Person:John Coggeshall (4)

John Coggeshall, the Elder
d.1 Jan 1600/01 Halstead, Essex, England
m. Bef 1523
  1. John Coggeshall, the ElderEst 1523 - 1600/01
  2. Henry CoggeshallEst 1525 -
  3. Nicholas CoggeshallEst 1527 -
  4. Roger CoggeshallEst 1529 -
  • HJohn Coggeshall, the ElderEst 1523 - 1600/01
  • WElizabeth UnknownBef 1540 - Bef 1564
m. Bef 1560
  1. Richard CoggeshallBef 1560 - Aft 1600
  2. John Coggeshall, the ElderBef 1560 - Aft 1600
  • HJohn Coggeshall, the ElderEst 1523 - 1600/01
  • WKatherine WangfordEst 1544 - Aft 1608/09
m. Bef 1564
  1. Katherine Coggeshall1564 -
  2. Elizabeth Coggeshall1571/72 - 1604/05
  3. John Coggeshall, the Younger1576 - 1615
Facts and Events
Name John Coggeshall, the Elder
Gender Male
Birth[2] Est 1523 Gosfield, Essex, England
Marriage Bef 1560 Rough estimate
to Elizabeth Unknown
Marriage Bef 1564 Before baptism of probable eldest child
to Katherine Wangford
Will[3] 27 Dec 1600 Halstead, Essex, England
Death[2] 1 Jan 1600/01 Halstead, Essex, England
Burial[2] 3 Jan 1600/01 Halstead, Essex, England

“Holman’s Halstead”, an otherwise reliable account, notes that John was “a merchant in London.” Only mention of John Coggeshall in London at the time is “John Cokesall”, son of Willaim Cokesall of Waltham, Essex, clothier, apprenticed to James Quyke 8 years by 1543. By 1553, John had struck out on his own and purchased the estate of “Munchensies” 26 Apr 1553. It was the family home for several generations, later called Callops, is now called Blue Bridge House and is located south of hte Colne river on the road from Halstead to Coggeshall.

John appears in the records in 1570 purchasing lands in Halstead with Robert Swattock and in 1573 when he is named one of the trustees of the will of William Martin. In 1680, he signed a petition as a clothier supporting the removal of Dutch clothiers from the town.

-- Coggeshall, Robert Walden. Ancestors & Kin

  1.   Coggeshall, Charles Pierce (compiler), and Thellwell Russell (compiler) Coggeshall. The Coggeshalls in America: Genealogy of the Descendants of John Coggeshall of Newport: genealogy of the descendants of John Coggeshall of Newport, with a brief notice of their English antecedents. (Boston, Mass. : C.E. Goodspeed & Co., 1930)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Boyer, Carl. Ancestral lines: 206 families in England, Wales, the Netherlands, Germany, New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. (Santa Clarita, California: C. Boyer, c1998)

    John Coggeshall, "the Elder", Gentleman, born probably at Gosfield, Essex, about 1523, died 1 Jan. 1600/1, and was buried at Halstead, Essex, 3 Jan. 1600/1.

  3. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society)

    Will of John Coggeshall, the Elder of Halstead, Essex, gent. 27 Dec 1600.
    Names: Elizabeth Watson dau to son-in-law John Watson; Sons: Richard, John the Younger, John the Elder son of late wife Elizabeth; now wife Katherine; to Alice Wangford, dau of brother-in-law John Wangford; children of daughter Katherine: Katherine, Thomas, Anne, Susan Harrington.
    Supervisor: son-in-law John Watson.
    Witnesses: Thomas Frenche, Peter Betenson, Thomas Nevill, Thomas Franckleyn.
    Proved at Braintree 8 Jan 1600/01. (Commissary Court of London for Essex & Herts 1601, No. 31)