Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Thomas COOK (c1590-1662)

and Mary BONIFACE (1592-1645)


St. Peter, Woodmancote, from: Cooke and Mary Boniface married on 8 October 1615 at the parish church of St. Peter's in Woodmancote, Sussex.

Thomas Cook's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  He was buried on 23 January 1661/2 in Woodmancote.  He was a carpenter.  Although he married in Woodmancote and raised his family there, his own baptism was not recorded in the registers, which begin in 1582.  Thomas may have been the son of Thomas Cook (?-1615) and possibly Joanna (?-1613), or John Cooke (?-1609).

Marie Boniface was baptised on 1 March 1591/2 in Woodmancote.  She was the daughter of James Boniface (c1570-1628) and Marie (c1570-1631).  She was buried on 18 November 1645 in Woodmancote and it was recorded in the burial register that she was Mary wife of Thomas Cooke.

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Thomas Cooke and Mary Boniface had 8 known children:

  1. Thomas Cook was baptised on 22 February 1615/6 in Woodmancote.

    Thomas was the father of an illegitimate child by Mary Read:

    1. Thomas Cook was baptised on 7 August 1743 in Woodmancote.

    As Thomas Cooke he married Elizabeth Holden on 19 October 1647 in Woodmancote.

  2. William Cook was baptised on 3 April 1618 in Woodmancote.  It was noted in the baptism register that his father was a carpenter.  He was buried on 30 August 1700 in Woodmancote.

    William married Joanna, or Joan or Jane.

    Jane the wife of William Cook was buried on 26 June 1697 in Woodmancote.

    They had the following children:

    1. Sisly Cooke was baptisedon 22 August 1647 in Woodmancote.

      As Cecilie Cooke she married William Hammond of Ashurst, by licence on 9 September 1675 in Woodmancote.

    2. Elizabeth Cook was baptised on 25 August 1650 in Woodmancote.  She or her cousin,  see below, may have married Nicholas Burt on 20 April 1680 in Woodmancote.

    3. John Cook was baptised on 20 March 1652/3 in Woodmancote.

    4. Thomas Cooke was born on 5 May 1655 and baptised on 19 May 1655 in Woodmancote.  He was buried on 20 May 1665 in Woodmancote and the burial register recorded that he was the son of William Cook.

    5. William Coke was born on 1 January 1657/8 and baptised on 2 February 1657/8 in Woodmancote.  He may have been buried on 6 May 1716 in Woodmancote, as William Cook, senior.

    6. Daniell Cook was baptised on 15 April 1661 in Woodmancote and buried there on 1 November 1664 (on the feast of All Saints) as Daniell son of William Cook

  3. John Cooke was baptised on 3 May 1621 in Woodmancote.

    John married Mary Newton by licence on 29 November 1642 in Woodmancote.  Their marriage licence was issued by the Archdeaconry of Lewes on 24 November 1642 and recorded that John Cooke was a husbandman of Woodmancote, whilst Mary was a spinster of the same place.  Surety for the licence was provided by John himself and Josias Lepee a husbandman of Woodmancote.

    Mary was buried on 21 May 1644 in Woodmancote.  The burial register records that she was the wife of John Cooke and also that she was the daughter of Thomas Newton and Martha Holney.

    John and Mary had the following child:

    1. Thomas Cooke was baptised on 10 September 1643 in Henfield.

  4. Richard Cooke was baptised on 4 January 1623/4 in Woodmancote.  He was a carpenter.  Richard Cook was buried on 9 September 1692 in Woodmancote.

    Richard married Suzan Barkham by banns on 8 April 1655 in Wiston, Sussex (as recorded in the Woodmancote register).  The banns were published on 9, 16 and 23 March 1655 in Woodmancote before Johne Fagge, Esq., one of the Justices of peace.

    Susan was buried on 24 November 1681 in Woodmancote.  The burial register recorded that she was the wife of Richard Cooke of Blaxon.

    Richard and Susan had the following children:

    1. Elizabeth Cooke was born on 20 February 1656/7 and baptised on 19 March 1656/7 in Woodmancote.  She or her cousin,  see above, may have married Nicholas Burt on 20 April 1680 in Woodmancote.

    2. Richard Cooke was born on 22 March 1658/9 and baptised on 27 March 1659.

  5. Ann Cook was baptised on 8 March 1625/6 in Woodmancote and buried there on 14 March 1625/6.  The burial register recorded that Anne was the daughter of Thomas Cook.

  6. Susanne Cook was baptised on 6 April 1628 in Woodmancote.  She may have been buried as Susan Cook on 22 November 1660 in Woodmancote.

  7. Mary Cook was baptised on 6 June 1630 in Woodmancote.  Mary the daughter of Thomas Cooke was buried on 10 August 1658 in Woodmancote.

  8. Daniel Cook was baptised on 29 September 1633 in Woodmancote.  He married twice, firstly to Elizabeth Pickham in 1662 and then to Sarah Honor in 1676.  (They have their own page.)


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This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012