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William Cole

Male - 1634


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  • Name William Cole  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1633 and 1634  [2
    Person ID I1744  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of PNH
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2019 

    Family Jane,   b. of Heston, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Robert Cole,   b. 1628, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 2 Apr 1662, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years)
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F1500  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "The Coles were far from poor. Indeed, according to the standards of the day, Robert, at least, came from a prosperous family. His father, William Cole, was a yeoman, meaning that he was a farmer with modest land holdings. The competent English prose of Robert's will indicates that his family had the means to provide him with some formal education. There are also extant tax records that show that his widowed mother, Joan Cole, ranked within the top third of the economic pyramid in Heston. Additionally, Robert Cole had the resources necessary to transport his family and two servants to Maryland and then to purchase a three hundred acre farm when he got there." [Rory T. Conley, citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S3404] Rory T. Conley, "Robert Cole's Religion: The Religious Practice of Maryland's First Catholics." Chronicles of St. Mary's: Quarterly Magazine of the St. Mary's County Historical Society, Winter 2010.

    2. [S248] Robert Cole's World: Agriculture & Society in Early Maryland, by Lois Green Carr, Russell B. Menard, and Lorena S. Walsh. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1991.