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Monday, April 12, 2010

High-Sheriff John Croker of Oxfordshire & Isabel Skynner

8226. High-Sheriff John Croker of Oxfordshire & 8227. Isabel Skynner

~1520, John born in England, s/o 16452. Thomas Coker & 16453. Alice Dormer.

~1530, Isabel born in England, d/o 16454. Robert Skynner.

John 1st married Margarett Crofts, d/o John of Holt in com. War., widow of Anthony Strange.

2/2/1544, “Bargain and sale by William & Francis Sheldon of Weston gents; to John Croker of Hooknorton (Oxon) gent. of the manor of Warmington formerly belonging to the priory of Withem, (Somerset), the advowson of the church of Warmington, the chief rents of 13/4 ensuing from the rectory of Warmington, and 6/8 from the parsonage of Willey. The purchaser is to pay the tithe due to the King. Consideration: £500”. (S) UKNA.

1546, Deed to William Burye, “We grant our Manor of Culham and Ottenmead and Water Eaton and our lands and tithes there in occupation of John Crooker …” – these manors were near Hooknorton. (S) Three Oxfordshire Parishes: A Hist. of Kidlington, Yarnton and Begbroke, 1893, P104.

John 2nd married Isabel.

1547-53, “plaintiff: John Croker defendant: Fowke Gebons, John Bysshop, and William Eddon place or subject: Poaching affray in the warren of Hook-Norton county: Oxford.” (S) UKNA.

1553-58, “Plaintiff: Edward Griffin, attorney-general. Defendant: John Stevins, John Croker, and Anthony Ashefeld Place or Subject: Illegal purchases of wool County: Warwick, Gloucester, Berks, Wilts, Stafford.” (S) UKNA.

1556, John had his right to use the arms of the Croker family of Devonshire confirmed by the College of Heralds.

1562, John High Sheriff of Oxfordshire.

1564-65, John sheriff of Oxon & Berks. (S) UKNA.

3/6/1568, John died; buried in the north transept of Hook Norton church. (S) 1566 Visitation of County Oxford, 1871, P185.

(S) 1566 Visitation of County Oxford, P89.  (S) 1623 Visitation of Gloucester, Henry Chitty.

Children of John and Isabel:

i. Margery Crooker (4113), born ~1550 in Hooknorton, Oxon, England.

ii. John Croker, born ? in England.

John married Margaret Newport, d/o Willm. of Rushoke in com. Warr.

Bef. 6/20/1623, John died. (S) Will of John Crooker, Husbandman of Cheddar, Somerset; UKNA.

Child: Bridgitt Croker, born ?. [Heir] She married Thom. Straunge of Cicester in com. Gloc.

iii. Sir Gerard Croker, born ? in England.

Gerard married Mary ?.

Bef. 1577, Gerard died.

Child: John Croker, born ? in England. 1577, “John Croker [son and heir of Sir Gerard Croker, late of Barton, Oxfordshire] v Isabel Hampden, widow …” (S) UKNA.

iv. Alice Croker, born ? in England.

Alice married Gilbert Wheeler.

v. Margery Croker, born ? in England.

Margery married Edward Hawtin, born 1537, of Lee in com. Oxon.

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