Richard Cooke (MP for Preston)

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Richard Cooke (by 1530 – 3 October 1579) was an English politician.

He was the eldest surviving son of Sir Anthony Cooke of Gidea Hall, near Romford, Essex. He succeeded his father in 1576.

He was a Groom of the Privy Chamber in 1551.

He was elected the Member of Parliament for Stamford in March 1553, Tavistock in 1563 and Preston in 1559.[1]

He married Anne, daughter of John Caulton, by whom he had one son Anthony, and a daughter. William Cooke (of Highnam) was a nephew.


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