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Daniel Wilcox

Also Known As: "Daniel Wilcox II"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Croft, Lincolnshire, England
Death: July 02, 1702 (70)
Tiverton, Bristol County, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Newport, Rhode Island, British Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Wilcox and Susanna Wilcox
Husband of Elizabeth Wilcox; Elizabeth Wilcox and Elizabeth Wilcox
Father of Daniel Wilcox, Jr.; Susanna Head; Samuel Wilcox; Mary Earle; Sarah Briggs and 16 others
Brother of Stephen Wilcox; John Wilcox; Mary Sherman; Elizabeth Wilcox and Lydia Wilcox
Half brother of Daniell Wilcox

Occupation: Yeoman
Managed by: Private User
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About Daniel Wilcox

Descendant of Mayflower passenger Francis Cooke


Daniel WILCOX

  • BIRTH: 1631, Croft, Lincolnshire, England
  • Christing: Christening Date 04 Mar 1632 in CROFT, LINCOLN, ENGLAND
  • Death: 2 Jul 1702 in Tiverton, Bristol County, Massachusetts USA

Edward Wilcoxe in entry for Daniell Wilcoxe in England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 - Name: Daniell Wilcoxe,Gender: Male, Christening Date: 04 Mar 1632, Christening Date (Original) 04 MAR 1632, Christening Place: CROFT, LINCOLN, ENGLAND, Father's Name: Edward Wilcoxe - https://www.geni.com/photo/view/6000000003938270585?album_type=photos_of_me&photo_id=6000000081492504209 Daniel Wilcox Find A Grave Memorial# 66598191. Link to grave - https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/66598191 Some Descendants of Edward WILCOX - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nanc/wilcox/aqwg0...

Parents

  • Father: Edward WILCOX
  • Mother: Susanna THOMSON

Family 1 : Unknown

MARRIAGE: ABT 1654, Portsmouth, Newport, RI

  • Daniel WILCOX
  • Samuel WILCOX

Family 2 : Elizabeth COOKE

MARRIAGE: 28 Nov 1661, Portsmouth, Newport, RI

  • Mary WILCOX
  • Sarah WILCOX
  • Stephen WILCOX
  • John WILCOX
  • Edward WILCOX
  • Susannah WILCOX
  • Thomas WILCOX
  • Lydia WILCOX
  • Judith WILCOX

History

Tiverton was incorporated by the Province of Massachusetts in 1694. It was then incorporated in Rhode Island on January 27, 1746 and annexed to Newport County three weeks later. Similarly, Little Compton was founded in Massachusetts in 1682, but was annexed to Rhode Island in 1746/47.

Vital Record of Rhode, Island, 1636-1850" New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002 - http://www.newenglandancestors.org/

  • Originally "Vital Records of Rhode Island 1636-1850" James N. Arnold Narragansett Historical Pub. Co., Providence, RI., 1891.
  • WILCOX Daniel, died July 2, 1707. Vol 1, p 176, Tiverton
  • WILCOX Elizabeth, wife of Daniel, died Dec. 6, 1715. Vol 1, p 176, Tiverton

The date 1707 above must be a typo of 1702.

Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records, 1687-1745

H.L. Peter Rounds

  • As found in "Massachusetts Town, Probate and Vital Records, 1600s-1900s" Broderbund Software CD-ROM, 1999

Will of DANIEL WILCOCK of Tiv., dtd. 9 June 1702, prob. 25 Aug. 1702

  • Wife Elizebeth. Sons: Daniel (eldest), Stephen, John, Edward, Thomas & Samuel (dcd.) Wilcock. Daus: Mary wife of John Earle, Lydia, Sarah wife of Edward Briggs, Susannah Wilcock (mentions "her grandfather John Cook"). Friends Thomas Cornhil of Newport, Joseph Walker of Tiv. & John Coggeshall of Portsmouth, Overseers. Witns: William Manchester, Edward Briggs & Zachariah Allen [2:59/60/1]." "Edward Wilcox of Lincolnshire and Rhode Island"
  • Jane Fletcher Fisk. NEHGR v147 p188 (Apr 1993) Died at Tiverton, Bristol, MA, which became part of RI in 1747.

