Thomas Barnaby Cole

Brief Life History of Thomas Barnaby

Thomas Barnaby Cole was born about 1552, in Lavenham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom as the son of Robert Cole. He married Alice Fuller on 20 September 1590, in Brent Eleigh, Suffolk, England. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 2 August 1602, in Brent Eleigh, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 51, and was buried in Brewood, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Barnaby Cole
1552–1602
Mabill Wilchine
1569–1619
Marriage: 5 May 1594
Elizabeth Cole
1586–1630
Alice Cole
1600–
Joan Cole
1602–
Robert Cole
1596–1614
Anna Cole
1598–1627

Sources (6)

  • Thomas Coe, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Coo, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Tho Cole in entry for Alice Cole, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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Name Meaning

English: usually from the Middle English and Old French personal name Col(e), Coll(e), Coul(e), a pet form of Nicol (see Nichol and Nicholas ), a common personal name from the mid 13th century onward. English families with this name migrated to Scotland and to Ulster (especially Fermanagh).

English: occasionally perhaps from a different (early) Middle English personal name Col, of native English or Scandinavian origin. Old English Cola was originally a nickname from Old English col ‘coal’ in the sense ‘coal-black (of hair), swarthy’ and is the probable source of most of the examples in Domesday Book. In the northern and eastern counties of England settled by Vikings in the 10th and 11th centuries, alternative sources are Old Norse Kolr and Koli (either from a nickname ‘the swarthy one’ or a short form of names in Kol-), and Old Norse Kollr (from a nickname, perhaps ‘the bald one’).

English: nickname for someone with swarthy skin or black hair, from Middle English col, coul(e) ‘charcoal, coal’ (Old English col).

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

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