James Cock

M, b. 4 April 1674, d. 26 May 1728
     James was born the 4th day of the 2nd month 1674 at Killingworth Upon Matinecock, Town of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long Island, New York. He is the son of James and Sarah Cock.1 James married Hannah Feake, daughter of John Feake and Elizabeth Prior, on 1 December 1698 in the Town of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long Island, New York.2 James made his will on 18 May 1728 at Town of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long Island, New York.

In the name of God, Amen. May 18, 1728. I, JAMES Cock, of Oyster Bay, in Queens County, yeoman, being sick. I leave to my sons, Samuel, Joshua, and Josiah, the use of all my lands for 12 years, to enable them to discharge all debts and legacies, and for the subsistance of my family in the following manner. My son Samuel is to have the use of ¼ for four years, and my sons, Joshua and Josiah, are to have the use of ¾ for four years, and then each to have the use of 1/3. After the 12 years are expired, my affectionate wife is to have the use of all improved lands during her widowhood, and all movables except 2 cows, and a chest of drawers. After her death I leave to my eldest son, Samuel, the land where he now dwells, to extend from his house, north to the brook of water, between our houses, and thence west through the Round Swamp, by a straight line to the west end of the tract. Also as much of my lands lying south of the road from Musheto cove to Oyster Bay, as shall make it up to of all my lands. Also 1/3 of all meadows and rights in undivided lands, in the New Purchase, so called. I leave to my son Joshua, as much land in the south part of my land lying south of the road from Oyster. Bay to Musheto Cove, as will be of all my estate. Also of all meadows. I leave to my son Josiah, my mansion house and all that part of my home lot lying north of the land already given to my son Samuel, and as much more on the south of said road as will make his part of the whole. Also it of all meadows. I leave to my son Robert, £150 when of age. My sons, Samuel and Josiah, shall pay to my son Joshua, the sum of £14, to enable him to build a house. I leave to my four daughters, Sarah, Hannah, Martha, and Mary, of all movables. including two bonds, one from Joseph Ludlam, and one from Robert Feek. I make my wife Hannah and my brother, Henry Cock, and my eldest son, Samuel, executors.3

James departed this life the 26th day of the 3rd month 1728 in Buckram in the Town of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long Island, New York. He was buried in Town of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long Island, New York, in the Underhill Burying Ground in Locust Valley. His will was probated on 10 June 1728.

Family

Hannah Feake b. 6 Oct 1675, d. 28 Apr 1750

Citations

  1. [S837] George William & Cox, John Cocks, History and Genealogy of the Cock - Cocks - Cox Family Descended from James and Sarah Cock of Killingworth Upon Matinecock, in the Township of Oysterbay, Long Island, New York, page 13 - James Cock birth: 4th 2nd month 1674 Killingworth.
  2. [S79] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume III: page 116 - Hannah, daughter of John Feak or Feake & Elizabeth m. 1698 John Cock.
  3. [S1199] William Pelletreau, Abstracts of Unrecorded Wills Prior to 1790 - Volume 11, pages 73-74 - Abstract of Will of James Cock dated: 18 May 1728 & probated: 10 June 1728.