Ambrose Cobb, Sr. (1662 - 1718) MP

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Birthplace: Bruton Parish, Williamsburg, York, Virginia
Death: Died in Williamsburg, York, Virginia
Occupation: operated an "ordinary" (publichouse)
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About Ambrose Cobb, Sr.

Ambrose Cobbs became a church warden of Bruton Parish, at Williamsburg, and his name can be found today on a plaque commemorating the early history of that parish, on the wall of Bruton Parish Church, Colonial Williamsburg.

On March 18, 1716, he along with John Marat (Jean Marot), and John Hubbard, were given a license to operate an "ordinary" ( a publichouse) in Williamsburg, " to supply lodging and diet for travelers with stabelage".

In his will, dated 24 April 1718, he named his daughter Francis: and sons Robert, Thomas, John, Edmund, and Ambrose. Witnesses were Ann Frith, Joseph Frith, and Matthew Pierce. His wife and sons Robert and Thomas were Made the Executors.

All his Children except Thomas eventually moved away from York County. Thomas inherited land on Queen's Creek, iin tha part of Henrico County that later became part of Chesterfield County, from his father. Thomas, in turn, passed this land on to his sons.

Biginning in 1790, the United States has enumerated its population by census, taken every tenth year. The Name Cobbs continued to appera on every census of York, Henrico, and Chesterfield Counties, Virginia, until 1830.

He made his will on April 24, 1718, which was proved on June 16th of that same year indicating he had died in the interim period.

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Williamsburg, York, Virginia
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Age 25
York, Virginia
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Bruton Parish,York,Virginia,USA
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Bruton, York, Virginia, USA
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Bruton Parish, Virginia
1718
June 12, 1718
Age 56
Williamsburg, York, Virginia