Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Richard Cocke

Male Bef 1597 - 1665  (> 67 years)


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  • Name Richard Cocke  [1
    Birth Bef 13 Dec 1597  Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 4 Oct 1665  Bremo, Henrico County, Virginia - will date Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I60559  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Family Cocke 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F21196  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Aston,   b. Abt 1629, Charles City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1693, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Marriage 10 Oct 1652  Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Cocke,   b. Between 1658 and 1660, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Between 1717 and 1724, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 59 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. William Cocke,   b. 1655, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Feb 1693, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 38 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Richard 'The Younger' Cocke,   b. 1657, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1720, Old Man's Creek, Charles County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 63 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Elizabeth Cocke,   b. Abt 1665, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1678, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 14 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F32887  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Family 2 Temperance Bayley,   b. 1617, Charles City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 10 Oct 1652, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 35 years) 
    Marriage Bef 5 Jun 1632  Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
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      Temperance Browne, widow married Bef 5 Jun 1632 to Richard Cocke.
      Minutes of the Council and General Court of Virginia 1622-1632, page 201, in James Citty County court, on Jun 5, 1632,
      "Whereas it appeareth by the account of Richard Cocke that he hath disbursed 6397lb tobacco for the paymt of John Brownes debts haveinge maried the relicte of sayd Brown..." Further Cocke is to keep some calves for the "use of the Children of the sayd Browne" ...
      it is likewise ordered by the board that Richard Cocke shall have the use of sayd money towards the bringing upp of the Children untill they Come to age."
    Children 
     1. Thomas Cocke,   b. 1638, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1 Apr 1697, Pickthorn Farm, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 59 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Richard 'The Elder' Cocke,   b. 10 Dec 1639, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 20 Nov 1706, Bremo, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 66 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F32888  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

