Walter Cook needs sources for parents

+2 votes

Based on this quote "Walter Cooke of Weymouth was admitted a freeman of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, 18 May, 1653 & how much earlier he came to New England is a matter of conjecture" it appears that there's no evidence of his parents or where he came from in England. He's prob. not part of the PGM but I thought maybe he was in a NEGHS issue or GMB. Hoping someone can look and check?

He's a questionable gateway ancestor although I'm going to remove that link (Humphrey Carewe Cooke's father John Cooke)  - his whole tree is really sketchy.

WikiTree profile: Walter Cooke
asked in Genealogy Help by Kirk Hess G2G6 Mach 4 (48.9k points)

hi, im just offering a new source of info, i don't claim to have any certainty...I believe he comes from Leeds, Kent, England

wife: Dorothy Atwood

Birthplace: Maids Moreton, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom 
Death: 1647 or possibly 1618
Leeds, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Wife of Walter Cooke 
Mother of Walter Cook 

mother: Anne (Maskerall) b. 1592- d. 1634

father: Stephen Cooke b. 1570 (Kent, England) - d. 1642

paternal grandfather is (John) [Cooke-517]

paternal grandmother is (Alice) [Buttlar-1]

1 Answer

+6 votes
I did some quick looking around.  There have been no recent articles on him, and their appears to be no support/evidence for his parents or English origins,

I would disconnect his parents at this point until evidence as to his origins is found.
answered by Joe Cochoit G2G6 Pilot (165k points)
I agree with Joe but maybe mention them as unproven parents in the bio so people know.

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