Hi John, You spell your HardEn with an E ,I spell ours with an I ,HardIn... I am related to Cooks and Cookes also and Mclins(Mclains) . Are you related to Cathleen Petersen and married to her sister Anne ? My grt-grt grandmother was Mary Hannah Cooke of Northumberland England b. 1854. Any relation ?
I see your temps are not that far away from ours here in the North West. I hope it warms up soon for you folks.
My interest in the Cooke surname is very recent because this year I started to focus on how & if relatives in Dunville, Canada were related to the Playle family. My parents generation were not able to recall. The connection was not as hard to make as I thought. Marr>Cooke >Playle from England. So I have just dipped my toe into researching Cookes. My Cooke connection is in Canada at the moment. I need to see where that family ancestors came from. Thank you for your note!