsie Winifred Gwendoline Cock b 6 Nov 1883 Feltwell [Thetford 4b 381] m Edward Stratton SMITH Dec 1906


50 Jane Amelia COCK m Jacob PERRY (b 15 May 1858 Charlton d 10 Sep 1931) 13 Jul 1881 Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Thetford

Note: Jacob left school at a very early age and became a shepherd in Charlton, nr Pewsey, Wiltshire but moved to Burgess Hill, Sussex about 1879 where he met Jane. He subsequently became a farmer. Jane changed her name to Jane Amelia for the marriage but was always known as Jane and was registerd at birth as Amalia Jane. About 1883 they moved to Lewisham where the family was raised. Jacob was buried in a pauper's grave

Children of Jacob and Jane

76......George Frank Perry b 15 Apr 1882 Sussex d 18 Jul 1951
77......Ernest Perry b 23 Jan 1884 d, unmarried in Eltham, New Zealand 20 Sep1909 Note: Ernest was driving his bakers cart along a road in Eltham, NZ., and his cart overturned as the result of the poor condition of the road (ie: there was a big hole in it!)
78......Edith Mary Perry b 23 May 1885 d 23 Oct 1912 (of TB - she was unmarried)
79......Willie Perry b 9 Aug 1887 d 28 May 1972
80......Amelia Perry b 28 Feb 1889 d 29 May 1909 (of TB - she was unmarried)


52 Charles Jabez COCK m Agnes JOHNSON (b 25 Aug 1854 d 4 Feb 1939 in Hockwold) 4th qr 1879 [Thetford 4b 1157
9 Nov 1879, at Hockwold. Charles was a farmer and coal dealer in 1883

Children of Charles and Agnes
81......
Garnet Cock b 4th qr 1880 Hockwold [Thetford 4b 379]
82......Gordon Cock b 3rd qr 1885 Hockwold [Thetford 4b 370] d Feb 1939 in Concord, Sydney, Australia

Note: There may be a connection with the Walden branch which you can see here


54 Arthur COCK m Maria WARNE (b abt 1858 Ely) 4th qr 1883 [Ely 3b 1263]

Note: In 1891 the family was at High Street, Hockwold cum Wilton. Arthur was a grocer, draper and carpenter and Maria was a dressmaker. They had a servant, Emma E ARNOLD b 1873 Wilton

Children of Arthur and Maria
83......Reginald Arthur Cock b 2nd qr 1885 Hockwold [Thetford 4b 381] m Ellen C DAY 2nd qr 1925 [Guildford 2a 201]
Note: Reginald was a chemist's assistant in 1911 boarding at 129 High Street, Guildford
84......Jeanette Marguerite Cock b 3rd qr 1887 Hockwold [Thetford 4b 376] m Frank J FREYBURG 1st qr 1926 [Croydon 2a 532]


55 Edith Teresa COCK m Thomas Henry YELF (b Jun 1860 Middlesex) 3rd qr 1884

Note: The family emigrated to Canada. In 1901 Edith was atying with Francis YELF her husband's brother at Avondale Rd, Newport, Isle of Wight with Dorothy

Children of Thomas and Edith
85......Florence Yelf b 1888 Norwich
86......Donald Harry Yelf b 1892 [Norwich 4b 190] d 18 Jun 1943 Vancouver, Canada m Edith Grace SHOCKLEY 29 Apr 1920 Prince Rupert, Canada
87......Dorothy A Yelf b 1893 Norwich



GENERATION 8

56 Emma COCK m Henry BAILEY 2nd qr 1890 [Thetford 4b 621]

Child of Henry and Emma
88......Winifred Cicely T Bailey b 1st qr 1891 [Thetford 4b 385]
Note: Winifred was in the Orphanage at Newington Green, Islington in 1901. In 1911 she was a servant at the House for Incurables at St Marylebone, London


76 George Frank PERRY m (a) Jessie PAYNE 11 Jun 1907 (b) Gladys DOBSON 14 Mar 1923

Note: Jessie died at the age of 40, and George took on a housekeeper, Gladys Dobson, whom he subsequently married

Children of George and Jessie
89......Isobel Mary Perry b 9 Jul 1910 Pewsey, [Pewsey 5a 138] Wilts d 11 Apr 1991
90......Elsie Grace Perry b 28 Sep 1911 [Pewsey 5a 242] d 12 Jan 1995 m Hubert PENNY 16 Nov 1946

