Person:Sarah Cocke (2)

Sarah Cocke
m. 2 Nov 1695
  1. Sarah CockeAbt 1696 - Abt 1750
m. Abt 1721
  1. Thomas Jordan, Jr.Abt 1723 - Bef 1800
Facts and Events
Name[1] Sarah Cocke
Gender Female
Birth? Abt 1696 Henrico, Virginia, USA
Marriage Abt 1721 Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, USAto Thomas Jordan, Sr.
Death? Abt 1750 Henrico, Virginia, USA

DC lists her death as before Jan 20 1746-47 in Henrico--why? DEATH: Goochland Co. OB 7, p. 402; Jordan vs. Cox in 1754Richard Perrin received a paten t on 14 Mar 1672 for 740 acres, 1 rod, 24 perches. [Va Patent Bk 6:445]. 474 acres of this wa s called "World's End" and had been granted Mathew Edlow on 2 Oct 1656. In 1691, he deeded t o Thomas Farrar andKatherine his wife (who was said Richard's daughter) 256 acres of "World' s End" "where I now live" bounded by the [James] River and William Ballow. In his will date d 16 Mar 1694/5, Richard Perrin bequeathed "my house and land commonly called "World's End" , 400 acres with 200 acres fronting river, to my dear wife Katherine for life, and at her dea th to daughter Sarah. . . ." This daughter Sarah married William Cocke 2 Dec 1695.William C ocke made his will 5 Nov 1717 and left "all my lands" to his son William. However, William di ed without issue (having had children, but they predeceased him). His widow, Judith (Stewart ) Cocke married 2nd to Francis Redford andreceived her dower in the above "World's End". Th e balance went to William Cocke's sisters: Temperance (who m. Abraham Bayly); Catherine (wh o m. John Burton) but died young leaving an eldest son John; Mary (m. John Redford); and Sara h (a half-sister who m. 1st William Cox & 2nd Thomas Jordan).Judith, widow of Wm. Cocke, no w wife of Francis Redford, relinquished her rights in the tract to William Randolph on 5 Au g 1747. [Henrico Will & Deed Bk 1737-1750, p. 297]Rev. William Finney who had married a sis ter of William Cocke (owner of 256 acres of World's End by virtue of his marriage to Katharin e Perrin) ended up with part of "World's End" which he bequeathed his son William in his wil l dated 3 Feb 1726.[Henrico Will & Deed Bk 1725-1737, p. 104].William Finney, the son, sold a small piece of land (possibly part of World'd End) to Abraham Bayly which is mentioned i n a deed from Peter Cock Bailey of Mecklenburg County, VA to Francis Pearce in 1788 which tra nsferrs two tracts, the secondof which is "five acres, being the parcel of land purchased o f Willliam Finne and adjoining the first." [Henrico Dd Bk 2:663] The first tract was 47 acre s whereon Abraham Bailey, grandfather of said Peter Cocke Bailey died. It began "on Cornelius 's Cr on S side and thence a south course of marked trees along Col. Heth's line to Peyton Ra ndolph's line, thence along the said Randolph's line, a northeast course to William Gile's li ne, thence along the said Gile's line of marked trees a northwest course til it joins the lan d that was Joseph Bailey's; thence along the said line to where it begun."[Henrico Deed B k 1737-1750, p. 297.] On 26 Sept 1747, William Finney Gent to William Randolph, Gent. of Gooc hland Co for L960 [3 tracts]:1. 265 acres which was purchased of Thomas Farrar and Katharin e his wife and John & Joseph Farrar their sons by William Finney, decd. father of the said Wi lliam Finney conveyed to him by deed dated March 10, 1723.-2. also 400 acres, adj the 265 , purchased fr John Radford and Mary his wife, Thomas Jordan and Sarah his wife, and Abraha m Bailey and Temperance his wife--the above sd. lying on the N side of James River in Henric o Co and was commonlycalled "World's End."-3. also 371 acres in same Co. adj Wm Eppes, th e same being pt of a tract granted Thomas Cocke by patent dated Apr 20, 1687 and by him devis ed to Mary Finney, late mother of said William Finney. Sept 26, 1747. THIS 3rd tract is NOT P ARTOF WORLD'S END.So in 1747 William Randolph owned almost all, if not all of the origina l "World's End." For a time I thought it was a part of Chatsworth, but after seeing a surve y of Chatsworth in the first plat book of Henrico County, I could see that Chatsworth was to o far north and it was not on Cornelius Creek as World's End definitely was. The 1656 patent of Matthew Edlow referred to in Richard Perrin's patent does not appear in the Virginia Lan d Patent Books. The patent for Richard Perrin's land is mostly undecipherable. Most of the su rrounding patents do not give accurate metes and bounds--just vaguely states "Westerly into th e Woods" etc.

Book an ancestry 'Historical Southern families-vol 6" makes this Sarah to be his eldest daughter by a first wife, name unknown.

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