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Cole, Humphrey b. 1572 Cornwood, Devon, England d. 27 Mar 1624 Tillingham, Essex, England

Cole, Humphrey

Male 1572 - 1624  (52 years)


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  • Name Cole, Humphrey  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 1572  Cornwood, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Vicar of Tillingham  [7
    Died 27 Mar 1624  Tillingham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Buried Aft 27 Mar 1624  St Nicholas Chancel, Tillingham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I24972  The Thoma Family
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2017 

    Father Cole, William James II,   b. 1546, The Slade House, Cornwood, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1623, Tillingham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Deards, Elizabeth,   b. 1560, London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1622, London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 18 May 1569  Ludlow, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Family ID F9036  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mott, Mary,   b. 1578, Dengie, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1600, Tillingham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years) 
    Married 1596  The Slade House, Cornwood, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Coale, William I,   b. 1598, Tillingham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1669, Saint Jerome, St Mary's, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F9034  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Cole, Hester,   b. 1580, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1624, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 1600  The Slade House, Cornwood, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F9037  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1572 - Cornwood, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1596 - The Slade House, Cornwood, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1600 - The Slade House, Cornwood, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Mar 1624 - Tillingham, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    COLE, William James II.jpg
    COLE, William James II.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Birth: 1572
      Cornwood
      South Hams District
      Devon, England
      Death: May 27, 1624
      Tillingham
      Maldon District
      Essex, England

      His father was Sir William Cole of The Slade. His mother was Elizabeth Deards. He married Mary Mott at The Slade in 1596. They had three sons, William, Thomas and Robert. and 2 daughters, Mary Jane and Martha. His wife died at age 27 and he remarried a Hester, maiden name unknown. They had one son, John.

      The Slade is a Cole family home in Cornwood, Devonshire, England, which is today a private residence.

      In the church there is a three panel stained glass window in his honor which reads, "Priest and Pican".

      On 17 May 1624, as Vicar of Tillingham, he probated Essex.

      Humphrey Cole
      From GENi

      Humphrey Cole
      Also Known As: "Coale"
      Birthdate: 1572 (51)
      Birthplace: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
      Death: Died April 11, 1623 in Tillingham, Essex, England
      Place of Burial: Tillingham, Essex, England, United Kingdom

      Immediate Family:
      Father:
      William Cole
      Mother:
      Elizabeth Cole
      Spouses:
      Hester Cole
      Mary Cole
      Children:
      William Cole;
      Robert Cole;
      John Cole;
      Martha Wood;
      William Cole
      1 other
      Siblings:
      William James Cole, Sr.
      Margaret Cheney

      Occupation:
      Vicar of Tillingham, Clarke,

      About Humphrey Cole
      Humphrie Cole1
      M, #22015, b. circa 1596, d. May 1624
      Father William Cole b. c 1570
      Mother Elizabeth Deards b. c 1573
      He died in May 1624 at Warwick, VA.
      Family Hester
      Child
      William Cole+ b. c 1618, d. b 15 Sep 1664
      Citations
      [S74] Brent Ruesch's Research Notes.
      From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p733.htm#i22015
      ________________