Note that the date of death in this article is 1720, which must be a typo of 1702. "The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island" John Osborne Austin Joel Munsell's Sons, Albany, NY: 1887 pp. 422-424 "Richard Warren of the Mayflower" Mrs. Washington A. Roebling (Emily Warren Roebling) Boston: Press of D. Clapp & Son, 1901, 42 pgs. (also NEHGR v55 p74; Jan 1901) "He made his will 09 June 1702, proved 25 Aug of the same year." "A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England" James Savage Pub. Boston, 1860-1862; (John Cooke, v1, p445) "his d. Sarah m. 20 Nov. 1652, Arthur Hathaway; and Elizabeth m. 28 Nov. 1661, Daniel Wilcox." "New England Marriages Prior To 1700" Clarence A. Torrey, (as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001)

  • "WILCOX, Daniel (-1702) & 1/wf _____ _____ (bef 1 Aug 1661); by 1657?; Portsmouth, RI" "WILCOX, Daniel (-1702) & 2/wf Elizabeth COOKE (-1715, Tiverton, RI); 28 Nov 1661; Plymouth" "American Marriage Records Before 1699" Clemens, William Montgomery Pompton Lakes, NJ: Biblio Co., 1926. "Daniel WILCOX & Elizabeth Cook, 28 November 1661, Portsmouth, R.I." There's an amusing genealogical argument over which wife is the mother of Daniel. This is important because Sir Winston Churchill descends from his line, and if the true mother is Elizabeth Cooke, then Sir Winston is a "Mayflower" descendant. Most authorities, notably Ralph Wood of the "Mayflower" Society, agree that Daniel's mother is the unkown first wife. See: "The Mayflower Ancestry of the Descendants of Daniel Wilcox" G. Andrews Moriarty NEHGR v87, p73 (Jan 1933)
  • The Churchill Centre "Mayflower Ancestry: For and Against" - http://www.winstonchurchill.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=50
  • No genealogies have been more carefully prepared, or reach a higher standard than, the Mayflower Society genealogies. There is solid evidence that Daniel Wilcox married a first wife prior to his marriage to Elizabeth Cooke, granddaughter of Francis Cooke. There is no evidence that Elizabeth was the mother of his sons Daniel (Churchill's ancestor) and Samuel. There is circumstantial evidence that she was not. In genealogy, absence of evidence means absence of conclusions." - http://jrm.phys.ksu.edu/Genealogy/Needham/d0002/I2742.html
  • 1. DNA - COMMON ANCESTOR. EDWAD WILCOX-Daniel & Stephen were brothers.
  • 2. Page 814
  • 3. Volume III. Page 2260. Austin, the Rhode Island genealogist, assumes that Stephen Wilcox, who was at Portsmouth, R I, having a grant of land in 1657, and who later was at Westerly; and Daniel Wilcox, of Portsmouth, R I, who had a grant in 1656 and was later at Dartmouth, Mass., and Tiverton, R I., were sons of Edward Wilcox.
  • 4. Page 158. Plymouth Colony Deeds. <3:34> - 10 July 1674, John Cooke, yeoman of Dartmouth to Daniel Wilcox, yeoman, of Dartmouth. Page 212. [Bristol County Deeds] Daniel Wilcox/Wilcockes of Portsmouth, R I to Edward Lay <no source>....1 Aug 1661, Daniel Wilcockes, for £40, sold to Edward Lay of the land called the vineyard...sixteen acres in Portsmouth...bounded by land of Capt. Richard Norris... excepting halfe a rod broad from the high way next the sea...above the grave of my deere buried wife. Witnesses: Philip Tabor, John Arber.
  • 5. Page 43. MD16:239; 17;183. Death Source: Tiverton, Rhode Island, VR:115; MD 16;239.
  • 6. Daniel Wilcox 12 was baptized on 4 Mar 1632/33 in Croft, Lincoln, England 1 and died on 2 Jul 1702 in Tiverton, Bristol Co., MA [John Osborne Austin, The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Baltimore 1978). p 422-423.] Documented events in his life were: 1. CR - Baptism; 23 Jun 1630; Croft, Lincoln, England 1. 1630 - Daniell Wilcoxe son of Edward Wilcoxe was christened the xxiiith day of June 2. Lands Recorded - Sold; 13 Apr 1660; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 1. Daniel sold to John Briggs land on the east side of Portsmouth that had belonged to "my father Edward Wilcox" [Portsmouth Deeds, 1:16]
  • 7. HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF STONINGTON, COUNTY OF NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT, by Richard Anson Wheeler, 1900. Page 658. Daniel...who had grants of land at Portsmouth, RI.
