- Born: 1460, England
- Marriage: GOLDING, Joane 1490, England
- Died: 1520, Gestingthorpe, Essex, England, at age 60
He died in the latter part of 1520 at Gestingthorpe, co. Essex. In the floor of Gestingthorpe church may still be seen the stone slab originally placed over his grave. In this stone slab is a matrix about 2 feet long, showing the outline of two figures lying facing each other. The original brass effigies of John Coo and his wife, with their inscriptions, were torn out and destroyed during the Puritan Cromwell's time (1643) when thousands of such mutilations were perpetrated with the idea of destroying all evidences of ancient Catholic superstitions. (Bartlett, p. 27).
This John Coo was a prosperous farmer on an extensive scale, holding estates in county Essex. The custom of giving the same name 'John' to 2 sons in a family was very prevalent in England up through the 16th century. One was named after St. John the Evangelist, the other after St. John the Baptist. This John Coo was the last member of our line who was a Catholic.
John married Joane GOLDING, daughter of Thomas GOLDING and Agnes LETTON, in 1490 in England. (Joane GOLDING was born about 1460.)