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Daniel Cole (bef. 1614 - 1694)

Daniel Cole
Born before in Weedon Bec, Northamptonshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Husband of — married 1643 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusettsmap
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Daniel Cole migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Biography

Daniel Cole was baptized 26 December 1614 at Weedon Bec, Northamptonshire, England, the youngst of seven known children, all sons of John Cole and Frances ( ) Cole. [1]

Research published in 2021 proves that Daniel, and his brothers Zaccheus, Nathaniel, Job and John, were all children of John Cole and Francis ______. Job, John and Daniel's baptisms were all found in Weedon Bec. Earlier researchers had thought that the Cole brothers and Collier family were all from the London area. DNA evidence linking the Coles to Moulton in Northamptonshire, England showed proof that his ancestors came from that area. Coles were found In Weedon Bec (Northamptonshire), with the same names as the Cole brothers, all showing the father's name as John Cole. The baptism dates for Job, John and Daniel were very close matches to the Plymouth Colony records. A court record for a presentment/case was found from 1629 in which all the family members were named, thus tying them all together. The father, John Cole, had died in 1626.[2]

Daniel was in Plymouth by 1640, but when he arrived is not yet known.[3]

In 1643, when he was in his late twenties, he married Ruth Colier Cole in an unknown location. Ruth bore him ten known children, seven sons and three daughters:
  1. John Cole
  2. Israel Cole
  3. Esther Cole
  4. Ruth Cole
  5. William Cole
  6. Thomas Cole
  7. James Cole
  8. Mary Cole
  9. Timothy Cole
  10. Hepzibah Cole.
Daniel also had the following children
  1. Ruth Cole (this may be a duplicate of Ruth, above)
  2. Daniel Cole
On 21 December 1694, about a week after he turned eighty, Daniel died of unknown causes in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.


Daniel was a tailor and came to Plymouth with William Collier in 1633 along with his brothers Job and John. James Cole of Plymouth was probably also a brother. Daniel was first mentioned in the records on 6 Apr. 1640 when he owned 50 acres of upland granted to him in Duxbury near William Bassett and Edmund Hawes. He was made a freeman on 4 June 1645 at Yarmouth. In 1643 he was in Yarmouth where he was reported as able to bear arms, and the following year in Eastham. By 1649 Daniel was in Eastham and had two deeds recorded in Nawset. On 9 June 1649 he sold 50 acres of meadow in Marshfield to Edmund Weston. He was back in Eastham by 1652.

Daniel was a member of the jury that tried Alice Bishop for infanticide in 1648.

Daniel was a deputy to the General Court at Plymouth from Eastham on several occasions from 1654 until 1689 and a selectman from 1667 until 1676 and in 1681 and he was a constable in 1664.

In 1661 Daniel was granted the liberty "to draw and sell strong water and wine in Eastham, provided that he always be furnished with good wine for the supply of those that are in need amongst them."

“Daniel Cole dyed the one and twentieth day of December in the year 1694 in the Eigtyeth year of his age”.

An Invintory of ye estate of Daniel Cole of Eastham deceased taken this twenty fourth of December 1694 as followeth:

