Thomas Cooke "alias Butcher"

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Thomas Cooke "alias Butcher", son of Thomas Cooke and Joanna (…), was born probably shortly before his baptism at St. Mary, Netherbury, Dorset, England, 13 April 1600.1 He died at Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island, before 21 May 1677, when the inventory of his estate was taken.2

Thomas married (1) Mary (…), whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here);1 he married (2) Mary Shearman, daughter of Philip Sherman and Sarah Odding, before March 1672/73.1

Thomas Cooke, his wife, and three children (unnamed and no ages given) are on a 22 April 1637 list of passengers on the Speedwell, Robert Corbin master, bound from Weymouth to New England.3

Family 1

Mary (…) d. abt. 1670

Family 2

Mary Shearman d. aft. Oct 1691
This person was last edited on11 May 2022


  1. [S1498] Jane Fletcher Fiske, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: A Genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England, who came to Taunton, Massachusetts, in 1637 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1643, 2 vols. (Boxford, Massachusetts: p.p., 1987), 13, further cited as Fiske, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island.
  2. [S1498] Fiske, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island, 18.
  3. [S1492] Peter Wilson Coldham, The Complete Book of Emigrants: 1607-1660: A Comprehensive Listing Compiled from English Public Records of Those Who Took Ship to the Americas for Political, Religious, and Economic Reasons; of Those Who Were Deported for Vagrancy, Roguery, or Non-Conformity; and of Those Who Were Sold to Labour in the New Colonies (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 185, further cited as Coldham, Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1660.
  4. [S1498] Fiske, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island, 19.
  5. [S1498] Fiske, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island, 35.