George Edward Cokayne
Cokayne studied law and was a barrister with a Master of Arts degree . He married Mary Dorothea Gibbs in 1856, daughter of George Henry Gibbs and Caroline Crawley. His heraldry career began in 1859 with a position as Rouge Dragon Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary (i.e., as a junior clerk in the Office of Arms). In 1870 he was promoted to the Lancaster Herald of Arms in Ordinary , in 1882 to the Norroy King of Arms , the lowest ranking of the three English Kings of Arms . In 1894, he was promoted to Clarenceux King of Arms , the second highest of the English Kings of Arms. He died as incumbent in 1911.
George Edward Cokayne is the author of The Complete Peerage , the first edition of which appeared between 1887 and 1898.
|SURNAME||Cokayne, George Edward|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||British heraldist and genealogist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 29, 1825|
|DATE OF DEATH||August 6, 1911|