James Cole Jr, born in 1625 in London accompanied his parents, James Cole (1600-1692) and Mary Lovell (1598-1660) to this country, first to Saco, Maine, and then in 1633 to Plymouth, Massachusetts. In time he moved to Scituate, Massachusetts and then again to Maine, but returned to Plymouth, where he was made a freeman in 1654.
He was surveyor of highways in 1656, again in 1678 and 1685. He was the representative to the General Court from Plymouth in 1690.
He purchased property from his father in 1668, including the inn, which he kept for many years, the house being built by Governor Winslow, and in 1698 It was the oldest house in Plymouth.
James Cole died in 1712.
Marriage and Family
1st Marriage: Mary Tilson
2nd Marriage: Abigail Davenport
|Offspring of James Cole Sr and Mary Lovell (1598-1660)|
|James Cole (1626-1709)||11 February 1626 Barnstaple, Devon, England, United Kingdom||10 April 1709 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States|| Mary Tilson (1627-1678)|
Abigail Davenport (1630-1717)
|Hugh Cole (bef1627-1699)||1627||22 January 1699 Warren, Bristol County, Rhode Island, United States|| Mary Foxwell (c1627-)|
Elizabeth Lettice (1635-1693)
Abigail Davenport (c1638-)
Mary Tilson (c1640-)
|John Cole (1637-)|| |
|Mary Cole (1639-)|
- Representative Men and Old Families of Southeastern Massachusetts.. - pg 1329-32.
- Cole's Hill - Wikipedia
- James Cole - Disambiguation
- James Cole (1600-1692)/List of Famous Descendants
Namesakes of James Cole (1626-1709)