Mary Margaret COCKS (née BLAKE) [1896-????]
The Blake family has already been quite well documented. John Johnston Blake and his wife, Mary have already been "created" on Gwulo, as has their son Charles Henry Blake, known as Harry. Although I knew that J.J. Blake and my grandfather, C.E. Warren had been linked through their ownership of the Unity Stand at Happy Valley since 1904, I was surprised to see from a "Passengers Departed" list that the elder Warren children sailed to England in 1913 in the company of the Blake family. I had previously not been able to find the date when my uncle, Leslie Warren and my aunt, Evelyn Warren left Hong Kong to go to school in England, nor who accompanied them. The SCMP of 15th May 1913 gives Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Blake, Miss Blake, Master Blake, Miss Warren and Master Warren departing on the S.S. Nile for London on 14th May. Harry Blake and Leslie Warren were both born in 1900 and the right age to start public school in England. I don't know if they went to the same school either in Hong Kong or England. As far as I know, Harry Blake's sister has so far not been recorded on Gwulo. She may well have come back to Hong Kong, as her brother did. I don't know if she was in Stanley with him. Perhaps relatives know her name for certain.