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About Maurice Cocke of Middlesex, VA
Maurice Cocke, died 1696, Middlesex, Virginia.
- Parents: son of Nicholas Cocke (Abt 1635-1687) & his wife Jane.
- Elizabeth Montague, widow of Peter Minor, as her 2nd husband. She married 3rd James Blaise. She was the daughter of Peter Montague, the immigrant ancestor & his 1st wife.
- Maurice Cock, gentleman, executed his last will, May 15,1696. He tried to distribute his estate eguitably among his niece and nephews. "Whereas the orphans of Rice Jones,viz.John, Rice and Nicholas Jones hath more estate due to them than the orphans of John Smith deceased, my will and desire is they beinge equally alike to me, all of them my sister's children, I give and begueath unto the said orphans of my brother in lawe Mr. John Smyth beinge three boys and one girle, as much of my estate to be paid each of them as will make theirs with what will be due to them out of ye estate left by their father equall with each of the orphans of the said Rice Jones deceased.... " The given name, Maurice, remained an honored one in the Smith family for generations. Maurice Cock's widow, Elizabeth, applied for her dower from the Cock estate, January 3, 1698; in March she was awarded the 300 acre Cock homeplace off the bay and the other divises and bequests made by their uncle in his last will were confirmed to the Jones and Smith children.
- Source: Smith of Abram's Plains, Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith (1988).