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Cecilia Irton (de Vernon)

Also Known As: "Cecelia Vernon"
Birthplace: Ireton, Derbyshire, England
Death: Died in Ashbowne, Derbyshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William de Vernon and Margaret de Vernon
Wife of John Burdett; Robert Ireton and Sir John Cokayne, Kt.
Mother of Edmond Burdett; John Ireton; Sir Edmund Cokayne of Ashbourne; John Cokayne, Sir, Baron of Exchequer and Cicely Cokayne
Sister of Richard de Vernon, 1347

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About Cecilia Irton

  • 'A genealogical history of the dormant, abeyant, forfeited, and extinct ... By Sir Bernard Burke
  • 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,
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  • 'Cecilia Vernon1
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  • ' Cecilia Vernon married Sir John Cokayne, son of John Cokayne and Laetitia Withers. Cecilia Vernon was born at of Derbyshire, England. She married Robert Ireton, son of Henry Ireton and Helen Langton, circa 1384 at of Ireton, Derbyshire, England.
  • 'Family Sir John Cokayne d. a 1372
  • Children
    • ◦John Cokayne, Chief Baron of the Exchequer+2 d. 22 May 1429
    • ◦Edmund Cokayne+3 b. c 1360, d. 21 Jul 1403
  • Citations
  • 1.[S4801] Unknown author, Wallop Family, Vol. 4, line 254.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 206.
  • 3.[S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, SLC Archives.
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  • 'Cecilia De VERNON
  • 'Born: ABT 1348
  • Father: William De VERNON (Sir)
  • Mother: Margaret De STOCKPORT
  • 'Married: John COKAYNE (Sir) (b. 1346 - d. 1369)
  • De VERNON1
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  • (CHART)
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  • 'Cecilia (?)1
  • F, #326115
  • Last Edited=24 Dec 2008
  • ' Cecilia (?) married, firstly, Sir John Cokayne, son of John Cokayne and unknown Kniveton.1 She married, secondly, Robert de Ireton.1
  • ' Her married name became Ireton.1 Her married name became Cokayne.
  • 'Children of Cecilia (?) and Sir John Cokayne
    • 1.Sir Edmund Cokayne+2 d. 1403
    • 2.Sir John Cokayne+2 d. 1429
  • 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 988. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 2.[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
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  • 'Genealogical memoirs of the extinct family of Chester of Chicheley By Robert Edmond Chester- Waters
  • Pg. 156
  • SIR PHILIP BOTELER, KT. of Watton Woodhall succeeded his cousin Sir Edward in 1413 in the estates entailed in 1312 by their common ancestors Ralph Boteler and Hawise Gobion.(3) He died 6th Nov. 1421,(32) and his widow Elizabeth married secondly Laurence Cheney Esq. of Fen Ditton, by whom she was the ancestor of the Dukes of Norfolk, the Peytons of Iselham, and other noble families.(33) She was the daughter of John Cokayne, who puchased from Sir Edward Boteler the manor of Bury Hatley in Beds, and was one of the executors of John of Gaunt, who calls him in his will 'chief steward of my lands.'(34) He was raised on the accession of Henry IV. to the office of Chief Baron of the Exchequer, which he held during the whole of this reign; but he was also a Judge of Common Pleas from 1406 until his death in 1429.(35) He was the second son of 'John Cokayne of Ashbourne in Derbyshire by Cecilia Irton his wife', and is confused by Foss with his nephew of the same name who died in 1438. (35) He married Ida, daughter of Reginald Lord Grey of Ruthyn by Eleanor le Strange, who died in 1424, leaving four sons and two daughters.(29) Their surviving children were:
    • 1. REGINALD, son and heir, ancestor of the Cokaynes of Cokayne Hatley.
    • 2. HENRY occurs with his wife Grace in his father's Will.
    • 3. JOHN. 4. THOMAS, a priest, who was presented to the rectory of Pulverbatch by his brother-in-law Philip Boteler on 19th July 1413.(36)
    • 1. ELIZABETH, married Sir Philip Boteler, Kt., and secondly Laurence Cheney Esq., and had issue by both marriages.
    • 2. MARGARET, married Sir Edmond d'Odingsells Kt. of Warwickshire.
  • John Cokayne died in 1429, and desired by his Will to be buried at Bury Hatley, but his monument stands in Ashbourne Church, and is accurately figured by Dugdale as a specimen of the judicial robes worn at that period.(37)
  • JOHN COKAYN. Will dated 10th Feb. 6 Henry VI. (1427-8).
  • To be buried in the parish church of Bury Hattele. To my nephew John Cokayn of Ashbourne Kt., to his wife, and to his daughter Alice, wife of Ralph Sherley Kt., one gold ring each.
  • I desire that 3 marks a year be paid by my son Reginald Cokayn and his heirs to pray for the souls' health of Henry vj., of myself, of the said Reginald and Beatrix his wife, and of all my sons living, also for the souls of John late Duke of Lancaster, Richard ij., Henry iv. and Henry v., of 'John Cokayn my father, and Cecilia Irton* my mother', of Edmond Cokayn my brother, Ida my late wife, and my dead children. To Sir William Babington Kt. a book of statutes and L10 from the heritage of the heirs of Sir Philip Boteler Kt. To Reginald Cokayn, my son and heir apparent, all my armoury and my ornaments in my chapel at Bury Hatley. To Henry Cokayn, my 2'd son, and Grace his wife two silver cups; to John Cokayn my 3'd son one cup; and to Thomas Cokayn my 4th son my missal, psalter, and all books of canon and civil law. To Laurence Cheyne and Elizabeth his wife my daughter a cup. To Margaret D'odyngsells my daughter a cup, and I forgive her husband Sir Edmond D'Odyngsells Kt. his bond debt to me.
    • Sir William Babyngton Kt., Reginald Cokayn, Laurence Cheyne, John Chichele Parson of Hattele, and Thomas Cokayne to be my executors.
    • Will proved in 1429 (no month or day) in C.P.C. [12 Luffnam.]
      • ' * Not Cecilia Vernon, as stated in the Peerages. (38)
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Cecilia Irton's Timeline

Ireton, Derbyshire, England
Age 26
Ashbourne,, Hatley,, Derbyshire, England
Age 26
Yorkshire, England
Age 28
Age 39
Ashbowne, Derbyshire, England
Age 39
Ashbourne, Hatley, Derbyshire, England
Age 39