COKAYNE
 
 
 
The connection between the Cokayne and Drury families began with the marriage of Mary Cokayne and Sir William Drury on November 26th, 1633. Joyce Ream's ancestral line is highlighted in red.
 
 
 
 
 
William Cokayne
 
 
 
 
William Cokayne was buried at St. Peter Le Poer, City of London, on January 10th, 1662/1663. He married first Eleanor Lloyd, who was buried at St. Peter Le Poer, City of London, on August 14th, 1623. William Cokayne and Eleanor Lloyd had five children:
 
Mary, who was baptized at St. Peter Le Poer, City of London, on July 22nd, 1610, being recorded as the daughter of William Cokayne the younger, and who married Sir William Drury.
 
William, who was baptized at St. Peter Le Poer, City of London, on November 20th, 1611, being recorded as the son of William Cokayne the younger. He married Susanna Methold, the daughter of William Methold. William Cokayne died in 1666.
 
Eleanor, who was baptized at St. Peter Le Poer, City of London, on April 17th, 1614, and who married Francis Vernon of Hartingfordbury, Hertfordshire., at St. Peter Le Poer, City of London, on January 29th, 1638/1639.
 
Thomas, who was baptized at St. Peter Le Poer, City of London, on July 19th, 1616, and who died unmarried in 1711 in his 96th year. Thomas was of Sonning, Berkshire.
 
Elizabeth, who was baptized at St. Peter Le Poer, City of London, on October 11th, 1618.
 
William Cokayne married second Elizabeth (name unknown) at St. Peter Le Poer, City of London, on June 8th, 1626. Elizabeth was the widow of (name unknown) Gibs.
 
William Cokayne was a skinner, who has sometimes been confused with his first cousin, Sir William Cokayne, who married Mary Morris. William Cokayne was the son of Thomas Cokayne, and Sir William Cokayne was the son of Thomas Cokayne's brother, William, who married Elizabeth Medcalfe, Thomas and William being the sons of Roger Cokayne and Alice Allsop.
 
Sir Willliam Cokayne was knighted on June 8th, 1616. He was apprenticed to his father at Christmas, 1582, and he was made free of the Skinners' Company by patrimony on March 28th, 1590. He amassed a great fortune and purchased numerous estates, including Rushton Hall, Northamptonshire. He gave each daughter £10,000 on marriage, and he left his son a rent roll of above £12,000 a year. He was Sheriff of London in 1609, an Alderman from 1609 to his death, and Lord Mayor of London from 1619 to 1620. In 1612, King James I granted a considerable tract of land in Ulster to the City of London, and William was appointed Governor, the City of Londonderry being founded under his direction. William Cokayne and Mary Morris were married at St. Leonard Eastcheap, City of London, where Mary had been baptized. Sir William Cokayne died at his manor house at Comb Nevill in Kingston, Surrey. He was buried at St. Paul's, and a monument in St. Paul's Cathedral recorded his death at age 66 on Oct. 20th, 1626. However, under a copy of the funeral address by Dr. Donne, the date of death was given as December, 1626. His burial at St. Paul's Cathedral was recorded in the Parish registers of St. Peter Le Poer, City of London.
 
 
 
Thomas Cokayne
 
 
 
 
Thomas Cokayne of Baddesley Ensor, Warwickshire, married Magdalen Towers, and they had four known children:
 
Thomas, who married Frideswyde Purefoy.
 
Anne, who married Henry Sherat at St. Peter Le Poer, City of London, on December 13th, 1591.
 
William, who married first Eleanor Lloyd and second Elizabeth (name unknown), the widow of (name unknown) Gibs.
 
Alice, who married Thomas Robinson, citizen and armourer of London, mentioned in the November 3rd, 1599, Codicil to the October 24th, 1599, Will of Thomas Cokayne's brother, William.
 
Thomas Cokayne and his children were mentioned in the Will of his brother William Cokayne, dated October 24th, 1599.
 
 
 
Roger Cokayne
 
 
 
 
Roger Cokayne married Alice Allsopp of Derby, Derbyshire, and they had five known children:
 
William, who died on November 18th, 1599, at his home on Broad Street, City of London, and who was buried at St. Peter Le Poer, City of London, on December 5th, 1599. He married first Elizabeth Medcalfe and second Catherine Wonton. William was of Baddesley Ensor, Warwickshire, Clapham, Surrey, and the City of London. He was a skinner, and a merchant adventurer in Muscovy, Spanish Portugal, and Eastland Companies, the last of which he was a Governor. William's Will, dated October 24th,1599, with a Codicil dated November 3rd, 1599, was probated November 28th, 1599. A chancel monument at St. Peter Le Poer, City of London, records the burial of William Cokayne the elder, who died on Nov 18th(sic), 1599, and Elizabeth Medcalfe, his first wife, who died on April 5th, 1589, by whom he had seven sons and four daughters, all of which daughters died before the age of 10. The seven sons lived, the youngest being 28 at William's death. Also buried there was William Cokayne's second wife, Catherine Wonton, who died on September 19th, 1596, by whom he had no issue.
 
Thomas, who married Magdalen Towers.
 
Alice, whose children were mentioned in the Will of her brother, William.
 
Edith, who died in 1589, and whose children were mentioned in the Will of her brother, William. She married Roger Hurt.
 
