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My research into the Gardner Family of Cockerham, Lancashire UK

gravestones in St. Michaels Parish Church, Cockerham Lancashire Oath Roll 1696 Wills 1457-1748
Militia List 1757 Lancashire Directories 1851 & 1864 1841 Census
1851 Census 1881 Census 1891 Census
Boyd's Marriage Index 1538- 1650; 1726- 1750 & 1776 -1800 St. Marys Lancaster IGI lists

 

Cemetery Inscriptions from St Michaels Parish Graveyard, Cockerham

Joseph GARDNER died 13 Feb 1867 age 69wife Hannah died Nov...........son Richard, died Dec 1890 age 59William, son of William and Peggy GARDNER died 20 May 1799 age 5Son James died 25 Apr 1800 age 8wife Peggy died 4 Apr 1808 age 42

Dorothy, second daughter of Joseph and Hannah GARDNER, died 4 Mar 1855 age 28daughter, Nancy, died 8 June 1856  age 16son John died 23 Dec 1864  age 45

John GARDNER died 1 Jan 1928 age 19father Thomas died 4 Dec 1939  age 63mother Bertha May died 27 Jun 1967 age 87
Fred GARDNER, Sandside, died 21 Sep 1947 age 63


Robert GARDNER of Sandside, died 16 Jul 1891 age 60 wife, Margaret died 6 Oct 1927  age 76
Thomas GARDNER died 22 Sep 1892  age 57Elizabeth died 9 Feb 1917  age 78
Henry GARDNER, Shepherd's Farm, died   24 Feb 1958  age 60

Henry GARDNER died 4 Dec 1857 age 78wife Jane, died 24 Oct 1865  age 83
Sarah GARDNER wife of James died 9 Jul 1934 age 73James died 25 Mar 1943  age 80
Henry GARDNER , Moss House, died 9 Oct 1907 age 82Ellen wife died 3 Mar 1914  age 75
James GARDNER, Wheat Sheaf, died 16 Apr 1915 age 74wife Ann died 19 Jan 1919 age 72
James GARDNER died 6 Jul 1869 age 69Margaret, wife, died 7 Jan 1898 age 89daughter Jane, died 26 Aug 1911 age 77
Alice GARDNER died 18 Dec 1843 age 39William GARDNER, son, died 1850 age 23James , husband, .............
Alice wife of Thomas GARDNER  of Thoson Hill (?)died 15 Aug 1800  age 60
Elizabeth GARDNER wife of William GARDNER  of Thurnham died 20 Aug 1813 age 77also William husband died 25 Feb 1815 age 72

Lancashire Oath Rolls for Cockerham,  1696

Thomas GARDNER, John GARDNER, William GARDNER, Edward GARDNER X, John GARDNER X, William GARDNER, James GARDNER X.

 

Lancashire & Cheshire  Wills 1457-1680

Alice GARDNER, Highgate, Cockerham, A 1667
Anthony GARDNER, Cockerham, 1669
Hellena GARDNER, Cockerham, 1672
John GARDNER, Bankhouses, Cockerham, 1669
Thomas GARDNER, Cockerham, 1661

Lancashire Wills 1681-1748

Anthony GARDNER, Marsh, Cockerham, 1696
Edward GARDNER, Cockerham, 1715 same 1728
Eliza GARDNER, Cockerham, 1707
James GARDNER, Cockerham, 1700
John GARDNER, Cockerham, 1690
Thomas GARDNER, Cockerham, 1694
William GARDNER, Cockerham 1696 and again 1740

 

1757 Militia Lists for South Lonsdale

John GARDNER in 1739

Lancashire Directory 1851

Joseph GARDNER- Moss Edge, farmer

 

Lancaster Directory 1864, Post Office

Commercial Section:-

John & Robert GARDNER, farmers, Threlfall

Joseph GARDNER, Moss, farmer

 

 

Notes of J. Makinson of Cockerham

In 1821 there was Ann GARDNER at Crimbles, Thomas GARDNER at Hudsons farm,

Thomas GARDNER at Threlfalls; Thomas GARDNER at Hillam; John GARDNER at Moss & Joseph GARDNER at Street??

