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The family history of Cork or Corke ancestors is one of social mobility. The connections between the earliest generations were worked out by recording all the Cork(e)s in a range of parish registers around Tonbridge in Kent, and across the Sussex boundary to Rotherfield, since it is clear that is where my great-great-grandfather and his brother came from; these were then sorted chronologically and then by the name of the father shown in baptismal records, and relating that to marriages, and working on the assumption that an oldest son is named for the father's father. Presumably the family were ordinary agricultural labourers, one of whom eventually took out out a lease of a substantial value in Tonbridge in the mid 18th century, then two of his sons moved to London, one of whom was my great-great-grandfather James. Their children worked in ordinary working class jobs in and around Spitalfields and Aldgate, then north and west around London, to Hackney, Edmonton and Southgate/Friern Barnet, increasing in prosperity with my great-grandfather Ben. His mother signed her marriage certificate with a mark, but his estate was worth 4000 in 1906. His two eldest sons left the family and changed their name when he married the housekeeper within a few months of his first wife's death. The rest of the family broke up when his second wife remarried on his death a few years later, with three of his children emigrating to Canada.

Thomas Cork(e)
m Elizabeth Harrys
4 JUL 1574, Tonbridge, Kent
John Cork(e)
chr. 21 DEC 1575
Brenchley, Kent
Thomas Cork(e)
chr. 29 JUN 1578
Brenchley, Kent
Harry Cork(e) chr. 26 JUN 1580
Brenchley, Kent
Agnes Cork(e)
chr. 19 Nov 1581
Brenchley, Kent
Thomas Cork(e) 
chr. 20 JAN 1582
Brenchley, Kent
Margaret Cork(e)
chr. 19 FEB 1584
Brenchley, Kent
William Cork(e),
chr. 19 JUN 1586
Brenchley, Kent
William Cork(e),
chr. 27 MAY 1588
Brenchley, Kent

Elizabeth Cork(e)
chr. 5 APR 1590
Brenchley, Kent


Thomas Cork(e) m Elizabeth Goldsmith
13 SEP 1607, Tonbridge, Kent
Thomas Cork(e)
chr. 11 FEB 1609,
Tonbridge, Kent
George Cork(e),
chr. 16 FEB 1611
Tonbridge, Kent

Mary Cork(e) chr. 23 JUN 1616
Tonbridge, Kent


Thomas Cork(e)
m Alice Baker
Nicholas Cork(e) chr. 20 JAN 1638
Brenchley, Kent
Margaret Cork(e)
chr. 16 AUG 1640
Brenchley, Kent
Ann Cork(e)
chr. 16 DEC 1641
bur. 5 NOV 1647
Brenchley, Kent
William Cork(e) chr. 17 DEC 1643
Brenchley, Kent
Elizabeth Cork(e)
chr. 7 DEC 1645
Brenchley, Kent
Ann Cork(e)
chr. 14 DEC 1648
bur.13 JUL 1649,
Brenchley, Kent

Thomas Cork(e)
chr.15 SEP 1650
Brenchley, Kent


Thomas Cork(e) m Catherine Fishenden (bur. 17 APR 1722) 24 SEP 1672, Brenchley, Kent
Anthony Cork(e) chr. 12 SEP 1675
bur. 25 JUN 1689
Brenchley, Kent
Margaret Cork(e)
chr. 28 APR 1678
Brenchley, Kent
Nicholas Cork(e)
chr. 26 DEC 1680
Brenchley, Kent
Martha Cork(e) - twin chr. 2 SEP 1683
bur. 11 NOV 1683
Brenchley, Kent
Elizabeth Cork(e)
chr. 2 SEP 1683
Brenchley, Kent
Ann Cork(e)
chr. 25 APR 1686
bur.6 JUN 1689
Brenchley, Kent
Sara Cork(e),
chr. 25 JUN 1689,
Brenchley, Kent

John Cork(e) chr. 24 MAY 1691
Brenchley, Kent


Nicholas Cork(e) (bur. 13 MAY 1726)
m Elizabeth Crouch (bur. 13 OCT 1733) 22 JAN 1704, Brenchley, Kent
Thomas Cork(e)
chr. 9 DEC 1705
bur.23 FEB 1710
Brenchley, Kent
Nicholas Cork(e)
chr. 27 JUL 1707
Brenchley, Kent
William Cork(e)
chr. 13 MAY 1709
Brenchley, Kent
Thomas Cork(e) chr. 13 NOV 1710
Brenchley, Kent
Elizabeth Cork(e) chr. 4 MAY 1712
bur. 12 AUG 1717
Brenchley, Kent
Sara Cork(e)
chr. 23 MAY 1714
bur. 17 JAN 1721
Brenchley, Kent
John Cork(e)
chr. 23 FEB 1717
Brenchley, Kent
Daniel Cork(e),
chr. 28 JUL 1723
Brenchley, Kent

