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Families covered: Cocks of Bishop's Cleeve, Cocks of Castleditch, Cocks of Crowie, Cocks of Dumbleton (Dumblaton), Cocks Lords Somers, Cocks of Woodmancote

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 Cox Green' of Bishop's Cleeve, Gloucestershire (bur 26.11.1601)
  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. MGH identifies Thomas as the eldest son & heir in 1600.
  m. Elizabeth Holland (a 1602, dau of Roger Holland of Dalton)
  A. Thomas Cocks of Crowie (d 1638)
  m. Barbara Cotton (a 1638, 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 (d before 02.03.1623/4)
  m. Judith Elliot (bur 15.05.1638, dau/coheir 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 (bpt 24.03.1566, bur 04.04.1612, Rector of Bishop's Cleeve)
  The following comes from MGH with partial support from BLG1886 ('Lawrence of Sandywell Park').
  m. (04.02.1606) Katherine Bridges (bur 02.08.1641, dau of Charles Bridges of Wilton (son of 1st Lord Chandos by Elizabeth Grey), m2. Rev. Timothy Gate)
  i. Charles Cocks of Woodmancote in Bishop's Cleeve
  MGH identifies Charles as "only son" but then shows a 2nd Charles as his brother.
  m1. Dorothy Cocks (bur 27.04.1664, dau of John Cocks of London & Harstead) @4@ below
  a. Thomas Cocks of Worcester & Harkstead (dsp before 05.08.1682)
  m. (08.05.1655) Mary Backett (d before 04.08.1682)
  b. Dorothy Cocks (d before 29.03.1690)
  m. Samuel Mawhood of London (a 1682)
  c.+ other issue - Mary (a 1667, dvp), Katherine (bpt 14.03.1652, d before 01.06.1682)
m2. Joan (bur 14.09.1698)
  e. Charles Cocks (bpt 05.02.1666, bur 13.01.1670)
  f. John Cocks of Woodmancote (bpt 26.11.1668, d 07.04.1729)
  m. (07.06.1698) Mary Freeman (b c1672, bur 25.09.1746, dau of William Freman of Alderton)
  (1) Mary Cocks (bpt 23.02.1699, bur 24.08.1762)
  m. Walter Lawrence of Sevenhampton (d 1764)
  (2) Dorothy Cocks (bpt 28.01.1706, bur 03.02.1783)
  m. Thomas Hayward of Bourton-on-the-Hill (bur 24.10.1750)
  (A) Thomas Hayward (bpt 27.03.1739, bur 02.04.1739)
  (B) Mary Hayward (bpt 08.07.1732, d 15.11.1804)
  m. (22.10.1766) Walter Lawrence of Sevenhampton (d 01.06.1810)
  (3) Margery Cocks (bpt 15.02.1708, d before 1756)
  m. Thomas Mason of Tewkesbury
  (4) Katherine Cocks (bpt 18.06.1714, bur 27.04.1771)
  m. John Hyet of Bishop's Cleeve (bur 1782)
  (A)+ issue - Thomas (bpt 07.12.1741, bur 02.08.1792, cleric), Mary (bpt 09.05.1743, bur 25.08.1815)
  (5)+ other issue - Charles (bpt 29.03.1701, bur 01.02.1702), John (bpt 18.04.1705, d 12.1724), James (bpt 13.07.1711, bur 29.07.1782), Joan (bpt 05.03.1698, d unm bur 22.11.1777), Frances (bpt 05.01.1702, d unm bur 17.03.1789)
  g. Peter Cocks of Cleeve (bpt 17.11.1672, bur 05.03.1718)
  m. Anne Webb (bur 22.04.1748)
  (1)+ issue (a 1718) - Thomas of Cleeve (bpt 11.06.1696, bur 24.11.1720), Charles (bpt 01.01.1704), Peter (bpt 29.09.1707, bur 07.03.1778), Seth (bpt 31.08.1714), Mary (bpt 07.01.1698), Jane (bpt 16.12.1700), Anne (bpt 04.11.1702), Jone (bpt 25.06.1712, a 1718?)
  ii. Charles Cocks of Norton, Suffolk (d 02.12.1679)
  See the note under the Charles shown above as this Charles's brother. There may be something wrong here!
  m. (16.01.1659) Susan Mileson (d 20.07.1664, dau/coheir of Borodell Mileston of Norton)
  a. Leicester Cocks of Littleham in Norton (bpt 13.09.1661, d 21.05.1681)
  iii. Elizabeth Cocks (bpt 01.04.1610, a 1666)
  m. (01.01.1626) Thomas Williams of Monmouth
iv.+ other issue - Marie (bur 21.12.1607), Dorothea of Monmouth (bpt 04.10.1611, d before 08.07.1666)
  D. John Cocks of London (bpt 08.03.1583, d before 18.07.1631, 6th son)
  m. Dorothy Coningsby (dau of Beaumont Coningsby of Harkstead by Dorothy)
  i. Dorothy Cocks (a 1654)
  m. Charles Cocks of Woodmancote @4@ above
  ii.+ other issue - John of Norton (dsp before 24.03.1654), James of Harkstead (d unm before 16.06.1674)
  E. Anne Cocks (d before 1654)
  m. William Barnsley or Barnsly of Barnsley Hall
  F. Dorothy Cocks (bpt 08.1567, bur 28.06.1646)
  m1. Edmond Hutchins (Hitchins or Hutchyngs) of Dumbledon (d before 08.12.1604)
  m2. Sir Charles Percy of Dumbleton (bur 09.07.1628, son of Henry, 8th Earl of Northumberland)
  G. Elizabeth Cocks (bpt 03.08.1574, a 1634)
  m. Edward Stanford (or Stamford) of Pery Hall
  H.+ other issue - Seth (d young), Henry (bpt 09.05.1570, dsp), Charles of the Middle Temple & Dumbledon (bpt 02.02.1571, d unm 15.08.1654), Christopher (bpt 20.03.1573, a 1629, dsp, Ambassdor), George (bpt 24.06.1578, dsp before 1629), James of London (bpt 14.10.1582, a 1646, had issue), Elizabeth (bpt 05.11.1568, d young), Wynnefrede (bpt 04.12.1580, bur 27.10.1583)

Main source(s): BP1934 ('Somers'), BEB1841 ('Cocks of Dumblaton'), MGH (vol 1, 1868, 'Cocks Pedigree', p238+) with some support/input from Visitation (Worcestershire, 1634, 'Cocks')
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