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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thomas Coke

131310. Thomas Coke

~1450, Thomas born in Cornwall, England, s/o §§Thomas Cok.

6/28/1461, Edward IV succeeded Henry VI as King of England. [1st Yorkist King.]

7/6/1483, Richard III succeeded Edward IV as King of England. [Usurping never-crowned 12-year-old Edward V.]

10/30/1485, Henry VII succeeded Richard III as King of England, becoming the first monarch of the House of Tudor.

1486, Plaintiffs: John Colys, son of Jane, daughter and heiress of John Philipp. Defendants: Thomas Cok, executor of Margaret, wife of the said John Philipp. Subject: Detention of deeds relating to a toft and shop in Liskeard Borough. Cornwall. (S) UKNA, C 1/79/65. [Margaret likely a sister or cousin.]

1486-93, Plaintiffs: William Colys. Defendants: Thomas Cok, executor of Margaret, late the wife of John Philip. Subject: Detention of goods, and of deeds relating to messuages and land in Leskirdburgh. Cornwall. (S) UKNA, C 1/88/32.

1/15/1488, Marriage Settlement. (i) Stephen Tregasow, esq. (ii) Thos. Cok. (Jn., s. of (i) to marry Joan, dtr. of (ii) before the following feast of the Ascension). (i) to make estate to Jn. and Joan to yearly value of ten marks above all charges, and their lawful hrs., with reversion to right hrs. of Jn. before following feast of the Ascension. After the same feast (ii) to pay (i) £100 and before the feast (ii) to pay excrs. and administrators of the testament of Maister Aleyn' Saves and his wife Thomasyn £110 marks for acquittal of certain lands in hands of Thomasyn and executors as appeared in deed between (i) and Maister Alayn. (ii) and Hawse (i.e. Havise) his wife to settle estate on John and Joan for their lives. (i) to repay (ii) £20 of £100 if Jn. dies without issue two yrs. after marriage. (S) Cornwall Record Office, CY/1554.

1493-1500, Plaintiffs: Thomas Cok. Defendants: Benet Burnard. Subject: Detention of deeds relating to a messuage and land in Luxulion. Cornwall. (S) UKNA, C 1/194/49.

1493-1500, Plaintiffs: John Seggemore, of Cornwall, tin merchant. Defendants: John Burnard, the elder, and John Burnard, of Pengelly, tin merchants. Subject: Imprisonment on a charge of selling to Thomas Coke inferior tin, which was bought from defendants. Cornwall. (S) UKNA, C 1/223/39.

1500-01, Plaintiffs: Alys, daughter of John Greselyng. Defendants: Thomas Cok or Cocke. Subject: Detention of deeds relating to a brewhouse in Plymouth. Devon. (S) UKNA, C 1/240/48.

6/24/1509, Henry VIII succeeded Henry VII as King of England.

Aft. 1509, A valuation of the lands of Penwith … Thomas Cok iiij ti (S) Journal of the Royal Inst. of Cornwall, V9, P260.

By 1515, Thomas died.

Family notes:

·         §§Thomas Cok. 1455-56, Plaintiffs: Thomas Cok. Defendants: John Laurence. Subject: Costs arising from false information given to the escheator of Cornwall concerning petitioner's tin. Cornwall. (S) UKNA, C 1/15/33.

Children of Thomas and ?:

i. Joan Coke (65655), born ~1475 in Cornwall, England.

ii. John Cok, born ? in Cornwall, England. [Heir]

By 1515, Plaintiffs: John, son and heir of Thomas Cok. Defendants: Richard Haryngdon. Subject: Detention of deeds relating to messuages and land in Bodmin and St Minver. Cornwall. (S) UKNA, C 1/128/55.