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Coke family; 13th century-21st century; Earl of Leicester
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13th century-21st century
The family owned land in Norfolk from the 13th century. Sir Edward Coke (1549-1633), Lord Chief Justice, added to the Norfolk estates, inherited Suffolk property and purchased estates in Bucks., Dorset, London, Oxon. and Somerset. The family also acquired property in Derbyshire and Lancashire through marriages of Sir Edward Coke's sons. Non-Norfolk estates were sold c 1750-1820. The family seat is at Holkham Hall, Holkham.
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See Rye's 'Norfolk Families'.
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Created on: 04/12/2001 by Drosm
HMC book on Principal Family Names.