James Netherton Cock (1852-1933)

Started by Sheila May Norquoy on Friday, July 26, 2013


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7/26/2013 at 10:53 AM

Hi all,
I'm needing help with my great grandfather's marriage to Florence Elizabeth Margaret Keen and their children.
My understanding from family (now deceased) is that their were 5 children: Lucy, Lilly Lillian Eliza Cock, Fred William Frederick Thomas Cock - my grandfather, Flossie Florence? Cock and Truro Truro Cock.
I'm not able to find any record of births or deaths of James Netherton's marriage to Florence Florence Elizabeth Margaret Cock or their children.
I have photographs of both my grandfather and another of his brother, Truro.

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7/29/2013 at 2:38 AM

Hi Sheila,

I've found baptism info for LILLIAN ELIZA COCK on Ancestry 24:

Name: Cock, Lillian Eliza
Date Of Birth: 20 May 1880
Date Of Baptism: 28 June 1880
Father Name: , James Netherton
Mother Name: , Florence Elizabeth Margaret
Entry Number: 638
Source: Methodist Baptism records of Bathurst
Collection Name: Methodist Baptisms

Also, I found marriage info for JAMES NETHERTON COCK, in which is said to be a Widower? is this the same person?

Name: Cock, James Netherton
Age: Full
Gender: Male
Occupation: Inspector of Natives
Status: Widower
Residence At Time Of Marriage: Port Alfred
Date Of Marriage: 17 May 1887
Surname Of Spouse: Botha
First Name Of Spouse: Annie Caroline
Status Of Spouse: Widow
Age Of Spouse: Full
Name Of Witness 1: Smith, Charlotte C
Name Of Witness 2: Chalmers, M A
Collection: Marriage Records
Source Location: Grahamstown Marriages: 1849-1896, Presbyterian Parish
Source: Microfilm# 1560913, Entry #334, Item 10
Collection Name: Marriage Records

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7/29/2013 at 3:01 AM

Hi Sheila,
I found a my heritage tree ( not verified) that James Netherton Cock (20.09.1852 Port Alfred, died 1933) Married FIRST 11.03.1878 to Florence Elizabeth Margaret KEEN (04.06.1853 - 1885), and SECOND 17.05.1887 to Annie Caroline Botha (b? - 1915)

I also found James Netherton's tombsone on EGGSA in South End Cemetery, Port Elizabeth.

Hope this helps.

7/29/2013 at 2:22 PM

Hi Helen
Thank you so much for this information ~ this is a great help!
This is definitely the same person and I my line comes from James Netherton Cock's marriage to Florence Elizabeth Margaret Keen, as besides Lillian Eliza, her children were listed for me by my grandmother before she passed away.
Thank you again for all your help...I really appreciate it.

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