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John Cokayne
(-After 1357)
(-After 1360)
Sir William de Vernon Knight
(Abt 1313-Bef 1346)
Margaret Stockport
(Abt 1315-)
Sir John Cokayne Knight
Cecilia Vernon
(Abt 1344-)
Sir John Cokayne Knight, Chief Baron of Exchequer
(Abt 1370-1429)


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Sir John Cokayne Knight, Chief Baron of Exchequer

  • Born: Abt 1370, Ashbourne Hall, Derbyshire, England
  • Marriage: Ida de Grey in 1405 1192
  • Died: 1429, Hatley Cokayne, Bedfordshire, England about age 59

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Web Reference: Pedgree this branch of the Cokayne Family.
Sir John Cokayne, 1429, Cockayne-Hatley, Bedfordshire, Chief Baron Exchequer 1491, Justice Common Pleas, 1405, married to Ida de Ruthin, daughter of Reginald, Lord Grey de Ruthin - 1426, married 1405.

• Background Information. 1192
John Cockayne and his wife Cecilia were the parents of Sir John Cockayne, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, who held the manor of Bury Hatley, in Befordshire, of Sir Edward Butler, to which he imparted his own name, it being known as Cockayne-Hatley from the date of his purchasing the property. This Sir John Cockayne, Edmund Cockayne's brother, was the founder of that branch of the Cockayne family which was settled in the Bedforshire at Cockayne-Hatley for many generations. Sir John was M.P. for the county of Derby; Recorder of London in 1394; Chief Baron of the Exchequer in 1401; and one of the Justices of the Common Pleas in 1405.

"John Cokeyn, chief steward of my lands," was appointed one of the executors of the will of the renowned John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, dated Feb 1387.

Sir John Cockayne married Ida Gray. He died in 1427, and was buried at Cockayne-Hatley in the county of Bedford.

~Cockayne Memoranda, p. 7

• Background Information. 1190
William Cockeyn
, of Ashburne, in 1299, by Sarah, his wife, had issue, John living in Ashburne, 1305, father of John Cockayne, who by Letitia his wife, was father of another John Cockney, a person of great distinction, temp. Edw III. The last named John Cockayne married Cecilia Vernon, of co. of Derby, and had two sons. Edmund and Sir John of Bury Hartley of Bedford, ancestor of the family of Cockayne, of Cockayne-Hatley.

~Burkes's A Genealogical History of the Dormant: Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire, p. 126

John married Ida de Grey, daughter of Sir Reynold de Grey Knight and Alianore le Strange, in 1405.1192 (Ida de Grey was born about 1368 in Ruthin, Benbighshire, Wales and died on 1 Jun 1426 in England 1192.)

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