William Henry COOK in England & NZ
William was a seaman. He was born in London c1863 and died in Wellington, NZ in 1933.
He married Kate PRIDEAUX in Sydney, Australia 5 Sept 1891.
Kate was born in Wellington.(Grandmother said they eloped.)
The couple went to England where their first 3 children were born: William (c1893-1930); Katie Emily Mary(c1895-c1985); Mabel Louisa May (c1896-1986).
They emigrated back to NZ in 1897. William became a carpet layer and was responsible for laying the carpets in Parliament Buildings in Wellington.
Their other children born in Wellington were: John James(1899-1925); George Edward(1900-1977); Alfred Harold Prideaux(1901-1929);Florence Elizabeth(1903-2001). The 3 sons William, John & Alfred all died of Tuberculosis.
If anyone can add to the information here, would appreciate input.