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Source Citations


Mary Cooke

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 65. "MARY3 COOK, daughter of John Cook [3] and his wife, Mary Borden, was born probably about 1658 at Portsmouth, R.I., and died after July 1725 when she made a deposition. She married, probably ca. 1676, WILLIAM MANCHESTER, son of Thomas and Margaret (Wood) Manchester. He was born about 1654 and died 15
October 1718; at an inquest held 18 October to determine cause of death it was ruled that he "fainted away in his field" (Court Files, Suffolk, 12614).

On 24 August 1676 William Manchester, aged 22 years, made a deposition with his father—in—law,John Cook of Portsmouth [q.v.], about the Indians who had killed Zoeth Howland." Image.


William Briggs

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=44611454. "William Briggs' will dated 3 April 1716 and proved 2 July 1716, William Briggs of Little Compton in the County of Bristoll in New England, yeoman, left the dwelling house he lived in to his son Job, along with all the household stuff therein and all the farm. He directed that a line be run from the end of the wall that runs to the marsh., and he left to his son William land on the north side of that line and to son Job land on the south side, all of which was bounded on the sea. They were to bestow it upon whichever of their male heirs they wished, and for lack of male heirs, on female heirs, and whoever received the land was to pay ten pounds apiece to the daughters of the last deceased heir.

  To son Job was left all the livestock, all the money in or out of the house, and a twenty four acre lot lying on the west side of Colebrook, as well as half of two four acre lots on the west side of Colebook line. To son William he left the house William then dwelt in with all the orchard and land belonging to it, and twenty acres lying between the lands of Israel Shaw. Whosoever shall enjoy the farm that I now live upon shall have a drift way maintained by barrs or gates for him and his heires at the cost and charge of my son William....I also give him and his heires as above directed eighteen acres of swamp and half two little lotts lying in capteine Southards pasture....also a twenty four acre lott which was Governeur Winslows lying on the west side ColeBrooke line...also half a sixteen acre lott lying by the widdow Eatens.... To daughter Susanna Dennis....my house and all the land thereunto belonging now in the occupation of Thomas Waite....to daughter Deborah Head...all my lands on the east side Colebrooke line except part of two little lotts....unto my daughter Elizabeth Woodman one hundred pounds in passable money provided that I have not given it to her before my decease...unto my daughter Deborah Head twenty pounds....unto my son William Briggs sixty pounds....also a good feather bed and bedding belonging to it, as also my round table and old gun....I give unto my wife ten pounds per annum in passable money to be payd her by my son Job when she has occasion to call for it...also the choice of any roome in the house and the use of what household stuffe she has reason for and what fire wood she wants and maintenance for her four servants, I also give her the milk of any two cows she shall chuse, and a good easy mare or horse to ride upon, and also the fruit of six apple trees att my son Williams and those at home, as long as she remains a widdow, and also half my garden...
  My will farther is that my two Mullato girls, Hope and Mercy be with my wife or daughters Woodman and Head till they arrive at the years of twenty five, and then to be Immediately free and att theyr owne dispositien, and to be allowed forthwith by theyr Masters or Mistresses each of them a good new suit of cloathes from top to toe and twenty shillings in money apeice...I also will that my servant lad Jeremiah Springer live with my wife till he be twenty one years of age and when his time is out he shall have two new suits of apparell from top to toe...my will further is that Robert Dennis, John Woodman and Benjamin Head to my overseers and my wife and my son Job to be my executors.....be it known that whosoever of any of my children shall endeavour by any means to breake this my will, shall immediately be deprived of what I have willed them all but five shillings, the rest of theyr estate being equally divided by my executors to the rest of my children.....

  At the bottom was written that notation, "Memorandum before signing and sealing, I give to my daughter-in-law Little twenty shillings in money." Witnesses were Edward Pelham, Jonan Davenport jun. and Joseph Wilbur, all of whom were sworn at the proving of the will, at which time it was noted that "the widdow of the late Wm Briggs Deceast appeared and Declared that she was not content with the Bequest toward her in the within written will But would have her Due layed out & allowed to her" (Bristol County Probate File).

Inventory of William Briggs taken 17 May 1716: His sword, homestead farm, and housing in Little Compton, 600 pounds; Land and housing in Tiverton, 100 pounds; Total of inventory, 3043 - 5 Shillings.

Source: Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island by Jane Fletcher Fiske." Image.

2Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 62. "ELIZABETH3 COOK, daughter of John Cook [3] and his wife, Mary Borden, was born probably 1653 or 1654 at Portsmouth, R.I., and died in August 1716 in her 63rd year at Little Compton. She married in 1680 WILLIAM BRIGGS, son of John and probably Susanna* Briggs, who was born ca. 1650 and died 12 May 1716 at Little Compton. They lived first in Portsmouth and then Little Compton, where they are buried on their home farm.

