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The Cole Family

Our branch of the Cole family comes from Bournemouth in Dorset. Beyond that, we don't know much about them except that they seem to have been tough and hard-working: Lavinia ran a laundry single-handed, having been all but deserted by a husband who ran off to seek his fortune in America, while her brother was a bricklayer.

The surname enters our family tree with Lavinia Cole, my husband's maternal great-grandmother, and her tree would be the best place to start if you want to follow the surname through.

Here are the individuals whose trees feature here:

George Cole
Frederick Cole
Lavinia Cole 1859-?