||02 Mar 2005
||Vincent (1) Cox, 1632eng, b. 1632, Prish (or Kempstown), Bedford, Befordshire, England
- # ID: I113585954
# Name: Vincent COX
# Given Name: Vincent
# Surname: Cox
# Sex: M
# Birth: 19 Feb 1632 in St. Peter,Bedford,Bedfordshire,England
# Death: 24 Dec 1698 in Cople Parish,Westmoreland,VA
# Change Date: 27 Jul 2002
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.
Charnock Cox, Sr., the oldest son of Vincent Cox, and wife, married Mary Presley, daughter of Peter Presley, Sr. and his wife, Elizabeth Thompson. Peter Presley was the son of William Presley and Jane Newman of Northumberland County, Virginia. Elizabeth Thompson was the daughter of Richard Thompson and Ursula Bysshe. Charnock Cox, Sr. and Elizabeth Thompson Cox had the following children: Charnock Cox, Jr., Col. Presley Cox, William Cox, Peter Cox, Molly, a
Father: Henry COX
Mother: Martha UNKNOWN
Marriage 1 Ann CHARNOCK b: Abt 1653 in England
* Note: _STATMARRIED
1. Vincent COX b: Abt 1677 in Cople Parish,Westmoreland,VA
# ID: I0925
# Name: Anne CHARNOCK 1
# Sex: F
# Name: Joanne CHARNOCK
# Birth: ABT. 1640
Father: Christopher CHARNOCK
Marriage 1 Samuel DAMOURVILLE
Marriage 2 Vincent COX b: ABT. 1633 in Prish, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
* Married: ABT. 1663
1. Hannah COX b: ABT. 1654 in Westmoreland Co., VA
2. Charnock COX b: ABT. 1665 in Cople Parish, Westmoreland, VA
3. Vincent COX b: 1670 in Cople Parish, Westmoreland, VA
4. Winifred COX b: 1672
5. Martha COX b: 1675
6. Thomas COX b: 1680
7. Ann COX b: ABT. 1683
8. Elizabeth COX b: ABT. 1686 in Cople Parish, Weston, VA
| ||1. Daniel Cox, b. 1680, North Carolina|
| ||2. Vincent (2) Cox, 1664, b. 1664|
| ||3. Charnock Cox, +Mary Presley, b. 1665, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, VA|
| ||4. Daniel Cox, ?|