Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

William Cooke

Male Bef 1683 - 1729  (> 46 years)

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  • Name William Cooke 
    Born Bef 1683 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Sep 1729  Prince George's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I024024  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 

    Father Charles County MD Cooke 
    Family ID F43720  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Dove,   b. 1682,   d. 27 Aug 1763, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married Bef 2 Dec 1710  Prince George's County, Marylan Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Elizabeth Cooke,   b. Abt 1706,   d. 11 Feb 1781, Prince George's County, Maryland - Will Written Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     2. Alice Cooke,   b. Abt 1721, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Robert Dove Cooke,   b. Bef 1718, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1767, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 49 years)
     4. Anne Cooke,   b. Bef 1724,   d. Aft 1763, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years)
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 
    Family ID F06312  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      William Cook 15.266 PG 232.8.1 Sep 4 1729 Nov 25 1729
      Appraisers: George Naylor (also George Nailor), Nathaniel Magruder (also Nathan Magruder).
      Creditors & Next of kin: John Johnson, Mary Johnson.
      Administratrix/Executrix: Mary Cook.
      William Cooke 10.590 A PG 232.8.1 188.17.10 Jan 6 1730
      Received from: Carter Clark.
      Payments to: John Johnson (legatee of John Johnson (dead)), Bernard Johnson Rawlings who married Mary Johnson (legatee of John Johnson (dead)), William Brogden, Capt. Joseph Wilkinson (administrator of Robert Wheller), William Welsh paid to Henry Boteler, James Scot, William Hagan, Thomas Bramhall, Bryan Reily, Edward Henry Calvert, Esq., Charles Calvert, Esq., William Jones, Martha Yoakley.
      Mentions: 1 son (unnamed), 3 daughters (unnamed).
      Administratrix: Mary Cooke.
      William Cook 13.266 A PG 54.11.3 Jun 24 1735
      Received from: Mr. Robert Cruickshank (merchant in London), John Davison.
      Payments to; Mr. Thomas Claggett (administrator of Capt. Thomas Fogg), Peregrine Mackaneas, Charles Calvert, Esq., John Lawson.
      Heirs: Elisabeth Cook, Robert Dove Cook, Anne Cook, Alice Cook.
      Administratrix: Mary Rieley (also Mary Riley, relict),
      Ignatius Creycroft 32A.75 A PG 1199.6.8 785.15.7 Dec 2 1710
      Received from: Mr. Charles Diggs, Robert Prye, George Villiars, Thomas Coleman, John Betts, James Bowles, Hugh Williams, Elisha Hall for Robert Roberts, William Herbert, Mr. Arden Carleton (merchant in London), MM Keyser & Wharton (merchants in London).
      Payments to: William Cook (administrator of John Johnson), Henry Rousen, Phillip Wallory, Mary Mitchell, Thomas Emms for self & James Stodert, Jeremiah Long, Edward Benson, Arnold Liverse, John Hill, Robert Bradley, Esq., Dr. Frederick Claudius, Dr. Mordecai Moore, Paul Carrington, Mr. William Wilkinson, Samuel Groome (merchant in London), Mr. John Tasker, Mr. Charles Carroll for Lord Baltimore, Mr. Robert Skinner, Rowland Hall, Samuel King, Roger Wheeler, Richard Edlin (administrator of John Smith), Mr. James Heath, Henry Fernly, William Herbert, Dr. George Burch, Henry Butler, Bowling Speak, Elisabeth Williams, James Haddock (administrator of William Barton), Maj. Josiah Wilson, William Bladen, Esq., Madam Contee, Edward Willet, Henry Rousen, George Villiers, Francis Durham, Rowland Hall, John Hill, Arnold Livers, John Rousby, Esq., John Warren, Mr. Charles Carroll to Mr. Arden Carleton, Cornelius Kelly, Richard Edlen, Thomas Coleman, Mary Vaudry for teaching Elisabeth Creycroft, Maj. Wilson, Mr. William Wilkinson, Roger Whaller, Mary Tattershall, George Harris, Thomas Cooke, Mr. Gerrard Slye, Bartholomew Whitehouse, Hannah Herbert.
      Legatees: Mr. William Hunter, Mr. Robert Brooks, Mr. George Thorold. Mentions: wife (unnamed) of the accountant.
      Administrator: Mr. Luke Gardner.
      John Johnson 33A.39 A PG 211.14.5 73.8.9 Oct 20 1711
      A second inventory was cited in the amount of 12.0.0.
      Received from: Keyser & Wharton, Mr. Arden Carleton, John George, John Josling, Charles Drury.