  • 8. MATERNAL 9TH GREAT GRANDPARENTS OF DAVID PIERCE RODRIGUEZ. Daniel Wilcox I (1632-1702) Birth: About. 04 Mar 1632 | Croft, Lincolnshire, England,Death: 02 Jul 1702 | Tiverton, Newport, Province of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations, Father: Edward Wilcox (1603-1660) Elkington, Lincolnshire, England, Mother: Unknown
 Elizabeth Cooke (1645-1715) Birth: Abput. 06 Dec 1645 | Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, Death: 06 Dec 1715 | Tiverton, Newport County, Province of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations. Father: John Soule Cooke (1607-1695) Leiden, Netherlands, Mother: Sarah Warren (1614-1696) London, Englands.
  • 9. Tiverton was incorporated by the Province of Massachusetts in 1694. It was then incorporated in Rhode Island on January 27, 1746 and annexed to Newport County three weeks later. Similarly, Little Compton was founded in Massachusetts in 1682, but was annexed to Rhode Island in 1746/47. ”Vital Record of Rhode, Island, 1636-1850" and New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002 http://www.newenglandancestors.org/ Originally "Vital Records of Rhode Island 1636-1850" James N. Arnold - Narragansett Historical Pub. Co., Providence, RI., 1891 [1] “WILCOX Daniel, died July 2, 1707. Vol 1, p 176, Tiverton" The date 1707 must be a typo of 1702. [2] “WILCOX Elizabeth, wife of Daniel, died Dec. 6, 1715. Vol 1, p 176, Tiverton"Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records, 1687-1745" H.L. Peter Rounds. As found in "Massachusetts Town, Probate and Vital Records, 1600s-1900s" Broderbund Software CD-ROM, 1999. "Will of DANIEL WILCOCK of Tiverton., dated. 9 June 1702, prob. 25 Aug. 1702. Wife Elizabeth. Sons: Daniel (eldest), Stephen, John, Edward, Thomas & Samuel (deceased.) Wilcock. Daughters: Mary wife of John Earle, Lydia, Sarah wife of Edward Briggs, Susannah Wilcock (mentions "her grandfather John Cook"). Friends Thomas Cornhil of Newport, Joseph Walker of Tiverton. & John Coggeshall of Portsmouth, Overseers. Witness: William Manchester, Edward Briggs & Zachariah Allen [2:59/60/1]." "Edward Wilcox of Lincolnshire and Rhode Island" Jane Fletcher Fisk NEHGR v147 p188 (Apr 1993) Died at Tiverton, Bristol, MA, which became part of RI in 1747. Note that the date of death in this article is 1720, which must be a typo of 1702. "The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island" John Osborne Austin Joel Munsell's Sons, Albany, NY: 1887 pp. 422-424. "Richard Warren of the Mayflower" Mrs. Washington A. Roebling (Emily Warren Roebling) Boston: Press of D. Clapp & Son, 1901, 42 pages. (also NEHGR v55 p74; Jan 1901) "He made his will 09 June 1702, proved 25 Aug of the same year." "A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England" James Savage Pub. Boston, 1860-1862; (John Cooke, v1, p445) "his d. Sarah m. 20 Nov. 1652, Arthur Hathaway; and Elizabeth m. 28 Nov. 1661, Daniel Wilcox." "New England Marriages Prior To 1700" Clarence A. Torrey, (as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001) [1] ”WILCOX, Daniel (-1702) & 1/wf _____ _____ (before 1 Aug 1661); by 1657?; Portsmouth, RI" [2] “WILCOX, Daniel (-1702) & 2/wf Elizabeth COOKE (-1715, Tiverton, RI); 28 Nov 1661; Plymouth "American Marriage Records Before 1699" Clemens, William Montgomery, Pompton Lakes, NJ: Biblio Co., 1926."Daniel WILCOX & Elizabeth Cook, 28 November 1661, Portsmouth, R.I." There's an amusing genealogical argument over which wife is the mother of Daniel. This is important because Sir Winston Churchill descends from his line, and if the true mother is Elizabeth Cooke, then Sir Winston is a "Mayflower" descendant. Most authorities, notably Ralph Wood of the "Mayflower" Society, agree that Daniel's mother is the unknown first wife. See: "The Mayflower Ancestry of the Descendants of Daniel Wilcox" G. Andrews Moriarty. NEHGR v87, p73 (Jan 1933) The Churchill Centre "Mayflower Ancestry: For and Against""No genealogies have been more carefully prepared, or reach a higher standard than, the Mayflower Society genealogies. There is solid evidence that Daniel Wilcox married a first wife prior to his marriage to Elizabeth Cooke, granddaughter of Francis Cooke. There is no evidence that Elizabeth was the mother of his sons Daniel (Churchill's ancestor) and Samuel. There is circumstantial evidence that she was not. In genealogy, absence of evidence means absence of conclusions."

