Selina Elizabeth Cooksey

Female, b. 10 May 1886
     Selina Elizabeth Cooksey, daughter of George Philip Cooksey, was born on 10 May 1886.1,2 A few days before her fourth birthday a National School Board Admissions Register shows that she was admitted to St Mary's School, Battersea, London, on 6 May 18901 but only two weeks later the Register shows her as leaving the school on 20 May 1890. Her address was given as 12 Goulden Street, Battersea, London.1

By 1891, and not quite five years old, Selina was no longer even living in Battersea and is shown in the census return as being a visitor in the home of Arthur Windsor and his wife Julia at 44 Carlisle Road, Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire.3 It is likely that she was brought up by her grandmother, also named Selina, who it appears always lived in the Portsmouth area.


  1. [S213] Wandsworth Heritage Service, Battersea, London ( : accessed 15 September 2014), Institutions & Organisations, Schools & Education, National School Admissions Register & Logbooks 1870-1914, reference S7/1/5. Battersea, St Mary's School, 1890, Admission No. 420, Date of admission: 6/5/90, Cooksey, Selina, Parent Geo Cooksey, Residence 12 Goulden St., Date of child’s birth 10/5/86, Date of leaving the school 20/5/90. [LONEDU]
  2. [S153] FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915 England & Wales ( : accessed 17 Mar 2014). Original data: England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes, London, England: General Register Office. GRO Index of births. [GROINDXD].
    1886, Jun Q, Cooksey, Selina Elizabeth, Wandsworth, Volume 1d, Page 636.
  3. [S214] 1891 England Census ( : accessed 21 February 2007), household of Arthur G Windsor (b 1867). Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891, Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1891. Source Citation: Class: RG12; Piece: 871; Folio: 185; Page: 25; GSU Roll: 6095981. [C1891-0002].
    Hampshire, Portsmouth, Portsea, 44 Carlisle Rd;
    Arthur G. Windsor, Head, M, 24, Draper's Assistant, Employed, London, Paddington;
    Julia M., Wife, M, 21, Hants, Gosport;
    Selina Cooksey, Visitor, 4, London, Battersea.
    Perhaps Arthur and Julia Windsor were known to Selina's grandmother Selina Biggs whom it appears always lived in the Portsmouth area.