      Payments to: Mr. Arden Carleton, Mr. William Wilkinson for Mr. Edward Carleton & Co., Mr. Luke Gardner, Mr. Samuel Smith, Dr. Fredrick Claudius, Maj. Wilson for W. Bladen, Esq., Maj. Wilson, Edward Willet, Capt. Keyser & Wharton, Benjamin Berry.
      Administrator; William Cook.
      Thomas Cooke 34.150 I CH 138.17.11 Feb 19 1712
      Appraisers: James Thompson, William Cooke.
      Creditors: none.
      Next of kin: none.
      Mentions: widow (unnamed).
      List of debts: Thomas Butler, James Thompson, Richard Stevens, John Brian, William Hogden, Thomas Lawson, Madam Ann White, Robert Sinkler, John Hagerty, Richard Instep, Gabriel Burnham, Brutus Rusell, John Canter.
      John Boulling 338.133 A CH 172.13.1 #14142 Sep 19 1712
      The amount of the inventory is equivalent to #41437.
      Payments to: John Sanders, Thomas Hager, Sr., Capt. Thomas Crabb, Thomas Jameson, Michael Morris, Thomas Varnall, William Diggs, William Cook, John Wathen, John Parnham, Joseph Piles, John Dent, paid his wife Mary, Bernard Hugenaz, Samuel Smith, Thomas Cook, Thomas Ingerham, Capt. John Bradford, John Scott, Lennard Brooks, Markham Macferson, John Yates, John Smith.
      List of debts: Mr. Joseph Piles, Ignatius Lucket, Waiver Burch, John Hager, Jr., Thomas Luckett, Joseph Gardiner, John Wathen, Daniel Turner.
      Executrix: Mary Boullin.
      John Greene 34.55 A SM 24.5.6 34.12.2 May 31 1712
      Payments to: Ralph Foot, Thomas Mudd, Mr. Cheseldyne, Edward Hilliard, John Parry, Franciss Hopewell, William Cooke, Thomas Hunt, Peter Cartwright, Mr. Henry Jenings, Thomas Barber.
      Administratrix: Jane Innis, wife of William Innis.
      John Lyon 39C.132 A CH E39.19.6 35.12.7 Mar 11 1717
      Received from: John Davis, Charles Askcomb, Thomas Trueman Greenfeild. Payments to: William Cooke, Isaac Coale (executor of Joshua Cecill), William Armstrong, William Jones, Barton Smoot, H. P. Jowles, Mr. Samuel Hanson, Mr. Major, Mr. Phil. Lee.
      Administratrix: Mary Lyon.
      Phillip Briscoe 7.216 A CH 459.15.0 181.12.7 Dec 3 1725
      Received from: John Bucknam, Ralph Bayley, William Kingsland, William Ward, sr., Samuel Love, George Witter, Anne Short, Robert Parker, John Chunn, Jr., George Dement, Sr., Richard Burroughs, Jacob Morriss, Robert Luddall, Robert Lovell, John Edwards, Thomas Birch, John Burroughs, James Swann, John Magrah, Hans Dollar, John Dyson, Margarett Maddox, Gillham Wood, Edward Davis, Jr., James Keech, Thomas Dyson, Mary Gardiner, John Rye, William Theobalds, Samuel Turner, John Scott, Sr., James Watersforrest, John Poslon, John Clarke, John Davie, John Graves, William Huntington, Jos. Allen, Jr., Thomas Hunt, Daniel Morphey, Mary Lattimar, Samuel Chunn, John Fairfax, Robert Clare, Thomas Beech, Francis Clarke, Thomas Alpin, Samuel Johnson, Patrick Fanell, Thomas Gosling, Samuel Mahoney, Joseph Douglass, Jos. Pile, William Cooke, Francis Wheatly, John Birch, William Harris, Daniel Short, Sarah Carter, John Tippett, Benjamin Douglass, Thomas Allstone, Samuel Maddox, Sr., John Sympson, John Williams, Sarah Douglas, Michael Branson, John Chunn, Sr., John Parry, Benjamin Reeder, Timothy Dunaway, Charles Smith, Robert Cull, George Scroggen, William Cage, John Noe, Sr., Benjamin Shoks, John Cartwright, Charles Phillpott, John Rayfield, Nicholas Farrell, Justiniah Birch, Mary Haley, William Throne, Gilbert Lewis, Oliver Birch, John Attaway, Charles Yates, Edward Loyd, Percival Pearson, Matt. Barnes, Maddox, John Johnson,
      Barton Smoot, Thomas Douglas, Robert Yates.
      Legatees: Susannah Briscoe (wife), Susannah Compton, Anne Wood, Mr. Charles Ashcomb, William Howard.
      Executor: John Briscoe.
      Bryan Reiley 16.348 A PG 43.8.1 Aug 22 1738
      A second inventory is cited in the amount of 8.10.0.
      Payments to: Owen Ellis, Bigger Head, Daniel Dulany, Esq., estate of William Cook per Mr. Alexander Contee, widow (unnamed, 1/3).
      Executrix: Mary Reiley.
      Bryan Reily 14.467 A PG 61.4.2 Oct 7 1737
      (also Bryant Reily). A second inventory is cited in the amount of 7.18.0.
      Payments to: John Boon, John Johnson, John Bowie, Thomas Clagget on account of his becoming a security for the deceased to Elisabeth Hepburn, Richard Marsham Warring, Bernard Johnson Rawlings, Richard Adams, Patrick Sim, Samuel Magruder for William Hunt, Philip Hall, Daniel Dulany, Esq., Daniel Dulany, Esq. & Mr. Alexander Countee per Thomas Clagget, executrix (1/3), representatives (unnamed) of William Cook (accountant was executrix).
