Person:Margaret Wood (27)

Watchers
  1. Abaham Wood1640 -
  2. Margaret Wood1641 - 1718
  3. Mary Wood1646 -
  • HPeter Jones1634 - 1674
  • WMargaret Wood1641 - 1718
m. 1 Jun 1655
  1. Peter Jones1666 - 1727
Facts and Events
Name Margaret Wood
Gender Female
Birth? 1641 Henrico, Virginia, United States
Marriage 1 Jun 1655 Henrico, Virginia, United Statesto Peter Jones
Death? 4 May 1718 Malvern Hills, Henrico, Virginia, United StatesSince Margaret wrote her will on 12 Aug 1718, I don't think the 4 May 1718 death date can be correct.
Will[1] 12 Aug 1718 Henrico, Virginia, United States

She is the step daughter of Abraham Wood. Her mother's name is unknown. Margaret's will dated Aug. 12, 1718, is the source of much information about her descendants. Her second husband was Thomas Cocke of Malvern Hills. In her will she mentions daughter Mrs. Mary Randolph, Margaret Jones, sons Peter Jones and deceased son Abraham Jones. Grandsons: Peter, Joshua, Robert, William, and Francis Wynne, all children of dec. Joshua Wynne and her daughter Mary, as well as grandaughters Margaret Goodrich and Mary Worsham.

References
  1. 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.
    From: Barbara Walker Good