Joanna Licence

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ChartsAncestors of Edward Ambrose Cooke
Joanna Licence, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), died at Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, 6 May 1666.1,2

Joanna married Deacon William Cowdrey, whose parents are not known (or are untraced), at Buckinghamshire, England, 17 April 1626.3,4

William and Joanna's marriage record can be found in Buckingham Parish Registers, Marriages, in Phillimore, Vol 6, p.11. On 27 Sep 1672, he deposed the was 69 years old; not long afer, he deposed again and was called about 70 (Middlesex County Court Records).3


Deacon William Cowdrey b. 1604, d. 10 Nov 1687
  • Nathaniel Cowdrey+5,3 b. 1630, d. 16 Jun 1690
  • Hannah Cowdrey2 b. say 1635
  • Mathias Cowdrey2 b. 30 Sep 1641, d. 25 Mar 1663
  • Bethia Cowdrey2 b. 17 Apr 1643
This person was last edited on23 Nov 2014


  1. [S347] Thomas W. Baldwin, compiler, Vital Records of Reading Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1912), 508, further cited as Reading Vital Records.
  2. [S15] Mary Bryant Alverson Mehling, Cowdrey-Cowdery-Cowdray Genealogy: William Cowdrey of Lynn, Massachusetts, 1630 and His Descendants([New York, New York]: Frank Allaben Genealogical Co., 1905), 37-46, further cited as Mehling, Cowdrey Family.
  3. [S33] Clarence Almon Torrey, "Marriages in England of Early American Immigrants," The American Genealogist 10 (July 1933): 14-15, at 14, further cited as Torrey, "Marriages in England."
  4. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 385, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  5. [S15] Mehling, Cowdrey Family, 49-52.