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Allan Innes and Sarah Hull /Cook/

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cookie4416 Report 20 Apr 2013 12:23

Can anyone help me.

I am trying to find a Sarah Hull born 1860

Married Alan Innes born 1862 died 1882 ?

They had one son who was one when he died.

He then took on his stepfathers name and was called Alfred Allen Innes Cook

She later married a Arthur Cook when Allen died.

Their descendants are in Tasmania and Flinders Island

BUT I have been unable to find anything on them

Dont know if they came to Australia or where born there.


MargaretM Report 20 Apr 2013 12:42

A tree on Ancestry says he was born 1862, Tasmania and Sarah 1860, Tasmania.


cookie4416 Report 20 Apr 2013 12:47

Thanks will go and have a look


SylviaInCanada Report 29 Apr 2013 03:52

Have you tried all the variant spellings for Alan??

Alan, Allan, Allen, Alen ...... or even just A?


cookie4416 Report 29 Apr 2013 04:25

Thank you for your reply.

Yes I have tried even different surname spellings.

Been trying to find them coming into Tasmania but unable.


cookie4416 Report 24 Nov 2013 09:32

I am now looking for Allen Innes father of Alfred Inness/Cook

I dont believe that Alan Innes born 1862 ( died 1882??? ) did marry Sarah

I now am searching to see if Alan did marry later but not Sarah Hull.

I have found in a electrol role

South Road Stanley
Land,South Road Stanley
April 1891

Have not been able to source anything else at the moment

Is anyone able to assist in this area


Gins Report 24 Nov 2013 09:46

Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922

Name:Alfred Allan Innes

Birth Date:27 May 1881

Father's Name:Allan Innes

Mother's Name:Sarah Hull

Birth Place:Tasmania

Registration Year:1881

Registration Place:Hobart, Tasmania

Registration number:2613

There are also childrens births for this couple

Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950

Name:Allan Innes

Spouse Name:Mary Ryan

Marriage Date:8 Dec 1881

Marriage Place:Tasmania

Registration Place:Horton, Tasmania

Registration Year:1881

Registration number:736


Gins Report 24 Nov 2013 09:56

Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
Birth, Baptism & Christening

Name: Alfred Allan Innes <<Added, mothers name is Sarah Hull
Father: Allan Innes
Birth: 1881 - Hobart, Tasmania

Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
Birth, Baptism & Christening

Name: Mary Jane Innes
Father: Allan Innes
Birth: 1883 - Horton, Tasmania

Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
Birth, Baptism & Christening

Name: Isabel Ann Innes
Father: Allan Innes
Birth: 1885 - Horton, Tasmania

Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
Birth, Baptism & Christening

Name: Ellen Margaret Innes
Father: Allan Innes
Birth: 1889 - Horton, Tasmania

Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
Birth, Baptism & Christening

Name: Charles Edward Innes
Father: Allan Innes
Birth: 1892 - Stanley, Tasmania

Mothers name on all the above is Mary Ryan


MarieCeleste Report 24 Nov 2013 09:56

Hi Cookie - did your Alfred Allan die in 1939?

The Argus Wednesday 12 July 1939

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication
hereof application will be made to the Supreme Court of the State of Victoria, in it's probate jurisdiction that LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION for the estate of ALFRED ALLAN INNES late of Miners Rest in the said State, brickworker, deceased Intestate may be granted to Ivy Alfreda Richards of 63 Berkeley Street Castlemaine in the said State, married woman the eldest daughter and one of the next of kin of the said deceased.

Dated this eleventh day of July 1939

(The image is very faint, have tidied the text as much as is readable)


MarieCeleste Report 24 Nov 2013 10:09

I've no idea how many Sarah Hulls were in Hobart so don't know if this is your lady

The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) Wednesday 9 February 1916

At the City Police Court yesterday, before Mr. W. 0. Wise, P.M., Inspector Bain prosecuting.

A middle-aged woman, named Sarah Hull pleaded guilty to a charge of having behaved improperly in Park Street the previous night, and was fined 10s. or seven days in default.


MarieCeleste Report 24 Nov 2013 10:13

For some reason the following article is coming up that I've previously viewed it?

The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) Wednesday 25 September 1889

Sarah Hull, alias Sarah Cook, was charged with wilfully neglecting a male child of the age of six months.
Accused, who was undefended, pleaded not guilty.

Jury : Thomas Mools; J. Paton; J. Poole; F. J. Pike; R. C. Steele; R. W. Baker; A.
Burnett; W. Hawkins; R. J. Rogers; J. Callaghan; E. Tone; W. Golding.

This charge arose out of the circumstances in connection with the case mentioned in these columns in July last, and reported at length when the preliminary investigation took place at the City Police Court, the evidence now given for the prosecution being similar.
Accused put in a statement that when the man Cook, with whom she was living, died he left her, with the exception of a good home, totally destitute.
She had been obliged to dispose of the furniture to maintain the children. The child was of a most delicate nature, and had ailed from the date of its birth. She had consulted both Dr. Bingham Crowther and Dr. Weaver respecting the child's health. She admitted that it had been neglected on the day in question, owing to the death of her stepfather, in respect of cleanliness, although not as regarded food.
The jury returned a verdict of not guilty, adding a rider that although there was
evidence of neglect there was not sufficient proof to convict.

His HONOR warned accused to be more careful in future, and she was then discharged.
The Court adjourned till 10 a.m. the following day.


MarieCeleste Report 24 Nov 2013 10:32

Cookie, if you haven't already done so I'd suggest doing some research on Trove There are numerous possibilities in articles on there.


cookie4416 Report 20 Nov 2014 07:41

" Sorry " to all the above for not responding sooner than this - other things in my life left me with little time to research.
Trying to pick up the threads again.

Yes all the above is my Sarah Hull - she had a very colourful life that was quiet often shown in the courts.

I have found her death and inquest in 1917 from drowing but not where she has been buried. There doesnt seem to be any registration of this.