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== Biography ==
 
== Biography ==
'''Humility Cooper''' was born to English Separatists in the Pilgrim colony in Leiden, Holland. But as a baby was placed in the charge of her aunt '''[[Ann Cooper (c1584-1621)]]''' and her husband '''[[Edward Tilley (c1588-1621)]]'''. It is probable that her mother recently died and this couple was her uncle and aunt.
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'''Humility Cooper''' was born to English Separatists in the Pilgrim colony in Leiden, Holland. But as a baby was placed in the charge of '''[[John Tilley (1571-1621)]]''' and his wife '''[[Joan Hurst (1568-1621)]]'''. It is probable that her mother recently died and this couple was her uncle and aunt.
   
Humility was born about 1619 in Holland to Robert Cooper and his wife Joan (Gresham) of Henlow in [[Bedfordshire]], England. They are known to have been in Leiden with English Separatists as in a 1618 his name appears on a Leiden business agreement. She was a niece of Edward Tilley’s wife Ann, and with Humility’s father Robert Cooper apparently being Ann’s brother, who may have been a resident of Leiden, Holland at the time of Mayflower sailing.
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Humility was born about 1619 in Holland to Robert Cooper and his wife Joan (Gresham) of Henlow in Bedfordshire, England. They are known to have been in Leiden with English Separatists as in a 1618 his name appears on a Leiden business agreement. She was a niece of Edward Tilley’s wife Ann, and with Humility’s father Robert Cooper apparently being Ann’s brother, who may have been a resident of Leiden, Holland at the time of Mayflower sailing.[
   
 
This couple sailed to America in 1620 on ''[[List of Mayflower passengers| the Mayflower]]'', but the John and Joan died that first horrible winter at [[Plymouth Colony]]. Humility was first placed in the care of [[Edward Winslow (1595-1655)]] and family (next to her cousin [[Henry Sampson (1604-1684)]]) (1623 land records) and then in the family of [[William Brewster (1567-1644)]] (1627 land records).
 
This couple sailed to America in 1620 on ''[[List of Mayflower passengers| the Mayflower]]'', but the John and Joan died that first horrible winter at [[Plymouth Colony]]. Humility was first placed in the care of [[Edward Winslow (1595-1655)]] and family (next to her cousin [[Henry Sampson (1604-1684)]]) (1623 land records) and then in the family of [[William Brewster (1567-1644)]] (1627 land records).

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