Daniel COLE

Male Abt 1614 - 1694  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name Daniel COLE  [1, 2
    • Daniel Cole was born in England in 1615, and found his way to plymouth when a young man. He was a tailor by trade, and as early as 1640 had a large lot of land granted him in Duxbury, near William Bassett's and Edmund Hawes's land. He was at marshfield as early as June, 1642, and his name appears upon the list of those able to bear arms in yarmouth in 1643, but he seems not to have been a resident. He was admitted a freeman June 4, 1645, and one of the Grand Inquest that year. In 1649 he was a resident of Eastham and an accepted townsman, and sold his land in Duxbury to Mr. Edmund Weston. In 1650 he sold to the same gentleman his land at Marshfield. He soon became prominent in municipal affairs at Eastham, and in 1653 was one of the Grand Inquest. In 1654 he was sent a deputy or representative to the Colonial court at Plymouth, and represented Eastham in 1666, '67, '68, '69, '70, and '72. He was a selectman in 1668, '71, '72 and '74. In 1667 he was allowed to look out land for his accommodation, and in 1668, with Thomas Hinckley, Nathaniel Bacon Constant Southworth, John Alden, John Chipman and Lieut. Morton, was appointed by the Old Colony court to purchase for Gov. Prence the place at Plain Dealing in Plymouth, which had been selected for the residence of the governor.

      Mr. Cole, with Mr. Thomas Prence and Mr. John Freeman, was appointed by the town to use his "best endeavors to put forward or encourage the Indians" or the "English to kill the wolves," which at this time, and for more than thirty years afterwards, were numerous and troublesome within the precinct. As late as 1690 the Indians were encouraged to hunt and capture them. Manassan, an Indian, carried in to the clerk of the town, in the spring of that year, four young wolves, which he affirmed he caught in the vicinity of "Cliff pond." In 1661, he had liberty granted him "to draw and sell strong water and wine at Eastham, provided that he always be furnished with good wine for the supply of those that are in need amongst them." Whether he followed the instructions and allowed the wine to be sold without being adulterated, we have no knowledge. It is presumed that the art of adulteration at that period was known, and that liquor selling was a lucrative business, as all kinds of liquors were in common use. the early settlers were very careful in allowing the sale, and one were appointed to draw strong water but men of character. Illegal traffic in liquors were not allowed, and all violaters, of whatever standing in society, were dealt with according to law when caught. But with all their strictness and watchfulness, there were violaters that escaped punishment, as now, and intemperance not much prevented..... [1]
    • Daniel Cole came with his two brothers John and Job on the Massachusetts when fifty acres were granted him. he was a tailor by trade. In 1643 he was at Yarmouth, Massachusetts, being listed there as able to bear arms, and hen moved to Eastham where he was the Town Clerk, then selectman and then Deputy to the General court.

      William Collier, who came to America with the Cole brothers, resided in Duxbury and was associated with Edmond Chandler, who had a daughter Ruth mentioned in his will. The inventory of the estate of Daniel Cole was taken on 24 December 1694 by Samuel Freeman Jr., and Samuel Paine and by mutual consent the estate was settled on 15 January 1694/5. There were nine children born to Daniel and Ruth Cole of whom the seventh was Mary, who was born at Eastham on 10 March 1658 and died there on 1 March 1734. She married Joshua Hopkins on 26 May 1681. [2]
    Born Abt 1614  Duxbury, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Dec 1694  Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I12477  Main Tree
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2021 

    Father John COLE,   d. 1626 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Frances ?,   bur. 6 Dec 1645, Weedon Bec, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F2236  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruth CHESTER,   b. Abt 1627, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1694, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 1643  Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
    +1. John COLE,   b. 15 Jul 1644, Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jan 1725, Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [Birth]
     2. Timothy COLE,   b. 04 Sep 1646, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. Hepzibah COLE,   b. 16 Apr 1649, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     4. Ruth COLE,   b. 15 Apr 1651, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1694, Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Israel COLE,   b. 08 Jun 1653, Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 20 Jan 1723 and 23 Jul 1724  (Age 69 years)  [Birth]
     6. James COLE,   b. Dec 1655, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +7. Mary COLE,   b. 10 Mar 1658, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Mar 1734, Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Birth]
    +8. William COLE,   b. 15 Sep 1663, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1737, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [Birth]
     9. Daniel COLE, Jr.,   b. Sep 1666, Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1736, Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F05353  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1614 - Duxbury, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3601] Cape Cod Library of Local History and Genealogy Vol. 1, Leonard H. Smith Jr.

    2. [S10254] Ancestry.com: North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000.

    3. [S04348] Ancestry.com: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;).