      The Genealogy of the Family of Cole, of the County of Devon: Of the County of Devon, and of ... by JAMES. EDWIN-COLE
      https://archive.org/details/genealogyfamily00edwigoog
      https://archive.org/stream/genealogyfamily00edwigoog#page/n15/mode/1up
      Pg.2
      1 WILLIAM COLE, of Hutenesleigh (now called Hittisleigh) in the county of Devon, living in the year 1243, whose son and heir
      https://archive.org/stream/genealogyfamily00edwigoog#page/n16/mode/1up
      Pg.3
      2 ROGER COLE,* had "his dwelling at Coleton," in Chumleigh, and also held, in 27 Henry III., Hantesford, in that parish.† In 25th of Edward I. he was "returned from the county of Cornwall as holding lands or rents to the amount of £20 yearly value and upwards, either in Capite or otherwise, and as such summoned under the general writ to muster at London, on Sunday next after the Octaves of St. John the Baptist (7 July, 1297), to perform Military Service in person with horses and arms, &c., in parts beyond the Seas ;" ‡ and also again summoned with his son William§ to muster at Berwick-on-Tweed, on the nativity of St. John the Baptist, to perform service against the Scots in 1301. He was father of
      3 ROGER (of whom immediately), and of the above-named William, who probably perished in this expedition, as there is no further trace of him ; and perhaps his early death may account for the omission of his name in the family pedigree drawn up, in July 1630, by Sir William Segar, Garter, King-at-Arms.
      3 ROGER was heir to his father Roger, and lived in the reign of Edward II. ; his son and heir was
      4 JOHN COLE, of the counties of Devon and Cornwall, who, in 1324, was described as "John Cole de Tamer, Man-at-Arms, || and
      https://archive.org/stream/genealogyfamily00edwigoog#page/n17/mode/1up
      Pg.4
      returned by the Sheriff of the county of Devon, pursuant to Writ tested at Westminster, 9 May, as summoned by proclamation to attend the Great Council at Westminster, on Wednesday after Ascension Day, 30 May, 17 Edward II." In the 9th of Edward III (1335) he had free warren in Tamer, Lydeston, Hokesbere, and Hutenesleigh in the county of Devon, and in Rispernatt ;* and it appears by a Fine of 15 Edward III. (1341) that he was possessed of the manors of Respnel in the county of Cornwall, Launceston, and Stokley, and of the manor of Uptamer, Nytheway, and Hutenesleigh, the third part of the manor of Winston, and divers other lands in the county of Devon. He left a son and heir,
      5 SIR JOHN COLE, knight, of Nythway, in the parish of Brixham, who, on 25th July, 4 Richard II. (1380) was "knighted (before the castle of Ardres) in Fraunce, by the Erl of Buckingham Thomas of Woodstock, Lord Deputy there for the King,"† and who married Anne, daughter and heiress to Sir Nicholas Bodrugan,‡ knt., by whom he had issue,
      https://archive.org/stream/genealogyfamily00edwigoog#page/n18/mode/1up
      Pg.5
      6 WILLIAM COLE (called Sir William Cole of Tamar, knt., by De la Pole, and also in a Herald's Visitation of Devon), who married Margaret, daughter of Sir Henry Beaupell, knt, and by her was the father of
      https://archive.org/stream/genealogyfamily00edwigoog#page/n19/mode/1up
      Pg.6
      7 SIR JOHN COLE, knt, who was in "the Retynew of the Duke of Gloucester,* at the Battell of Agincourt on Fryday, the XXVth day of October in the yere of our Lord God, 1415, and in the Third yere of the Reigne of the most Excellent Prince, King Harry the Fifte ;" and it is probable that he received his spurs for his conduct on that glorious field. He married Agnes, daughter of Sir —— Fitzwarine, knt., and had issue four sons, viz : —
