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Mary Rickard (Cooke)

Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Plymouth, Plymouth, MA
Death: Died in Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jacob Cooke and Damaris Cooke
Wife of John Rickard and John Rickard, II
Mother of Mercy Cushing; John Rickard, Child; Mercy Rickard; Mary Cushing; John Rickard, III and 2 others
Sister of Elizabeth Doty (Cooke); Caleb Cooke; Jacob Cooke, Jr.; Martha Cushman; Francis Cooke, Sr. and 1 other
Half sister of Sarah Bartlett and Rebecca Cooke

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'Mary Cooke

(Damaris Hopkins , Stephen )

was born on 12 Jan 1657 in Plymouth, MA.

She died on 28 Apr 1712 in Plymouth, MA.

Mary married John Rickard in 1678 in Plymouth, MA.

John was born on 24 Nov 1657 in Plymouth, MA.

He died on 25 Apr 1712 in Plymouth, MA.

His parents were John Rickard (d. bef Jan 1684)

and Esther (Hester) Barnes.

He tends to get confused with his cousin, Deac. John Rickard

who married Mary -------.

Doty's will provides evidence for this marriage.

They had the following children:

  1. M John Rickard was born on 26 Feb 1679 in Plymouth, MA.
  2. F Mercy Rickard
  3. M John Rickard
  4. F Mary Rickard was christened in 1688.
  5. F Esther Rickard was born in Apr 1691 in Plymouth, MA.

She died on 26 Jun 1713 in Plymouth, MA.

  1. F Elizabeth Rickard
  2. M James Rickard
  3. F Mercy Rickard

The Pilgrim Hopkins Heritage Society database is a work in progress.

It contains information that was taken from several sources

including Pilgrim Hopkins Heritage Society lineage papers

and the “Mayflower Families Through Five Generations” Books.

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'Mary (Cooke) Rickard (1658 - 1712)

Mary Rickard formerly Cooke

Born 12 Jan 1658 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Daughter of Jacob Cooke and Damaris (Hopkins) Cooke

Sister

of Elizabeth (Cooke) Doty,

Caleb Cooke,

Jacob Cooke,

Martha (Cooke) Cushman,

Francis Cooke,

Ruth Cooke,

Sarah (Cooke) Bartlett [half] and

Rebecca Cooke [half]

Wife of John Rickard Jr. — married [date unknown] [location unknown]

[children unknown]

Died 28 Aug 1712 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

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Cooke-40 created 11 Jun 2010 | Last modified 15 Nov 2016

Categories: Mayflower Family Member.

Mary (Cooke) Rickard was related to a passenger on the Mayflower and born before 1700.

Biography

Mary was a daughter of Jacob Cooke and his wife Damaris (Hopkins) Cooke.

According to Plymouth Vital Records,

she was born 12 January 1657/8 (i.e., 1658) in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

[1] In Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines, Mary W. Ferris reported t

he birthdate as 22 January 1658;[2] the 10-day difference is apparently

due to her accounting for the 10-day date shift when the calendar was changed in 1752.

Mary married John Rickard, son of John Rickard, in Plymouth in about 1678.

There has been some uncertainty as to whether Mary Cooke married that John Rickard or his first cousin John

Rickard, the son of Giles Rickard.

Both men had wives named Mary.

In an article entitled "Which John Rickard married Mary Cooke?"

in the August 1983 Mayflower Quarterly,[3] Eugene Stratton

presented evidence that Mary Cooke's husband was John the son of John.

As described by "jrich" in a personal genealogy page, Stratton

based this conclusion primarily on a comparison of signatures.[4]

Children

John Rickard and Mary Cooke are recorded as the parents of seven children.

All but the last two named are listed in Plymouth Vital Records:[5]

John Rickard, born 26 February 1679.[6]

He apparently died before February 1684.

Mercy Rickard, born 3 February 1682. [7]

John Rickard, born 3 February 1684. [8]

Ester (or Hester) Rickard, born 1 April 1691.

James Rickard, born 25 or 26 September 1696.

Elizabeth Rickard; not in Vital Records, but named in her father's will.[9]

Mary Rickard; not in Vital Records, but named in her father's will[9]

Name

Name: Mary /Cooke/ [10]

Name: Mary /Cooke Rickard /[11][12][13][14][15][16]

Birth: Date: 12 Jan 1657 Place: Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States[17][18][19][20][21]

Death

Mary's husband John Rickard made his on 20 April 1711,

and his estate was inventoried 20 June 1712.

His will provided bequests Mary, sons John and James,

and daughters Mercy [married name not legible],

Mary Rickard, Hester Rickard, and Elizabeth Rickard. [9]

Mary died, not long after her husband, on 28 August 1712.

She is buried near him, at Burial Hill in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Her gravestone inscription reads: [22]

Here Lyes Buried Ye Body of Mary Rickard Aged 55 Years Decesd August Ye 28th 1712 Death: Date: 25 Aug 1712

Place: Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States[23][24][25]

Sources

↑ Plymouth Vital Records, page 662: "Mary, the daughter of Jacob Cooke was born the 12th of Jan 1657/8"

↑ Source: #S109, Vol. 2, Page 246

↑ Stratton, Eugene. "Which John Rickard married Mary Cooke?", Mayflower Quarterly, v. 49,

p. 122, August 1983.

↑ jrich, Family:John Rickard and Mary Cooke (2), WeRelate.org, 29 March 2011.

↑ "Vital Records of Plymouth," transcribed at Descendants of Stephen Hopkins - Mary Cooke

↑ Plymouth Vital Records, Page 670. "John Rickard,

son of John Rickard Jr. was born on the 26th day of February 1679."

