Francis, Hester and John Cooke of Mayflower [closed]

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Francis Cooke (August 1577 – April 7, 1663) d. Plymouth, Massachusetts, was one of the 102 passengers on the Mayflower of 1621. [1] This early settler is one of the twenty-six male Pilgrims known to have descendants and the longest living male Mayflower Pilgrim. His burial site is not known. Married: some time after July 20, 1603 at Leiden, Holland to Hester le Mahieu (c. 1585-7 April 1663, Plymouth, daughter of Jean Le Mahier and Jeanne ???. Children of Francis Cooke and Hester Mahieu: John Cooke, ("Mayflower" Passenger) b. Jan 1607 d. 23 Nov 1695 married Sarah Warren b. Abt 1614 d. Aft 15 Jul 1696 unnamed child buried in Leiden Jane Cooke b. Bef 1613 d. Abt 1650 married Experience Mitchell b. Abt 1609 d. Abt 11 May 1689 Jacob Cooke b. Abt 1618 d. 18 Dec 1675 married Damaris Hopkins b. May 1617 d. Bef Nov 1669 Hester Cooke b. Abt 1620 d. Aft 21 May 1669 married Richard Wright b. 1608 d. 9 Jun 1691 Mary Cooke b. Abt 1626 d. 21 Mar 1696 married John (Tomson) Thompson b. 1616 d. 16 Jun 1696. Francis and his son John immigrated aboard the “Mayflower” landing November 11, 1620. Hester Mahieu Cooke (wife of Francis) along with Jane and Jacob (their children), immigrated aboard the “Anne” in 1623. Francis Cooke was given six shares in the division of lands in 1624. He was one of the ‘Purchasers’ who in 1627 bought all rights of the ‘Adventurers’, and in the division of cattle made Tuesday, May/June 22, 1627, the first lot, the smallest of the four black heifers and two shee goats, fell to his company of thirteen, composed of himself, his wife Hester, his sons John and Jacob, and daughters Jane, Hester, and Mary; along with Experience Mitchell. In 1633-34 he was appointed referee in the settlement of various affairs between different members of the colony’ and surveyor for laying out the highways about Plymouth. Francis Cooke’s great-grandaughter Elizabeth Mitchell married John Washburn, Jr. JOHN Cooke: born in Leiden Walloon Church March 1607 [NS] [ MD 27:153 (note that Bowman goes slightly astray in his comments on this baptism)]; in the Plymouth tax list of 27 March 1634 assessed 9s. [ PCR 1:28]; m. Plymouth 28 March 1634 Sarah Warren [ PCR 1:29], daughter of RICHARD WARREN.

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Sarah Warren Cooke
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You might like to consult "Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol 12, Francis Cooke." The edition I have is "Revised Edition, Third Printing November, 2011". There is a section "Publishers Note" starting on Page v, which explains how the dates given in the book were calculated. There is a discussion on the problems in determining the exact dates of births of the younger two daughters.
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