____ - ABT Oct 1670
: Thomas COOK
- DEATH: ABT Oct 1670, Portsmouth, Newport, RI
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"Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island"
Jane Fletcher Fiske
Boxford, MA, 1987; p25
"Thomas Cooke, called Captain, son of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher and his first wife,
probably Mary ---, was born in England about 1626 and died at Portsmouth, R.I. in 1669
or 1670. Record of his baptism has not been found, and it is thought that this may well
have occurred in the home parish of his mother, where his parents were probably married.
It was probably not too far from Netherbury, Dorset, where his father was baptized in 1600
and his younger brother John in 1630. He married ca. 1648 Thomasin ---, whose maiden
name has not been learned. She died at Portsmouth in 1670, probably in early October."
"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 (1628-1670-) & Thomasin _____/Mary HAVENS"
Both Austin and Torrey mention the possibility of Mary Havens being the wife of a
Thomas Cooke. Jane Fiske addresses this problem in NEHGR v128, p152 (Apr 1974)
and concludes that neither Thomas was her husband, but that she likely married
John, son of Thomas (2) and grandson of Thomas (1).