COKE (COOK), John.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993
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Jan. 1390

Family and Education

Offices Held


A John Cook held the office of bailiff of Penlyne, a manor near Lostwithiel which belonged to the duchy of Cornwall, in 1387-8 and 1391-3, but not in the years between. In 1382 one of the same name, along with his wife Sabina, had been engaged in a conveyance of land near Looe. Six years later a John Cook of Rosemodress in St. Buryan was dispossessed by the Crown of his share in a tin-mine in Lamorna after it had been alleged that a man had died buried by a fall of earth there.1 It is quite possible that we have to deal with three different men of the same name, and, certainly, which of them, if any, represented Truro in Parliament remains unclear.

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: L. S. Woodger


He was not the John Cook who served as bailiff itinerant of the duchy of Cornw. from May 1365, for the latter died in 1378: Reg. Black Prince, ii. 209; CPR, 1377-81, p. 156.

  • 1. SC6/819/1, 3; Cornw. Feet of Fines (Devon and Cornw. Rec. Soc. 1950), 729; CPR, 1385-9, p. 462.