George Cooke 1675-1740

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Sir George COOKE 1675-1740

Cooke's bookplate (British Museum Franks Collection 6701)

Biographical Note

Son of John Cooke; little has been traced of his life but he was a barrister of the Inner Temple, and Chief Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas. He bought an estate at Harefield Park, Middlesex shortly after 1700 and built a house there. His Reports and cases in practice were published in 1742, and subsequently reprinted.


Cooke used an engraved armorial bookplate (Franks 6701); the extent and disposition of his library is not known.


  • House and Heritage: Harefield Park.
  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.