TOOKER, Edward (c.1592-1664), of Maddington, Wilts.
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Family and Education
b.c.1592, 1st s. of Giles Tooker† of Salisbury by Elizabeth, da. of Thomas Eyre of Salisbury. educ. L. Inn 1610, called 1616. m. (1) Martha, da. of Sir John Cooper†, of Pawlett, Som., 1s. 2da.; (2) c.1638, Mary, da. of Sir John Hungerford† of Down Ampney, Glos., wid. of William Platt of Highgate Hill, Mdx., s.p. suc. fa. 1623.1
Commr. for assessment, Wilts. 1643, 1647-52, 1657, Jan. 1660-d., Salisbury Aug. 1660-d., levying of money, Wilts. 1643, sheriff Apr.-Nov. 1648, commr. for militia 1648, 1651, 1659, Mar. 1660, j.p. 1649-d., commr. for relief of poor prisoners 1653, oyer and terminer, Western circuit July 1660.2
Tooker’s family had been established for some generations at Maddington, but it was of little account before his father was appointed recorder of Salisbury, representing the borough in three Jacobean Parliaments. As a consequence of Tooker’s first marriage, he became guardian to his nephew Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, who describes him as ‘a very honest, industrious man, an hospitable, prudent person, much valued and esteemed, dead and alive, by all that knew him’. He was elected to the Convention for Salisbury and marked by Lord Wharton as a friend. But he made no recorded speeches and was appointed only to the committee of elections and privileges and to those for St. Nicholas hospital, the suppr