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WILLIAM COOK -- WHALER & SHIP'S CARPENTER OF WAIKERE, RUSSELL

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edmondsallan - In my research folder's I see I have some imfo on
" William Cook " The following notations I see I have attached to this notation many years ago. Some parts " unproven as yet " dated 16th of May 1983. Ok lets see what we have . " William Cook " ( 1790-1874 ) married Tiraha Taura in 1848 Tiraha was related to was related to some very high ranking Maori chiefs . Tamati Waka Hene was one of them
Both graves are at the _ Russell Church cemetery . With her name is (- 1808 -- 1885 ) *** Researches Note *** >>> the following is uncollated imfo <<< They had 12 children - Eldest son " George Cook " 1825 -1870 m Matila Hannah ( nee Fawkes )another son -Albert Edward Cook ( 1863-1930 )married a "Liaise Mafi Ma'ake " A tongan I also traced a " Christopher Cook "( still alive in San Francisco ) son of Albert Cook , son of George Cook, who was another of William's Cook Sons . *** A late note says > " they were holding a reunion in San Francisco in Oct 2008 < " Email address 'crekcr @ yahoo.com ' William cook was also called " Kuku " From the land court - claim No' 127 ( I do not have a copy ) only notation In the claim - of 1840 - William claimed he had been a resident & working around the bay . Repairing vessels . and he was living at Orare point on the North side of the Waikare Inlet . He was claiming 40 acres where resided & a further 200 acres at Pahiko Some other notes refer to his personal abilities . Apparently he was an excellent " Ships Carpenter - large chested & very strong . In fact he was known for his strength and what others had seen him do in his work Their is " Whakapapa Chart " around the " Poutu's " Northland, somewhere . I have heard about it , but never followed it up . Their is some other bits & pieces . Hope this assists someone - Regards edmondsallan

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on 2010-08-27 16:43:18

edmondsallan , from auckland .nz , has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2010. is researching the following names: CLAYTON, EDMONDS.

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