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Margaret Cocke (Cruse)

Also Known As: "Margaret Cruse alias Wood; Margaret Crewes Wood Jones Cocke"
Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Bermuda Hundred, Chesterfield, Virginia
Death: May 4, 1718 (77)
Malvern Hills, Henrico, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James Crewes and Margaret Wood
Wife of Capt. Peter Jones and Captain Thomas Cocke, of Henrico
Mother of William Jones; Martha Goode; Mary Elizabeth Reynolds; Lt. Abraham Wood Jones; Captain Peter Jones II and 6 others
Half sister of Hannah Carter; John Crews; Mary Chamberlayne; Robert Wood and Abraham Wood, II

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About Margaret Cocke

"A Genealogical Bombshell" by Charles Hughes Hamlin, Volume 55 (1967) pp. 95-97 shows: Margaret who married Peter Jones was the step-daughter of Abraham Wood. General Abraham Wood married the widow of James Cruse, who already had a daughter Margaret Cruse. The daughter Margaret Cruse married Peter Jones and later married second Thomas Cocke of Malvern Hill, Henrico County, who methioned her son Abraham Jones deceased and her son Peter Jones in his will.


MARGARET (known as) WOOD, daughter of James Crewes and Margaret Llewellyn. She was born 1641 in Burmuda Hundred, Virginia, and died 04 May 1718 in Malvern Hills, Henrico Co.Virginia.


  1. on 01 June 1655 in Richmond Virginia to PETER JONES (1634-1674). He was the son of Richard Jones. 11 children.
  2. to Thomas Cocke of Henrico as his 2nd wife. No children.

Children of PETER JONES and MARGARET WOOD are:

  1. ANN5 JONES, b. 1655; d. 1655.
  2. THOMAS JONES, b. 1656, Prince George, Virginia.
  3. WILLIAM JONES, b. 1656.
  4. JOHN JONES, b. 1658, Prince George, Virginia.
  5. RICHARD JONES, b. 1660, Charles City Co. Virginia.
  6. ABRAHAM WOOD JONES, b. 1662; d. 1689.
  7. MARY MARGARET WYNNE JONES, b. 1664, Charles City Co. Virginia.
  8. MARTHA JONES, b. 1666, Charles City Co. Virginia.
  9. PETER 2 JONES, b. 1666, Charles City, Prince George, Virginia; d. 01 Jan 1726/27, Prince George, Virginia.
  10. MARY JONES, b. 1657 m. William Reynolds b.1655
  11. MARGARET JONES, b. 1678, Charles City Co. Virginia.


From Kathryn Gearhart (paraphrased):

After Peter Jones died, his widow Margaret married Thomas Cocke of Malvern Hill in Henrico County, a member of the House of Burgesses whose first wife (and mother of his children) was Agnes Powell. Margaret and Thomas Cocke are recorded in a deed in 1687. Thomas Cocke's will was filed in 1697. Thomas Cocke was the father of William, Thomas, Stephen, James, Agnes, and Temperance. His brother Richard Cocke and wife Mary Aston were the parents of John, William, Edward and Richard, Jr. Cocke.

The will of Margaret Jones Cocke, 1718.

In the name of God Amen August 12th 1718. I Margaret Cocke of the County and Parish of Henrico Widow, Considering the uncertainty of this life, and being I thank the Almighty God of Sound and perfect memory I do hereby revoke annul and make void all former wills heretofore by me made and do make ordain publish and declare those presents to be my last will and testament in manner and form following. First I bequeath my Soul to Almighty God who gave it not in the least doubting of a Joyful resurrection and pardon and Remission of all my sins by the intercession and merits of my Blessed Saviour Jesus Christ and my body I bequeath to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named.

I give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Margaret wife of Edward Goodrich one mulatto boy named John the son of my mulatto woman Sue, which boy is to be enjoyed by my grand daughter and her heirs forever.

I give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Mary the wife of John Worsham and to her heirs for ever one Mulatto girl named Margaret which she now hath in her possession.

I give and bequeath unto my Grand Son Peter Wynne and to his heirs forever one Mulatto man named John Henry he being appointed to be given unto my said Grand Son by the last Will and Testament of my deceased husband Mr. Thomas Cocke. I also give to my said Grand Son 10 shillings to buy him a ring.

I also confirm a gift of a Mulatto boy named Thom which I made to Major Joshua Wynne in his lifetime, upon condition that there be paid (if not already done) two thousand pounds of tobacco to Thomas Harwood by the administrators of the said Wynne it being on that proviso I gave the said boy to the said Wynne.

I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Margaret Jones two Silver Spoons.

I give and bequeath unto Mrs. Mary Randolph and her heirs forever one Mulatto boy named Billy.

I give and bequeath unto my Grand Son Peter Jones the son of my son Abraham Jones dec’d. ten shillings to buy him a ring.

I give and bequeath unto my Grand Son Joshua Wynne two steers.

I give to each of my Grand Sons Robert Wynne, William Wynne and Francis Wynne a Cow to be delivered to them when they arrive to lawful age.

I give and bequeath unto my God Son William the Son of William Randolph one Mulatto boy named James he being the son of my Mulatto woman Sue which Mulatto boy is to be held by my said God son and his heirs forever.

I give and bequeath all of my wearing clothes to be divided among my Grand Daughters by my Executors.

I give and bequeath to my son Peter Jones and his heirs forever all the rest of my estate both real and personal, and I do hereby appoint my said Son, together with William Randolph to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal the day and year above written.

Margaret Cocke.

Signed Sealed Published and declared as her last will and testament in presence of Thomas Buckner, Thomas Morriss, Will Jones.

Proved at a Court held May 4, 1719 on the oaths of William Jones and Thomas Morriss.

Margaret Cocke of County and & Parrish of Henrico, Widow Vol 2, pp 433-436, Dated, 12 August 1718; Prob. 4 May 1719

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Margaret Cocke's Timeline

Bermuda Hundred, Chesterfield, Virginia
Age 13
Prince George, Virginia
Age 15
Age 16
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Age 16
Henrico Co, VA
Age 17
Age 19
Age 19
Age 19
Charles City Co., VA.