George Henry Van Cooten

Male 1887 - 1888  (1 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  George Henry Van Cooten was born 2 Oct 1887, Queensland, Australia (son of John Hughes Van Cooten and Elizabeth Berry); died 13 Dec 1888, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Hughes Van Cooten was born 7 Nov 1855, Reading, Berkshire, England (son of John Lucius Van Cooten and Emma Griggs); died 14 Jun 1925, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia; was buried 15 Jun 1925, Maryborough Cemetery, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: 1870-74 Confidential companion and amanuensis to William Eaton Rusher MA, 60 Burton Cres, London, Wc
    • Occupation: 1880 Shopman
    • Occupation: 1898 Commercial Traveller
    • Occupation: Messrs. Jas. McFarlane and Sons, Ipswich
    • Occupation: Queensland Woollen Coy., Ipswich
    • Occupation: Storekeeper
    • Occupation: Storekeeper, Maryborough & Howard, Quensland
    • EMPL: 1870 - 74, 130 Euston Rd, London, NW?
    • Census: 1861
    • Census: 1871, 38 Maine Street, Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, England
    • Immigration: 20 Dec 1874, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

    Notes:

    Birth: GRO claim no entry for Van Cooten 1853-1857 inclusive Dec Q 1855 Coot Van-Nil All Q 1856 Coot Van-Nil Mar Q 1857 Coot Van-Nil Jun Q 1857 Coot Van-Nil
    Will

    EMPL:
    Confidential companion and amanuensis to Wm Eaton Rusher MA

    Immigration:
    Indus

    John married Elizabeth Berry 22 Jul 1880, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. Elizabeth (daughter of William Berry and Margaret Greig) was born 29 Dec 1856, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia; died 8 Mar 1937, 135 Tooley St, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia; was buried 9 Mar 1937, Maryborough Cemetery, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth Berry was born 29 Dec 1856, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia (daughter of William Berry and Margaret Greig); died 8 Mar 1937, 135 Tooley St, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia; was buried 9 Mar 1937, Maryborough Cemetery, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia.
    Children:
    1. William John Fraser Van Cooten was born 3 Aug 1881, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia; died 6 Apr 1967, Sandgate, Queensland, Australia.
    2. Florence Margaret Van Cooten was born 3 Nov 1883, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; died 23 Oct 1961, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia.
    3. Archibald Van Cooten was born 3 Oct 1885, Queensland, Australia; died 29 Jul 1896, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
    4. 1. George Henry Van Cooten was born 2 Oct 1887, Queensland, Australia; died 13 Dec 1888, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
    5. Alexander Ernest Van Cooten was born 12 Jan 1889, Queensland, Australia; died 26 Jun 1943, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia.
    6. Jessie Miriam Van Cooten was born 30 Dec 1890, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia; died 12 Aug 1972, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; was buried , Maryborough, Queensland, Australia.
    7. Leonard Van Cooten was born 23 Jul 1894, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia; died 14 Nov 1898, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
    8. Benjamin Francis Van Cooten was born 23 Feb 1898, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia; died 3 Sep 1961, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia; was buried 5 Sep 1961, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  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. 5.  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. 2. 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. 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.

  3. 6.  William Berry was born Bef 20 May 1810; was christened 20 May 1810, Mill of Blelack, Logie Coldstone, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (son of William Berry and Jean Masson); died 18 Apr 1887, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farmer
    • Immigration: 21 Mar 1847, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    Notes:

    Early settler in Ipswich
    Biography contained in article in Queensland Times of 9 April 1909 entitled “Glimpses of Early Ipswich”

    Immigration:
    Aboard Fifeshire

    William married Margaret Greig 10 Oct 1846, Aberdeen, Scotland. Margaret (daughter of Alexander Grieg and Jean Fraser) was born 16 Nov 1819, New Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland; was christened 14 Dec 1819, New Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland; died 25 Dec 1909, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Margaret Greig was born 16 Nov 1819, New Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland; was christened 14 Dec 1819, New Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland (daughter of Alexander Grieg and Jean Fraser); died 25 Dec 1909, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.

    Other Events:

    • Immigration: 21 Mar 1847, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    Notes:

    Biography contained in article in Queensland Times of 9 April 1909 entitled “Glimpses of Early Ipswich”

    Immigration:
    Aboard Fifeshire

    Children:
    1. William Berry was born Abt 1849, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia; died 5 Jan 1884, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
    2. Jane Berry was born Abt 1850; died 21 Aug 1933.
    3. Margaret Berry was born Bef 1854; died Abt 1942.
    4. John Berry was born 14 Jan 1855, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia; died Aug 1933.
    5. 3. Elizabeth Berry was born 29 Dec 1856, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia; died 8 Mar 1937, 135 Tooley St, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia; was buried 9 Mar 1937, Maryborough Cemetery, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia.
    6. Alexander Berry was born Abt 1859; died 1933.
    7. James Berry was born Abt 1862; died 6 Jul 1917, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
    8. Samuel Berry was born Abt 1864; died Abt 1865.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  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. 9.  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. 4. 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. 10.  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. 11.  Mary was born Abt 1792, Essex, England.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1841, Colchester, Essex, England

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

  5. 12.  William Berry

    William married Jean Masson 27 Dec 1807, Logie Coldstone, Aberdeen, Scotland. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Jean Masson
    Children:
    1. John Berry was born Abt 1808; was christened 9 Nov 1808, Mill of Blelack, Logie Coldstone, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; died 19 May 1887, Springburn, Kintore, Scotland.
    2. 6. William Berry was born Bef 20 May 1810; was christened 20 May 1810, Mill of Blelack, Logie Coldstone, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; died 18 Apr 1887, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.

  7. 14.  Alexander Grieg

    Alexander married Jean Fraser 4 Jul 1819, New Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Jean Fraser
    Children:
    1. 7. Margaret Greig was born 16 Nov 1819, New Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland; was christened 14 Dec 1819, New Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland; died 25 Dec 1909, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.