Thomas Cooke, II (1626 - 1670) MP

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Birthplace: Netherbury, Bridport, Dorset, England
Death: Died in Portsmouth, Aquidneck Island (Present Newport County), Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Occupation: Captain
Managed by: Leslie Ann
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About Thomas Cooke, II

Thomas Cooke was not married to Mary Havens. She was married to Captain John Cook, his son.

The descendants of Thomas Cook of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, should not depend too much on "Austin" for their genealogical information as the Portsmouth records contradict him in several ways.

Mary Havens is given, by Austin, as the wife of Capt. Thomas Cook, son of Thomas, Sen. On 12 Oct 1670, the Portsmouth Town Council appointed Thomas Cook "eldest son of the afore named Capt. Thomas Cook, to be whole and sole Executor unto the whole Estate of the Sayd Capt. Thomas Cook and the late deceased widow Thomasin Cook ... shall pay unto his brothers: John, George, Stephen and Ebenezer Cook ... unto his sisters, namely Sarah, the wife of Peter Parker, Mary, the wife of Thomas Langford, Elizabeth, Phebe and Martha Cook.

Footnote: National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol 29, P 120 -- corrections.

In 1904 a collection of loose papers was discovered in the cellar of the Portsmouth Town Hall. Among these papers was one written up by G. Andrews Moriarty concerning a verbal will made by Captain Thomas Cooke.

I have uploaded page 29 of Jane Fletcher Fiske's book, THOMAS COOKE OF RHODE ISLAND which explains this in more detail.

-------------------- 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. Source: Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island by Jane Fletcher Fiske Boxford, MA, 1987; p25

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Capt. Thomas Cooke, II's Timeline

1626
1626
Netherbury, Bridport, Dorset, England
1646
1646
Age 20
Of Newport, , RI
1646
Age 20
Portsmouth, Newport, RI, USA
1648
1648
Age 22
Probably Portsmouth, Rhode Island
1648
Age 22
Portsmouth, Aquidneck Island (Present Newport County), Colony of Rhode Island
1652
1652
Age 26
Portsmouth, Aquidneck County (Present Newport County), Colony of Rhode Island
1654
1654
Age 28
Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island
1656
1656
Age 30
Portsmouth (Newp, RI
1658
1658
Age 32
Portsmouth (Newp, RI
1661
1661
Age 35
Portsmouth (Newp, RI