Thursday, April 1, 2010

Cox 512 & 513

512. John Farley Cox Sr & 513. ? Craddock [VA]


~1620, John born in VA; s/o 1024. William Coxe & 1025. Elizabeth Hutchins.
? Craddock born d/o 1026. Robert Craddock.
John schooled in England.
10/1642 John returned to America with John Davis.
5/22/1650, John patented 1000 acres, “being marsh”, on the south side of the Rappahannock River. (S) C&P, 1934, PB2, P192. [Eliza. Cox, his sister, is also part of the transaction].
John 1st married ?.
2/2/1653, John Cox patented 1150 acres on the south side of the Rappahannock River, 100 acres being marshland. (S) C&P, 1934, PB3, P227. [Partly a renewal of the 1650 patent.]
11/28/1654, John patented 600 acres in Lancaster Co. on the north side of the Rappahannock River. (S) C&P, 1934, PB3, P303.
10/12/1657, John patented 600 acres in Rappahannock Co. on the north side of the “freshes” of the river. (S) C&P, 1934, PB4, P368. [This was a renewal of the 1654 patent.]
8/28/1662, John patented 1150 acres in Lancaster Co. on the south side of the Rappahannock River, on a peninsula called “Coxes Island”. (S) C&P, 1934, PB4, P400.
4/3/1664, John patented 737 acres in Rappahannock Co. (S) C&P, 1934, PB4, P537.
3/22/1665 John acquired 600 acres [“Longfield” land previously owned by his father William] from his neice’s husband John Davis. [About this time his mother Elizabeth died and John transferred this land to his sister Elizabeth (mother-in-law of John Davis), probably as her part of their mother’s estate.]
3/29/1665, John assigned by Wm. Johnson 550 acres in Henrico Co. on the north side of the James River at “Arrowwhattocks”. (S) C&P, 1934, PB5, P447.
4/1/1678, a deposition of John Barnfield as to “John Risbees’ dog killing Mr. John Coxe’s sheep.”
6/1/1678, John paid poll taxes for 5 persons.
6/1679, “John Cox Sr.” – 5 tithes for Varina, Henrico Co., VA.
9/25/1682 John 2nd married Mary (Kennon) Elam born in VA; d/o William Elam. (S) Vol. I, p 225, Henrico County record: “John Cox, Gent. for Marriage with Mary Kennon, Sept. 25, 1682”. William was also John’s step-father.
2/5/1685, John gave one tract of land to his son William, deed witnessed by Bartholomew.
2/18/1688, John left 1 shilling in the will of Mary’s father.
2/19/1691 John wrote his will.
7/11/1693, John gave 100 acres to Bartholomew.
Bef. 2/1/1696, John died in Henrico Co., VA, the date John’s will proved. Mary filed suit against five of the sons, (all except Richard), for her dower in the 550 acres of land which he had patented in 1665. (S) Order of First Families of Virginia, Adventurers of Purse and Person, P212-213.

Family notes:
• Henrico Co., VA, Wills & Deeds 1688-1697, p44 & p678. Will of John Cox:
• “In the name of God, Amen! Feb 19th, 1691/2. I John Cox of Henrico County, in Virginia, planter, being sick and weak in body, but in perfect and sound memory, Blessed and praised be Almighty God, therefore I do make, ordain, constitute, and appoint this my last will and testament in manner and form following; First, I bequeath my soul to God that gave it, hoping through the merits and meditation of my ever blessed Savior Jesus Christ, to obtain pardon and remission of all my sins and inherit life everlasting. I order my body to be decently buried at the charge and discretion of my executor hereafter named, and for such worldly goods as it hath pleased God to bless me with, I give and dispose of in manner and form following; Item - I bequeath unto my son, John Cox, the plantation called by the name of New Plantation - beginning at a white oak tree out the river being Bartholomew Cox, so up the bottom to a slash at the headline and so long the pond to Captain Gardner’s crick’s mouth, to him and his heirs forever. Item - I bequeath unto my son, Bartholomew Cox, the plantation as he now lives on, beginning at a white oak by the river at a bottom, and so up the bottom to a wet slash and so along my head line to Captain’s Davis’s, to him and his heirs forever. Item - I bequeath unto my son Henry Cox, the bed I lie on with all belongings to it as i stands, and one negro child called Molly, to him and his heirs forever. Item - I bequeath unto my son George Cox, the plantation I now live on and all the neck of land from Jarrett’s Spring to the month of Captain Gardner’s Creek, running along the ponds and up the river to a hickory at boat’s landing, and one bed and all as belongs to it standing in the best room, one negro woman called Betty, and one chest and all that is in it, one chest of drawers and one cupboard and a great table as it stands and two yoke of oxen and cart with spoke wheels and ox chains and plow irons, six leather chairs four high and two low, to him and his heirs forever. It is my will and pleasure for Henry to live with George and he to let Henry have ground to tend and manure and housing for it and Henry to repair the housing he makes use of either with him or by himself, and George to be a help to him. Item - I give and bequeath to my wife, Mary Cox, one silver spoon. Item - I bequeath all other of my personal estate after my debts are paid to be equally divided between my six sons, John Cox, William Cox, Bartholomew Cox, Richard Cox, Henry Cox and George Cox. I also hereby ordain, constitute and appoint my said son, George Cox my executor of this my last will and testament. Lastly, I hereby revoke forever all other former wills written or verbally by me at any time theretofore made, confirming this my last will and testament. Witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this day and year above written. Witnesses: John Ironmonger, John Taylor, John [x] Cox, John Davis”

Children of John and ?:

i. John Cox Jr ( 256), born ~1645.

ii. William Cox, born Bef. 1664.
10/1688, Edward Hatcher1030i deeded 300 acres to brothers Richard Cox and William Cox. (S) Henrico Co. Deeds & Wills, 1688-97, P28.

iii. Bartholomew Cox, born Bef. 1665.

iv. Richard Coxe, born ~1666.
10/1688, Edward Hatcher1030i deeded 300 acres to brothers Richard Cox and William Cox. (S) Henrico Co. Deeds & Wills, 1688-97, P28.
Richard married Mary Trent, d/o Henry Trent and Elizabeth Sherman [and the gd/o Henry Sherman and wife Cicely, widow of Issac Hutchins2050ii.]
7/13/1734 Richard wrote his will; leaving one cow to his daughter Elizabeth Hutchins.
~1735 Richard died in VA.
Children:
Elizabeth Coxe, born 2/25/1713.
~1731 she married Strangeman Hutchins, s/o Nicholas Hutchins and Mary Watkins, and a descendent of Robert2050.
A well documented family – they had 11 children, many of whom moved to OH.
(S) Robert Hutchins of Colonial America, by Jack Randolph Hutchins, 1992, Gateway Press of Baltimore, P1.

v. Henry Cox, born ?.

vi. George Cox, born ~1670.

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