Elizabeth Charde

about 1589–18 April 1643 (Age 54)

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Charde was born about 1589, in England, her father, Thomas Charde, was 22 and her mother, Elizabeth Bunckom, was 20. She married Aaron Cooke on 2 September 1610, in Thorncombe, Dorset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 18 April 1643, in Windsor, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 54, and was buried in Center Cemetery, South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Ford
Elizabeth Charde
Marriage: 19 June 1616
Joanna Ford
Abigail Ford
Thomas Ford Jr
Hepzibah Ford
Hannah Ford

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 June 1616Dorset, England
  • Children


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    World Events (3)

    1600 · The Honourable East India Company
    Age 11
    The Honourable East India Company, a British joint-stock company, was established in 1600 for trade in the Indian Ocean region. At its height, the British East India Company had a private army which was twice the size of the British Army, ruled large sections of India, and revenues in the millions.
    1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower
    Age 31
    "The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."
    1642 · The English Civil War
    Age 53
    A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.

    Name Meaning

    English (Sussex): variant of Card .Catalan (Cardé): nickname from cardé, a variant of carder ‘carder, teaser’ (see Carda ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Geographical and Historical Context for the Thomas Ford family

    Emigration and The Dorchester Company A group of merchants in Dorchester, England, formed The Dorchester Company in 1623 and were given a grant to establish a trade settlement in New England. The Do …

    Sources (33)

    • 1616 Marriage to Thomas Ford - Elyzabeth Cooke, "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-1936"
    • Birth Joanna Ford daughter of Thomas Ford and Elizabeth Chard, "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-1936"
    • Elizabeth Chard Ford, "Find A Grave Index" https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/34160757

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