ABT Apr 1600 - ABT May 1677
Father: Thomas Butcher COOKE
- BIRTH: ABT Apr 1600, Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England
- BAPTISM: 23 APRIL 1600, St. Mary, Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England
- EMIGRATION: 1637, Speedewell
- WILL: 6 Feb 1674, Portsmouth, Newport, RI
- DEATH: ABT May 1677, Portsmouth, Newport, RI
- +John COOK
- Thomas COOK
- George COOK
- Sarah COOK
_Thomas Butcher COOKE _|
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"Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island"
Jane Fletcher Fiske
Boxford, MA, 1987
p13: "Thomas Cooke alias Butcher was probably the child baptized 13 April 1600 in the parish church of
St. Mary, Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England, as Thomas Bowcher. He died at Portsmouth, Rhode
Island in the spring of 1677, probably just before 21 May, when his inventory was taken, as Thomas Cooke."
p17: "Thomas Cooke, Senior, signed his mark to his will 6 February 1673/4...Thomas evidently lived three
more years. No record of his death has been found, but the inventory of his estate was made...on 21 May 1677."
Crapo, Henry Howland
New Bedford, Mass.: E. Anthony & Sons, 1912; p.251
"John Borden's sister Mary married John Cook, the son of Thomas Cook of Portsmouth, who was a butcher. In
1643 Thomas Cook was received as an inhabitant of Portsmouth and "ingaged with the government" at the same
time "propounding for a toll." Whence he came I know not. He must have been fully thirty-five years old when he
came to Portsmouth, since his son John was then twelve years old. His wife's name was Mary. ...In 1674 he died
leaving a will which is informative as to his descendants."
"The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island"
John Osborne Austin
Joel Munsell's Sons, Albany, NY: 1887; pp. 282-285
"New England Marriages Prior to 1700"
Clarence A. Torrey
(as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001)
"COOKE, Thomas (-1674) & 1/wf (Unknown)"
"COOKE, Thomas (-1674) & 2/wf Mary [?SLOCUM/?HAVENS], m/2 Jeremiah BROWN 1680l; aft 1631; Portsmouth, RI"