NameJosaih Cooke 195
Birth1610, England
Death17 Oct 1673, Eastham, Barnstable, MA Age: 63
Spouses
Birth23 Feb 1601, Ufford, Suffolk, England
Birth Memomay be 1602
DeathMay 1687, Eastham, Barnstable, MA Age: 86
FatherWilliam Ring (1565-1620)
MotherMary Durant (1584-1631)
ChildrenJosaih (1644-1731)
 Anna (1636-1656)
 Berthia (1640->1687)
Notes for Elizabeth (Spouse 1)
Lloyd GenealogyELIZABETH RING (b. 1602 - ca. May 1687), Susanna (b. 1605 ~1612; d. aft. 1646 and Andrew (b. ca. 1618 Leyden - 22 Feb 1692/3 Plymouth MA) arrived with their mother, the widow Mary RING (d. 15 or 19 Jul 1631) most probably on the second Mayflower, which sailed from Gravesend in March, and landed at Salem MA. on 15 May 1629, bringing 35 passengers, several of whom were from the Pilgrim colony which had been living for a number of years in the Netherlands. Her husband, William RING (d.J1720~1729 in Leyden) was a leading member of the Separatist community, and a devoted follower of the Pilgrim's pastor, Mr. John Robinson. The family is known to be present in Leyden by 1614 with a number of children, the eldest being Elizabeth. These Separatists had found the English church, once Catholic, now Anglican, to be irredeemable and sought to remove themselves from the world, rather than fight and die as martyres. Crossing to permissive Holland after 1605, the group spent their first year in the roaring port of sinful Amsterdam (where abject poverty juxtaposed with wealth "confronted them like an armed man"). Fearing for their communal continuity, they then retreated into the academic quiet of nearby Leyden. The distance was not enough, and so the colony arranged to transplant itself to the new world in 1620. In planing the trip, the tension between fear and piety was such that one of the members is quoted as saying: "Poor William RING and myself do strive for who shall be first meat for the fishes; but we look for a glorious resurection." The whole family was believed to have all been passengers aboard the Speedwell in 1720, an inadequate ship purchased by the Pilgrims to accompany to Mayflower, but forced to turn back. The name RING occurs with some frequency in the County of Suffolk, and not often elsewhere. There are both Rings and Durrants in the parish Registers of Pettistree Co. and others in the Archdeaconry Court of Suffolk Co. However, in the Parish Registers of Ufford, Suffolk Co. 1558-1630 are the following entries that are believed to be the same individuals: 1601 - "Wylliam RINGE of Petistrey singlman and Marie DURRANTE of Ufford single woman weare married together the kkj of May." 1602 - "Elizabeth Ringe the daughter of William Ringe & Marie his wife was baptized the xxiij day of Februarie" (1602/3).
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