11671, 11679. Cooke


  1. John Cooke m. ____ Newton; Pebmarsh, Essex, Eng.
  2. Robert Cooke (d. bef. 1561) m. Joan Syday (d. 1561); Pebmarsh, Essex, Eng.
  3. Thomas Cooke (ca. 1540–1621) m. (3) 1568 Susan Brand (d. bef. 1621); Pebmarsh, Essex, Eng.
  4. Elizabeth Cooke (d. ca. 1637) m. ca. 1594 Edmund Reade (1568–1623); Wickford, North Benfleet, Essex, Eng.


The Cooke family, an armigerious family, was first described by Walter C. Metcalfe, ed., The Visitations of Essex, 2 vols., Publications of the Harleian Society, old ser., vols. 13-4 (London: Harleian Society, 1878–9), 1:383. Henry F. Waters, Genealogical Gleanings in England: Abstracts of Wills Relating to Early American Families, with Genealogical Notes and Pedigrees Constructed from the Wills and Other Documents, 2 vols. (1907; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1981), 1:673, and John A. Brayton, The Ancestry of Tennessee Williams (Winston-Salem, N. C., 1995), 225-6, offer accounts that are based on wills left by members of the family.

Related surnames

5835, 5839. Reade · 46685, 46717. Syday

Created 23 September 2013.
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