      I. Sir Adam Cole, knt., his heir, who succeeded at Uptamer and Nythway, and marrying Elizabeth,† daughter of Sir Richard Weston, knt, had a son John, the father of John, who left issue only two daughters, his co-heirs, viz. : — Elizabeth, married to Sir John Huddy, of Stowell, co. Somerset, Chief Justice of England ; and Joane, married to John Anne of ——— co, Gloucester. Sir Adam also married Margaret,† daughter of Sir Henry de la
      https://archive.org/stream/genealogyfamily00edwigoog#page/n20/mode/1up
      Pg.7
      Pomeroy, knt., and their sole daughter,* married John Holbeame of Holbeame, in co. Devon, esq., and had issue William Holbeame†, Sir William de la Pole adds, "from Margaret, wife of Adam Cole, is descended Baynham of Gloucestershire."
      8 II. JOHN COLE, of whom hereafter (see p. 12).
      8 III. WILLIAM COLE,‡ who married and had two sons, William 9 (of whom hereafter), and Stephen, his heir, who married
      https://archive.org/stream/genealogyfamily00edwigoog#page/n21/mode/1up
      Pg.8
      Joane,* daughter and heiress to John White, by whom he had Jane, married to Robert Tozer ; Mary, married John Kestall (or Castell) ; Joane, married to John Truebody ; Thomasine married to John Tucker; and John Cole, his heir, who married Margaret,† daughter and heiress to Thomas Clarke, and by her had issue : — 1. John, his heir (who married Margaret, daughter to John Fortescue of Spriddleston, and had a son, John, who died s. p) ; 2, William, eventual heir ; 3, George ; 4, Edward ;‡ 5, Thomas ; 6, John ; 7, Roger ; 8, Stephen ; and Anne, married to Thomas Jeoffery of Tredineck.
      IV. Robert Cole § (fourth son of Sir John and Agnes) was father of John Cole of Treworgee in St. Cleer, near Liskeard, who had a son Walter, the father of Stephen, who by his wife Jane, daughter and heiress to Robert Wyatt, had John Cole, of Cornwall, || esquire, his heir.
      https://archive.org/stream/genealogyfamily00edwigoog#page/n22/mode/1up
      Pg.9
      9 WILLIAM COLE (see p. 7) was father of JOHN COLE of Sudbury,* in 10 Suffolk, "where he lies buried," who married Elizabeth, daughter of John Martyn of —— , by whom he had five sons, viz. : —
      I. Martin Cole, M.P. for Sudbury, 14 Queen Elizabeth, who married Ellen, daughter of —— Hancocke, by whom he left, 1, Martin Cole of Sudbury, who married Anna, daughter of —— Andrews, but died s.p. 9 December, 1620, and left by his will, dated 28 September, 18 James 1st, a yearly rent-charge of £14 to be distributed among the poor, and the ministers of Sudbury; 2, Caesar Cole, heir to his brother, 40 years old in 1620, who married Margaret, daughter of —— White, and had Elizabeth, Martin, John, and Thomas; 3, Richard Cole ; and a daughter, married to —— Brown.
      II. William Cole of Sudbury married Catalina, or Catherine, daughter of Ferdinando de Gallegos, a Spaniard of noble extraction, and had two sons, of whom the elder, Robert, married Anna, daughter of —— Cooke of Kersey, in Suffolk, and died s. p, ; and the second, Roger, was, in 1623, of the parish of St. Saviour's, in Southwark, in the co. of Surrey, gent. ; he married Anne daughter of Edward Maisters of Rotherhithe, in Surrey, by whom he had issue, 1 Roger, 2 Roger, 3 John, who all died young, Elizabeth, married to William Oland of London, Susanna married to William Locke of Merton, in Surrey, Anne and Catalina. This William Cole married secondly Elizabeth Rushan, by whom he had 1 John, 2 Martin, 3 William, 4 Edward, 5 Jeoffrey, 6 Parnell, and Elinor, married to James Raye.
      https://archive.org/stream/genealogyfamily00edwigoog#page/n23/mode/1up
