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Francis Hooke

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Bristol, City of Bristol, England
Death: January 10, 1695 (60)
Kittery, York, Maine
Immediate Family:

Son of Humphrey Hooke, MP and Cecily Hooke
Husband of Mary Hooke
Brother of Thomas Hooke; William Hooke; Elizabeth Creswick and Cecily Cann

Occupation: chief justice, councillor, captain, major
Managed by: Erica Howton
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About Capt. Francis Hooke

iii. Mary Maverick m. (1) 8 Feb. 1655/6 John Palsgrave of Boston, b. 6 Mar. 1633/4, s. of Richard and Ann; m. (2) 20 Sept. 1660 Francis Hooke of Kittery, Me., who d. 10 Jan. 1694/5, s. of Humphrey (alderman of Bristol, Eng.)


Francis Hooke of Kittery, Maine, Clerk of the Writs, justice of the peace, treasurer for the Eastern District of the Province, selectman, Co treasurer, chief justice, councillor, captain, major, and son of Humphrey Hooke, alderman of Bristol, England. !M&J 22:45

From Old Kittery and Her Families (Google eBook) Everett Schermerhorn Stackpole Press of Lewiston Journal Company, 1903 - Kittery (Me.) - 822 pages. Page 47

Francis Hooke bought of Nicholas Shapleigh, 4 Aug. 1674, three acres of land whereon was "a house or tenement formerly built possessed & enjoyed by Roger Russell." The strip of land ran from the river to "Back Cove" so called, a branch of Crockett's Cove, and was bounded by Shapleigh's land on east and west. A little later Hooke added seven acres more to his lot. A plan of his house and lot appears on the town records. He was a son of Humphrey Hooke, an alderman of the city of Bristol, England.

He married, 20 Sept. 1662, Mary, widow of John Palgrave and daughter of Samuel and Amias (Cole-Thompson) Maverick of Noddle's Island, now East Boston. He lived at Winter Harbor, in Saco, before moving to Kittery Point. He was Justice of the Peace, County Treasurer, member of the Council and Judge of Probate and of the Court of Common Pleas. He was popular with all parties. It is written of him that "no other of that age in the province was so public-spirited and highly useful, none better beloved." He died 10 Jan. 1695, leaving no children.

His widow lived here for some years, and in 1715 the property passed into the possession of William Pepperrell.


  1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register page 157-9 "Genealogical Research in England - Samuel Maverick"


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Capt. Francis Hooke's Timeline

Bristol, City of Bristol, England
January 10, 1695
Age 60
Kittery, York, Maine