COKER, John (?1523-1607), ?of Bicester, Oxon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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?2nd s. of Thomas Coker of Mappowder, Dorset by Jane, da. and h. of Richard Sutton of Salisbury, Wilts. m. Joan, at least 1s.

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The man whose particulars appear above, and who died 14 Feb. 1607, and was buried in Bicester church, is the most likely, among a number of obscure namesakes, to have been the 1563 Bletchingley MP. No connexion has been established between any of them and either Bletchingley or the Howards of Effingham, who owned the borough.

Hutchins, Dorset, iii. 723; Paroch Colls. (Oxf. Rec. Soc. ii), 39; PCC 16 Wallop, 49 Nevell; C142/254/101; Vis. Dorset (Harl. Soc. xx), 31; VCH Oxon. vi. 24.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: Roger Virgoe