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Elizabeth Cokayne

Female - Aft 1438


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Elizabeth Cokayne (daughter of John Cokayne and Ida Grey); died after 1438.

    Family/Spouse: Lawrence Cheyne. Lawrence (son of William Cheyne and Katherine Pabenham) was born about 1396 in of Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire, England; died on 31 Dec 1461; was buried in Barnwell Priory, Cambridgeshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Cheyne died on 25 Sep 1473.

    Elizabeth married Philip le Boteler before 1412. Philip (son of Philip le Boteler and Elizabeth) was born about 1388 in of Watton Woodhall in Watton at Stone, Hertfordshire, England; died on 5 Nov 1420; was buried in Watton at Stone, Hertfordshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Philip Boteler was born on 15 Aug 1414 in of Watton Woodhall in Watton at Stone, Hertfordshire, England; died on 28 Jul 1453.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Cokayne was born in in of Cockayne Hatley, Bedfordshire, England (son of John Cokayne and Cecily de Vernon); died on 22 May 1429; was buried in Cockayne Hatley, Bedfordshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Berwardecote, Derbyshire, England

    Notes:

    Recorder of London, 1394; Chief Baron of the Exchequer, 1401; Justice of the Common Pleas, 1405-29; Chief Steward of the Duchy of Lancaster. He was an executor of the will of John of Gaunt, who called him in his will "chief steward of my lands."

    From the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:

    Cokayne, John (d. 1429), justice, is frequently confused with his nephew, Sir John Cokayne (d. 1438) of Ashbourne in Derbyshire. Contemporary sources distinguish the two by referring to the justice as 'the elder' or 'the uncle'. He was the younger son of John Cokayne (d. 1372), chief steward of the northern parts of the duchy of Lancaster, and Cecilia Vernon (she later married Robert Ireton). His marriage, probably in the early 1380s -- the marriage had produced grandchildren by 1400 -- to Ida (d. 1426), daughter of Reynold, Lord Grey of Ruthin (d. 1388), reflected the quality of his family's connections. He must already have been well established in the legal profession when, in April 1383, the king granted him a life annuity of £15. In the following decade he was appointed to his first major legal offices: by October 1394 he was serving as recorder of London -- an office he surrendered in 1398 -- and in October 1396 he became a serjeant-at-law. By this time he had already followed the family tradition of service to the house of Lancaster, holding, as his father had done before him, the chief stewardship of the northern parts of the duchy (1398–1400). In his will of February 1398, John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster, nominated Cokayne as one of his executors. Such impeccable Lancastrian connections ensured further promotion on the accession of Henry IV. In November 1400 he was appointed chief baron of the exchequer, and in May 1405 he was elevated to the bench of the common pleas. He continued to hold both offices until Henry V's accession in 1413, when he surrendered his exchequer office.

    The profits of office and royal patronage -- while a justice he enjoyed the grant of several royal wardships -- enabled Cokayne to lay the landed foundations of a gentry family that was to endure for more than 300 years. By 1394 he had acquired lands at Bearwardcote in his native Derbyshire, and in 1398 he secured a life interest in the Hertfordshire manors of Almshoe, in Ippollitts, and Radwell. His major purchase, that of the Bedfordshire manor of Bury (now Cockayne) Hatley, was made in 1417; when he drew up his will on 10 February 1428 he expressed his wish to be buried in the parish church there (his altar tomb is now lost). His bequests looked back to the patrons who had made his worldly success possible: he endowed prayers for the souls of John of Gaunt, the first two Lancastrian kings, and, most interestingly, Richard II. He died on 22 May 1429, probably at Bury Hatley.

    John married Ida Grey before 1394. Ida (daughter of Reynold de Grey and Eleanor le Strange) died on 1 Jun 1426; was buried in Cockayne Hatley, Bedfordshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Ida Grey (daughter of Reynold de Grey and Eleanor le Strange); died on 1 Jun 1426; was buried in Cockayne Hatley, Bedfordshire, England.
    Children:
    1. 1. Elizabeth Cokayne died after 1438.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Cokayne was born in in of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England (son of John Cokayne and Cecilia); died in 1372.

    Notes:

    Steward of the northern part of the Duchy of Lancaster.

    John married Cecily de Vernon. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Cecily de Vernon (daughter of William de Vernon).
    Children:
    1. 2. John Cokayne was born in in of Cockayne Hatley, Bedfordshire, England; died on 22 May 1429; was buried in Cockayne Hatley, Bedfordshire, England.

  3. 6.  Reynold de Grey was born about 1319 in of Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales (son of Roger de Grey and Elizabeth de Hastings); died on 28 Jul 1388.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1319
    • Alternate death: 4 Aug 1388

    Notes:

    Summoned to Parliament by writs dated 15 Mar 1354 to 20 Mar 1388.

    Reynold married Eleanor le Strange before 31 Oct 1353. Eleanor (daughter of John le Strange and Ankaret le Boteler) died on 20 Apr 1396. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Eleanor le Strange (daughter of John le Strange and Ankaret le Boteler); died on 20 Apr 1396.
    Children:
    1. 3. Ida Grey died on 1 Jun 1426; was buried in Cockayne Hatley, Bedfordshire, England.
    2. Reynold Grey was born about 1362 in of Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales; died on 30 Sep 1440.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Cokayne was born in in of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England (son of John Cokayne and Laetitia Withers); died in 1372.

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Lancaster, 1348, and for Derbyshire, 1351 and 1361.

    John married Cecilia. Cecilia died after 1372. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Cecilia died after 1372.
    Children:
    1. 4. John Cokayne was born in in of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England; died in 1372.

  3. 10.  William de Vernon
    Children:
    1. 5. Cecily de Vernon

  4. 12.  Roger de Grey was born in in of Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales (son of John de Grey and Maud de Verdun); died on 6 Mar 1353.

    Notes:

    Summoned to Parliament by writ, 10 Oct 1325 to 15 Nov 1351.

    Roger married Elizabeth de Hastings before 1311. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  5. 13.  Elizabeth de Hastings (daughter of John de Hastings and Isabel de Valence).
    Children:
    1. Juliane de Grey died on 29 Nov 1361.
    2. 6. Reynold de Grey was born about 1319 in of Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales; died on 28 Jul 1388.

  6. 14.  John le Strange was born about 1306 in Blackmere, Whitchurch, Shropshire, England (son of Fulke le Strange and Eleanor Giffard); died on 21 Jul 1349.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 25 Jan 1306, of Blackmere, Whitchurch, Shropshire, England

    Notes:

    Also spelled Lestraunge. Summoned to Parliament by writ 23 Oct 1330 to 20 Apr 1344.

    "John Lestrange, 2nd Lord (Baron) Strange (of Blackmere), JP (Salop 1332); fought at Crécy 1346; married as her 1st husband Ankaret (married 2nd Sir Thomas de Ferrers and died 8 Oct 1361), daughter of William Boteler, of Wem, Salop, and died 21 July 1349." [Burke's Peerage]

    John married Ankaret le Boteler before 20 May 1327. Ankaret (daughter of William le Boteler and Ela de Herdeburgh) died on 8 Oct 1361. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  7. 15.  Ankaret le Boteler (daughter of William le Boteler and Ela de Herdeburgh); died on 8 Oct 1361.

    Notes:

    "Ankaret (married 2nd Sir Thomas de Ferrers and died 8 Oct 1361), daughter of William Boteler, of Wem, Salop." [Burke's Peerage]

    Children:
    1. 7. Eleanor le Strange died on 20 Apr 1396.
    2. John le Strange was born about 19 Apr 1332 in Whitchurch, Shropshire, England; died on 12 May 1361.