The following documents were contributed by Sandy Rowe

Direct Descendants of Henry Cox

1 Henry Cox b: Bef. 1598 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England d: Bef. April 15, 1638 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
. +Martha Charnock b: Bet. 1605 - 1615 in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England m: Bef. 1630 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England Father: Vincent Charnock Mother: Dorothy Miteton
..... 2 Vincent Cox I b: 1632 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England d: Bef. October 26, 1698 in Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia
......... +Mary Bennett b: Bet. 1630 - 1650
............ 3 Charnock Cox I b: 1675 in Westmoreland County, Virginia d: Abt. March 03, 1750/51 in Westmoreland County, Virginia
................ +Mary Presley b: Bet. 1670 - 1680 m: April 19, 1693 in Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Father: Peter Presley Mother: Elizabeth Thompson
.................... 4 Presley Cox I b: 1699 in Westmoreland County, Virginia d: 1766 in Westmoreland County, Virginia
....................... +Mary Margaret Fleet b: Bet. 1695 - 1710 in Lancaster County, Virginia m: October 17, 1723 in Lancaster County, Virginia Father: Henry Fleet Mother: Elizabeth Wildey
........................... 5 William Cox IV b: 1740 in Westmoreland County, Virginia d: 1781 in Northumberland County, Virginia
............................... +Anne McFarling/McFarlane b: Bet. 1740 - 1750 in Westmoreland County, Virginia d: Aft. September 14, 1795 in Northumberland County, Virginia Father: Thomas McFarlane Mother: Elizabeth Wiggington
.................................. 6 [2] Thomas McFarling/McFarlane Cox b: Abt. 1777 in Northumberland County, Virginia d: Bef. March 03, 1832 in Northumberland County, Virginia
...................................... +[1] Alice Cox Claughton b: May 07, 1781 in Northumberland County, Virginia m: July 05, 1799 in Northumberland County, Virginia Father: James Claughton Mother: Hannah Cox
.......................................... 7 [3] Thomas M. Cox b: June 08, 1809 in Virginia d: June 28, 1877 in Amherst County, Virginia
.............................................. +[4] Elizabeth Jane Hill b: January 06, 1811 in Amherst County, Virginia m: July 18, 1831 in Amherst County, Virginia d: August 14, 1881 in Amherst County, Virginia Father: Samuel Hill Mother: Polly Moore
................................................. 8 [5] Samuel Preston Cox b: October 13, 1834 in Amherst County, Virginia d: June 20, 1884 in Lynchburg, Virginia
..................................................... +[6] Martha "Mattie" McCall b: 1837 in Amherst County, Virginia m: September 20, 1864 in Rockbridge County, Virgina d: 1896 in Amherst/Lynchburg, Virginia Father: William McCall Mother: Lucinda Moore
........................................................ 9 [7] Lula Jane Cox b: September 17, 1869 in Amherst County, Virginia d: October 27, 1942 in Lynchburg, Virginia (Boston , Mass. death)
.................... 4 Peter Cox I b: 1705 in Westmoreland County, Virginia d: Bef. April 26, 1748 in Northumberland County, Virginia
....................... +Mary Lewis b: Bet. 1705 - 1710 m: 1726 in Virginia Father: James Lewis Mother: Hannah McFarling/McFarlane
........................... 5 Hannah Cox b: Bet. 1740 - 1750 in Northumberland County, Virginia d: June 10, 1805 in Virginia
............................... +James Claughton b: Abt. 1732 m: June 01, 1767 d: Bef. July 11, 1796 Father: John Claughton Mother: Mary John'spouse Claughton
.................................. 6 [1] Alice Cox Claughton b: May 07, 1781 in Northumberland County, Virginia
...................................... +[2] Thomas McFarling/McFarlane Cox b: Abt. 1777 in Northumberland County, Virginia m: July 05, 1799 in Northumberland County, Virginia d: Bef. March 03, 1832 in Northumberland County, Virginia Father: William Cox IV Mother: Anne McFarling/McFarlane
.......................................... 7 [3] Thomas M. Cox b: June 08, 1809 in Virginia d: June 28, 1877 in Amherst County, Virginia
.............................................. +[4] Elizabeth Jane Hill b: January 06, 1811 in Amherst County, Virginia m: July 18, 1831 in Amherst County, Virginia d: August 14, 1881 in Amherst County, Virginia Father: Samuel Hill Mother: Polly Moore
................................................. 8 [5] Samuel Preston Cox b: October 13, 1834 in Amherst County, Virginia d: June 20, 1884 in Lynchburg, Virginia
..................................................... +[6] Martha "Mattie" McCall b: 1837 in Amherst County, Virginia m: September 20, 1864 in Rockbridge County, Virgina d: 1896 in Amherst/Lynchburg, Virginia Father: William McCall Mother: Lucinda Moore
........................................................ 9 [7] Lula Jane Cox b: September 17, 1869 in Amherst County, Virginia d: October 27, 1942 in Lynchburg, Virginia (Boston , Mass. death)


LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

VINCENT COX,

Westmoreland County, Virginia, Deeds & Wills No. 2, 1691-1699, pp. 80-81 [173a-174a].

In the Name of God amen I Vincent Cox of the Parish of Cople in the County of Westmoreland being of Sound and Perfect memory praised be god doe make and Ordain this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form Following. Imprimis I bequeath my Soul unto God which gave it in full hopes of a Free Pardon & Remission of all my Sins, through the Merits and Satisfaction of my Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ and a bleSsed Resurrection to everlasting life & my body to the Earth from whence it came to be decently buried at the discression of my Exrs hereafter named, and it is my Will and desire that noe dishonor be to my God by Drinking immoderately or other misdemeanors; Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Son Carnock Cox the plantation where he now lives and three hundred acres of Land Adjoining to the land of George Lamkin dec'd and to the Land of Robert Self, to him my said son Charnock & the heirs of his body Lawfully to be begotten, and for want of such iSsue to my son Thomas Cox and the heirs of his body Lawfully to be begotten, and for want of such ISsue to my three Daughters, Martha, Ann & Elizabeth, and the heirs of their bodies Lawfully to be begotten & for Default of Such Issue to my right heirs forever, Item_ I give devise and bequeath unto my Son Vincent Cox the Plantation where I now live with all houses, Orchards, and all other Appurtenances thereunto belonging and the tract of Land Containing 346 Acres to him my said Son and the heirs of his body Lawfully to be begotten and for want of such ISsue to my Son Carnock Cox and the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten, and for want of such ISsue to my Son Thomas Cox and the heirs of his body Lawfully to be begotten, and for want of such ISsue to my three Daughters Martha Anne & Elizabeth and the heirs of their bodies Lawfully to be begotten and for want of such ISsue to my right heirs forever; Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Son Thomas Cox 270 Acres of Land lying at the upper end of the Tract part of it called little Wills Folly, to him my said son Thomas and the heirs of his body Lawfully to be begotten and for want of such ISsue to my Son Carnock Cox and the issue of his body Lawfully to be begotten, and for want of such ISsue to my son Vincent Cox and the heirs of his body Lawfully to be begotten & for want of such ISsue to my Three Daughters, Martha, Anne & Elizai and the heirs of their bodies lawfully to be begotten and for Default of such ISsue to my right heirs forever, Item I give unto my Son Vincent Cox what moneys I have in England toward siting up his trade, in the hand of Michaell Ching, Item I give & bequeath unto my Son Carnock Cox, Ben and Betty Negroes, to him and his ASsigns forever & one bedtick and Bolster, a Rugg and paer of Blanketts & a Silver Whistle & Bells Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son Vincent Cox Samll Wright & Frank Negroes to be delivered to him at the age of 21 years & Feather Bed bolster Rugg & blanketts Item I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Cox, Negro Dick & one Feather Bed Bolster, Rugg, and Blanketts. Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Martha Cox, a Silver Tankard and my great braSs Kittle, a Feather Bed, bolster & Two Pillows, a Rugg and Blanketts and a pair of Callico Curtains &Vallens & 8000 pounds of Tobacco at the day of Marriage, Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Anne Cox Six silver spoons & the next best braSs Kittle, a Feather Bed, Bolster Two Pillows Rugg and Blanketts and the Curtains and Vallens on my own Bed and 8000 pounds of Tobacco to be paid at the day of Marriage; Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Eliza: Cox Seaven Silver Spoons & a Silver Dram cup & the next best braSs Kittle and feather bolster & pillows and Rugg and Blanketts and a new bed tick bolster and Pillows ready made and 10 000 Pounds of Tobacco at the day of marriage and two years schooling from Ten years old to Twelve. Item I give unto my Son Thomas Cox one years Schooling; Item I give unto my Son Charnock, Vincent & Thomas Cox. all the Residue of my personal Estate, when my Debts & Legacies are paid, to be equally divided among them, and the Survivors of them. Lastly I make Ordain and appoint my Son Carnock Cox and Vincent Cox Executors of this my last Will and Testament, revoking all other former, Wills by me made, In WitneSs whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale the 5th day of July 1698

