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Rachel (Soule) Cobb (1663 - 1727)

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Rachel Cobb formerly Soule
Born in Duxbury, Plymouth Colonymap
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Wife of — married in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
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Died in Middleboro, Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial Americamap
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Rachel Soule was the daughter of John Soule and his first wife Rebecca Simmons, who lived in Duxbury, Massachusetts, at the time of Rachel's birth about 1663. The date is based on the fact she was age 64 at her death in 1727.[1] Rachel received from her father's estate 6 Mar 1707/8, £6 8s 4d in the form of £2 11s 8d received from brother in law Adam Wright, 16s 8d from her sister Rebecca and the lof of Cedar Swamp in the six & twenty mens purchase valued at £3."[2]

Rachel Soule married John Cobb (1662-1727) in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Sept 1688.[1] The marriage was recorded 7 Sept. in Plymouth,[3] and 5 Sept. in Middleborough.[4]John Cobbs will dated 29 May 1727, mentions his wife Rachel, leaving her amply provided, but a codicil dated 28 Sept 1727 notes her death.[1][5]

Rachel Cobb, died in Middleborough, Massachusetts, 18 Sept 1727 in her 65th year.[1] She was buried on "the Green" in Middleborough with her husband.[1][6][7]


Children of John and Rachel born in Middleborough:[1]

  1. John Cobb b. 10 June 1689[4]
  2. Martha Cobb b. 23 March 1691/2[4]
  3. Patience Cobb, b. 23 Sept. 1693[4]
  4. James Cobb b. 12 April 1696[4]
  5. Rachel Cobb b. 8 Dec 1702[4].


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 George Soule of the Mayflower and his Descendants for Four Generations. Originally compiled by John E. Soule and Milton E. Terry. Revised by Louise Walsh Throop. Mayflower Families in Progress. Seventh Edition. Plymouth: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2015.
  2. John Soule's Inventory." The Mayflower Descendant 4:160/1. 1903
  3. "Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records." The Mayflower Descendant 13:204
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 "Middleborough Births, Marriages and Deaths." The Mayflower Descendant. (marriage 2:43; births 2:42)
  5. "The Will of John Cobb, Sr. of Middleborough, Mass." The Mayflower Descendant 24:36. 1922
  6. 6.0 6.1 Photo of gravestone Rachel Soule Cobb. Cemetery at The Green, Middleboro, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  7. "Records from the Old Cemetery, Middleborough." The Mayflower Descendant 12:144 1910

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On 12 Jun 2018 at 15:52 GMT Anne B wrote:

Soule-766 and Soule-63 appear to represent the same person because: I think Soule-766 is a case of mistaken identity. It looks as though she should be Rachel (1663-1727) Please read bio on Soule-766 for explanation.

On 28 Jan 2014 at 04:48 GMT Vic Watt wrote:

Kathryn, You may have missed the merge Cheryl proposed back in November. Could you take a moment to review it? Thanks, Vic

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