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Cullen, Viscount (I, 1642 - 1810)

 

Creation: let.pat. 11 Aug 1642

 

Extinct: 11 Aug 1810

 

Family name: Cokayne later Cockayne

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Arms:

Argent three Cocks Gules armed crested and jelloped Sable

Crest:

A Cock's Head erased Gules beaked crested and jelloped Sable

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Lion guardant party per fess Or and Argent;  Sinister:  an Ostrich Argent holding in his beak a Horseshoe proper

Motto:

 Virtus In Arduis

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Charles [Cokayne], 1st Viscount Cullen

2nd but only surv. son and heir of Sir William Cokayne, of Rushton Hall, co. Northampton, and Elmesthorpe Manor, co. Leicester, Lord Mayor of London 1619-20, by his wife Mary Morris, dau. of Richard Morris, Master of the Ironmongers' Company

born

4 Jul 1602

mar.

24 Jun 1627 Lady Mary O'Brien (mar. (2) as his first wife George Blount, of Sodington, co. Worcester;  bur. with her first husband 31 May 1686 in St Peter's Church, Rushton, co. Northampton), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Henry [O'Brien], 4th Earl of Thomond, by his wife Hon Mary Brereton, only dau. of William [Brereton], 1st Baron Brereton

children

1. William Cokayne (dvp. an infant 1629/30)

2. Hon Brien Cokayne, later 2nd Viscount Cullen

3. Hon Charles Cokayne (dvp. an infant 1657)

1. Hon Mary Cokayne (d. 1682), mar. Robert Pierson, of Bishop's Middleham, co. Durham, and had issue

bur.

19 Jun 1661 in St Peter's Church, Rushton, co. Northampton

created

11 Aug 1642 Baron and Viscount Cullen, of Co. Tipperary, with a special remainder, failing the heirs male of his body, to his nephews "Peregrine Bertie, Richard Bertie, Vere Bertie and Charles Bertie, four younger sons of Lord Willoughby de Eresby, and the heirs males of their bodies successively"

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Reigate 1628-29;  Sheriff of Northamptonshire 1636, when he supported the raising of "ship money";  raised a troop of Horse for the King;  with fines and sequestrations he was said to have lost over 50,000 in the King's cause;  sold the manor of Coombe Nevill in Kingston-upon-Thames, co. Surrey, and other estates in order to recoup some of the costs

 

Brien [Cokayne], 2nd Viscount Cullen

bapt.

12 Sep 1631

mar.

bef. 1 Apr 1657 Elizabeth Trentham, Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Catherine, a noted beauty she was painted by Sir John Lely as one of the series "Beauties of the Court of King Charles II", suc. her great-uncle Sir Christopher Trentham in 1649 in the estates of the Trentham family at Rocester Priory, co. Stafford, and in 1654 to those of the de Vere family, Earls of Oxford, at Castle Hedingham, co. Essex (bapt. 22 Oct 1640; d. 30 Nov 1713; bur. in St Peter's Church, Rushton, co. Northampton), dau. and hrss. of Sir Francis Trentham, of Rocester Priory, co. Stafford, by his wife Elizabeth Bowyer, 1st dau. of Sir William Bowyer, of Knipersley, co. Stafford

children

1. Hon Charles Cokayne, later 3rd Viscount Cullen

2. Hon Trentham Cokayne (b. 5 Nov 1663; d. 1690)

3. Hon George Cokayne (b. 16 Jul 1665; dsp. 12 Jul 1722), mar. Mary Willoughby (widow of Charles [Willoughby], 10th Baron Willoughby of Parham), 2nd dau. of Sir Beaumont Dixie, 2nd Bt., of Market Bosworth, co. Leicester, by his wife Mary Willoughby, sister and hrss .of Sir William Willoughby, 1st Bt., of Selston, co. Nottingham

1. Hon Elizabeth Cokayne (b. 20 Oct 1666; d. Nov 1739), mar. Thomas Crathorne, of Crathorne, and had issue

2. Hon Mary Cokayne (b. 11 Mar 1676; d. 1753)

died

Jul 1687 (bur. in St Peter's Church, Rushton, co. Northampton)

suc by

son

note

Capt of a Troop of Horse 1685; for an excellent article on the Trentham family and their connection with the de Vere family see here

 

Charles [Cokayne], 3rd Viscount Cullen

born

15 Nov 1658

mar.