↑ Plymouth Vital Records, Page 671. "Mercye, the daughter of John Ricard,

the son of John Rickard deceased was born the 12th of Feb 1682."

↑ Plymouth Vital Records, Page 671. "John Rickard,

the son of John Rickard deceased, was born the 12th of Feb 1684."

↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 Will and probate papers of John Rickard,

in Plymouth County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1686-1881,

from New England Historic Genealogical Society

↑ Source: #S109, Vol. 2, Page 246

↑ Source: #S-997625446 APID: 1,3718::33665 ↑ Source: #S-1505933790 Page: Source number: 1615.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: LSS APID: 1,7836::271981 ↑ Source: #S-1505933790 Page: Source number: 364.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: KHB APID: 1,7836::271980 ↑ Source: #S-1486907223 APID: 1,2495::4416294 ↑ Source: #S-1505935095 Page: Birth year: 1657; Birth city: Plymouth; Birth state: MA APID: 1,4725::559733 ↑ Source: #S-1503832204 APID: 1,3599::2310783 ↑ Source: #S-997625446 APID: 1,3718::33665 ↑ Source: #S-1505933790 Page: Source number: 1615.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: LSS APID: 1,7836::271981 ↑ Source: #S-1505933790 Page: Source number: 364.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: KHB APID: 1,7836::271980 ↑ Source: #S-1505935095 Page: Birth year: 1657; Birth city: Plymouth; Birth state: MA APID: 1,4725::559733 ↑ Source: #S-1503832204 APID: 1,3599::2310783 ↑ Find-A-Grave ↑ Source: #S-997625446 APID: 1,3718::33665 ↑ Source: #S-1486907223 APID: 1,2495::4416294 ↑ Source: #S-1505935095 Page: Birth year: 1657; Birth city: Plymouth; Birth state: MA APID: 1,4725::559733 Repository: R-1670203836 Name: Ancestry.com Address: http://www.Ancestry.com Note: Source: S-1486907223 Repository: #R-1670203836 Title: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. APID: 1,2495::0 Source: S-1503832204 Repository: #R-1670203836 Title: American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) Author: Godfrey Memorial Library, comp. Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc APID: 1,3599::0 Source: S-1505933790 and Source S-899753593 and Source: S-1507004305 and Source: S1730862093. Repository: #R-1670203836 Ancestry Family Trees. Ancestry.com Operations Inc. URL: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=15043181&pid=1609268488 URL: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=7221440&pid=934360181 Source S-877412760 U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc. Source: S-1505935095 and Source S-869848842. Repository: #R-1670203836. Family Data Collection - Individual Records Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc APID: 1,4725::0 Source: S-997625446 Repository: #R-1670203836 Title: Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2 Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. APID: 1,3718::0 Find-A-Grave Mary Cooke Rickard, Burial Hill, Plymouth, Mass.

Source S109 Ferris, Mary W. Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines:

A Memorial Volume Containing the American Ancestry of Rufus R. Dawes, Volume 1,

published online by Ancestry.com, The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT, 2005;

original book privately printed, 1943.

Acknowledgments

This person was created through the import of Morris_gedcom.ged on 11 June 2010.


Mary Cooke

(Damaris Hopkins , Stephen )

was born on 12 Jan 1657 in Plymouth, MA.

She died on 28 Apr 1712 in Plymouth, MA.

Mary married John Rickard in 1678 in Plymouth, MA.

John was born on 24 Nov 1657 in Plymouth, MA.

He died on 25 Apr 1712 in Plymouth, MA.

His parents were John Rickard (d. bef Jan 1684)

and Esther (Hester) Barnes.

He tends to get confused with his cousin, Deac. John Rickard

who married Mary -------.

Doty's will provides evidence for this marriage.

They had the following children:

  1. M John Rickard was born on 26 Feb 1679 in Plymouth, MA.
  2. F Mercy Rickard
  3. M John Rickard
  4. F Mary Rickard was christened in 1688.
  5. F Esther Rickard was born in Apr 1691 in Plymouth, MA.

She died on 26 Jun 1713 in Plymouth, MA.

  1. F Elizabeth Rickard
  2. M James Rickard
  3. F Mercy Rickard

The Pilgrim Hopkins Heritage Society database is a work in progress.

It contains information that was taken from several sources

including Pilgrim Hopkins Heritage Society lineage papers

and the “Mayflower Families Through Five Generations” Books.

Links

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  1. 30. Mayflower Vital Records; volumes include: "Births and Deaths, I and II;" "Increasings;" "Marriages;" and "Deeds and Probates" by Susan E. Roser, extracted from the files of George Ernest Bowman : Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore. "Mary Cooke, b. 12 Jan. 1657/8, Plymouth, d. 28 Aug. 1712, age 55, Plymouth; m. c1678, Plymouth, John Rickard, son of John Rickard & Hester Barnes, b. 24 Nov. 1657, Plymouth, d. 25 Apr. 1712, Plymouth. 7 chil."

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Mary Rickard's Timeline

1657
January 12, 1657
Plymouth, Plymouth, MA
1680
February 29, 1680
Age 23
1682
February 3, 1682
Age 25
Massachusetts, United States
1683
February 3, 1683
Age 26
February 12, 1683
Age 26
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
1684
February 3, 1684
Age 27
1691
April 1, 1691
Age 34
Plymouth, Plymouth, MA
1696
September 25, 1696
Age 39
Plymouth, Plymouth, MA
1712
August 25, 1712
Age 55
Massachusetts, United States