Mary Wilkin

(2 February 1730/31 - before 1 October 1808)
     Mary Wilkin was christened on 2 February 1730/31 in Hessett, Suffolk. She was the daughter of Richard Wilkin and Elizabeth Tarney.
     Mary Wilkin married Michael Cocksedge, son of John Cocksedge and Margaret Bird, on 5 January 1753 in Hessett, Suffolk. Married by licence.
     Mary died before 1 October 1808 in Hessett. She was buried on 1 October 1808 in Hessett. Mary, the wife of Michael Cocksedge, (late Mary Willkin, spinster) aged 80 years was buried Oct 1 1808.

Children of Mary Wilkin and Michael Cocksedge

Benjamin Cocksedge

(24 March 1769 - before 19 August 1857)
     Benjamin Cocksedge was christened on 24 March 1769 in Hessett, Suffolk. He was the son of Michael Cocksedge and Mary Wilkin.
     Benjamin Cocksedge married Bridget Mills on 17 January 1790 in Hessett. Benjamin Cocksedge of this parish, single man & Bridget Mills of this parish, single woman, were married in this church by banns this seventeenth day of June 1790. In the presence of Jacob Presland, John Fulcher.
     Benjamin was a defendant in a court case in 1791 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Benjamin Cocksedge to appear and answer to a charge to be exhibited against him by James Sipsey. Discharged..
     Benjamin Cocksedge was assessed under the Tithe Commutation Act of 1836 on 29 November 1837 in Hessett, Suffolk. James Last & Benjamin Cocksedge were occupiers of land owned by Rebecca Steggall.
     Benjamin Cocksedge and William Bland appeared on the 1841 census in Hessett. Benjamin Cocksedge aged 70 carpenter, Wm Bland 30 ag lab, Elizabeth 30, Susannah 13, Abraham 9, Sarah Ann 6. All born in the county. Benjamin Cocksedge was a lodger in the 1851 census in Hessett..
     Benjamin died before 19 August 1857 in Hessett, Suffolk. He was buried on 19 August 1857 in Hessett.

Children of Benjamin Cocksedge and Bridget Mills

Bridget Mills

(before February 1764 - before 24 February 1839)
     Bridget Mills was born before February 1764 in Suffolk. She was described as "of this parish" at her marriage. Her age at death was given as 75. A Bridget Mills was baptised 19 Nov 1753 at Boxted, Suffolk, daughter of Daniel & Bridget Mills. Another was baptised 10 Dec 1779 at the Independent church, Long Melford, daughter of Daniel & Sarah, and another on 21 Jul 1776 at Harleston, daughter of William & Ann, also Biddy, daughter of Thomas & Mary on 30 Jul 1769 at Woolpit. A TThomas Mills married Mary Warde at Drinkstone on 13 Aug 1765.
     Bridget Mills married Benjamin Cocksedge, son of Michael Cocksedge and Mary Wilkin, on 17 January 1790 in Hessett. Benjamin Cocksedge of this parish, single man & Bridget Mills of this parish, single woman, were married in this church by banns this seventeenth day of June 1790. In the presence of Jacob Presland, John Fulcher.
     Bridget died before 24 February 1839 in Hessett, Suffolk. She was buried on 24 February 1839 in Hessett.

Children of Bridget Mills and Benjamin Cocksedge