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Mary Margaret Ludlow (Cogan)

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Chard, Somerset, England
Death: June 3, 1664 (56-64)
Dublin, ireland
Place of Burial: Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Philobert Cogan and Ann Cogan
Wife of Honorable Roger Ludlow
Mother of Sarah Brewster
Sister of Elizabeth (Cogan) Gibson Endicott; Thomas Coggins; Margaret Cogan,; Susan Cogan; Ann Robinson and 1 other

Managed by: David Bradbury Stewart
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About Mary Cogan



From English Ancestry of Mary Cogan by Wilder MARY COGAN, born in 1604, married Roger Ludlow of Dinton, there baptized March 7, 1590. He was matriculated at Balliol College, Oxford, June 16, 1610, and at the age of forty was chose, in London, an Assistant of the colony of Massachusetts Bay, Feb. 10, 1630. In that capacity he sailed from Plymouth, England, March 20, that year in the ship "Mary and John" and arrived on these shores May following. He attended the first sitting of the Court at Charlestown, in August, and retained the office four years when he was chose Deputy-Governor in 1634. He removed to Windsor, Conn., in 1635, where he that hear became the first Deputy-Governor of the colony, and thereafter served in the same high office in 1642 and 1648. He served in the Pequot War of 1637, and was thus attracted by the lands west of the Connecticut river. In 1639 he removed to Unquowa, which was named Fairfield in 1645, and there purchased from the Indians a considerable tract of land east of the Norwalk river. He was a Commissioner of the United Colonies in 1651, 1652, and 1653, and has been called the "Father of Connecticut Jurisprudence," having been the principal framer of the Constitution of 1639. The statement has been accepted as fact that he removed to Virginia about the year 1654, but the following from the pen of the late Dr. Charles J. Hoadley of Hartford, seems to indicate otherwise:

The assertion to that effect "was doubtless made on the authority of Dr. Trumball (History of Connecticut., 1, 218), and he based it on what he found in New Haven records. Ludlow had hired a vessel to transport himself and his family to Virginia, probably intending to take shipping there for England, for in a MS. Roger Wolcott expressly says that Ludlow returned to England, and a deposition of John Webster, dated DEc. 18, 1660, in the Connecticut archives, speaks of 'the time that Mr. Ludlow went for old England.' If any one will examine the printed New Haven Colonial Records, II, 69-74, he will find nothing to show that Mr. Ludlow went to Virginia, but rather the contrary; for Manning, the captain of the vessel Ludlow had hired, was arrested for illicit trading with the Dutch, and upon trial, being found guilty, in spite of Ludlow's protests, was declared by the court to be a lawful prize, and ordered it to be sold 'by an inch of candell, he that offers most to have her'."

Governor Ludlow's brother George, of the county and parish of York, Virginia, Esq., a member of the Council of 1642-55, died in the latter year leaving a will which mentioned children of the governor's, and, so far as known, is the only record of them. From it the are here enumerated:

1) Jonathan Ludlow of Dublin, Ireland 2) Joseph 3) Roger 4) Anne 5) Mary 6) Sarah, "distinguished for her literaray acquirements and domestic virtues", married Rev. Nathaniel Brewster of Brookhaven, Long Island."

Margaret Cogan was the daughter of Philobert Cogan and Anne Marshall, daughter of Thomas.

She married after 1623 Roger Ludlow, son of Thomas Ludlow and Jane Pyle. they had four sons and three daughters;

  • Roger LUDLOW (1620-1656)
  • Anne LUDLOW (1622- )
  • Thomas LUDLOW (1623-1655)
  • Jonathan LUDLOW (1625- )
  • Sarah LUDLOW (1625-1665)
  • Joseph LUDLOW (1627-1667)
  • Mary LUDLOW (1632- )

Sarah, who would marry Rev. Nathaniel Brewster.

On 20 Mar 1630, she and the family immigrated to America aboard the Mary and John, sailing from Plymouth, Co. Devonshire, England. The ship was among the group called the Winthrop Fleet. The ship, which was also known as "Mr. Ludlow's Ship", arrived at the Massachusetts Bay Colony on 30 May 1630.

They later lived at Dorchester MA and Windsor and Fairfield, CT. She and Roger in their later lives moved to Ireland Sept 1654 where it is assumed they died.

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Mary Cogan's Timeline

Chard, Somerset, England
Age 35
Dinton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
June 3, 1664
Age 60
Dublin, ireland
June 3, 1664
Age 60
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, United Kingdom
June 6, 1951
Age 60
June 6, 1951
Age 60
June 6, 1951
Age 60
November 22, 1954
Age 60