NameRev Dr William Cooke D.D. [56, His own article], 5G Grandfather
Birth15 Oct 1711, St James's, Westminster
Death20 Oct 1797, Bath
General1743: Headmaster of Eton, 1772: Provost of King's College, Cambridge. 1773: Vice-chancellor, 1780: Dean of Ely.
Education1718: Harrow, 1721: Eton, 1731: King's Coll Scholar, 1734: fellow, 1735: BA, 1765: DD.
Marriage28 Jan 1745, St Martin in the Fields, Westminster, London [56, His article], [21, Their marriage, 28 Jan 1745, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London]
ChildrenWilliam (ca1749-1824)
 Edward (1755-1820)
 Catherine (-ca1824)
 Frances (-1835)
Notes for Rev Dr William Cooke D.D.
Curiously FHS Film 1042307 in LDS Vital records, edn 2, records a birth on 3rd Jul 1711 of William Cook, son of Thomas and Mary Cook and christened on 8 Jul 1711 at St James' Westminster.

See Thomas Harwood’s “Alumni Etonienses”, pp. 50 and 320:

“William Cooke, Mar 25 1772, Geo III. 12. The present learned Provost of King’s College was admitted a Scholar in 1730, was A.B. 1734, A.M. 1738, S.T.P. 1766. On the 20th May 1743, he was elected head Master of Eton School, which office he did not hold two years. He was Chaplain to the Earl of Halifax, and in 1743, preferred by Mrs Edwin to the rectory of Denham, in Bucks. In 1745, he was presented by Eton College to the living of Stourminster Marshall, in Dorsetshire. In 1750, he published a Visitation Sermon preached at Beaconsfield. In 1747 was Fellow of Eton College and in 1780, published Concio ad Clerum. He is now Dean of Ely, Rector of Denham, in Bucks, and of Stoke Newington in Middlesex.”

I wonder if this was his burial:

name: William Cooke
gender: Male
burial date: 28 Oct 1797
burial place: Denham, Buckingham, England
indexing project (batch) number: I01113-3
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1042778
Notes for William & Catherine (Family)
Their marriage on FamilySearch:

groom's name: William Cooke
bride's name: Catharine Sleech
marriage date: 28 Jan 1745
marriage place: Saint Martin In The Fields,Westminster,London,England
indexing project (batch) number: M00145-7
system origin: England-ODM
source film number: 561155
Last Modified 28 Apr 2017Created 25 May 2017 by Tim Powys-Lybbe