Where was Henry Cook of Salem (1615?-1661) born?

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The Salem (Mass.) records clearly show he arrived by 1638 and married Judith Birdsale in June 1639.  But where was he born?

A multitude of trees state that he was born on 02 June 1615, but in different places in England (Kent, Yorkshire, etc.).  And many others say he was born in Leyden, Netherlands, to the pilgrim Francis Cooke. The presently listed father Edmund Cook is problematic, because he supposedly had only two surviving sons Lambert and George.

What is exasperating is that I cannot find any source for his supposed birth date of 02 June 1615.  Is that date correct, and if so, where did it come from???
WikiTree profile: Henry Cook
in Genealogy Help by Kenneth Kinman G2G6 Mach 6 (63.4k points)

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Hi all,

       It appears that the origins of Henry Cook (of Salem) and John Cook (of Salem) are unknown (according to Anderson, 2015, The Great Migration Directory).  And since Edmund Cook and Elizabeth Nichols had only two surviving sons (Lambert and George), they have now been removed as the parents of Henry Cook and John Cook.
by Kenneth Kinman G2G6 Mach 6 (63.4k points)
They were put back in but a recent post on the profile brought the profile to the attention of the PGM project and we removed the parents again and genericized the birth info.  The profile is now protected.
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by Hollis Cook G2G1 (1.1k points)

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