Family: Walter Cooke/Catherine Brenton (F610)

m. Abt 1648


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  • Father | Male
    Walter Cooke

    Born  Abt 1618  England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  05 Jan 1696  Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married  Abt 1648   
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    Mother | Female
    Catherine Brenton

    Born  Abt 1628  Hammersmith, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  02 Jan 1695/96  Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
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    Child 1 | Female
    Hannah Cooke

    Born  Abt 1650  Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Bef 1717  Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  James Albee | F417 
    Married  18 Oct 1671  Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Male
    John Cooke

    Born  1654  Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1718  Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Naomi Thayer | F461 
    Married  16 Apr 1684  Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Male
    Ebenezer Cooke

    Born  30 May 1656  Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

    Child 4 | Male
    Walter Cooke

    Born  10 Sep 1657  Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1730   
    Buried     

    Child 5 | Male
    Samuel Cook

    Born  Abt 1658  Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1752  Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Lydia White | F890 
    Married  27 Apr 1681  Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 6 | Male
    Nicholas Cooke

    Born  09 Feb 1659/60  Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  01 Dec 1730  Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Joanna Rockwood | F430 
    Married  04 Nov 1684  Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Mehitable Hayward | F1053 
    Married  18 Dec 1712  Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 7 | Female
    Experience Cook

    Born  09 Nov 1662  Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  After Aug 1723   
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    Spouse  Peter Adams | F608 
    Married  27 May 1680  Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 8 | Female
    Catherine Cooke

    Born  Abt 1663  probably, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

    Child 9 | Male
    Peter Cooke

    Born  Abt 1664  Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

    Child 10 | Female
    Elizabeth Cooke

    Born  Abt 1666  Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
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  • Notes  Married:
    • Catherine wife of WALTER COOK(E):
      Walter Cooke Weymouth and later of Mendon, Mass. died in Mendon 5 January 1695/6, having survived his wife Catherine by only three days. Both left wills. Catherine's last name has not been found and some early mixing of facts led to the belief that she was a Second wife and not the mother of Walter's children (see George Chamberlain History of Weymouth, Mass. 1923. 3:174). This, I believe, has been corrected and the supposed first wife Experience shown to belong to someone else (Nora E. Snow, The Snow Estes Ancestry 1939 1939.2:102-V)

      William Brenton, long a resident of Taunton but with land holdings from the Merrimack to Rhode Island, died in in Newport where his will was proved in 1674. The original official copy of the will has survived and is in the possession of of the Newport Historical Society. It includes the following: "I bequeath unto my sister Katerine Cook's children to be paid within one year and a day after my decease (if demanded) twenty pounds in stock at the currant price that my oversear shall appoint." (see John 0. Austin Dictionary of R.I. 1887 p 254).

      Any papers which might have indicated the distribution and thus the names sisters children have been lost. Because William Brenton had early land dealings with Thomas Cook of Taunton and Portsmouth, and there was some intermarriages of descendants, a thorough attempt was made to connect Katerine with the family without success. Therefore I submit they she may well have been the wife of Walter Cook of Mendon. Each family named a son Ebenezer, which is hardly proof. It is known however that William Brenton came from Hammersmith, Middlesex, England. It is possible that research there might disclose some evidence.
      Boxwood, Ma. Apr. 1974 Jane F. Fiske


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