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  • 'Martha Cokayne1
  • 'F, #19652, b. 26 May 1605, d. July 1641
  • Last Edited=4 Apr 2010
  • ' Martha Cokayne was baptised on 26 May 1605.3 She was the daughter of Sir William Cokayne and Mary Morris.1,2 She married, firstly, John Ramsay, 1st and last Earl of Holdernesse in July 1624.3 She married, secondly, Montagu Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey, son of Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey and Hon. Elizabeth Montagu, on 18 April 1627.4 She died in July 1641 at age 36.3
  • ' From July 1624, her married name became Ramsay.3 Her married name became Bertie.
  • 'Children of Martha Cokayne and Montagu Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey
    • 1.Lady Elizabeth Bertie+1 d. c 20 Jul 1683
    • 2.Hon. Charles Bertie+5 d. 22 Mar 1710/11
    • 3.Hon. Peregrine Bertie+4 d. 4 Jan 1700
    • 4.Hon. Richard Bertie3 d. 1685
    • 5.Hon. Vere Bertie3 d. 13 Feb 1680
    • 6.Lady Catherine Bertie6
    • 7.Lady Bridget Bertie+ b. 6 Jun 1629, d. 7 Jan 1704
    • 8.Robert Bertie, 3rd Earl of Lindsey+4 b. c 1630, d. 8 May 1701
  • Citations
  • 1.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 516. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2.[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). Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 3.[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 1, page 989.
  • 4.[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 2348.
  • 5.[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 2349.
  • 6.[S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."
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  • '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,
        • 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,
              • I. CHARLES, his successor.
              • II. William, d. s. p.
              • I. Mary, m. 22 April, 1620, to Charles Howard, 2nd Earl of Nottingham.
              • II. Anne, m. Sir Hatton Fermer, of Easton Neston, Northamptonshire, and was grandmother of William, created Lord Lempster, ancestor of George, Earl of Pomfret.
              • ' III. Martha, m. 1st, to John Ramsay, Earl of Holdernesse; and 2ndly, in February, 1625, to Montagu Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey.
              • IV. Elizabeth, m. 1st to Thomas, Viscount Fanshawe; and 2ndly, to Sir Thomas Rich, Bart., of Sunning, co. Berks.
              • V. Abigail, m. to John Carey, Earl of Dover, by whom she had an only dau. Mary, m. to William Heveningham, Esq., of Heveningham, co. Suffolk.
              • VI. Jane, d. unm.
            • Sir William Cockayne d. 20 October, 1626, and was s. by his elder son,
              • CHARLES COCKAYNE., Esq., of Rushton, co. Northampton, who was elevated to the peerage of Ireland, 11 August, 1642, in the dignity of VISCOUNT CULLEN. His lordship m. Lady Mary O'Brien, dau. and co-heir of Henry, 5th Earl of Thomond, by whom he had a dau. Elizabeth, and a son his successor,
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  • Sir William Cockayne (Cokayne) (1561 – 20 October 1626), London, England, was a seventeenth-century London merchant, alderman, and, in 1619, Lord Mayor.
  • Life
  • He was second son of William Cokayne of Baddesley Ensor, Warwickshire, merchant of London, sometime governor of the Eastland Company, by Elizabeth, daughter of Roger Medcalfe of Meriden, Warwickshire; and was descended from William Cokayne of Sturston, Derbyshire, a younger son of Sir John Cokayne of Ashbourne in that county. Apprenticed at Christmas 1582 to his father, he was made free of the Skinners' Company by patrimony 28 March 1590. On his father's death, 28 November 1599, he succeeded to his business.
  • He was sheriff of London 1609, and alderman of Farringdon Without 1609–13, of Castle Baynard 1613–18, of Lime Street 1618–25, of Broad Street 1625 till his death.
  • Governor of Londonderry
  • In 1612, when the plantation of Ulster was begun, he was the first governor of the colonists, and under his directions the city of Londonderry was established.
  • On 8 June 1616 the king James I honoured him with his presence at dinner at his house in Broad Street (Cokayne House, exactly opposite St. Peter's Church), where he dubbed him a knight.
