Descendants of John Cocking , Honley b abt 1735
My father's family were from Almondbury/Huddersfield in West Yorkshire.Records found in William Cocking's family Bible go back to one 'John Cocking' who was Constable of Honley in 1748. (a hamlet within Huddersfield).John Cocking had 9 sons, but the records only show the line of descent through a son/grandson (?), John Cocking, who moved from Honley to Huddersfield ( c. 1810) as a carpenter/builder, and had 1 son and 3 daughters;
the daughters all died in infancy
William Cocking, b Huddersfield, 30jun1817 d 5oct1874
Builder/joiner. Had 7 children; 2 sons and 5 daughters, but there is no info about the daughters.
John William Cocking, b 30jun1854, an architect and active mason. He had 3 daughters-
Helena Cocking Married George Porritt in 1919
May Cocking Did not marry
Frances Mary Cocking No info
Lewis Smith Cocking, b 10apr1861 who was a drysalter (dyes and chemicals used in the cloth trade). L.S. Cocking, had 2 sons; my father, Lewis Garton Cocking, and an uncle William Cocking, who later changed his name to ‘Williams’ and moved to London.
The original family history has info on only 2 more of John’s 9 sons:-
Thomas Cockingb abt 1779 in Honley No further info.
Joseph Cockingb abt1790 in Honley
Became the Methodist Minister of the High St Chapel, Huddersfield.
I hope to visit Huddersfield this summer to search for additional information on the family, including a visit to the High St Chapel looking for information on Joseph Cocking and his descendants.
Does anyone have information on the Cocking family in the Huddersfield / Almondbury / Honley area which they are willing to share ?I would be willing to share the information found in William Cocking’s family records.