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William Locke, Knight

Also Known As: "Lok", "Lock"
Birthplace: of St. Mary le Bow, London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Merton, Surrey, England,
Place of Burial: London, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Locke, merchant of London and Joan Locke
Husband of Alice Locke; Katherine Locke; Eleanor Locke and Elizabeth Locke
Father of Thomas Locke; Joane (Jane) Meredith; William Locke; Peter Locke; Richard Locke and 14 others
Brother of Thomas Locke and Michael Locke
Half brother of Elizabeth Hayward and Anne Seymour (Locke)

Occupation: mercer, Alderman, Sheriff of London 1548, M13MAY1540 STLAWRENCE OLD JEWRY LONDON, Alderman of London
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About Sir William Locke, Alderman of London

Sir William Locke, Knight (1480-1550)

From: The Book of the Lockes, by John Goodwin Locke. NOTE:  Excerpts taken from The Gentleman’s Magazine, 1746 and contain known errors in the family history…

When Henry VIII had parliament pass two acts in 1534 that 1) declared that the Pope had no authority in England, and 2) declared that Henry was the head of the Church of England, Pope Clement VII reacted by issuing a Bull (proclamation) that a curse be upon Henry VIII and the whole country. This Bull was posted at Dunkirk, France, and William Locke succeeded in the dangerous mission of pulling it down.

For this exploit, the King granted him a freehold of 100 pounds per year, dubbed him a Knight, and made him one of the gentlemen of his privy chamber.

Sir William lived to be an alderman of London, and was Sheriff of the city in 1548. He died in 1550.

Of the descendants of Sir William in England, the information is imperfect, but the list includes: George Locke of Tiverton buried at St. Sidwell’s in Essex 1586, Thomas Locke of Little Horsely, Essex, Rev. John Locke, Rector of Askerwell, Dorset, father to the Rev. William Locke (d.1686), Sir John Locke, Knight, an East India director (d.1746), and James Locke, his brother, husband to the Turkey Company. And yet perhaps none of these can compare to the contributions of John Locke, the great metaphysician and philosopher (1632- 1704), the Gr. Gr. Gr. grandson of Sir William.


"Sir William Locke was employed by Henry VIII., having the charge of his commercial affairs 'both at home and abroad,' In the Cottonian Library, London, are several manuscript letters from him to the King, and to Secretary Cromwell, dated at Antwerp, 1533-34, 1535 and 1538, relating to some works caring on at Calais, concerning negotiations with France and about the Wollen trade. 'He was' says Collins 'particularly employed by Queen Anne Bullen privately to gather the Epistles, Gospels and Psalms, from beyond sea, in which he ran great hazard, some having been secretly made away with for attempting the same thing.'" ("Book of the Lockes.")


from " the Autobiography of Sir John Bramston, which was written between the years 1670 and 1699, but not published until 1845. Sir John Bramston was the gr. gr. gr. son of Sir William Locke. He was b. 1611, the son of Sir John Bramston, of Boreham, Knight, Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench, who was b. May 18, 1577, and m. Bridget, dau. of Sir Thomas Moundeford, M. D. of London, who m. Mary, dau. of Richard Hill, mercer of London, who m. Elizabeth, the "20th" child of Sir William Locke.

"The said Thomas Moundeford married Mary Hill, one of the daus. of Richard Hill, of London, by Elizabeth Lock, the twentieth child of Sir William Lock, the famous citizen Alderman and Lord Maior (a) of London, of whome I think fitt here to insert the storie as I find it wreten by one of his daughters, Rose, married first to Anthony Hickman, merchant aduenturer, from whom is descended the now Earle of Plymouth, and soe is the alliance betweene our families, he beinge descended of one daughter, and myself from another of Sir William Lock, but his tytle to Lord Windsor came by a marriage in that familie; her second husband was Throgmorton of Brampton in Huntingdonsheire, esqueir. I find it in wast paper in her Bible, which hath binn carefully preserued by the females in the familie acording to her order, and is now in the hands of my • sister Lady Palmer, beinge giuen her by the aforementioned Mary, her and my Grandmother.

