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How do I fit into the Cocker family tree?
My great-grandmother was Jayne Seymour Cocker. Her father was Benjamin Cocker. His father was Joshua Cocker born 11 Feb 1862. His father was Joshua Cocker born 11 Nov 1824 in Yorkshire, and who moved with his wife Elizabeth Lobley to Tasmania, Australia before settling in Nukualofa, Tonga in 1859/1860 where many have referred to him as the first British vice-Consul to Tonga. His father was Benjamin Cocker born 17 Aug 1785 in Huddersfield, England. His father was another Benjamin Cocker born 22nd Nov 1758 in Elland, England. His father is the first member of the Cocker family that I can trace back to, another Benjamin Cocker, birth date unknown. But we do know he first married in 1742 and then again in 1752.
The generations above had a lot of children, which I know some of. But if you are descended from the above I welcome the opportunity to compare notes.
Most of the information above has been provided by Mark Dalby, a fellow descendent and Uncle many times removed.
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