In his will dated 3 April 1716 and proved 2 July 1716, William Briggs of Little Compton in the County of Bristoll in New England, yeoman, left the dwelling house he lived in to his son Job, along with all the household stuff therein and all the farm. He directed that a line be run from the end of the wall that runs to the marsh, and he left to his son William land on the north side of that line and to son Job land on the south side, all of which was bounded on the sea. They were to bestow it upon whichever of their male heirs they wished, and for lack of male heirs, on female heirs, and whoever received the land was to pay ten pounds apiece to the daughters of the last deceased heir." Image.


Elizabeth Cooke

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 62. "ELIZABETH3 COOK, daughter of John Cook [3] and his wife, Mary Borden, was born probably 1653 or 1654 at Portsmouth, R.I., and died in August 1716 in her 63rd year at Little Compton. She married in 1680 WILLIAM BRIGGS, son of John and probably Susanna* Briggs, who was born ca. 1650 and died 12 May 1716 at Little Compton. They lived first in Portsmouth and then Little Compton, where they are buried on their home farm.

In his will dated 3 April 1716 and proved 2 July 1716, William Briggs of Little Compton in the County of Bristoll in New England, yeoman, left the dwelling house he lived in to his son Job, along with all the household stuff therein and all the farm. He directed that a line be run from the end of the wall that runs to the marsh, and he left to his son William land on the north side of that line and to son Job land on the south side, all of which was bounded on the sea. They were to bestow it upon whichever of their male heirs they wished, and for lack of male heirs, on female heirs, and whoever received the land was to pay ten pounds apiece to the daughters of the last deceased heir." Image.

2Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2HH-QXZ. Image.

3FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=44611666. "Elizabeth Cook Briggs was the daughter of John Cook and Mary Borden Cook." Image.


John Briggs

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/64174722/john-briggs. Image.


Thomas Waite

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 66. "Thomas Waite was admitted freeman of Portsmouth 1673. On 1] February 1677 his brother Samuel conveyed to him their father's house there. He was one of the original purchasers of Pocasset lands on 5 March 1679/80, and his name is on the list of original inhabitants of Tiverton when it was incorporated as a town in 1692. He was already living on Puncatest Neck in 1686, when he bought from his father-in-law shares in the 11th and 13th lots there. On 5 February 1697/8, of Tiverton, he sold to Edward Gray for £7 one eighth part of one whole share of land formerly granted to Thomas Pinchin, on the east side of Colbrook; the deed was witnessed by John Cook and Nathaniel Searell (Pardon Gray Seabury Papers, No. 66).

On 31 January 1721, when he sold land at Puncatest, he was of Dartmouth, where he died. His inventory totalling £245:l5s, taken 16 June 1733 by Nathaniel Soule, Gabriel Hix and Benjamin Chase, was presented 19 June and sworn to by the widow Sarah, who gave bond that day for the administration along with Thomas Wait of Tiverton and Silvester Woodman of Little Compton. ... (Bristol County Probate File and 7:5). See also Edythe Wilson Thoesen, "Thomas Wait and Descendants," typescript RIHS." Image.

2Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, pg 66. "SARAH3 COOK, daughter of John Cook [3] and his wife, Mary Borden, was born perhaps about 1659 at Portsmouth, R.I., and died after 28 March 1735, probably at Dartmouth. She married ca. 1679 THOMAS WAITE, son of Thomas and Ellenor Waite, who died probably in June 1733. He was a tailor." Image.


Sarah Cooke

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 66. "SARAH3 COOK, daughter of John Cook [3] and his wife, Mary Borden, was born perhaps about 1659 at Portsmouth, R.I., and died after 28 March 1735, probably at Dartmouth. She married ca. 1679 THOMAS WAITE, son of Thomas and Ellenor Waite, who died probably in June 1733. He was a tailor." Image.

2Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, pg 66. "Thomas Waite was admitted freeman of Portsmouth 1673. On 1] February 1677 his brother Samuel conveyed to him their father's house there. He was one of the original purchasers of Pocasset lands on 5 March 1679/80, and his name is on the list of original inhabitants of Tiverton when it was incorporated as a town in 1692. He was already living on Puncatest Neck in 1686, when he bought from his father-in-law shares in the 11th and 13th lots there. On 5 February 1697/8, of Tiverton, he sold to Edward Gray for £7 one eighth part of one whole share of land formerly granted to Thomas Pinchin, on the east side of Colbrook; the deed was witnessed by John Cook and Nathaniel Searell (Pardon Gray Seabury Papers, No. 66).

On 31 January 1721, when he sold land at Puncatest, he was of Dartmouth, where he died. His inventory totalling £245:l5s, taken 16 June 1733 by Nathaniel Soule, Gabriel Hix and Benjamin Chase, was presented 19 June and sworn to by the widow Sarah, who gave bond that day for the administration along with Thomas Wait of Tiverton and Silvester Woodman of Little Compton. ... (Bristol County Probate File and 7:5). See also Edythe Wilson Thoesen, "Thomas Wait and Descendants," typescript RIHS." Image.


