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William Cockayne

Birthplace: Baddesley Ensor, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Roger Cokayne and Katherine Cokayne
Husband of Elizabeth Cokayne
Father of Sir William Cokayne, Lord Mayor of London
Brother of Elizabeth cokayne; sir thomas cokayne; alice cokayne; edith cokayne and dorothy cokayne

Occupation: merchant adventurer and skinner, Merchant Adventurer & Skinner
Managed by: Hon Julia Cokayne
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About William Cockayne

  • 'A genealogical history of the dormant, abeyant, forfeited, and extinct ... By Sir Bernard Burke
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=K3MaAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA126&lpg=PA126&dq=John+Cokayne+1438&source=bl&ots=izysZdlBp_&sig=nWDwcfg4SUgr0BOEmEAUvKjdgvI&hl=en&ei=Z_2bTdy6GZHAsAPs1LGeBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBMQ6AEwADgU#v=onepage&q&f=false
  • Pg. 126
  • By letters Patent, dated 11 August, 1642.
  • Lineage.
  • The Cockyns, Cockeyns, or Cockaynes were of importance in the co. of Derby soon after the Conquest, and were seated at Ashbourne, in that shire, where some magnificent monuments of the family still remain.
  • ROBERT COCKEYN, Esq., of Ashborne, living 1284 ( son of William Cockeyn, by Alice his wife, dau. of Hugh de Dalbury), by Elizabeth his wife, had two sons and three daus. The elder son,
    • WILLIAM COCKEYN, of Ashburne, in 1299, by Sarah, his wife, had issue, 1 JOHN, living at Ashburne, 1305, father of JOHN COCKAYNE, who, by Letitia his wife, was father of another JOHN COCKAYNE, a person of great distinction temp. EDWARD III. This last-named John Cockayne m. Cecilia Vernon, of the co. of Derby, and had two sons, viz.,
      • EDMUND, of whom presently.
      • John (Sir), of Bury Hatley, co. Bedford, ancestor of the family of COCKAYNE, OF COCKAYNE-HATLEY.
      • The elder son,
      • EDMUND COCKAINE, Esq., of Ashburne, m. Elizabeth, dau of Sir Richard de Herthull, of Pooley, co. Warwick, and had a son,
        • SIR JOHN COCKAINE, J.P., a commissioner of assay, M.P., who m. Isabel, dau. of Sir Hugh Shirley, ancestor of the Earl of Ferrers, and d. 1438, having had,
          • I. JOHN, who m. Anne, dau of Sir Richard Vernon, and was ancestor of the Cockaines, formerly of Ashburne, co. Derby.
          • II. WILLIAM, of whom presently.
          • III. Roger. IV. Reginald.
          • I. Ellen (or Alice), m. to Sir Ralph Shirley, Knt.
          • The 2nd son,
          • WILLIAM COCKAINE, was father of Thomas Cockaine, Esq. the father of Roger Cockaine, of Baddesley, co. Warwick, the father of 'WILLIAM COCKAINE, of London, skinner, and also merchant-adventurer in Muscovy, Spanish Portugal, and Eastland Companies, of which last he was a governor. This William m. Elizabeth, dau. of Roger Medcalfe, of Wensgale, and d. 18 November, 1599, leaving a son and heir,
            • SIR WILLIAM COCKAYNE, Knt., sheriff of London in 1609, and soon after an alderman of the same city. Upon the establishment made by King JAMES I. in the province of Ulster, in Ireland, anno 1612, a considerable tract of land was granted to the city of London, when about 300 artificers were despatched to commence and forward its plantation, of whom this William Cockayne was appointed first director and governor, and under his direction the city of Londonderry was founded, having obtained himself a considerable grant in the vicinity. He was knighted 8 June, 1616. In 1619, he served the office of lord mayor, and that year purchased the manor of Elmsthorpe, co. Leicester, from sir John Harrington. He m. Mary, dau. of Richard Morris, Esq., of London, by whom he had,
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  • 'William Cokayne1
  • 'M, #326211, d. 18 November 1599
  • Last Edited=24 Dec 2008
  • ' William Cokayne was the son of Roger Cokayne and Katherine (?).2 He married Elizabeth Medcalfe, daughter of Roger Medcalfe.1 He died on 18 November 1599.1
  • ' William Cokayne was a merchant adventurer and skinner at London, England.1 He lived at Clapham, Surrey, England.1 He lived at Baddesley Ensor, Warwickshire, England.1
  • 'Child of William Cokayne and Elizabeth Medcalfe
    • 1.Sir William Cokayne+2 d. 20 Oct 1626
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 989. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 2.[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • http://thepeerage.com/p32622.htm#i326211
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  • http://www.cokayne.net/The_Cokayne_Memoranda.html
  • http://www.cokayne.net/resources/AECM+stemma+4+rushton+full+bw.jpg
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William was a London Merchant. He lived in Clapham, Surrey & Baddersley Ensor, Warwickshire. He was a freeman of the Skinners' Company of London and sometime governor of the Eastland Company (source Oxford Dictionary of Nat. Biography)

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Baddesley Ensor, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 38
Rushton Hall, Leicestershire, , England
November 18, 1599
Age 76