Descendants of *Francis Lambert


*Robert Cole

The Cole family of Deer Isle trace their ancestry directly to Newbury, Massachusetts and Great Britain.
It is possible that Robert was induced to come to Newbury by a close relationship with the Coles of Essex County, who were here years before him.

According to the Newbury Vital Records Robert married Abigail Tenney of Rowley, Massachusetts.

They had the following children: 1) James, 2) Robert, 3) Susanna, 4) Joseph, 5) Mary, and 6) Benjamin.

General Court Record of Newbury Massachusetts:

It was the determination of the Massachusetts Colony, to extend their settlements eastward as fast as possible, and, as it was of great importance that the first settlers especially should be men of the right stamp, in 1630 September 7th 'all persons were forbidden,' by the court, 'to plant within the limits of their patent without leave.' "A warrant shall forthwith be sent to Agawam, to command those who are planted there, forthwith to come away'. Again the court April 1633 ordered that no person whatsoever shall go to plant or inhabit at Agawam, {now Ipswich}, without leave from the court except those that are already gone with Mr. Winthrop, junior, namely, Mr. {William} Clerk, Robert Coles, Thomas Howlett, John Briggs, John Gage, Thomas Hardy, Mr. John Thorndike, and three others, names not given, all of whom removed to Agawam the preceding month.


1. Title: Early Settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts
Author: George B. Blodgette
Page: Pg. 334

Elizabeth Hobson

Daughter of Dea, Humphrey Hobson.

Jeremiah Mighill

His home in Rowley was the homestead of his father Capt Nathaniel Mighill, his father Dea. Stephen Mighill and was, in part the original lot laid out by Dea. Thomas Mighill.

Debra Perley

Daughter of Stephen Perley of Ipswich, Massachusetts

Mercy Gage

Daughter of William Gage