Thomas Waite Jr

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 67. "THOMAS, b. 21 Dec. 1681, d. 1757; m. Elizabeth . His will, dated 22 Dec. 1756 and proved 7 Feb. 1757 named his sons Thomas and John, his daughters Elizabeth Wait, Sarah and Mary, brother-in—1aw John Earle and cousin William Earle of Dartmouth (Tiverton Probate). Thomas and Elizabeth were ancestors of the eminent genealogist, G. Andrews Moriarty." Image.

2Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F87Q-FMB. "Name: Thomas Waite
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 23 Apr 1683
Birthplace: EAST GREENWICH,KENT,RHODE ISLAND
Father's Name: Reuben Waite
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C50192-1
System Origin: Rhode_Island-ODM
GS Film number: 908269
Reference ID:

"Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F87Q-FMB : 10 February 2018), Thomas Waite, 23 Apr 1683; citing EAST GREENWICH,KENT,RHODE ISLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 908,269." Image.


Hannah Cooke

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 67. "HANNAH3 COOK, daughter of John Cook [3] and his wife, Mary Borden, was born perhaps about 1662 at Portsmouth, R.I. and died there 22 October 1736. She married, first, ca. 1679, DANIEL WILCOX, son of Daniel Wilcox Sr. and his first wife. He was born ca. 1656; record of his death has not been found. They lived first in Dartmouth and later in Portsmouth.

Called widow of Daniel Wilcox, Hannah was married, second, at Portsmouth by Joseph Sheffield, Assistant, 2 March 1699/1700, to ENOCH BRIGGS, son of John and probably Susanna Briggs (see note, page 61), who died in 1734. The will of John Briggs of Portsmouth, made and proved in 1690, named son Enoch executor and left to him all the estate, he to pay the legacies. Portsmouth Vital Records give the date of the marriage of Enoch and Hannah as 2 March 1699, but if this date is correct all of the Briggs children were born before their parents were married. This compiler has made a thorough search of available records for an explanation of Hannah's marital situation and has developed a theory which at the present time has not been proven. For those who may wish to look further into the matter, the following evidence is given." Image.

2FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=66612883. "their children
Daniel Wilcox
Mary Wilcox
Hannah Wilcox
Joseph Wilcox
Eliphal Wilcox
A summary of the will of Hannah Cook Wilcox Briggs; submitted by Carolyn Dennis Kress


Hannah Cook Briggs, widow, made her will 14 June 1734 "for the preventing future trouble in my family." It was proved 8 November 1736.

... to my daughter Abigail Butts one bedsted & Cord a feather bed the Ticking thereof of Country linnen, now standing in the south chamber of the house wherein I now dwell, a bolester and two pillows, two coverlets on made of Toe the other of woollen, two blankets, and one pair of sheets, a suit of white linnen curtains and valens, and a head-cloth, one gown of blew warp fill'd with moss colour & blew twisted together, and a strip'd flannel coat, my chest with drops, one silver spoon, six earthen plates, three of them commonly called stone plates aond one cow to be by her ... possessed immediately after my decease.

.... to my grand-daughter Hannah Wilcock daughter to my son Daniel last decd my white chest which was my own before I was married.

All the Rest and Residue of my Personal Estate whatsoever & wheresoever it is to be obtained, not herein or otherwise disposed of I give and bequeath to my two daughters namely Sarah Briggs and Susanna Cook equally to be divided ... Of this my last Will and Testament I do appoint ... my lving son in law William Cook my Executor ...

Witnesses were John Cook, Job Sisson and Wm Sanford. The inventory, taken 8 November 1736, totalled £501:12:6 and included such detailed household items as a pair of speckled callico curtains, Earthenware on a Mantle tree shelf, and a dozen pattipans. An agreement was signed 13 November 1736 by William Cook and Sarah Briggs, who made her mark, that since Sarah claimed part of the inventory of her mother Hannah as her personal estate, "Sarah shall have and enjoy all the wooll, the cyder, the apples, the cheese, the black mare and turkeys all excepting 10 turkeys which the said executor reserves to himself with the old horse." The rest of the estate was to be divided equally between the executor and Sarah, all depbts of Enoch and Hannah Briggs to be paid equally by them.

(Portsmouth TC 3:178-179,58)." Image.


Enoch Briggs

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 67. "HANNAH3 COOK, daughter of John Cook [3] and his wife, Mary Borden, was born perhaps about 1662 at Portsmouth, R.I. and died there 22 October 1736. She married, first, ca. 1679, DANIEL WILCOX, son of Daniel Wilcox Sr. and his first wife. He was born ca. 1656; record of his death has not been found. They lived first in Dartmouth and later in Portsmouth.

Called widow of Daniel Wilcox, Hannah was married, second, at Portsmouth by Joseph Sheffield, Assistant, 2 March 1699/1700, to ENOCH BRIGGS, son of John and probably Susanna Briggs (see note, page 61), who died in 1734. The will of John Briggs of Portsmouth, made and proved in 1690, named son Enoch executor and left to him all the estate, he to pay the legacies. Portsmouth Vital Records give the date of the marriage of Enoch and Hannah as 2 March 1699, but if this date is correct all of the Briggs children were born before their parents were married. This compiler has made a thorough search of available records for an explanation of Hannah's marital situation and has developed a theory which at the present time has not been proven. For those who may wish to look further into the matter, the following evidence is given." Image.


