Emma Amelia Van Cooten

Female 1878 - 1961  (83 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Emma Amelia Van Cooten was born 21 Nov 1878, Chalgrove, Oxford, England (daughter of Margaret Hughes Van Cooten, daughter of Thomas S Gorsuch and Elizabeth Ida Mary Van Cooten); died 6 Dec 1961, Vernon, British Columbia, Canada.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1881, Chalgrove, Oxford, England
    • Census: 1891, Beckenham, Kent, England

    Notes:

    1881 and 1891 census imply that Amelia was the daughter of Margaret. She appears to have been adopted in some manner by Thomas and Elizabeth Gorsuch.

    Emma married Jack Fraser Bef 1919. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Helen Fraser
    2. Robert Fraser died 1950’s.

Generation: 2

  1. 3.  Margaret Hughes Van Cooten was born 22 Dec 1858, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England (daughter of John Lucius Van Cooten and Emma Griggs); died 1934/5, Clapham, Bedfordshire, England; was buried 1934/5, Clapham, Bedfordshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Machinest & Needelwoman Seamstress
    • Occupation: Tailor's Machinist
    • Census: 1871, 38 Maine Street, Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, England
    • Census: 1881, Main Road, Chalgrove, Oxford, England
    • Census: 1891, Beckenham, Kent, England
    • Census: 1901, Clapham Village, Clapham, Bedfordshire, England
    • Census: 1911, The Pines, High St, Clapham, Bedfordshire, England

    Notes:

    Census:
    Age 42 -> born 1859

    Children:
    1. 1. Emma Amelia Van Cooten was born 21 Nov 1878, Chalgrove, Oxford, England; died 6 Dec 1961, Vernon, British Columbia, Canada.
    2. Walter Augustus Cooten was born Abt Jul 1883; died 7 Jul 1884, Brookhampton, Newington, Berkshire, England.


Generation: 3

  1. 6.  John Lucius Van Cooten was born 2 Nov 1809, Bristol, Gloucester, England (son of John Christopher Mathew Van Cooten and Martha Keane Smithers); died 27 Dec 1890, Wallingford, Berkshire, England; was buried 29 Dec 1890.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Gentleman
    • Occupation: News Agent, Late Schoolmaster
    • Occupation: Schoolmaster
    • Census: 1841, Courtes Falaize, Guernsey, UK
    • Census: 1851, Portswood, Southampton, England
    • Occupation: 1852, Shirley, Hampshire, England
    • Census: 1861, Beaumont Buildings No 9, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
    • Census: 1871, 38 Maine Street, Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, England
    • Census: 1881, Main Road, Chalgrove, Oxford, England

    Notes:

    Census:
    Age 30

    Census:
    Age 55

    Occupation:
    Academy Teacher

    Census:
    Age 44 - born 1817

    Census:
    Age 49 - born 1822

    Census:
    Widower, Age 68 - born: 1813?

    John married Emma Griggs Abt 1854. Emma (daughter of John Griggs and Mary) was born Abt 1820, Colchester, Essex, England; died ? 1864, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 7.  Emma Griggs was born Abt 1820, Colchester, Essex, England (daughter of John Griggs and Mary); died ? 1864, England.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1841, Colchester, Essex, England

    Notes:

    The UK 1861 census for Oxford show a Emma Hughes and family living about 200m from John Lucius Van Cooten in George Street

    FreeBMD has:
    Deaths Jun 1864
    Surname Given Name Age District Volume Page
    Hughes Emma Oxford 3a 377

    Birth:
    Age: 38 - born 1823

    Died:
    See notes

    Children:
    1. John Hughes Van Cooten was born 7 Nov 1855, Reading, Berkshire, England; died 14 Jun 1925, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia; was buried 15 Jun 1925, Maryborough Cemetery, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia.
    2. 3. Margaret Hughes Van Cooten was born 22 Dec 1858, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England; died 1934/5, Clapham, Bedfordshire, England; was buried 1934/5, Clapham, Bedfordshire, England.
    3. Lucius Cooten was born 6 Mar 1862, Bendington, Wallingford, Berkshire & oxford.


