Descendants of James Cole



First Generation


1. James Cole 1, died on 4 Oct 1709 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 2.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Church Membership; 31 Jun 1706; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 2. Members Admitted: June2 31th3 James Cole being upwards of 80 years of age

2. Oath of Freemanship/Allegiance; 1633; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3. In "1633" Plymouth list of freemen, between those made free 1 January 1633/4, and those made free 1 January 1634/5 [PCR 1:4]. In 7 March 1636/7 Plymouth list of freemen [PCR 1:53]. In Plymouth section of 1639, 1658 and 29 May 1670 lists of freemen [PCR 5:274, 8:174, 197].

3. Tax List; 27 Mar 1634; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3.

4. Lands Recorded - Granted; 2 Jan 1636/37; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3. One of four men granted "seven acres apiece, to belong to their several dwelling houses in Plymouth" [PCR 1:49]

5. Fine; 7 Jun 1637; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3. On 7 June 1637 "James Coale of Plymouth" was fined 10s. "for selling less than a Winchester quart for ijd.... but not in ignorance" [PCR 1:61].

6. Military Service; 7 Jun 1637; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3. At the end of the list of Plymouth men who will serve in the Pequot war "if they be pressed" is "James Coale," 7 June 1637 [PCR 1:61].

7. Provided Bond; 2 Jul 1638; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 4. On 2 July 1638, and again on 4 September 1638, James Cole was surety for RICHARD CLOUGH in a criminal case [PCR 1:91, 97]; in the first instance he was called "sayler," and in the second innkeeper

8. Court Order; 5 May 1640; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3. On 5 May 1640 "James Cole, of Plymouth, is prohibited by the Court to draw any wine or strong water until the next General Court, nor then neither without special license from the Court" [PCR 1:153]

9. Fine; 1 Sep 1640; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3. On 1 September 1640 James Cole "for drawing wine without license & contrary to the express prohibition of the Court, & for his contempt & disorders suffered in his house, is fined 5" [PCR 1:162]; in the margin is the annotation "Discharged." [This may have been a result of the 2 Jun 1640 deposition of John Kerman: "there was such disorder in James Cole's house, by throwing stools, & forms, & fire, until within a hour of day, or thereabouts, that they could hardly sleep, and in the morning he found them on sleep by the fire" [PCR 1:156].]

10. Lawsuit; 6 Sep 1641; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 4. On 6 September 1641, Emanuel White sued James Cole over twenty two bushels of Indian corn and Cole agreed to pay [PCR 7:23].

11. Fine; 7 Sep 1641; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 4. On 7 September 1641, James Cole's fine of 5 was remitted "allowing the diet of John Mynard during the time he was erecting the prison" [PCR 2:24]

12. Lands Recorded - Granted; 16 Sep 1641; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3. On 16 September 1641 James Cole was granted fifty acres of upland at Lakenhame Meddow, and some meadow to be laid out "upon view" [PCR 2:26].

13. Lawsuit; 7 Dec 1641; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 4. On 7 December 1641 James Cole sued James Luxford and Luxford's goods were attached [PCR 7:26].

14. Town Office; 1 Mar 1641/42; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3. Plymouth constable, 1 March 1641/2, 5 June 1644 [PCR 2:34, 72].

15. Town Office; 1 Mar 1642-7 Jun 1652; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3. Surveyor of highways, 1 March 1641/2, 7 June 1642, 5 June 1651, 7 June 1652 [PCR 2:34, 40, 168, 3:9].

16. Lands Recorded; 27 Sep 1642; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3. On 27 September 1642 James Cole was granted "an enlargement at the head of his lot" [PCR 2:48].

17. Contribution; 29 May 1643; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 5. Those that contributed to buy Drumheads: James Cole 6d

18. Military Service; 1643; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3. In Plymouth section of 1643 Plymouth Colony list of men able to bear arms (as "James Cole Sen[ior]") [PCR 8:188]

19. Town Service; 10 Feb 1643/44; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 6. At a Townes meeting holden the xth february 1643 It is agreed That wolfe traps be made according to the Court in the manner following: 5. That one be made at the Towne by Mr Prence Nathaniel Sowther Thomas Southwood Mr Done John ffinney James Cole & Giles Rickett.