Hannah Cooke

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 67. "HANNAH3 COOK, daughter of John Cook [3] and his wife, Mary Borden, was born perhaps about 1662 at Portsmouth, R.I. and died there 22 October 1736. She married, first, ca. 1679, DANIEL WILCOX, son of Daniel Wilcox Sr. and his first wife. He was born ca. 1656; record of his death has not been found. They lived first in Dartmouth and later in Portsmouth.

Called widow of Daniel Wilcox, Hannah was married, second, at Portsmouth by Joseph Sheffield, Assistant, 2 March 1699/1700, to ENOCH BRIGGS, son of John and probably Susanna Briggs (see note, page 61), who died in 1734. The will of John Briggs of Portsmouth, made and proved in 1690, named son Enoch executor and left to him all the estate, he to pay the legacies. Portsmouth Vital Records give the date of the marriage of Enoch and Hannah as 2 March 1699, but if this date is correct all of the Briggs children were born before their parents were married. This compiler has made a thorough search of available records for an explanation of Hannah's marital situation and has developed a theory which at the present time has not been proven. For those who may wish to look further into the matter, the following evidence is given." Image.

2FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=66612883. "their children
Daniel Wilcox
Mary Wilcox
Hannah Wilcox
Joseph Wilcox
Eliphal Wilcox
A summary of the will of Hannah Cook Wilcox Briggs; submitted by Carolyn Dennis Kress


Hannah Cook Briggs, widow, made her will 14 June 1734 "for the preventing future trouble in my family." It was proved 8 November 1736.

... to my daughter Abigail Butts one bedsted & Cord a feather bed the Ticking thereof of Country linnen, now standing in the south chamber of the house wherein I now dwell, a bolester and two pillows, two coverlets on made of Toe the other of woollen, two blankets, and one pair of sheets, a suit of white linnen curtains and valens, and a head-cloth, one gown of blew warp fill'd with moss colour & blew twisted together, and a strip'd flannel coat, my chest with drops, one silver spoon, six earthen plates, three of them commonly called stone plates aond one cow to be by her ... possessed immediately after my decease.

.... to my grand-daughter Hannah Wilcock daughter to my son Daniel last decd my white chest which was my own before I was married.

All the Rest and Residue of my Personal Estate whatsoever & wheresoever it is to be obtained, not herein or otherwise disposed of I give and bequeath to my two daughters namely Sarah Briggs and Susanna Cook equally to be divided ... Of this my last Will and Testament I do appoint ... my lving son in law William Cook my Executor ...

Witnesses were John Cook, Job Sisson and Wm Sanford. The inventory, taken 8 November 1736, totalled £501:12:6 and included such detailed household items as a pair of speckled callico curtains, Earthenware on a Mantle tree shelf, and a dozen pattipans. An agreement was signed 13 November 1736 by William Cook and Sarah Briggs, who made her mark, that since Sarah claimed part of the inventory of her mother Hannah as her personal estate, "Sarah shall have and enjoy all the wooll, the cyder, the apples, the cheese, the black mare and turkeys all excepting 10 turkeys which the said executor reserves to himself with the old horse." The rest of the estate was to be divided equally between the executor and Sarah, all depbts of Enoch and Hannah Briggs to be paid equally by them.

(Portsmouth TC 3:178-179,58)." Image.


Joseph Cooke

1Wilbour, Benjamin Franklin, 1887-1964 (Main Author), Little Compton Families, Little Compton Historical Society, 1967 College Hill Press Providence, R.I., pp.206-207, FHL Film 844901 Item 1. "His will made 25 April 1742 and proved 27 March 1746: "Son Thomas executor; to son William land in Portsmouth; to daughter Deborah Sisson land in Portsmouth; to William and grandson Constant Briggs, son of Joseph, certain land in Tiverton.  Constant to pay his sister Mary 20 pounds and to sister Rachel 25 pounds; to son Thomas land already given by deed; to grandson John, son of John, all my housing and lands in Portsmouth given to me by my honored father John Cook last will and testament; to grandson John a chest which was
(207) his great grandfather's; to daughter Deborah Sisson 1 iron pot and 2 silver spoons; to granddaughter Mary, the daughter of Deborah Sisson, a brass skillet; to son Thomas all my neat cattle, feather bed and Negro man Abraham; to son William a cow, old mare, long table and the least silver cup, etc.; to each grandson named Joseph in the first line two shillings; to sons Thomas and William and daughter Deborah the rest of the silver money, to grandson David Cook my silver buttons for breeches; to granddaughter Susannah, daughter of William, a silver spoon; to sons Thomas and William my wearing apparel; to sister-in-law Mary Briggs thirty pounds and a cow; to cousin Sarah Durfee, daughter of Thomas Durfee now of Bristol 5 pounds at 18; to daughter Deborah next biggest silver cup..."."

2Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 69. "JOSEPH3 COOK, son of John Cook [3] and his wife Mary Borden, was born probably about 1664 at Portsmouth, R.I. and died there 21 March 1745/6. A map dating from about 1712, now in the Portsmouth Scrap Book, shows the land of Joseph Cook on the south side of what is now Glen Road." Image.

3Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, pg 69. "Joseph Cook of Rhode Island and SUSANNA BRIGGS of Tiverton were married 19 April 1692 at Tiverton, by Joseph Church, Justice of the Peace for the County of Bristol. Susanna, daughter of John and Hannah (Fisher) Briggs, was born probably about 1672 and evidently died before 1742 when Joseph made his will without mentioning her." Image.


Susanna Briggs

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 69. "Joseph Cook of Rhode Island and SUSANNA BRIGGS of Tiverton were married 19 April 1692 at Tiverton, by Joseph Church, Justice of the Peace for the County of Bristol. Susanna, daughter of John and Hannah (Fisher) Briggs, was born probably about 1672 and evidently died before 1742 when Joseph made his will without mentioning her." Image.

2Wilbour, Benjamin Franklin, 1887-1964 (Main Author), Little Compton Families, Little Compton Historical Society, 1967 College Hill Press Providence, R.I., pp.206-207, FHL Film 844901 Item 1. "His will made 25 April 1742 and proved 27 March 1746: "Son Thomas executor; to son William land in Portsmouth; to daughter Deborah Sisson land in Portsmouth; to William and grandson Constant Briggs, son of Joseph, certain land in Tiverton.  Constant to pay his sister Mary 20 pounds and to sister Rachel 25 pounds; to son Thomas land already given by deed; to grandson John, son of John, all my housing and lands in Portsmouth given to me by my honored father John Cook last will and testament; to grandson John a chest which was
(207) his great grandfather's; to daughter Deborah Sisson 1 iron pot and 2 silver spoons; to granddaughter Mary, the daughter of Deborah Sisson, a brass skillet; to son Thomas all my neat cattle, feather bed and Negro man Abraham; to son William a cow, old mare, long table and the least silver cup, etc.; to each grandson named Joseph in the first line two shillings; to sons Thomas and William and daughter Deborah the rest of the silver money, to grandson David Cook my silver buttons for breeches; to granddaughter Susannah, daughter of William, a silver spoon; to sons Thomas and William my wearing apparel; to sister-in-law Mary Briggs thirty pounds and a cow; to cousin Sarah Durfee, daughter of Thomas Durfee now of Bristol 5 pounds at 18; to daughter Deborah next biggest silver cup..."."

3Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, pg 69. "JOSEPH3 COOK, son of John Cook [3] and his wife Mary Borden, was born probably about 1664 at Portsmouth, R.I. and died there 21 March 1745/6. A map dating from about 1712, now in the Portsmouth Scrap Book, shows the land of Joseph Cook on the south side of what is now Glen Road." Image.


William N. Cory Jr.

1Austin, John Osborne, Rhode Island, Genealogical Dictionary of; Comprising Three Generations of Settlers who came before 1690, Joel Munsells Sons, Albany, N.Y. 1887. viii, 447 p., Page 56. Digital version. "William (d.1704) married Martha Cook (d. 1704) of John & Mary (Borden) Cook.

1684. Freeman
1687. Grand Jury.
1695, Jul. 2. He was appointed by Assembly, on committee to propose a method of making a rate.
1695-96. Deputy
1704, May 14. Will - proved 1704, Jun. 4. Exs. honored mother and my brother-in-law, Joseph Cook. To son Michael, 12 acres, at age, and if he die without issue, to son Thomas. To second son, William, all other lands, housing and orchard to me belonging, except 15 acres. To third son Thomas, 5 acres. To son Michael, 10 acres. To daughter Patience Cory, £5, paid by her brother William, a cow and a feather bed. To daughter Mary Cory, a cow. To daughter Amey Cory, a cow, and a bed in room called Margaret's room. To daughter Sarah Cory, £5 and a bed. To four daughters, the rest of moveables, when they are eighteen or married." Image.

2Wilbour, Benjamin Franklin, 1887-1964 (Main Author), Little Compton Families, Little Compton Historical Society, 1967 College Hill Press Providence, R.I., Vol. 1 pg. 206, FHL Film 844901 Item 1.

3FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=116323718. Image.

4Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 74. "MARTHA3 COOK, daughter of John Cook [3] and his wife, Mary Borden, was born probably ca. 1670 at Portsmouth, R.I. and died evidently before 14 May 1704 when her husband made his will without mentioning her. She married WILLIAM CORY, son of William and Mary (Earle) Cory, who died in 1704. The marriage probably took place in 1688, for in September of that year Martha Cook alias Cory of Portsmouth was charged with having had a bastard child and was fined (Bartlett 3:244). The child concerned, Michael Cory, was born the previous April." Image.


