COKER, Robert (c.1617-98), of Mappowder, Dorset.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Constituency

Dates

1656
1660

Family and Education

b. c.1617, 1st s. of William Coker of Mappowder by Jane, da. of William Williams of Herringston. educ. Magdalen Hall, Oxf. 1635; M. Temple 1638. m. (1) 6 Jan. 1642, Joan (d. 29 Oct. 1653), da. of John Browne of Frampton, 1da.; (2) Mary, da. of Edward Hooper of Boveridge, wid. of John Brune of Athelhampton, 5s. 1da. suc. fa. 1656.1

Offices Held

Capt. of ft. (parliamentary) 1643, lt.-col. 1645; gov. Weymouth 1645-7; commr. for sequestration, Dorset by 1646-50, j.p. by 1646-July 1688, Nov. 1688-d., sheriff 1646-7; freeman, Weymouth 1648, commr. for militia, Dorset 1648, 1649, 1655, 1659, Mar. 1660, assessment 1649, 1657, Jan. 1660-80, 1689-90, oyer and terminer, Western circuit July 1660; pressing seamen, Dorset 1665, capt. of militia horse 1667-at least 1678, dep. lt. 1672-June 1688, Oct. 1688-d., commr. for recusants 1675.