Sealed & Published & declared in presence of us
Vincent Cox (Seale)
Henry Rose, Robert Burnett, Mary Burnett

Westmoreland Sct At a Court held for the said County the 26th day of October 1698

The Last Will and Testament of Vincent Cox deceased was proved by the Oaths of Henry RoSse and Robert Bennett, A Probat thereof, granted to Carnock and Vincent Cox Exors therein named & the Will ordered to be Recorded.

Teste

James Westcomb CWC

CHARNOCK COX'S DEED OF GIFT

TO

SONS PRESLEY AND PETER COX

Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds and Wills No. 8 (1723-1738) Part 2, p. 263

TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom theSe preSents Shall come GREETINGS in our Lord God EverlaSting KNOW YEE that I Charnock Cox of Cople pariSh in Westmoreland County for the natural Love and affection which I have and bear unto my beloved Sons PreSley and Peter Cox of this aforesaid pariSh and County do Give grant and confirm and by theSe preSents do fully clearly and abSolutely Give grant and Confirm unto my Said Son Presley Cox for and during his natural Life fifty acres of Land to contain the plantation whereon he now lives and alSo I give Grant and Confirm unto my Said son Peter Cox for and During his Natural Life fifty acres of Land to contain the plantation whereon he now Lives To have and to hold the aforesaid Land with all houSes Edifices Building rights profit commodities heriditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wiSe appurtaining and this Said Charnock Cox for himself his heirs &c. doth Covenant provide Grant and Agree to and with The Said Charnock and Peter Cox aforesaid Land with all and Singular the before Granted privileges and all the right title and Interest whatsoever unto The Said Presley and Peter Cox to the only payors ugo? and ? of the Said PreSley and Peter Cox for and during the term aforesaid In WitneSs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seale this twenty third day of June in the year of our Lord one thouSand Seven hundred Thirty and five
Signed Sealed and delivered In preSence of
his
John Rhedon. Robt. R: Self. William Baley Charnock Cox .(Seal)
mark
Westmorland Sc. At a Court held for this Said County this 24th day of June 1735
Charnock Cox perSonally acknowledged this deed of gift for Land by him passed to his two Sons PreSley Cox and Peter Cox to be his proper act and deed and on motion of the Said Charnock Cox this Lands? is admitted to Record ~
Recorded this 7th day of July 1735 Teste
Per
GT CCW G Turbervile CCW

 

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

CHARNOCK COX,
Westmoreland County, Virginia, Deeds & Wills No. 11, pp.276-277.

