Person:Vincent Cox (1)

m. Bef 1630
  1. Thomas CoxBef 1630 -
  2. Vincent Cox, "the Immigrant"1632 - 1698
  3. John Cox1633 - Bef 1634
  4. Martha Cox1635 -
  5. William Cox1638 -
  6. Mary CoxBef 1646 -
  • HVincent Cox, "the Immigrant"1632 - 1698
  1. Daniel Cox
  2. Vincent Cox1664 -
  3. Charnock Cox1679 - 1751
  4. Daniel Cox1680 -
Facts and Events
Name[1] Vincent Cox, "the Immigrant"
Gender Male
Birth[2][6] 1632 Bedford, Bedfordshire, EnglandSt. Peter's parish
Immigration[5] Oct 1649 Northumberland, Virginia, United States
Marriage to Unknown
Other[2] Abt 1653 England  Speculative Wife?: Anne Charnock (1)  
Other? 24 Aug 1678 Westmoreland, Virginia, United States  Speculative Wife?: Mary Unknown (327)   Citation needed
Death[2][3] 1698 Cople, Westmoreland, Virginia, United States
  1. broken link as of 19 Mar 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Vincent COX", Scott R Robinson by Richard Robinson, in RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project
    ID: I113585954, Updated 17 Sep 2002, accessed 19 Mar 2017.
    Vincent Cox, b. 19 Feb 1632 in St. Peter, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England; d. 24 Dec 1698 in Cople Parish,Westmoreland,VA
    m. Ann Charnock, abt 1653 in England
    Children: Vincent Cox, b. abt 1677 in Cople Parish,Westmoreland,VA

    "Vincent Cox, early settler, Indian fighter, and progenitor of the Cox family of Westmoreland County, Virginia arrived in the colony in 1649. His descendants spread throughout Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee.

    "Ancestry of Vincent Cox has not been established, but the most likely parent was Henry Cox who was the father of a Vincent Cox born, 1632, in Bedfordshire, England. This would have made him seventeen years of age when he arrived as an indentured servant. Passage for Vincent Cox to the new England was paid for by William Bulloche. His indenture was sold or assigned by John Pettitt to Richard Cole for four years of service. At the end of his servitude, Vincent Cox, applied for his freedom and it was disputed by Mr. Cole. A lawsuit settled the disagreement in favor of the plaintiff and Vincent Cox was given one cloth coat, one pair of shoes and stockings, one shirt, one hat or cap and three barrels of Indian corn.

    "A deposition taken at the time of the above court case, established the arrival date of Vincent Cox, as well as the ship he sailed on. According to William Beasley's deposition Vincent Cox came into the colony on a ship called the Honor that came to anchor in Virginia about the 8th or 10th of Oct, last was four years past.

    "After his release from indentured service, Vincent Cox settled in Cople Parish, on the Yeocomico River. In 1653 Westmoreland County had been formed from Northumberland County, and Vincent Cox's land was in the new county. The surname of Vincent Cox's wife has not been determined. It is generally felt that her surname was Charnock or Charnock. This name is continued throughout the descendants of Vincent Cox. They raised a family of three sons; Charnock, Vincent, Jr., and Thomas; and three daughters, Ann, Martha and Elizabeth who married into some of the prominent families of Northumberland and Westmoreland at that time.

    "Vincent Cox was granted considerable acreage in Northumberland and Westmoreland Counties in 1661, 1662 and 1665. In 1672, he sold land granted to him, 27 Sep 1667, to George Lamkin and his wife, Hannah of Yeocomico Parish. This land was on a branch falling into the Nominy River in Mr. Clay's line at head of a branch falling into Yeocomico River.

    "Records show that he saw service in the Indian Wars of 1675 to 1682. An allotment to the soldiers at the Potomac Fort was ordered to go to Mr. Vincent Cox at Yeocomico. He was ordered to supply a horse as head of his "forty", 28 Jan 1680.

