John Cooke d.1711

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John COOKE d.1711

Cooke's bookplate (British Museum Franks Collection *315)

Biographical Note

Barrister of the Inner Temple, and Chief Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas. His background and education have not been traced, but he may have lived at Cranbrook, Kent; his arms were granted in 1679. One of his sons, George, later held the same office as Chief Prothonotary.


Cooke used and engraved armorial bookplate, dated 1701 (Franks 6714/*315). The extent of his library is not known; in his will, his books in his study in Lincolns Inn were bequeathed to his eldest surviving son, John.