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Charles Cocks (1725 - 1806)

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Sir Charles "1st Lord Sommers, Baron of Evesham" Cocks
Born in Castleditch, Herefordshire, Englandmap
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Charles Cocks was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.
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Charles Cocks, 1st Baron Somers (29 June 1725 – 30 January 1806), known as Sir Charles Cocks, 1st Baronet, from 1772 to 1784, was a British politician.

Cocks was the son of John Cocks and his wife Mary (née Cocks). His paternal grandfather Charles Cocks was the husband of Mary, sister and co-heiress of John Somers, 1st Baron Somers, Lord Chancellor of England. He was elected to the House of Commons for Reigate in 1747, a seat he held until 1784. Cocks was created a baronet, of Dumbleton in the County of Gloucester, in 1772 and in 1784 the barony held by his great-uncle was revived when he was raised to the peerage as Baron Somers, of Evesham in the County of Worcester.

Lord Somers married, firstly, Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Eliot, in 1759. After her death in 1771 he married, secondly, Anne, daughter of Reginald Pole, in 1772. There were children from both marriages. Lord Somers died in January 1806, aged 80, and was succeeded in his titles by his son from his first marriage, John, who was created Earl Somers in 1821. Anne, Lady Somers, died in 1833.

Sources

  • Charles Mosley, editor, Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Name: Name: Genealogical Books; Location: Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A; Date: 2003), Volume 3, page 3675.
  • England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, Name Charles Cocks Gender Male Baptism Date 03 Jul 1725 Baptism Place Eastnor, Hereford, England Father John Cocks Mother Mary FHL Film Number 992299 Reference ID item 4.
  • England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973, Name Charles Cocks Gender Male Marriage Date 20 May 1772 Marriage Place Saint Mary-St Marylebone Road,St Marylebone, London, England Spouse Ann Pole FHL Film Number 942 B4HA V. 47, 942 B4HA V. 48.


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