  1841 Census of Cockerham

Joseph GARDNER, age 45, farmer, b. Lancashire

John GARDNER, age 82, independent means  b. Lancashire, lived with Joseph & family

 

Mary GARDNER, age 50, farm servant, b. Lancashire

 

**Thomas GARDNER, age 76, -, b. Lancashire

Alice GARDNER, wife, age 70,  at Brade, b. Lancashire (John & Sally RIDING living here too)

William GARDNER, age 45, lodger with Thomas & Alice Gardner,

William GARDNER,  age 44, visitor with   William & Mary Preston, b. Lancashire

 

 

  1851 Census of Cockerham

13 Braides Cottages, **Alice GARDNER, head age 80, pauper, agricultural labourer's widow. Born Liverpool.

William GARDNER, son, unmarried, age 56, farm labourer, b. Cockerham

  1881 Census 

William GARDNER age 55, unmarried, census of Gill Moss, West Derby, age 75, farmer, with 4 servants, self employed b. Cockerham   3716/51    no

 

Agnes GARNER b. 1799 Cockerham a boarder/housekeeper at 7 Lune St, Lancaster with Richard Walker ,head, aged 62 b. Levens, Westmoreland and wife Ann aged 16, b. Caton, Lancs

 

Peter GARDNER, b 1802, b. Cockerham living with housekeeper at Bankrigg Cottage, Ellel, widower, domestic labourer

 

Joseph GARDNER b 1803, Thurnham, head, gardener at Hay Carr Lodge,  Ellel with wife Martha aged 70 b. Forton and dau. Alice aged 35 unm, laundress b. Holtert, Lancs

 

 

1891 Census Cockerham

William GARDNER age 20 farm servant, b. Pilling

 

28 Moss Edge, Henry GARDNER, age 76 farmer, b. Cockerham (many sons & daughters)

 

15 Marsh St, Margaret GARDNER, widow, age 82 b. Penwortham

John GARDNER, age 50, farm servant, b. Cockerham

Ann  GARDNER, wife, age 45, b. Hollins Lane

Thomas GARDNER, age 15, b. Cockerham

 

 

Boyds Marriage Index 1538-1600 in Cockerham

1600 John GARDNER m. Isabell Gill (12 Jul) only one

Boyds Marriage Index 1st Series 1600-1625-grooms at Cockerham:

1602 James m. Janet Deny (nc)

1604 Thomas m. Margaret Bawe ( nc-8 Sept)

1605 Richard m. Maggie Bond nc

1605 James m. Magdalen Gardner (5 May nc)

1606 Matthew m. Margaret Battersby (10 Nov nc)

1608 James m. Elizabeth Jackson (31 Jan nc)

1611 William m. Janet Gardner (4 Feb nc)

1611 John m. Maudlen Cooke (22Oct nc)

1611 William m. Jane Atkinson (3 May nc)

1612 Robert m. Elizabeth Styholme (17 Nov nc)

1614 Thomas m. Anne Fowler (22 Dec nc)

1614 John m. Anne Briggs (nc)

1614 Edward (Edmund) m. Alice Tuggel

1615 John m. Jenet Wadington

1616 Laurence m. Agnes Charnock

1619 Francis m. Jane Balshaw

1619 James m. Elizabeth Braid

1619 Robert m. Elizabeth Sill (nc)

1619 Abias m. Ellen Allerson

1621 Thomas m. Mary Devis

1621 William m. Bridget Brown (Crookey)

 

1622 William m. Agnes Fox (2 Nov) children=  Jenet b 24 Aug 1623

                                                                                 Robert b. 20 Dec 1629

                                                                                William b, 9 Jan 1630

                                                                                Margaret b. 27 Sep 1631

1624 Edward m. Katherine Brown (16 Oct)

Boyds Marriage Index- 1625-1650 in Cockerham

1631 John m. Jenet Ayenson(21 Aug)

1631 George m. Mary Braid

1633 Edward m. Alice Curwen

1633 William m. Mary Bond

1633 Michael m. Anne Kitchin

1635 Thomas m. Elizabeth Gervis (nc)

1639 Henry m. Isabel Gardner

1640 Christopher m. Elizabeth Beckett

1640 John m. Ellen Dickinson

1642 John m. Jane Brown

1642 James m. Elizabeth Tounson

1643 William m. Isabel Kendal

1645 Robert m. Mary Bell

1645 Laurence m. Margaret Lawrence

1646 Thomas m. Agnes Eskam          children=Isabell b. 2 Jan 1652

                                                                                Sarah b. 11 Jul 1652 ??

