Cole

Name origin: An abbreviation of Nicholas, common among the Dutch. Coal was an early king of Britain; gave his name to Colchester. Justice Cole lived in the reign of King Alfred.

William Cole

b.abt.1227 of Hittisleigh, Devonshire, England; s/o parents ukn
m.abt.1252; ukn

    CHILDREN included:
  1. Roger Cole b.abt.1253

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Roger Cole

b.abt.1253 of Coleton, Devonshire, England; s/o William Cole
d.aft.1295
m.abt.1278; ukn

    CHILDREN included:
  1. Roger Cole b.abt.1279
  2. William Cole b.abt.1281

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Roger Cole

b.abt.1279 of Coleton, Devonshire, England; s/o Roger Cole
m.abt.1304; ukn

    CHILDREN included:
  1. John Cole b.abt.1305

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John Cole

b.abt.1305 of Tamer, Devonshire, England; s/o Roger Cole
d.aft.1340
m.abt.1330; ukn

    CHILDREN included:
  1. John Cole b.abt.1331

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John Cole

b.abt.1331 of Nythway, Devonshire, England; s/o John Cole
d.aft.1380
m.abt.1356; Anne Bodrugan
b.abt.1337; d/o Nicholas Bodrugan

    CHILDREN included:
  1. William Cole b.abt.1357

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William Cole

b.abt.1357 of Nythway, Devonshire, England; s/o John Cole and Anne Bodrugan
d.aft.1415
m.abt.1382; Margaret Beaupell
b.abt.1361; d/o Henry Beaupell

    CHILDREN included:
  1. John Cole b.abt.1383

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John Cole

b.abt.1383 of Nythway, Devonshire, England; s/o William Cole and Margaret Beaupell
m.abt.1408; Agnes FitzWarine
b.abt.1387; d/o parents ukn

    CHILDREN included:
  1. John Cole b.abt.1411

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John Cole

b.abt.1411 of Nythway, Devonshire, England; s/o John Cole and Agnes FitzWarine
m.Jane Meriot
b.abt.1415 Devonshire, England; d/o Robert Meryott

    CHILDREN included:
  1. Symon Cole b.abt.1437 d.abt.1497
  2. William Cole b.abt.1470 (est)

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William Cole

b.abt.1470 (est.) of Slade, Devonshire, England; s/o John Cole and Jane Meriot
m.Elizabeth Weston
b. d/o Sir Richard Weston

    CHILDREN included:
  1. John Cole b.abt.1490 of Slade, Devonshire, England

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______ Cole

CHILD:

  1. Mary Cole b.1516 Knoston, Devonshire, England m.1534 Portledge, Devonshire, England James Coffin

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John Cole

b.abt.1490 of Slade, Devonshire, England; s/o William Cole and Elizabeth Weston
m.Mary Archdeacon
b.abt.1476 of Slade, Devonshire, England; d/o Thomas Archdeacon

    CHILDREN included:
  1. Thomas Cole b.abt.1525

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Thomas Cole

b.abt.1525 of Slade, Devonshire, England; s/o John Cole and Mary Archdeacon
d.April 1571 Lincolnshire, England
m.abt.1520; Elizabeth Hargrave
b.abt.1525 of London, Middlesex, England; d/o Thomas Hargrave and Rose

    CHILDREN included:
  1. William Cole b.abt.1541
  2. Thomas Cole b.abt.1543
  3. Emmanuel Cole b.abt.1545
  4. Solomon Cole b.abt.1547
  5. Martha Cole b.abt.1549

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William Cole

b.abt.1541 of London, Middlesex, England; s/o Thomas Cole and Elizabeth Hargrave
d.Feb. 16, 1600 England
m.abt.1545 England; Anne Colles
b.abt.1550 of Bradwell, Buckinghamshire, England; d/o Michael Colles and Mary Graunt
d.1598
bur.St. Mary's Church, Lothbury, England

    CHILDREN included:
  1. William Cole b.abt.1586
  2. Thomas Cole b.1588 d.aft.1639
  3. Margaret Cole b.abt.1590
  4. Michael Cole b.abt.1592

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Anthony Cole

b.1562 of Hull, Rowley, Yorkshire, England; parents ukn
m.abt.1586 of Kingston-Upon, York, England Ann _______
b.1564 of Hull, Rowley, Yorkshire, England

    CHILD:
  1. Elizabeth Cole b.abt.1588 d.in England m.Apr. 13, 1605 Rowley, Yorkshire, England John Northend

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William Cole

b.1582, Bristol, England; parents unk
r.Wells, ME from 1645 to Oct. 19, 1652
d. May 16, 1662 Hampton, NH; bur. Hampton, NH
m.(1)May 3, 1625 of Hemstead, Gloucester, England; Elizabeth Doughty
b.abt.1580 England d/o Francis Daughty and Bridget Stone
d.1680 Hampton, NH

CHILDREN included:

  1. Nicholas Cole b.abt. 1626
  2. William Cole b.abt. 1627 apparently never married. In 1668 and 1670 was in Saco. In his old age he came back to Wells to the house of Jane (Cole) Littlefield, who bound herself to keep her uncle off the town, on which obligation the town in 1700 sued her 2nd husband, Capt. John Heard. Possibly it was this William Cole that was killed by the Indians in Wells 18 Sept.1712. Ref: Gen. Dictionary of Maine and NH.