      Pg.10
      III. Robert Cole (third son of John Cole and Elizabeth Martyn).
      IV. RICHARD COLE (son of same John and Elizabeth) was of Bishop's Waltham, in the county of Southampton, and father of .... etc.
      https://archive.org/stream/genealogyfamily00edwigoog#page/n24/mode/1up
      Pg.11
      V. Edward Cole, (sometimes called eldest son of John and Eliz.), was principal registrar to the Bishop of Winchester, mayor of that city in 1587, and M.P. for the same in 43 Queen Elizabeth ; he married Christian, daughter of Wm. Holcroft, and by her had issue, four sons, and two daughters, viz : — .... etc.
      https://archive.org/stream/genealogyfamily00edwigoog#page/n25/mode/1up
      Pg.12
      II. We now return to JOHN,* (second son of Sir John Cole, knt.) who married Jane, daughter of Robert Meryot of Devon, and had two sons, viz. : — Simon, his heir ; and WILLIAM, of whom presently, viz., on p. 22. Sir Simon (as he is frequently designated) † was seated at Slade, in the parish of Cornwood, in the county of Devon, and died 12 Henry VII. (1497). He married Alice,‡ daughter and co-heir to — Leuri, of the county of Devon, had a daughter Joane, married to William Hele,§ of South Hele in Copneywood, Devonshire, esq. (by whom she had issue, represented by James Modyford Hele, who died a minor in August, 1716) § and a son, John Cole, of Slade, one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the county of Devon in 1512-13, etc., who died 21 Nov., 35 Henry VIII., (1543), having had issue by his wife, Thomasine, || daughter and heiress to Thomas Wallcot of Walcot in the county of
      https://archive.org/stream/genealogyfamily00edwigoog#page/n35/mode/1up
      9 WILLIAM COLE (before-mentioned on p. 12) younger son of John, and grandson of Sir John Cole, knt., married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Richard Weston of Wiltshire, knt., and by her had a son and heir,
      10 JOHN COLE, who married Mary, daughter and heiress to Thomas Archdeacon,* alias Ercedekne of Devon, gent, and had, issue,
      https://archive.org/stream/genealogyfamily00edwigoog#page/n36/mode/1up
      Pg.23
      11 THOMAS COLE, of London, who died April, 1571. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Hargrave of London, and had issue, four sons, and a daughter, Martha, who was married to John Warsop, of Clapham in Surrey, gentleman, .... etc.
      https://archive.org/stream/genealogyfamily00edwigoog#page/n39/mode/1up
      Pg.26
      The sons of the said THOMAS COLE of London, who died April 1571, and was buried in Allhallows Church, London, were,
      I. WILLIAM COLE of London, who died 16 February, 1600 (43 Elizabeth) : he married Anne, daughter of Michael Colles of Bradwell, Bucks, and by her, who died 1603, had issue,
      I.a Michael, son and heir, æt. 20 ann. 9 mens., on 6 February, 1502, who married Margaret, daughter of —— Skynner, of the county of Kent, and had an only daughter .... etc.
      https://archive.org/stream/genealogyfamily00edwigoog#page/n40/mode/1up
      Pg.27
      II.a WILLIAM, born 158[7?] married Elizabeth, daughter to Nathaniel Deards of London, silkman, and had issue: — 1, Arthur; 2, William; 3, Michael, who died s. p.; 4, Humphrey; 5, NATHANIEL (of whom and whose descendants see a full account on page 32); 6, Thomas, M.A., * who "was educated at Westminster school, and then elected, 8 July, 1651, student of Christ Church, Oxford. .... 7, Robert (son of Wiliam and Elizabeth) was Sir Robert Cole of Ballymackey, in the county of Tipperary, Ireland, knt., which honour was .... etc.
      _______________________

