William Cooke (died 1589)
William Cooke (died 14 May 1589), was an English politician.
William Cooke was the son of Sir Anthony Cooke of Gidea Hall, Essex, and Anne Fitzwilliam, the daughter of Sir William Fitzwilliam, Master of the Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors and Sheriff of London, by his first wife, Anne Hawes, daughter of Sir John Hawes, by whom he had four sons and five daughters:
His paternal grandparents were John Cooke (d. 10 October 1515), esquire, of Gidea Hall, Essex, and Alice Saunders (d. 1510), daughter and coheiress of William Saunders of Banbury, Oxfordshire by Jane Spencer, daughter of John Spencer, esquire, of Hodnell, Warwickshire.
He married Frances Grey, daughter of Lord John Grey of Pirgo, by whom he had four sons, including William Cooke of Highnam, Gloucestershire, who married Joyce Lucy, granddaughter of Sir Thomas Lucy of Charlecote, and three daughters.
- Richardson IV 2011, pp. 144-5.
- Richardson II 2011, pp. 218-19.
- Calkins 2004.
- Cooke, William I (d.1589), of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Middlesex, History of Parliament Retrieved 25 November 2013.
- Cooke, William II (1572-1619), of Gray's Inn and Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, History of Parliament Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Burke & Burke 1838, p. 99.
- Calkins, Donn L. (2004). "Cooke, Sir Anthony (1505/6–1576)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/6155. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
- Burke, John (1838). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland. III. London: Henry Colburn. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Richardson, Douglas (2011). Everingham, Kimball G., ed. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. II (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City. ISBN 1449966381.
- Richardson, Douglas (2011). Everingham, Kimball G., ed. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. IV (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City. ISBN 1460992709.
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