Cox-VA-1754

Will of William Cox, Essex County, Virginia
Will Book 9, pages 291-295
At a Court held for Essex County at Tappahannock on the 19th day of March, 1754

I give and bequeath unto my five Grand Children John, Elizabeth Amey, Clare, and William Cox, Children of Henry Cox to them and their Heirs Lawfull begotten of their bodys to be Equally Devided between them.
1729 in Virgina.

Notes for David Dodson: possibly the eldest child, son of Thomas and Mary Dodson. Died in 1740, prior to the death of his father. He had an only child, a daughter born after his death who probably died young since his estate eventually went to his brothers, all of whom are named in his will dated
April 27, 1740
Proved July 28, 1740

Will of William Cox, Essex County, Virginia
Will Book 9, pages 291-295
Page 291

I William Cox of the County of Essex and Parish of Southfarnham

...the said Negro Girl Margery and all her Increase

I give and bequeath unto my five Grand Children John Elizabeth Amey Clare and William Cox Children of Henry Cox to them and their Heirs Lawfull begotten of their bodys to be Equally Devided between them.

...I lend to my Daughter Sarah Bowcock during her Natural Life five Negros & all their Increase Vizt. Jack (?) Sarah Judy Jeffery and Ben and after my Decease and my Daughter Sarah Bowcock decease Item I give and bequeath the said Negros and all their Increase to my Grand Daughter Jeney Bowcock to her and her heirs Lawfully begotten of her body and if she dies without heirs Lawfully begottten of her body Then the said Negros and all their Increase to go to my Two Grand Sons James & Anthony Bowcock to them and their heirs Lawfully begotten of their bodys to be Equally devided between them and if either of them dies without heir Lawfully begotten of their body then the said Negros and their Increase to go to the Longest liver if the said Brothers Item

...I lend unto my Daughter Frances Gatewood and my son in Law John Gatewood during their Natural lives four Negroes Vizt. Jenny Nell Lydia and Murear and their Increase and after the decease of the said John Gatewood and his wife Frances the said Negros and their Increase to be equally devided between the five Children of the said John Gatewood Vizt. Cathrine

Page 294

John Phillip Chaney and Mathew Gatewood to them and their heirs Lawfully begotten of their bodys

...I Lend unto my Daughter Pryor and my son In law James Pryor one Negro Girl Named Murear & her Increase during their Natural Lives and after their decease the said Negro Girl Murear and her Increase to be Equally Devided between the four Children of the said James Pryor and Mary his wife Vizt. Mildred Caty Croxton & Frankey To them and their heirs Lawfully Begotten of their bodys

Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Twenty first day of April one Thousand Seven Hundred fifty and three

At a Court held for Essex County at Tappahannock on the 19th day of March 1754

MATTHEW1 COX was born Abt. 1685, and died in Coochland, VA. Will dated 15 Jan. 1733 Recorded 18 Mar. 1734. will book 2 -271. He married KATHERINE (NEE?) COX.

Children of MATTHEW COX and KATHERINE COX are:
WILLIAM2 COX, d. 1754, Essex County, VA.
WINNY COX.
AGATHY COX.
JUDA COX.
JOHN COX.

WILLIAM2 COX (MATTHEW1) died 1754 in Essex County, VA. He married MARGARET (NEE?) COX.

Children of WILLIAM COX and MARGARET COX are:
WILLIAM3 COX, m. MARGARET (NEE?) COX.
HENRY COX, m. ANN (NEE?) COX.
SARAH COX, d. Bef. 1753; m. (?) BOOCOCK.
FRANCES COX, m. ( ? )GATEWOOD.
MARY COX, m. (?) PRYOR.
MATTHEW COX, b. Abt. 1710; d. Abt. 1750, before 21 April 1753.

Contributor: Susan Buckley


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