It. for 5 Cowes.................................................10=00=00
It. for one steer...............................................02=05=00
It. for 3 three year olds..................................04=05=00
It for one of a year old...................................01=00=00
It for 2 Calves..................................................01=00=00
It for three growen horses............................05=00=00
It for a growen mare, a coult and a 2 year
old colt.............................................................03=00=00
It 3 Swine.........................................................00=15=00
It for cart, boxes and bolts and bolt and
shakel...............................................................00=16=00
It for 2 old axes...............................................00=04=00
It for 2 iron wedges........................................00=03=06
It for a old sithe and 2 old sickels.................00=04=00
It for old Iron ware.........................................01=08=00
It for a Iron kitle..............................................01=00=00
It for 3 iron pots..............................................01=02=06
It for 2 small Iron kittels and an old frying
pan....................................................................00=10=00
It for tin ware...................................................00=05=06
It for earthen ware..........................................01=01=08
It for a bible & other old books......................00=16=00
It for pewter......................................................04=14=00
It for a warming pan 8 spoones and other
Brass ware........................................................01=17=06
It for 2 Brass kitteles........................................01=19=00
It for toubs and trayes & old cask..................01=00=05
It for glass bottles............................................00=12=06
It for trenchers.................................................00=01=06
It for a hower glass & 2 glass cupps..............00=02=00
It for powder and bullets................................00=05=00
It for chests.......................................................01=19=00
It for a cubbord................................................01=10=00
It for 3 Bedsteads.............................................01=00=00
It for chaiers & other lumber..........................00=16=00
It for courtaines vallants and Iron rods.........00=10=00
It for a Table and forme..................................00=17=00
It for Linnin.......................................................10=16=03
It for eleven yards of ozenbridg.....................00=11=00
It for Linnin cloth..............................................00=11=00
It for 3 yards of cersey.....................................00=13=06
It for a Carpitt....................................................01=05=00
It for 7 yards and a half of homed made
cersey.................................................................01=17=00
It for plate..........................................................11=08=00
It for 2 fether Beds and bolsters and a flock
bed And covering.............................................06=07=00
It for meale bags..............................................00=07=00
It for a parcel of English corne unthreshed..06=00=00
It for 2 half bushels & a churne......................00=10=00
It for 40 bushels of Indian Corne....................04=00=00
It for ye woman wollen clothes.......................08=05=00
It for 2 payer of womans shoos......................00=09=00
It for ye womans Linnin clothes......................06=04=02
It for a womans hatt.........................................00=15=00
It for fowles........................................................00=07=00
It for ye mans clothes.......................................02=11=07
It for 2 silk carffs a silk hood a silk cap a yard
of cempten........................................................01=14=02
It for Cushions..................................................00=03=00
It for a barrel ½ of porke and half a Barrel
of Beef...............................................................04=00=00
It for 10 sheep..................................................02=10=00
It for 2 broomes...............................................00=01=03
It for a fether bed and covering.....................06=01=03
It for 2 looking glasses....................................00=06=06
It for other small things..................................01=00=00

These may inform ye honnered Court that it is ye desire of ye children of ye now deceased Daniel Cole that their brother Israel Cole may be Administrator to this estate… 15th day of January, 1694/5…

The estate of Daniel Cole late of Eastham… deceased was with ye consent of his children settled as followeth:

Be it known to whome it doth or may concerne that we John Cole, Timothy Cole, Israel Cole, James Cole, William Cole Daniel Cole and Thomas Cole, Daniel Doan and his wife Hipsibath, John Young and his wife Ruth, Joshua Hopkins and his wife Mary and Medad Atwood and his wife Hester: have mutually agreed and obliged ourselves and our heirs to abide by to be contented… with ye divition and settlement of ye estate of our honored Father Daniel Cole… as followeth, that John Cole, Timothy Cole, Israel Cole & James Cole, William Cole, Daniel Cole & Hipsiba Doan and Ruth Young and Mary Hopkins and Hester Atwood shall have & enjoy to them… all that our Father gave them and they possessed of in our father Daniel Cole his life time; and that Thomas Cole shall have and enjoy to him… according to our Fathers mind in his Life time known to us to say our Fathers home stead dwelling house Barne outhousing orchard Land and meadow… as for ye remaining part of ye estate of our Father,
John Cole Shall have thirteen pound eight shillings.
And Timothy Cole shall have nine pound
And Israel Cole shall have nine pound
And James Cole shall have nine pound.
And William Cole shall have nine pound
And Daniel Cole shall have nine pound
And Thomas Cole shall have nine pound
And Hipsibah Doan shall have twelve pounds nineteen shillings
And Ruth Young shall have twelve pounds nineteen shillings.
And Mary Hopkiins shall have twelve pounds nineteen shillings
And Hester Atwood shall have twelve pounds nineteen shillings…ye 15th day of January one thousand six hundred ninety four, five… if is further agreed on… that all ye Brothers here in named shall have… all ye Right of common that was their Fathers with in ye Township of Eastham…
William Cole
Daniel Cole
the mark C of Thomas Cole
ye I mark of John Cole
Israel Cole
John Young
Ruth Young V her mark
The mark r of Joshua Hopkins
Mary Hopkins her mark C
Medad Atwood
Esther Atwood cx her mark
The mark of Daniel Doan
Hipsibah Doan X her mark
Ye mark f of Timothy Cole
The mark x of James Cole…
In ye presence of
William Walker
Samuel Paine[4]

Daniel Cole doesn't have a Great Migration entry (yet) but Job Cole does (Great Migration Begins, p 425.) It includes the following:

The Jan 1637/8 Plymouth MA will of John Cole names brother Job Cole and ... brother Daniel (no surname).
A 1630 St Olave, Southwark, Surrey, England will of Zachary Cole names mother Frances and brothers Nathaniel, John and Daniel and names brother Job executor.
These two wills plus documented relations of some of these men to the same Collier family led Anderson to conclude that they were one and the same family.

