Edward Francis Coke the elder

26th Feb 1767 - 1794


Jamaican slave-owner, previous owner of Paynestown in St Elizabeth, dead by 1795.

  1. Edward Francis, born 26/02/1767 and baptised 07/07/1767 in St Elizabeth, Jamaica, son of Francis Coke (otherwise Cooke) and his wife Mary (nee Chambers, then Armstrong). His father was Custos and Chief Judge of Common Pleas, St.Elizabeth, 1779-82, Major-General of Militia, 1779, and Member of the Island’s Council, 1779-82; the marriage with Mrs Armstrong [19/07/1764] may have been his third. He married Margaret Smith, spinster, in St Elizabeth, 07/10/1784. Two children: Mary (born 19/12/1787, baptised 05/05/1791) and Edward Francis (q.v., born posthumously, 10/01/1795 and baptised 15/09/1796.

  2. Edward Francis Cooke was buried at Paynestown, 29/09/1794.


  1. St Elizabeth, Jamaica, parish register (familysearch.org - unindexed Baptisms, marriages, burials 1705-1820); email from Paul Hitchings 31/07/2018 sourced to Fuertado's Personages and Saunders' Newsletter (Dublin) of 12/10/1781.

  2. St Elizabeth, Jamaica, parish register (familysearch.org - unindexed Baptisms, marriages, burials 1705-1820).

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Margaret Smith
Mary (1787-), Edward Francis (1795-1869)

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1795 [EA] - 1810 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (1)

Father → Son