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Francis Cooke

Male 1663 - 1746  (73 years)


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  • Name Francis Cooke 
    Born 5 January 1662/3  Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation yeoman 
    Will Will & Codicil of Francis Cooke of Kingston, Province of the Massachusetts Bay (1732)
    Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 10, p. 328-331, from FHL microfilm #0551535.
    http://home.earthlink.net/~jamaltby1/miscellaneous_wills.html
    In the Name of God Amen I Francis Cooke of Kingston in the County of Plimouth in New England Yeoman being of a Disposeing Mind & Memory blessed be God for it & Calling to mind that it is appointed for all Once to die Do make & ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner & form following.
    In the First place I Give and bequeath my Soul to God that Gave it me and my body to the Earth with a Decent Christian Burial in hope of a Blessed Resurrection: and as to the outward and temporal Estate that it hath pleased God to bless me with I dispose of the same in the following order—
    Imprimis I Give and Bequeath unto my loving son Caleb Cook and to his heirs and assigns forever and to the Children of my loving son Robert Cook deceased and their heirs & assigns forever all that my landing place that I bought of Major John Bradford at Jones river in Kingston: and allso I Give unto my son Caleb Cook all my Oxen of four years old and upwards with all my Carts plows Chairs and all my Implements for Carting & plowing allso half my Sheep with my Mare for four years and at the End of sd four year then if there is no Increase to have half ye. mare If there is Increase of the Mare then only half the Increase—
    Item, I Give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Elizabeth Cook Seventy pounds to be paid out of my Estate and what She hath in her Chest and hath had for some time past—
    Item I Give and bequeath unto my loving Grand Children the Children of my loving son Francis Cook deceased five Shillings I haveing allready Given them their Portion—
    And after my Just Debts are paid and my funeral Charge Discharged and the Aforesd. Legacies paid My mind is that ye. remainder of all my Estate Real & personal whatsoever or wheresoever it is or may be found Shall be Equally divided between my three daughters or Such as Legally represent those that are Dead that is to say my Loving Daughter Susanna Stertevant the Children of my loving daughter Sarah Cole and my loveing Daughter Elizabeth Cook to have Equal as aforesaid of the remainder of my Estate. And lastly I Do Nominate and appoint my Loving son Caleb Cook the Sole Executor Of this my last will & Testament Hereby Declaring all other Will or Wills by me hereto fore Made void & Confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament as witness my hand and Seal this 28th day of October 1732. Francis Cook (seal)
    Signed Sealed Declared and Pronounced by the Abovesd. Francis Cook to be his Last will and
    Testament Before us Witnesses
    Elisha Washburne
    Ephraim Washburne
    Francis Adams
     
    Probated on 18 Sept. 1746, proved by Francis Adams and Ephraim Washburne.
     
    Notwithstanding any thing in the Aforesaid Will to the Contrary My Mind is that my Son Caleb Cook have only one pair of Oxen If I leave any with my Cash & Wheels & tackling therto belonging And I do hereby Give & bequeath unto my daughter Beforementioned my part in a Furnice for makeing of Iron begun in Kingston to be Divided to them as is in this will aforesd. is Declared In Witness—hereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this fifteenth day of May anno Dom. One thousand Seven hundred & thirty Six 1736.
    Signed Sealed published & Pronounced By the Aforesd. Francis Cook to be A Codicil to the Aforesd. Will Francis Cook (seal)
    Ichabod Washburne
    Bethiah Washburne
    Francis Adams
     
    Probated on 18 Sept. 1746, proved by Francis Adams & Bethia Washburne
     
    An Inventory of the Estate of Mr. Francis Cooke of Kingston in the County of Plimouth Deceased taken by us the Subscribers October the Sixth A.D. 1746— old tenour—
    Imprimis To One Bleue Straite Bodyed Coat & Jackett                                                 3.10.0
    To a Blew Great Coat 10/  a Straite Bodyed Coat & Jacket                                           1.5.0
    To a Mortueing Ax 2 Augurs & 1 Addz[?]                                                                      1.1.0
    To 1 Siuth 4/  One Crad Caw[?] 20/  To Sheep Shears 5/                                               1.15.0
    To 1 Sixteenth part of a Furnice in Kingston                                                                 75. 0. 0
    Gershom Bradford
    Francis Adams
    William Ripley
    Oath of Caleb Cook, admr. 18 Dec. 1746. 
    Died between 15 May 1736 and 18 September 1746  Kingston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • The will of Francis Cooke, yeoman of Kingston, dated 28 Oct 1732, codicil 15 May 1736, proved 18 Sep 1746, names son Caleb Cook, children of son Robert Cook deceased, children of son Francis Cook deceased, three daughters, Susanna Sturtevant, children of daughter Sarah Cole, and daughter Elizabeth Cook. [2]
    Person ID I10659  Schirado
    Last Modified 14 July 2013 

    Father Jacob Cooke,   b. about 1618, Leiden, South Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. December 1675, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Mother Damaris Hopkins,   b. about 1628, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. between October 1666 and November 1668, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Married shortly after 10 June 1646  Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F5455  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Elizabeth Latham,   b. about 1655, prob., Bridgewater, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 November 1730, Kingston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 2 August 1687  Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Susannah Cooke,   b. about 1689, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. October 1769, Halifax, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
    +2. Robert Cooke,   b. about 1691, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 January 1731/2, Kingston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
    +3. Caleb Cooke,   b. about 1694, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 August 1762, Kingston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
    +4. Francis Cooke,   b. about 1696, prob. Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1724, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years)
    +5. Sarah Cooke,   b. about 1698, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 October 1730, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
    +6. Elizabeth Cooke,   b. about 1707, prob. Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 June 1750, Bridgewater, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
    Family ID F7599  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Plymouth Colony vital records, Transcribed by George Ernest Bowman.

    2. [S270] (4th Ed., 1996).

    3. [S11] Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1995).


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