20. Financial Transactions; 21 Nov 1644; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 4. On 21 November 1644, James Cole undertook to pay 22s. for Francis Goole to William Hanbury [PCR 2:78].

21. Licence; 7 Jan 1644/45; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3. On 7 January 1644/5 he was licensed to draw wine "if he shall agree with Mr. Done to take off those wines he now hath in his hands" [PCR 2:80].

22. Town Service; 8 Apr 1645; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 7. Mr Bradford Mr Prence Mr Paddy Mr Done Nathaniell Souther & Thomas Shouthwood for on on behalf of the Towne agreed with James Cole that his sonn Heugh Cole should keepe the Cowes this yeare from the middle of this instant Aprill untill the middle of November following and shall have fifty bushells of corne for his paynes and shall bring them up every morning to bee milked and then carry them forth to feede and bring them hoame at night. The Corne is to be equally levyed according to the number when they are prought together and eich man to pay his pporcon as it shall come to.

23. Jury Duty; 1 Aug 1648; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3. Coroner's jury, 1 August 1648 on the body of the daughter of Richard and Alice Bishop [PCR 2:132]

24. Court Appearance; 2 Oct 1650; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 4. At the 2 October 1650 court, he was cleared of assaulting William "Shirtley" of Plymouth [PCR 2:162].

25. Town Service; 28 Feb 1650/51; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA. James Cole was part of Goodman Doties "Teame", apparently for gathering wood.

26. Lawsuit; 4 May 1651; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 4. James Cole, Senior, sued James Shaw and won a 36s. judgment, 4 March 1650/1 [PCR 7:53]

27. Lands Recorded; Mar 1651/52; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 8. The Names of those that have Interest & proprieties in the Townes land att Punckateesett over against Road Iland: James Cole Senior

28. Court Appearance; 5 Oct 1652; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 4. James Cole was presented for "entertaining townsmen in his house, contrary to order of court" 5 October 1652 [PCR 3:17].

29. Received Payment; 9 Jun 1653; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3. It was ordered 9 June 1653 that "James Cole, the ordinary keeper of Plymouth" be paid "for what he expendeth in keeping the ordinary" [PCR 3:38].

30. Lawsuit; 7 Mar 1653/54; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 4. On 7 March 1653/4 John Barnes sued "James Cole, Seni[o]r," for taking eleven barrels of oil on behalf of Barnes, but delivering him only ten [PCR 7:69].

31. Military Service; 20 Jun 1654; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3. The "boat of James Cole of Plymouth," with seamen, was impressed to transport soldiers 20 June 1654 [PCR 3:57].

32. Received Payment; 7 Jun 1659; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3. On 7 June 1659 the court authorized 10 for the "repairing of the house he now liveth in, so as it may be fitted as an ordinary for the entertainment of strangers" [PCR 3:166].

33. Jury Duty; 15 Jul 1660; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3. Coroner's jury, 15 July 1660 on the body of James "Peirse" [PCR 3:196]

34. Fine; 5 Mar 1660/61; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3. On 5 March 1660/1, James Cole, senior, was fined 10s. for selling wine to the Indians [PCR 3:207]

35. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 9 Sep 1661; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3. On 9 September 1661 Samuel Dunham of Plymouth, planter, sold to "James Cole Senior of [Plymouth], shoemaker, all that his part, portion or share of land at Punckateeset" [PCLR 2:2:69].

36. Town Service; 10 Jan 1661/62; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 9. It was ordered that a Rate of ten pounds should bee made and levied upon the Towne to be layed out in bellowes and tooles for a smith and to bee kept for the uses of the towne; The men deputed to make the said Rate were John Cooke, Nathaniell Warren, & hugh Cole.

