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  • ID: I344142
  • Name: Margaret <Unknown>
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: ABT 1634 in Charles City, VA
  • Death: BEF 4 MAY 1719 in Henrico Co., VA
  • Note:
    Regarding her wedding date:
    "The old 1964 2nd Ed of 'Adventurers of Purse and Person' said on p 363 that "Margaret Wood (as she was then thought to be) is posited to have married Peter Jones I, who witnessed an agreement signed by Abraham Wood, on 1 June 1655". I think it means that's the date the agreement was witnessed, not the date he married her. I think Peter was married before, and married Margaret more like 1660. They wouldn't have said 'posited' if they had a specific record of a specific date for the marriage. Abr Wood's will and hers make clear that she did marry Peter, but we don't know when."

    NGSQ called "A Genealogical Bombshell" by Charles Hughes Hamlin. Volume 55 (1967) pp. 95-97. Margaret who married Peter Jones was the step-daughter of Abraham Wood.

    Gen. Abraham Wood is thought by some to have married the widow of James Cruse, who already had a daughter, Margaret Cruse. The dates don't seem to allow that, however. Charles David Moore provides this information:
    "The 1987 3rd Ed of 'AP&P' is vastly improved, and is the best gen book of them all, in my opinion. It says on p 496 that Ann ___, married first John Price, then Robt Hallom, and 3rd Danl Llewellyn. It says on p 349 that she was still recorded as the widow Hallom on 1638.5.6 so only after that can she have married Llewellyn and become the mother of Martha and Margaret. Thus they cannot be Peter and Margaret's mothers because they were born way too late. AP&P says on p 496 that Margaret Llewellyn, whose married name was Cruse, was probably the wife of James Cruse, who was hanged for treason, and left a will which named no kids, but left his clothes to Margaret Llewellyn's half-bro John Price's son Daniel. So all we know about Peter Jones' wife Margaret is that she was Abr Wood's step-dau. We have no idea who her parents were."

    So Margaret ______ married Peter Jones, and later married (2nd) Thomas Cocke of Malvern Hill, Henrico County. She mentioned her son Abraham Jones deceased and her son Peter Jones in his will.

    According to James L. McLemore III in "B. F. McLemore":
    Margaret was the step-daughter of Gen. Abraham Wood and widow of Peter Jones."

    Her will:
    In the name of God Amen August 12th 1718. I Margaret Cocke of the County and Parish of Henrico Widow, Considering the uncertainty of this life, and being I thank the Almighty God of Sound and perfect memory I do hereby revoke annul and make void all former wills heretofore by me made and do make ordain publish and declare those presents to be my last will and testmanet in manner and form following. First I bequeath my Soul to Almighty God who gave it not in the least doubting of a Joyful resurrection and pardon and Remission of all my sins by the intercession and merits of my Blessed Saviour Jesus Christ and my body I bequeath to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named.
    I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Margaret wife of Edward Goodrich one mulatto boy named John the son of my mulatto woman Sue, which boy is to be enjoyed by my grand daughter and her heirs forever.
    I give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Mary the wife of John Worsham and to her heirs for ever one Mulatto girl named Margaret which she now hath in her possession.
    I give and bequeath unto my Grand Son Peter Wynne and to his heirs forever one Mulatto man named John Henry he being appointed to be given unto my said Grand Son by the last Will and Testament of my deceased husband Mr. Thomas Cocke. I also give to my said Grand Son 10 shillings to buy him a ring.
    I also confirm a gift of a Mulatto boy named Thom which I made to Major Joshua Wynne in his lifetime, upon condition that there be paid (if not already done) two thousand pounds of tobacco to Thomas Harwood by the administrators of the said Wynne it being on that proviso I gave the said boy to the said Wynne.
    I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Margaret Jones two Silver Spoons.
    I give and bequeath unto Mrs. Mary Randolph and her heirs forever one Mulatto boy named Billy.
    I give and bequeath unto my Grand Son Peter Jones the son of my son Abraham Jones decd. ten shillings to buy him a ring.
    I give and bequeath unto my Grand Son Joshua Wynne two steers.
    I give to each of my Grand Sons Robert Wynne, William Wynne and Francis Wynne a Cow to be delivered to them when they arrive to lawful age.
    I give and bequeath unto my God Son William the Son of William Randolph one Mulatto boy named James he being the son of my Mulatto woman Sue which Mulatto boy is to be held by my said God son and his heirs forever.
    I give and bequeath all of my wearing clothes to be divided among my Grand Daughters by my Executors.
    I give and bequeath to my son Peter Jones and his heirs forever all the rest of my estate both real and personal, and I do hereby appoint my said Son, together with William Randolph to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal the day and year above written.
    Margaret Cocke.
    Signed Sealed Published and
    declared as her last will and testament in presence of
    Thomas Buckner, Thomas Morriss, Will Jones."
    Proved at a Court held May 4, 1719 on the oaths of William Jones and Thomas Morriss.

    Margaret joined husband Thomas Cocke in a deed to his son Stephen Cocke 1 August 1687. The will of Thomas Cocke was dated 10 Dec 1696 and probated 1 Apr 1697, in which he mentions his wife Margaret and her grandson Peter Wynne.

    Father: <Unknown> b: BEF 1613
    Mother: <Unknown> b: BEF 1620

    Marriage 1 Peter Jones I b: 1634 in Charles City, VA
    • Married: AFT 1 JUN 1655 in Richmond, Henrico, VA
    1. Has Children Peter Jones II b: ABT 1655 in Charles City, VA
    2. Has Children Mary Jones b: AFT 1655
    3. Has Children Abraham Wood Jones b: AFT 1655
    4. Has No Children Richard Jones
    5. Has No Children William Jones b: AFT 1655
    6. Has No Children Martha Jones b: AFT 1655
    7. Has No Children Thomas Jones b: AFT 1655
    8. Has No Children John Jones b: AFT 1655
    9. Has No Children Anne Jones b: AFT 1655

    Marriage 2 Thomas Cocke b: ABT 1638 in Henrico Co., VA
    • Married: ABT 1687
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