    "On 25 June 1691, Vincent Cox was ordered to answer a petition filed by the Nanziatikor Indians on behalf of William King, who was a servant of Vincent Cox. The petition stated; "In an Indian War sixteen years ago, a young Indian was taken prisoner and has lived as a servant of Mr. Cox's house."
    The Will of Vincent Cox, filed 5 Jul 1698 and probated 26 Oct 1698 in Westmoreland County, Virginia left the following bequeaths to his children. His wife was apparently dead at the time since no provision was made for her. To his oldest son, Charnock, he left 300 acres of land, silver , etc. His three daughters, Martha, Ann, and Elizabeth were listed but no specified bequeaths were named. To his son and namesake, Vincent, he left the home plantation, 340 acres of land, silver, etc. No mention was made of his son, Thomas, in his will. He was underage, which is proven by his appearance in court, 20 Jun 1700. He chose John Redman to be his guardian. Thomas Cox's sister, Ann, was the second wife of John Redman of Westmoreland County, Virginia."
  3. "Vincent COX", Camp-Leonard by Kathy Camp, in RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project
    ID: I0924 , Updated 31 Dec 2004, accessed 19 Mar 2017.

    Vincent Cox, b. abt 1633 in Prish, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England; d. 24 SEP 1698 in Cople, Westmoreland, VA
    married Ann Charnock abt 1663
    Hannah COX b: abt 1654 in Westmoreland Co., VA
    Charnock COX b: abt 1665 in Cople Parish, Westmoreland, VA
    Vincent COX b: 1670 in Cople Parish, Westmoreland, VA
    Winifred COX b: 1672
    Martha COX b: 1675
    Thomas COX b: 1680
    Ann COX b: abt 1683
    Elizabeth COX b: abt 1686 in Cople Parish, Weston, VA

  4.   Northumberland County, Virginia - GenWeb Project
    http://[ Cox Family Tree and Documents, contributed by Sandy Rowe], accessed 19 Mar 2017.

    Vincent Cox I b: 1632 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, son of Henry Cox and Martha Cox; d: Bef. October 26, 1698 in Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia
    married Mary Bennett b: Bet. 1630 - 1650

    Westmoreland County, Virginia, Deeds & Wills No. 2, 1691-1699, pp. 80-81 [173a-174a]
    [extraction only copied - see source page for entire document]

    Vincent Cox of the Parish of Cople in the County of Westmoreland
    Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Son Carnock Cox
    Item_ I give devise and bequeath unto my Son Vincent Cox
    Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Son Thomas Cox
    Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Martha Cox
    Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Anne Cox
    Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Eliza: Cox
    Lastly I make Ordain and appoint my Son Carnock Cox and Vincent Cox Executors of this my last Will and Testament
    In WitneSs whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale the 5th day of July 1698
    Witnesses: Vincent Cox (Seale), Henry Rose, Robert Burnett, Mary Burnett
    Entered into Probate 26 October 1698, Westmoreland, Virginia

  5. Thornton of Virginia, With Related Families Ransdell, Cox, Atwell, Alford ..., in Boddie, John Bennett. Historical Southern Families. (Redwood City, California: Pacific Coast Publishers, 1957-1980)
    Volume XII, pp. 38-.

    - Ann Cox, b. abt 1680-85, dau. of Vincent Cox (not named in his will, presumed to have predeceased him), married 1699-1800 as his second wife John Redman
    - Vincent Cox (age 40 in deposition 24 Sep 1673, implies birth date of 1633),
    - Vincent Cox came to Northumberland County [parent county of Westmoreland County] in Oct 1649
    - Vincent Cox granted acreage in Northumberland and Westmoreland Counties in 1661, 1662, 1665, once jointly with Robert Bennett . . . .[more information about Vincent Cox]
    p. 39 - "The name of Vincent Cox's wife is not known, though one would guess that it may have been Carnock or Charnock, which was the name of their eldest son." A Christopher Carnot or Carnock arrived with The Ark and The Dove in Maryland, along with with a Mrs. Ann Cox, "but no connection can be proved".
    [Sources cited in text.]

  6. Neither WorldConnect source cited provides references to actual records for birth or death dates. The information provided by Richard Robinson in Scott R Robinson implies some reference to actual records.