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.
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
3) There is the family of William COCALINE and Isabel HARRISON
(married 1606) and
4) ? Is Edward COCKERLAND a "COCKERLINE".
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
Thirty-five years later, other
COCKERLINE families began to show up in Welwick:
In 1675, there is the family of Thomas COCKERLINE & Margaret
In 1698, there is the family of William & Eliza FOWLER
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.
In the parish record for Drypool, there is one COCKERLINE marriage
in 1684, then the name doesn't show up again until 1804.
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.
The parish register covers the period from 1601 through 1854.
COCKERLINEs are recorded from 1715 through to 1854.
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.
The parish register covers the period from 1762 through 1875.
COCKERLINEs are recorded from 1765 onward.
In the parish records for Easington, the first recorded COCKERLINE
appears in 1780, and the name continues through to 1846.