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Margaret Wood

MARGARET WOOD COOKE'S WILL The will of Margaret Wood Jones Cocke - Unrecorded will, Henrico Co. Records, on deposit in VA State Archives: 

In the Name of God Amen August 12th 1718, I Margaret Cocke of the Count and Parish of Henrico Widow, Considering

the uncertainity of this life, and beigh 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 ordainpublish and declare these presents to

 be my last will and testament in mannerand form following.  

First I bequeath my Soul to Almighty God who gave it notin 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 Christand 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, shich 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 fore ever one Mulatto girl named Margaret which she hath now in her posession.

 I give and bequeath unto my Grand Son Peter Wynne and to his heirs foreverone 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. ThomasCocke.   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 dec'd 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 an 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 clothers to be divided among my Grand Daughters by my Executors. 

I give and bequeath to by 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 an affixed my Seal the day and year above written. 

Margaret Cocke. 

Signed Sealed published and declared as her last will and testament inpresence of Thomas Buckner, Thomas Morriss, Will Jones.Proved at a Court held May 4 1719 on the oaths of William Jones and ThomasMorriss.ss. 

 

Source for aboveTitle: Peter Jones and Richard Jones GenealogiesAuthor: Augusta B. FothergillLocation: UVA Library Cs71.j76 1924Sources:Va MHB Vol 4 Concerning Cox and Cocke Families of Henrico Co.Va MHB Vol 4, Gen John Hartwell Cocke of Bremo (1780-1866) : A Brief Biographical andGenealogical ...CD 210 NGS Quarterly, Vol 1-85, Disk 1, Vol 55 , A Genealogical Bombshell