Henry Coke

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Henry Coke (1591–1661) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1624 and 1642.

Coke was the son of Sir Edward Coke, the Lord Chief Justice, of Thorington, Suffolk. He was admitted at Queens' College, Cambridge on 18 August 1607.[1]

In 1624 Coke was elected Member of Parliament for Wycombe and was re-elected in 1625 and 1626. In April 1640, Coke was elected MP for Dunwich in the Short Parliament. He was re-elected MP for Dunwich for the Long Parliament in November 1640 and sat until he was disabled on 7 September 1642 for supporting King Charles I.[2]

Coke died in 1661 and was buried at Thorington, Suffolk.[1]

Coke married Margaret Lovelace, daughter of Richard Lovelace.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Richard Lovelace
Arthur Goodwin
Member of Parliament for Wycombe
With: Arthur Goodwin 1624
Thomas Lane 1625
Edmund Waller 1626
Succeeded by
Thomas Lane
Sir William Borlase
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Dunwich
With: Anthony Bedingfield
Succeeded by
Anthony Bedingfield
Gen. Robert Brewster