Child of George and Gladys
91......
Joyce Perry b 22 Feb 1936 d 28 Aug 2002


79 Willie PERRY m (a) Mary HUBBARD 22 May 1912 (b) Emma BULL 26 Apr 1939


92......Willie Perry b 15 Aug 1913 d 20 Aug 1913
93......Ernest Perry b 22 Jun 1914 d Jan 1994
94......Gladys Perry b 4 Jan 1916 d 26 Mar 1916
95......Charles Perry b 20 Nov 1917 d 3 Apr 1968
96......Gladys Perry b 22 Jul 1920 m Leslie GALE 31 Aug 1943


81 Garnet COCKS (Note the added “s”) m Catherine JOHNSON 4th qr 1819 [Newcatle on Tyne 10b 184]

Children of Garnet and Catherine Cocks
97......Joseph Cocks b 19 May 1917 [Newcstle on Tyne 1b D46]
98......Catherine Agnes Cocks b 4th qr 1919 [Castle Ward 10b 770]
99......Theresa Doreen Cocks b 2nd qr 1922 [Castle Ward 10b 706]


82 Gordon COCKS m ?

Child of Gordon Cocks
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100......Valerie Cocks



GENERATION 9

89 Isobel Mary PERRY m Douglas WILTSHIRE 20 Oct 1934 [Pewsey 5a 417]

Children of Douglas and Isobel
101......Barbara Joy (known as Joy) Wiltshire b 30 Aug 1936 m Peter ROWLEY 1 Aug 1959 (now div)
102......Rosemary Jean (Rose) Wiltshire b 26 Jul 1941 m Eric John HOOPER 20 Mar 1971


91 Joyce PERRY m Donald HISCOCK 30 Aug 1969

Child of Donald and Joyce
103......Carol Anne Hiscock b 19 Jun 1970 m Justin BIDGOOD 25 Jul 2004


93 Ernest PERRY m Ivy

Children of Ernest and Ivy
104......Phyllis Margaret Perry b 23 Feb 1940
105......Jean Barbara (now ANNEAR) Perry b 9 Mar 1954 (now div)


95 Charles PERRY m Iris HATCHARD 16 Jun 1940

Children of Charles and Iris
106......Jack Perry b 24 Aug 1941 believed married twice
107......Patricia Perry b 17 Dec 1947 m David BRISTOW 19 Jun 1971


98 Cetherine Agnes COCKS m John GANNON2nd qr 1941 [Don Valley 9c 2546]

Children of John and Agnes
108......John Gannon
109......Michael Gannon b 2nd qr 1947 [Don Valley 2b 747]
110......Anthony Gannon b 4th qr 1952 [Don Valley 2b 552]
111......Maria C Gannon b 2nd qr 1959 [Don Valley 2b 691]


99 Theresa Doreen COCKS m John T H MARSHALL 2nd qr 1944 [Don Valley 9c 1916]

Children of John and Doreen
112...... Peter Marshall b 1st qr 1946 [Don Valley 9c 1541]
113......Linda A Marshall b 5th qr 1951 [Don Valley 2b 537]
114......John Marshall b 4th qr 1961 [Don Valley 2b 684]


97 Joe COCKS m Jess WHITTAKER

Child of Joe and Jess COCKS
115......Maureen Ann Cocks b Oct 3 1945 Doncaster m Martin FISHER


38 Valarie COCKS m EZZY

Children of Ezzy and Valerie Ezzy
116......Alan Ezzy [policeman, plumber and Mayor]
117......Ralph Ezzy



GENERATION 10


115 Alan EZZY m Patricia (a nurse)
Note: Alan is currently (2002) State co-ordinator for the Court and legal service section of the police force in New South Wales, having been a senior prosecutor for 34 years. He is a counsellor for the Holroyd district of Sydney and has been mayor there. He is chairman of the State flood mitigation authorities, and is heavily involved with Rotary International


Children of Alan and Patricia

118......Simone Ezzy b abt 1972 Sydney Australia [studying arts/law]
119......Renee Ezzy b abt 1975 Sydney Australia [works for Sydney North Beach Council]
120......Vanessa Ezzy dob unknown.



Many thanks to Martin and 115 Maureen FISHER , 102 Rose HOOPER and 105 Jane ANNEAR for their research which has enabled most of this page. You can contact Martin and Maureen

and Rose



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