Cooke (or Coke), George, Dd
Cooke (or Coke), George, D.D.
an English prelate of the 17th century, brother to sir John Cooke, secretary of state, was born at Trusley, Derbyshire, of an ancient and honorable family. He was educated at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, beneficed at Bigrave, Hertfordshire, made bishop successively of Bristol (1633) and Hereford (1636), and died in 1650. Bishop Cooke was a meek, grave, and quiet man, much beloved of such as were subjected to him, and was in the same condemnation with the rest of his brethren for subscribing the protest in parliament in preservation of their privileges. The times broke the body of his estate so that he had to be relieved by his rich relatives. See Fuller, Worthies of England (ed. Nuttall), 1:371.