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Wibroe Cooper (Griggs), widow Pierson

Also Known As: "Wilbroe /Pearson/"
Birthplace: Olney, Buckinghamshire, England
Death: May 06, 1662 (65-73)
Southampton, Long Island, Suffolk County, Province of New York
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Robert Griggs and Martha Wyborough Griggs
Wife of William Pierson and John Cooper of the Hopewell
Mother of Henry Pierson, of Southampton; Ann Phillips; Mary Burnett; John Cooper, III; Thomas Cooper and 7 others
Sister of Bridget Griggs; Henry Griggs; Martha Griggs; Steven Griggs and Elizabeth Griggs

Managed by: Flemming Allan Funch
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About Wibroe Cooper, widow Pierson

Data from The Cooper Family in America (http://www.frontiernet.net/~hinesite/cooper.htm)

What happened was that Wybroe Griggs (b. about 1593 in Buckinghamshire, married William Pierson (1577-1616). The couple married in Olney, Bucks, and had just one child, Henry, before William died. Two years later, Wybroe married John Cooper of Pontefract, Yorkshire and the couple, had 5 known children. They emigrated to Southampton, Long Island. (One of their daughters, Martha, married Ellis Cook, ancestors of the various Ellis Cooks of Morris County. suspect that some early researchers concluded that Henry was a Cooper, not Pierson.

"Founders of New England" NEHGR 14: 303 (Oct 1860) (Includes the manifest of the "Hopewell", Apr 1635, which includes the names of John Cooper, 41, wife Wibroe, 42, children Mary, 13, John, 10, Thomas, 7 and Martha, 5)

"John Cooper Page: Bucks, England > Lynne, Mass 1635 > Long Island, NY 1640" Norris Taylor, nmt1@ix.netcom.com http://members.tripod.com/~ntgen/bw/cooper_index.html "Born: Abt 1594. Per ship manifest, arrived 1635, aged 41. Spouse: Wibroe Griggs. Her origins, relatives in England and New England, and the family of John Cooper are well presented in TAG 64:193 Oct 1989. She was born about 1593 (aged 42 in the ship manfest of 1635), in probably Buckingham Co, England. Their marriage record has been identified and proven as October 18, 1618, in Olney, Bucks, England. This was her second marriage... She died Bef. May 06, 1662, in Southampton, Long Island. She would have been 69 in 1662. Died: Aft. May 06, 1662, date his will was written in Southampton, Long Island. (The date the will was proven is not known.) He was about 68 when he wrote this will."

From: https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=awroberts%2D1881&id=I849

   William Pierson, probably buried at Lavendon, Buckinghamshire, 28 Jul 1616 (m 25Jul1609 Olney, Buckinghamshire Wilbroe Griggs [who married second John Cooper], d before 6May1662)
   Guillmus (William) Peirson, son of Thomas Pearson, was baptised 19 September 1577 in Howden, Yorkshire, England. He married Wyborro Griggs on 25 July 1609 at Olney, Buckinghamshire, England.
   They had one child:
   �Henry (Harry) Peirson was baptised 10 December 1615 at Olney, Buckinghamshire, England. He married Mary Fuller about 1639 in Olney, Buckinghamshire. On 10 April 1639 they departed from London aboard the ship Mayflower, arriving in Boston, Massachusetts 10 May and settling in Lynn. In 1740 they, along with Henry's second cousin, Abraham Pierson, followed Henry's mother and her second husband (John Cooper) to Southampton, Long Island. Henry died in Southampton in October 1680.
   He died 28 July 1616 in Lavendon Parish, Buckinghamshire, England.
   Wyborro Griggs married John Cowper (Cooper) on 18 October 1618 at Olney, Buckinghamshire, England. In April 1635 they, with their children Mary (13), Jon (10), Tho. (7), and Martha (5), departed from the port of London aboard the ship Hopewell arriving in Boston, Massachusetts in June.
   After John Cooper arrivd a Boston with his family on the Hopewell in 1635, he was made a freeman at Boston 6 Dec 1636, was an elder of the chruch at Saugus (Lynn, Massachusetts), when it was formed in 1638, and owned 200 acres in Lynn. Near Boston, Massachusetts, at Lynn in 1640, eight men formed a company with the intention of establishing their own town. These men were Edward Howell, Edmond Farrington, Edmund Needham, Thomas Sayre, Josiah Stanborough, George Welbe, Henry Walton, and Job Sayre, Before the company depared Lynn, twelve more families were added: Daniel How (ship's Captain), John Cooper, Allen Breed, William Harker, Thomas Halsey, Thomas Newell, John Farrington, Richard Odell, Philip Kyrtland, Nathaniel Kirtland, Thomas Farrington, and Thomas Terry. Edward Howell & Company purchased eight square miles on Long Islaned from James Farrett for 400 pounds, approved June 12, 1640. The rights to settle a town were said, in the agreement from James Farrett, to be commensurate with those rights enjoyed by "other Plantations of the Massachusetts Bay under its governor, John Winthrop, Esquire". After a false start on the western end of Long Island, the ship, with the Company aboard headed south from Boston toward the eastern end of Long Island and entered the interior of Long Island by sailing up the Great Peconic Bay landing at what is now called North Sea about three miles north of where they settled and named it Southampton. Read more about the founding and histories of Long Island, and Southampton.
   7 March 1644/45: John and his son John, Jr. were listed in the fourth Ward for the work of cutting up any whales which washed up on the beaches near the town. His other son, Thomas, was listed in the first Ward.
   10 May 1649: John Cooper was not mentioned on a list of all Townsmen of Southampton, Suffolk Co., NY, although his two sons, John and Thomas, were mentioned.
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Wibroe Cooper, widow Pierson's Timeline

Olney, Buckinghamshire, England
December 10, 1615
Age 22
Stepney, Middlesex, England
August 28, 1619
Age 26
Olney, Buckinghamshire, UK
August 12, 1621
Age 28
Olney, Buckinghamshire, England
March 1, 1624
Age 31
Olney, Buckinghamshire, England
March 11, 1626
Age 33
Olney, Buckinghamshire, England
Age 34
Olney, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
November 26, 1629
Age 36
Olney, Buckinghamshire, England/Olney, England