Person:John Wilcox (1)

John Wilcox
m. 1615-10-12
  1. Sarah Wilcoxest 1618 - 1690
  1. Ann Wilcox1616 - 1673
  2. John Wilcoxest 1620 -
Facts and Events
Name John Wilcox
Alt Name[1] John Wilcocks
Gender Male
Alt Birth? 1580 Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Alt Birth? 1596 Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Birth? 1600
Marriage 1615-10-12 Bury,St Edmonds,Suffolk,Englandto Mary Wylsher
Alt Marriage 1617 Of Bury S Edmnds, Suffolk, Englandto Mary Wylsher
Alt Marriage AFT 1639 Prob. Hartford, Hartford, Connecticutto Mary Wylsher
Will[1][2] 24 Jul 1651 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Alt Death[2] 1 Oct 1651 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Death[1] 14 Oct 1651 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Burial? 16 Oct 1651 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United StatesCenter Ch. Cem.,

Will & Probate

John Willcocks of Hartford, Conn. made his dated July 24, 1651.

"He gives Mary his wife a house to dwell in, two young cows, two best hoggs, two best shoates, heive of bees, all the fowles, a colt, fruit of the orchards, 'wood enough for her expence laid in the yard in season fitted for her to lay on the fire during the time of her life,' allsoe my linen except one paire of sheets, allso my pew ter, all my hcmpe and flaxe both spun and unspun into yarn and all I have growing this yeare, all my sugare honye, spice and silvcr,'and wampum peage, allso the use of all the household stuff," during her widowhood. He also gives her certain sums of money if she remains a widow, or she remarries.S1
  • He makes additional bequeaths to: S2
    • I give to my daughter Ann Hall £20 and one remnant of grey cloath and my Long Coate, ten pounds to bee paid the first day of December next, the other ten pounds to be paid iippon the 24th day of June next.
    • my daughter Sarah Biddell my mare and two working stears, Allso a Carte & a plowe with a share and Coulter & a plowe eare, provided that my wife may have the mare for her owne use to ride either to Windsor, to Wethersfield, or to Hartford, or to The Sermon, for the space of two years.
    • I give to John Biddell's Children forty pounds, to be paid at the death of my wife, equally to be devided amongst so many of Sarah Biddell's Children as then shall be living
    • I give to Ann Hall twenty pounds more, to be paid at the death of my wife to my daughter Ann Hall, to her Children if shee have any then living; but if shee be dead and leave no Issue, then my will is that ten pounds be paid to John Hall her husband if he be then Living.
    • Ffurther my will is that my wife should at her death give to Sarah Willcock, the daughter of my sonne John Willcock, the sum of five and twenty pounds.
    • I give and bequeath to John Willcock, my sonn, my debts and Legacies being paid, all the rest of my goods and Lands unbequeathed, whom of this my prsent Testament I make and ordaine my whole Executor.

UA-American Ancestry R8A1 Vol P2;

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 John Will, in Nash, Elizabeth Todd. Fifty Puritan ancestors, 1628-1660: genealogical notes, 1560-1900, by their lineal descendant. (New Haven, Connecticut: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., 1902), p 49-50.

    John Willcocks came from Leicestershire, Eng., it is supposed, to Hartford. He was an original proprietor of Hartford (his name being on the Founders' Monument in Center Church Burying Ground, Hartford) ; was made first selectman in 1649; surveyor of highways in 1642 and 1644;
    juror in 1645; called Senior in 1649. Died October 14, 1651, leaving a widow Mary, his second wife, and daughter Martha, who married John Biddle, beside John and Ann Wilcox Hall.

  2. 2.0 2.1 John Wilcock, in Manwaring, Charles W. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records. (Hartford, Conn.: R. S. Peck & Co., 1904-06), 1:164, 165, Secondary quality.

    Wilcock, John, Hartford. Died 1st October, 1651. Invt. £391-03-00. Taken by John Talcott, Andrew Bacon, John Barnard. Will dated 24th July, 1651