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Esther Tomson

Female 1652 - Bef 1706  (< 54 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Esther Tomson was born on 28 Jul 1652 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of John Tomson and Mary Cooke); died before 12 Sep 1706 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Or Hester.

    Esther married William Reed about 1675 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts. William (son of William Reed and Avis Chepman) was born on 15 Dec 1639 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died before 12 Sep 1706 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Mercy Reed was born about 1676 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 4 Feb 1738 in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Tomson was born about 1616; died on 16 Jun 1696 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Between 17 Jun 1616 and 16 Jun 1617, England

    Notes:

    Or Tompson.

    "John was fined for incontinency with wife before marriage, which indicates their first child [Adam, b. bef. Sep 1646] was born too soon after marriage." [Mayflower Increasings]

    His epitaph reads: "Death is a debt to nature due / Which I have paid and so must you."

    John Tomson (1616-1696) = Mary Cooke (1625-1714)
    John Tomson = Mary Tinkham
    Shubael Tomson = Susanna Parlowe
    John Tomson = Lydia Wood
    Lydia Tomson = Thomas Gifford
    Huldah Gifford = Abraham Finney
    Uri Finney = Mary Graves
    Eli Barnum Finney = Ellen Coughlin
    Albert H. Finney = Elnora Brass
    Ruth Edna "Betty" Finney = Carl Arie Korthof
    Audree Neva Korthof (1917-1997) = Murray Gage Wilson (1917-1973)
    their sons:
    Brian Douglas Wilson (1942- )
    Dennis Carl Wilson (1944-1983)
    Carl Dean Wilson (1946-1998)

    John married Mary Cooke on 26 Dec 1645 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of Francis Cooke and Hester Mahieu) was born about 1626 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 21 Mar 1715 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Mary Cooke was born about 1626 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts (daughter of Francis Cooke and Hester Mahieu); died on 21 Mar 1715 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Between Mar 1624 and 22 May 1627, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1625, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
    • Alternate birth: Between 22 Mar 1626 and 21 Mar 1627, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
    • Alternate death: 21 Mar 1714, Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Children:
    1. Mary Tomson was born about 1651 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died after 15 Jun 1723.
    2. 1. Esther Tomson was born on 28 Jul 1652 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died before 12 Sep 1706 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
    3. Thomas Thomson was born on 19 Oct 1664 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 26 Oct 1742 in Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried in Thompson St. Cemetery, Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 6.  Francis Cooke was born about 1583; died on 7 Apr 1663 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Aft Aug 1582
    • Alternate birth: Aft 1582
    • Alternate birth: Aft Aug 1583

    Notes:

    Emigrated 1620 on the Mayflower, along with his son John. Signer of the Mayflower Compact.

    His marriage intention records him as a "woolcomber" and a bachelor from England. But Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs ("Leiden Records," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 143:195, 1989) argues that just as that same record calls his wife "from Canterbury" when she was certainly a member of an extensive French family, there is no reason to automatically assume that Francis Cooke was English at all. Certainly Leiden records refer to him by a variety of French and Low Countries versions of his name -- Franchoys Cooke, Fran├žois Coek, Franchoijs Couck.

    Ancestor of FDR, as was his nephew by marriage, Philippe Delano, who arrived at Plymouth in 1621.

    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."

    Francis Cooke = Hester Mahieu
    Jane Cooke = Experience Mitchell
    Elizabeth Mitchell = John Washburn
    Joseph Washburn = Hannah Latham
    Rebecca Washburn = David Johnson
    Rebecca Johnson = Ezra Edson
    Ezra Edson = Asenath Perkins
    Ophir Edson = Soviah Williams
    Cyrus Edson = Martha Davidson Nelson
    John Tracey Nelson = Winona de Clyver Charlier
    Constance de Clyver Edson = Charles Louis Seeger
    Pete Seeger (1919-2014)

    Francis married Hester Mahieu on 30 Jul 1603 in Leiden, Netherlands. Hester (daughter of (Unknown) Mahieu and Jeanne) was born between 1582 and 1588 in Canterbury, Kent, England; died after 8 Jun 1666 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 7.  Hester Mahieu was born between 1582 and 1588 in Canterbury, Kent, England (daughter of (Unknown) Mahieu and Jeanne); died after 8 Jun 1666 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1584

    Notes:

    Or Esther.

    The record of her marriage intention in Leiden describes her as an unmarried young woman from Canterbury in England, but while that may have been her most recent residence, all other evidence points to her having been part of a largely French family.

    "In his attempt to justify the structure and practice of the Plymouth church to an English audience, Edward Winslow included among his examples 'the wife of Francis Cooke being a Walloon, [who] holds communion with the Church at Plymiuth, as she came from the French, to this day, by virtue of communion of churches'." [The Great Migration Begins]

    Children:
    1. John Cooke was born about 1607; died on 23 Nov 1695 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.
    2. 3. Mary Cooke was born about 1626 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 21 Mar 1715 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 14.  (Unknown) Mahieu was born in in of Lille, Flanders.

    (Unknown) married Jeanne. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 15.  Jeanne
    Children:
    1. Marie Mahieu was born about 1577 in Lille, Flanders.
    2. 7. Hester Mahieu was born between 1582 and 1588 in Canterbury, Kent, England; died after 8 Jun 1666 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.