The storie is (as I find it) thus:

In the 25th yeare of King Henry the 8th, that was 1530, William Lock, citizen and Mercer of London, beinge in Dunkirke when a curse (interdiction, I suppose) was sett vp by the Pope's tnessinger or nuncio, against the King and Kingdom, in fauor and at the request of Qucene Katharine, Mr. Lock beinge then there, he tooke itdowne, (soe farr, sayes she, goes Hollinshead; but his daughter Rose adds) for which seruice the Kinge gaue him 100 pounds a yeare, and knighted him, and soe (says she) he was the first, that, beinge a Knight, was sheriff of London. He had alsoe the speciall fauor of the Kinge, to haue a key to his priuie chamber, to come to him when he would. The Kinge dined at his house, he being the King's mercer.

(a) II may be questionable whether Sir William Locke was ever Lord Mayor of London.


Parents were Thomas Locke & Joan Wilcock. 20 children.

Sir William was born about 1486, London, Middlesex, England. and married Alice SPENCER. She was born in England and died 1522 in England.

He married second Catharine COOKE. She was born in England and died 14 October 1537 in England.

He married third 13 May 1540, in St. Lawrence, Old Jewry, London, Middlesex, England, Eleanor _______. She was born in England and died 1646 in London, Middlesex, England.

He married fourth 28 January 1547/48 in London, Middlesex, England. She was born in England and died in December 1551. She was buried 5 December 1551 in Mercers' Chapel, London, Middlesex, England.

William died 24 August 1550 in London, Middlesex, England and buried 27 August 1550 in Mercers' Chapel, London, Middlesex, England.

