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Cocks/Coxxe and Tompkins/Tomkins

April 1, 2019 by Jack Costin in forum Genealogy / History

#3575 Jack Costin, 1 April 2019, 16:20

My 9x Great Grandparents were John Tompkins & Elisabeth Cocks who hail from Eaton Bray but married in Edlesborough in 1579.
I can't find Elisabeth parents but Johns's father was also John Tompkins and his father was William  Tomkins (no 'p') who was married to Alys Layton in Houghton Regis in 1539.
John & Elisabeth's 3rd (of 4) child is another John Tompkins and his eldest daughter, Mary married my 7x great grandfather, Laurence Costine whose birth record I cannot find. The Costin/Costyn/Costine families remained in Northall for 3 centuries.
Do you have any records of the above families?

#3624 Richard Tomkins, 3 May 2020, 12:59

Im interested in this, as I believe (but haven't yet been able to prove) that my 'Tomkins' also converge in Eaton Bray...
btw - the 'P' is interchangeable, as is various other spellings depending upon who was writing it down...

#3644 Jack Costin, 2 October 2020, 18:07

How far back have you traced your ancestors?

#3646 Jack Costin, 6 October 2020, 17:10

How far back have you traced your ancestors?

#3671 Richard Tomkins, 2 November 2021, 21:17

Jack - I can with some certainty trace my ancestors back to Rev Thomas Tomkins of Houghton Regis, c1607. I cannot, however, connect the Eaton Bray\Edles\Northall Tompkins to mine.

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