Person:Henry Cooke (1)

Henry Cooke
m. abt 1603
  1. Henry CookeABT 1615 -
m. Jun 1639
  1. Isaac Cooke1640 - 1689
  2. Samuel Cook1641 - 1702/03
  3. Judith Cooke1643 -
  4. Rachel Cooke1645 - 1740
  5. John Cooke1647 - 1695
  6. Mary Cooke1650 - 1732
  7. Martha Cooke1650 - 1667
  8. Henry Cook1652 - 1705
  9. Elizabeth Cooke1654 - 1654
  10. Hannah Cooke1658 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3][4][5] Henry Cooke
Alt Name[6][8] Henry Cook
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1615 Kent, North Clay, England
Christening[9] 01 JUN 1615 Burford Parish, Shropshire, England
Occupation? Butcher
Residence? 1639 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Marriage Jun 1639 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Judith Birdsall
Burial? 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

  1. Pope, Charles Henry. Pioneers of Massachusetts (1620-1650): A Descriptive List, Drawn from Records of the Colonies, Towns and Churches. (Boston: The Author, 1900).
  2. 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.

  3. Donald Lines Jacobus. Families of Ancient New Haven.
  4. 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

  5. First Families of America, birth date.
  6. 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"

  7.   Vital Records of Salem Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, Second Publisher:, Second Address: Coram, N.Y., Volumes: 6, vol. 5, page 175.
  8. "20 Generations of Ancestors of the Children of Clarence Edward Prentice and Addie Carolyn Redfield.".
  9. Essex Genealogist, vol. 3 (Nov 1983), p. 205 (query).