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  • Sir William Lock married Catherine Cook, daughter of Sir Thomas Cook. He was also known as William Leake.2
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  1. 1.Rose Lock+1
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  • 1.[S229] Burke John and John Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England (1841, reprint; Baltimore, Maryland, USA: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1985), page 263. Hereinafter cited as Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England.
  • 2.[S22] Sir Bernard Burke, C.B. LL.D., A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire, new edition (1883; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1978), page 591. Hereinafter cited as Burkes Extinct Peerage.
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  1. Book of the Lockes: A Genealogical and Historical Record of the Descendants of William Locke, of Woburn. With an Appendix Containing a History of the Lockes in England, Also of the Family of John Locke, of Hampton, N. H., and Kindred Families and Individuals (Google eBook) John Goodwin Locke. J. Munroe & Company, 1853 - 406 pages. Page 358
  2. Livery Companies - Event details 1459. Mercer, William Lok (Male) Master Sir, Knight, Alderman
  3. [’s-Works-extract4-ROSE.pdf Women's Work extract - Chapter V - Rose (Locke) Hickman Throckmorton (1526-1613)]
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  • Sir William Lok (1480 – 24 August 1550) was a gentleman usher to Henry VIII and a mercer, alderman, and sheriff of London. He was the great-great-great-grandfather of the philosopher John Locke (1632–1704).
  • William Lok was the second son of Thomas Lok, a London mercer, and the grandson of John Lok, also a mercer, who was Sheriff of London in 1461.[1] His mother was Joan Wilcock (d.1512), only daughter of one 'Mr Wilcock' of Rotherham, Yorkshire.[2][3]
  • Even before he was admitted to the Mercers' Company in 1507, Lok had already supplied cloth of gold and silver to Henry VIII. During the course of his visits as a mercer to the annual markets in Antwerp and Bergen op Zoom in the Low Countries, he collected intelligence which he passed on to the King and his chief minister, Thomas Cromwell.[1]
  • In March 1527 he was granted 'exclusive licence to import silks, jewels, and mercery wares for court revels'. In addition to his trade as a mercer, Lok was involved in other business ventures, including the export of beer. In 1528 he supplied the royal ordinance with six hundred leather harnesses. In 1531 a ship travelling from Chios to London which had been hired by Lok and John Gresham was detained at Lisbon.[1] According to a letter dating from 1533, Lok had at some time visited Crete, and may thus have been involved in the wine or currant trade.[1] The wealth he had accumulated as a merchant by 1535 is indicated by the fact that he was rated in that year, perhaps in connection with a subsidy, at £1000.[1]
  • Lok and his wife were Protestants, and supported Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon.[4][5] His daughter, Rose Lok, later recounted how he pulled down a copy of the bull by which Pope Clement VII had excommunicated Henry VIII[1][4][5] for his marriage to his second wife, Anne Boleyn:[6]
    • Of my father in Holinshed's Chronicle I find this story. In the 25th year of the reign of King Henry 8, being the year of Our Lord 1534,[7] at the suit of the Lady Catherine, Dowager, a curse was sent from the Pope, which cursed both the King and the realm. This curse was set up in the town of Dunkirk in Flanders, for the bringer thereof durst no nearer approach, where it was taken down by Mr Lok of London, mercer. Now I, his daughter, Rose Throckmorton, widow, late wife of Simon Throckmorton, esquire, and first the wife of Anthony Hickman, a merchant of London, reading this of my father, have thought good to leave to my children this addition to it, that for that act the King gave him £100 a year, and made him a Gentleman of his Privy Chamber, and he was the King's mercer, and his Majesty vouchsafed to dine at his house. Moreover he was knighted, although he was never mayor, but only Sheriff of London, and so was never any Londoner before him.
  • Lok also brought French translations of the Gospels and Epistles from the continent for Henry VIII's second wife, Anne Boleyn.[5][4]
  • On 20 October 1545 he was elected alderman for Vintry ward, and on 3 March 1549 was elected Sheriff, and knighted by the young Edward VI.[1] On 10 October 1549 he was among those who escorted the Lord Protector, Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, to imprisonment in the Tower of London after his first fall from power.[1]
  • Lok died 24 August 1550 at his house in Bow Lane,[8] and was buried on 27 August near his parents and his first wife, Alice Spenser, in the Mercers' Church at St Thomas of Acre in London,[8] where his coat of arms was depicted in a window.[1] His fourth wife, Elizabeth Meredith, was also buried there after her death in 1551.[8] In his will he left houses and shops in various London parishes including Bow, Spitalfields, and Cheapside, as well as twelve farms near London, and the Dog's Head inn in Cheapside.[1]
