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Sir John Cooke

Also Known As: "John /Cooke/coxe/cocke/", "coxe/cocke/"
Birthdate: (43)
Birthplace: Giddy Hall, Essex, England
Death: October 10, 1516 (39-47)
London, Middlesex, , England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Phillip Cooke; Phillip Cook; Elizabeth Cooke, Lady and Elizabeth Cook
Husband of Alice Cook and Alice Saunders, Lady Cooke
Father of Sir Anthony Cooke, Knight, Order of the Bath MP, of Gidea Hall; Joanna Harris; Beatrix Ogle; Mary Cooke; Henry Cook IV and 2 others
Brother of Beatrix Rawson; Richard Cooke, of Redden Court; Anthony Cooke; Mary Cooke and Humphrey Cooke
Half brother of John Cox, IV

Occupation: Nobleman
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About Sir John Cooke

'John COOKE (Sir)

Born: 1473, Gidea Hall, Essex, England

Died: 10 Oct 1516, London, Middlesex, England

Father: Phillip COOKE

Mother: Elizabeth BELKNAP

Married: Alice SAUNDERS 1500, Sanbury, Surrey, England


1. Beatrix COOKE

2. Catherine COOKE

3. Anthony COOKE of Gidea Hall (Sir)

4. Mary COOKE

John Coke died in 1516, leaving the eleven-year-old Anthony to be raised by his uncle Richard Cooke, a diplomatic courier under Henry VIII, and his stepmother, Margaret Pennington, a lady-in-waiting first to Katherine of Aragon and later to the Princess Mary. Some time before 1523 Anthony Cooke married Anne (d. 1553), daughter of Sir William Fitzwilliam of Gaynes Park, Essex, a London merchant, and widow [sic] of Sir John Hawes of London.

Saw one reference to him as John Stokes

Fact Partisan of Henry Tudor VII
Gidea Hall From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gidea Hall was a manor house in Gidea Park, the historic parish and Royal liberty of Havering-atte-Bower, whose former area today is part of the north-eastern extremity of Greater London.

The first record of Gidea Hall is in 1250,[1] and by 1410 it was in the hands on one Robert Chichele.[2] In 1452 Sir Thomas Cooke (c.1410-1478), a Lord Mayor of London, bought the estate[2] and in 1466 was granted a licence to crenellate, which is a licence for the manor house to be fortified. The manor work started in 1466 with the construction of a moat and other alterations which were not finished until 1568. The main house and two adjacent wings formed three sides of a courtyard with an open colonnade on the fourth side[1] and various outbuildings. Maria de Medici, the mother-in-law of King Charles I stayed at Gidea Hall in 1638 on her way from Harwich to London, although by then the hall was falling into decay.[3] By the time of the Commonwealth the buildings were ruinous, but were not finally demolished until 1720 when Sir John Eyles had a new mansion built on the site.

In 1783 a book entitled An enquiry by experiment into the properties and effects of the medicinal waters in the County of Essex includes an entry for "Gidea Hall water", describing the source as rising on the "bank of the canal in the park of Richard Benyon, Esq". The canal referred to is now the lake in Raphael Park, which was recorded on the 1888 Ordnance Survey map as Black's Canal after the Black family; a map prepared for Alexander Black in 1807 clearly shows the spring. An investigation into the spring in 1910 recorded that it had "been drained, filled up and turfed about 4 years ago".[4] The later Gidea Hall was of brick.

The Gidea Hall estate was purchased in 1897 by Herbert Raphael, and in 1902 he gave 20 acres (81,000 m2), including a lake, for use as a public park; a further 55 acres (220,000 m2) was subsequently purchased and Raphael Park opened in 1904. In 1910 Raphael and two fellow Liberal MPs formed Gidea Park Ltd with the aim of building a garden suburb on the Gidea Hall and Balgores estates,[5] and during the First World War they offered both properties to the Artists Rifles for use as an Officers' School.[6] The house was demolished in 1930.[7]

The wall, railings and gate from the early 18th century remain and are now Grade II listed structures.[8]

References[edit] ^ a b Davis, Philip. "Gatehouse : The comprehensive gazetteer of the medieval fortifications and castles of England and Wales". Retrieved 12-06-2008. Check date values in: |access-date= (help) ^ a b "Parishes: Havering-atte-Bower". British History Online. University of London. 2015. Retrieved 2016-09-04. ^ "Romford then & now : Manors and Estates : Royalty". Retrieved 2008-06-17. ^ Mason, Dr Stuart A (1975). "Gidea Hall water and its advocate". Romford Record. Romford & District Historical Society. No.7: 40–43. ^ "Romford then & now : Herbert Raphael". Retrieved 2008-06-22. ^ "Romford then & now : Manors and Estates : Gidea Hall (postcard)". Retrieved 2008-06-17. ^ "Romford then & now : Manors and Estates : Gidea Hall". Retrieved 12-06-2008. Check date values in: |access-date= (help) ^ Havering London Borough Council - Walking in Gidea Park - North of Main Road. External links[edit]

Media related to Gidea Hall at Wikimedia Commons

1786 map showing Gidea Hall 1881 map of Essex showing Gidea Hall Coordinates: 51°35′16″N 0°11′39″E

Categories: Buildings and structures demolished in 1930Former houses in the London Borough of Havering

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Sir John Cooke's Timeline

Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Giddy Hall, Essex, England
Age 27
Bocking, Braintree, Essex, England
Age 30
Gidea Hall, Romford, Essex, England
Age 32
Romford, Greater London, England
Age 34
Essex, UK
October 10, 1516
Age 43
London, Middlesex, , England
Age 43
Age 43
Herefordshire, England