In the name of God amen I Charnock Cox of the Parish of Copley and County of Westmoreland being sick and weak of body but of good and perfect sence and memory thanks be to God and calling to mind the uncertainty of this transitory life do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament and as to my worldly Estate it has pleased God to endow me with after my just debts be paid I give and dispose of in the following manner. Imprimis I give unto my Son Presley Cox my Desk and Book Case & large bible that is at his house. Item I give unto my son George the five negroes named Ben the Elder Ben the younger negro Sarah Mims & Nanny to him & his heirs forever. Item I give unto my son William Cox two negroes named Natt and Sfenio? my horse skifs & thirty two ponds five shillings Current Money with the Interest that Cole Fitzhugh owes me. Item I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Rust one negro woman named Winney & my Best Bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever. Item I give unto my Grandson Peter Rust two negroes named Jack and a girl named Nanney to him & his heirs forever. Item I give unto my Grand daughter Molley Rust one negro named Sarah to her and her heirs forever. Item I give unto my Granddaughter Elizabeth Rust twenty five pounds current money to be paid out of my Estate to her and her heirs. And all the remainder of my Estate not already bequeathed of which kind or nature I give and bequeath unto my sons George & William & my Grandson Peter Rust to be equally divided amongst them. And I do hereby revoke, disannul & make void all other wills testaments & legacies by me heretofore made Ratifying & confirming this to be my last will and testament. And I do hereby constitute and appoint my sons George and William & my ? son in law Samuel Rust to be Executors of this my last will and testament. In witneSs whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seale this third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred fifty one.
Signed Sealed and declared to be the)
last will and testament of the above ) Charnock Cox (Seal)
named Charnock Cox in Presence of)
Leazure Hull James Bailey Vincent Cox)

WESTMORLAND: Sc. At a Court held for the sd. County the 24th
day of March Anno Dom. 1751.
This last will and testament of Charnock Cox decd. was presented into Court by George Cox Wm. Cox & Saml. Rust his Executors therein named who made oath thereto and being also duly proved by the oaths of Leazure Hall & Vincent Cox two of the witneSses thereto is admitted to record, and upon the motion of he said Executors and their performing all such things the Law in Law in (sic!) such cases requires certificate is granted him for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form.
Test
George Lee CCW.
Recorded the 14th day of April)
1751. Per G.L.~C.C.W.)

DEED OF GIFT

PRESLEY COX TO SONS

Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds and Wills No. 8-1 (1723-1738) p. 151.

I Presly Cox of Wesmorland County for The Love and Affection I have for my two Children borne of ye Body of Mary Cox two say Fleet Cox and Peter Presly Cox I Give to my Two said Children before mentioned ffive Negros as followeth I Give to my Son Fleet Cox one Negerro Men Called Chajo and one Negerro boy Called Numan to him and his Heirs: and Likewise I Give to my Son Peter PreSly Cox one Negerro Woman Called Nell and all her IncreSs and two Negerro Boyos Called GlaScoe and Sam to him and his Heirs and if anyone of my Two Children before mentioned should Dey That the Survivor should Injoy his part of ye said Negerros before mentioned But they are not to Injoy ye said Negerros till after my Death. Ass WittneSs my hand and Seals this Tenth Day of May 1731.
Acknowledged & Delivered PreSly Cox (Seal)
In preSsents of Henry Fleet
George Eskridge.

 

