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Hester Mahieu[1]

Female 1592 - Aft 1666  (74 years)


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  • Name Hester Mahieu  [2, 3
    Born 1592  Canterbury, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 18 Jun 1666  Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I3504  Main
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2006 

    Father Jaques Mahieu,   b. Abt 1559, Leiden, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Jeanne,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Jeremy Bangs notes:

      "The Mahieu family came from the area of Lille....Formerly it was part of Walloon Flanders. Heavily Protestant, the area was captured by Catholic armies under Parma in 1578, and many Walloon Calvinists fled to England directly, while others fled north towards the Protestant cities of Bruges and Antwerp. When those cities fell in 1585, refugees went across to Englandor north to Zeeland and Holland. We may assume that Hester Mahieu's parents were among these refugees, taking with them their young daughters Mary and Francoise. Hester was evidently born in Canterbury, although the Walloon Church records there do not contain references to the family. It is quite possible that her father was Jacques Mahieu.... Jacques Mahieu and his, whose name was not recorded, were received into communion in the Leiden Walloon Church on 10 June 1590, with letters of transfer from the Walloon Church in London...." [5]
    Family ID F1405  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Francis Cooke, of the Mayflower,   b. 6 Apr 1583, Blythe, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1663, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Jun 1603  Leiden, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 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 - 1592 - Canterbury, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Jun 1603 - Leiden, Holland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aft 18 Jun 1666 - Plymouth, MA Link to Google Earth
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  • 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 
    • Jeremy Bangs notes:

      "Because Hester Mahieu's mother's name was also Jenne (Jeanne), and because Hester's husband François acted as a baptismal witness for Philippe de Lannoy, a role that was frequently given to relations, it may be concluded that Mary Mahieu was almost certainly Hester's sister.  In other words, Francis and Hester Cooke were the uncle and aunt of Philip Delano." [5]

  • 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=I0253 (Reliability: 0).

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

    4. [S1313] Jeremy Bangs, Jeremy D. Bangs, (http://www.jhowell.com/tng/histories/PilgrimsAndOtherEnglishinLeidenRecordsByJeremyBangs.pdf), "Hester was apparently born in Canterbury" - http://www.jhowell.com/tng/histories/PilgrimsAndOtherEnglishinLeidenRecordsByJeremyBangs.pdf (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S1313] Jeremy Bangs, Jeremy D. Bangs, (http://www.jhowell.com/tng/histories/PilgrimsAndOtherEnglishinLeidenRecordsByJeremyBangs.pdf), http://www.jhowell.com/tng/histories/PilgrimsAndOtherEnglishinLeidenRecordsByJeremyBangs.pdf (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