'Cocks1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Cocks of Bishop's Cleeve, Cocks of Castleditch, Cocks of Crowie, Cocks of Dumbleton (Dumblaton), Cocks Lords Somers

This family was originally based in Cocks Hall in Kent but this branch moved to Gloucestershire in the time of King Henry VIII.
Thomas Cocks
m. _ Dymoke
1. Thomas Cocks of Bishop's Cleeve, Gloucestershire
  BP1934 and BEB1841 start with this generation but, whilst BEB1841 supports Visitation in showing his eldest son Thomas as having a son, BP1934 reports that this Thomas was succeeded by "his 2nd but eldest surviving son" Richard. We follow BEB1841 & Visitation.
  m. Elizabeth Holland
  A. Thomas Cocks of Crowie (a 1634)
  m. Barbara Cotton (dau of George Cotton of Warblington, Hampshire)
i. Sir John Cocks of Crowie and Northley " whose issue (failed)"
  m. Anne Russell (dau of Sir Thomas Russell of Strensham)
  a. Dorothy Cocks (d 1722, dau/coheir) probably of this generation
  m. Francis Hanford of Woollas Hall (d 1682)
  ii.+ other issue - George, Thomas, Christopher, Mary (b c1608, d 02.08.1630), Frances, Katherine, Anne
  B. Richard Cocks of Castleditch, Herefordshire
  m. Judith Elliot (dau of John Eliot of London)
  i. Thomas Cocks of Castleditch
  m. Anne Elton (dau of Ambrose Elton of Ledbury, Herefordshire)
a. John Cocks of Castleditch (d unm)
  b. Thomas Cocks of Castleditch (d 1724, Rev.)
  (1) Mary Cocks (d 04.02.1775)
  m. (03.09.1724) John Cocks (d 24.06.1771) @1@ just below
  c. Charles Cocks of Worcester (MP)
  m. Maria Somers (dau of John Somers of Clifton-upon-Severn, sister of John, Lord Somers, the Lord Chancellor)
(1) James Cocks of Bruckmans, Hertfordshire
  m1. (1718, sp) Elizabeth Newport (dau of Richard Newport, Earl of Bradford)
  m2. (1737) Anne Berkeley (d 1739, dau of William Berkeley, 4th Lord of Stratton)
  (A) James Cocks (d unm 1758)
(2) John Cocks of Castleditch (d 24.06.1771)
  m. (03.09.1724) Mary Cocks (d 04.02.1775, dau of Rev. Thomas Cocks of Castleditch) @1@ just above
  (A) Charles Cocks, 1st Lord Somers of Evesham (b 29.06.1725, d 30.01.1806)
  m1. (02/8.08.1759) Elizabeth Eliot (b 03.05.1739, d 01.01.1771, dau of Richard Eliot of Port Eliot, sister of Edward, 1st Lord of St. Germans)
  (i) John Somers Cocks, 1st Earl Somers (b 06.05.1760, d 05.01.1841)
  m1. (19.03.1785) Margaret Nash (b 1760-1, d 09.02.1831, dau of Rev. Treadway Russell Nash by Margaret, dau of John Martin of Overbury)
  (a) John Sommers Cocks, late Somers-Cocks, 2nd Earl Somers (b 19.03.1788, d 05.10.1852) had issue
  m. (04.02.1815) Caroline Harriet Yorke (d 27.05.1873, Philip Yorke, 3rd Earl of Hardwicke)
  (b)+ other issue - Edward Charles (b 27.07.1786, d unm Burgos 08.10.1812, Major), Jaems Somers (b 09.01.1790, d 05.07.1856, prebendary of Hereford, Canon of Worcester), Margaret Maria (d 10.05.1849)
m2. (03.06.1834) Jane Cocks (b c1786, d 03.11.1868, dau of James Cocks, cousin, relict of Rev. George Waddington) @2@ below
  (ii)+ other issue (d unm) - Edward Charles (d 1781), Mary Judith, Hariot
  m2. (20.05.1772) Anne Pole (d 1833, dau of Reginald Pole of Stoke)
  (v) Philip James Cocks (b 02.12.1774, d 01.04.1857, Lt. Colonel) had issue
  m. (29.11.1812) Frances Herbert (d 12.1870, dau of Arthur Herbert of Brewsterneld)
  (vi) Reginald Cocks (b 14.01.1777, d 19.11.1805) had issue
  m. (21.12.1802) Anne Cocks (d 19.03.1810, dau of James Cocks, cousin) @3@ just below
  (vii) Anna Maria Cocks (d 27.07.1835)
  m. (04.12.1797) Philip Yorke (d 29.05.1817, prebendary of Ely)
(B) Joseph Cocks (bpt 14.01.1732, d 04.04.1775, 4th son)
  m. (1758) Margaret Thornlioe (dau of John Thorniloe)
  (i)+ 2 daughters
  (C) James Cocks (b 22.06.1734)
  m. (05.11.1772) Martha Watson (dau of Rear Admiral Charles Watson)
  (i) Anne Cocks (d 19.03.1810)
  m. (21.12.1802) Reginald Cocks (b 14.01.1777, d 19.11.1805) @3@ just above
  (ii) Catherine Cocks (d 03.03.1830)
  m. (17.11.1800) Joseph Yorke (b 05.05.1765, d 09.12.1830)
