See also

William Frederick COOK-ABBOTT (1904-1979)


William (Bill) COOK-ABBOTT


William and Lillian's marriage in 1929


William Frederick COOK-ABBOTT


William and Lillian COOK-ABBOTT


William and Lillian - Just Married


William's Redundancy reference

RiD No.: 28

Personal Details

Birth 25 September 1904 Southwark, London
Occupation 1929 (age 24-25) Labourer
At the time of his marriage he was employed as a labourer for John Oakey and Son.
Address 1937 (age 32-33) 37 Falmouth Chambers, Falmouth Road, London SE1
From Electoral Register
Death 10 May 1979 (age 74) Braintree, Essex

Marriage and Family Details

Spouse Lillian BASS (1904-1999)
Children John William COOK-ABBOTT (1930-2004)
Derek COOK-ABBOTT (1932-2014)
Marriage 6 July 1929 (age 24) Holy Trinity Church, Southwark London
At the time of their marriage, Lillian was living at 91 Rockingham Street SE1 and was employed as a ruler feeding machinist. William was living at 85 Rockingham Street SE1

Other Details

William (Bill) was my paternal grandfather, and I remember him, and my grandmother Lillian (Lill), fondly.
William and Lillian lived nearly all their married life in a tenement block called Falmouth Chambers, which was in Falmouth Road, London SE1, only a stones throw from the "Elephant and Castle", more about which can be found HERE. The block has long since been demolished and the area redeveloped. The site of the flats is now a public open space. Later in life they relocated into a council house (with a garden!) in Braintree, Essex in order to live nearer to my parents.

William started work nine days before his 15th birthday as a Factory Hand with an abrasive paper manufacturer, John Oakey and Sons Ltd (Est 1883) and worked for the company for 45 years before being made redundant in 1964. See the reference letter above.