Person:Jane Cooke (4)

m. aft 20 Jul 1603
  1. Jane Cookeabt 1604-1609 - bef 1640
  2. John Cookebet 1607 - 1695
  3. Child CookBEF 1608 - 1608
  4. Elizabeth Cooke1611 - BET 1623-1637
  5. Jacob CookeAbt 1618 - bef 1675
  6. Hester Cookebef 1621 - 1669
  7. Mary Cookeabt 1627 - 1714/15
m. aft 22 May 1627
  1. Elizabeth Mitchellabt 1629 - bef 1684
  2. Thomas Mitchellest 1631 - bef 1687
  3. Mary Mitchell1634 - 1679
Facts and Events
Name Jane Cooke
Alt Name Jane Cook
Gender Female
Birth[1] abt 1604-1609 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Immigration[1] 10 Jul 1623 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesaboard the Anne
Marriage aft 22 May 1627 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United StatesNot yet married at division of land in Plymouth on 22 May 1627.
to Experience Mitchell
Death[1] bef 1640 Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States


References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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), 12:29-37.

    Given her parents marriage in 1603, and her siblings births in 1606, 1608 and 1611, Jane was either born in 1604, and aged 23 at marriage, or about 1609 and about 17. Most of her siblings were over 20 at marriage, so the former is more likely. There is no difinitive marriage record, however, their daughter Elizabeth was married in 1645. If she were only 17, she still would have been born in 1628. Since Jane and Experience were not yet married at the 22 May 1627 Division of Land, yet Experience was included in the Cooke family’s division, they likely married soon after.

    Estimated death in 1640 due to husband's second marriage. Mary, b. abt. 1632, (based on her marriage in 1652, though perhaps as late as 1634), is thought to be Jane's last child because there is a large gap until the next child Sarah b. abt. 1641. But there is no proof Mary belongs to Jane. Thomas is only child proven to be Jane's (by her father's will), and Jane is accepted as Jane's because she is thought to be the oldest child, i.e., older than Thomas, and so having the same mother. See also TAG 59:28-29.

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)

Passengers:
~60 (Full List)
Families of earlier immigrants: Patience and Fear Brewster - Elizabeth (Walker) Warren and daughters - Hester (Mathieu) Cooke and her children - Bridget (Lee) Fuller - Margaret Hicks and her children - Wife and daughter of William Hilton - Frances Palmer - Joshua Pratt - Barbara Standish
Other Passengers: Anthony Annable (and family) - Edward Bangs - Robert Bartlett - Mary Bucket - William Bridges - Thomas Clark - Christopher Conant - Anthony Dix - John Faunce - George Morton (and family) - Godbert Godbertson (and family) - Timothy Hatherly - Edward Holman - John Jenney (and family) - Manasseh Kempton - Experience Mitchell - George Morton (and family) - Ellen Newton - Oldham, John, his wife and sister - Christian Penn - Abraham Pierce - Nicholas Snow - Alice (Carpenter) Southworth - Francis Sprague - Stephen Tracy, wife, and daughter - Ralph Wallen

Resources: Primary Sources: Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation - Mourt's Relation - Pilgrim Hall (wills and other contemporary documents)