59422. Sir Anthony Cooke & 59423. Anne Fitzwilliam
~1500, Ann born in England, d/o 118846. William Fitzwilliam & 118847. Anne Hawes.
1506, Antony born in England, s/o 118844. John Cooke & 118845. Alice Saunders.
1517, 2 years after his father’s death, Anthony succeeded to the family title.
10/10/1515, Anthony’s father John died in London.
1515-1518, Margaret, late the wife of John Coke, of Romford, and Antony, his son and heir. v. John Josselyn and Humphrey, son and heir of John Gatton.: A messuage and marsh in Chadwell, late of Thomas Coke, knight, deceased, grandfather of the said John Coke.: Essex. (S) UKNA, Kew. [Margaret is Anthony’s stepmother.]
1521, Anthony hier to his greatuncle Edward Belknap, Knt.
Bef. 2/4/1523, Anthony’s marriage to Anne arranged.
5/28/1534, Anne named in her father’s will; her husband Anthony named an executor.
1537, Anthony JOP of Essex.
1539, Anthony appointed at court as one of the newly-formed corps of ‘spears’, or royal bodyguard.
1544-45, Anthony sheriff of Essex and Herts.
2/19/1547, Anthony made Knight of the Bath at the coronation of King Edward VI.
3/1550, Anthony of Gidea Hall, Romford, Essex; Preceptor to Edward VI. [King Edward VI wrote that sir Anthony Cooke spoke “weighingly”.] Anthony is particularly remembered because he educated his daughters in both Latin and Greek.
Anthony, a protestant, supported Lady Jane Grey’s claim to the throne.
1553, when Queen Mary came to power, Anthony went into exile at Strasburg.
~1558, after the reign of Queen Mary, Anthony returned to England.
5/22/1576, Anthony wrote his will: … I Anthony Cooke, of Guydy Hall in Haveringe in the countie of Essex, knight … to be buried at Romforde … to my sonne Richard, my best bason and Ewer of Sylver, … to my daughter of Burleighe, one other Neste of Boles, gilte, … to my daughter Bacon, one other Neste of gilte bolles, … to my daughter Russell, my seconde gilte Salte, … to my daughter Killegrew, one Neste of White Bolles, … to my sonne William, my second Bason and Ewer, … my daughter Killegrew shal have other twoo Volumes [books] in Latine, and one in Greeke, to my sonee Richard, and Anthonie his sonne, … Lease of my ffarme in mynster, in the Isle of Tenett, … to my sonnes Richard and William, Jointlie … Executors … Honoble Sr Nicholas Bacon, Kinghte, Lord keeper of the greate Seale …
6/11/1576, Anthony died, buried at Romford old church, N.E. chapel.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P797. (S) Archaeologia, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity, 1817, P99. (S) History of Parliament. (S) 1558 Visitation of Essex.
Children of Anthony and Anne:
i. Milded Cooke, born 1526 in England.
1546, Mildred married William Cecil, Lord Burleigh, Lord Treasurer of England.
1589, Mildred died; buried in Westminister Abbey.
ii. Anna Cooke, born ~1529 in England.
Anna married Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord keeper of the Great Seal. [His 2nd marriage.]
Anna Governess to Edward VI.
2/1579, Nicholas died.
1610, Anne died.
Sir Francis Bacon, born 1/22/1561 in England.
He is known as the catalyst of the scientific revolution. [No heirs.]
1603, he was knighted.
1618, King James appointed him Lord Chancellor.
4/9/1626, he died.
iii. Richard Cooke, born 1531 in England.
Richard married Anne, d/o John Cawton, Esq.
10/1579, Richard died.
iv. Elizabeth Cooke, born ~1533 in England.
Elizabeth married Sir Thomas Hobby.
Elizabeth married 2nd Lord John Russel.
1584, Elizabeth erected a monument in Westminister Abbey to her husband John.
1609, Elizabeth died.
v. William Cooke, born ? in England.
1569, William married Frances, d/o John Lord Grey of Pergo in the Liberty of Havering.
vi. Katherine Cooke (29711), born ~1540 in England.