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Obituary: Mr. George Edward Cokayne, Clarenceux King-of-Arms (1911)

Source: Obituary. The Times Tuesday, Aug 08, 1911; Issue 39658; pg. 11 — Mr. G. E. Cokayne.

369550Obituary: Mr. George Edward Cokayne, Clarenceux King-of-Arms1911

Mr. G. E. Cokayne.

The death took place at his residence, Exeter House, Roehampton, S.W., on Sundary, of Mr. George Edward Cokayne, Clarenceux King-of-Arms.

Mr. Cokayne, who was in his 87th year, was the fourth son of Dr. William Adams, of Bloomsbury, and the Hon. Mary Ann Cockayne, niece and co-heiress of Borlase, sixth Viscount Cullen. He assumed the name and arms of Cokayne by Royal licence in 1873, in compliance with the will of his mother. Educated at Exeter College, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1848, he was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1853. He had been associated with the Heralds College for 52 years, having held the offices of Rouge Dragon Pursuivant-of-Arms from 1859 to 1870; Lancaster Herald from 1870 to 1882; Norroy King-of-Arms from 1882 to 1894, and Clarenceux King-of-Arms from 1904 to the time of his death. Mr. Cokayne compiled "G. E. C.'s Complete Peerage," one of the standard works of its kind in this country.

The funeral will take place at Putney Vale Cemetery at noon to-morrow, the first part of the service being held at Roehampton Parish Church at half past 11.

This work was published before January 1, 1929, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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