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John Cokeworthy

Male - 1467


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  • Name John Cokeworthy 
    Born of Yarnscombe, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1456 and 1467  [1
    Alternate death Bef 1467  [2
    Person ID I11585  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2021 

    Family Margery 
    Married Bef 1424  [1
    Children 
    +1. John Cockworthy,   b. of Yarnscombe, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1477
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F6892  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Knight of the shire for Barnstaple, Dec 1421, 1423, 1429, and 1435.

      Escheator of Devon and Cornwall, 5 Nov 1430 - 26 Nov 1431, and again from 4 Nov 1440 to 4 Nov 1441.

      Sheriff of Cornwall, 4 Nov 1455 to 4 Nov 1456.

      He was closely related to John Cokeworthy of Launceston, Cornwall, who served in Parliament a staggering 19 times, but it is not certain that the two men were father and son.

      His brother, also named John, was illegitimate, yet despite this he became registrar to Bishop Edmund Lacy, accompanying him when the bishop was transferred from Hereford to Exeter in 1420. Brother John's 1431 will names the MP, his wife, and his daughter Avice.

      In 1424 John Cokkeworthy and Margery his wife were given license to hold divine service at their chapel at 'Ermyscombe.'

  • Sources 
    1. [S47] The History of Parliament. Some citations point to entries from the printed volumes not yet added to the online site.

    2. [S413] Genealogy Page of John Blythe Dobson.