NOTE: [Is this our William???-HW] From The Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire by POPE, page 42-43: COLE, William, carpenter, Boston; had an allotment of 2 acres Feb. 20, 1637, at MT Wooaston. Removed to Exeter, signed the combination 5 (4) 1639. Rem. to Hampton; proprietor in 1640. Sold land 17 Oct. 1656.

His wife Eunice was accused in 1656 of witchcraft; tried, convicted, sentenced to receive corporal punishment be imprisoned for life. She petitioned in 1662 to be set at liberty after suffering so much punishment, chiefly pleading the needs of her husband "88" years of age, and the ruin of their small property which she had helped to collect during 20 years. [Mass. Arch.10,281.] Her petition was granted on condition of her departing from the jurisdiction; but she could not avail herself of the decision because she could not pay arrears or give bonds, and she remained in prison several years longer.

He d. 26 (3)1662, "aged 81 years". Will dated 26 May 1662, probated 14 (2)1663, beq. to wife Unice her clothing which was left with him; all the rest of his "free" estate he gave to Thomas Webster on condition of his keeping him comfortably during his life.
A deed was present in court, dated 7 Nov. 1656, conveying all his estate to his wife Eunice. The court ordered the selectmen of Hampton to take charge of the property, pay debts, and take care of the widow.

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William Cole

b.abt.1586 of London, Middlesex, England; s/o William Cole and Ann Colles
m.abt.1571 England; Elizabeth Deards
b.1550 England; d/o Nathaniel Deards

    CHILDREN included:
  1. Margaret Cule [Cole][Mason] b.1604 of Roxbury, Suffolk, MA d.July 3, 1686 Boston, MA m.1625/1626 Roxbury, MA; William Cheney

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Nicholas Cole

b.abt. 1626; s/o William Cole
d.Dec. 21, 1688 Harpswell, ME
m.bef.1668; Jane ______

CHILDREN included:

  1. Nicholas Cole b.1656 Wells, ME occupation carpenter/millwright m.Mary ______
  2. Jane Cole d.Nov. 1751 m.(1)Joseph Littlefield son of Francis Littlefield and Meribah Wardwell m(.2)July 2, 1698 John Heard b.abt.1667 at Kittery, ME son of James Heard and Sarah Starbuck d.Nov. 1751. Jane Cole was selling strong drink in 1693.
  3. Thomas Cole b.ca.1657
  4. Mary Cole b.abt.1664 m.Dec. 4, 1686 Samuel Littlefield son of Anthony Littlefield and Mary ______.

Nicholas r. in Wells, ME in 1652. He lived on his father's farm in 1658. He had a grant in 1664 at Cape Porpoise (Mousam) River, ferry privilege for 7 years. By 1666 he was a partner with John Purington making oars and fishing. They removed to Harpswell in 1672 where they obtained from the Indians on Nov. 26, 1672 a deed covering that town. When the inhabitants fled in King Philip's War, Nicholas Cole bought many of them away. Probate on March 13, 1688/9, Wells, ME. Administration granted to his son Nicholas Jr.

From The Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire 1623-1660 by POPE page 42: COLE, COALE, COOLE Nicholas, Senior, Wells, took oath of allegiance to Mass. govt. 5 July 1653. He deposed 23 Dec. 1678, ae. about 52 years. [York Deeds III.] Sold a tract of land 25 June, 1669, reserving a "burying place for his generation." His son Nicholas sold a tract 17 Feb 1700, which had been originally laid out to his father.

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 by Holmes: Nicholas was a resident of Wells, Maine, 1658.

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Thomas Cole

b.abt.1657; s/o Nicholas Cole and Jane ______
d.June 24, 1696
m.Abigail _______
d.June 24, 1696

CHILDREN:

  1. Samuel Cole b.abt.1683 bapt. July 12, 1702 at Wells, ME occupation Millman d.abt.1749 at Biddeford, ME, m.(1)Nov. 3, 1708 Rebecca Stimpson dau. of George Stimpson and Alice Phillips m.(2)(int.)Oct. 14, 1731 of Biddeford Esther Brooks
  2. Elizabeth Cole b.abt.1688 bapt. July 12, 1702 at Wells, ME m.Nov. 25, 1708 Richard Stimpson
  3. Abigail Cole b.1687 d.June 26, 1772 m.Dec. 28, 1716 Thomas Haines son of Robert Haines, he d.March 25, 1770
  4. Ruth Cole b.Nov. 15, 1694 Kennebunk d.on or bef.Nov. 23, 1763/68 m.July 26, 1714 at Wells, ME Ichabod Cousins b.abt.1689 son of Thomas Cousins; he d.abt.1764 at Wells, ME.
  5. ________Cole twin, b.Nov. 15, 1694 d.Nov. 21, 1694

Thomas Cole had grants from 1684-1693 in Kennebunk, ME. Will probated on July 7, 1696. Administration was granted to Nicholas Cole and Josiah Littlefield. The latter in 1702 had two of Thomas's children baptized as his adopted children. Both Thomas and his wife were killed by Indians

Ruth (Cole) Cousens and Ichabod Cousens her husband, conveyed to Mr. Storer, 10 May 1745, one hundred acres of upland that had been granted to our grandfather, Nicholas Cole, & May 1681, by the town of Wells...

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