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

PRESLEY COX,

Westmoreland County, Virginia, Deeds & Wills No. 14, pp.393-395

In the Name of God Amen I Presley Cox of Cople parish in Westmoreland County in Virginia being at this time in health both of body and mind but Considering the uncertainty of this life and the impoSsibility of Knowing how soon the great disposer of all things may please to demand the soul he gave me do think it prudent now to make my last Will and testament which I accordingly do in the following manner and form in the first place I do with great Humility resign my soul to the almighty with stedfast hope that by the meditation (sic! mediation intended?) of my bleSsed saviour it may Obtain everlasting happineSs and my body I would have decently buried by the Discretion of my Executors hereafter mentioned Item I give and bequeath to my son Fleet Cox my great bible and large looking glaSs which hangs in the Hall and my negro man Dick to him and his heirs forever, Item I give and bequeath to my Grandsons Richard Wright and Presley Wright and my grand Daughter Nancy Wright ten pounds current money of Virginia each to be paid out of my estate by my executors when they arrive to the age of twenty One years or the day of Marriage Item I give to my grandsons Fleet Cox and Presley Cox and my grand daughter Molley Cox ten pounds current money each to e paid Out of my estate by my executors when they arrive to the age of twenty One years or the day of marriage, Item I give to my son William Cox One negro man named Phil One negro man named Tom One negro man named Isae One negro woman named Venney One negro Woman named Nan and her three Children Viz Will, Sett, and nan with all their future increase to him and his heirs forever, Item after my Just debts and the bequests all ready given and bequeathed are fully satisfied and paid then I give the remainder of my estate both real and personal of what nature or kind whatsoever both within doors and without to my son William Cox and his heirs forever lastly I Constitute and appoint my son Fleet Cox and my son William Cox and Frances Wright to be my whole and sole executors of this my last Will and testament hereby revoking and disanuling all Will or Wills by me heretofore made and allowing this only to be my last Will and Testament,
In WitneSs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixt my seal this eighteenth day of February in the year of Our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and sixty six ~
WitneSs Presly Cox (SL)
George Lamkin )
Peter Lamkin )
John Baley )
her )
Winifred WB Baley)
Mark )
At a Court held for Westmoreland County the 30th day of September 1766, This Will was proved according to law by the oaths of George Lamkin and John Baley WitneSses thereto and Ordered to be recorded V on the motion of William Cox The Executor named in The said Will who made Oath according to law and together with Fleet Cox his security entered into and acknowledged bond with Condition as The law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining a probat Thereof in due form~
Teste,

Last Will and Testament
of
William Cox

In the name of GOD Amen I William Cox of the Parish of Saint Stephen's and County of Northumberland be Sick and weak of Body but of perfect Sense and memory praised be God for the same do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form as followeth. IMPRIMIS I Give to my Son George Cox the Land whereon I now live and the Same I bought of Hannah Suggett the whole of the two Tracks by Estimation five hundred and Sixty Acres to him and his Heirs for ever. Item. I give unto my said Son George One Bed and Furnishings my Gun and the Choice of my Cases [?] together with my Negro Woman named Sett and her future increase to him and his Heirs for ever. Item I Give unto my Loving Wife Ann Cox my bay mare and his saddle over and above what the Law provides for her. Item I Give unto my four Children Molly Fleet Cox , Jane Cox, William PreSsley Cox and Thomas McFarling Cox all my Negroes not before given to be equally divided Together with the remaining part of my Estate to them and their Heirs for ever. Item I Give should my two Sons George and William PreSsley Cox and Molly Fleet and Jane Cox die without heirs lawfully begotten, Then I give each of there parts unto my Cousin Molly Middleton and her Heirs forever. Lastly I do hereby Constitute appoint and ordain my Loving Brother Fleet Cox my nephew Fleet Cox and William Middleton Executors of this my Last Will and Testament Revoking disannuling and making void all former Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made Ratifying and Confirming this to be my Last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and seal this Twelfth Day of April One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty One.

Signed Sealed & delivered} William Cox (Seal)
in presence of }
James Harrison
Vincent Harrison
Elizabeth McClanahan

At a Court held for Northumberland County the 8th Day of October, 1781 This Last Will and Testament of William Cox dec~d was presented in Court by Fleet Cox Junr. one of the Ecec~rs therein named who made oath ...

Inventory of the Estate of
William Cox, Dec~d.