      The Peerage of Ireland: Or, A Genealogical History of the Present ..., Volume 6 By John Lodge, Mervyn Archdall
      https://books.google.com/books?id=z4oUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA38&lpg=PA38&dq=Anne+Bodrugan&source=bl&ots=jaO9s7uwCr&sig=i-Fr1KnO_TnuijJgmyfyFxMvQYM&hl=en&ei=2hC-TK3tI4OisQPw7t3gDA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CBkQ6AEwAzge#v=onepage&q=Anne%20Bodrugan&f=false
      https://archive.org/details/peerageofireland06lodg
      https://archive.org/stream/peerageofireland06lodg#page/38/mode/1up
      .... etc.
      William Cole of Hutenefleigh in county of Devon, who was living in the year 1243 † 1 his fon and heir Roger, living in 1295, (24 K. Edward I.) 2 was the father of Roger, living in the time of K. Edward II. 3 whofe fon John of the counties of Devon and Cornwall, had free warren, in Tanner, Liddefton, Hokefbere, and Hutenefleigh, in Devon 4 and it appears by a fine (15 Edward III.) that he was poffeffed of the manors of Refpnel, in county of Cornwall, Launcefton, and Stokley and of the manor of Uptamun ; Nythway ; and Hutenefleigh ; the third part of the manor of Winfton ; and divers other lands in the county of Devon : he left a fon and heir.
      Sir John Cole, Knt. of Nythway, who married Anne, daughter and heir to Sir Nicholas Bodrugan, Knt. ‡ and
      † .... etc.
      https://archive.org/stream/peerageofireland06lodg#page/39/mode/1up
      had iffue William, who married Margaret, daughter of Sir Henry Bewpell, and by her was the father of
      Sir John Cole, Knt.— who married Agnes daughter of —— Fitz-Waryn, Knt. and had iffue four fons, viz. Sir Adam his heir; who fucceeded at Nythway and marrying Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Richard Wefton, Knt. had a fon John, the father of John, who left iffue, only two daughters, his coheirs, viz. Elizabeth, married to John Huddy of Stowell in county of Somerfet, chief juftice of England ; and Joan, to John Anne of county of Gloucefter.
      John, of whom hereafter.
      William, who married and had iffue two fons ; Stephen his heir : and William, the father of John, who marrying Elizabeth daughter of John Martyn, had two fons, Edward, and William ; Edward, the eldeft, was principal regifter to the bifhop of Winchefter, and married a daughter of William Holcroft, by her he had iffue four fons, and two daughters, viz. Edward his fucceffor in the regiftry (who married Elizabeth Ebden of Winchefter, and died after 1622, leaving Edward, Jane, Elizabeth, and Sufan) ; William, (who died without iffue) ; Martin, (who married Drufilla, daughter of —— Vaus of Outiam, Efq and had iffue) ; John, (who married a daughter of John Lynch, Efq. and had iffue) ; Anne, (married to Thomas Fryar) ; and Jane, (to Lancelot Thorp, alderman of Winton). William, brother to Edward the regifter, married Catharine, daughter of Ferdinand Galgas a Spaniard, and had two fons, viz. Robert (married to Anne, daughter of —— Cooke of Keofey in Suffolk and died without iffue) ; and Roger (who married Anne, daughter of Edward Mafters of Rotherith in Surrey), Stephen (eldeft fon of William, and grandfon of Sir John) married Joan, daughter and heir to John White, and had John his heir, who
      https://archive.org/stream/peerageofireland06lodg#page/40/mode/1up
      .... etc.
      Robert, (fourth fon of Sir John) was father of John of Treworge in Cornwall, who had a fon Walter, the father of Stephen, who, by his wife Jane, daughter and heir to Robert Wyatt, had John Cole of Cornwall, Efq. his heir.
      We now return to John, fecond fon of Sir John Cole, Knt. who married Jane, daughter of Robert Meryot of Devon, and had two fons, viz. Simon his heir; and William of whom prefently.
      Simon Cole the eldeft fon was feated at Slade in county of Devon, and marrying Alice, daughter and coheir to —— Leure, had a daughter Johan .... etc.
      https://archive.org/stream/peerageofireland06lodg#page/41/mode/1up
      William, younger fon of John, and grandfon of Sir John Cole, Knt. married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Richard Weften of Wiltfhire, Knt. and by her had a fon and heir John who married Mary, daughter and heir to Thomas Archdeacon of Devon, Gent, † and had iffue
      Thomas of London, * who married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Hargrave of London, and had iffue four fons
      https://archive.org/stream/peerageofireland06lodg#page/42/mode/1up
      and a daughter Martha, who married John Worfop of Clapham in Surry Gent. and by him had a fon ....
      The fons of the faid Thomas of London, were
      William Cole of London, who died 6 February 1600 (43 Eliz.) and having married Anne, daughter of Michael Colles of Bradwell in county of Buckingham, had iffue by her who died in 1600, two fons and one daughter Margaret, who married Robert Nave of London, Merchant, fon of —— Nave of Norfolk, Efq. — His fons were, William, (who married Elizabeth, daughter of Nathanael Deards of London, (Silkman) and had iffue Arthur; William; Michael; Humphry; Nathanael; Thomas; and Robert); and Thomas who was of the Inner-Temple London, and in 1630 was aged 42 years, he married Catharine, daughter of John Warnett of Fransfield in Suffex, Gent. and had iffue Richard, aged 4 years in 1630; Thomas who died young; John aged 1 year in 1630; William aged 4 months in fame year; and Sufan, who died young.
      .... etc.
      _________________

