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Richard Cooke, MP

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Birthplace: Gidea Hall, Essex, England
Death: Died in Gobrons, Essex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Anthony Cooke,Knight, Order of the Bath MP, of Gidea Hall and Anne Fitzwilliam
Husband of Anne Cooke
Father of Henry Cooke; Sir Anthony Cooke, MP; William Cooke; Phillipa Cooke; Mildred Cooke and 1 other
Brother of Elizabeth Cooke; Mildred Cooke, Baroness Burghley; Katherine Killegrew; Richard Cocke; Anne Cooke, Lady Bacon and 7 others

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About Richard Cooke, MP

Family and Education b. by 1530, 2nd but, 1st surv. s. of Sir Anthony Cooke and bro. of William Cooke I. m. Anne, da. of John Caulton, 1s. Anthony 1da. suc. fa. 1576.

Offices Held

Groom of privy chamber 1551-3; searcher, port of London 1552-?7; j.p. Essex 1559-61/2, from 1575.

Biography Cooke was returned (at the last minute) to Elizabeth’s first Parliament through the influence of his Cecil relatives. No doubt it was the same interest that secured him a seat at the 2nd Earl of Bedford’s borough of Tavistock in 1563. It is not clear why Cooke’s name is not on the j.p. lists between 1561/2 and 1575. He died on 3 Oct. 1579. By his will, made on 31 July of that year, he left to his wife, the sole executrix, a life interest in Gidea Hall and the residue of his goods. Overseers were Burghley and Cooke’s brother-in-law Lord Russell. The will was proved 17 Nov. 1579.

Vis. Essex (Harl. Soc. xiii), 39; Stowe 571, f. 30; LC2/4/1, f. 19; CPR, 1550-3, p. 76; 1553 with App. 1547-53, pp. 39, 385; 1555-7, p. 294; 1559-60, p. 33; HMC Hatfield, i. 140-1; CP, ii. 75-7; Strype, Annals, ii(2), pp. 87-8; C142/189/45; PCC 44 Bakon.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603 Author: P. W. Hasler Notes 1. Did not serve for the full duration of the Parliament

Richard COOKE of Gidea Hall

Born: BEF 1530, Gidea Hall, Essex, England

Died: 3 Oct 1579, Gobrons, Essex, England

Father: Anthony COOKE of Gidea Hall (Sir)

Mother: Anne FITZWILLIAM

Married: Anne CAUNTON (dau. of John Caunton) BEF 1559

Children:

1. John COOKE

2. Anthony COOKE

3. Phillipa COOKE

4. Mary COOKE

5. Mildred COOKE

6. Francis COOKE

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SOURCE< the Mayflower Society and family records.

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Sir Richard Cooke, MP's Timeline

1528
1528
Gidea Hall, Essex, England
1542
1542
Age 14
1557
1557
Age 29
England
1558
1558
Age 30
Essex,England
1562
1562
Age 34
Stratton, Dorset, England
1572
1572
Age 44
Essex, England
1573
1573
Age 45
Essex, England
1575
1575
Age 47
Essex, England
1579
1579
Age 51
Gobrons, Essex, England
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