Thomas Cork(e) (bur 23 MAY 1798)
m Barbara Wicking 13 AUG 1728
LIttle Horsted, Sussex
Thomas Cork(e)
chr. 6 FEB 1729
Rotherfield, Sussex
William Cork(e)
chr. 12 FEB 1731
Rotherfield, Sussex
Sarah Cork(e) chr. 16 OCT 1733,
m. 24 MAY 1752
Henry Brooman
Rotherfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Cork(e)
chr. 20 NOV 1735
m. 26 JAN 1761
John Lockyer ,
Rotherfield, Sussex
Nicholas Cork(e)
chr. 26 Jan 1738/9
Rotherfield, Sussex
John Cork(e),
chr. 4 APR 1740
Rotherfield, Sussex
Benjamin Cork(e),
chr. 25 SEP 1746
Rotherfield, Sussex

Richard Cork(e) chr. 30 MAY 1749
Rotherfield, Sussex


Nicholas Cork(e) m Mary Crundwell
12 MAY 1764, Hadlow, Kent
Thomas Cork(e) b. 2 FEB 1765
Farningham, Kent
William Cork(e)
chr. 19 AUG 1767
Farningham, Kent
Richard Cork(e) James Cork(e) Anna Maria Cork(e)
chr. 31 MAR 1773
Tonbridge
m. 26 FEB 1797
Henry Headland
Tonbridge
Robert Cork(e)
chr. 7 OCT 1774
Tonbridge
Sally Cork(e)
chr. 20 DEC 1776
Tonbridge
Katherine Vigors Cork(e) chr. 14 OCT 1778
Tonbridge
Clara Cork(e)
chr. 8 OCT 1779
Tonbridge
Fanny Cork(e) chr. 24 FEB 1782
Tonbridge

James Cork(e)
labourer
chr. 21 JUN 1771 Tonbridge
d. 23 JUL 1846, bur. Abney Park Cemetery
m. 19 SEP 1793, St Peter le Poer, London
Deborah Wingod
James Cork(e)

Robert Wingod Cork
b 3 APRIL 1796
chr 26 DEC 1796
St Botolph Bishopsgate

?Richard Cork
buried as infant
St Botolph Bishopsgate
2 JULY 1797

Richard Wingod Cork(e) Mary Nevill Cork(e)
b 6 APR 1804
chr 26 AUG 1804
Christ Ch Spitalfields
m. 23 AUG 1835
Philip Cross Cannell
St John Baptist
Hoxton

Richard Cork(e)
chr. 4 January 1769 Tonbridge
m. 12 MAY 1801 Christ Church Spitalfields
Swinfield Pullen b. ?1779/1781 Leyton
Richard Cork(e) chr 10 MAR 1802
St Clement Danes

Thomas Nicholas Cork(e)
chr 22 NOV 1803
St Botolph Bishopsgate


James Cork Deborah Wingod
James Cork(e)
portmanteau/trunk maker
b 31 MAY 1794
chr 27 NOV 1794 All Hallows London Wall
d 4 NOV 1868, bur. Brompton Cemetery
m 25 DEC 1819 at Christ Church Spitalfields
Mary Elizabeth Corke
James Corke
b 16 OCT 1820
chr 12 NOV 1820
d 11 DEC 1880
bur Finchley
Edward Richard Corke Benjamin Corke b 22 MAR 1824
chr 18 APR 1824
St Leonard's Shoreditch
d 17 OCT1824
bur Bunhill Fields.
Benjamin Corke Mary Ann Deborah Corke
b 6 OCT 1828
d 5 DEC 1852
bur Abney Park Cemetery
m 13 MAY 1847
Henry Douglas Fairnass

James Cork Deborah Wingod
James Cork(e) Mary Elizabeth Corke
Edward Richard Corke
b. 15 MAR 1822
chr 14 APR 1822 St Leonard's Shoreditch
d. 25 OCT 1913, Margate

m.(1) 24 FEB 1845 at St Stephen Walbrook
Jane Apps m.(2) 5 SEPT 1872 at St Giles Cripplegate
Mary Anne Smith (d. 1897)
m. (3) - DEC 1900
Caroline Maria Coombs (d. 30 JAN 1937)

