Person:Hester Cooke (1)

Hester Cooke
m. 5 Jul 1603
  1. Jane CookeAbt 1604 - Bef 1640
  2. John Cooke1607 - 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. Abt 1644
  1. Adam WrightAbt 1645 - 1724
  2. Esther WrightAbt 1649 - 1717
  3. Mary WrightAbt 1657 - Aft 1711
Facts and Events
Name Hester Cooke
Gender Female
Birth[2][4] Bef 1621 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Alt Birth[1][4] Bet 1624 and 1627 Plymouth, Plymouth, MA, USA
Marriage Abt 1644 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesprobably
to Richard Wright
Death[3] 21 May 1669 Plymouth, Plymouth, MA, USA
  1. Roser, Susan E. Mayflower Increasings for Three Generations. (Baltimore [Maryland]: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1989).

    Before land division on 22 May 1627

  2. Francis Cooke, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).

    One of the three children for which Francis received an acre land in 1623, and therefore conceived before Francis left on the Mayflower in 1620.

    This source does not explicitly allocate this land to Hester, as is implied by this abstract, only to the part of the family that came on the Anne. It cites PCR 12:4-5, which only notes that the grants are made to Francis Cooke, 2 acres from being on the Mayflower, 4 acres for those who came on the Anne. However, this source does show a birth of Mary in "say 1620", but with no source cited, so it is not clear what this estimate is based on. The qualifier "say" usually indicates situations where a child is inserted in a likely gap between other siblings. Elizabeth is shown being born but no death or any further information. In sum, this site does not seem to have any real evidence to show whether Elizabeth or Hester was the third child on the Anne. - Jrich.

  3. "Richard and Hester Wright's Children", in Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant: An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy, History and Biography

    Hester (Cooke) Wright died aft. 8 Jun 1666 when she signed an agreement of heirs of her father's estate, and "probably" bef. 7 Dec 1675, the date of her son's will.

  4. 4.0 4.1 Ralph Wood, in Mayflower Families Through Five Generations suggests that Francis' daughter Elizabeth made the trip to New England before dying. (John came with Francis in 1620, 3 children with Francis' wife Hester on the Anne in 1623: Jane, Jacob and either Elizabeth or Hester.) Birth dates of 1620 for Hester must postulate that Elizabeth died before coming to New England, so Hester was born before Francis came. However, Richard and Hester Wright appear to have shared in a grant of land to children born in Plymouth (and were sued by Family:John Tomson and Mary Cooke (1) to share in it-PCR 4:54), suggesting she was born after coming to New England, and consequently that Elizabeth was one of the 3 children on the Anne. Next child, Mary, based on age at death, born Mar 1626 to Mar 1627. So Hester born after May 1624 (9 months after the family reunited) and before Jun 1625 (to clear the stage for Mary). Hester married in 1644, and since legal age for women is 18, she was born by 1626, which is easily satisfied either way.