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William Rook

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Swanton, Norfolk
Death: Died in Warwickshire
Immediate Family:

Son of John Rook and Margaret Rook
Husband of Elizabeth Rook
Father of Eliza Rooke/Rook; Sarah Rook; George Rooke; Martha Rook; Edward Rooke and 6 others
Brother of Jonathan Rook; Margaret Rook; James Rook; Isabella Rook; Edward Rook and 2 others

Occupation: Shoe maker
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Immediate Family

About William Rook

William Rook was originally from Swanton, Norfolk, he lodged in Leamington in 1851 and was a shoe maker.

In the 1861 and 1871 census he is shown as having married Elizabeth Anne and had several children and was still a shoe maker. The family lived at 24 Swan Street Leamington.

However in the 1881 census he became a leather seller, the family changed their name from Rook to Rooke and Elizabeth became Ann. The family had also move to 34 Clemens Street Leamington.

In 1891, only he and his wife Ann and one son William were living at the house, both Father and Son are listed as being book keepers.

In 1901 when William is 76 years old he has gone back to the leather, he is a self employed leather merchant, I believe he sold leather from his shop at 34 Clemens Street.

William had a Great Grandson called Albert who was born in a 'Shoe Shop at 34 Clemens Street called 'Rooke's" during 1916 I am guessing that after the 1901 census as well as selling leather they sold leather shoes also.

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William Rook's Timeline

1825
1825
Swanton, Norfolk
1852
1852
Age 27
1854
1854
Age 29
Leamington
1855
1855
Age 30
1856
1856
Age 31
1858
1858
Age 33
1860
1860
Age 35
1862
1862
Age 37
1864
1864
Age 39
1866
1866
Age 41