Rev James COK
(-Est 1635)


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Rev James COK 1

  • Born: Of, Rimmaclet, Sanday, Orkney 2
  • Marriage: Jean SINCLAIR
  • Died: Est 1635, Sanday, Orkney 2

bullet  Notes:

James was appointed to Lady Kirk in Sanday in 1585, and resided at Rimmaclet, the home of the Cok family in Sanday. He married Jean Sinclair, and had five children. His son Thomas was educated at the University of Edinburgh, and was also a Minister, at Cross and Burness in Sanday, and after the death of his father at Lady Kirk: he married twice, first to Janet Scollay and had four children, and then to Janet Andrews. James' other sons were Oliver; Edward (qv); and James who married Elizabeth Smyth, the widow of Robert Elphinstone, and was appointed to the Committee which was responsible for keeping law and order during the Interregnum. Their only known daughter Margaret married Harie Scollay, brother of Thomas' wife Janet.

Additional source:
Hossack, BH (1900) Kirkwall in the Orkneys. William Peace and Son, Kirkwall


James married Jean SINCLAIR. (Jean SINCLAIR died After 1627, Of in Sanday, Orkney 3.)



1 Biography, Scott, H. (1928) Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae, The Succession of Ministers in the Church of Scotland from the Reformation. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh.

2 Biography, Smith J (1907) The Church in Orkney. Kirkwall: WR Mackintosh, p250

3 Hugh Marwick, Some Notes on an Old Orkney Family - The Scollays, Orkney Herald, 4 March 1952, 11, 18:, p32.

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