                                                                                a son b. 8 Apr 1655

 

Boyds Marriage Index 1726-1750

-Looking for Thomas GARDNER's father's wife

1760 John GARDNER, married Ann Right in  Cockerham

1760 John GARDNER married  Mary Corles in Cockerham

 

Boyds Marriage Index 1776-1800 for Cockerham

1777, James GARDNER married Susan Catteral

 

1779   John GARDNER married Hannah Parkinson, children =

 Robert b. 3 Feb 1780           Mary b. 17 Feb 1782;

 John b. 23 May 1784           Ann b 9 Jan 1785

Henry b. 25 Mar 1787           Hannah b. 31 May 1788

Thomas b 13 Oct 1793          Ann b. 16 Aug 1795

William b. 27 Nov 1796          Elizabeth b. 10 Feb 1798

James b. 9 Mar 1800

 

1781   William GARDNER married Elizabeth Robinson

1784   Thomas GARDNER married Molly Thornton

1725   Francis GARDNER married  Alice Williamson, Lancaster, only Francis 1700-1740

 

Parish records- Lancaster St Marys Church of England

 James GARDNER of Cockerham m. Anne Townson in 1709

**Francis GARDNER of Cockerham m. Alice Williamson of Cockerham 1725

 

 

IGI

From 1300s to 1668  all Thomas GARDNERs in Cockerham

Thomas GARDNER             b. 8 Mar 1601, (f) John

"                                              b. Jan 1602 (f) Robert

"                                              b. 8 Sep 1604    spouse Margret Bawe

"                                              b. 1 Nov 1606 (f) Jacobi

"                                              b. 13 Oct 1606 (f) John

                                                b. 3 Jan 1607  (f) John

"                                              b. 6 Apr 1609  (f) Edmund

"                                              b. 9 Nov 1613  (f) Jacobi

"                                              b. 22 Dec 1614    spouse Ann Fooler

"                                              b. 30 May 1616 (f) Henry  (m) Elizabeth Reeder

"                                              b. 13 Jan 1617  (f) Lawrence

"                                              b. 6 Apr  1617  (f)  Lawrence

'                                               b. 9 Apr 1620  (f)  William

"                                              b. 19 Feb 1625  (f)  William

"                                              b. 13 Dec  1626  (f) Francis

"                                              b.     1629 & 1633    (f)  -    Bankhouses,

"                                              b. 2 Mar 1630  (f) John

"                                              b. 3 Feb 1633 (f)  Thomas

"                                              b. 22 Jun 1634 (f)  Edward

"                                              b. 16 Feb 1637  (f)  William

"                                              b.        1638   relative William C. Garner of Crookey

                                                b. 22 Jan 1686 (f)( Anthony

                                                b. 16 Jan 1687 (f) Anthony

                                                b. 22 Jan 1695 (f) Anthony

Thomas GARDNER             ( sale of land 1789)

                "                              24 Feb 1733 (f) Lawrence (m) Anne Morris

                "                              b. 15 Dec 1735 (f) Francis

                "                              abt 1737 of Thurnham, relative William Charles Garner

                                                abt 1738, no parents listed

                "                              abt 1739 spouse Mary Proctor

Thomas GARDNER             abt 1741, (f) possibly Thomas  b. Cockerham

                "                              b 22 Jul 1764 (f) John

                "                              b abt 1768 spouse Alis

                '                               22 May 1768 (f) Thomas

                "                              8 Jan 1769 (f) Thomas

Thomas GARDNER             married Alice PRESTON  22 Apr 1760, Cockerham... no

Thomas GARDNER             married Alice BOND, 8 Mar 1790, St Marys Lancaster

 

William GARDNER born Cockerham- looking for the tenant of'  Crookey'. The GARDNER family of Lower Crookey had merchant connections in Liverpool- JM

                "                              b.18 Feb 1601 (f) William

                "                              b. 25 Oct 1607  (f) Laurence

                "                              b. 19 Aug 1609 (f) Thomas

                "                              b. 26 Mar 1615 (f) Edmund

                "                              b. 26 Oct 1615 (f) Thomas

                "                              b. 5 Sep 1622 (f) Francis

                "                              b. 13 Oct 1622 (f) William 

William GARDNER married Bridget Brown in 1621 (Boyds)-yes

Elizabeth GARDNER b. 6 Aug 1617 (f) William  (daughter of owner of 'Crookey')

