1558 to 1603, Elizabethan England – and our ancestors.



The Elizabethan era is the epoch in English history marked by the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558–1603). Historians often depict it as the golden age in English history.


This “golden age” was the English Renaissance and saw the flowering of poetry, music and literature. The era is most famous for theatre, as William Shakespeare and many others composed plays that broke free of England’s past style of theatre.


It was also an age of exploration and expansion abroad, while back at home, the Protestant Reformation became more acceptable to the people, most certainly after the Spanish Armada was repulsed.  It was also the end of the period when England was a separate realm before its royal union with Scotland.


These are our recorded ancestors during Elizabethan England –


  • 1558 – John Coxon, Defendant, Court of Star Chamber, Forgery of demise in Hertfordshire.
  • 1558 – Awgustyn Coxson baptism , St. Benet, Fink, London
  • 1558 – Johan. Coxson baptism , Rotherham, York
  • 1558 – Broughton v Nicholas Coxsone alias Coxen, Court of Chancery.
  • 1561 – Lawrence Coxon, Baptism,Christ Church, Greyfriars, London
  • 1562 – Robertus Cockson, Baptism, Houghton-in-the-Hole, Norfolk
  • 1564 – Dorothea Coxen, Baptism, Handsworth St Mary, Staffordshire
  • 1568 – Thomas Cockson married Ann Patricke, Doncaster, Yorkshire
  • 1576 – John Cockson, Baptised Wadworth, Yorkshire
  • 1572 – Margeria Coxson married Willelmus Croft, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
  • 1579 – Martha Coxon, Baptism, Washington, Durham
  • 1580 – Jane Cockson, Died Wadworth, Yorkshire
  • 1585 – last will of Nycholas Cocksonn, parish of Pitting-ton, England 
  • 1585 – Last will of John Coxon, Died Wainfleet (or Winthorpe), Lincolnshire 
  • 1588 – Anna Coxson married Thomas Shirle, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
  • 1589 – Thomas ye son of Briane Cockson, Baptised Pontefract, Yorkshire
  • 1596 – Edward Snawsell married Barbara Cockson, Snath, Snaith, Yorkshire
  • 1598 – John Coxen referred to in Robert Heyricke family papers at Oxford University 


The Elizabethan age ended in 1603 and was the beginning of the Stuart Kings.

Comments are closed