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Jacob Cooke

  • Birth 1618 Netherlands
  • Death 7 Jul 1676 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Barrington, Bristol County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Memorial ID 16764985

info edited from Mayflower Descendent Books
Jacob Cooke born Leyden, South Holland, was the son of Francis Cooke, a Mayflower passenger, and Hester Mahieu. He came to the Colonies on the "Anne" with his mother, Hester. He married first on 10 June 1646, Plymouth County, MA. to Damarias Hopkins, the daughter of Mayflower passenger Stephen Hopkins and Elizabeth Fisher. Jacob and Damarius had 7 children: Elizabeth, Caleb, Jacob Jr., Mary, Martha, Francis 2nd, and Ruth Cooke. After her death, Jacob married Elizabeth Lettice Shirtleff; "Jacob Cooke, Sen'r. was marryed to Elizabeth Shirtleff, widow, the 18th of November 1669" from "Records of the Colony of New Plymouth:Court Records, 1633-1689" pg 32, by Nathaniel B. Shirtleff. Jacob and Elizabeth had a daughter, Sarah. From a Memorial of Francis Cooke, by Henry Cooke, "...Jacob Cooke, son of Francis, was first mentioned in the Colony Records as a volunteer in Capt. Prince's Company for the Indian War, June 1637, and in 1648 was made a freeman. The records make frequent mention of his name in colonial affairs, as holding offices in the town of Plymouth, etc. On the removal of Governor Prince to Eastham, he sold his house and lands at Rocky Nook, adjoining the land of his father, Francis Cooke, and removed with the Governor's party to above mentioned town, where he resided until his death, which occurred July 7th 1676..." Jacob's will was dated 11 December 1675

Son of Francis Cooke and Esther. Husband of Damaris Hopkins (of the "Mayflower"?) and Elizabeth Lettice on 18 Nov 1669, widow of William Shurtleff.

Father of Martha Cook Cushman, Francis, Elizabeth, Caleb, Jacob and Mary.

Came to the Colonies on the "Anne" in 1623.

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  • Maintained by: Kay Cynova
  • Originally Created by: LF
  • Added: 24 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16764985
  • Susan Lockwood
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Cooke (1618–7 Jul 1676), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16764985, citing Tyler Point Cemetery, Barrington, Bristol County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Kay Cynova (contributor 47064119) .