Henry Cook, Sr., of Salem

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Henry Cook, Sr., of Salem

Also Known As: "Henry Cooke"
Birthplace: of, Burford, Shropshire , England
Death: before December 25, 1661
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Husband of Judith Cook
Father of Isaac Cook; Samuel Cook; Judith Pudney; Rachel Kibbe (Cooke); John Cook and 5 others

Occupation: Butcher
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About Henry Cook, Sr., of Salem

Anderson, 2015 (The Great Migration Directory) says that the origins of Henry Cook (of Salem) and John Cook (of Salem) are unknown.

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."


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."

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., of Salem's Timeline

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