Martha Cooke

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 74. "MARTHA3 COOK, daughter of John Cook [3] and his wife, Mary Borden, was born probably ca. 1670 at Portsmouth, R.I. and died evidently before 14 May 1704 when her husband made his will without mentioning her. She married WILLIAM CORY, son of William and Mary (Earle) Cory, who died in 1704. The marriage probably took place in 1688, for in September of that year Martha Cook alias Cory of Portsmouth was charged with having had a bastard child and was fined (Bartlett 3:244). The child concerned, Michael Cory, was born the previous April." Image.

2Austin, John Osborne, Rhode Island, Genealogical Dictionary of; Comprising Three Generations of Settlers who came before 1690, Joel Munsells Sons, Albany, N.Y. 1887. viii, 447 p., Page 56. Digital version. "William (d.1704) married Martha Cook (d. 1704) of John & Mary (Borden) Cook.

1684. Freeman
1687. Grand Jury.
1695, Jul. 2. He was appointed by Assembly, on committee to propose a method of making a rate.
1695-96. Deputy
1704, May 14. Will - proved 1704, Jun. 4. Exs. honored mother and my brother-in-law, Joseph Cook. To son Michael, 12 acres, at age, and if he die without issue, to son Thomas. To second son, William, all other lands, housing and orchard to me belonging, except 15 acres. To third son Thomas, 5 acres. To son Michael, 10 acres. To daughter Patience Cory, £5, paid by her brother William, a cow and a feather bed. To daughter Mary Cory, a cow. To daughter Amey Cory, a cow, and a bed in room called Margaret's room. To daughter Sarah Cory, £5 and a bed. To four daughters, the rest of moveables, when they are eighteen or married." Image.

3Wilbour, Benjamin Franklin, 1887-1964 (Main Author), Little Compton Families, Little Compton Historical Society, 1967 College Hill Press Providence, R.I., Vol. 1 pg. 206, FHL Film 844901 Item 1.


Amey Cory

1Wilbour, Benjamin Franklin, 1887-1964 (Main Author), Little Compton Families, Little Compton Historical Society, 1967 College Hill Press Providence, R.I., Vol. 1 pg. 206, FHL Film 844901 Item 1. "Amey Cory was born on 9 Feb 1687 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island."


Michael Cory

1Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F8SK-GQT. Image.

2Wilbour, Benjamin Franklin, 1887-1964 (Main Author), Little Compton Families, Little Compton Historical Society, 1967 College Hill Press Providence, R.I., Vol. 1 pg. 206, FHL Film 844901 Item 1. "Michael Cory was born on 21 Apr 1688 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island."


Patience Cory

1Wilbour, Benjamin Franklin, 1887-1964 (Main Author), Little Compton Families, Little Compton Historical Society, 1967 College Hill Press Providence, R.I., Vol. 1 pg. 206, FHL Film 844901 Item 1. "Patience Cory was born about 1690 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island."


William Corey

1Austin, John Osborne, Rhode Island, Genealogical Dictionary of; Comprising Three Generations of Settlers who came before 1690, Joel Munsells Sons, Albany, N.Y. 1887. viii, 447 p., Page 56. Digital version. "To second son William." (See father's will). Image.

2Wilbour, Benjamin Franklin, 1887-1964 (Main Author), Little Compton Families, Little Compton Historical Society, 1967 College Hill Press Providence, R.I., Vol. 1 pg. 206, FHL Film 844901 Item 1. "William Cory was born about 1689 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island and died about 1779 in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island about age 90."


Mary Cory

1Wilbour, Benjamin Franklin, 1887-1964 (Main Author), Little Compton Families, Little Compton Historical Society, 1967 College Hill Press Providence, R.I., Vol. 1 pg. 206, FHL Film 844901 Item 1. "Mary Cory was born about 1693 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island."


Thomas Cory

1Wilbour, Benjamin Franklin, 1887-1964 (Main Author), Little Compton Families, Little Compton Historical Society, 1967 College Hill Press Providence, R.I., Vol. 1 pg. 206, FHL Film 844901 Item 1. "Thomas Cory was born about 1692 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island."


Sarah Cory

1Wilbour, Benjamin Franklin, 1887-1964 (Main Author), Little Compton Families, Little Compton Historical Society, 1967 College Hill Press Providence, R.I., Vol. 1 pg. 206, FHL Film 844901 Item 1. "Sarah Cory was born about 1696 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island and died after 1745."


William Almy

1Rhode Island, Tiverton, Newport (Extracted Civil records) (Vital Records Index - North America, CDs, 1998), FHL Number 913076, 1690/1724. Father of John ALMY in Birth Extract.

2William Richard Cutter, Eugene C. Gardner, Harlan Hodge Ballard, et al., Massachusetts, Encyclopedia of: Biographical - Genealogical, New York, Boston, Chicago: American Historical Society, 1916. Vol. 5, p.245, 1690/1724, New Bedford Public Library, G 920.C984___. "Hope married William Olney, Jr., of Tiverton;." Name spelled differently.

3Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 74. "WILLIAM ALMY, son of Christopher and Elizabeth (Cornell) Almy, who was born 27 October 1665 at Portsmouth and died 6 July 1747 at Tiverton. He married, second, 14 July 1722, Hope Borden.