 
James Cork Deborah Wingod    
  
James Cork(e) Mary Elizabeth Corke
Benjamin Corke
b 12 AUG 1825 Walbrook
d 5 JAN 1887
bur Abney Park Cemetery
m.4 JULY 1859 at St Olave, Old Jewry
Fanny Wood
d. 16 DEC 1919, New Zealand

Arthur Edward Corke

Albert Bertram Corke

Percy Benjamin Corke
emigrated to Dunedin, New Zealand 1909

Kenneth Corke Hubert John Corke Archibald James Corke Clifford Selmes Corke
emigrated to Dunedin, New Zealand 1909
m. 30 JULY 1911
Nellie Elizabeth Slaughter in Dunedin:
4 daughters, 9 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren.

James Cork Deborah Wingod
Richard Wingod Cork(e)
b 13 JULY 1798, Paternoster Row, Spitalfields
d 22 DEC 1879, Infirmary, Hackney Union
Wine Porter/Cooper
m 23 OCT 1831 at St Leonard's Shoreditch
Sarah Keyes
b 1802-1804, ?Maldon, Essex
d 30 DEC 1880, 116 Ballance Road, Homerton
Sarah Corke
b 23 OCT 1832
Robert Street
(St Leonards,
Shoreditch)
d 13 APRIL 1920
Burial: 22 APRIL 1920,
Gt Northern Cemetery
Southgate
L1494
Alfred James Corke
b 20 MAR 1834
Wellclose Square
chr 20 MAR 1836
St George in the East
drowned in Clapton Pond,
Hackney
2 DEC 1846
Elizabeth Corke Mary Corke
b. 29 NOV 1837
Goodmans Fields
Whitechapel
d 9 MAY 1866
5 Walcot Place
Hackney
Ann Crundall Corke
b 7 MAR 1840
14 Church Lane
St George in the East
d 15 NOV 1863
8 Gloucester St
David Corke
b 8 JUN 1842
North St
Hackney
d. 21 JUN 1843
Exmouth Place
Hackney
Benjamin Corke

James Cork Deborah Wingod
Richard Wingod Cork(e) Sarah Keyes
Elizabeth Corke
b 13 JAN 1836
chr 20 MAR 1836
St George in the East
m. 1 AUG 1863
Congregational Church, Middleton Rd, Dalston
William Callow, widower
b 14 JAN 1836
Clement Callow Matilda (Gyp) Callow
b. 1866
Henrietta (Hetty) Callow
b. 1867, Salisbury
d. 1931, Bournemouth
Frances Mary (Polly) Callow Kathleen Callow
b. 1870, Salisbury
d. 1944, Salisbury
Beatrice (Bee) Callow
b. 1872, Salisbury
d. 1963, Bournemouth
Frank Harry Callow
b. 23 Mar 1873, Salisbury
d. 1948, Wolverhampton
Charles Callow Harold Callow
b. 1878, Salisbury


Richard Wingod Cork(e) Sarah Keyes
William Callow Elizabeth Corke
Clement Callow b. 1865 Salisbury
d. 1923 Croydon
m.Elsa ??

Erik Victor Callow
m.Eva Potier 1932, Steyning

Marianne Callow

 
Richard Wingod Cork(e) Sarah Keyes
William Callow Elizabeth Corke
Charles Callow b. 1876, Salisbury
m. Mary Elise Harvey (Toto)
Neil Callow Maurice Callow Max Callow

 
William Callow Elizabeth Corke    
  
Charles Callow Mary Elise Harvey (Toto)
Neil Callow
m. Yvonne ?

Simon Callow

    Richard Wingod Cork(e) Sarah Keyes
 
William Callow Elizabeth Corke
Frances Mary (Polly) Callow b. 1868
m.Samuel Yarham Brown
Clement Brown
emigrated to Canada
Leslie Yarham Brown
1896-1914
Donald Brown
emigrated to Australia 1922
Mary Joan Brown
d. 1945
Monica Brown
nurse in S. Africa 1930s
d. Australia
Antony Brown
m. Fiona ?

