Cooksey, Richard

Submitted by edpope on Sun, 30/11/2014 - 13:17

Richard Cooksey of the Temple proposed Society for Constitutional Information 22.3.1782 by Edward Hall 2nded James Martin

Born 2.5.1760 bapt 12.5.1760 Leigh with Bransford, Worcs s of Holland & Elizabeth Cooksey / Holland son of Richard Cooksey of Claines, Worcs adm Lincolns Inn 1745 married St George Mayfair 16.11.1751 Elizabeth dau of late Cordell Storrs of Gainsborough, both of St Geo Han Sq / Richard Cooksey, Eton School, matric Worcester Coll Oxford 1778, adm Inner Temple 1784, publ 1791 Essay on Lord John Somers / World 17.3.1792 & Caledonian Mercury 28.4.1810 & Parliamentary Archives HL/PO/JO/10/7/906 Richard Cooksey was brought before the bar of the House of Lords 26.3.1792 to answer a charge of breach of privilege against the Earl of Coventry, he was basically fined £500 for writing a rude letter to the Earl after his request for a commission in the Worcestershire militia, made while he was on the grand tour in Luzerne, was turned down / his father Holland died 4.1.1793 his will PCC Holland Cooksey of Braces Leigh, Worcs dated 25.11.1790 mentioned wife Elizabeth son Richard dau Charlotte wife of Rev John Evans and daus Mary, Harriet & Sarah proved 15.2.1793 / 1796 Richard Cooksey's Miscellaneous Poems published / Richard Cooksey buried St Geo the Martyr Southwark 5.3.1798 late a prisoner in the Kings Bench / Nat Arch C 211/5/C127 16.3.1799 commission of lunacy into Mary Cooksey, spinster of Droitwich, Worcs

Michael Moss (not verified)

Wed, 19/10/2016 - 17:15

His sister Harriet (d. 1809) married in 1805 John Scott Byerley, later Sir John. He was a scientist, gifted linguist, and a mountebank.

Thanks for your comment. I quickly googled Byerley, and saw he was in Debtors prison like Cooksey. Seems to have been most famous for his translation of Machiavelli with comments on Napoleon. In what respect was he a mountebank?

Derek Thom (not verified)

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 01:55

I have a marriage for Thomas who later lived in Wednesbury Staffordshire with a wife Ann Thomas Turner England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944 Name: Thomas Turner Event Type: Marriage Event Date: 22 May 1782 Event Place: Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom Event Place (Original): Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England Parish: St Peter Residence Place: St Peter Spouse's Name: Ann Cooksey Spouse's Residence Place: St Peter Affiliate Image Identifier: D1157/1/1/26 Could the above Ann be Richard's sister baptised in 1763? I have a potential unbaptised(?) possible son Samuel Turner quoting in Wolverhampton Census for 1851 that he was born in Hoverley, Worcestershire c 1791.Could that be Leigh? Holland was ill and died in St Oswalds Worcs in 1793. Could all be coincidental. Any comments appreciated.