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Families covered: Cordell of Long Melford
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First displayed: 03.09.06Last updated: 04.04.13
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John Cordell or Cordall of Long Melford (bur 07.01.1563)
Thanks to a contributor (CV, 16.10.12) for advising us that Oxford DNB reports that the following Sir William (b 1522) "was the eldest son of John Cordell, originally from Edmonton" and for drawing our attention to 'Savage Fortune' which reports (here) that "The Cordell family are said to have come from Enfield (although some sources say Edmonton)". This raises the possibility that Sir William, son of John and Master of the Rolls for Queen Elizabeth, might have been the same person as the William shown in the lower section as son of John and "Master Cooke" for Queen Elizabeth. It is very tempting to presume that they were indeed the same person (which implies that a contributor to Visitation (London, 1568) might have misunderstood the role of the Master of the Rolls!) but, for the moment at least, we hold back from doing so in the hope that a contributor who has investigated this matter will share his/her findings with us.
m. Emme Webb (d by 1544, dau of Henry Webb of Kimbolton)
1. Sir William Cordell (b 1522, bur 19.06.1581, Master of the Rolls, Speaker of the House of Commons)
  m. Mary Clopton (d 1585, dau of Richard Clopton of Melford and Groton)
  A.+ issue - Thomas (bpt 23.08.1564?, bur 12.02.1567), Anne (dvsp?), Marty (dvpsp?)
2. Edward Cordell (bur 30.10.1586, 4th son)
  m. Elizabeth Harrison
3. Thomasine Cordell
  m. Gilbert Gager of Gage
4. Jane Cordell or Cordall (d 04.01.1603)
  m. Richard Alington of Horseheath (d before 03.02.1561)
5.+ other issue - Francis, John (dsp)



Thomas Cordell of Enfield, Middlesex
1. John Cordell of Enfield
  A. William Cordell of Fulham ("Master Cooke to Queene Elizabeth")
2. Robert Cordell
  The above comes from Visitation (London, 1568, Cordell) which shows that Robert was father of Thomas of London (mercer). We SPECULATE that this was the following Thomas who is the first mentioned by Visitation (London, 1634-5, Cordell) which takes the line down to Robert, eldest son of John & Sarah Banckworth.
  A. Thomas Cordell of London (mercer)
  m. Margaret
i. Sir John Cordell of London (d 05.03.1648/9, alderman) the first mentioned by TCP
  m. Sarah Bankworth (dau of Robert Bankworth (or Barrow) of London)
  a. Sir Robert Cordell of Long Melford, Sheriff of Suffolk, 1st Bart of Melford (bur 03.01.1679/80) the first mentioned by BEB1841
  m. (by 1643) Margaret Wright (bur 24.03.1680/1, dau of Sir Edmund Wright of Swakeleys, Lord Mayor of London)
  (1) Sir John Cordell, 2nd Bart of Melford (b 10.11.1646, bur 09.09.1690)
  m. (by 1674) Elizabeth Waldegrave (bur 26.04.1709, dau of Thomas Waldegrave of Smallbridge)
  (A) Sir John Cordell, 3rd Bart of Melford (bpt 11.11.1677, dsp 08.05.1704)
  m. (24.12.1701) Eleanor Styles (d 04.1705, dau of Joseph Haskin Styles of London by Sarah, dau of Sir John Eyles of South Broom Hall)
  (B) Elizabeth Cordell
  m. Thomas King (son of Robert)
  (C) Margaret Cordell (bpt 08.02.1675)
  m. (07.1710) Sir Charles Firebrace of Stoke Golding, 2nd Bart (b 05.06.1680, d 02.08.1727)
  (2) Margaret Cordell probably of this generation
  m. John Barnardiston (bpt 11.06.1658, dsp)
  (3) Sarah Cordell probably of this generation
  m. Sir William Spring, 2nd Bart of Packenham (d c1684)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (Suffolk, 1561, Cordell of Long Melford) with some support from Visitation (Norfolk, 1563, Cordall)
(2) For lower section : TCB (vol iii, Cordell of Melford), BEB1841 (Cordell of Long Melford)
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