Harriet Cooke Adams

#47311, b. June 1853, d. September 1904
  • Father: John Chapman Adams b. 1813, d. 8 Nov 1871
  • Mother: Mary Ann Taylor b. 1813, d. Aug 1861

Individual's Timeline

Birth RegJune 1853Harriet Cooke Adams1
Death of MotherAugust 1861Mary Ann Adams
Death of Father8 November 1871John Chapman Adams2
Marriage26 December 1874Harriet Cooke Adams3
Death RegJune 1898Edmund Kemp4
Marriage19 February 1899Harriet Cooke Adams
Death RegSeptember 1904Harriet Cooke Blake5

Primary events

  • Birth Reg: Harriet's birth was registered in the quarter ended in June 1853 in the Great Yarmouth registration district.1
  • Death of Mother: Her mother Mary Ann Adams died in August 1861 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.
  • Death of Father: Her father John Chapman Adams died on 8 November 1871 in Great Yarmouth, England.2
  • Marriage: Harriet Cooke Adams married Edmund Kemp on Saturday, 26 December 1874 in St Nicholas' Church, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, when they were 21 years ~&~ 21 years and 6 months old. The ceremony was witnessed by Robert Blake and Martha Adams.3
  • (Widow) Death Reg: By the death of Edmund Kemp, Harriet Cooke became a widow in the quarter ended June 1898. She was 45 years at the time; aged 44.4
  • Marriage: She married Frederick John Blake, son of Robert Blake and Margaret Stewart Green, on Sunday, 19 February 1899 in Great Yarmouth, England, when they were 45 years and 8 months ~&~ 51 years and 2 months old. Harriet was the widow STRUTT. Harriet's father was named John, so she may well be Frederick's deceased first wife's sister. Against this is the fact Rebecca's father was a twine spinner, but Harriet's was a waterman. Both bride and groom were illiterate.
  • Death Reg: Harriet's death was registered in the quarter ended in September 1904 in the Great Yarmouth registration district, aged 48. (Her age calculates to 51 years and 3 months).5

Secondary circumstances

  • Married Name: Her married name was Kemp.3
  • Married Name: Her married name was Blake.

Census details

  • She appeared on the census taken on the night of 7th April 1861, living in Row 123, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England in the household of her parents, John Chapman Adams and Mary Ann Taylor. She was 7 years old.

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: Harriet married KEMP as ADAMS, and did NOT get into the indexes as KEMP marrying STRUTT, so these details need more research.

Family of Harriet Cooke Adams and Edmund Kemp

Family of Harriet Cooke Adams and Frederick John Blake


  1. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915 about Harriet Cooke Adams
    Name:      Harriet Cooke Adams
    Date of Registration:      Apr-May-Jun 1853
    Registration district:      Yarmouth
    Inferred County:      Norfolk
    Volume:      4b
    Page:      116."
  2. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, First name(s)     John Chapman
    Last name     Adams
    Sex     Male
    Age     59
    Birth year     1812
    Death year     -
    Burial year     1871
    Burial date     12 Nov 1871
    Parish     Great Yarmouth, St Nicholas with St Peter, St John, St Andrew, St James, St Paul & St Luke
    Diocese     Norwich
    County     Norfolk
    Country     England
    Archive     Norfolk Record Office
    Archive reference     PD 28/149
    Page     32.
  3. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     194
    MarriageDate     26 Dec 1874
    GroomForename     Edmund
    GroomSurname     KEMP
    GroomAge     21
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     Fisherman
    GroomAbode     Row
    BrideForename     Harriet
    BrideSurname     ADAMS
    BrideAge     22
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideAbode     Row
    GroomFatherForename     Thomas
    GroomFatherSurname     KEMP
    GroomFatherOccupation     Labourer
    BrideFatherForename     John
    BrideFatherSurname     ADAMS
    BrideFatherOccupation     Twine Spinner
    WitnessOneForename     Robert
    WitnessOneSurname     BLAKE
    WitnessTwoForename     Martha
    WitnessTwoSurname     BLAKE
    FileNumber     3567.
  4. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Kemp      Edmund      44      Greenwich      1d     528.
  5. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "
    England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index: 1837-1915 about Harriet Cook Blake
    Name:      Harriet Cook Blake
    Estimated Birth Year:      abt 1856
    Date of Registration:      Jul-Aug-Sep 1904
    Age at Death:      48
    Registration district:      Yarmouth
    Inferred County:      Norfolk
    Volume:      4b
    Page:      18."