William Almy was one of the original inhabitants of Tiverton. He owned the 9th lot on Puncatest Neck, next to lot 10, owned by his brother—in~law John Cook, and for several years before John's death they were engaged in a legal battle over the boundary between the two lots.

The will of William Almy of Tiverton, dated 29 April 1747 and proved 3 August 1747, named his son Job, who received lands in Dartmouth; two children of deceased grandson John Almy who was son of deceased son John, Elisha and Anstice Almy; Benjamin Almy, Anstice Sayer, and Mary Greene, all children of deceased son John; son Samuel Almy, who received part of the homestead farm in Tiverton; and son William, who received the rest of the homestead. To grandson William Almy, son of Samuel, he gave land in Dartmouth and livestock. He named his wife, Hope, and left generous provision for her. Also named were his daughter Rebecca Slocum, granddaughter Amy Ellet, and grandson Job Almy, son of Elizabeth, deceased. To cousin [i.e. niece] Deborah Cook, he left £1000 and privilege of house room, victuals and drink for six years after his death (Tiverton Probate 2: 254-258)." Image.


Deborah Cooke

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 74. "DEBORAH3 COOK, daughter of John Cook [3] and his wife, Mary Borden, was born perhaps ca. 1668 at Portsmouth, R.l. and died between 1707 and 1722, probably at Tiverton. She married, ca. 1688, WILLIAM ALMY, son of Christopher and Elizabeth (Cornell) Almy, who was born 27 October 1665 at Portsmouth and died 6 July 1747 at Tiverton. He married, second, 14 July 1722, Hope Borden." Image.


Mary Almy

1Rhode Island, Tiverton, Newport (Extracted Civil records) (Vital Records Index - North America, CDs, 1998), FHL Number 913076, 1690/1724. "Extract: Vital Records Index - North America
Birth event for: Mary ALMY
Sex: Female
Birth Date: 07 Aug 1689
Recorded in: Civil Records for Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island
Father: William ALMY
Mother: Deborah
Source: FHL Number 913076   Dates: 1690-1724." Principal in Birth Extract.


John Almy

1Rhode Island, Tiverton, Newport (Extracted Civil records) (Vital Records Index - North America, CDs, 1998), FHL Number 913076, 1690/1724. "Extract: Vital Records Index - North America
Birth event for: John ALMY
Sex: Male
Birth Date: 10 Oct 1692
Recorded in: Civil Records for Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island
Father: William ALMY
Mother: Deborah
Source: FHL Number 913076   Dates: 1690-1724." Principal in Birth Extract.


Col Job Almy

1Rhode Island, Tiverton, Newport (Extracted Civil records) (Vital Records Index - North America, CDs, 1998), FHL Number 913076, 1690/1724. "Extract: Vital Records Index - North America
Birth event for: Job ALMY
Sex: Male
Birth Date: 28 Apr 1696
Recorded in: Civil Records for Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island
Father: William ALMY
Mother: Deborah
Source: FHL Number 913076   Dates: 1690-1724." Principal in Birth Extract.


Elizabeth Almy

1Rhode Island, Tiverton, Newport (Extracted Civil records) (Vital Records Index - North America, CDs, 1998), FHL Number 913076, 1690/1724. "Extract: Vital Records Index - North America
Birth event for: Elizebeth ALMY
Sex: Female
Birth Date: 14 Nov 1697
Recorded in: Civil Records for Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island
Father: William ALMY
Mother: Deborah
Source: FHL Number 913076   Dates: 1690-1724." Principal in Birth Extract.


Samuell Almy

1Rhode Island, Tiverton, Newport (Extracted Civil records) (Vital Records Index - North America, CDs, 1998), FHL Number 913076, 1690/1724. "Extract: Vital Records Index - North America
Birth event for: Samuell ALMY
Sex: Male
Birth Date: 15 Apr 1701
Recorded in: Civil Records for Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island
Father: William ALMY
Mother: Deborah
Source: FHL Number 913076   Dates: 1690-1724." Principal in Birth Extract.


Deborah Almy

1Rhode Island, Tiverton, Newport (Extracted Civil records) (Vital Records Index - North America, CDs, 1998), FHL Number 913076, 1690/1724. "Extract: Vital Records Index - North America
Birth event for: Deborah ALMY
Sex: Female
Birth Date: 27 Jul 1703
Recorded in: Civil Records for Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island
Father: William ALMY
Mother: Deborah
Source: FHL Number 913076   Dates: 1690-1724." Principal in Birth Extract.


Rebecca Almy

1Rhode Island, Tiverton, Newport (Extracted Civil records) (Vital Records Index - North America, CDs, 1998), FHL Number 913076, 1690/1724. "Extract: Vital Records Index - North America
Birth event for: Relacon ALMY
Sex: Male
Birth Date: 14 Oct 1704
Recorded in: Civil Records for Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island
Father: William ALMY
Mother: Deborah
Source: FHL Number 913076   Dates: 1690-1724." Principal in Birth Extract.


