The COCKMAN line is the most interesting element in my maternal grandfather’s ancestry.    Through the connections to the EKINS and MAYDWELL families of Northamptonshire are established important mediæval links to the landed gentry, nobility and eventually royalty.   I have been encouraged by the work of others in this quest, especially Virginia Silvester whose masterful biography of Abraham Cockman should act as an inspiration to all and model of best practice.   Margaret Cockman Kitchel in 1990 compiled a monumental tome in Tennessee in pre-computer days in 1990; this gave details of COCKMANs worldwide.    Rita Poxon of Gayton has helped me considerably to untangle the EKINS connections and point me in the right direction.

What you will find here

You will find a complete listing of all Births, Deaths and Marriages taken from the General Register Office listings for England and Wales (those without an entry in the RIN column have yet to be tied in to the tree as of now); just click as appropriate below to call these up.   The chief component of the site is the GEDCOM tree linking all these together - including many links to US, Canadian and Australian families.   Click on GEDCOM below to go to the index from which to select your initial individual.


I can do no more than apologise for the chosen display medium.   This follows slavishly the straightjacket of the GEDCOM 5.5 Standard and cannot be tailored to cope with non-standard fields.   The ‘Occupation’ field, for instance, is a mess and only gives the place of occupation and not the occupation itself.   A good point, however, is the ‘Source’ list; I have made use of this exclusively for the 1841 thru 1911 Census information - including the official reference number modified to begin with the last two digits of the year [eg. 81. means 1881, etc.].

© Philip Richards  November 2016.