  (iii) Jane Cocks (b c1786, d 03.11.1868, 4th dau)
  m1. Rev. George Waddington
  m2. (03.06.1834) John Somers Cocks, 1st Earl Somers (b 06.05.1760, d 05.01.1841) @2@ above
(D) Thomas Somers Cocks (b 03.12.1737, d 15.11.1796, 7th son) had issue
  m. (29.08.1768) Ann Thistlethwayte (dau of Alexander Thistlethwayte)
  (E)+ other issue - Thomas (b 1727, d 1779), John (bpt 14.04.1731, d unm, rector of Suckleigh, prebendary of Bristol), Philip (bpt 25.02.1735, d unm 17.09.1797, rector of Acton, prebendary of Lincoln), Richard (b 1740, d unm 01.1821), Robert (b 1741, d unm 1765), Timothy (b 1748, d 1757), Mary, Elizabeth (d 1808)
  (3) Catherine Cocks (d 13.06.1705/6)
  m. (03.08.1704) James Harris of The Close, Salisbury (b 17.04.1674, d 26.08.1731)
(4) Elizabeth Cocks (d unm)
  (5) Margaret Cocks (d 10.09.1761)
  m1. William Lygon (b 10.04.1691, dvpsp 04.09.1716)
  m2. Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke (b 1690, d 06.03.1764)
  (6) Mary Cocks apparently of this generation
  m. (19.06.1712) Sir Nicholas Williams of Edwinsford, Bart (dsp 1745)
  d. Dorothy Cocks (d 1685) apparently of this generation
  m. Robert Tracy of Toddington, 2nd Viscount of Rathcoole (b c1593, bur 11.05.1662)
e.+ 2 sons and 2 daughters
  ii. Sir Richard Cocks, 1st Bart of Dumbleton or Dumblaton, Sheriff of Gloucestershire (b c1602, d 16.09.1684)
  m. (c1630) Susannah Elton (b 1604-5, d 10.03.1689, dau of Ambrose Elton of the Hasle by Anne, dau of Sir Edward Aston of Tixall)
  a. Richard Cocks (dvp 1669/70)
  m. Mary Cooke (dau of Sir Robert Cooke of Highnam by Dorothy Fleetwood)
  (1) Sir Richard Cocks, 2nd Bart of Dumbleton or Dumblaton, Sheriff of Gloucestershire (b c1658, dsp 21.10.1726)
  m1. (c10.1688) Frances Nevil (dau of Richard Nevil of Billingbear by Anne Heyden)
  m2. Mary Bethel (b 21.08.1691, dau of William Bethell of Swindon, Yorkshire, by Elizabeth, dau of Sir John Brooke)
(2) Sir Robert Cocks, 3rd Bart of Dumbleton or Dumblaton (b c1658, d 09.02.1735-6, rector of Bladon)
  m. Anne (b c1669, d 05.11.1712, Mrs. Fulks of Oxford)
  (A) Sir Robert Cocks, 4th Bart of Dumbleton or Dumblaton (4th son)
  m. (12.08.1727) Elizabeth Cholmeley (d 30.01.1749, dau of James Cholmeley of Easton)
  (B)+ several sons (dsp) and 5 daughters
  (3) Susanna Cocks
  m1. Roger Thompson or Thomson of London
  m2. Sir Edward Fust, 3rd Bart of Hill (b 1667, d 1713)
(4)+ other issue - Charles, Dorothy, Mary, Jane
  b. John Cocks (dsp)
  m. Anne Savage (dau of Walter Savage of Broadway)
  c. Elizabeth Cocks (d 1716)
  m. (1666) Sir John Fust, 2nd Bart of Hill (b 1637, d 1698)
  d.+ other issue (d unm) - Charles, Judith
  C. Peter Cocks (rector of Bishop's Cleeve, Gloucester)
The following has been supplemented by information from BLG1886 (Lawrence of Sandywell Park).
  m. Katherine Bridges (dau of Charles Bridges of Wilton, son of 1st Lord Chandos by Elizabeth Grey)
  i. Charles Cocks
  Visitation ends showing Charles & Elizabeth as of this generation. BLG1886 jumps from Rev. Peter to his grandson John whom we presume to show as Charles's son.
  a. John Cocks of Woodmancote, Gloucestershire
  (1) Mary Cocks (d 1762)
  m. Walter Lawrence of Sevenhampton (d 1764)
  (2) Dorothy Cocks
  m. Thomas Hayward
  (A) Mary Hayward (d 18.11.1804, "only surviving child")
  m. (22.10.1766) Walter Lawrence of Sevenhampton (d 01.06.1810)
  ii. Elizabeth Cocks
  D. John Cocks (a 1634, 6th son)
  m. Dorothy Coningsby of Suffolk
  E. Anne Cocks
  m. William Barnsley or Barnsly of Barnsley Hall
  F. Dorothy Cocks
  m1. Edmond Hitchins or Hutchyngs of Dumbledon
  m2. Sir Charles Percy
  G. Elizabeth Cocks
  m. Edward Stanford or Stafford
  H.+ other issue - Charles of the Middle Temple and Dumbledon (d 1654), James of London (a 1634), 4 sons

Main source(s): BP1934 (Somers), BEB1841 (Cocks of Dumblaton) with some support/input from Visitation (Worcestershire, 1634, Cocks)
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