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COOK, JAMES (d. 1611), divine, was a native of Chale in the Isle of Wight, and received his education at Winchester school, whence he was elected to New College, Oxford, of which he became perpetual fellow Jan. 1592–3. On 29 Oct. 1597 he was admitted B.C.L. at Oxford, and he was incorporated in that degree at Cambridge in 1607. He was created D.C.L. at Oxford on 16 April 1608, about which time he was rector of Houghton in Hampshire, and chaplain to Bilson, bishop of Winchester. It is said that he was also archdeacon of Winton, but this statement is probably erroneous. He died in 1611.

He was author of:

  1. ‘Juridica trium Quæstionum ad Majestatem pertinentium Determinatio, in quarum prima et ultima Processus judicialis contra H. Garnettum institutus ex Jure Civili et Canonico defenditur, &c.,’ Oxford, 1608, 4to; dedicated to Bishop Bilson.
  2. Poemata varia.

[Cooper's Athenæ Cantab. iii. 39; Walcott's Wykeham, 409; Witte's Diarium Biographicum; Wood's Athenæ Oxon. (Bliss), ii. 95; Wood's Fasti Oxon. (Bliss), i. 275, 326.]

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