John Cock, MP (c.1504 - 1557)

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Nicknames: "John Cock of Tewin"
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Death: Died in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England
Occupation: master of requests
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About John Cock, MP

COCK, John II (by 1506-57), of London and Broxbourne, Herts., Member of Parliament

Family b. by 1506, s. of William Cock of Broxbourne by Joan Foster. educ. I. Temple, adm. 1520. m. by 1538, Anne, da. of Thomas Goodere of Hadley, Herts., 3s. inc. Henry 2da.5 More biography

  • Children were: Henry, John, Thomas, Susan, Jane, and Frances, who married Sir Walter Hungerford, Knight. (1)

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  • The Master of Requests had Jurisdiction of all special requests to the Crown. (1)

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  1. The Cockes of England The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography , Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jan., 1898), pp. 303-327. Published by: Virginia Historical Society Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4242060 page 315-316
  2. http://www.albury-field.demon.co.uk/bxchn.htm#1500
  3. A HISTORY OF BRICKENDON
  4. http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mlje&id=I7840
  5. http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1509-1558/member/cock-john-ii-1506-57

In 1198 the manor [house of Broxbournebury] was in the possession of the Knights Hospitallers of St John of Jerusalem, the only military-religious order of the Catholic Church that still survives to this day.

In about 1544, following the confiscation of the properties of the Hospitallers, Henry VIII granted the manor to John Cock of Tewin, former bailiff of the estate for the Knights Hospitallers. He became Sheriff of Hertfordshire and Essex in 1548. John’s son, Sir Henry, is said to have entertained James I at Broxbournebury in 1603 whilst on his way to London to claim the throne on the death of Elizabeth I. Sir John was Keeper of the Wardrobe to both Elizabeth and James I. Perhaps it is after this family that Cock Lane is named, although it has also been suggested that the name came from the Cock Inn which used to sit on the corner on Hoddesdon High Street.

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1504
1504
1538
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Age 34
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England
1538
Age 34
1555
1555
Age 51
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England
1557
September 6, 1557
Age 53
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England
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Age 53
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