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COLES, Robert

COLES, Robert[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1597 - 1654  (57 years)

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  • Name COLES, Robert 
    Born 1597  Nr.Groton, Nrfk., England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Arrival 1630  Roxbury, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Arrival 1630  Charlestown, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 28 Oct 1654  Warwick, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Robert and Mary [Hawxhurst] Coles, who came to Mass. Bay with Gov. Winthrop in 1630

      From Early Geneologies of the Cole Family:

      The Long Island Family of Coles

      Robert Cole. The name is frequently spelled with an “s” in the old records. He came in the fleet of Winthrop in 1630, and was one of those who desired to be admitted freeman October 19, 1630, and he was admitted May 18, 1631.

      In 1632 it was ordered that two delegates be sent from each of the plantations to advise the Governor and assistants in regard to the raising of revenue, and he was one of the two sent from Roxbury. His drinking habits were opposed to the ideas of the Puritans, and he was several times fined. At length the following order was passed:

      “March 4, 1633: The court orders that Robert Coles, for drunkeness by him committed at Roxbury, shall be disfranchised, weare about his necke and soe to hange upon his outward garment a D made of redd clothe and sett upon white; to contynue this for a yeare, and not to leave it off any tyme when he comes amongst company, under penalty of XLs. for the first offense, and V pounds for the second, and after to be punished by the court as they think meet; also he is to weare the D outwards, and is enjoyned to appear at the next general court, and to contynue thise until it be ended.”

      The same month he went with the party under John Winthrop, Jr., to occupy Agawam (Ipswich), and begin the settlement of that town. He did not remain there long, and he may be the man mentioned in the will of Samuel Fuller, the elder, of Plymouth, July 30, 1633, as then residing with him in Plymouth.

      Savage says of him that he reformed his habits. He was one of the twelve men who joined Roger Williams in the settlement of Providence, in October, 1638. His lot in the division of the land was bounded west by the present Main street, east by Hope street, and on one other side by Meeting House street. (Annals of Providence, 33.) He was one of the founders of the first Church of Providence, March 16, 1639. (Arnold’s Rhode Island, 107.) He was one of the seventeen who purchased the Pautuxet meadows, and he made his home there.

      Three others were appointed with him as a committee to arbitrate disputes and to make rules of government, and their report was the compact signed by all the settlers. He became a friend of Samuel Gorton when he came to Providence, driven from Massachusetts by the intolerance of the authorities of that colony, and gave him part of his land. The actions of Gorton and his followers were such, however, as to cause the older settlers to wish to be free from them, and he, with four others, in September, 1642, appeared before the general court at Boston and yielded themselves up to the Massachusetts colony, which accepted jurisdiction and appointed the magistrates. (Arnold, 468.)

      The commissioners found the charge true, and promised to write Mr. Cole to return the money. (Ply. Col. Rec. X., 375.). He died before October, 1654, as on October 18 of that year the town council distributed his property in the way he should have made his will.

      The following orders refer to his estate:

      “Warwick, Rhode Island, June 11, 1656: The town council having formerly disposed of the estate of Robert Cole, late deceased, and having allotted out the portions of the children, ordered that the lands and meadows, together with the pasturage on the south side of the Pautuxet river and the north line bound of Warwick bound is allotted out for security of Nathaniel Cole, Robert Cole, and Sarah Cole, their portions amounting to the sum of six score pounds.

      “Further ordered, that the mill of Warwick being a part of the estate of Robert Cole, late deceased, is allotted out for security of Daniel Cole, his portion being £50.”

      He married Mary ----. After his death she married Mathias Harvey, and removed to Oyster Bay, Long Island, where she died. [6, 7]
    Person ID I1321  Hugh Byrne and Nanette Asimov Lines
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2012 

    Family HAWKSHURST, Mary,   b. 1602, Nuneaton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oyster Bay, Nassau, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married of MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. COLES, Deliverance,   b. 1631
     2. COLES, John,   b. 1633,   d. Bef 1683, Matinecock, Nassau, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 49 years)
     3. COLES, Daniel,   b. 1637, Ipswich, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1692, Oyster Bay, Nassau, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     4. COLES, Nathaniel,   b. 1640, Ipswich, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1668  (Age 28 years)
     5. COLES, Sarah,   b. 1644
     6. COLES, Robert,   b. 1648,   d. 16 Apr 1715, Musquito Cove, Nassau, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     7. COLES, Ann
     8. COLES, Elizabeth
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F519  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1597 - Nr.Groton, Nrfk., England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 1630 - Roxbury, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 1630 - Charlestown, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Oct 1654 - Warwick, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - of MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S248] Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, Gale Research, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006), Online publication - Gale Research. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Filby, P. William, ed.. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2006.DonnÈes díorigine†: Filby, P. William, Èdit. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Research, 2005.

    2. [S53] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Edmund West, comp., (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000), Online publication - Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Individual Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.

    3. [S84] Millennium File, Heritage Consulting, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003), Online publication - Heritage Consulting. Millennium File [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003.Original data - Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Heritage Consulting, DonnÈes díorigine†: Consultation du patrimoine. Le Fichier du millÈnaire. Salt Lake City†: Consultation du patrimoine, 19--.

    4. [S125] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004), Online publication - Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles, querie.

    5. [S437] Hughes, Thomas Patrick, 1838-1911. cn; Munsell, Frank, 1857-, (Munsell, Albany, NY 1898), son of Jacob of Musketa Cove N.Y., b. Dec. 22. 1718 (m. Jan. 1. 1740 Mary Coles. dau. of Charles and Sarah Coles, gr.-dau. of Robert and Mercy [Wright] Coles, and gt.- gr.-dau. of Robert and Mary [Hawxhurst] Coles.

    6. [S437] Hughes, Thomas Patrick, 1838-1911. cn; Munsell, Frank, 1857-, (Munsell, Albany, NY 1898), Robert and Mary [Hawxhurst] Coles, who came to Mass. Bay with Gov. Winthrop in 1630.

    7. [S506] Frank T. Cole, (Columbus Ohio, 1887).




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