37. Lands Recorded - Granted; 3 Jun 1662; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3. He was first on the list when on 3 June 1662, the court allowed that the "servants and ancient freemen shall have liberty, in case they cannot procure Saconett Necke ... to look out some other place undisposed of, for their accommodation" [PCR 4:18]. He received one share, equivalent to about thirty acres on the westerly side of Namasskett River, 7 June 1665 [PCR 4:94].

38. Lands Recorded - Granted; 27 Oct 1662; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 10. Fifty acrees of upland is graunted unto hugh Cole lying betwixt the hither mannomett point and the peece of salt marsh; with all the appurtenances belonging thereunto unto him and his heires for ever

39. Lands Recorded; 22 Mar 1663/64; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 11. Lot 24: James Cole seni: Robert Bartlett: Lott lyeth on the north side of the 23 lott; and at the west end is bounded with a walnutt stake and a walnutt bush and extends from the water side up to the highway in the middle of the necke;

40. Lawsuit; 3 May 1664; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 4. He won a judgment against Henery Saunders for nonpayment of a debt, 3 May 1664 [PCR 4:57].

41. Fine; 3 Oct 1665; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3. He was fined 5s. 3 October 1665 for allowing Richard Dwelley to be drunk in his house [PCR 4:107].

42. Lawsuit; 6 Feb 1665/66; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 4. James Cole Sr. was granted a judgment of 1 10s. 11d. against John Sutten, 6 February 1665/6 [PCR 4:112].

43. Lands Recorded - Gifted; Mar 1667/68; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3. On [blank] March 1668 James Cole Sr. of Plymouth, yeoman, gave to "my beloved son-in-law Mr. John Almey of ... Portsmouth in Rhode Island" his entire right at Punckateeset [PCLR 3:326

44. Voted; 18 May 1668; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 12. The names of such as have voated in Towne meeting in the Towne of Plymouth: James Cole, Sr.

45. Proprietorship; 15 Feb 1668/69; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 13. The names of those who wre found to be Townsmen of Plymouth according to the abovesaid order which Relates unto the time of the establishment of the Towne of Plymouth and the bound therof sett by the court which was in the year 1640: James Cole Seni:

46. Court Appearance; 2 Mar 1668/69; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3. James Cole, senior, and Mary, his wife, were presented for selling strong liquors to an Indian, and for allowing James Clarke, Phillip Dotterich, Mary Ryder, and Hester Wormall to drink on the Lord's Day on 2 March 1668/9 [PCR 5:15]. The large fine was partly remitted, 1 June 1669 [PCR 5:21].

47. Fine; 5 Jun 1671; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3. "James Cole, Senir" was fined for being "found drunk the second time, 5 June 1671 [PCR 5:61]. He was presented for suspicion of being drunk, "he pleading infirmity of body, which may make some think that sometimes he is drunk" 29 October 1671 [PCR 5:81].

48. Tax Rate; 5 Aug 1672; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 14. James Cole for his facultie Keeping an ordinary att 80

49. Lands Recorded - Gifted; 31 Oct 1673; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3. On 31 October 1673 James Cole Sr. of Plymouth "for natural love and affection" granted to "my son Hugh Cole of Swansea" his right to land at Saconnet [PCLR 3:310]

50. Lands Recorded - Granted; 20 May 1678; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 15. In Reference unto the Request of James Cole that hee may Reataine and Improve two acrees of land by him lately Inclosed with other land of his lying below the land of Daniell Dunham on the south syde of the Towne of Plymouth which said two acrees of land: is for th prsent att the Townes despose: In Regard that the Court Record doth not pfectly and clearly demonstrate the proprietors to whome Att the first it was alloted;
The Towne doe heerby give libertie to the said James Cole his heires and assignes to Improve the said two acrees of land to his or theire pticular use and benifitt, untell any other true propriators doe appeer to lay Claime therunto; viz: The Towne doth heerby surrender up unto the said James Cole his heires and assignes all the Right and Interest that they have unto or in the said two acres of land untill any other doe appeer to have better Right therunto, provided that hee the said James Cole doe leave out to the Townes use other two acrees of his owne land att the same place, to be att the Townes dispose soe long as he Retaines the aforsaid two acrees of land;

51. Death; 4 Oct 1709; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 2. James Cole Octobr 4th 1709. in ye 85th of his Age: a Very pious Man.

