738782. John Cokayne & 738783. Ida Grey
~1365, John born in England, 2nd s/o 1477564. Sir John Cokayne & 1477565. Cicely Irton.
~1370, Ida born in England, d/o 1477512. Lord Reynold de Grey & 1477513. Eleanor le Strange.
2/21/1393, Commission to … John Cokayn the younger, … John de Irton and Nicholas de Irton to arrest and deliver to the sheriff of Derby … as John Cokayne the elder has testified …” (S) Claendar of Patent Rolls.
Bef. 1394, John married Ida.
1394-97, John a recorder of London.
1397, John an executor to the will of John of Gaunt; called “chief steward of my lands” in the will.
1399, John made Chief Baron of the Exchequer by King Henry IV. [He held the office until 1413.] (S) The Judges of England, Foss, 1851, P191.
1404, John represented Derbyshire in parliament. (S) The Old Halls, Manors and Families of Derbyshire, Tilley, 1892, P178.
1405, John and Ida received a papal indult to choose a confessor.
1405-09, John a Justice for Bedfordshire. (S) UKNA.
3/3/1406, Commission of oyer and terminer to John Cokeyn the elder, Hugh Huls, Nicholas Montgomery, … his closes and houses at Burton on Trent … (S) CPRs.
1406-29, John a Judge of the Common Pleas. [There were normally 5 judges in this court.]
1406-7, “Writs summoning John Cokayn to appear before the King and council.” (S) UKNA.
1409, John received a license to hunt in Bedfordshire.
2/3/1411, The manor of Almesho and 1 messuage, 240 acres of land, 5 acres of meadow, 5 acres of pasture, 12 acres of wood and 46 shillings of rent in Langeleye iuxta Dynesley, which John Cokayn and Ida, his wife, hold for their lives. (S) Feet of Fines.
1417, John purchased the manor of Cokayne Hatley, Bedfordshire from Sir Edward Boteler.
1423-25, John a Justice of Lincoln castle. (S) UKNA.
6/1/1426, Ida died.
2/10/1427-8, John wrote his will naming his parents and his children: To be buried in the parish church of Bury Hattele. To my nephew John Cokayn of Ashbourne Kt., to his wife, and to his daughter Alice, wife of Ralph Sherley Kt., one gold ring each. I desire that 3 marks a year be paid by my son Reginald Cokayn and his heirs to pray for the souls' health of Henry vj., of myself, of the said Reginald and Beatrix his wife, and of all my sons living, also for the souls of John late Duke of Lancaster, Richard ij., Henry iv. and Henry v., of John Cokayn my father, and Cecilia Irton my mother, of Edmond Cokayn my brother, Ida my late wife, and my dead children. To Sir William Babingtonf Kt. a book of statutes and £10 from the heritage of the heirs of Sir Philip Boteler Kt. To Reginald Cokayn, my son and heir apparent, all my armoury and my ornaments in my chapel at Bury Hatley. To Henry Cokayn, my 2d son, and Grace his wife two silver cups ; to John Cokayn my 3d son one cup; and to Thomas Cokayn my 4th son my missal, psalter, and all books of canon and civil law. To Laurence Cheyne and Elizabeth his wife my daughter a cup. To Margaret D’odyngsells my daughter a cup, and I forgive her husband Sir Edmond D’Odyngsells Kt. his bond debt to me. Sir William Babyngton Kt., Reginald Cokayn, Laurence Cheyne, John Chichele Parson of Hattele, and Thomas Cokayne to be my executors.
5/22/1429, Sir John died; buried with Ida at Cokayne Hatley, Bedfordshire. (S) Oxford Dic. of Natl. Bio.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P189. (S) Genealogical Memoirs of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chicheley, Waters, 1878, P157.
• Andreas Edward Cockayne (born 1841 in Derby) researched, wrote about and compiled a family history. He privately published the Cockayne Memoranda: collections towards a historical record of the family of Cockayne in two parts – the first part a book in 1869 and the second a collection of pedigrees in 1873. Just 40 copies of volume one and 100 of volume two were published.
• There are other John Cokayne’s at this time that are related and sometimes confused with this John.
Children of John and Ida: [3 sons, 5 daughters]
i. Elizabeth Cokayne (369391), born ~1395 in England.
ii. Margaret Cokayne, born ? in England.
Margaret married Sir Edmund d’Odingsells of Warwickshire.