CFHS code : AG563

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of ELLIS COOK d 10 Nov 1919 aged 63 also JEANIE his wife d 19 June 1923 aged 63

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203124, 0.13677892 – click here for location



Ellis Cook (1856 – 10 November 1919)

Ellis and Jeannie Cook

Ellis was born in Caxton (a village 9 miles west of Cambridge) and was the son of John and Martha Cook.  He grew up on the High Street, and John Cook was an agricultural labourer who later became a domestic groom.  Aged 14 Ellis was also working as an agricultural labourer.  By 1881 he had moved to London and was lodging at Elm Cottages in Finchley and working as a bootmaker.

He married Alice Gilbert (1856-1887) in 1882 in Caxton and they had one son: Gilbert (1884-1974).  Alice died in 1887, and he married for a second time to Jeannie Gladstone in 1888.  Ellis and Jeannie had a further six children: Alice Isabella (1889-1983), Agnes (1891-1932), George Gladstone (1893-1969), Isabella (1895-1981), John Ellis (1897-1983) and Alexander (1901-1959).  The family lived at 3 David Street (1891/1901) and then at 6 Bradmore Street (1911), and Ellis worked as bootmaker/shoe repairer.  He died at Bradmore Street aged 63 years. He was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 13 November, and the funeral was reported in the Cambridge Daily News ‘the service being conducted by the Rev. Milnes of the Zion Chapel.  Mr Cook was well known and greatly respected…the family desire to express sincere thanks for all the sympathy shown them in their great loss’.

Jane (Jeanie) Cook (née Gladstone) (15 January 1860 – 19 June 1913)

Jeannie Cook

Jeannie was the illegitimate daughter of Isabella Scobie (1842-1871) and was born in Edinburgh.  Her mother married George Gladstone (1842-1896) when Jeannie was 4 years old. Jeannie then took on her stepfather’s surname and the family lived in Stirling, where George worked as a quarry worker.  Aged 21 she was living at 3 Devonshire Villas in Finchley and working as servant to widow Ann Tattersall. She married widower Ellis Cook in London in 1888.   She died at Bradmore Street in 1923.



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Ellis Cook; Jeanie Cook