  • Lok married firstly Alice Spenser (d.1522), an early convert to Protestantism.[1][8]
  • He married secondly Katherine Cooke (d. 14 Oct 1537),[8] daughter of Sir Thomas Cooke of Wiltshire.[4][1][9]
  • He married thirdly a wife named Eleanor (d.1546), who was the widow of Walter Marsh.[8][1]
  • He married fourthly Elizabeth Farthing (d.1551) who was the widow firstly of a husband surnamed Hutton and secondly of Robert Meredith.[10][8][1][11]
  • Lok had nineteen children, of whom five sons and seven daughters, all children of his first two marriages, survived to adulthood. According to Sutton, all Lok's sons were mercers, and it is likely that all his daughters were silkwomen.[5]
  • A pedigree of the Lok family assigns Lok's children to his first two wives as follows:[2]
  • By his first wife, Alice Spence or Spencer:
    • William Lok (1511–17), died without issue.[2]
    • Philip Lok (d.1524), died without issue.[2]
    • Jane Lok (b. 29 August 1512), who married Robert Meredith of London, mercer.[1][2]
    • Peter Lok (d.1517) died without issue.[2]
    • William Lok (1517–1519), died without issue.[2]
    • Richard Lok (d.1516), died without issue.[2]
    • Edmund Lok, 'died for love of Sir Brian Tuke's daughter, 1545'.
    • Thomas Lok (8 February 1514 – 9 November 1556), mercer, eldest surviving son by his father's first marriage, who married Mary Long.[12][2][13][14]
    • Matthew Lok (d.1551) of London, merchant, married Elizabeth Baker.[2]
  • By his second wife, Katherine Cooke:
    • Dorothy Lok, who married firstly Otwell Hill (d.1543) of London, merchant, and secondly John Cosworth of London and Cornwall, merchant. Otwell Hill was the brother of Richard Hill.[15][2][16][17]
    • Katherine Lok, who married firstly Thomas Stacey of London, Warden of the Mercers' Company in 1555 together with his brother-in-law, Thomas Lok,[18] and secondly William Matthew of Bradden, Northamptonshire.[2]
    • Rose Lok (26 December 1526 ), who married firstly the London mercer Anthony Hickman, son of Walter Hickman of Woodford, Essex, and secondly Simon Throckmorton, esquire, of Brampton, Huntingdonshire, and was a Marian exile. She died 21 November 1613, aged 86.[1][19][2]
    • John Lok, who married Margaret Spert, and died in France without issue. He went to Jerusalem in 1553, and to Guinea in 1554.[20][2][21]
    • Alice Lok, (d.1537), died without issue.[2]
    • Thomasine Lok (d.1530), died without issue.[2]
    • Henry Lok (d.1571) of London, merchant and mercer, who married Anne Vaughan, by whom he was father of the poet, Henry Lok. His will, dated 18 January 1571, was proved 31 October 1571.[22][1][23][2]
    • Michael Lok of London, merchant, who married firstly Jane Wilkinson, daughter of William Wilkinson, mercer and sheriff of London, and secondly Margery Perient, widow of Caesar Adelmare, father of Sir Julius Caesar.[24][1][2]
    • Elizabeth Lok (3 August 1535 – c.1581), who married firstly Richard Hill (d.1568), mercer and alderman of London, and by him had 13 children, and secondly Nicholas Bullingham, Bishop of Worcester, who died in 1576, by whom she had one child.[15][1][25][26][2]
    • John Lok, whose mother died at his birth, and he the day after.[2]
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  • Book of the Lockes : A genealogical and historical record of the descendants of William Locke, of Woburn ... (1853) By John Goodwin Locke
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  • The Locke family in this neighborhood consider themselves as descended from a very ancient house, arguing that they gave name to the parishes where they lived, before the Conquest, and do not derive their name with a De from the parishes, as is very commonly the case.
  • However, I have not seen any account of this family before Robert Locke, whom we find to have been joined with Thomas de Saint Maur, as Vicecomes of Wiltshire, anno 1350. John Locke, sheriff of London, 1460, is the first in a pedigree in my possession. Thomas, his son, was a merchant in London, who died anno 1507, and by Joan his wife (who was the only daughter and heir of Mr. Wilcock of Rotheram in Yorkshire) left three sons, John, William, and Michael. John is said to have died without issue, and buried in Mercer's Chapel, 1519, with his arms (a) in the window, a proof the family bore arms before those granted by Queen Mary, 1555. William, married two wives ; (b) first, Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Mr. Spencer, a citizen and fishmonger of London ; secondly, Catharine, daughter of William, and sister and co-heir of
    • (a) I am of opinion, after an examination of Stow's "Survey of London," that the "arms in the window" were those of Sir William Locke, who was buried in Mercer's Chapel in 1550: yet a doubt remains.
    • (b) He had four wives.
