5679. Staple alias Cooke


  1. John Staple alias Cooke (d. bef. 1589) m. 1564 Philippa Hawker (ca. 1540–1620); Drayton, Somerset, Eng.
  2. Magdalin Staple alias Cooke (ca. 1580–1641) m. 1601 Richard West (1579–1643); Drayton, Somerset, Eng.


The composition of this family is greatly clarified by Patricia A. Metsch, The Identity of Phillipa, Second Wife of Nicholas West of Drayton, Somerset, and Grandmother of Joan (West) White of Lancaster, Massachusetts, New England Historical and Genealogical Register 162 (2008): 93-7, though she was unable to fully establish Philippa’s parentage.

Related surnames

2839. West

No additional information on the Hawker family is available at this time.

Created 21 September 2013.
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