Biography of Edward Coke Lord Chief Justice 1552-1634
After 1598 Edward Coke Lord Chief Justice 1552-1634 and [his wife] Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672 were married.
On 27 Jun 1598 [his wife] Bridget Paston -1598 died. Monument in Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tittleshall. Arched niche with kneeling effigy at prie-Dieu which carries the inscription. Flanking pilasters with partly painted carved trophies surrounded by ribbon-work. Carved achievement in strapwork surround above and eight kneeling weepers below.
Armorials top left and top right .
Above the monument an amorial Quarterly: , Crispin, Folkard and Pawe impaling Quarterly of Seventeen with 1 , 2 Peche 3 Leach 4 Somerton 5 Peyver 6 Walcot 7 Berry 8 Craven 9 Kerdeston 10 Wachesam or Sotherton 11 Hethersett 12 Charles 13 Tatshall 14 Hengrave 15 Gerbridge 16 Mautby 17 Basinges?.
In 1600 Anthony Wheatley 1570-1600 (30) died. On 04 Jul 1838 Meriall Wheatley -1636 died. On 29 Jan 1649 [his son] John Coke 1590-1649 (58) died. Memorial at Church of St Withburga, Holkham.
Left John Coke 1590-1649 (9) and Meriall Wheatley -1636. Middle Anthony Wheatley 1570-1600 (30) and Anne Armiger. Right William Wheatley 1526- and Martha Skinner 1547-1599.
Before 02 Sep 1602 [his daughter] Frances Coke Viscountess Purbeck 1602-1645 was born to Edward Coke Lord Chief Justice 1552-1634 and [his wife] Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672.
On 08 Feb 1608 [his son] Arthur Coke 1587-1629 (21) and Elizabeth Waldegrave -1627 were married at Hitcham as recorded in the papers of the Winthrop Family Folio 36: "The viijth of Feb. beinge Shrovetuesday the L Cokes seconde soonne maryed the daughter and heire of Sir George Waldegrave at Hiccham". The Hitcham Register gives 09 Feb as the date of the marriage.
In 1614 Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire 1587-1669 (26) and [his wife] Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672 (18) were married (he was her fourth-cousin).
In Jun 1614 [his son] Henry Coke 1591-1661 (22) and Margaret Lovelace 1592-1650 (22) were married.
On 29 Sep 1617 John Villiers 1st Viscount Purbeck 1591-1658 (26) and [his daughter] Frances Coke Viscountess Purbeck 1602-1645 (15) were married at Hampton Court Palace. James I King England and Ireland VI King Scotland 1566-1625 (51) gave away the bride.
On 14 Nov 1627 Elizabeth Waldegrave -1627 died. On 06 Dec 1629 [his son] Arthur Coke 1587-1629 (42) died in Bury St Edmunds. Jacobean Hooded Monument sculpted by Nicholas Stone Sculptor 1587-1647 (40) in St Andrew's Church, Bramfield. White and black marble; reclining effigy of Elizabeth with Arthur kneeling in prayer above within an arched Recess; Arms over the arch and surrounding it are seven Cartouches.
On 03 Sep 1634 Edward Coke Lord Chief Justice 1552-1634 (82) died. Monument in Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tittleshall. Simple sarcophagus on pedestal with lying effigy. Pair of flanking Tuscan columns supporting a full entablature with putti on frieze and broken segmental pediment. Carved and painted achievement in and above tympanum flanked by four reclining figures of the Virtues on pediment extrados.
Above. Quarterly of eight: , Crispin, Folkard, Sparham, Nerford, Yarmouth, and Pawe. The crest is broken. Farrer says it was: On a chapeau Azure, turned up Ermine, an ostrich Argent, holding in its mouth a horseshoe Or. The motto reads Prudens qui Patiens.
The effigy was carved by John Hargrave, the rest of the memorial was made by Nicholas Stone Sculptor 1587-1647 (47).
Below the effigy are three shields. Left implaling . His first wife [his wife] Bridget Paston -1598. Middle . Right impaling ; his second wife [his wife] Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672 (38).
On 10 Apr 1637 [his step-son] Charles Howard 2nd Earl Berkshire 1615-1679 (22) and Dorothy Savage Countess Berkshire were married (he was her fourth-cousin).
Paternal Family Tree: Coke
Father: Robert Coke 1513-1561
GrandFather: Robert Coke of Sparham 1480-1512
Great GrandFather: John Thomas Coke of Ryston and Sparham 1445-1520
Mother: Winifred Knightley 1530-1569
GrandFather: William Knightley 1486-1548
Great GrandFather: Thomas Knightley 1441-1534
Great x 2 GrandFather: John Knightley 1434-
Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Knightley 1395-1442