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Aaron Cooke

Also Known As: "Col. George Aaron Cooke", "Cook"
Birthplace: Thornecomb, Dorset, England
Death: December 28, 1615 (29-30)
Bridport, Dorset, England
Place of Burial: Bridport, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Cooke and Christian Cooke
Husband of Elizabeth Ford
Father of Maj. Aaron Cook

Occupation: Joiner (carpenter)
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Immediate Family

About Aaron Cooke

Aaron COOKE 1, 2, 3, 4

  • was born 1585 in Thornecombe, Dorset, England.
  • He died Dec 1615 in Bridport, Dorset, England and
  • was buried 28 Dec 1615 in Bridport, Dorset, England.
  • Aaron is buried in the church yard of St Andrews Church in Bridport,
    • there is a record of his burial and a reference to him as a joiner (AG V XI July 1934 p 1801).
  • Aaron, Sr was a joiner (carpenter).
  • Aaron married Elizabeth CHARDE on 2 Sep 1610 in Thornecombe, Dorset, England.


  • On 20 March 1630 the sailing ship Mary & John departed Plymouth, England, with 140 passengers.
    • After a journey of 70 days, the ship arrived at Nantasket in New England (Massachusetts) on 30 May 1630, two weeks before the Winthrop Fleet arrived.
    • The ship's captain refused to sail up the Charles river as planned, because he feared running the ship aground in waters that he had no charts for.
    • He instead left the passengers in a desolate locale, at the mouth of what is now Boston harbor, miles from their intended destination.
    • The settlers were forced to transport 150,000 pounds of livestock, provisions and equipment 20 miles.
    • The families were all recruited by the Rev. John White of Dorchester, Dorset.
    • Nearly all of these families came from the West Country of England, i.e. counties of Somerset, Dorset and Devon.
    • These people founded one of the first towns in Massachusetts, Dorchester, 1630, and one of the earliest in Connecticut, Windsor, five years later.

Elizabeth CHARDE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (CHARD) (COOK) (COOKE)

  • was born 1589 in Thornecombe, Dorset, England.
  • She died 18 Apr 1643 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.
  • Elizabeth married Aaron COOKE on 2 Sep 1610 in Thornecombe, Dorset, England.
  • They had the following children:
    • F i Elizabeth COOKE 1 was christened 8 Sep 1611 in Bridport, Dorset, England.
    • M ii Major Aaron COOKE was christened 20 Mar 1614 and died 5 Sep 1690.
  • Other marriages for Elizabeth:
    • FORD, Thomas SENIOR

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Aaron Cooke's Timeline

Thornecomb, Dorset, England
March 20, 1614
Bridport, Dorset, England
December 28, 1615
Age 30
Bridport, Dorset, England
March 18, 1933
Age 30
May 17, 1933
Age 30
September 12, 1992
Age 30
Bridport, Dorset, England, United Kingdom