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



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