Ebenezer Cook
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Ebenezer Cook

-spelled Cook in his published works-little is known of Cooke's life-1722: Cooke's name virtually disappeared from public records-existence can only be traced through his poems-born in London-moved to Lord Baltimore's province shortly before the end of the seventeenth century-1694: lives in St. Mary's City-divided his time between the Old and New World-c. 1700: returns to London-1708: returns to London-came back to America sometime before 1717-admitted to the bar of Prince George's County-seems to have practiced law on occasion since at least September 1700-Deputy Receiver General of Henry Lowe II at Cecil County in 1720-land agent for Lowe, Bennett Lowe, and John GreshamChronology1694: Cooke's signature appeared for the first time in Maryland on a remonstrance against Annapolis1700, September: appointed "true and Lawful Attorney" 1700, late: left Maryland and returned to London1708: publishing of "stowed Factor" by B. Bragg, at the Raven in Pater-Noster Row.1712January 2: probated his father's willBy the terms of his father's will he inherited half interest in an estate located at Malden, Maryland1717 October 30,: Cooke sold his cousin Edward Cook a tract of the land he inherited1726: he was instrumental in bringing the printer William Parks to Annapolis1726: An ELOGY on the Death of Thomas Bordley Esquire" the first belltristic writing in the colonial south: printed and sold by William Parks1728 December 24,: "An Elegy on the Death of the Honorable Nicholas Lowe" . . . Maryland Gazette1730: publishing of "Sotweed Redivivus or the Planters Looking glass" . . . Annapolis printed by William Parks1731: publishing of I. "The History of Colonel Nathaniel Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia" II. "The Sotweed Factor or a Voiage to Maryland The Third Edition" . . . The Maryland Muse printed by William Parks"An Elegy on the Death of the Honorable William Locke, Esquire" . . . Maryland Historical Society Baltimore, Md."In Memory of the Honorable Benedict Leonard Calvert Esquire. Lieutenant Governor in the Province of Maryland" . . . U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.1732: last poem was written; historians believe he died soon afterhttp://www.uncp.edu/home/canada/work/...

Books

Ebenezer Cook
The Sot-weed Fac­tor: or, A Voy­age to Mary­land / In which is De­scrib'd The Laws, Gov­ern­ment, Courts and / Con­sti­tu­tions of the Coun­try
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