Migration of the COCKERLINE surname within Yorkshire


The first known COCKERLINEs were in Howden, YKS (1590)
The earliest recorded notations of the COCKERLINE surname are found in the Howden Parish Records. This parish register covers the period from 1543 through 1702, but the first COCKERLINE wasn't recorded until 1590, and the last COCKERLINE in this area was recorded in 1630.

How many COCKERLINE families were there in the area?
1) There was the marriage of Christopher (Xopher) COCLIN to Eliza HILL in Nov of 1590;
2) There is the family of Edward COCKERLINE (son William buried Dec 1602);
3) There is the family of William COCALINE and Isabel HARRISON (married 1606) and
4) ? Is Edward COCKERLAND a "COCKERLINE".
Speculation: If so, he could be the parent of Christopher, Edward and William. The 3 are married within a 16 year period and it is conceivable that they could be brothers.

The parish records give no hint as to why the COCKERLINEs are not mentioned in the records either before 1590 or after 1630.

A Move to Welwick in 1637?
COCKERLINEs first show up in 1637 in the parish records of Welwick, and continued there through to the end of the 1800's.

The first COCKERLINE family in Welwick was that of Michael COCKERLINE & Jane THORGETSON. There are 3 COCKERLINE entries in the parish record between 1637 and 1641, then there are no COCKELINE entries for a period of 35 years.

Thirty-five years later, other COCKERLINE families began to show up in Welwick:
In 1675, there is the family of Thomas COCKERLINE & Margaret ELLARBY
In 1698, there is the family of William & Eliza FOWLER

Patrington (1655)
The Patrington parish register covers the period from 1570 through 1856. COCKERLINEs are recorded from 1655, and the name continues through to 1856. The first COCKERLINE family in Patrington was that of William & Jane COCKERLINE. At the present time, we do not know who the parents of this William were.

Drypool (1684)
In the parish record for Drypool, there is one COCKERLINE marriage in 1684, then the name doesn't show up again until 1804.

Ottringham (1692)
The parish register covers the period from 1692 through 1865. COCKERLINEs are recorded for that entire period.

The first COCKERLINE family mentioned in Ottringham parish records was that of Michael COCKERLINE & Ana ELLIOTSON. All COCKERLINE entries in between 1692 and 1727 are related to this family.

In 1727, there is mentioned of another COCKERLINE family in Ottringham parish records; that of John COCKERLINE & Margaret JACKSON who were married in May of that year.

Holmpton (1715)
The parish register covers the period from 1601 through 1854. COCKERLINEs are recorded from 1715 through to 1854.

Hollym (1740)
The parish register for Hollym covers the period from 1740 through 1859. COCKERLINEs are recorded from 1740 through to 1815, with another single entry in 1853.

Kingston-upon-Hull (1765)
The parish register covers the period from 1762 through 1875. COCKERLINEs are recorded from 1765 onward.

Easington (1780)
In the parish records for Easington, the first recorded COCKERLINE appears in 1780, and the name continues through to 1846.