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Philip Cooke

Birthplace: Earls Colne, Essex County, England
Death: Died in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Johannis Cooke and wife of Johannis Cooke
Husband of Mary Cooke
Father of Philip Cooke and Barnabas Cooke, Sr.
Brother of Joseph Cooke; Susanna Singletary and Col. George Cooke

Occupation: Proprietor at Cambridge
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About Phillip Cooke, of Cambridge

"Richard Singletary married for his second wife (Goodwife Singletary having died in 1638/9} Susannah Cooke,..." who was the mother of his 7 children.

Susannah was the sister of Phillip Cooke of Cambridge MA, who "was a proprietor at Cambridge 1646: freeman, May 26 1647, and when he died he left a will dated 18 Jul 1666; probated 2 Apr 1667; wife Mary; Samuel, eldest son; "children to be placed in family of friends and relatives if his wife approved." (Monnette's Reference: Paige’s History of Cambridge [MA], p. 514) Children: John, age 3 to sister Singletary of Haverhill; Phillip, age 5, to Richard Eccles; & Hannah, age 9 to John Cooper. He wanted his children "to be brought up in Christian nurture and honest employment."

Monnette stated that upon checking records, etc. at Cambridge, MA, that Joseph Cooke at Cambridge was an older brother of "Col. George Cooke, Gent., Freeman, March 3, 1635-6...", a Cromwellian soldier. According to other indications, Monnette states that Phillip Cooke was also brother of the above George and Joseph, who came to America together, and they are believed to have been related to Susannah (Cooke) Singletary. "An/d probably from his actual service, and as a Colonel in Oliver Cromwell’s army, gave the tradition to Thomas Bloomfield, through the Daughter Mary who became the wife of Jonathan Dunham", s/o Richard Singletary.

Wife: Mary LAMPSON ( - ) daughter of Barnabas


  1. Mary COOKE (1652- )
  2. Hannah COOKE (bef1654-1664)
  3. Samuel COOKE (1655- )
  4. Hannah COOKE (1657- )
  5. Sarah COOKE (bef1661-1661)
  6. Phillip COOKE (1654-bef1661)
  7. Phillip COOKE (1661-1718)
  8. John COOKE (1663- )
  9. Barnabas COOKE (bef1665- )



  • U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
  • U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700
  • Massachusetts, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890
  • Middlesex County, Massachusetts Probate Index, 1648-1870
  • Massachusetts Applications of Freemen, 1630-91
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).
  • Gozzaldi, Mary Isabella. History of Cambridge, Massachusetts 1630-1877 with a Genealogical Register - Supplement and Index. 1930. Reprint Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1986.
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Phillip Cooke, of Cambridge's Timeline

April 30, 1622
Earls Colne, Essex County, England
Age 24
<Ridgewell, Essex, , England>
May 2, 1661
Age 39
February 10, 1666
Age 43
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age 43
Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA, USA