Joseph Almy

1Rhode Island, Tiverton, Newport (Extracted Civil records) (Vital Records Index - North America, CDs, 1998), FHL Number 913076, 1690/1724. "Extract: Vital Records Index - North America
Birth event for: Joseph ALMY
Sex: Male
Birth Date: 03 Oct 1707
Recorded in: Civil Records for Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island
Death Date: 21 Mar 1708
Father: William ALMY
Mother: Deborah
Source: FHL Number 913076   Dates: 1690-1724." Principal in Birth Extract.


Thomas Cooke

1Fiske, Jane Fletcher, 1930- (Main Author), Cooke,Thomas of Rhode Island : genealogy of Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England (Boxford, Mass. : J.F. Fiske, c1987), p.72, JSMB US/CAN Book 929.273 C776f. "By his father's will in 1691, Thomas received the 16th great lot in the Pocasset Purchase and four acres of salt meadow at Sapowet. Ownership of the great lots carried with it right In subsequent divisions, and on 6 December 1696 Thomas Cook of Portsmouth, cordwainer, sold to Daniel Lake of Tiverton, for £45, six score and five acres in the second division of the Pocasset Purchase, it being the 22nd lot in number, above the Pond and running to the Dartmouth line. Mary Cook signed her mark. This deed was witnessed by John Coggeshall Sr. and John Coggeshall Jr., but was not recorded until 19 January 1743/4 (Court Files, Suffolk, 58145).

Thomas Cook had settled at Tiverton by 1698 when he registered the earmark of his cattle there.  His homestead was apparently on the 16th great lot.  On 31 August 1703 he sold to Edward Gray of Tiverton for £17, 10s a salt meadow, it being two shares and a half of the 5th lot lying in Punkatest and Sapowet Meadows, so-called, in Tiverton, received by inheritance (Bristol Co. Deeds 4:220).

Early Tiverton Town Council records show that Thomas Cook was chosen constable on 22 March 1700, again In 1704 and 1710/11. On 23 March 1704/5 he was chosen sealer of leather, an office he held by yearly appointment for at least ten years. At the annual meeting in March 1709/10 he was called Thomas Cook, Sr., indicating that Thomas Cook [28), son of Capt. John Cook, was now also active in town affairs (Tiverton Large Book: Town Meetings, Births & Marriages, etc. 1697 to 1732, transcribed by Grace Stafford Durfee).

Thomas Cooke of Tiverton, cordwainer, weak in body, signed his name to his will 25 April 1725.  He named his wife Mary, his sons Stephen, Joseph and Chaplin, the youngest, and daughters Deborah, Mary and Amy Cook."

2Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 72. "THOMAS3 COOK, son of John Cook [3] and his wife Mary Borden, was born at Portsmouth, R.I. probably about 1666 and died 17 May 1726 at Tiverton, which was then in Massachusetts. He was a cordwainer. He married, probably about 1692, MARY CORY, daughter of William and Mary (Earle) Cory. She was born about 1667 and died after March 1744 when she made a deposition calling herself in her seventy—seventh year. The will of her mother, Mary (Earle) (Cory) Timberlake, dated 12 August 1717, names daughter Mary Cook and son-in—lawThomas Cook (Portsmouth TC 2:181)." Image.


Mary Cory

1Fiske, Jane Fletcher, 1930- (Main Author), Cooke,Thomas of Rhode Island : genealogy of Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England (Boxford, Mass. : J.F. Fiske, c1987), p.72, JSMB US/CAN Book 929.273 C776f. "The will of her mother, Mary (Earle)(Cory) Timberlake, dated 12 Aug 1717, names daughter Mary Cook and son-in-law Thomas Cook (Portsmouth TC 2:181)."


Deborah Cook

1Fiske, Jane Fletcher, 1930- (Main Author), Cooke,Thomas of Rhode Island : genealogy of Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England (Boxford, Mass. : J.F. Fiske, c1987), p.73, JSMB US/CAN Book 929.273 C776f. "living, unmarried, 1747 when she was named in the will of William Almy, widower of her aunt, Deborah (Cook) Almy, as cousin Deborah Cook.  William left to her £1000, house room, victuals and drink for six years after his death (Austin, p. 237)."


David Clayton

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 76. "AMY3 COOK, daughter of John Cook [3] and his wife, Mary Borden, was born probably ca. 1672 at Portsmouth, R.I. and died after 1730 in Monmouth County, N.J. She married, probably in 1688, DAVID CLAYTON, who died August 1730 at Freehold, N.J. He was either son or brother of John Clayton, who settled on adjoining land in Monmouth County, N.J. at the same time." Image.


Amey Cooke

1Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 76. "AMY3 COOK, daughter of John Cook [3] and his wife, Mary Borden, was born probably ca. 1672 at Portsmouth, R.I. and died after 1730 in Monmouth County, N.J. She married, probably in 1688, DAVID CLAYTON, who died August 1730 at Freehold, N.J. He was either son or brother of John Clayton, who settled on adjoining land in Monmouth County, N.J. at the same time." Image.