About Arabella Cox
Documentation found for her parents being William Strachey or Strechey, resident of Gloucester County, VA (later of London, England), and Mary Miller, daughter of James Miller of York County, VA.
6 May 1656. Will of James MILLER. Weak in body. Dated 6 May 1656; Proved 24 June 1656. To three sons James MILLER, Edward MILLER, and Augustine MILLER each when of age. Other personal property. To sons James and Edward “plantation I live upon”. In case of death of either to the survivor and to Augustine. To oldest daughter Mary STRECHEY a cow. To “my sonn William STRECHEY a suit of clothes”. To daughter Elizabeth MILLER personal property. Executrix wife Mary. Overseers “my loving friends William STRECHEY my sonn Mr. Nicholas TROTT and William SPEARE and William PATTISON.” “The Coopers timber that has now fallen be made up according to my cond’cons with the cooper of the William and John and what my wife’s shall not have occasion to use about the crop that then the other to be sold to pay a debt which I doe owe William SHORTWRIGHT liveing in New-Poquoson.” Wife to have land during life. Signed the mark of James (IM) MILLER. Wit: Henry GOOCH, Law. HULETT, Anne HODGE, Nicholas TROTT (sic) [Trotter?]. Probated on the oaths of TROTT (sic) and HULETT. (York County, VA, 1648-1657, p. 63. Ancestry.com online)
Documentation also found for first husband, Henry Cox (d. 1674).
20 Feb 1674/75. I Henry Cox do make my last will and testament. I give unto my brother-in-law Richard Cawthorn [Cauthorn], I give unto Richard Cawthorne, Jr. my nephew and to Aurelia Cawthorn my niece; I give to William Cox my Son; appoint my father in law, William Strachey of Gloucester County and Arabella Cox my now wife, joynt Executors. William Harding aged about twenty eight years and Thomas Hart aged about twenty five years deposed. (Old Rappahannock Co., Deed & Will Book 1665-1677, pp. 191-194.)]