Dorothy, who married (name unknown) Freeman, and whose children were mentioned in the Will of her brother, William.
 
Roger Cokayne was of Sturston, Derbyshire, and Baddesley Ensor, Warwickshire.
 
 
 
William Cokayne
 
 
 
 
William Cokayne and his wife, whose name is unknown, had two known children:
 
Edmund, who married Ellen Denbie at Ashbourne, Derbyshire, on January 28th, 1537/1538. (One pedigree recorded her name as Eleanor More of Derbyshire.) Edmund of Sturston, Derbyshire, was buried at Ashbourne, Derbyshire, on November 21st, 1575. Edmund of Sturston, in the Parish of Ashbourne, was living "at a great age" at Derby in 1569.
 
Roger, who married Alice Allsop.
 
In less reliable pedigrees, another generation is added, William Cokayne's son, Thomas, being the father of Edmund and Roger.
 
 
 
 
Ashbourne Church, Derbyshire
 
 
 
Sir John Cokayne, Kt.
 
 
 
 
Sir John Cokayne, who died in 1447, married first Joan Dabridgecourt, the daughter of Sir John Dabridgecourt of Strathfieldsaye, Hampshire. They had one daughter:
 
Alice, who married Sir Ralph Shirley.
 
 
 
Sir John Cokayne and Joan Dabridgecourt

 

Sir John Cokayne married second Isabel Shirley, the daughter of Sir Hugh Shirley and Beatrix de Braose, and they had four known children:
 
John, who married Agnes Vernon, the daughter of Sir Richard Vernon of Haddon Hall, Derbyshire.
 
William, the father of Edmund and Roger.
 
Reginald.
 
Roger.
 
Sir John Cokayne was of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, and Pooley, Warwickshire. He was a Commissioner of Assay, and an M.P. for Derbyshire.
 
 
 
Sir Edmund Cokayne, Kt.
 
 
 
 
Sir Edmund Cokayne was slain at the Battle of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, on July 21st, 1403, and he was buried at Ashbourne, Derbyshire. He married Elizabeth de Herthull, who was the daughter and heiress of Sir Richard de Herthull. Elizabeth de Herthull married second John Franceys. Edmund Cokayne and Elizabeth de Herthull had five known children:
 
John, who married first Joan Dabridgecourt and second Isabel Shirley.
 
Robert.
 
George.
 
Edmund.
 
Thomas.
 
Sir Edmund Cokayne was of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, and Pooley, Warwickshire.
 
 
 
Sir John Cokayne, Kt.
 
 
 
 
Sir John Cokayne died in 1372. He married Cecilia Vernon, the widow of Robert Ireton. John Cokayne and Cecilia Vernon had two known children:
 
Edmund, who married Elizabeth de Herthull.
 
John of Cockayne Hatley, Bedfordshire, who was a knight, and who died at Cockayne Hatley on May 22nd, 1429. He married Ida, the daughther of Lord Grey de Ruthyn. He was Chief Baron of the Exchequer in 1401.
 
Sir John Cokayne was described as being a person of great distinction in the time of King Edward III. He was M.P. for Derbyshire in several Parliaments.
 
 
 
John Cokayne
 
 
 
 
 
John Cokayne married Letitia Withers, the daughter of Sir Thomas Withers. Letitia Withers married second (name unknown) FitzHerbert. John Cokayne and Letitia Withers had one known child:
 
John, who married Cecilia Vernon.
 
John Cokayne was M.P. for Derbyshire for several Parliaments.
 
 
 
John Cokayne
 
 
 
 
John Cokayne married the daughter of Sir William de Kniveton of Bradley, Derbyshire, and they had one known child:
 
John, who married Letitia Withers.
 
John Cokayne was living at Ashbourne, Derbyshire, in 1305.
 
 
 
William Cokayne
 
 
 
 
William Cokayne married Sarah, who was the sister of a merchant in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. William Cokayne and Sarah had three known children:
 
John, who married (name unknown) de Kniveton.
 
Roger, who married Elizabeth (surname unknown).
 
William.
 
William Cokayne was living at Ashbourne, Derbyshire, in 1299.
 
 
 
Roger Cokayne
 
 
 
 
Roger Cokayne married Elizabeth (surname unknown), and they had six known children:
 
William, who married Sarah (surname unknown).
 
Richard.
 
Henry.
 
Margaret.
 
Sarah.
 
Roger Cokayne was of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, and he was living in 1284.
 
 
 
William Cokayne
 
 
 
 
William Cokayne married Alice de Dalbury, the daughter of Hugh de Dalbury. Alice de Dalbury married second Hugh Bonshrant of Thorpe, Derbyshire, who was living in 1299. William Cokayne and Alice de Dalbury had two known children:
 
Roger, who married Elizabeth (surname unknown).
 
John, who married Maud de Olderney. John died in 1305.
 
William Cokayne was of Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
 
 
 
William Cokayne
 
 
 
 
William Cokayne married Sarah (surname unknown), and they had one known child:
 
William, who married Alice de Dalbury.
 
William Cokayne was of Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
 
 
 
Andreas Cokayne
 
 
 
Andreas Cokayne had one known child:
 
William, who married Sarah (surname unknown).
 
Andreas Cokayne was of Ashbourne, Derbyshire. His father, John Cokayne, also of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, was living in 1150.
 
 
 
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