      Executrix: Mrs. Mary Reily.
      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 137
      Enrolled at request of William Cooke 1 Mar 1726:
      Indenture, 28 Feb 1726; Between James Mullikin, planter, and William Cooke, planter; for 30; a parcel being part of a tract called Woodjoy lying on the west side of the Patuxent River formerly in Calvert Co.; sold by John Mirth and Grisell Mirth to Michael Farmer; Farmer sold to Arthur Ludford; Ludford sold to James Williams; by James Williams the son of the aforesaid James Williams wife to Richard Hartup; then to William Cooke; containing 100 acres according to meets and bounds on record in Calvert Co.; /s/ James Mullikin; wit. Ralph Crabb, John Adams; 28 Feb 1726/7 James Mullikin and his wife Charity ack. deed
      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 222
      Enrolled at request of William Cooke 18 Jul 1727:
      John Demall, age ca 70, made oath that Arthur Ludford sold 100 acres of 500 acres called Wood's Joy adjoining land of Henry Pope; formerly in Calvert County, to James William and his son James; James dying without bequest the 100 acres went to Richard Hartrup, s/o Richard Hartrup by his wife Elizabeth, who was sister to James Mullikin, dec'd, father of James Mullikin; James Mullikin, dec'd, and Elizabeth were the children of James Mullikin by his wife Mary; 24 Mar 1726
      Prince George's Land Records 1730-1733 - Liber Q, Page 94
      Enrolled at request of John Johnson 2 Sep 1730:
      From Mary Cook, widow and relict of William Cook, for love and affection to son John Johnson; a tract called Pennys Choyce formerly surveyed for Henry Thickpenny and assigned to my father Robert Dove; laid out for 200 acres; 21 Aug 1730 /s/ Mary Cook (mark); wit. John Adams, Philip Lee, Jr.; ack. 21 Aug 1730 by Mary Cook
      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1769-1772; Liber AA 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 503. At the request of William Cooke the following Land Commission was recorded March 25, 1772
      Prince George's County Court, Maryland Frederick Absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Province of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltimore and so forth; to Messrs Thomas Morton, John Cox, Thomas Trueman and Levin Covington of PGCo Gentleman, whereas William Cooke, is seized of a tract called "Pennys Choice" and preferred his petition in writing to our county court held at Upper Marlborough Town on the 4th Tuesday in November in the 21th year of our Dominion and so forth for commission to examine evidence to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the said tract of land. Therefore, we command you any three or two of you to examine all witnesses or persons concerned touching their knowledge of the bounds of the said tract. Witness John Cooke, Gentleman, November 29, 1771 issued December 21, 1771, Thomas Sim Lee, Clk
      By virtue of a commission to examine evidences to prove the bounds of "Pennys Choice" we intend to meet on Monday, March 9th next. Given our hands and seals, Thomas Morton, Thomas Trueman, Levin Covington
      Alexander Rawlings age 38 years or thereabouts deposeth that he came with his father Paul Rawlings about 13 or 14 years ago who showed him the place where a bound tree of William Cooke's land did formerly stand and said his father told him that his grandfather and William Cooke showed him this place on the west side of a hill about hundred yards from the head of a small branch that falls into the main north branch of Swanson's Creek and 5 or 7 strides from the hickory and further saith not.
      John Leach aged 32 years or thereabouts deposeth that John Rawlings showed him a chestnut stump about 4 years ago and told him it was a division between Robert Cooke, James Thomas and Paul Rawlings and further saith not. The aforesaid chestnut stump standing on the west side of a hill about 90 yards from the head of a small branch that leads into the main north branch of Swanson's Creek
      Richard Perrie aged 44 years or thereabouts deposeth that James Thomas about 8 years ago told him that he must not cut timber on the east side of a chestnut stump and if he did he would be cutting on Robert Cooke's land.

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