26 Dec 1678 Hon Katherine Willoughby (b. 14 May 1655; d. 11 Feb 1688/9; bur. in St Peter's Church, Rushton, co. Northampton), 5th dau. of William [Willoughby], 6th Baron Willoughby of Parham, by his wife Anne Carey, 3rd dau. and hrss. in her issue of Sir Philip Carey, of Aldenham, co. Hertford, and of St Olave's, Silver Street, London (yr. brother of Henry [Carey], 1st Viscount of Falkland), by his wife Elizabeth Bland, dau. and hrss. of Richard Bland, of Carleton in Rothwell, co. York

children

1. Hon Charles Cokayne, later 4th Viscount Cullen

1. Hon Catherine Cokayne (b. 5 Jan 1687/8; d. Nov 1716), mar. 13 Mar 1711/2 William Dowdeswell, of Pull Court, co. Worcester, and had issue

died

30 Dec 1688 (bur. in St Peter's Church, Rushton, co. Northampton)

suc. by

son

note

"Captain of that troop of Horse whereof Bryan, Viscount Cullen was Captain" 1685

 

Charles [Cokayne], 4th Viscount Cullen

born

4 Jan 1686/7

mar.

11 Jul 1706 Anne Warren (bapt. 2 Nov 1684; bur. 17 Jan 1713/4 at Stapleford, co. Nottingham), 1st dau. of Arthur Warren, of Stapleford Hall, co. Nottingham, by his wife Anne Borlase, sister and cohrss. of Sir John Borlase, 2nd Bt. MP, of Bockmer, co. Buckingham, and Stratton Audley, co. Oxford, and 6th dau. of Sir John Borlase, 1st Bt. MP, of Bockmer, co. Buckingham, and Stratton Audley, co. Oxford

only child

1. Hon Charles Cokayne later Cockayne, later 5th Viscount Cullen

died

6 Apr 1716 (bur. in St Peter's Church, Rushton, co. Northampton)

suc. by

son

note

after having obtained a private Act of Parliament for that purpose, he sold the Elmesthorpe estate to Dame Mary Noel

 

Charles [Cokayne later Cockayne], 5th Viscount Cullen

born

2 Sep 1710

mar. (1)

18 Apr 1732 his maternal cousin Anne Warren (bapt. 26 May 1703; bur. 1 Jul 1754 in St Peter's Church, Rushton, co. Northampton), 1st surv. dau. of Borlase Warren, of Stapleford Hall, co. Nottingham, by his wife Anne Harpur, dau. of Sir John Harpur, 3rd Bt., of Calke, co. Derby

children by first wife

1. Hon Charles Cockayne (b. 31 Jul 1736; dvp. 1765)

2. Hon Borlase Cockayne, later 6th Viscount Cullen

3. Hon John Cokayne (b. 25 Jun 1745; dvp. 1768)

1. Hon Anna Maria Cockayne (b. 16 Apr 1739; d. 3 Apr 1825), mar. 28 Jul 1768 Rev Nathaniel Mapletoft, Rector of Broughton, co. Northampton, and had issue

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

mar. (2)

16 Dec 1754 Sophia Baxter (b. 26 Dec 1737; d. 13 Jul 1802; bur. in All Saints' Church, Rushton, co. Northampton), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of John Baxter, Storekeeper of HM Ordnance at Gibraltar, by his wife Sophia Woodward, sister and cohrss. of George Woodward, of Stoke Lyne, co. Oxford, Envoy to Poland 1728-35, and dau. of Edmund Woodward, of Stratton Audley, co. Oxford

only child by second wife

2. Hon William Cockayne, of Rushton Hall, co. Northampton, Comptroller of the Lord Lieutenant's Household Dublin Castle 1790, Governor of Limerick Castle (b. 16 Apr 1756; d. 8 Oct 1809), mar. 11 Oct 1777 Barbara Hill, 2nd dau. and and eventual sole hrss. of George Hill, of Rothwell Manor House, co. Northampton, Serjeant-at-Law, and had issue:

1a. Hon Matilda Sophia Cockayne, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Viscount by Royal Warrant 23 Sep 1836 (b. 13 Feb 1779; dspms. 23 Feb 1869), mar. 31 Dec 1804 Rev Robert Austen, Prebendary of Cloyne, and had issue

