Family:Francis Cooke and Hester Mahieu (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage Banns[1][4] 4 Jul 1603 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Marriage[2][3] 5 Jul 1603 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
chr. Bet 1 Jan 1607 and 31 Mar 1607 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
chr. 26 Dec 1611 Leyden, Holland

Francis and his oldest son John immigrated aboard the Mayflower in 1620. Hester and their children Jane, Jacob and Hester followed on the Anne in 1623.

  1. DTB Trouwen (NH), in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. Doop-, Trouw- en Begraafboeken
    boek 5 folio E-069v.
    Bruidegom: Franchoys Couck, beroep wolkammer, J:M: uijt Engelant.
    Getuigen bruidegom: Phillippe de Veau, Raphael Roelandt
    Bruid: Hester Mahieu, J:D: te Cantelberch Engelant.
    Getuigen bruid: Jenne Mahieu moeder, Jenne Mahieu zuster
    ondertrouw: 04-jul-1603

  2. DTB Trouwen (Hooglandsche Kerk), in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. Doop-, Trouw- en Begraafboeken
    boek 87 folio 179.
    Bruidegom: Franchoijs Couck, beroep wolcammer, uijt Engelant.
    Bruid: Hester Mahieu, te Cantelberch in Engelant.
    trouw: 05-jul-1603

  3. An article in Mayflower Descendant 27:145-55 points out that intentions were entered on July 4 and 5, 1603. Banns then would have been read the next three Sundays: July 6, 13 and 20th, meaning the 20th was the soonest the marriage could have taken place.
  4. In some churches in the Netherlands, only the last date of "ondertrouw" proclamation is recorded.
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)

~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)