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  • Notes 
    • James P. C. Southhall, "Richard Cocke of Bremo and His Children", The Virginia Magazine of
      History and Biography, Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr., 1936), 136-151, Citing Colonial Records, Henrico, V, 253.
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      Henrico Co. Misc. Court Records, 1650-1807, p. 27;
      Will of Richard Cocke, Sr. Dated Oct. 4, 1665.
      Body to be interred in the orchard near my first wife; with Church of England ceremony.
      Wife Mary Cocke , 1/3 of my estate; lands & chattles, the 1/3 of the land to her during her natural life; She is to lay no claim to any part of land formerly given my sons Thomas and Richard Cocke, by deeds of gift.
      Sons, Wm. and John Cocke, residue of that divident of land not disposed of by afsd. deed of gift & the mill. always excepting in the Gift 640 acres called Bremo, to be equally divided between them when they come of age.
      The afsd. 640 acres to my eldest son Richard Cocke & the "heirs males" of his body lawfully begotten; for want of such issue to my son Thomas Cocke & his "heirs males" &c. for want of such then to my son Wm. Cocke & his "heirs Males" &c. for want of such "to the heirs males of John Cocke " &c. for want of such to the "heirs males" of Richard Cocke , "my youngest son".
      Provided, always, that my first named son Richard Cocke , if he live to inherit same, or any other son or their heirs that shall after my decease first possess sd. land, shall pay to my daughter Elizabeth Cocke, for her portion s100: sterling. If he or they shall refuse payment or fail to make same to sd. Eliabeth when she is 17 years old or at day of her marriage, which ever shall be first. then the land to be extended to her use until sd. sum be paid by annuall value of the land; & in case sd. Elizabeth should die before reaching 17 years or day of marriage then sd. sum to be paid to the other children by my now wife," equally portion as they shall attaine to lawfull age."
      Youngest son, Richard Cocke , [se]ven hundred and 50 acres of land out of patent taken up jointly by Mr. John Beauchamp & myself, of which 1750 acres belonged to me; the residue of which 1750 acres I have given to my sons (and hereby confirm to them) Thomas Cocke and Richard Cocke , the elder, & their heirs.
      As for my personal estate, I hereby acknowledge that all cattle of my elder son Richard 's, the hogs being of a distinct mark & "all known by my Cozen Daniell ", the two negroes do properly belong to him by a gift from his mother, &c.
      As for rest of my estate "my wives thirds" being deducted; I give to be equally divided between my children by my present wife Mary Cocke ;
      "as any of my sd. children come of age that they receive their equall pporcon of female stock then in being & all the male increase to the guardian of my children."
      Cozen Daniell Jordan, "as much manured land as he & two hands shall be able & will manure with a teame during his life or abode in the County provided he accept the same upon the terms, vizt; to employ himself & one hand more, my son finding teame & seede & all houseing & tacckling belonging to it & one hand, ore & to have my sd. Cozen the third part of the produce of all theire labours.
      In case my son Thomas Cocke will look to the mill for the use of my other children until they come of age he to have the grinding of his corn, toll free, & 30000 pds. tob. & cask pr. annum out of the profits, my other childrens estate keeping his in repair.
      Executors, wife Mary & my two sons Thos. & Richard Cocke Senr.
      My wife guardian for all my younger children born of her, untill they come of age.
      In case of her decease then my sd. sons Thos. & Richard : Justices of County of Henrico overseers of will. Witnesses-Henry Randolph , Henry Isham
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      1623-1637 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 1, Part 1; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 54
      RICHARD COCKE, 3,00 acs., March 6, 1636, Page 413. Easterly upon land granted to John Price now in the tenure of Robert Hallum, Westerly upon land of Thomas Harris & Southerly upon the main river. Due for the trans. of 3 score pers: Morrice Rose, Tho. Pearson, Sym. Morley, Eliz. Gargaine, Valent. Fletcher, Wm. Rogers, Tho. Love, Jon. Morlin, Dan. Evans, Ann Barfoote, Rich. Hill, Anth. Waklin, Eras. Harrison, Jon. Hearne, Joane Ely, Jon. Andrews, Wm. White, Jon. Jones, Humphrey Burcher, Henry Powndle, Jon. Williams, Wm. Harris, Jon. Chapman, Nich. Oliver, Jon. Cooke, Tho. Parcost, Margaret Powell, Mary Hare, Wm. Hastings, Isaac Horton, Georg Harrison, John Smith, James Tompson, John Hewett, Robert Cheyny, John Shore, Kath. Shore, James Shore, Richard Cooke, Antho. Wyyon, Thomas Turner, John Northerne, Robert Lewis, John Johnson, John Browne, John Browne, John Wattin, John Beadell, Robert Brewer, John West, Wm. Hinton, Phillip Foster, Margt. a Negroe.
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      RICHARD COCKE, Gent., 2,000 acs. Henrico Co., Mar. 10, 1639, page 707. To be augmented, etc. 300 acs. lying at Bremo, E. & S. upon Turkie Island, S. by W. upon the river, W. by N. upon Curies, etc. 1700 acs. upon the head of Turkey Island Cr. called by the name of Mamburne hills, etc. W. by N. upon land of Mrs. Hallom, etc. Formerly granted sd. Cocke by patent dated Match 8, 1636, 1,000 of which 3,000 acs. was surrendered unto Ann Hallom, widow of Robert Hallom. The sd. 2,000 acs. due by order of Ct. 1 Dec. 1639, and also due in right of trans. of 40 pers: Morrice Rose, Thomas Person, Symon Morley, a Negro woman, Ellis Gargame, Vallentine Fletcher, Wm. Rogers, Tho. Lowe, John Marlin, Daniell Evans, Ann Burfoote, Richard Hill, Anth. Wamblin, (or Wanklin) Erasmus Harrison, John Hearne, Joane Elye, John Andrewes, William White, John Jones, Humphry Burcher, Henry Pandle, Thomas Williams, William Harris, Roger Chapman, Nicholas Oliver, John Cooke, Thomas Parcroft, Margarett Powell, Mary Luffe, William Hastings, Isaac Horton, Georg Harrison, John Smith, James Tompson, John Huett, Robert Cheyney, John
      Shore, Katherine Shore, Jonas Shore, Richard Cooke.
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      1666-1679 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 3
      RICHARD COXE, 809 acs. (300 acs. whereof Coxe sold unto Jno. Read), on a Sw. running downe Cow Cr. in Ware Riv., in Mockjack Bay, beg. at marked trees of Joseph Gregory on E. side of a br. &c., 26 Oct. 1666, p. 9. Granted sd. Coxe 5 --- 1657; and now renewed, etc. (Mutilated).
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      1666-1679 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 86
      RICHARD COX, 1052 acs. Gloster Co.. upon hrs. of North Riv. Mill Damm: 19 Oct. 1670, p. 331. 809 acs. granted him 26 Oct. 1666; 253 acs. adj. same. land of John Benson, John Reed, Anth. Elliott, dec'd. &c.. & due for trans. of 5 Negro servts. by assignment of Jno. Carver. Atty. of Mr. Gilbert Metcalfe

  • Sources 
    1. [S75] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. II, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

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