Peter Cook, of Tarvin, Cheshire, England, married 10-7-1695, Elinor Norman of Kingsley, at Newton, Cheshire, and had the following children, of whom the first was born in Tarvin, the 2nd at Kingsley, Newton, and the rest at Norwich, Cheshire....John b 7-2-1696; Mary b 9-12-1698; Peter b 10-4-1700; Isaac b 10-18-1702; Thomas and Abraham b 8-29-1704; Elinor b 3-22-1707; Mary b 3-22-1709; Samuel b 2-23-1712.
The name in England appears to have been written Cooke. This family embarked for America soon after the birth of the younget child, but the father died on the voyage or shortly after their arrival. The widow produced a certificate to Chester MM 1-29-1714, and in that year was married to John Fincher, with whom shemoved with her children to Londongrove.
John Cook m. 1718, Elinor Langdale, or Landsdale, and had children - Mary, Margaret, John, Hannah, Stephen, Phebe and Peter. of these, Stephen m Margaret Williams and was the father of Ennion Cook, the school-teacher of Birmingham b 1-1-1773.
Peter Cook, Jr m 9-26-1730
Sarah, dau of Joseph and Hannah Gilpin, of Birmingham, and removed to
Warrington, York Co, PA, and left numerous descendants, some of whom have
returned to Chester co. The late Dr Wm H Cooke, of Carlisle, who was
much interested in his family istory, and who returned to the original spelling
of the name, d. 3-21-1879. His father, Jesse Cook, d 2-9-1880. aged 83.