Hook Genealogy


Hooke Family In Ireland

One Thomas Hooke followed Cromwell to Ireland and was awarded some confiscated estates. He later became a merchant and Alderman of Dublin. He was one of the Executors of the will of Samuel Mather (an uncle of Cotton Mather) who died in Dublin in 1671. He had a son, John Hooke, whose descendants became famous writers and preachers and expounders of the Catholic faith. Probably another son was Peter Hook who went from Dublin to London at the age of twenty-eight and on April 18, 1674, obtained a license to marry Dorothy Sergeant. John Hooke was a merchant in Drogheda and had two sons as follows

(1) John Hooke, b. 1655; d. 1712; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Major General Lambert. Educated at Kilkenny and entered as pensioner at Trinity College, Dublin, under tuition of Richard Acton of Drogheda. Of issue was Nathaniel Hooke, who wrote a history of Rome. Nathaniel d. 1763, leaving two sons

(1) Thomas Hooke, who d. 1791. He had been Rector of Birkby and Vicar of Leek

(2) Luke Joseph Hooke, b. in Dublin, 1716; d. 1796. He was a Catholic Divine and a writer of note.

(2) Nathaniel Hooke, b. 1664; d. 1738; m. Susan Eleanor McCarthy Reagh. He was a Jacobite; Puritan at first, but later became a loyal servant to James II of England and turned Roman Catholic. NOTE- For more information regarding the members of this family, see the Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. 27, by Sidney Lee and Leslie Stephen (1890).



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