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Margaret Kimball (Cole)

Also Known As: "Margaret Dow"
Birthplace: England
Death: March 01, 1675 (61-69)
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Cole and Margaret Whale-Cole
Wife of Henry Dow, of Hampton and Richard Kimball, of Rattlesden & Ipswich
Mother of Daniel Dow; Mary Richards; Hannah Gregory; Thomas Dow and Jeremiah Dow

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About Margaret Kimball

  • Margaret Cole Dow Kimball
  • Birth: circa 1598
  • Death: Mar. 1, 1675 Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • (2) in Hampton, 23 Oct 1661, Margaret (Cole) Dow, widow of HENRY DOW {1637, Watertown}. She died at Ipswich on 1 Mar 1675/6 (from inventory).
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  • Spouses:
  • Henry Dow (1606 - 1659)*
  • Richard Kimball (1595 - 1675)*Margaret Kimball (born COLE DOW) was born circa 1598.

Margaret married Richard Kimball in 1661, at age 63. Richard was born on April 10 1595, in Rattlesden, Suffolk, England. Margaret passed away im 1675, at age 77.



  • History of the Kimball family in America, from 1634 to 1897 : and of its ancestors the Kemballs or Kemboldes of England; with an account of the Kembles of Boston, Massachusetts by Morrison, Leonard Allison
  • Richard Kemball1 came to this country in the ship Elizabeth, William Andrews, master, in 1634. He appears to have gone, soon after landing, to Watertown, Mass. He settled in a different part of the town from that occupied by Henry Kemball1. According to Bond and other writers Richard and Henry were brothers. There is but little evidence to support this supposition, and it seems to be mainly founded on the fact that they both came over on the same vessel. Richard is said on the shipping list to be thirty-nine years old, but he was probably somewhat older. He was, however, in the prime of life, and soon became a prominent and active man in the new settlement.
  • He first settled in Watertown, and his home lot is thus given by Dr. Henry Bond : .... etc.
  • .... Soon after this date he was invited to remove
  • to impswich, where they were in need of a competent man to act as wheelwright to the new settlement. Here he spent the remainder of his days. .... etc.
  • ....
  • Richard Kimball was of the parish of Rattlesden, county of Suffolk, England, as is shown by the following entry on the parish register :
  • Henry Kemball ye sonne of Richard and Vrsula his wife baptized 1615 12 of August.
  • Ursula was the daughter of Henry Scott of Rattlesden, as appears from the following extract from Henry Scott's will :
    • .... etc.
  • Richard Kimball married second, Oct. 23, 1661, Margaret Dow, widow of Henry Dow of Hampton, N. H.
  • .... etc.
  • .... On the twenty-second of the following June the earthly pilgrimage of Richard Kimball ended, and, aged more than eighty years, he joined the great majority.
  • His wife did not long survive him, but died the succeeding spring, March 1, 1676. Richard Kimball1 was well to do for those early days. The inventory of his estate, which was taken July 12, 1675, and returned to court Sept. 28, 1675, amounted to £737 3s. 6d. He had already given to his children at their marriages.
    • i. .... etc.


  • History of the town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727-1912 Vol. 2 by Lyford, James Otis
  • 1. RICHARD1 KIMBALL was probably the ancestor of most of the numerous families of the name of Kimball in New England. On 10 April, 1634, O.S., at the age of 39, he embarked at Ipswich, in the county of Suffolk, Old Eng., in the ship, Elisabeth, William Andrews, master, for Massachusetts, and landed at Ipswich. He first settled in Watertown, of which he was a proprietor, in 1636-37; was admitted a freeman 6 May, 1635.
  • He soon removed from Watertown to Ipswich, .... etc.
  • He m. first, Ursula, the sister of Thomas and dau. of Martha Scott, before his arrival in Ipswich; m. second, Margaret, widow of Henry Dow, of Hampton, 23 Oct., 1661. Margaret d. 1 March, 1675-76. Richard d. 22 June, 1675, leaving a will dated 1674-75. His age was 80 years. Eleven children of whom Richard was the fourth."
  • 2. .... etc.


American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) about Margaret Cole Name: Margaret Cole Birth Date: 1610 Birthplace: Eng, Massachusetts Volume: 32 Page Number: 163 Reference: Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 1 Oct 1917, 6625; 2 Jan 1918, 1858; 13 May 1918, 1878

U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 about Margaret Cole Name: Margaret Cole Gender: Female Marriage Date: Jun 1640 Marriage Place: New England, United States Spouse's Name: Henry Dow

American Marriages Before 1699 about Margaret (widow) Dow Name: Margaret (widow) Dow Spouse: Richard Kimball Marriage Date: 23 Oct 1661 Marriage Place: Ipswich, Massachusetts

Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 about Margaret Kimball Name: Margaret Kimball Event Type: Death Death Date: 1 Mar 1675 Death Place: Ipswich, Massachusetts


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Margaret Kimball's Timeline

September 22, 1641
Age 31
September 14, 1643
Age 33
Age 39
April 28, 1653
Age 43
Hampton, Rockingham County, NH, United States
September 6, 1657
Age 47
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
March 1, 1675
Age 65
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
October 4, 1932
Age 65