James married Mary Tibbes 1 17 on 1 May 1625 in Barnstaple, Devon, ENG 16. (Mary Tibbes died after 7 Mar 1659/60 in Plymouth Colony, MA 17.)

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Marriage; 1 May 1625; Barnstaple, Devon, ENG 18.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. Hugh Cole 19 was born about 1628 in Barnstaple, Devon, ENG 19 and died on 22 Jan 1699/00 in Swansea, Bristol Co., MA 19.
   3 M    ii. James Cole 17 was born on 11 Feb 1626/27 in Barnstaple, Devon, ENG 17.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Military Service; 1643; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3. in Plymouth section of 1643 list of men able to bear arms [PCR 8:188]

2. VR - Birth of Child; 3 Dec 1655; Plymouth Colony, MA 21. Mary the Daughter of James Cole Junier born the 3d of December [1655]

3. Lands Recorded; Mar 1651/52; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 8. The Names of those that have Interest & proprieties in the Townes land att Punckateesett over against Road Iland: James Cole Juni

4. VR - Marriage; 23 Dec 1652; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 3 21. m. (1) Plymouth 23 December 1652 Mary Tilson [PCR 8:14];

5. Lands Recorded - Granted; 27 Oct 1662; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 22. Twenty acrees of upland is graunted unto James Cole Juni: lying on the northerly side of his land att Lakeham with all and singulare the appurtenances to him and his heires for ever;

6. Lands Recorded - Granted; 27 Dec 1665; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 23. Unto James Cole Jun: three acrees next to Richard Willis

7. Voted; 18 May 1668; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 12. The names of such as have voated in Towne meeting in the Towne of Plymouth: James Cole Jr.

8. Town Office; 18 May 1685; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 24. Officers chosen to serve were: James Cole surveyor for high wayes.

9. Licence; 27 Sep 1686; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 25. At this town meting James Cool [Cole], Jonathan Mory senior, Abraham Jackson senior John Rickard and the Widdow Richard had each of them the towns aprobation to keep ordenaryes for this present yeare. [footnote: James Cole kept a tavern in Leyden Street.]

   4 M    iii. John Cole 17 was born about 1630 17.
   5 F    iv. Mary Cole 17 was born about 1632 17.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Marriage; Bef 1668; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 26. m. (1) by 1668 John Almy [PCLR 3:326; Austin 238]

2. VR - Marriage; Bef 28 Jun 1677; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 27. m. (2) by 28 June 1677 John Pococke [Austin 154, 238]


Second Generation (Children)


2. Hugh Cole 19 (James1) was born about 1628 in Barnstaple, Devon, ENG 19 and died on 22 Jan 1699/00 in Swansea, Bristol Co., MA 19.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Town Service; 8 Apr 1645; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 7. Mr Bradford Mr Prence Mr Paddy Mr Done Nathaniell Souther & Thomas Shouthwood for on on behalf of the Towne agreed with James Cole that his sonn Heugh Cole should keepe the Cowes this yeare from the middle of this instant Aprill untill the middle of November following and shall have fifty bushells of corne for his paynes and shall bring them up every morning to bee milked and then carry them forth to feede and bring them hoame at night. The Corne is to be equally levyed according to the number when they are prought together and eich man to pay his pporcon as it shall come to.

2. Town Service; 28 Feb 1650/51; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA. Hugh Cole was part of Samuel Hickes "Teame" - apparently for gathering wood.

3. Court Appearance; 6 Jun 1655; Plymouth Colony, MA 28. Item, wee present Hugh Cole, and Mary Foxwell, his now wife, in keeping company each with other in an vndecent manner, att an vnseasonable time and place, before marriage. [Owning the presentment as it lyeth, hee is fined 20s.]

4. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 4 Jan 1661/62; Plymouth Colony, MA 29. On 4 January 1661[/2] "Edward Holman ... of Plymouth ... seaman" sold to Hugh Cole of Plymouth, ship carpenter, "the one half of my lot share or portion of land commonly called the Purchase land, lying and being at a place Acushenah, Coaksett and places adjacent [MD 16:208-09, citing PCLR 2:2:79]

5. Town Service; 10 Jan 1661/62; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 9. It was ordered that a Rate of ten pounds should bee made and levied upon the Towne to be layed out in bellowes and tooles for a smith and to bee kept for the uses of the towne; The men deputed to make the said Rate were John Cooke, Nathaniell Warren, & hugh Cole.

6. Lands Recorded - Granted; 27 Oct 1662; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 10. Fifty acrees of upland is graunted unto hugh Cole lying betwixt the hither mannomett point and the peece of salt marsh; with all the appurtenances belonging thereunto unto him and his heires for ever

7. Town Service; 27 May 1665; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 30. Certaine of the naighborhood betwixt the towne and the Eelriver were appointed by the towne to view the highwaies in the naighborhoods aforsaid and to Consult and Compund with the naighbors for the settling of them for the best conveniency that may bee both to the generall and each pticulare; and what conclustion the Come to of any wages that they make Record thereof to the Court that soe they may be entered upon publicke Record with the markes of them: and soe to bee pmanent: hugh Cole

8. Town Service; 5 Feb 1665/66; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 31. Leift Morton, Nath: Warren, Gorg Bonum, William Clark & Hugh Cole were appointed by the towne to settle two severall graunts of lands lying att Manomett Ponds viz: the one unto Samuell Ryder and the other utno the said Will: Clarke which graunts was to each of them twenty acrees:

9. Town Service; 17 Oct 1666; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 32. The waies layed out by Leift Ephraim Morton, Nathaniel Warren Robert ffinney hugh Cole William barlow & Nathaniel Morton Apointed by the Towne of Plymouth for to lay them out:

10. Town Service; 22 Oct 1666; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 33. Nathaniel Warren, Joseph Warren, William Clarke & hugh Cole are deputed by the Towne to Purchase all such lands as are to be Purchased of the Indians att or about Agawaam.

11. Lands Recorded - Granted; 2 Jan 1666/67; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 33. hugh Cole to be accomodated with meddow att the lower south meddow downe that River below those that have meddow there alreaddy graunted.

12. Lands Recorded; Jul 1667; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 34. The bounds of hugh Coles Land lying neare the hither mannomett pointe soe called is as followeth viz: bounded att the easterly end with a great Rocke by a place comonly called the salt marsh and soe Ranging up into the woods upon a southwest line halfe a point westerly; which is for the great Rocke spoken of 72 pole to a heap of stones; and Runing along by the sea one hundred and two pole; and there att the northerly end bounded with a heap of stones; and ther Runing into the woods southwest half a point westerly 72 pole and there bounded with a heap of stones.
In additon Ten acres of meddow was graunted unto hugh Cole lying at the south meddow brooke.

13. Town Service; 13 Oct 1667; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 35. That wheras the sume of twenty-two pounds is alowed by the Court with that which is alreddy expended towards the building of a bridge over the Eelriver: which is accepted by the towne These are appointed by the Towne to Receive the said sume; and to serch the old bridge and to take Course and agree with the workmen for the Rebuilding or Repaireing thereof in the place it now is in the most prudensial and frugalest way that may be: Leiftenant Morton, Gorge Bouum, Joseph Warren, William Clark & hugh Cole.

14. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 7 Apr 1668; Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA 36. Named as 'son Hugh Cole' in the will of his father-in-law, Richard Foxwell

15. Voted; 18 May 1668; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 37. The names of such as have voated in Towne meeting in the Towne of Plymouth: hugh Cole.