  • Mayor of London
  • During Cockayne's mayoralty (1619–20) King James visited St. Paul's Cathedral with a view to raising money to complete the spire, and was received by Cockayne in great state. A pageant entitled ‘The Triumphs of Love and Antiquity’ was performed; the entertainments, which started at Cockayne's house on Monday and Tuesday in Easter week 1620, terminated on Saturday with service for the lords of the privy council, when the marriage was celebrated between Charles, lord Howard, baron of Effingham, and Mary, Cockayne's daughter. The king frequently consulted him, both in council and privately.
  • The Cockayne project
  • In 1614, while serving as governor of the Eastland Company of English merchants, Cockayne devised a plan to dye and dress English cloth, England's main export at the time, before shipping it abroad. Cockayne convinced James I to grant him a monopoly on cloth exports as a part of this plan, intended to increase the profits of English merchants, Cockayne's in particular, while boosting royal customs duties through bypassing Dutch merchants. The scheme failed as the Dutch refused to purchase finished cloth, and the English cloth trade was depressed for decades as a result.
  • Later life
  • William Baffin was equipped for one of his northern voyages by him and others of the Merchant Adventurers' Company and, in his honour. a harbour in Greenland, called on the admiralty chart ‘Cockin's Sound,’ was named.
  • He purchased estates at Elmesthorpe, Leicestershire and Rushton which was later the residence of his descendants. He gave each of his numerous daughters £10,000. on marriage, leaving his son an annual rent roll of above £12,000. He died 20 October 1626, in his sixty-sixth year, at his manor house at Comb Nevill in Kingston, Surrey, and was buried in St. Paul's Cathedral, where a monument was erected to him. His funeral sermon was preached by John Donne.
  • Family
  • He married Mary Morris on 22 June 1596 in London and they had issue:
    • Charles Cockayne, 1st Viscount Cullen
    • Anne Cockayne (b. 1604)
    • 'Martha Cockayne (1605–1641), who married Montagu Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey
    • Jane Cockayne (b. 1609)
    • Abigail Cockayne (1610–1687), who married John Carey, 2nd Earl of Dover
    • Mary Cockayne, who married Charles Howard, 2nd Earl of Nottingham
    • Other daughters married Sir Hatton Fermor, ancestor of the Earls of Pomfret; 'John Ramsay, created Earl of Holdernesse'; Thomas Fanshawe, created Viscount Fanshawe; and Hon. James Sheffield, son of the Earl of Mulgrave.
  • His widow remarried, 6 July 1630, Henry Carey, 4th Baron Hunsdon, 1st Earl of Dover, and, dying 24 December 1648, was buried with her first husband at St. Paul's.
  • References
  • List of Lord Mayors of London
  • Astrid Friis. Alderman Cockayne's Project and the Cloth Trade. London: Milford, 1927.
  • J P Sommerville's 'The Rule of the Howards'
  • Joel D. Benson. Changes and Expansion in the English Cloth Trade in the Seventeenth Century: Alderman Cockayne's Project. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2002.
  • Attribution
  • This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Cokayne, William". Dictionary of National Biography, 1885–1900?. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
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  • 'Montagu Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey, 15th Baron Willoughby de Eresby, KG, PC (1608 – 25 July 1666) was the eldest son of Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey and his wife Elizabeth Montagu, daughter of Edward Montagu, 1st Baron Montagu of Boughton.
  • Early life
  • 'Bertie was born in Grimsthorpe. After a brief term at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge in 1623,[1] Bertie then served as Member of Parliament for Lincolnshire in 1624 and Stamford from 1625 to 1626. In the latter year, upon his father's elevation to an earldom, he assumed the style of Lord Willoughby de Eresby. At some point during his early life, he was also Captain of a cavalry troop in the Low Countries.[2]
  • 'Lord Willoughby rose in favor with King Charles I and was appointed a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber, High Steward of Boston, and Steward, Warden and Chief Ranger of Waltham Forest in 1634.[3] He had married, on 18 April 1627, Martha Ramsay (née Cockayne), Dowager Countess of Holderness (d. July 1641), daughter of Sir William Cockayne, at the Church of St Peter-le-Poor in the City of London.[4] They had eight children:[5]
    • Robert Bertie, 3rd Earl of Lindsey (1630–1701)
    • Hon. Peregrine Bertie (c.1634–1701)
    • Hon. Richard Bertie (c.1635 – 19 January 1685)
    • Hon. Vere Bertie (d. 13 February 1680)
    • Hon. Charles Bertie (c.1640–1711)
    • Lady Elizabeth Bertie (d. 1683), married the 3rd Viscount Campden and had issue.
