Excuse me, if I am on the wrong board, but I am trying to find details of my ancestor, Samuel Cook, 1806, baptised 1807, of Camelford.
I have tried to look up so many other sites but cant find out his personel details, eg mother, etc. He was a fine art artist, and displayed his paintings in many museums, including The Roal Victoria and Albert Museum, and also Exeter. He moved to Plymouth and had a couple of sons who also painted.
I have tried to find out who his mother was to help me with my genealogy!
To date, I have details that mention a Susannah being his mother, no father mentioned, though.
I don't know if this is the same Samuel.
I would like to know if anyone else in Camelford are researching the same family or are able to look up for me, in the records office.
He was a menber of the Royal Institute.
Please someone, have pity on me.
Thanks a lot
I'm not a Cook family member or researcher but I thought I would see what I could find for you, but only came across the marriage of THOMAS COOK and SUSANNA WILLIAMS Marriage: 11 APR 1737 Lanteglos By Camelford.
This is a bit too early however for your Samuel born around 1807!
However, I got to thinking and found a Maria born two years before samuel in 1805 whose mother was listed as Ann (Anna-Sus..anna?) - there was a Benjamin Cook who married Ann Statton on the 28 March 1805 at Lanteglos by Camelford and I think this may be the person you are looking for.
Benjamin died between 1841 and 1851 and Ann was living with her son Joseph and his family in Boscastle in 1851.
I hope this is of help, please let me know if my reply is completely out of kilter and I'll have another look about for you.
Good luck with your investigations, it sounds fascinating.