NameJames COLE
Birthabt 1600
Immigrationabt 1633, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA [501]
Freeman1634, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA [501]
Land Purch2 Jan 1636/7, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA [4 acre grant] [501]
Land Purch16 Sep 1641, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA [50 acre grant]
Deathaft 1688, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA
OccupationInnkeeper and shoemaker
Marriage1 May 1625, Barnstaple, Devon, England [388]
SpouseMary TIBBES
Christen15 Jun 1598, Barnstaple, Devon, England [388]
Deathaft 7 Mar 1659/60, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA [501]
FatherJohn Tybbs (-br. 1609)
MotherMargaret Harris (ch. 1573-)
1 MJames Cole
Christen11 Feb 1626/7, Barnstaple, Devon, England [388]
Death1712, Plymouth, Plymouth Co, MA [617]
SpouseMary Tilson
Marriage23 Dec 1652, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA [225], [223]
Christen29 Jun 1628, Barnstaple, Devon, England [388]
Death22 Jan 1699/1700, Swansea, Bristol Co, MA [617]
BurialTyler Point Cem, Barrington, RI
Marriage8 Jan 1653/4, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA [223]
SpouseElizabeth Lettuce [Shurtliffe] [Cook]
Marriage1 Jan 1688/9, Plymouth, Plymouth Co, MA [617]
Marriage30 Jan 1692/3, Plymouth, Plymouth Co, MA [617]
Birth21 Nov 1637, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA [1000]
Death1677, Swansea, Bristol, MA [617]
Marriage21 Nov 1667, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA [225], [223]
4 FMary Cole
Birthabt 1639, Plymouth, Plymouth Co, MA [1064]
Deathabt 1690, Newport, Newport Co, RI [1064]
SpouseJohn Almy
Notes for James COLE
He appeared frequently in Plymouth Court, sometimes for rather colorful reasons: on 2 Jan 1637/8, he was noted as drinking excessively at Mr. Hopkins; in 1652, Robert Willis spent the night at James' house drinking before he went out fishing and drowned; in Oct. 1653, he was presented for "entertaining townsmen in his house." He was also fined repeatedly for "drawing wine without a license." In 1669, he was fined 5s. for selling wine to the Indians and allowing several women to drink on Sunday. Despite the rowdiness of his establishment, he earned enough money to loan money to others in the area. In 1670, his son James took over the ordinary. The place apparently quieted down, though in early 1671, John Sprague was fined for misbehavior which included riding his horse into the parlor.

As a more respectable member of society, he served on several juries from 1637 to 1648, as constable in 1642 and 1644, and as surveyor of highways 1641, 1642, 1651 and 1652.[ [501]]

The James Cole genealogy gives his wife's name as Mary Lobel, which has since been disproven. Her name was Mary Tybbs.
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