I was a Gilliard until I married into the Cooke family in 1950. I am the daughter of Thomas Gilliard born in the USA. The family left Ireland some time before he was born. The family (Thomas and his sisters) then moved to Barrow in Furness ending up in Liverpool. He had six children, three boys and three girls. I being the second daughter born in 1929 and I then moved to the Isle Of Wight.