Neil, I couldn't find a birth record but, looking at FMP, a Milly
married Frank Simmons at St Augustine, Plymouth on 21 Dec 1912. Both
bride and groom were ages 20. Milly's father is shown as Henry.
Turning to the 1939 Register, the family are in Plymouth and her date of
birth is shown as 23 July 1892. There were 2 children then, Frank (b 9
Feb? 1913) and Henry (b 22 Sep 1915). Incidentally Milly was incorrectly
transcribed as Molly.
On 1/11/2019 4:29 am, Neil Simmons wrote:
> I'm having problems finding the birth of my paternal grandmother, Millie Cocking.
Born 23/1/1893 in Barracks on Drake's Island in Plymouth Sound. Father is Henry
Cocking, Royal Artillery, and mother is Elisabeth (nee Forsdick). I can find births for
her two elder bothers, Harry 1888 and Frank 1890, her immediately younger brother, Fred
1894, born on St Helena, then the rest of the extensive family of eleven children. Army
Returns 1891-1895 only record Fred. She appears in the 1901 census and then in the 1911,
by which time she is a domestic servant working for the Archer sisters. Any ideas? Neil
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