Henry Cook, Sr. (1615 - 1661) MP

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Nicknames: "Cooke"
Birthplace: of, Burford, Shropshire , England
Death: Died in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Occupation: butcher, Butcher
Managed by: Thomas Shirley
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About Henry Cook, Sr.

History of Wallingford, Conn. by Charles Henry Stanley Davis

Genealogies - Part 1, pg. 672

"Henry Cook was at Plymouth, Mass., before 1640. He had sons, Isaac, John, Henry and Samuel. Isaac is supposed to have remained at Plymouth, and John to have settled at Middletown. Henry and Samuel settled at Wallingford, and are the ancestors of most of the name of Cook in Connec­ticut, and of many in Various parts of the country."

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Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus, pg. 435

"Henry was the first Cook in America. He was at Salem, Mass. in 1638 and most likely arrived in US a short time before that. He is believed to be a descendant of the Cooks of Kent or Hertsfordshire who migrated from Normandy in the 11th century. He came to New England as a Puritan. Sons, Samuel and Henry Jr. emigrated to Connecticut while the rest remained in Mass. The family also lived at Plymouth Conn. for a time. The farm was passed to the widow after he died and it is unknown where it passed from there. Henry was a Butcher."

Marriage listed in the Essex County, Massachusetts Depositions, 1636-86

"BIRDSALE, Judith Cook, Henry 1 June 1639 Plymouth, Mass.

COOK, Henry Birdsall, Judith June 1639 Plymouth, Mass."

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History of Wallingford, Conn. by Charles Henry Stanley Davis

Genealogies - Part 1, pg. 672

"Henry Cook was at Plymouth, Mass., before 1640. He had sons, Isaac, John, Henry and Samuel. Isaac is supposed to have remained at Plymouth, and John to have settled at Middletown. Henry and Samuel settled at Wallingford, and are the ancestors of most of the name of Cook in Connec­ticut, and of many in Various parts of the country."

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Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus, pg. 27

"Henry was the first Cook in America. He was at Salem, Mass. in 1638 and most likely arrived in US a short time before that. He is believed to be a descendant of the Cooks of Kent or Hertsfordshire who migrated from Normandy in the 11th century. He came to New England as a Puritan. Sons, Samuel and Henry Jr. emigrated to Connecticut while the rest remained in Mass. The family also lived at Plymouth Conn. for a time. The farm was passed to the widow after he died and it is unknown where it passed from there. Henry was a Butcher." -------------------- He was in Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts before 1640 and is found in the Public Records of Salem in Plymouth Colony as early as 1638. His estate was administered 26 June 1662 .

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Henry Cook, Sr.'s Timeline

1615
June 1, 1615
Burford, Shropshire , England
June 1, 1615
Burford, Shropshire, England
1638
1638
Age 22
One of proprietors of Salem, MA
1639
June 29, 1639
Age 24
Salem, Essex, Ma
1640
April 3, 1640
Age 24
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1641
September 30, 1641
Age 26
Town of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1643
July 15, 1643
Age 28
Salem,Essex,Massachusetts
1645
September 25, 1645
Age 30
Salem, MA, USA
1647
September 6, 1647
Age 32
Salem, Essex, Massachuetts
1648
September 9, 1648
Age 33
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States