Cooke, Henry, Dd, Lld
Cooke, Henry, D.D., LL.D.
an Irish Presbyterian divine, was born at Grillagh, County Londonderry, in 1788. He studied at Glasgow University, and settled in 1808 at Dunean, County Antrim, and in 1811 at Donegon, in the same county. In 1817 he attended the medical classes in Trinity College, Dublin, and in 1818 removed as pastor to Killyleagh, County Down, where he engaged in a controversy with a Unitarian minister. In 1824 he was chosen moderator of the synod of Ulster, and three years later carried on a discussion on Arianism with Henry Montgomery. In 1829 he became pastor at Belfast, a position which he retained until his death, December 13, 1868. During this period he was engaged in politico-ecclesiastic discussions, was three times moderator of the General Assembly, and at the close was professor of sacred, rhetoric, in the New Presbyterian College of Belfast. Some of his polemical writings have been published. His Life was written by J.L. Porter (London, 1871; Belfast, 1875).