m. abt 1603
- Henry CookeABT 1615 -
Facts and Events
||Kent, North Clay, England
||01 JUN 1615
||Burford Parish, Shropshire, England
||Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
||Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Judith Birdsall
||Salem, Essex, Ma
Proprietor here this year (10 DEC 1649 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts)
"Mortg. house and land" to Henry Cooke (16 FEB 1655 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts)
Purchased five acres from his brother-in-law Nathan Cooke
Mortgage of land to H. Cooke: Essex Land Records 1:7
Purchase of land from N. Cooke: Essex Land Records 1:26
His will "Admin. 26 (4) 1662."
A John, TALBIE or TALBY, son of John of Salem, was apprenticed t o a Henry Cooke on "29 (11) 1655." This John's mother, Dorothy , was executed in 1639 for the murder of a child named Difficult , and had appeared in court in 1637 for "violent actions toward " his father. The date and place seems to make this person ou r Henry.
Inventory of his estate, taken, 14 January 1661/2 showed a deb t of 2 lbs. 10s owed to Ezekial Wathen.
On 10 December, 1649, he mortgaged his shop, house and one acr e of land to his father-in-law, Henry Birdsall. And on 16 Feb 1 654/5, he purchased five acres of land in Salem from his brother -in-law, Nathan Cooke.
I have found several reports on the web that Henry was the chil d of Edmund and Elizabeth (Nichols) Cooke, but have as yet been unable to find any corroborating evidence
- ↑ Pope, Charles Henry. Pioneers of Massachusetts (1620-1650): A Descriptive List, Drawn from Records of the Colonies, Towns and Churches. (Boston: The Author, 1900).
- ↑ Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).
? Questioned: The names Henry Cook(e), Edmund Cook(e), and Elizabeth Nichols do not appear in the Great Migration Begins books. Henry Cooke also does not appear as a profile in The Great Migration 1634-1635.
- ↑ Donald Lines Jacobus. Families of Ancient New Haven.
- ↑ The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society).
Descendants of George and Margery Wathen of Salem, Massachusetts, July 2000, p. 325-352
- ↑ First Families of America, birth date.
- ↑ Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 1:446.
[COOK] "HENRY, Salem 1638, m. June 1639, Judith Burdsall, d. 25 Dec. 1661, when his inv. is produc. and his ch. nam. with their ages, Isaac, 22; Samuel, 20; John, 14; Judith, 18; Rachel, 16; Mary, and Martha, 12; Henry, 8; and Hannah, 4"
- Vital Records of Salem Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, Second Publisher: GenealogyCDs.com, Second Address: Coram, N.Y., Volumes: 6, vol. 5, page 175.
- ↑ "20 Generations of Ancestors of the Children of Clarence Edward Prentice and Addie Carolyn Redfield.".
- ↑ Essex Genealogist, vol. 3 (Nov 1983), p. 205 (query).