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Francis Cooke

Male Aft 1582 - 1663  (< 80 years)


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  • Name Francis Cooke  [1
    Born Aft Aug 1582  [2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Aft 1582  [3
    Alternate birth Abt 1583  [4, 5
    Alternate birth Aft Aug 1583  [6, 7
    Died 7 Apr 1663  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Buried Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I1523  Nielsen Hayden genealogy
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2016 

    Family Hester Mahieu,   b. Between 1582 and 1588, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 8 Jun 1666, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married 20 Jul 1603  Leiden, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Children 
    +1. Mary Cooke,   b. Between 22 Mar 1626 and 21 Mar 1627, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1714, Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2017 10:44:05 
    Family ID F1329  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Emigrated 1620 on the Mayflower. Signer of the Mayflower Compact.

      His marriage intention records him as a "woolcomber".

      Ancestor of FDR.

      From Wikipedia:

      "He is first noted in historical records on April 25, 1603 in Leiden, Holland as a witness at Raphael Roelandt's betrothal. For purposes unknown, Francis Cooke resided in Leiden for about six years before the arrival of the congregation of English Separatist pastor John Robinson in 1609.

      "Francis Cooke was betrothed to Hester Mahieu at the French Walloon Church (Vrouwekerk) in Leiden on June 30, 1603, with she joining the church one month prior to her betrothal. Her family were Protestant (Walloon) refugees from Lille, France to England. She was probably born in the late 1580s with her family coming to Leiden about 1590. Mary Mahieu, a possible sister of Hester, married Jan de Lannoy in Leiden and their child Philip de Lannoy had Francis Cooke as a witness to his baptism in the Vrouwekerk on November 6, 1603. Cooke's nephew Philip 'Delanoy' would later join the Separatist Church in England and arrived in Plymouth in November 1621 on the ship Fortune."

      He held various offices, all well-documented in easily-located sources. In 1651 William Bradford wrote "Francis Cooke is still living, a very olde man, and hath seen his children's children have children; after his wife came over, (with other of his children,) he hath 3 still living by her, all married, and have 5 children; so their increase is 8. And his sone John, which came over with him, is maried, and hath 4 children living."

  • Sources 
    1. [S584] History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, by George Walter Chamberlain. Weymouth, MA: Weymouth Historical Society, 1923.

    2. [S636] Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Twelve, Francis Cooke of the Mayflower, by Ralph V. Wood, Jr. Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1996; revised edition, 1999.

    3. [S759] The Pilgrim Migration: Emigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004., "In or shortly after 1583".

    4. [S160] Wikipedia.

    5. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-6, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    6. [S1139] Ancestral Lines, Third Edition: 206 Families in England, Wales, the Netherlands, Germany, New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California: 1998.

    7. [S604] Mayflower Increasings, by Susan E. Roser. 2nd edition, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1995.

    8. [S759] The Pilgrim Migration: Emigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004.

    9. [S603] Walter James Harrison, "New Light on Francis Cooke, His Wife Hester Mahieu, and Their Son John." The Mayflower Descendant 27:145, Oct 1925.

    10. [S636] Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Twelve, Francis Cooke of the Mayflower, by Ralph V. Wood, Jr. Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1996; revised edition, 1999., no date.

    11. [S1139] Ancestral Lines, Third Edition: 206 Families in England, Wales, the Netherlands, Germany, New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California: 1998., "after 20 July 1603".