Person:Nicholas Cole (1)

Nicholas Cole
d.21 Dec 1688
  1. John ColeAbt 1634 -
  2. Nicholas Cole1636 - 1688
  3. William ColeAbt 1639 -
m. Bef 1656
  1. Jane ColeBef 1661 -
  2. Nicholas ColeAbt 1660 -
  3. Ann ColeAbt 1665 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Nicholas Cole
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 1636 "as shown by a statement of his age thirty years later"Citation needed
Marriage Bef 1656 Based on estimated date of birth of eldest known child.
to Unknown Unknown
Other[2] 1658 Kittery, York, Maine, United Stateswas a constableCitation needed
Other[1][2] 1664 Cape Porpoise, York, Maine, United Statesappointed to operate the ferry for 7 years
Other[1] 1666 Cape Porpoise, York, Maine, United Statespartnered with John Puington to make oars and fish
Other[1] 16 Nov 1672 Harpswell, Cumberland, Maine, United Statesgranted a deed covering the town
Death[1] 21 Dec 1688
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 23 Nicholas Cole (35), in Noyes, Sybil; Charles Thornton Libby; and Walter Goodwin Davis. Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. (Portland, Maine: Southworth Press, 1928-1939)

    23 Nicholas Cole(35), ± 52 in 1678. First ment. 1652 in Wells. In 1658 he occup. his father's farm. In 1664 he was gr. the ferry priv. at Cape Porpus (Mousam) River for 7 yrs. By 1666 he was partn. with John Purington making oars and fishing, and built in Cape Porpus. In 1672 they rem. to Harpswell where they obtained from the Ind., 26 Nov. 1672, a deed covering that town. When the inhab. fled in Philip's War, N. C. brought many of them away. Constable 1658; appraiser 1662; jury 1668, 1686, 1688, 1689; gr.j. 1687, 1688. … He d. 21 Dec. 1688, adm. to s. Nicholas. His wife's name 'Relief' in the Kit. record (prtd.) of his dau. Jane's mar. is misr. of -relict-. In 1668 his wife was Jane. Ch: Nicholas, b. 1656.; Jane, m. Joseph Littlefield, Capt. John Heard. ;Thomas.; Mary, m. 4 Dec. 1686 Samuel Littlefield.

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Nicholas Cole, in Burrage, Henry Sweetser; Albert Roscoe Stubbs; and George Thomas Little. Genealogical and family history of the state of Maine. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, c1909).

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    ... (II) Nicholas, son of William and Elizabeth (Doughty) Cole, was born 1636, as shown by a statement of his age thirty years later. He resided in Wells and Kittery, Maine, and signed a petition to Cromwell in 1656, and was constable at Kittery in 1658. In 1664 he was appointed to operate a ferry for Cape Porpoise.
    A record of three of his children is found, namely Nicholas, Jane and Ann. Doubtless there were several others, but the destruction of early dates in the section where he lived and the general confusion of authorities in that early period makes it impossible to identify them. ...