Hook Genealogy


Hooke Family Of Bristol, England

There was a prominent Hooke family in Bristol, England, in the early part of the 17th century.

Humphrey Hooke, Alderman of Bristol, married Cicily. He died, 1659 and she died, 1661. He had brothers, Edward and William, and a sister, Mary Hooke. His children, as mentioned in his own will and later in the will of his wife, were seven as follows

(1) Thomas Hooke, who m. Mary Hele, dau. of Nicholas Hele. He had issue: Dorothy, who m. Colonel Aldworth; Mary who m. Mr. Scrope; Jackson and Thomas. The latter m. and acquired from the Heles a large estate in Flanchford and was erected a baronet July 22, 1662. He d. in 1678 leaving a son, Sir Hele Hooke, who m. Hester Underhill. Sir Hele Hooke d. without issue, whereupon the baronetcy became extinct. The armorial bearings of this family, with slight variations, were the same as those of the Hooke family of Bramshott.

(2) William Hooke, b. 1612 in Bristol. He went to Kittery, Maine, 1633 to look after the Agamenticus land patent of his father and brother Thomas. Of issue:

(1) Humphrey, b. 1836, d. young;
(2) Jacob, d. young;
(3) William, b. 1638. Latter m. Elizabeth Dyer in England and had issue: William, b. in England and returned to Maine, with parents, . in .667 and, later m. Mary Follansbee, and Jacob, a 1w b. in England, returned-to-New England, with parents, in 1667, and m. Mary March. Many descendants of this family are scattered throughout America.

(3) Humphrey Hooke. He received a large grant of land in Virginia in 1649. Was High Sheriff of Bristol in 1661 and Deputy Lieutenant there in 1664.

(4) Mary Hooke.

(5) Sarah Hooke, m. Hellier.

(6) Elizabeth Hooke, m. Crestwick. (7) Jackson Hooke.


Ref.: New England Gen. Register; Salisbury, Mass., Vital Records; Wills of Humphrey Hooke the 1st and Cicily, his wife.











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