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  John Christopher Mathew Van Cooten was born Abt 1786, Demerara, West Indies (son of Hendrik Van Cooten and Anna or Dorothy/Dorotheé/Dorothea Nicols); died 28 Feb 1875, Guernsey, UK; was buried 5 Mar 1875, St Martins, Guernsey, UK.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Doctor
    • Occupation: Physician
    • Immigration: 1804, Gravesend, England
    • Immigration: 1805, Gravesend, England
    • Census: 1841, La Bouveé, St Martins, Guernsey
    • Census: 1851, Courte Falaise, St Martins, Guernsey
    • Census: 1861, Bouveéfarm Rd, St Martins, Guernsey
    • Census: 1871, St Hubit, St Martins, Guernsey

    Notes:

    ESG claims eldest son of marriage
    Census 1841: Guernsey: Age 66, Physician, born in Demerara (by inference, brn 1776)
    Census 1861: Guernsey: Age 80, widow, Physician not in practice, born Demerara (by inference, brn 1781)
    Death Certificate: Father - Hendrick Van Cooten, mother - Dorothée, Rank - "Platreur"
    Death notice in Guernsey Comet 3-Mar-1875

    Named on John Lucius Van Cooten marriage certificate

    Birth:
    Theodore Barrell estimates age at 13 in 1799

    Immigration:
    Possible arrival

    Immigration:
    Possible arrival

    Census:
    Age: 66, Physician, Born: Demerara

    Census:
    Age: 70

    Census:
    Age: 80

    Census:
    Age: 91

    Died:
    Age: 96

    John married Martha Keane Smithers 23 Jul 1808, St Woolas, Newport, UK. Martha (daughter of Henry Keane Smithers and Sophia Unknown) was born 24 Apr 1790, Surrey, England; was christened 24 Apr 1790, St George Indep, Southwark, London, UK; died 8 Jan 1854, St Giles, London, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 13.  Martha Keane Smithers was born 24 Apr 1790, Surrey, England; was christened 24 Apr 1790, St George Indep, Southwark, London, UK (daughter of Henry Keane Smithers and Sophia Unknown); died 8 Jan 1854, St Giles, London, England.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1851, 9 Draycott St, Chelsea

    Notes:

    ESG says eldest daughter
    Martha, maybe Mary Keene, if she belongs to the same family of Smithers found in the St George Independent Church baptismal records, 1791-1825. LDS microfilm # 0825322
    Death:8-Jan-1854:age 64 years (by inference born in 1790)
    ESG says Miss Martha Keane Smithers daughter of Henry Keane Smithers of Walworth House, Walworth. SE. Now Police Station Walworth Road. The family of Smithers well known on Queen's Road, Peckham where Uncle H. K. Smithers resided over 40 years.
    Appears to have separated from John Van Cooten.
    Possible residence in Pimlico, 1853

    Letter from Eugene Van Cooten (son) says that Mother is supported by her brother who has been for 20 years the confidential steward of the Duke of Devonshire. This is likely to be the 6th Earl of Devonshire, William Spencer Cavendish, brn: 21-May-1790, d: 17-Jan-1858

    Census:
    Age: 61

    Died:
    Wife of a gentleman, 3 Henrietta St, Bloomsbury

    Notes:

    ESG says four other children died as babies
    Marriage appears in transcript of Parish Register for St Woolos, Newport, Gwent. No record is found in the transcript of the Baptism Register for St Woolos 1769-1837 of any Van Cooten births, nor in the Burial Register for St Woolos 1769-1843 of any Van Cooten burials. Fiche of these registers is also contained as source 179.

    Children:
    1. 6. John Lucius Van Cooten was born 2 Nov 1809, Bristol, Gloucester, England; died 27 Dec 1890, Wallingford, Berkshire, England; was buried 29 Dec 1890.
    2. Maria Anna Van Cooten was born Abt 1813, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales; died 12 Dec 1873, Gravesend, Kent, England.
    3. Sydney Silicae Van Cooten was born Abt 1815, England; died Abt Sep 1899.
    4. Hendrik Leodinas Van Cooten was born 25 Jul 1816, Saint Malo, Ille et Vilaine, France; died 4 Jan 1817, Saint Malo, Ille et Vilaine, France; was buried 4 Jan 1817, Saint Malo, Ille et Vilaine, France.
    5. Rosalie Virginia Van Cooten was born 25 Jul 1816, Saint Malo, Ille et Vilaine, France; died 4 Mar 1890; was buried , Candie Cemetery, St Peter Port, Guernsey, UK.
    6. Eugene Celadon Van Cooten was born Abt 1820; died 13 Mar 1851, Badagry, Yoruba, Nigeria.

  3. 14.  John Griggs was born Abt 1781.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1841, Colchester, Essex, England

    John married Mary. Mary was born Abt 1792, Essex, England. [Group Sheet]


  4. 15.  Mary was born Abt 1792, Essex, England.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1841, Colchester, Essex, England

    Children:
    1. 7. Emma Griggs was born Abt 1820, Colchester, Essex, England; died ? 1864, England.