EARLY BELKNAPS: HISTORIES and DOCUMENTS
Eleanor or Elizabeth Belknap (1452-1517): married Philip Cooke (1454-1497)
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Chancery Records (UK National Archives)
Chancery pleadings addressed to the Archbishop of Canterbury as Lord Chancellor [John Morton 1486-1493 or William Warham 1504-1515
John, son and heir of Philip Cooke, knight, son of Thomas Cooke, knight. v. Alice Trewthale, prioress of Great St. Helens.: Refusal to grant a new lease of houses in place of an old one surrendered by the said Philip.: London. 1486-1493, or 1504-1515 C 1/126/7
Chancery: Six Clerks Office: Early Proceedings, Richard II to Philip and Mary
Philip Coke, esquire, son and heir of Sir Thomas Coke, knight. v. Thomas Fulsnap, of Hadley, clothman.: A bond entered into by the late Sir Thomas, now in possession of Sir Robert Bradow, chaplain.: Suffolk. 1465-1471, or perhaps 1480-1483 C 1/37/19
Philip Cook, son of Thomas Cook, knight, and Elizabeth, his wife. v. George, son of Thomas, brother of Sir Ralph Joslen, knight, deceased.: Manor of Chaldwell, and houses and land in London and Southwark, late of Philip Malpas, of London, merchant.: Essex, London, Surrey. 1475-1480, or 1483-1485 C 1/58/111
Philip Coke, son, heir and executor of Sir Thomas Coke, late of London, knight, customer at Southampton. v. Sir John Asteley, knight: Action brought by the said Sir John Asteley for arrears of an annuity granted to him by Henry VI. out of the customs of Southampton.: Hants. 1475-1485 C 1/60/88
John Foster, esquire v. Philip Coke, esquire, son and executor of Thomas Coke, knight.: Money matters. 1486 C 1/80/33
Beatrice Corneburgh, widow. v. Philip Coke: Plaint of debt by defendant in the court of Romford.: Essex. 1486-1493 C 1/87/50
Edward WOTON, knight, Mary DANETT and Anthony COKE, esquire, son and heir of John Coke, v. John BRUGGE and Alice his wife, late the wife of Edward Belknap, knight.: Portions of the manor of Dorset (i.e. Burton or Avon Dassett) not bequeathed to the said Alice.: WARWICK. 1538-1544 C 1/1087/51
Edward WOTON, knight, Mary DANETT and Anthony COKE, esquire, son and heir of John Coke, v. John BRUGGE and Alice his wife, late the wife of Edward Belknap, knight.: Manor of Weston-under-Weatherley, late of the said Sir Edward Belknap, brother of the said Mary and uncle of the said Sir Edward Woton and John Coke.: WARWICK. 1538-1544 1/1087/49-50
Lincolnshire Archives
Manuscripts of the Earl of Ancaster [2ANC]: FILE - Counterpart indenture of bargain and sale.
Contents: Chas., Duke of Suffolk, to Sir Edward Wotton, Mary Danett, widow of Gerard Danett esq., and Anthony Cooke, esq.
Property: manor of Stockingford, co. Warwick and the parsonages and advowsons of Dorsett Magna and Weston Underwetheley, parcel of the late monastery of Erbury. Consideration: 1050 10s. Signatures and seals of purchasers (Mrs Danett by attorney).
14 Dec 1542 2ANC3/B/20
Visitation Records
The Visitations of Essex by Hawley, 1552; Hervey, 1558; Cooke, 1570; Raven, 1612; and Owen and Lilly, 1634. To Which are Added Miscellaneous Essex Pedigrees from Various Harleian Manuscripts: and an Appendix Containing Berry's Essex Pedigrees, part I, pp. 39-40 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Visitations_of_Essex_pI.pdf
The Visitations of Essex by Hawley, 1552; Hervey, 1558; Cooke, 1570; Raven, 1612; and Owen and Lilly, 1634. To Which are Added Miscellaneous Essex Pedigrees from Various Harleian Manuscripts: and an Appendix Containing Berry's Essex Pedigrees, part II, pp. 563-65. "Cooke" http://www.belnapfamily.org/Visitations_of_Essex_pII.pdf
Metcalfe, Walter C., ed. The Visitations of Northamptonshire Made in 1564 and 1618-19 (1887), p. 79. "Cecil, Earl of Exeter" http://www.belnapfamily.org/Visitations_of_Northamptonshire_1564_1618-19.pdf
Metcalfe, Walter C., ed. The Visitations of Northamptonshire Made in 1564 and 1618-19 (1887), p. 88. "FitzWilliam of Clapthorne" http://www.belnapfamily.org/Visitations_of_Northamptonshire_1564_1618-19.pdf
Land Holdings/Other
"Romford," The Environs of London: volume 4: Counties of Herts, Essex & Kent (1796), pp. 183-203 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=45473
"Parish: Burton Dassett," A History of the County of Warwick, Victoria County History, vol 5: Kington hundred (1949), pp. 69-77 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=57043
"Parish: Weston-under-Wetherley," A History of the County of Warwick, Victoria County History, vol. 6, pp. 251-55 (1951) http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=57140
"Parish: Bubbenhall," A History of the County of Warwick, Victoria County History, vol. 6, pp. 46-48 (1951) http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=57094
"Parish: Nursling," A History of the County of Hampshire, Victoria County History, vol. 3 (1908), pp. 433-439 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=42022
"Borough of Nuneaton," A History of the County of Warwick, Victoria County History, vol. 4: Hemlingford Hundred (1947), pp. 165-73 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=42674
Web Links
Stirnet: Cooke http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/cc4aq/cooke02.htm
Tudor Place: Cooke http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/COOKE.htm
Parents
Sir Henry Belknap (about 1420-1488)
Margaret Knollys (1432-1488)
Photographs and Images
Cooke Family
Last update: 26 Oct 2007
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