1776–1872

Second Generation: Elizabeth Warner < William Warner


Elizabeth is my fifth great aunt, the daughter of William Warner and Elizabeth White, and the sister of my fourth great grandfather, William Warner. She was born in Howden, Yorkshire on September 19, 1777 and married Thomas Rook, also in Howden, on August 2, 1801.1 2

They had the following children:

  1. Jane Rook
  2. Mary Rook*
  3. Thomas Rook*
  4. Henry Rook
  5. Martha Rook

After Thomas’s death (date unknown), Elizabeth married a man named Eccles. The censuses from 1841. 1851, 1861, and 1871 show her living in Snaith, Yorkshire, with her daughter Mary and son-in-law, John Mapplebeck.3 4 5 6 The 1841 and 1861 censuses identify her as Elizabeth Eccles (or Eckles), while those from 1851 and 1871 call her Elizabeth Rook.

It is very likely that Elizabeth’s second husband was Robert Eccles (born about 1776). A marriage record in 1826 shows an “Elizabeth Rooke” who was the same age as Elizabeth (48) marrying a Robert Eccles in Selby, Yorkshire.7 Selby is just ten miles from Howden.

Elizabeth died in Goole, Yorkshire late in 1872, at the age of 95.8

* For my most distant cousins (the ones not descended from the William Warner who married Hannah Benson and emigrated to Canada in the 1820s), this website (for the time being) only expands the family lines that have been supported by DNA evidence. In the case of this family, only Mary Rook‘s and Thomas Rook‘s line meets that criterion.


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Sources

1 Ancestry.com. England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013. FHL File Number 558355.

2 Ancestry.com. England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: England, Marriages, 1538–1973. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013. FHL File Number 1655803.

3 Class: HO107; Piece: 1307; Book: 18; Civil Parish: Snaith; County: Yorkshire; Enumeration District: 7; Folio: 27; Page: 12; Line: 24; GSU roll: 464266. Ancestry.com. 1841 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1841. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1841.

4 Class: HO107; Piece: 2350; Folio: 344; Page: 35; GSU roll: 87610. Ancestry.com. 1851 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1851.

5 Class: RG 9; Piece: 3530; Folio: 94; Page: 9; GSU roll: 543147. Ancestry.com. 1861 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1861.

6 The National Archives; Kew, London, England; 1871 England Census; Class: RG10; Piece: 4732; Folio: 84; Page: 32; GSU roll: 847323. Ancestry.com. 1871 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1871.

7 Ancestry.com. England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: England, Marriages, 1538–1973. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013. FHL File Number 1655799.

8 FreeBMD. England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office.