Facts and Events
||Canterbury, Kent, England
||aft 20 Jul 1603
||Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlandsto Francis Cooke
||10 Jul 1623
||Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesaboard the Anne
||bet 8 Jun 1666 and 18 Dec 1675
||Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
| The Anne and The Little James (1623)
|The Anne and the Little James left England together, and arrived a week or so apart in Plymouth. Most of the passengers were probably on the Anne, as the Little James was smaller and carried mostly cargo.
|Sailed: ||May(?) 1623 from an unspecified port in England under William Peirce (Master Anne), Emanuel Althan (Captain Little James), and John Bridges (Master Little James).
|Arrived: ||10 July 1623 (the Anne) and about 10 days later (the Little James) at Plymouth, Massachusetts
|Previous Vessel: || Weston's ships (Swan, Charity, Sparrow) (1622)
|Next Vessel: ||Jonathan (1623)
- ↑ Francis Cooke, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).
citing Plymouth Colony Deeds 3:73
- Roser, Susan E. Mayflower Increasings for Three Generations. (Baltimore [Maryland]: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1989).
- ↑ Underhill, Lora Altine Woodbury. Descendants of Edward Small of New England: and the Allied Families with Tracings of English (Revised Edition). (Cambridge, Mass.: The Riverside Press, 1934), 1:443-460.
- Harrison, Walter James, "New Light on Francis Cooke,et al ", in Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant, 27:145, Oct 1925.
- 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), 1:445-6.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Francis Cooke, in General Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass. December 1620. (New England - United States: General Society of Mayflower Descendants., Various), 12:1-28, 1996.
Francis [Cooke] married (intention in Leyden, Holland 30 June 1603) to Hester Mahieu. Hester was born, probably in Canterbury, England, between 1582 [assuming her last child was born about 1626 and that she was then no older than 44], and 1588 [assuming she was at least 15 year of age at marriage], died in Plymouth after 8 June 1666, but before 18 December 1675; probably the daughter of Jacques and Jenne/Jeanne(--) Mahieu, Walloon refugees from the area around Lille [now in France]. If 19 at marriage and 42 at the birth of her last known child about late 1626, then Hester was born about 1584 and thus was about two years younger than her husband. As Hester was about 82 in 1666, it seems likely she died closer to 1666 than to 1675.
Probably the daughter of Jacques and Jenne Mahieu. She was admintted to the Walloon church in Leydon June 1, 1603. At her betrothal, she is described as an unmarried young woman from Canterbury. She was accompanied by her mother and sister, both named Jenne.
- ↑ Griffin, Paula Porter, and Thomas Stephen Neel. The Ancestors of Daniel White, 1777-1836, and his wife, Sarah Ford, 1778-1847, and Their Descendants. (Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, 1979), 130, 131.
Hester Mahieu - Her Descendants are entitled through her to membership in the Huguenot Society. Came to America in July 1623 on the "Anne." Hester was known as "Hester the Walloon." Francis Cookes' wife Hester Mahieu was the daughter of Jaques and Jenne Mahieu, French Walloon refuges that had fled to Canterbury, England where Hester was born about 1584. When in Leyden, Holland, from 1603 until the arrival of the Pilgrims, Francis and Hester were members of the French Walloon church. However, in 1606 Francis and his wife left for a trip to Norwich, and they returned in 1607 to have their son baptized in the Church, and in 1608 they rejoined communion with the Walloon Church in Leyden. Sometime between 1611 and 1618, the Cookes switched and began communion with the Pilgrims' Separatist church in Leyden.
- The Pilgrims and other English documents in Leiden records: Some new Pilgrim documents, in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 143:195-199, 1989.
The records of her sisters’ betrothals indicate the family was from Lille.
- Shaw, Hubert Kinney, and Massachusetts) Society of Mayflower Descendants (Boston. Families of the Pilgrims. (Boston, Massachusetts: The Society, 1956, c1956), 1956.
Hester is referred to as Walloon in Plymouth papers. Her family likely fled Belgium after the massacres in 1574 and ended up in Canterbury as part of the Walloon population there. They were part of the Walloon congregation in Leiden as well.