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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Attorney John Cooke Esq. & Alice Saunders

118844. Attorney John Cooke Esq. & 118845. Alice Saunders   

1485, John Coke born in Essex, England, heir & s/o 237688. Philip Cooke & 237689. Elizabeth Belknap.

8/22/1485, Henry VII succeeded Richard III as King of England.

~1488, Alice born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, coheir & d/o 237690. William Saunders & 237691. Johane Spencer.

10/17/1492, Alice listed as 4th daughter in the will of her father; all daughters under age. [Note: in 1492, her mother was again pregnant.]

12/7/1503, John heir to his father, age 18 and more.

3/6/1504, John’s mother died.

11/30/1504, [London] … appointment of Thomas More and John Cooke gentlemen as attorneys to convey seisin. (S) CCRs.

1505-1515, John, son and heir of Philip Cooke, knight, son of Thomas Cooke, knight. v. Alice Trewthale, prioress of Great St. Helens.: Refusal to grant a new lease of houses in place of an old one surrendered by the said Philip. (S) UKNA.

2/12/1507, Recognizance to the king for £100 by John Cooke of Gedehall co. Essex, …, esquires, … to be true in his allegiance as porter … (S) CCRs.

3/30/1509, Release by Thomas Brewer … knights, …, esquire, and John Cook, being in their possession, to the use of Thomas Ormond, knight, earl of Ormond, of his right in a croft of land in Boreham, co. Essex, called 'Croked Croft,' … (S) Ancient Deeds, V4, 1902, A7754.

4/21/1509, Henry VIII crowned king of England.

1510, Alice died.


1510-11, Grantor: Sir Henry Wiatt, knight. Grantee: John Coke, of ‘Geryhall’, Essex, esquire, son and heir of Sir Philip Coke, knight, deceased. (S) UKNA.

1/26/1511, Grant by John Coke of Geryhall, esquire, son and heir of Philip Coke, knight, to Henry Wiatt and John Cutt, knights, …, of all his lands in Westham, between Stratford le Bow, co. Middlesex, and Stratford Langthorn, co. Essex. (S) A Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds, V6, 1915.

1512, John esq. of Gidea Hall in Havering, Magdalen Laver, … married Margaret Pennington, a chamberer in Queen Catherine of Aragon’s household.

6/12/1514, John Cooke, esq. “son and heire of Philip Cooke, knt.” sold to Willm Seyntpier, a merchant of London, his messuage called the Dolphyn in “Suthwerk”. (S) Collectanea Topographica Et Genealogica, Madden, 1838, P45.

10/10/1515, John died in London.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P797. (S) 1558 Visitation of Essex.

Children of John and Alice:

i. Anthony Cooke (59422), born 1505 in Essex, England.

ii. Beatrice Cooke, born ? in England.

Beatrice married Richard Ogle.

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