                "                              b. abt 1620 - relative William Clayton

                no marriage found to William Smith Bird

 

 

 Francis Gardners  in IGI

Francis GARDNER              b. 15 May 1611 (f) James

                                                b. 1 Feb 1612 (f) John

b. 12 Feb 1620 (f) Christopher

b. 6 Sep 1623 (f) Lawrence

                                                b. 4 Jan 1626 (f) Edward

                                                b. Jan 1646 (f) Christopher

                                                b. Apr 1648 (f) Edward

b. 29 Jul 1696 (f) Alexander (female

b.  1704  no parents listed

"                                              b. 14 Apr 1706 (f)  Edward**

"                                              b. 23 May 1700 no parents listed , relative William C. Garner

Francis GARDNER              b. 7 Dec 1718 (f) Edward in Pilling

"                                              b. 23 May 1725 (f) James

                                "              b. 2 May 1731  (f) William

                                                b. 18 Jul 1736 (f( Lawrence & Anne Morris

                                                b. 4 Dec 1757 (f) John

                                                b. 6 Dec 1767 (f) Thomas

                                                b. 11 Aug 1771 (f) Thomas & Mary Proctor

                                                b. 4 Mar 1823 (f) Thomas & Mary

 

*****

James GARDNER (Brother of Francis) 12 Jan 1709  b Cockerham m. Anne Townson Cockerham

b. 9 Nov 1718 (f) George Cockerham

b. abt 1695 Cockerham

b abt 1691, Cockerham -Relative William Charles Garner

b. 17 Feb 1685 (f) James- Cockerham

 

Joseph GARDNER               b. 18 May 1729 (f) John, Cockerham (mentioned in 1789 sale of land)

 

Edward GARDNER              b. 26 Oct 1719 (f) George b. Cockerham (1789 sale of land)

"                                              b. 31 Jul 1726 (f) Francis  "

                "                               b. 8 Jul 1733 (f) Francis   "

 

Robert GARDNER               b. 3 Oct 1731 (f) Richard b. Cockerham (1789 sale of land)

                "                              b. 31 Jan 1747 (f) Thomas "

                "                              b 31 Jan 1748 (f) Thomas  "

                "                              11 Nov 1759          (f) John

                "                              abt 1764 of Forton  relative William Charles Garner

                "                              b 11 Aug 1765 (f) Thomas

                "                              b. 16 Feb  1766 (f) Josiah

 

James GARDNER                 b. 17 Jan 1709- relative James Gardner, Cockerham

James     "                              b. 1695 no parents listed of Ellel, Cockerham

James     "                              b. 9 Nov 1718, (f) George (m)-, Cockerham

 

John GARDNER   b. 24 Feb 1739 (f) Francis (m) Mrs F, b. Cockerham

John GARDNER   married  Mrs John GARDNER, abt 1761, Cockerham

 

John GARDNER of Cockerham (Brother of Thomas)

                "                              b. 6 Oct 1754 (f) John- no

                "                              b. 11 Dec 1768 (f) John

25 Dec 1772 (f) John

 

Sarah GARDNER b. 3 Mar 1677 (f) Andrew
**Sally (Sarah) GARDNER b. 6 Oct 1799 (F) Thomas (m) Alis   of Cockerham
**William GARDNER b. 1 Jun 1794 (f) Thomas (m) Alice b. Cockerham
**Alice GARDNER b. 23 Apr 1797 (f) Thomas (m) Alice b. Cockerham
**Sally GARDNER   b. 6 Oct 1799 (f) Thomas (m) Alice  b. Cockerham

James GARDNER                 b. 30  Nov 1828 (f) John (m) Mary in Cockerham

 

William GARDNER              b. abt 1738 of Horton - spouse only= Jane Lord

                                                   b. 4 Sep 1737 (f) Thomas   (m)- , Cockerham

                                                   b. 6 Nov 1737 (f) Francis (m)-   , Cockerham    -checked 1737-1747

                                                   b. 15 Oct 1775 (f) John (m)-  b. Cockerham

 

All GARDNERs extracted from the IGI Internet  on separate file

 

 

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