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  • Born: Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England
  • Marriage: Unknown

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 1192
William Cockayne, son of Roger and Elizabeth Cockayne, married Sarah, sister of Alexander, a merchant in Ashbourne. According to a Deed, an abstract of which is given in the Harleian MSS in the British Museum, Thomas, the son of Adam, brother of Alexander, a merchant in Ashbourne, gave and confirmed to William Cockayne and Sarah his wife, (sister of the aforesaid Thomas) and to their heirs lawfully begottin in free marriage, "unam toftam," in the town of Ashbourne.

The issue of William Cockayne's marriage with Sarah, daughter of Adam, brother of Alexander, the Ashbourne merchant, were three sons, John, Robert and William.

~Cockayne Memoranda, p. 5

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