Which Edward Cooke is which?

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The father of Aaron Cooke of Bridport is generally agreed to be Edward Cooke b. 1 Feb 1551, in Bridport, d. 3 Sep 1634 Stoke Pages, Buckinghamshire.

However, he appears to be conflated with Sir Edward Cooke/Coke MP whose pedigree seems well established:  b. 1 Feb 1552 in Mileham, Norfolk, England and d. 3 Sep 1634 Stoke Pages, Buckinghamshire.

Does anyone know with confidence whether Edward Cooke of Bridport is or is not the same person?

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asked in Genealogy Help by J Rogers G2G Crew (870 points)

I'm not sure how accurate/correct it is, but the Edward we have attached as father of the first Aaron does not resemble Sir Coke at all.

Thank you. I'd like to find more sources, but I suspect you are right. Everyone wants famous ancestors!

Assuming you are correct then I think we should look at Cooke-2573 and Cooke-3464, which appear to have some conflated info. Same birth date/place, wife's name is missing in one and has a Mary Sarah Cooke in the other.

I would note that Norfolk is not exactly in the neighborhood of Bridport. Does anyone have any sources for either marriage or the death of Edward Cooke of Bridport?

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