Pursuant to order of Northumberland Court dated the ___ day of ___ 1781 we whose names are under written have valued the Estate of William Cox decd. as follows(Viz.).
L S P L S P
1 Large Copper Kettle 2 0 0 Some other iron tools 3 10 0
3 Iron Poles and hooks 2 0 0 7 Hand Tubbs 21/11 Casks 55/ 3 16 0
1 Dutch Oven and frying pan 0 18 0 10 Small Tubbs 0 15 0
1 Spit Griddle and flesh forks 0 8 0 Iron Pestle 0 2 0
2 Potracks 15/5 pieces wooden ware 10/ 1 5 0 Case and 15 bottles ?? 2 10 0
?? Copper 2/ 8 axces 55/ 1 17 0 11 Common Bottles 0 5 6
5 hoes 12/ 6 Da?? 0 18 0 9 bithn? poles 20/ ? stone juggs 2 0 0
2 Plows and gin? 10/ Set of wedges 10/ 1 0 0 1 ? Gallows? ?? hooks 0 6 0
2 Ox Chains with yokes 1 3 0 ???
??? Some Cooper Tools 0 10 0
1 Yoke of Oxen 11 0 0 2 Bedsteads
1 Bull L1.5/ Cows in yearlings L5 6 5 0 12 Leather Bottom Chairs 2 8 0
11 Cows? 22 0 0 5 ? 6 Chears 0 6 5
? Heifers 3 0 0 1 Desk 0 10 0
36 Sheep 10 16 0 3 feather beds 12 0 0
37 Hoggs 1 anvil table? 1 0 0
Some Carpenters Tools 10/ Bells 5/ 0 15 0 1 Horse yorrick 20 0 0
3 Chests 30/ money from ?? 1 13 0 Do. Tom Jones 15 0 0
Do. Prince 7 10 0 1 Pr. Pinchers 1 Pr. Carpenters} 0 4 0
Gray mare with colt 12 0 0 CompaSses in Gimbleh}
Bay mare with colt 12 0 0 1 Pr. Fire Tongs 2 6 0
Negroes~

5 Pewter dishes 0 15 0 Phill 40 0 0
12 Pewter plates 24 12 Do. 1 2 2 0 Daniel 60 0 0
7 Do. 14/ 2 Basins & 7 spoons 8/ 1 2 0 Will 40 0 0
? 6/ 0 6 0 Dick 25 0 0
Candle box and ? 0 3 0 Moses 20 0 0
2 Candle sticks and Holders 0 6 0 Letty 40 0 0
box iron and ? 0 5 0 Nanny 40 0 0
Spice ? and Pepper ? 0 7 0 Mary 40 0 0
Set knives 8/ Bell mettle skillet 18/ 1 6 0 Nell 30 0 0
Iron ? Bobb 20 0 0
1 Plate 16 coffee Mill 0 6 6 Sarah 15 0 0
3 Large Leather Trunks 2 0 0 Jane 10 0 0
Looking GlaSs 0 15 0 Nan & child 110 0 0
3 Spinning wheels 1 1 0 Tom 10 0 0
Bowl ? 2 cards 0 5 0 Abraham Beacham ~
2 Pr. Curtain Ditto 6/ 0 6 0 Thos. Claughton ~
Hankershiefs? 2 Brushes? 0 12 0 Martha Shelton?
? books 8/ 2 Conoocs? 12/6 1 0 6

At a Court held for Northumberland County the 13th day of May, 1782 ~
This Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of William Cox dec~d was this day delivered and ordered to be Received. Teste Catesby Jones, Clerk


Accounting for the Estate of William Cox

1781 Dr. The Estate of William Cox Dec~d No. ll Tob. L S P

October To recording Will 40 and Copy Do. 30 1. 70
May To recording appraisement of Estate 2. 250
1782
April8 To Cash paid Richard Clarke for the year 1781 3. 244 0
Sept~ 15 To Do. paid Richard Clarke for Land Tax 4. 1 8 0
Nov. 5 To 744 for Tax and 60 Do. for Levies 5. 804
Jany. 21 To Cash paid Richard Clarke for Apl. Tax for 1781 6. 243 15
May 4 To Cash paid John Crabb for Inspection 7. 0 5 0

The accounts of Fleet Cox, as executor of William Cox's estate and of Abraham Beacham, guardian of the orphans of William Cox were reviewed by Mathew Self, Samuel Cralle, and William Claughton. The settlement was approved on June 11, 1787.