Robert Cooper was born circa 1591 in Henlow, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom to Edmund Cooper (1542-1619) and Mary Wyne (1543-1598) . He married Joan Gresham (c1592-1619) 1615 in Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands.

Research Notes

Robert Cooper was father of Humility Cooper (1619-1638) who traveled to Plymouth Colony on the Mayflower as a one-year old child with Robert's sister, Ann Cooper (c1584-1621) and her husband, Edward Tilley (c1588-1621).

Bradford's record indicates that Humility returned to England before 1651 at the request of her father.

Vital Records

Bradford's 1651 Journal

"Edward Tillie, and his wife both dyed soon after their arrivall; and the girle Humility their cousen, was sent for unto Ento England, and dyed ther But the youth Henery Sampson, is still liveing, and is married, & hath .7. children. John Tilley and his wife both dyed, a litle after they came ashore."


Offspring of Robert Cooper and Joan Gresham (c1592-1619)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Humility Cooper (1619-1638) 1619 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 1638 England, United Kingdom


Offspring of Edmund Cooper (1542-1619) and Mary Wyne (1543-1598)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elizabeh Cooper (1565-)
Joan Cooper (1567-)
Michale Cooper (1571-1598)
Benjamin Cooper (1575-1657)
Martha Cooper (1578-1654) 15 March 1578 Henlow, Bedfordshire, England 17 August 1654 Henlow, Bedfordshire, England James Sampson (1574-1639)
John Cooper (1580-)
Thomas Cooper (1583-1675)
Ann Cooper (c1584-1621) 7 November 1585 Henlow, Bedfordshire, England January 1621 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Edward Tilley (c1588-1621)
Mary Cooper (1588-1590)
Robert Cooper (1591-) 1591 Henlow, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom 9999 England, United Kingdom Joan Gresham (c1592-1619)


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