(1400s) - Yarnscombe, Devonshire, England

(First Generation - Cockworthy Family)


OCCUPATION He served as Escheator of Devonshire in 1430 and 1440[3,4].
RESIDENCE John was of Yarnscombe, Devonshire, England[1].
MARRIAGE He married. Thomasine CHICHESTER[1,2], the daughter of Sir John CHICHESTER and widow of Robert CHUDLEIGH.

CHILDREN 2. i. Thomasine COCKWORTHY Please see her own page.
3. ii. Margaret COCKWORTHY Margaret married Richard POLLARD of "Waye and Horwood"[13]. Her descendants can be traced in Weis' Ancestral Roots, line 217-38
4. iii. Alice COCKWORTHY Alice first married John COBLEIGH before 1479[14]. She second married John FORTESCUE. John died in 1537[14] and was of Spindleton, parish of Brixton, Devonshire, England[14]. Her descendant line can be further explored in Weis' Ancestral Roots, line 25-34.
5. iv. Sir John COCKWORTHY, Knt. We know nothing more of John.

GENERATION Great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great (G14) Grandfather twice
FAMILY NUMBER 238,954 (via Elias Maverick) and 239,978 (via Moses Maverick)
SOURCES 1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonist Who Came To America Before 1700, 7th Edition With Additions & Corrections by Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr., (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc.), [WeisAR7], line 261-39.

2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, Fourth Edition, with additions and corrections by Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr., M.S. with David Faris, (Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1991), [Weis-MCS], line 90A-11.

3. [WeisAR7], line 241F-37.

4. List of Escheators for England and Wales, editor, A.C. Wood, (London: List & Index Society), [List-Escheators], 72:35.

5. Cokayne, George, Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom/13 Volumes Bound in 6 Books, (Originally published between 1910-1938, reprint published by Sutton Publishing, 2001), [CP], especially note f.

6. Vivian, J.L. Lieutenant-Colonel, The Visitations of the County of Devon. Comprising the Herald's Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620. With Additions By Lieutenant-Colonel J.L. Vivian (Exeter, Eng.: For the Author by Henry S. Eland), [Vivian-Devon], cit.; 114 (Buddockshide); 607 (Pomeroy); 721 (Stucley).

7. Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, [Cal. Inq.p.m.], (Henry VII) 1:172-173, 178-179, 181, 558-560.

8. Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries; A Quarterly Journal Devoted to the Local History, Biography and Antiquities of the Counties of Devon and Cornwall., (Exeter, Devon, Eng: 1906-current), [DCNQ], vol. 13: 42-3; April 1959, pp. 60-61.

9. [WeisAR7], line 261-40.

10. [Vivian-Devon].

11. [Cal. Inq.p.m.], 1:558-560.

12. [DCNQ], XXVII:52,61,120.

13. [WeisAR7], line 217-38.

14. Ibid. line 25-34.

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