[5]Records of the Plymoth Colony of Massachusetts show that there were two COLE families living in the colony at an early period.
Under the heading " The descendants of John Cole of Plymouth." is found " John Cole, with his son, Hugh (born in London), came to Plymouth in 1633."
[6]Under< the heading COLE - - - Eastham Families is the following:
Daniel Cole and his brothers, John and Job, came to Plymoth in 1633, with William Collier, a merchant of London. :We find no trace of kinship between John Cole and Daniel Cole., although at times , their descendants resided in the in the same or adjoining towns.
Daniel Cole born in England in 1614, was the ancestor of Timothy Cole, Sr. of Rehoboth, Massachusetts . He married Ruth ____. And settled in Yarmouth. With the founding of the town of Eastham (a part of the Plymouth Colony he became one of the first settlers and is so recorded in a list dated May 22, 1655.

Sources

  1. Cole, William E., "The English Origins of Job, John, Daniel, and Ruth Cole", Mayflower Descendant, Volume 69 (2021), page 44+
  2. Mayflower Descendant 69 (2021):44, citing Eaton College Record 27 269
  3. Mayflower Descendant, 69 (2021):31, citing Early Descendants of Daniel Cole of Eastham, Massachusetts, by Susan E. Roser, 2010, page 4
  4. Barnstable County Probate- Vol. I, pp. 120-4
  5. Records of the Plymoth Colony of Massachusetts page 25
  6. ibid page 326

See also:

  • Early Settlers of Eastham originally pub. in 1916- in Cape Cod Library of Local History and Genealogy- Leonard H. Smith, Clearfield Pub., 1992- Vol.1&2, p. 462
  • Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County- Ellery Bicknell Crane, Lewis Pub. Co., NY, 1907- Vol. I, p.125
  • Cole Family Genealogy- Stuart Bloom, Earlville, IL, 2005- pp. 1-4
  • Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Directory (NEHGS, 2004) p 72 Cole, Daniel; Origins: *UNKNOWN*; Arrival 1639; Plymouth removes to Duxbury, Eastham [PCR 1:144; WP 4:295, 297, 414; MD 5:23, 6:204; 23:67-68; TAG 75:124-29; MF 6:24, 31, 44, 66; Susan E Roser Early Descendants of Daniel Cole of Eastham, Mass (Milton, Ontario, 2010).] You can look up the above abbreviations here
  • Susan E Roser, "Two Daniel Coles of Eastham, Mass and two wives named Mercy" in The American Genealogist. New Haven, CT: D. L. Jacobus, 1937-. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2000) Vol 75 p 126 link
  • Massachusetts Census, 1790-1890; Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp.
  • Vital Records of the Towns of Eastham and Orleans [Massachusetts]
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #51533885

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The Mayflower Descendant Winter 2021 edition has an article by William E. Cole, entitled "The English Origins of Job, John, Daniel and Ruth Cole". The author makes the case based on scouring various parish records and finding corroborating sources, that Ruth Cole (wife of Daniel) was William Collier's daughter. Ruth was baptized at St. Savior's Parish, Southwark, August 6, 1627.

Before I added her as a daughter to William and Jane, and changed Daniel's spouse from Ruth Unknown to Ruth Collier, I just wanted to make everyone aware, in case there were any concerns; all the people involved are PGM-managed profiles.

posted by S (Hill) Willson
Okay. Thank you. I haven’t been able to do much on WikiTree in a long time.
posted by Lisa (Cole) Fisher
Your suggestion Sounds fine to me.

Pat

Excellent, thank you SO much for doing the update!
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
what is the source for the maiden name of his wife Ruth, please?
posted by Jillaine Smith
Lisa your Daniel Cole [Cole-9703] is a duplicate of Daniel Cole [Cole-892]
posted by James Carr
Cole-1197 and Cole-892 do not represent the same person because: Different everyrhing
posted by [Living Thompson]
Merge with Cole-1185 requires resolving the conflicting parents: James Cole and Frances Unknown vs. William J. Cole and Susan Bale. His wife's LNAB is also controversial. Additional reliable source information requested.
posted by Bob Fields

C  >  Cole  >  Daniel Cole

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