Birth: James Coles was born about 1600 based on the date of his marriage.
Death: He died after October 1678.
Ship: Unknown, 1633
Life in England: Nothing is known of his life in England.
Life in New England: James Cole’s name first appears in the Plymouth records in the 1633 list of freemen. He served on a number of juries, as a constable for Plymouth and as a surveyor of highways. He apparently followed several trades, being described in the court records as a sailor (1638) shoemaker (1661) and innkeeper (many references). James Cole appeared many times in Plymouth records for either being drunk or allowing others to become drunk in his house.
Family: James Cole married Mary Tibbes in Barnstaple, Devonshire on May 1, 1625, and had four children. She died after March 7, 1659/60.
Children of James and Mary Cole: