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Henry Cook

Male - 1661


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  • Name Henry Cook 
    Born England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Butcher 
    Will Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts, Volume 1, Salem, Essex Institute, 1916, page 383
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    Estate of Henry Cooke of Salem.
    Administration on the estate of Henry Cooke, intestate, granted June 24, 1662 to Judeth, his wife, and Isaack, his eldest son, and an inventory was allowed. It was ordered that the whole estate remain in the hands of the widow until the children become of age, except that Isaack was to have 5li. in hand, and, after his mother's decease, to have the house and land adjoining valued in the inventory at 60li. The other children were to have 10li. each at age or time of marriage. "Ye ordering of this estate is null and refers to what ye court have further ordered as apeers in ye records of ye second session of this court. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 4, page 98.
    Inventory of the estate of Henery Cooke, late deceased, 14: 11, 1661, taken by Nathaniel Felton and Henry Bartholmew: His dwelling house and the land adjoining, 60li.; the Cowpen lot, beinge 5 acres, 20li.; 9 acres of land at the great coave, commonly called Towne's lot, 10li.; the house, orchard and land, about 21 acres that was formerly bought of Willm. Nichols, 40li.; a farme lot of 40 acres, neare Mr. Downing's farme, 61i.; 6 acres of meadow lyinge by Bishop's farme, 5li.; 8 acres of meadow lyinge neare the land of Hen. Phelps, 8li.; an acre of land in the towne next to Mr. Norrice & the housinge upon it, 30li.; 2 oxen, 12li.; 1 Cow, 5li.; 4 two yeare old heifers, 121i.; 2 yearlings, 3li.; a horse, 12li.; In beddinge wth. 2 payre of sheets, blankets and a rug, 5li.; hempe & flax, 2li.; a bed teecke & boulster, 2li. 10s.; a brass ketle, an iron pot & ketle, a skillet, 2 platters, a table & a Cupboord, 3li.; a sadle & bridle, a payre of skales, a payre of stilyards & a Steele, 2li.; Barly and pease, 4li.; In beddinge. 1li. 10s. ; a polaxe, 2 cleivers, 3 axes, 3 wedges, a hammer, beetle rings, a thwart saw, 2 muskets, a rapier, a sword & bandeliers, a fryinge pan, an old warminge pan & a morter, 21i. 10s.; some old bookes, a fire shovel & tongs & other smal utensils. 1li. ; a Cart and plow wth. tacldinge thereunto belonginge, a slyd, 2 sytes, 3li 10s.; his wearing apparrel, 5li.; total, 255li. Sworn in court June 24, 1662 by the widow, before Hilliard Veren, cleric.
    Henery Cooke debter: To Mr. Corwinne, 16li. 17s. 4 3-4d.; Mr. John Browne, 8li. 2s. 11d.; Mr. Bartholomew, 8li. 13s. 10d.; Mr. Gidney, 4li. 15s.; Henery Bullocke, 4li. 7s.; Willm. Flint, 25li. lOs.; John Pickeringe, 15s.; Nathaniel Norton, 14li.; Francis Lawes, 1li.; Mr. Cromwel, 2li. 2s. 9d.; Mr. Gardiner, 21i. 1s. 1Od.; Bichard Bishop, lli. lOs.; Ezekeil Wathen, 2li. lOs.; total, 92li. 5s. 8 3-4d. Inventory, 255li.; debts, 92li. 5s. 8 3-4d.; rest, 1621i. 14s. 4 3-4d. Henery Cooke's children were Isacke, aged twenty-two years, Samuel, twenty, John, fourteen, Henery, eight, Judith, eighteen, Rachel sixteen, Mary and Martha, twelve, and Hanna, four years. Essex Co. Quarterly Court Files, vol. 8, leaf 24.
    John Burton and Samuel (his mark) Eburne certified, Jan. 10, 1661, that "beinge wth Henery Cooke about 3 or 4 houers before his decease perceiuinge he was in perfect memory spake to him about the settinge of his house in order, for the peace of his famely after his dicease: and that if he had done it when he had had more strenght, It would haue ben more comfortable for himselfe, his answer was, that he had some reason for it and that he would leaue al to his wiues disposinge, then after some tyme of respite he sayd that his wil was that his son Isacke should haue his Dwellinge house with the land thereunto belonginge, then beinge demanded when, he sayd after the decease of his wife, & then he sayd that his daughter Judith should haue the Cowpen land and more he would haue spoken conceminge the rest of his children but was not able." Essex Co. Quarterly Court Files, vol. 8, leaf 25.
    Upon further consideration about ordering the estate of Henry Cooke, deceased, it was ordered July 7, 1662, that Isaack, the eldest son, have 24li., and the other children, John, Henry, Judith, Rachell, Mary and Hanna, 121i. each, payable at age or time of marriage, and the widow was appointed administratrix. Salem Quarterly Court Records, vol. 4, page 100. 
    Died 25 December 1661  Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Henry, of Salem.
    Person ID I27131  Schirado
    Last Modified 29 January 2013 

    Family/Spouse Judith Birdsall,   b. about June 1611, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 September 1689, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married June 1639  Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Isaac Cook,   b. 3 : 2 m : 1640 [3 April 1640], Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 September 1689, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Samuel Cook,   b. 30 : 7 m : 1641 [30 September 1641], Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 March 1702/3, Wallingford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Judith Cook,   b. 15 : 7 m : 1643 [15 September 1643], Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 1712
    +4. Rachel Cook,   b. 25 : 7 m : 1645 [25 September 1645], Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 December 1740, Enfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. John Cook,   b. 6 : 7 m : 1647 [6 September 1647], Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 20 March 1716
    +6. Mary Cook,   b. 15 : 7 m : 1650 [15 September 1650], Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1732
     7. Martha Cook,   b. 15 : 7 m : 1650 [15 September 1650], Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1667
    +8. Henry Cook,   b. 30 : 10 m : 1652 [30 December 1652], Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1705, Wallingford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Elizabeth Cook,   b. September 1654, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. September 1654, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    +10. Hannah Cook,   b. September 1658, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F21397  Family Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S88] Donald L. Jacobus, (1922-1932).

    2. [S467] (Essex Institute, Salem MA, 1916).


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