2a. Barbara Maria Cockayne (d. 23 Sep 1825)

3a. Hon Mary Anne Cockayne, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Viscount by Royal Warrant 4 Sep 1838 (bapt. 11 Dec 1781; d. 16 Jun 1873), mar. 6 Apr 1811 as his second wife William Adams LLD, of Eastley End, Thorpe, co. Surrey, advocate (b. 13 Jan 1771/2; d. 11 Jun 1851), 5th son of Patience Thomas Adams, of Bushey Grove, co. Hertford, Filazer of the Court of King's Bench, by his wife Martha Marsh, 2nd dau. and eventual sole hrss. of Thomas Marsh, of London, and had issue

4a. Hon Georgiana Cockayne, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Viscount by Royal Warrant 23 Sep 1836 (b. 17 Nov 1784; dsp. 19 Dec 1864), mar. 11 Oct 1824 Capt John Edmund Maunsell (b.1787; dsp. 30 Jan 1869), 5th son of Ven William Maunsell, of Thorpe Malsor, co. Northampton, Archdeacon of Kildare and Chancellor of Limerick, by his second wife Lucy Oliver, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Phillip Oliver, of Clonodfoy Castle, co. Limerick

5a. Sophia Cockayne (d. 20 Jan 1828)

6a. Hon Caroline Eliza Cockayne, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Viscount by Royal Warrant 23 Sep 1836 (b. 17 Oct 1787; d. 12 Mar 1860), mar. 6 Apr 1811 Col Thomas Philip Maunsell JP DL MP, of Thorpe Malsor, co. Northampton, High Sheriff of Northamptonshire 1821 (b. 16 Oct 1761; d. 4 Mar 1866), 1st son and heir of Ven William Maunsell, of Thorpe Malsor, co. Northampton, Archdeacon of Kildare and Chancellor of Limerick, by his second wife Lucy Oliver, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Phillip Oliver, of Clonodfoy Castle, co. Limerick, and had issue

7a. Catherine Cockayne (d. 10 Mar 1824)

8a. Sarah Margaretta Cockayne (d. 1 Sep 1814)

9a. Frances Annabella Cockayne (b. 21 Jul 1795; d. 25 Jul 1835), mar. 9 Aug 1816 William Assheton JP DL, of Downham and Cuerdale, co. Lancaster (b. 16 Mar 1788; d. 8 Aug 1858), 1st son and heir of William Assheton, of Downham and Cuerdale, co. Lancaster, by his wife Lettice Brooke, dau. of Sir Richard Brooke, 4th Bt., of Norton Priory, co. Chester, and had issue

10a. Elizabeth Charlotte Cockayne (b. 9 Jun 1798; d. 21 Apr 1883), mar. 14 Feb 1825 Hon Edmond Sexton Pery, of Bury House, Cottingham, co. Northampton (b. 7 Feb 1797; d. 31 Dec 1860), 4th son of Edmund Henry [Pery], 1st Earl of Limerick, by his wife Mary Alice Ormsby, only dau. and hrss. of Henry Ormsby, of Cloghan, co. Mayo, and had issue

died

7 Jun 1802 (bur. in All Saints' Church, Rushton, co. Northampton)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

 

Borlase [Cockayne], 6th Viscount Cullen

born

30 Sep 1740

died

11 Aug 1810 (bur. in All Saints' Church, Rushton, co. Northampton)

 

On the death of the 6th Viscount Cullen the assumed extinction of the Viscountcy of Cullen was used as one of the three extinctions required under the Act of Union 1800 for the creation of the Irish Barony of Howden. According, however, to the special remainder in the creation, Albemarle [Bertie], 9th Earl of Lindsey, would, in 1810, have been entitled to the Viscountcy of Cullen (he being heir male of the body of Charles Bertie, the last person mentioned in the remainder) and, at that Earl's death in 1818, his heirs male of the body, the subsequent Earls of Lindsey, until the death without male issue of Montagu Peregrine Albemarle [Bertie], 12th Earl of Lindsey, in 1938 when all the male issue of Charles Bertie became extinct. The patent, however, which probably was produced at the sitting in 1662, has long been lost and was never enrolled.

 

 First written 2 Mar 2011

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