      English Origins of American Colonists, p. English Origins of AMERICAN COLONISTS WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO NAMES OF IMPORTANCE IN THE AMERICAN COLONIES. BY WILLIAM GILBERT, A DIGEST OF ESSEX WILLS. WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO NAMES OF IMPORTANCE IN THE AMERICAN COLONIES. BY WILLIAM GILBERT, page 255 206.

      COLE, HUMPHREY, of Tillingham, Essex, Clerk, 4 November, 1623.

      To be buried in the Chancel.
      To poor 4 marks.
      To son Robert (Student of Emanuel College Cambridge) books, wearing apparel etc.
      To wife Hester corn etc.
      My perpetual advowson of the Rectory of Great Oakley Essex to be sold and the money divided between my sons.
      My freehold land in Tilling-ham commonly called Hodgwatts to be sold and the money divided as follows: my wife Hester to have the use of £80 for her life and the residue and also the £80 after wife's death to be equally divided between my sons William, Thomas, Robert and John Cole, or such of them as are living.
      To William Cole now in Virginia (if he be living) my three acres of freehold land with a new barn built upon it called Sewders Head in Tillingham and next adjoining to a cottage and two acres of copyhold land called Finches which doth belong to his brother Robert Cole, and if my said son William be not living at the time of my decease I bequeath the said land and barn to my second son Thomas.
      My wife to have for her life all my plate, household stuff etc. by virtue of a deed of gift made by me to Sir John Sams Knight and Mr. Blunt gent. Sole Ex. wife, if she refuse then son Thomas to [p.255] to be ex.
      Overseers my two sonnes in law Micaiah Wood parson of Great Oakley and John George yeoman of Writtle.
      Wit: John Draske, John Moody. Proved 17 May, 1624, by relict. (Dean & Chapter of St. Pauls, D. fo. 232.)

      Links

      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rw10-holmes&id=I348
      ____________________

      From Genforum message by Richard Williams: Humphrey Cole of Tillingham/Robert Coles of Faversham, Feb. 16, 2013:

      http://genforum.genealogy.com/cole/messages/16550.html

      Humphrey Cole (OR Humphrey Coles) (Vicar of Tillingham, Essex) mentioned in his will made in 1623 his son "William Cole now in Virginia (if he be living)". The son is very likely to be William Coale of Elizabeth City, VA c1597-1669.

      Humphrey Cole was a scholar at Corpus Christi College, Oxford and graduated B.A. on 28 Jan 1574. He cannot be the later Humphrey Cole who graduated B.A. from Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1594 since he was appointed to Tillingham in 1588.

      Most men were aged about 21 on graduation and so Humphrey Cole was probably born about 1552.

      It has often been claimed that Humphrey Cole was a son of William Cole and Elizabeth Deards daughter of Nathaniel Deards of London silkman. This Humphrey can be shown to have been born about 1625 and so this parentage is definitely not correct.

