Andrew Cooke

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Claimant or beneficiary


Owner of Shady Spring in St Thomas-in-the-East, Jamaica, from at least 1830 to 1838.

  1. Five children were born to Andrew Cooke and his wife Anna Maria while they were living in Shady Spring and all were baptised in St Thomas-in-the-East: Catherine (bap. 1830), Cuthbert (bap. 1832), Ann (born and bap. 1833), Bertha (born 1836, bap. 1837) and Griffith (born 1838, bap. 1839). In the baptism records, Andrew Cooke was given as "practitioner in physic and surgery" or "surgeon" and his wife usually given as Ann rather than Ann[a] Marria.

  2. His wife Anna Maria was born 05/11/1809 and baptised 06/01/1810 at Hodges in St Elizabeth, daughter of John William Spencer Griffith and Catharine Campbell nee Shakespear.

  3. Andrew Cooke is named as son-in-law and one of the executors of the will of Catherine Campbell Griffith (nee Shakespear) of St Elizabeth, Jamaica, dated 05/01/1841, probate 25/06/1855. She was buried on 18/05/1855, aged 79, in Tawton, Devon.

  4. Andrew's children Mrs Bertha Sanders (nee Cooke), Miss Annie Cooke and Cuthbert Cooke Esquire are named in the will of their aunt Catherine Ann Douglas (nee Griffith), widow of Admiral John Erskine Douglas, who died in Edinburgh in 1878.


  1., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  2. Ibid.

  3. PROB 11/2214/348; burial archive ref 1469A/PR/1/16.

  4. Will and inventory, Edinburgh Sheriff Court, SC70/1/188 and SC70/4/173. Catherine Ann Griffith was baptised in St Elizabeth in 1795. Note the will refers to them also as "my cousin".

We are grateful to Mary Hewitt for compiling this entry.

Further Information

Anna Maria Griffith
Catherine, Cuthbert, Ann, Bertha, Griffith

Associated Claims (1)

£246 8s 7d

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1828 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Son-in-law → Mother-in-law