    • Lady Bridget Bertie (1629 – 7 January 1704), married the 1st Duke of Leeds and had issue.
    • Lady Catherine Bertie, married Robert Dormer
  • In 1639, Lord Willoughby raised four companies The King's Life Guard of Foot for service in the First Bishops' War[2] and was given a Captaincy in the regiment. The following year, he was appointed High Steward of the Honour of Bolingbroke and the Manor of Sutton.[3] When the Long Parliament was convened on 3 November 1640, he was summoned to the House of Lords by a writ of acceleration as Baron Willoughby de Eresby.
  • English Civil War
  • Both Lord Willoughby and his father supported the King and raised a regiment of cavalry in Lincolnshire on his behalf. Lord Willoughby commanded the Life Guards at Edgehill, where his father was mortally wounded by a shot through the thigh, and surrendered to the Parliamentarians in order to attend his father, whom he now succeeded as Earl of Lindsey and Lord Great Chamberlain. He was imprisoned in Warwick Castle, where he defiantly wrote a declaration and justification of his loyalty to the King. He was not released until a prisoner exchange in July 1643, whereupon he rejoined the King at Oxford and was appointed a Privy Counsellor in December. As colonel of the King's Life Guards of Foot and subsequently lieutenant-general of the Life Guards "and all the foot", he fought at Newbury[disambiguation needed], Cropredy Bridge, Lostwithiel, and was wounded at Naseby. In addition to his military services for Charles, Lindsey frequently acted as a commissioner to treat with Parliament and persistently urged reconciliation.[2] Charles additionally honored Lindsey with the post of Gentleman of the Bedchamber from 1643 until 1649, and Steward, Keeper and Ranger of Woodstock in 1644.[3]
  • Lindsey was present at the surrender of Oxford in June 1646, attended the King in 1647, and finally served as a commissioner for the Treaty of Newport in 1648. He continued to attend Charles during his trial and accompanied the King's body to its burial at Windsor. Lindsey paid heavily for his allegiance, compounding for his estates in December 1646 at £4360 (later reduced to £2100), a sum he did not pay off until 1651.[2] Between 1646 and 1653, he married again, to the Bridget (née Wray) Bertie, 4th Baroness Norreys, by whom he had four children:[5]
    • James Bertie, 1st Earl of Abingdon (1653–1699)
    • Hon. Edward Bertie (d. young)
    • Capt. Hon. Henry Bertie (d. 1734), married Philadelphia Norreys
    • Lady Mary Bertie (d. 30 June 1709), married Charles Dormer, 2nd Earl of Carnarvon
  • Commonwealth and Restoration
  • After the death of Charles, Lindsey retired into private life, and although his movements were carefully monitored by the Council of State, particularly during the Penruddock uprising and Booth's rebellion, he apparently took no part in the Royalist movement.[2]
  • After the Restoration, Lindsey was re-appointed to the Privy Council, admitted as Lord Great Chamberlain, and appointed Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire. Made a Knight of the Garter on 1 April 1661, he officiated as Lord Great Chamberlain at the coronation of Charles II on 23 April 1661.[2] In 1662, the office of Earl Marshal was placed in commission and he was named one of the commissioners.[3] Lindsey died in 1666 at Campden House, Kensington, the home of his son-in-law, and was buried at Grimsthorpe.[2]
  • References
  • 1.^ Bertie, Montagu in Venn, J. & J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge University Press, 10 vols, 1922–1958.
  • 2.^ a b c d e f g Smith, David L. (2004). "Bertie, Montague, second earl of Lindsey (1607/8–1666)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2007-09-12.
  • 3.^ a b c d Doyle, James William Edmund (1885). The Official Baronage of England. London: Longmans, Green. p. 391. Retrieved 2007-09-12.
  • 4.^ "Worldroots". Retrieved 2007-09-13.
  • 5.^ a b "Bertie genealogy". Retrieved 2007-09-05.
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Martha Bertie's Timeline

May 16, 1605
London, England, christened on 28 May 1605
May 26, 1605
Age 22
Lindsey, , , England
June 6, 1629
Age 24
June 6, 1629
Age 24
London, Middlesex, , England
November 8, 1630
Age 25
Age 26
Waldershare, Kent, , England
Age 29