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Jacques (Jan) Mahieu

Born 1559 in Coulon, Yonne, Bourgogne, France to French Walloon Protestants, who fled to Canterbury, Kent, England at some point before 1580.

Married Jeanne Lemam shortly before 1580 in Canterbury, Kent, England.


  • Marie (1580) Lannoy
  • Antoine (1581)
  • Hester (1585)
  • Jenne (1587)

Died in Leiden, Holland in 1603 (age 44) and is buried there in the Pieterskerk Cemetery.


Hester Mahieu [Cooke]

Born 1585 in Canterbury, Kent, England to Jeanne (Jennie) and Jacques (Jan) Mahieu.

Married Francis Cooke 19 June 1603 in Leiden, Holland (age 18).

Followed husband, Francis, and son, John, to Plimoth about 3 years after the Mayflower.

Died 18 June 1666 (age 80) in Plimoth.