11671, 11679. Cooke
- John Cooke m. ____ Newton; Pebmarsh, Essex, Eng.
- Robert Cooke (d. bef. 1561) m. Joan Syday (d. 1561); Pebmarsh, Essex, Eng.
- Thomas Cooke (ca. 15401621) m. (3) 1568 Susan Brand (d. bef. 1621); Pebmarsh, Essex, Eng.
- Elizabeth Cooke (d. ca. 1637) m. ca. 1594 Edmund Reade (15681623); 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, 18789), 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.
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