COUK (COKE), Robert, of Bramber, Suss.
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Bailiff, Bramber 17 Sept. 1397-Mich. 1399.1
Couk served on the jury which, at Bramber in November 1398, gave evidence about the possessions of Thomas Mowbray, duke of Norfolk, then overseas in exile. He was perhaps qualified to do so by virtue of his office as bailiff of Bramber, which post he was still holding when returned to Parliament the following year. His services as a juror were required again at Steyning in December 1402 (for the inquisition post mortem on Hugh Quecche*) and at Bramber in March 1410 (for an inquiry about the heir of Thomas St. Owen). He is last recorded in December 1412 as a witness to a lease by the prior and convent of Sele of property in his home town.2