Hidden Histories at the Handy House: “The Ancestors of Elizabeth Cadman White”
Date: August 3, 2016
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
10 AM Wednesday August 3 at the Handy House, 202 Hix Bridge Road
“The Ancestors of Elizabeth Cadman White” presented by Richard Gifford
These include the Mayflower passengers Richard Warren, Francis Cooke and John Cooke. In 1620s Plymouth, the Cookes lived next door to the infant Peregrine White, grandfather of Elizabeth’s husband. Elizabeth’s great-grandfather John Cooke was cast out of the Plymouth Church for being “a cause of trouble and dissension” and moved to what is now Fairhaven, the only Mayflower passenger to live in Old Dartmouth. Elizabeth’s father George Cadman was one of the largest landowners in Westport, owning over 800 acres.
Part of a series of mid-week encounters with the past inspired by objects in the collection of the Historical Society.
Reservations advised as space is limited. Suggested donation $5.