516. Capt. Thomas Cocke & 517. Agnes Powell [VA]
1639, Thomas born in VA s/o 1032. Richard Cocke & 1033. Temperance Bailey.
~1640, Agnes born d/o 1034. Col. James Powell.
Thomas 1st married Agnes.
1662 in Charles City Co. two men testified that: “Mr. Thomas Cocke’s wife was a very shrewd woman to her servants and that she fed them with the husks that were sifted from the corn that was fitter to be given to horses than to Christians and that such her hard usage made one of her servants run away.”
10/4/1675, Thomas received patents for 1983 acres in Charles City Co. and 3087 acres in Henrico Co. for transporting 102 persons to the colony. (S) PB6, P563.
1677, Thomas a Burgess from Henrico Co.
1678, Thomas a Justice of Henrico Co. (S) English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records, Louis des Cognets Jr, P1.
1678, will of Hugh Mackmyell left to the daughters of Thomas Cocke, “my good friend and neighbor” a black calf each.
6/1679, “Thomas Cocke” – 8 tithables in Turkey Island, Henrico Co.
1680, Thomas a Justice & Sheriff & Coroner of Henrico Co. (S) VA Gen. Mag., V32, P19.
8/1/1685 Thomas gave his age as 46. (S) Henrico Co. Deeds & Wills, 1677-92, P327.
Thomas 2nd married widow Margaret Jones.
1687, Thomas & Margaret gave a 200-acre portion of “Malvern Hills” to their son Thomas. (S) Henrico Co. Deeds & Wills, 1677-92, P442.
10/20/1688, Thomas Sr. patented 1,650 aces for 33 headrights, and 816 acres for 17 persons. (S) PB7, P668; PB8, P1.
1688, Thomas “Pickthorn Farm” sold land that he and his brothers had inherited from their father to Thomas East. (S) Henrico Co. Deeds & Wills, 1688-97, P245. Thomas’ 5000 acre plantation, “Malvern Hills,” was on the James opposite Turkey Island. He had a flour mill, tobacco houses, orchards, two tanneries, and looms to make quality linen.
10/1689, Thomas and both brothers named Richard agreed on the division of family land. (S) Henrico Co. Deeds & Wills, 1688-97, P88.
12/10/1691 Thomas wrote his will identifying his six children including married daughters, Agnes Harwood and Temperance Harwood, and mentioned several grandchildren. (S) Henrico Co. Deeds & Wills, 1688-97, P684.
Bef. 4/1/1697 Thomas died. (S) Will probated naming Margaret and son James as executors.
(S) Thomas Cocke of Pickthorn, The VA Genealogist, V30, PP26-30.
Children of Thomas and Agnes:
i. Capt. Thomas Cocke II, born ~1664 in VA.
5/22/1681 Thomas swore he was 17. (S) Henrico Co. Deeds & Wills, 1677-92, P167.
4/20/1687, Thomas patented 300 acres on the N. side of the James River & 671 acres in Varian Parish. (S) PB7, P557; (S) PB7, P556.
1687, Thomas married Mary Brassure.
10/1687, Thomas sold the land bought in April to Richard Burton, Mary relinquishing her dower rights. (S) Henrico Co. Deeds & Wills, 1677-92, P466.
1/11/1691, Brothers William & Thomas posted security for the marriage of their brother James.
4/23/1693, Thomas 671 acres in Varian Parish. (S) PB8, P260.
4/26/1698, Thomas patented 49 acres on the N. side of the James River. (S) PB9, P138.
1698–1702 Thomas represented Henrico Co. in the VA House of Burgesses.
6/6/1699, Thomas patented 943 acres [previously patented by his father]. (S) PB9, P198.
1699, Thomas sheriff of Henrico Co. (S) English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records, Louis des Cognets Jr, P10.
10/24/1701, Thomas patented 628 acres in Henrico Co. (S) PB9, P373; & 1170 acres in Westover Parish, Charles City Co. (S) PB9, P403.
1/16/1706 Thomas wrote his will; naming a 2nd wife Frances.
By 4/1/1707 Thomas died. (S) Will recorded.
Thomas Cocke III, born ~1678.
1711 he wrote his will and died unmarried.
James Powell Cocke, born ~1680.
He married Martha Hebert.
1747 he wrote his will.
Mary Cocke, born ~1683.
She married Rev. William Finney.
1732 she was living in St. James Co.
Elizabeth Cocke, born ~1686.
Brazure Cocke, born ~1693.
He married Frances ?.
9/20/1766 he wrote his will.
10/1770 he died.
Henry Cocke, born ~1695.
1714 lost at sea, onboard the ship Harrison bound for VA. His will leaves James – “all my land on White Oak Swamp”; Brassure – “plantation left to me”; Elizabeth – “plantation lying on Maulburn Hill” & negroes.
ii. Stephen Cocke, born ~1665 in VA.
1688, Stephen married Sarah Marston.
5/16/1692, Stephen swore he was 24. (S) Henrico Co. Deeds & Wills, 1677-92, P442.
5/26/1694, Stephen married Martha Jones Banister.
iii. James Cocke, born ~1667 in VA.
1689, James, “of Curles”, resigned as undersheriff of Henrico Co.
1/11/1691 James married a Quaker, Elizabeth Pleasants, d/o John. (S) Annals & Hist. of Henrico Parish, Moore, 1904.
1692–1707, James a Court Clerk for Henrico Co.
1696–1697, James a Burgess from Henrico Co.
8/1697, James swore he was 30. (S) Henrico Co. Deeds & Wills, 1688-97, P712.
1699, James a Burgess from Henrico Co.
10/28/1702, James patented 570 acres in Varian Parish. (S) PB9, P491.
1704, James paid Quit Rents on 1506 acres in Henrico Co.
Bef. 11/6/1721 James died. (S) Elizabeth presented his will.
6/2/1726, Elizabeth and son James, of Verina, have a petition before the Gen. Assembly. (S) Leg. Journals of the Council of Col. VA, Waine, P718.
1752, Elizabeth died leaving a will.
James Cocke, born ~1691.
He married Sarah ?.
12/18/1771 he wrote his will.
1774 he died.
Elizabeth Cocke, born ~1693.
She married Robert Poythress.
iv. William Cocke ( 258), born ~1670 in VA.
v. Agnes Cocke, born ~1672 in VA.
Agnes married Joseph Harwood.
Thomas Harwood, born ?.
Joseph Harwood, born ?.
Samuel Harwood, born ?.
Joyce Harwood, born ?.
vi. Stephen Cocke, born ~1674 in VA.
vii. Temperance Cocke, born ~1676 in VA.
6/14/1694, Temperance married Samuel Harwood. (S) Annals & Hist. of Henrico Parish, Moore, 1904.