      From 1584 to 1588 Humphrey Cole was Rector of London St Mary le Bow. He was preceded here by one Robert Cole (OR Robert Coles) who was Rector from 1559 to his death in 1577.

      Robert Cole (Rector of London St Mary le Bow) made his will in 1577 and mentions a youngest son Elcana but annoyingly although mentioning other older children does not give their names.

      It is possible that this Robert Cole was the father (or a kinsman) of Humphrey Cole (notice Humphrey's third son is also a Robert).

      The notes below hopefully substantiate the information (above) and I would be very grateful for any additions or corrections.

      COLE OF LONDON

      Thomas Cole of London grocer c1530-1571

      m Elizabeth Hargrave dau of Thomas Hargrave of London
      d Apr 1571; i Allhallows Honey Lane; Will (PCC) 10 Apr 1571
      children:

      1. William Cole below
      2. [?] Martha Cole m John Worsop of Clapham, Surrey gentleman
      [9 sons, 2 daus]
      -

      William Cole of London mercer c1560-1601

      m Ann Colles 1st dau of Michael Colles of Bradwell, Bucks gentleman and Mary Graunt only dau of Edward Graunt
      d 16 Feb 1600.1; i in the quire St Margaret Lothbury; Will (PCC) 19 Mar 1601
      children:

      1. Thomas Cole below
      2. Michael Cole
      3. William Cole
      4. Margaret Cole m Robert le Neve of London/Robert Nave
      -

      Thomas Cole of London c1588-....

      m Catherine Warnett dau of John Warnett of Hempsted/of Fransfield, Sussex
      (of Inner Temple)
      (of the Court of Wards) (aged 42) 1630
      (living) 1634
      children:

      1. Richard Cole b c1626; (aged 4) 1630
      2. Susan Cole d young a1634
      3. Thomas Cole c 17 Feb 1627.8 London St Dunstan-in-the-West; d young a1634
      4. John Cole c 2 May 1629 London St Dunstan-in-the-West
      5. William Cole c 8 Jun 1630 London St Dunstan-in-the-West
      6. Susan Cole c 9 Feb 1631.2 London St Dunstan-in-the-West
      7. Thomas Cole c 20 Feb 1633.4 London St Dunstan-in-the-West
      8. Ann Cole c 12 Jan 1635.6 London St Dunstan-in-the-West
      -

      William Cole of London

      m Elizabeth Deards dau of Nathaniel Deards of London silkman
      children:

      1. [?] Mary Cole c 6 Jun 1619 St Lawrence Jewry
      2. Arthur Cole c 5 Nov 1620 St Lawrence Jewry
      3. William Cole c 9 Dec 1621 St Lawrence Jewry
      4. Michael Cole
      5. Humphrey Cole b c1625
      6. Nathaniel Cole
      7. Thomas Cole
      8. Robert Cole
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      The last will of Nathaniel Deards or Deardes, citizen and merchant-tailor of London, dated 28 March, 1646, and proved 28 Sept., 1650, made certain laequests to his brother Thomas Deards, citizen and apothecary of London. It made him sole executor and residuary legatee. P. 1. Signed by Tibbs. Ibid. 85. [INTERNET]

      REFERENCE: VISITATION OF LONDON (1634); THE PEERAGE OF IRELAND 42; IGI

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      Burial Tillingham Chancel, Tillingham co.Essex England; Probate 5/17/1624; Will; 11/4/1623 London

      Guildhall Library reference to will: MS 25 626/4 folias ff 232-3

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      All of the Cole/Coale Information comes from:

      http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~marshall/esmd231.htm

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      His father was Sir William Cole of The Slade. His mother was Elizabeth Deards. He married Mary Mott at The Slade in 1596. They had two sons, William and Thomas. His wife died at age 27 and he remarried a Hester, maiden name unknown. They had Mary Jane, Robert, Martha, and John.

      The Slade is a Cole family home in Cornwood, Devonshire, England, which is today a private residence.

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