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Richard 'the Younger' Cocke

Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Oldman's Creek, Charles City, Virginia
Death: October 3, 1720 (63)
"Bremo", Henrico County , Virginia
Place of Burial: Henrico Co., Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Lt. Col. Richard Cocke, of Bremo and Mary Elizabeth Cocke
Husband of Elizabeth Cocke
Father of Anne Bolling and Richard Cocke, IV
Brother of Elizabeth Cocke; William Cocke of the Low Ground; John Cocke, of Henrico County, VA; Edward Cocke, Sr., and James Cocke
Half brother of Captain Thomas Cocke, of Henrico and Richard "the Elder" Cocke, of Bremo

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About Richard 'the Younger' Cocke

Do not confuse with Richard Cocke, of Bremo

Richard Cocke the Younger; born between 1670 and 1675, was the son of Lt. Col. Richard Cocke and second wife Mary Aston. He married Elizabeth Littlebury and made his home at 'Old Man's Creek', Charles City County, Virginia. He died in 1720 in Henrico County, Virginia.

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"Some people have mistakenly placed Ann Bowler as another wife of THIS Richard Cocke The Younger. Ann did marry a man named Richard Cocke. But he was the son of Richard "The Elder" (Richard "The Younger's half brother.) In other words, Ann Bowler married Richard the Younger's 1/2 nephew. Confusing the matter is that Ann's tombstone states that her husband was "Richard Cocke the Younger." This is in reference to her husband's father being named Richard also. But it is easy to see how it could be confused with Elizabeth's husband."

This Richard Cocke is called "the Younger" because his father had married before and had another son named Richard, who was called Richard Cocke, The Elder. It was not unusual in those days for brothers to have the same Christian name if they had different mothers.

Children of Richard Cocke and Elizabeth:

  • Anne Cocke, m. Hon. Robert Bolling II.
  • Richard Cocke III; b. circa 1670; d. circa 1750.

Links to additional material:

Father: Richard COCKE , Sr. Lt Col. 1602 - 1665

Mother: Mary ASTON


1. William COCKE

2. John COCKE

4. Edward COCKE

3. Richard COCKE, The Younger b: Abt. 1657 in Settled at "Old Man's Creek", Charles City Co d: 1720 in Bremo, Henrico Co, VA (will presented in court Oct 1720 by Ebenezar Adams)


1. possibly a first marriage to Elizabeth Littlebury

Family 1 : Elizabeth ?

  1. +Anne COCKE m. Robert Bolling ll
  2.  Richard COCKE , Jr. 1670-1749

2. Anne BOWLER b: January 23, 1674/75 d: April 24, 1705

Father: Thomas Bowler, Esq

3. Rebecca Bowler sister to Anne.


5. RICHARD COCKE (2) the younger (It was not unusual in those days for brothers to have the same Christian name) settled at "Old Man's Creek", in Charles City county, left him by his father's will. The records of Charles City county (like those of James City) were mostly destroyed by the Federal soldiers in the late war, and we know almost absolutely nothing about this youngest of Richard Cocke (1). There is good reason to conjecture that he may have been the father of Anne Cocke (3) who married Robert Bolling of Charles City in 1706 and became the maternal ancestor of the line of the Petersburg Bollings.

There was a Littleberry Cocke, a justice of Charles City in 1768; an Acrill Cocke, a Bolling Cocke and an R. Cocke Tyler in the same county in 1790-'93. (William Acrill was a member of the Convention of 1736 from Charles City. His grandson, William Acrill of Charles City was in the Convention of 1776.




Found this on rootsweb:

of "Old Man's Creek, Charles City Co.

Annals of Henrico Co., VA, St. John's Parish (1611-1884),p. 189, LDS

  1. 0962838.


of Henrico Co., VA

REF: Adventures of Purse and Person, Annie Jester 1956 p. 81, 102 Annals

of Henrico Co., VA, St. John's Parish (1611-1884),p. 189, LDS #0962838.

Henrico Will Book, Vol.I, p.183

Inventory of Mr. John Cocke appraised 27 Oct. 1699 by court order of 2

Oct. 1699, by Thomas Edwards,... Value L 102/15/00 presented in court by

Obedience, relict and executrix of John Cocke, Recorded 1 Aug. 1700.

Adventurers of Purse and Person 1607-1625, 3rd ed. 1987 revised and

edited by Virginia m. Meyer and John Frederick Dorman, p. 97 says that their

marriage in 1696 is recorded in Henrico Deeds and Wills Bk 1688-1697 page 710 and John's death probated in 1699 in Henrico Order Book 1694-1701 page 237.


!SOURCES: Blankenship, pages 297-317; Combs, pages 1-26; Forsythe;

Walter The Turpin note book in VA Genealogist 31(1987): 5 mentions only

daughter, Martha and son, John as being from this marriage:

LDS FHC microfilm 1035535 item 2 ;

Henrico Co Deeds 1688-1697 page 670 1 Oct 1696 recorded 1 Dec 1696:

John Cocke Jr. son of Richard Cocke has taken to wife Obedience Branch eldest dtr of my son John Branch, late of Kingsland in same Co I (Jane Gower) give to said John Cocke...plantation where my son John dwelt now in Tenure of

Robert Grigg S. Side James River 100 acres bounded by Thomas Branch and

Mr. Abell Gower, orphan; Henrico co VA Wills and Deeds 1697-1704 page 183,

not recorded until 1 Aug 1700 but since it refers to october it could only be the previous Oct of 1699;

APPARENTLY CONFLICTS WITH page 162 Henrico Co Wills, Deeds

etc 1697-1704 page 162 where same John Cocke husband of Obedience

signed a release recorded 1 Jun 1700, but next release was her sister

Priscilla's release dated in 1699 recorded also 1 Jun 1700--so we are forced

to go with the estate inventory order of 2 Oct 1699 saying John Cocke was

already dead;


land from Brassure Cocke to James Powell Cocke.

Stutesman adds that this land is north of the James River;

SURNAME publication:

Cocke Family notes by James C Southall from William and Mary Qtrly

[copy found in Kittitas Co Gen Soc Ellensburg, WA]; pages 93-265 --pages

numbers may be from the reprint book; pages 11, 185, 250, 253, 256, 263,

264 I marked as particularly relevant; 784 to 806 give speculations on

really ancient ancestry; page 264 gives as original ref Wm and Mary Qtrly

XXV, 109-110; on page 256 it gives original refs as Wm and Mary C Qtrly

XXV:63, 108-110, same wm Mary 2nd series 13:151, Va Mag Hist & Biog


Robert C. Hancock "Bob" Jan 1997 Meade Dr Rt 3 box 32 Castlewood VA

24224 a descendant of Edward Moseley of Charlotte Co's brother John by

Benj and Benj Jr. asked about both of Martha Cocke's grandmother's

maiden names and had two ideas I hadn't heard about the Branch one;

Warren Forsythe <>

Richard Cocke lll 1672-1720 VA, Henrico Co.

Father: Richard 'the Elder" Cocke of Oldman's Creek 1639-1706

Mother: Elizabeth Hartwell 1643-?

married: Anne Bowlder 1673-1705 VA, Henrico Co.


Tabitha Cocke 1698-1747 m. Ebenezer Adams

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Richard 'the Younger' Cocke's Timeline

January 23, 1657
Charles City, Virginia
July 22, 1690
Age 33
Charles City, Charles City, Virginia
Age 48
Mount Pleasant, Surry County, Virginia
October 3, 1720
Age 63
Henrico County , Virginia
Henrico Co., Virginia, USA