16. Town Office; 16 Jun 1668; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 38. The Towne have appointed hugh Cole Serjeant harlow and Stephen Bryant to take notice of such horses as are soe carried threw the Towne and are heerby Impowered to examine them whether they have a passe for them and all of them and in case they find them to be carrying of them away disorderly to take speedy Course to have them seized so the law may be followed on them; That is to say they are heerby Impowered to seize on them and forthwith bring them before some one of the majestrates of this Jurisdiction for tryal:

17. Church Membership; 22 Jun 1671; Swansea, Bristol Co., MA 39. Baptist Church Records: "Hugh Cole propounded and was assented to if no materiall objection be brought in before next church meeting for government."

18. Town Service; 3 Jul 1689; Swansea, Bristol Co., MA 40. July ye 3d 1689 at a Meeting of divers of ye propriators of Swanzey Agreed that a Committe of 3 men be chosen to treat & agree with Maje Wil. Bradford for a full release of all ye Lands & meadows within ye Township of Swanzey to ye Several Propriators thereof & the committee chosen is Mers. John Saffin, John Allen, Hugh Cole.

19. Town Service; 9 Aug 1689; Swansea, Bristol Co., MA 41. Att a Town Meeting August ye 9th 1689 .. 3ly Voted yt Mr. John Saffin John Allen & Hugh Cole be hereby with ye Townsmen Impowred to form & fix A Schedule to ye Release from Majr Bradford obtained & And to enter ye allowed Inhabitants therein & their Several Stations & Intrests & to proportion the Summs to be pd by ye freement & Showemot men & finally to so such things about ye Premisses as needful according to prudence & Justice.

20. VR - Death of Spouse; 31 Oct 1692; Swansea, Bristol Co., MA 2. Elizabeth, wife of Hugh Cole (formerly of Jacob Cooke) at Swanzey in her 57th yeare dyed october, 31:

Hugh married Mary Foxwell 19, daughter of Richard Foxwell and Anne Shelly, on 8 Jan 1654/55 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 19 20. (Mary Foxwell was born on 17 Aug 1635 in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA 21.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 17 Aug 1635; Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA 21. Richard Foxwell his Daughter Mary borne the 17th of August 1635

2. CR - Baptism; 30 Aug 1635; Scituate, Plymouth Co., MA 42. Mary ye daughter of Brother Foxwell bapd. [NEHGR 9:281]

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Birth of Child; 8 Nov 1655; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 21. The beirthes of the Children of hugh Cole Now of Swansey whoe was somtimes Inhabitant of the Towne of Plymouth in this Jurisdiction of New Plymouth. James Cole the son of Hugh Cole was borne in the yeer 1665 November the 8th.

2. VR - Birth of Child; 15 Mar 1658/59; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 21. Hugh Cole the son o Hugh Cole was borne the 15th of March 1658

3. VR - Birth of Child; 16 May 1660; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 21. John Cole the son of Hugh Cole senir was borne the 16th of May 1660

4. VR - Birth of Child; 14 Apr 1662; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 21. Martha Cole Daughter of hugh Cole was borne the 14th of Aprill 1662

5. VR - Birth of Child; 14 Oct 1664; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 21. Anna Cole the Daughter of Hugh Cole was Borne on october the 14th 1664 [26th was first written, but it was changed to "14th" in a different ink]

6. VR - Birth of Child; 15 May 1668; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 21. Joseph Cole, the son of Hugh Cole was born the 15th of May 1668


Children from this marriage were:

   6 F    i. Anna Cole 19 was born on 14 Oct 1664 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 19 and died on 23 Jun 1704 in Swansea, Bristol Co., MA 19.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 14 Oct 1664; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 21. In the record book, the 26th was written first, then crossed out and the "14th" added in a different ink.

Anna married William Salisbury 44, son of William Salisbury and Susanna Unknown (Salisbury), on 30 Jul 1684 in Swansea, Bristol Co., MA 43. (William Salisbury was born on 14 Aug 1659 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA 44 and died in Swansea, Bristol Co., MA.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 14 Aug 1659; Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA 44.

