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Mary (2nd wife) Howard (Cokayne)

Death: circa February 6, 1650
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir William Cokayne, Lord Mayor of London and Mary Cokayne
Wife of Charles Howard, 2nd Earl of Nottingham
Sister of Charles Cokayne, 1st Viscount Cullen; Anne Fermor; Abigail(Countess of Dover) Carey; Martha Bertie; Jane Sheffield and 1 other

Managed by: Hon Julia Cokayne
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About Mary (2nd wife) Howard

  • '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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  • 'Mary Cokayne1
  • 'F, #260326, d. 6 February 1650/51
  • Last Edited=11 Jan 2008
  • ' Mary Cokayne was the daughter of Sir William Cokayne and Mary Morris.2 She married Charles Howard, 2nd Earl of Nottingham, son of Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham and Katherine Carey, on 22 April 1620.1 She died on 6 February 1650/51.1
  • ' From 22 April 1620, her married name became Howard.1
  • 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 1277. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 2.[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 1, page 989.
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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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