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  • Sir Thomas Cook, of Wiltshire, knight. Rose Locke, the only daughter by the second ventor was married to Anthony, son of Walter Hickman of Woodford, in Essex, Esq. ; by whom she became ancestor to the baronets of that name, the late Lord Montjoy, the present Earl of Plymouth. Matthew Locke, the youngest son by the first ventor, had an only daughter Elizabeth, married to Richard Chandler of London, merchant, son of William Chandler of Little Walsingham, in Norfolk, Gent. ; whose only daughter Elizabeth married Ferdinando Richardson (who died 1596), groom of the stole to Queen Elizabeth. The above William Locke, 25 Henry VIII. undertook to go over to Dunkirk, and pull down the pope's bull, which had been there posted up by way of a curse to the king and kingdom. For this exploit the king granted him a freehold of .£100 per annum, dubbed him knight, and made him one of the gentlemen of his privy-chamber. Sir William lived to be an alderman of London, and was sheriff of the city in 1548. He died 1550, and by his first wife, left issue eight sons and daughters, exclusive of Matthew already mentioned. Of these elder branches of Sir William Locke's family we have in Somersetshire a very imperfect account. George Locke, of Tiverton, who was buried at St. Sidwell's in Exeter, anno 1586, was supposed to be one of the sons. And from another of them, Thomas Locke of Little Horsely, in Essex, is said to have been descended. He married Susannah, daughter of Sir William Welby, of Gedney, in Lincolnshire, Knight of the Bath, whose issue was an only daughter, Susannah, wife of the Rev. John Carse, D. D. She died Nov. 10, 1649. Perhaps from one of these sons descended the Rev. John Locke, Rector of Askerwell, in the County of Dorset, father to the Rev. William Locke, who died 1686, and who by a daughter of the Rev. Lyte Whynnel, clerk, became seized of the perpetuity of his father's living, which was by the Rev. William Locke, his son (who died May 8, 1722), sold to William Bennet of Norton Bavent in the County of Wilts, whose grandson is the present incumbent. It has been supposed that we are indebted to some part of Sir William Locke's family for two very respectable characters, in the persons of Sir John Locke, Knight, an East India director, who died 1746, and James Locke his brother, husband to the Turkey Company. I think you have told us in your Magazine, that a Mr. Oates, of Richmond in Surry, had one hundred and fifty thousand pounds in 1748, with a daughter of the latter ; and a Mr. Rawlinson, of Wiltshire, is thought to have had some such sum with a daughter of the former, with whom he intermarried in 1740.
  • The Rev. Mr. Locke, of Newark upon Trent, the Lockes of Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Essex, London, and Bristol, including the celebrated Miss Locke of poetical memory, (see p. 72 of your present volume,) can say whether they do or do not derive their descent from Sir William Locke, Knight, Alderman of London.
  • Michael Locke, younger brother (a) of Sir William, according to a pedigree now before me, was father amongst other children of Matthew Locke, who became seated at Pensford in Buckinghamshire, and had two sons, Richard and Christopher. The former ... etc.
    • (a) English antiquarians have supposed that the Michael Locke here spoken of was a son of Sir William and not his brother, and so I have represented him in the chart that follows this article ; but I have strong suspicion that the statement in the text is true, and that Sir William had both a brother and a son named Michael. If I am right in my supposition, Matthew of Pensford, who is represented in the chart as the son of Michael, and gr. son of Sir William, was in fact the son of Michael and nephew of Sir William.
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  • John Locke, Sheriff of London 1461, his Monument was in the Church of St. Mary, Bow, London. He was probably descended from Thomas Locke, of Merton Abbey, in Surrey. Lyson says the Rectory of Merton was granted to Thomas Locke by Edward III. in 1291.; ch: Thomas (m. Joan Wilcock) Locke.
  • Thomas, merchand of London, d. 1507, buried at St. Thomas of Acres, London. = Joan, only dau. and heir of Mr. Wilcock or Wilkokes, of Rotheram, in Yorkshire; d. 1512.; ch: Sir William (m. Alice Spence or Elizabeth Spencer & Katherine Cook & Eleanor & Elizabeth) , John, Thomas (m. Mary Minister), Michael? Locke.
  • Sir William, Knt. and Alderman, b.1480, d. 1550. he was knighted by Hen. VIII. for going over to Dunkirk and pulling down the Pope's bull; was sheriff of London 1548. Sir William was Bent. of the Privy Chamber. His 3d wf. was Eleanor, wid. of Walter Marshe. She d 1546. His 4th wf. was Elizabeth, widow of Robert Meredith. = 1st. Alice Spence or Elizabeth Spencer, of London, who died 1522, buried at Mercer's Chapel. London.; ch: William (b.1511), Philip (d.1524), Jane (m. Robt. Meredith), Peter (d.1517), William (b.1517), Richard (d.1516), Edmund (d.1545), Thomas (m. Mary Louge), Matthew (m. Elizabeth Baker) Locke.; = 2d. Katherine, dau. of William, and sister and co-heir of Sir Thos Cook of Wiltshire, Knt. She was buried at Merton Abbey, Surrey. She d. Oct. 14, 1537.; ch: Dorothy (m. Otwell Hill & Jno. Cosworth), Katherine (m. Thomas Stacey & William Matthew), (Pg.359 Rose (m. Anthony Hickman & _ Throgmorton) John, Alice, Thomasin, Henry (m. Anne Vaughan), Michael (m. Jane Wilkinson & Margery Preyn), Elizabeth (m. Richard Hill & Nicholas Bullingham), John Locke.