2. Residence; 23 Jul 1689; Swansea, Bristol Co., MA 45. Listed in the third rank of inhabitants on the list attached to the quit claim deed by Maj. William Bradford.

3. Will; 9 Mar 1725/26; Swansea, Bristol Co., MA 46.

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Marriage; 30 Jul 1684; Swansea, Bristol Co., MA 47.

   7 M    ii. James Cole 19 21 was born on 8 Nov 1655 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 19 21.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 8 Nov 1655; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 21. The 8 Nov date is from one record; the Plymouth Register gives a date of 3 Nov.

2. Church Membership; 1 Jul 1680; Swansea, Bristol Co., MA 48. Swansea Baptist Church Records: James Cole proposed and was referred to the Sts aforesaid; Mary the wife of James Cole is to be propounded next Lds day.

3. Lands Recorded - Sold; 3 Jul 1700; Middleborough, MA 49. A deed dated 3 Jul 1700 shows that William Ellis bought for 10, from James Cole of Swanzey a ten acre lot which the grantor had from his father Hugh Cole.

   8 M    iii. Hugh Cole 20 21 was born on 15 Mar 1658/59 20 21.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 15 Mar 1658/59; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 21. The March 15th date is from one record, the Plymouth Register gives 8 March

2. Lands Recorded; 22 Apr 1710; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 50. hugh Cole: The Ten acres of Meadow granted to hugh Cole att a town Meeting held at Plimouth July 14 1667 liing at south Meadow River is bounded as ffolloweth on the Northerly side by francis Comeses Meadow and Easterly With a pine tree standing on the upland on the Northerly side of sd Meadow and from sd tree to run southerly by a Little Neck of upland to two pine trees Marked on the southerly side growing both out of one Root which is the Eastward bounds of sampsons brook and from sd bounds all The Meadow down the River on both sides Within our bounds to a pine tree Marked on 4 sides where the River Comes Nere the upland and from sd tree to Run over the River south south west to another pine tree Marked and so on the same Course til it comes to Rochester bounds. surveyed and bounded by William Shurtlef and James Warren Surveyers to ye town.

   9 M    iv. John Cole 20 21 was born on 15 May 1660 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 20 21.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 16 May 1660; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 21. The May 16th date is from one record, the Plymouth Register gives 15 May

2. Church Reprimand; 1685; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 2. Susanna Cole (who was Grey) was on April, 1: called before the church openly for fornication with John Cole before her marriage to him, she exprest some poenitential words, & was laid under Admonition by the vote of the church, pronounced by the Elder & then seconded by the Pastour:

3. CR - Baptism of Child; 27 Mar 1692; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 2. James, son of Susanna Cole. John, son of Susanna Cole

4. CR - Baptism of Child; 1704; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 2. Thomas & Elizabeth ye Children of John & susanna Cole, (being twins) baptized march 19.

5. Church Membership; 4 Jul 1708; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 2. Members dismissed and Dyed: Susannah Cole ye Wife of John Cole dismissed to Plymton July 4th

6. VR - Death of Spouse; 4 Sep 1727; Plympton, Plymouth Co., MA 51. Susanna Cole wife to John Cole Senr deceased Augst 26th 1727 (in her 59th year) [recorded in The Book of Records of the West Satiety in the Western precinct of Plimouth]

   10 F    v. Martha Cole 20 21 was born on 16 Apr 1662 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 20 21.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 14 Apr 1662; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 21. The April 14th date is from one record; the Plymouth Register gives 16 April.

   11 F    vi. Ruth Cole 20 21 was born on 17 Jan 1666/67 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 20 21.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 17 Jan 1666/67; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 21.

   12 M    vii. Joseph Cole 20 21 was born on 15 May 1668 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 20 21.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 15 May 1668; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 21.



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17. ibid. p 420-424.

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