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John Cooke

Birthplace: Painswick, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1628
Gloucester County, Virginia, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Gloucester, Gloucester County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Cooke, I and Maud (Joan) Cooke
Father of Mordecai Cooke, of "Mordecai's Mount"
Brother of Agnes Cooke
Half brother of John Cooke; Anne Cooke; William Cooke; Thomas Cooke; Richard Cooke, II and 1 other

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About John Cooke

arrived VA in 1620.

John Cooke was born in 1596 in Suffolk County, England. He was the son of Richard Cooke (1557-1598) and Maud Joan (Scullick) Cooke (1560-1597). Baptism Date: 2 Oct 1596 in Baptism Place: Painswick, Gloucester, England.

John Cooke arrived in Virginia in 1620. He was 24 years old.

John married Ann Todd (1597-1682) in 1621 in Gloucester, Gloucester, Virginia, United States. Ann was the daughter of Thomas Todd and unknown mother.

John and Ann cooke were the parents of Mordecai Cooke who married Sussanah Peasley Thrasher.

Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890 about John Cooke: County: James City County - Township: Virginia Pioneer - Year: 1624 - Database: VA Early Census Index.

More iformtion in this book: "Winston of Virginia and allied families" on page 117.

Some information on about John Cooke: John COOKE was born about 1597 in Suffolk County, England. He died in Gloucester, Virginia (date of death unknown). Settling in Gloucester County, Virginia, in 1650, at Mordecai's Mount, the Cookes have always been large landholders. Wareham, Woodlawn, Woodbury, Cedars, Beechly, and Chalk Level are also old homesteads of this family. Mordecai Mount went by inheritance through marriage to the present owner, Judge James Lyon Taliaferro (through the Throckmortons, who changed the name to Churchill and built thereon Ware Church). Cedars alone remains in the family, while strangers, through purchase, control the others..

The Cookes have always been a brave, hospitable and peaceloving people. They have filled prominant places in parochial, state and national governments. They have intermarried with the best families in the country, and today their blood may be found comingled with that of hundreds of other families in almost every state in the Union, but notably, in the Southern and middle Western states. Wherever found, the gentle, persistent, hospitable, sport-loving spirit of the Cookes is apt to reveal itself.

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John Cooke's Timeline

October 2, 1596
Painswick, Gloucestershire, England
Age 26
Whitefield, Suffolk County , England
Age 31
Gloucester County, Virginia, Colonial America
Age 31
Gloucester, Gloucester County, Virginia, United States