Nicholas Cooke

Male 1660 - 1730


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  • Name  Nicholas Cooke 
    Born  09 Feb 1659/60  Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Died  01 Dec 1730  Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • "Nicklolus Cook Sr., in 71st year"
    Notes 
    • Nicholas Cook is included in a list of early settlers, Bellingham, as coming in 1698 (it was then Mendon).
      ! Town of Bellingham, MA 1719-1969, Bellingham Centennial (250 years)
    Person ID  I15040  Bryant
    Last Modified  17 May 2007 

    Father  Walter Cooke,   b. Abt 1618, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jan 1696, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Catherine Brenton,   b. Abt 1628, Hammersmith, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jan 1695/96, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1648 
    • 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
    Family ID  F610  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Joanna Rockwood,   b. 25 Aug 1669, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1710, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  04 Nov 1684  Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Children 
     1. Josiah Cook,   b. 29 Aug 1685, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1689, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Nicholas Cook, Deacon,   b. 10 Jun 1687, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1779, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Joanna Cook,   b. 13 Feb 1689, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary Cook,   b. 09 Oct 1690, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Josiah Cook,   b. 1691, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1774, Cumberland, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Anne Cook,   b. 04 Mar 1695, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1752, Wrentham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Seth Cook,   b. 28 Apr 1699, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Daniel Cook,   b. 18 Aug 1703, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 11 Apr 1786
     9. David Cook,   b. 15 Nov 1705, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1790, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Abigail Cook,   b. 04 Oct 1707, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Noah Cook,   b. 04 Oct 1710, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1771, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F430  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mehitable Hayward,   b. 1670, probably, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Dec 1712  Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Family ID  F1053  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 09 Feb 1659/60 - Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 04 Nov 1684 - Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Dec 1712 - Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 01 Dec 1730 - Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S155] Benson, Benson Genealogy, (1923).

    2. [S112] Ancestors of American Presidents, Roberts, Gary Boyd, (Carl Boyer, 3rd, Santa Clara, CA, 1995), p.46.

    3. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 3:71.

    4. [S112] Ancestors of American Presidents, Roberts, Gary Boyd, (Carl Boyer, 3rd, Santa Clara, CA, 1995), p.46 "December 7".

    5. [S60] MASS, Vital Rec., Bellingham:177.

    6. [S60] MASS, Vital Rec., Mendon:373.

    7. [S60] MASS, Vital Rec., Mendon:274.


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