Foreword by Dr. Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs. 736pp. 14,854 entry Every Name Index. Endsheet map; early documents. 1999 (1996)
After twenty years of research Van Wood, already well known for his decades of Pilgrim research, brings you the definitive answers on Francis Cooke and his descendants.
Francis Cooke was one of the more interesting of the Mayflower passengers and one of the 1627 purchasers who saved Plimoth Colony from bankruptcy. His descendants are legion, spanning America from coast to coast. The names of the 6th generation children, and most of their spouses, are also included here.
This book references Dutch documents in the first years of the Separatist movement in Leyden, Holland in the opening years of the 17th century and includes many verbatim transcripts of wills, deeds, etc. for the first generations in America.
Noted Pilgrim scholar Dr. Bangs has added a definitive Foreword which adds greatly to our appreciation of the Pilgrims. Every Plymouth Colony researcher and every genealogical library of any size will want this book. Highly recommended!