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Francis Cooke, of the Mayflower[1]

Male 1583 - 1663  (80 years)


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  • Name Francis Cooke  [2, 3, 4
    Suffix of the Mayflower 
    Born 6 Apr 1583  Blythe, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Immigrated 1620  America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    on the "Mayflower" 
    Died 7 Apr 1663  Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I3503  Main
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2006 

    Family Hester Mahieu,   b. 1592, Canterbury, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 18 Jun 1666, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married Jun 1603  Leiden, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6, 7
    Children 
    +1. John Cooke, of the Mayflower,   b. 1607, Leiden, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1695, Dedham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +2. Jane Cooke,   b. 1615, Leiden, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 May 2008 
    Family ID F1404  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Apr 1583 - Blythe, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Jun 1603 - Leiden, Holland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigrated - on the "Mayflower" - 1620 - America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Apr 1663 - Plymouth, MA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Histories
    Extract from 'The Pilgrims and Other English in Leiden Records'
    Extract from "The Pilgrims and Other English in Leiden Records"
    Jeremy D. Bangs, "The Pilgrims and Other English in Leiden Records: Some New Pilgrim Documents," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 143(1989):195-199.

  • Notes 
    • "Signer of the Mayflower Compact"

      From: http://www.mayflowerfamilies.com/mayflower/francis_cooke_family.htm

      Francis Cooke, born probably in England about 1582, married in Leiden, Holland, (intention June 30, 1603) Hester Mahieu, born between about 1582 and 1588, probably the daughter of Jacques and Jenne/Jeanne (______) Mahieu.

      Other than being identified as a bachelor and a "wool comber," little to nothing is known of his early life. He and his son John originally embarked on the Speedwell, but were transferred to the Mayflower. Hester and the other children would follow in the Ann in August 1623. Leading an apparently exemplary life, Francis Cooke was among the signers of the Mayflower Compact, a purchaser in the rights of the London "Adventurers," a freeman, and in general a good citizen frequently called upon and appointed to various committees to perform various duties. He and his wife Hester toiled in this new land for some 40-plus years before leaving their legacy to others that would follow [8]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S869] Dianna Saario, Dianna Saario, (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dsaario), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dsaario&id=I0252 (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S633] MayflowerHistory.com, http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/Genealogy/famousdescendants.php (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S792] Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Cooke (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S869] Dianna Saario, Dianna Saario, (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dsaario), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dsaario&id=I0253 (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S873] Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, George Ernest Bowman, (The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants,. The Marriage of Francis Cooke at Leyden, in 1603 To Hester Mahieu. Photo of will and commentary, with confirmation that neither had been married before, and mention of later documentation that it was the only marriage of either.), http://www.mayflowerfamilies.com/cooke/fowsrc.htm#575 (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S1508] Mayflower Descendant V 56, No. 2 - Summer 2007, Ancestry and History of Philip Delano, Born Philippe De Lannoy by George English (Reliability: 0).
      Hestera Mahieu , b. Canterbury, Eng. 1582-84; d. MA bef. 1675; m. Leiden  July 1603  Francis Cooke , d. Plymouth MA 7 Apr. 1633

    8. [S872] Mayflower Families - Francis Cooke Family, (http://www.mayflowerfamilies.com/mayflower/francis_cooke_family.htm), http://www.mayflowerfamilies.com/mayflower/francis_cooke_family.htm (Reliability: 0).