. Thomas Benjamin Cook 1881- 1954

Ancestry tree has Thomas Benjamin Cook born 13/11/1881 in Ainstey Street

1881 Thomas Benjamin Cook was born Ainsty Street, Rotherhithe on 13/11/1881 to George Cook & Sarah Jane Nelson ,

His siblings in the 1891C, Albert Vincent Cook 1884, Joseph John 1876, & Hannah Cook 1874 also have mother Nelson

His birth date, 27/11/1879, in the 1939 register is, surprisingly, 2 years out and not even the right day of November

1891C. Thomas Cook,10, was living Osprey Street, Rotherhithe with his father, stepmother & 7 siblings

George Cook
Head
Married Male 46 1845 Dock labourer London, Middlesex, England
Maria Cook
Wife
Married Female 49 1842 - London, Middlesex, England
George Cook
Son
Single Male 25 1866 Dock labourer London, Middlesex, England
George Cook
Son
Single Male 21 1870 Dock labourer London, Middlesex, England
William Cook
Son
Single Male 21 1870 Dock labourer London, Middlesex, England
Hannah Cook
Daughter
Single Female 16 1875 Tin factory labourer London, Middlesex, England
Joseph Cook
Son
- Male 14 1877 Dock labourer London, Middlesex, England
Thomas Cook
Son
- Male 10 1881 Scholar London, Middlesex, England
Albert Cook
Son
- Male 7 1884 Scholar Rotherhithe, Surrey, England
Maria Cook
Daughter
- Female 5 1886 Scholar London, Middlesex, England

1901C. Thomas Cook, 19, dock labourer, was living 52 Osprey Street, Rotherhithe with his father, step mother & 2 siblings

Richard G Cook
Head
Married Male 55 1846 - Rotherhithe, Surrey, England
Maria Cook
Wife
Married Female 57 1844 - Rotherhithe, Surrey, England
Richard G Cook
Son
Single Male 33 1868 Dock laborer Rotherhithe, Surrey, England
Thomas Cook
Son
Single Male 19 1882 Dock laborer Rotherhithe, Surrey, England
Albert Cook
Son
Single Male 16 1885 Dock laborer Rotherhithe, Surrey, England

1901. Thomas Cook, 20, labourer, married Rhoda Watson , 21, in St Marys, Rotherhithe on 13/10/1901. His address 6 Elephant Lane; hers 16 Elaphant Lane. His father George Cook labourer; hers Thomas Watson labourer.

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1910 Joseph Christopher Cook was born to Thomas & Rhoda

1911C. Thomas Cook, 40, dock labourer, was living 4 Globe Bldgs, Beastop Street, Bermondsey with his wife, Rhoda, 4 children and a boarder. They were living in 3 rooms, had been married 9 years, & had 7 children of whom 3 had died

Thomas Cook
Head
Married Male 30 1881 Dock labourer Rotherhithe London
Rhoda Cook
Wife
Married Female 30 1881 - Rotherhithe London
Rhoda Cook
Daughter
Single Female 9 1902 School Rotherhithe London
Thomas Cook
Son
Single Male 8 1903 School Rotherhithe London
Alice Cook
Daughter
Single Female 4 1907 - -
Joseph Cook
Son
Single Male 0 1911 - Rotherhithe
George Middleton
Boarder
Married Male 31 1880 Lighterman Newcastle

So Thomas & Rhoda had 6?? children: Rhoda 1902; Thomas 1903; Alice 1907; Joseph 1910, Jennie 1913 and Amelia 1916 - Check post 1911 births

1913. Jennie Cook was born on 16/1/1913 at 6 Globe Buildings, Rotherhithe - their 5th child . Father, Thomas, givven as Dock timber worker

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1921C. Thomas Cook, was living St Olave Bermondsey with Rhoda, Mary and 5 others- record not purchased

1939 Register. Thomas Cook, born 27/11/1879, incapacitated, was living 197 Redriff Estate Surrey Quays with his wife, Rhoda, 2 daughters and a lodger

Thomas Cook 27 Nov 1879 Male Incapacitated Gen Labourer Married 212 1
Rhoda Cook 22 Jul 1880 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 212 2
Alice (M) Cook 02 Jul 1906 Female Chocolate Maker Factory Single 212 3

Amelia Cook 26 Oct 1916 Female Jam making factory hand

The record for this person is officially closed.! , but shows Amelia on the original!!1

George Middleton 03 Jun 1880 Male Port Of London Authority Lockman Married 212 5

1940s-1954 . Thomas & Rhoda lived in Rotherhithe,  in the middle of the docks area. Grandson, Chris, recalls visiting her, in a ground floor flat.  The river passed at the end of her road, in t

Chris recalls that when they visited Thomas didn’t respond or recognise them, so they didn’t go very often.  It  was quite a journey from Erith in those days and a sad visit.

1954 Thomas Cook, 73, dock worker retired, died 11/10/1954 at 197? Redruth Estate, SE16. Cause of death a. bronchitis, b. myocardial ?? and c. retention ? due to ?? Informant J. Cook, son, of 59 Lower Road Erith

1954d.c.

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