Eugene Celadon Van Cooten

Male Abt 1820 - 1851  (~ 31 years)


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  • Name Eugene Celadon Van Cooten  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born Abt 1820  [5
    Gender Male 
    Census 1841  Wrentham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Immigration 1847  Return to England from Demerara Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation Dispensing Assistant, employed by Cornfort & Elmslie, 6 Copshall Court, Throgmorton St, London, working for surgeons C Richardson, Dalston Rise, and I W Richardson, Demerary  [5, 8
    Occupation Missionary  [9, 10
    Occupation Reverend  [11
    Died 13 Mar 1851  Badagry, Yoruba, Nigeria Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Notes 
    • Missionary with Church Missionary Society. Trained at Islington Institution. Sent to Abbeokuta Mission, now in Nigeria.
      CMS Register of Missionaries and Native Clergy 1804-1904. Entry 408, Eugene C Van Cooten, of Holland. Surgeon, in which capacity he visited Demerara. 1847 at Church Missionary College, 1850 Jan 9 to Badagry, Yoruba Mission. 1851 March 13 died at Badagry. Service 1 1/4 years. Married Emily Primrose who died at Badagry May 14 1850.
      ESG says Rev Eugene Van Cooten died on the West Coast of Africa. Was a minister of the Church of England. [14, 15]
    • Possible reference in petition [16]
    • Letter says that he is the younger (not youngest?) son of a respectable Dutch family who from old time bore the name of Baron van Raider. [5]
    Person ID I60  Van Cooten
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2017 

    Father John Christopher Mathew Van Cooten,   b. Abt 1786, Demerara, West Indies Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1875, Guernsey, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Mother Martha Keane Smithers,   b. 24 Apr 1790, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1854, St Giles, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 23 Jul 1808  St Woolas, Newport, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 17
    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. [11, 17]
    Family ID F19  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emily Primrose,   b. Abt 1820, Norwich or Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1850, Badagry, Yoruba, Nigeria Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married 11 Oct 1849  St Clements, Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 11, 15, 18
    • Church of England
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F842  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Letter to John Hughes Van Cooten, Ida Gorsuch.

    2. [S7] Marriage of Eugene Celadon Van Cooten to Emily Primrose.

    3. [S77] Family list from Ida Gorsuch, ESG says Eugene Hampden - incorrect.

    4. [S79] Family list from Ida Gorsuch, ESG just says Eugene.

    5. [S191] Letter to Reverend Mr Venn, Eugene Van Cooten.

    6. [S430] UK Census 1841.

    7. [S193] Letter to Reverend Henry Venn, Eugene Van Cooten.

    8. [S192] Letter to Reverend Henry Venn, Eugene Van Cooten.

    9. [S6] Marriage of John Lucius Van Cooten to Frances Mary Theresa Kent.

    10. [S9] Church Missionary Society Annual Report 1849-50, (Church Missionary Society).

    11. [S77] Family list from Ida Gorsuch.

    12. [S18] Church Missionary Society Annual Report 1851-52, (Church Missionary Society).

    13. [S77] Family list from Ida Gorsuch, ESG says died West Coast of Africa.

    14. [S87] Personal Communication, Avis Neuendorf.

    15. [S79] Family list from Ida Gorsuch.

    16. [S190] The Colonist, Tikwis Begbie .

    17. [S179] Marriage of John Van-cooten to Martha Smithers.

    18. [S17] GRO Marriage Index.