    • William, b. 1511, died 1517.
    • Philip, d. 1524, s. p.
    • Jane, born August 29, 1512; m. Robt. Meredith, of London, Mercer.; ch: Mary (m. Richard Springham) Meredith.
    • Peter, died 1517, s. p.
    • William, b. 1517, d. 1519.
    • Richard, d. 1516.
    • Edmund, died for love of Sir Brian Tuke's or Tuck's daughter 1545.
    • Thomas, b. Feb. 8, 1514, a merchant of London = Mary, dau. of __ Louge.; ch: William, Rowland, Matthew (m. _ Allen), John, Mary Locke
    • Mathew, of London, Merchant. = Elizabeth, daul of __ Baker, d. 1551.; ch: Elizabeth (m. Rich'd Chandler) Locke
    • Dorothy, md. 1. Otwell Hill, of Lond, merchant; 2. m. Jno. Cosworth, of Lond., merchant.; ch: Thomas Cosworth.
    • Katherine, m. 1 Thomas Stacey, of London, mercer. 2. m. William Matthew of Braden, Northamptonshire.
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    • Rose, b. Dec. 26, 1526. 2 m. __ Throgmorton, Esq., of Brampton, in Huntingtonshire She d. Novemb. 21, 1613, a. 86. = 1. Anthony Hickman, merchant of London, son of Walter, of Woodford, in Essex.; ch: William, Henry (m. Ann Wallop), Walter (m. Elisabeth Stanes), Anthony (d.1597), Matthew, Eleaser, dau. (m. Robert Phillips) Hickman
    • John, d. in France s.p. went to Jerusalem 1553 and to Guinea 1554.
    • Alice, d. 1537, s p.
    • Thomasin, d. 1530, s. p.
    • Henry, of London, merchant and mercer. His will, dated Jan'y 18, 1570, proved Oct'r 31, 1571. = Anne Vaughan.; ch: Henry, Michael, Anne (m. _ Moyle) Locke.
    • Michael, of London, merchant, 2. m. Margery Peryn, wid. of Caesar Dalmarias, fa. of Sir Julius Caesar, Knt. = 1. Jane, dau. of William Wilkinson, mercer, and Shr. of London.; ch: Matthew, Eleaser, Benjamin, Zachary, dau. (m. Wm. Sanson), dau. (m. _ Jenney) Locke.
    • Elizabeth, b. Aug. 3, 1535, 2 m. Nicholas Bullingham, Bishop of Worcester, 1570, who d. 1576. Had one child. = Richard Hill, of London, who d. 1568, by him had 13 children.; ch: Katherine (m. Dr. Goad), Elizabeth (m. Edw'd Archbold), Margaret (m. Luke Smyth), Rowland, Otwell, Mary (m. Sir Thos. Mounteford, M.D.), Ann (m. _ Andros) Hill.
    • John, his mother died at his birth, and he d. the day after.
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  • John Locke, who was Sheriff of London in 1461, and (wife Jane his wife) was enfeoffed in 1499 with the mansion of Merton Place, co. Surrey, was the father of Thomas Locke, of London, Merchand and Mercer.
  • This Thomas Locke married Joan, sole daughter and heiress of ___ Wilcotts, of Rotherham, co. York, who bore, Azure, an eagle displayed argent. They had issue: 1. John, died s. p. in 1519. 2. Sir William, Knt., alderman, mercer, and Sheriff, in 1548, of London. He married four times, and, by his first and second wives, had a large family; died August 24, 1550. 3. Michael Locke.
  • Thomas Locke died in 1507, and was buried in the Mercers' Chapel. London.
  • Michael, his third son, was the father of, 1. Matthew. 2. Christopher. 3. John.
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  • A history and genealogy of Captain John Locke (1627-1696) of Portsmouth and Rye, N.H., and his descendants; also of Nathaniel Locke of Portsmouth, and a short account of the history of the Lockes in England (1916?])
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  • Michael Lok, also Michael Locke, (c.1532–1620x22) was an English merchant and traveller, and the principal backer of Sir Martin Frobisher's voyages in search of the Northwest passage.
  • Michael Lok was born in Cheapside in London,[1] by his own account in 1532.[2] He was one of the nineteen children,[3] and the youngest of the five surviving sons, of Sir William Lok (1480–1550),[1] gentleman usher to Henry VIII and mercer, sheriff and alderman of London, by his second wife, Katherine Cooke (d.1537), daughter of Sir Thomas Cooke of Wiltshire. One of his sisters was the Protestant exile, Rose Lok (1526–1613).[2][1][4] His father, Sir William Lok, was the great-great-great-grandfather of the philosopher John Locke (1632–1704).[4]
  • He was kept at school until 1545, when he was thirteen, at which time he was sent by his father to Flanders and France 'to learn those languages and to know the world'[2] He spent .... etc.
  • Lok married firstly, about 1562, Jane Wilkinson, the daughter of William Wilkinson (d.1543), mercer and Sheriff of London in 1538, by Joan North (d.1556), only sister of Edward North, 1st Baron North, and daughter of Roger North (d.1509) and Christian Warcop.[1][5][6][7][8] Lok's first wife died in 1571, leaving several children, of whom eight are named in her will (dated 9 February 1570–1, proved by Lok 6 April 1571).
  • Lok married secondly Margery Perient (died c.1583),[9][1] daughter of George Perient of Shropshire and Hertfordshire,[10][11] widow of Cæsar Adelmare (d.1569), and mother of Sir Julius Cæsar the judge.[9][1] In 1579 Lok described himself as having a wife and fifteen children.
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