Hugh Cole

Male - 22 Jan 1699/0


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  • Name  Hugh Cole 
    Gender  Male 
    Baptism  29 Jun 1628  Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died  22 Jan 1699/0  Swansea, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  Tyler Point Cemetery, Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • In 1668/9, King Philip sold to Hugh Cole and others, 500 acres of land in Swansea, on the west side of the river now known as Cole's River. He moved his wife, Mary, and seven children from Plymouth to the new town of Swansea. Swansea had been established in 1667 by the Plymouth Court to accommodate the non-conformist Baptist Church in its search for religious freedom. In the Documentary History of the Town of Swansea Hugh Cole is listed as one of fifty-five signatories to the proposals for the establishment of the town on 22 February 1669. At a town meeting for 18 November 1670 the following item was recorded:

      "Item--It is ordered by ye Town that Hugh Cole & Samuel Luther keep possession of ye Town Lands at Mattapoiset against that any shall Intrench upon the same & yt they shall be defended & warranted by ye Town in what they shall do therein."

      The next year at a town meeting for 7 February 1670/71 Hugh Cole & Benjamin Alby were chosen to be Surveyors for the Town of Swansea. On 11 May 1671 Hugh Cole was chosen grand juryman and one of three Selectmen for the new town. For the years 1674-75, 1680, and 1683-86 he served as Deputy and Representative for the Town to the General Court of Plymouth Colony.

      At the breaking out of the war of 1675, two of Hugh Cole's sons were made prisoners by the Indians and taken to Philip's head quarters at Mt. Hope. Philip ordered them set at liberty, because their father had always been his friend. He also sent word to Mr. Cole that as he could not control his young warriors, he advised him to remove at once to Rhode Island. Mr. Cole did so, and saw his house in flames before he had left it an hour. [1, 3]
    Person ID  I41398  Bryant
    Last Modified  19 Jul 2004 

    Father  James Cole,   b. Est 1600, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1678, Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Tibbes,   b. Bef 1608, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 07 Mar 1660, Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  01 May 1625  Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Family ID  F2890  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Mary Foxwell,   b. 17 Aug 1635, Scituate, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1689, Swansea, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  08 Jan 1654/55  Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    • On 6 June 1655, the grand jury presented "Hugh Cole, and Mary Foxwell, his now wife, in keeping company each with the other in an undecent manner, at an unseasonable time and place, before marriage," for which Hugh Cole was fined 20s.
    Children 
     1. James Cole,   b. 03 Nov 1655, Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 02 Jan 1718, Newport, Newport Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hugh Cole,   b. 08 Mar 1658, Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1737/38, Swansea, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John Cole,   b. 15 May 1660, Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1748, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Martha Cole,   b. 14 Apr 1662, Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 1708, Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Anna Cole,   b. 14 Oct 1664, Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1704, Swansea, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Ruth Cole,   b. 08 Jan 1666, Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1718, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Joseph Cole,   b. 15 May 1668, Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Ebenezer Cole,   b. Abt 1671, probably, Swansea, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Sep 1719
     9. Mary Cole,   b. Abt 1676, Swansea, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1756, Swansea, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Benjamin Cole,   b. Abt 1678, Swansea, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1748, Swansea, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Mercy Cole,   b. Abt 1680, Swansea, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 06 Feb 1704/5, Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Experience Cole,   b. Abt 1682, Swansea, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 16 Aug 1711, Swansea, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F2888  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Elizabeth Lettice,   b. Abt 1626,   d. 31 Oct 1693, Swansea, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  01 Jan 1688/89  Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Family ID  F2887  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Mary Shelley,   b. 1640 
    Married  30 Jan 1693/94  Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID  F2889  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 29 Jun 1628 - Barnstaple, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jan 1699/0 - Swansea, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Tyler Point Cemetery, Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 08 Jan 1654/55 - Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 01 Jan 1688/89 - Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Jan 1693/94 - Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S366] Hannah (Haile) Mower, Mower, Lyman & Karen Hoiriis Mower, (Compilers, Durham, New Hampshire, 1997), p. 98.

    2. [S32] TAG, The American Genealogist, 64:139-141.

    3. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 12:169.

    4. [S14] Torrey, Editor: Torrey, Clarence Almon, (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985, Baltimore, MD, 1985 (reprint)), p. 169.

    5. [S366] Hannah (Haile) Mower, Mower, Lyman & Karen Hoiriis Mower, (Compilers, Durham, New Hampshire, 1997), p. 97.

    6. [S386] Pilgrim Migration, Anderson, Robert Charles, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass., 2004), p. 124.

    7. [S315] The Great Migration, Anderson, Robert Charles & George F. Sanborn, Melinde Lutz Sanborn, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 2001), p. 567.

    8. [S14] Torrey, Editor: Torrey, Clarence Almon, (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985, Baltimore, MD, 1985 (reprint)), 168.

    9. [S366] Hannah (Haile) Mower, Mower, Lyman & Karen Hoiriis Mower, (Compilers, Durham, New Hampshire, 1997), p. 100.


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