a conflation of John Cookes in need of pruning

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The John Cooke or Cox described here with wives and children has different origins. This is an apparent conflation and as such, he should be removed from the parents who are presently shown.

John Cooke who was the son of Philip Cooke and Elizabeth (Belknap) Cooke had only one son, Sir Anthony Cooke (1505/6-1576). His vital dates were (1485-1516), and his alternate spelling was Coke. See, for example:

"Cooke, Sir Anthony . . . only son of John Coke or Cooke (1485–1516) of Gidea Hall, Essex . . . and Alice Saunders (d. 1510), daughter of William Saunders of Banbury, Oxfordshire. He was the great-grandson of Sir Thomas Cook. . . lord mayor of London in 1462–3." [ODNB]

WikiTree profile: John Cooke
in Genealogy Help by Fann Fann G2G6 Mach 2 (29.2k points)

Sally Baker did some homework on this problem and posted this on the inline father John profile.

There are two sons called John linked to this Philip Cooke and his wife Elizabeth Belknap,

John Cooke (Cooke-113) and John (Cox) Cooke (Cox-1190). I would suggest the 'John (Cox) Cooke has been incorrectly attached to Philip. Also, the Biography states that there were three sons (John, Richard and Anthony), so I would suggest that 'Humphrey Carewe Cooke' is also incorrectly attached as a child of Philip and Elizabeth. - See Visitations of Essex 

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