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Mary Alfred (Hicks)

Also Known As: "Mary Morrison", "Mary Cooper"
Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1639 (50)
Place of Burial: England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Baptist Hicks, 1st Viscount Campden and Elizabeth Hicks
Wife of Charles Morrison, MP, 1st Baronet of Casiobury; John Cooper, MP, 1st Bt. of Rockbourne and Sir Edward Alford, MP
Mother of Elizabeth Capell
Sister of Juliana Noel, Viscountess

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About Mary Alfred

  • Hon. Mary Hicks1
  • F, #200572
  • Last Edited=19 Jul 2006
  • Hon. Mary Hicks is the daughter of Baptist Hicks, 1st Viscount Campden and Elizabeth May.1 She married Sir Charles Morrison, Bt.1
  • Her married name became Morrison.1
  • Child of Hon. Mary Hicks and Sir Charles Morrison, Bt.
    • 1.Elizabeth Morrison+1 b. 23 Mar 1610/11, d. 26 Jan 1660/61
  • 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.
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  • Baptist Hicks, 1st Viscount Campden (1551 -18 October 1629) was an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1621 and 1628 when he was raised to the peerage as Viscount Campden.
  • Hicks was the son of Robert Hicks, a wealthy mercer of Cheapside, London, and grandson of John Hicks of Tortworth. He was brought up in his father's business ....
  • Hicks married on 6 March 1612 Elizabeth May daughter of Richard May of London and sister of Sir Humphrey May Alderman of London. His elder daughter Julian married Edward Lord Noel. His younger daughter Mary married firstly Sir Charles Morrison, 1st Baronet of Cashiobury, secondly Sir John Cooper, 1st Baronet and thirdly Sir Edward Alford.[4]
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  • Sir Charles Morrison, 1st Baronet (18 April 1587 – 20 August 1628) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1621 and 1628.
  • Morrison was the only son of Sir Charles Morrison, of Cashiobury, Watford, Hertfordshire and his wife Dorothea Clark, daughter of Nicholas Clark. He succeeded to the estate of Cashiobury on the death of his father on 31 March 1599. He was made Knight of the Bath in 1603 at the coronation of James I and was created baronet on 29 June 1611.[1]
  • In 1621, Morrison was elected Member of Parliament for Hertfordshire and was re-elected in 1624. He was elected MP for St Albans in 1625 and 1626. In 1628 he was elected MP for Hertford and sat until his death.[1]
  • Morrison died at the age of 41 and was buried at Watford.[1]
  • Morrison married Mary Hicks, daughter of Baptist Hicks, 1st Viscount Campden at Low Leyton, Essex on 4 December 1606. A daughter, Elizabeth Morrison, was baptised 1610/11;[2] there were no sons and the baronetcy became extinct on his death. His widow married as his second wife Sir John Cooper, 1st Baronet of Rockbourne, Hampshire.[1]
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  • Sir John Cooper, 1st Baronet (died 23 March 1631), was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1628 to 1629. He was father of Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury.
  • Cooper was the only son of another Sir John Cooper (1552–1610), who in 1586 served as a member of parliament for Whitchurch in Hampshire, by his marriage to Margaret (or Martha), a daughter of Anthony Skutt, of Stanton Drew in Somerset. He had four sisters, Bridget, Margaret, Martha and Jane.[1] On his father's death in 1610, Cooper inherited the manor of Pawlett in Somerset.[1]
  • On 4 July 1622, Cooper was created a Baronet by letters patent which described him as of Rockbourne in the county of Southampton. In 1628 Cooper was elected Member of Parliament for Poole.[1] The parliament was dissolved on 10 March 1629.
  • Cooper married firstly Anne Ashley, the daughter and sole heir of Sir Anthony Ashley, 1st Baronet, of Wimborne St Giles in Dorset. His first wife died soon after her father on 20 July 1628, leaving a daughter, Philippa (who married Sir Adam Brown[disambiguation needed] and died in 1701) and two sons, Anthony-Ashley and George.[1] Cooper married secondly Mary, Lady Morrison, the widow of Sir Charles Morrison, 1st Baronet and a daughter and coheir of Baptist Hicks, Viscount Campden (1551–1629). There were no children of the marriage, and Cooper died on 23 March 1630/31.[1]
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  • Sir Edward Alford (ca. 1595 – 1653) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1628 and 1644. He supported the Royalist cause in the English Civil War.
  • Alford was the son of Edward Alford and his wife Judith Downing, daughter of Edmund Downing of Suffolk.[1] He matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford on 30 October 1612, aged 17.[2] While his father was occupied ....
  • Alford married firstly on 11 December 1632 Lady Mary Cooper, widow of Sir John Cooper, 1st Baronet, her second husband, and of Sir Charles Morrison, 1st Baronet of Cashiobury, Hertfordshire. She was the youngest daughter of Baptist Hicks, 1st Viscount Campden. She had no children by this, her third, marriage, and died seven years later, in 1639, and was buried "in the Isle of Watford parish church". Alford married secondly Ann Corbett, daughter of Dr. Corbett, Chancellor of Norwich. By this marriage he had two children John and Frances. Lady Alford outlived Sir Edward by nearly forty years, and, died in 1692. She was buried at St. Mary's Church, Broadwater, where is a brass in the Chancel floor.[1]
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Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England
Age 24
Watford, Hertfordshire, England
Age 50