Edward WILCOX had two sons named Daniel. This Daniel was with his 1st wife Mary

  • Edward married (1) Mary about 1629 in Croft, Lincolnshire, England.

They had the following children:

  • Daniel WILCOX

Sources:

Some Descendants of Edward WILCOX - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nanc/wilcox/aqwg0...

PARISH REGISTERS AT ORBY, LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND, FHL microfilm #504,584, cited in the article by Jane Fletcher Fisk, EDWARD WILCOX of Lincolnshire & Rhode Island, NEW ENGLAND HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL REGISTER, Vol. 147, Apr 1993, page 188 & subsequent. Edward Wilcocke & Susan Tomson [married] May 12, 1631.

HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF STONINGTON, COUNTY OF NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT, by Richard Anson Wheeler, 1900. Page 658.In 1638 the name of Edward Wilcox is found among the list of inhabitants of the Island of Aquidneck; he also had land at Manhattan. It is not known who he married...

RIGR, Vol. 2, pages 91-100.NEHGR, Apr. 1993, pages 188-191.

GEDCOM Source

@R1203316365@ Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current Ancestry.com Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. 1,60541::1249586

GEDCOM Source

@R1203316365@ Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899 Ancestry.com Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. 1,3897::92767

Also: A second settlement incentive was Old Dartmouth’s abundance of rich farmland, navigable waterways, and protected harbors. The urban villages of New England were becoming overcrowded by the mid-seventeenth century, pushing families into the hinterlands in search of more promising agrarian and commercial opportunities.

Because of concerns about conflict with Native groups, early English settlement was clustered at the highly defensible locations of Horseneck Beach and Westport Point and, before King Philip’s War (1675), included only an estimated 30 homes. Family names associated with the early Euro-American settlement of Westport include Earle, Macomber, Ricketson, Sherman, Sisson, Sowle, Tripp, Waite, and Wilcox. Richard Sisson is documented as one of the first residents, with a pre-1676 homestead located on Drift Road at the Head of Westport (Maiocco 1995; WHC 1987). Sisson’s original home was reportedly burned during King Philip’s War and was rebuilt in the general location of the Town Landing (WHC 1987). Daniel Wilcox, a Portsmouth, Rhode Island resident, is recorded as another initial Westport settler who purchased land in 1659 along the East Branch. During this early period, Wilcox appears to have bought and sold large tracts of land along both branches of the river.

Documentation of specific homesteads and settlement locations is extremely limited for this period. Westport’s early Euro-American settlers within the present-day town appear to have selected the coastal margins and rivers as primary homesteads. Initial settlement was also closely tied to waterpower, leading to the early settlement of the Head of Westport section of town. Interior lands located away from the Westport River and northern portions of Westport remained largely unsettled prior to King Philip’s War, although Native networks, already well traveled, were likely used by the first Euro-American settlers as well.

from PHILIP'S WAR. 79

Accordingly he directed him to notify Awashonks, her son Peter,* their chief Captain, and one Nompasht (an Indian that Mr. Church had, formerly, a particular respect for) to meet him two days after, at a rock at the lower end of Captain Richmond'si farm, which was a very noted place. And if that day should prove stormy, or windy, they were to expect him the next moderate <lay; Mr. Church telling George, that he would have him come with the persons mentioned, and no more. They gave each other their hands upon it and parted. Mr. Church went home, and the next morning to Newport; and informed the government of what had passed between him and the Sogkonate Indians; and desired their permit for him, and Daniel Wilcox~ (a man that well understood the Indian language,) to go over to them. They told him, that they thought he was mad; after such service as he had done, and such dangers that he [had] escaped, now to throw away his life; for the rogues would as certainly kill him as ever he went over. And utterly refused to grant his permit, or to be willing that he should run the risk. Mr. Church told them, that it ever had been in his thoughts, since the war broke out, that if he could discourse the Sogkonate Indians, he could draw them off from Philip, and employ them against him; but could not, till now, never have an opportunity tos~ak with any of them, and was very loath to lose it, &c. At length they told him, (that] if he would go, it should be only with the two Indians that came with him; but they would give him no permit under their hands. He took his leave of them, resolving to prosecute his design. They told him, they were sorry to see him so resolute, nor if he went did they ever expect to see his face again. He bought a bottle of rum, and a small roll of tobacco, to carry with him, and returned to his family. The next day, being the day appointed for the meeting, he prepared two light canoes for the design and his own man with the two Indians for his company. He used such arguments with his tender and now almost broken-hearted wife, from the experience of former preservations, and the prospect of the great service he might do, (might it please God 10 succeed his design, &c.,) that he obtained her consent to his attempt. And committing her, the babes, and himself to heaYen's protection, he set out. They had, from the shore, about a league to paddle. Drawing near the place, they saw the Indians sitting on the bank, waiting for their coming.

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Daniel Wilcox's Timeline

1630
June 24, 1630
Croft, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
1632
March 4, 1632
Croft, Lincolnshire, England
March 4, 1632
Croft, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
1633
March 4, 1633
Age 1
England, United Kingdom
1656
January 1, 1656
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
1659
1659
Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island
1659
Tiverton, Plymouth Colony
1662
February 25, 1662
Portsmouth, Rhode Island