ABT 1582 - 7 Apr 1663
: Hester LE MAHIEU
- BIRTH: ABT 1582, England
- EMIGRATION: 1620, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA
- DEATH: 7 Apr 1663, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA
- MARRIAGE: Jul 1603, Leiden, Holland
- +John COOKE
- Hester COOKE
- Jacob COOKE
- Jane COOKE
- Mary COOKE
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John Cooke arrived in the New World as a child, led ashore from
the "Mayflower" by his father, Francis Cooke.
An article in Mayflower Descendant 27:145-55 ("New Light on Francis Cooke
and His Wife Hester Mahieu and Their Son John") goes to great pains to
give an estimated date and states the the previous published date was incorrect.
Marriage intentions were entered July 4, 1603 and Luly 5, 1603 which means the
three banns were proclaimed July 6, July 13 and July 20 (three successive Sundays);
therefore, the marriage took place on or after July 20, 1603.
Pilgrim Francis Cooke Society
"A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England"
Pub. Boston, 1860-1862, v1, p445
"COOKE, FRANCIS, Plymouth, came in the Mayflower 1620, with one ch. John;
his w. Esther, and other ch. Jacob, Jane, and Esther, com. in the Ann, 1623, so
that he count. six sh. in div. of lds. 1624; and in 1626 was b. Mary, and he had
seven sh. at div. of cattle."