Iona Brown
musician 1941-2004
Timothy Brown
Ian Brown
Sally Brown
m. Norman Hallam

 
James Cork Deborah Wingod    
 
Richard Wingod Cork(e) Sarah Keyes
Benjamin Corke
b 23 AUGUST 1844, Exmouth Place, South Hackney
d 8 JUNE 1894, Friern Barnet
Burial: 13 JUNE 1894, Gt Northern Cemetery Southgate 
Distillers Gauger/Valuer
m.(1) 27 APRIL 1867 at Register Office Hackney
Mary Rippon
George Seymour Sidney Seymour Alfred Corke
b 1872, Hackney
d 1872
Crofton Corke
b 1872, Hackney
d 1872
Maude Mary Corke Edith Symes Corke Gilbert Benjamin Corke Dora
(Theodora Sarah Violet) Corke
 height=
Muriel Faith Corke Crofton Richard (Dick) Corke
b. 6 FEB 1885
d. 6 DEC 1892
Gt Northern Cemetery Southgate
Amy Hilda Corke Edmund Coote
b ?1874/5
(adopted)

m.(2) 16 JAN 1886 at Parish Church Friern Barnet
Agnes Selina Brown

 
 
Richard Wingod Cork(e) Sarah Keyes    
 
Benjamin Corke Mary Rippon
George Corke (later Seymour )
b 31 JULY 1868, Hackney
d 13 APRIL 1905, Ireland
m. 15 JULY 1891
Mary ??

George Seymour
m.Violet ??

Georgie Seymour

 
Richard Wingod Cork(e) Sarah Keyes    
 
Benjamin Corke Mary Rippon
Sidney Corke (later H S Rippon Seymour)
b 22 MAY 1870, Hackney
m. 22 JULY 1898 Elizabeth Reid b. ?1874
( who d. 8 August 1917, Edinburgh)

 
Richard Wingod Cork(e) Sarah Keyes    
 
Benjamin Corke Mary Rippon
Maude Mary Corke
b 6 APRIL 1873, 3 Church Crescent Hackney
d 17 MARCH 1948, St Luke's Hospital Chelsea
Burial: Putney Vale 
Nursery Governess
m.Archibald Alexander Wilson

 
Richard Wingod Cork(e) Sarah Keyes    
 
Benjamin Corke Mary Rippon
Edith Symes Corke
b 8 NOV 1877, Edmonton

 
Richard Wingod Cork(e) Sarah Keyes    
 
Benjamin Corke Mary Rippon
Gilbert Benjamin Corke
b 8 MARCH 1879, Edmonton, Middlesex
d 31 AUG 1967 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
m.Marion Lyall
Lyall Corke Doreen Corke Nora Corke Kathleen Corke Ben Corke

Richard Wingod Cork(e) Sarah Keyes    
 
Benjamin Corke Mary Rippon
Dora (Theodora Sarah Violet) Corke
b 13 AUGUST 1880, Edmonton
d 1970
m. Harry Willis
Gilbert Willis Joan Willis Arthur Willis Sheila Willis

 
Benjamin Corke Mary Rippon
Harry Willis Dora (Theodora Sarah Violet) Corke
Arthur Willis
m. (1) Peggy Ball
Paul Willis David Willis


Arthur Willis Peggy Ball
 Paul Willis
m. Andrea Lynch

Carol Willis
m.  David Johannesson
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Adam Johannesson
Tara Johannesson
Ashley Johannesson m. Ben Ryon
Jared Johannesson
Faith Johannesson
Michael  Willis Brenda Willis
m. Jerry Peakman
Derek Willis
m. Louise Van Been
|

Gavin Willis m. Katie Van Delft
Janita Willis
Christian Willis
Kieran Willis
Mykala Willis


 
Benjamin Corke Mary Rippon
Harry Willis Dora (Theodora Sarah Violet) Corke
Sheila Willis b. 1909
m.Thomas Laurence Walsh b. ?1912

Nicolas Walsh b. 6 April 1945
m. Amanda Laidler

Amy Walsh
b. 27 June 1992

Richard Wingod Cork(e) Sarah Keyes    
 
Benjamin Corke Mary Rippon
Muriel Faith Corke
m.William Newman

Berkeley (Billy) Newman

 
 
Richard Wingod Cork(e) Sarah Keyes    
 
Benjamin Corke Mary Rippon
Amy Hilda Corke
b. 6 FEB 1885 d. 1974
m.Roland Cooper

Vera Cooper Norah Cooper

    Benjamin Corke Mary Rippon
 
Roland Cooper Amy Hilda Corke
Vera Cooper
m.(1) Ken Cameron

Alasdair Cameron Neil Cameron  Robert Cameron


m.(2) George Walton

 
 
    Benjamin Corke Mary Rippon
 
Roland Cooper Amy Hilda Corke
Norah Cooper
m.William Mulligan

John Mulligan Claire Mulligan Rosamund Mulligan

Last updated  9 April 2018