Joan Cooke

1615–1680 (Age 65)
Canterbury, Kent, England

The Life of Joan

Joan Cooke was born in 1615, in Canterbury, Kent, England as the daughter of William Cooke and Maud Carver. She married Richard Allen in 1652, in Kent, England. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died in 1680, in New Kent, Virginia, United States, at the age of 65.

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Richard Allen
Joan Cooke
Marriage: 1652
Mary Allin

Spouse and Children

Kent, England


    Mary Allin


Parents and Siblings


    Maud Carver





    Sarah Cooke


World Events (2)

1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower

Age 5

"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 27

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, etc.: variant spelling of Cook .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Joane in entry for Mary Allin, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • Jane Cooke, "England, Kent, Canterbury Parish Registers, 1538-1986"
  • Joane in entry for Mary Allin, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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