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

Million Cooke

Male Abt 1732 -


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  • Name Million Cooke 
    Born Abt 1732  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I042333  Tree1
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2021 

    Father John Cooke,   b. Bef 1704, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1733, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 29 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Travers,   b. Abt 1708, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1733, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years) 
    Married Abt 1724  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17988  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      Stafford Co VA Will Book M: 1729-1748; Pg 24
      pp. 81-83 In Name of God Amen I JOHN COOKE of Parish of Overwharton, County of Stafford in Colony of Virginia, Cent. being sick but of sound memory do make this my last Will and Testament. Imprimis I give my immortal Soul
      to Almighty God .. my body 1 commit to the earth ,. Estate after my Just Debts and funeral charges my will is (Vitt.)
      Item I give to my Dear and Loving Wife ELIZABETH COOKE during her natural Life all that plantation whereon I now Dwell on potomack river side being about 462 acres and an half & the other parcel of land adjoining thereto being about 40 acres more or less together with the use, Labour and Ocupation of the following Negroes Vizt: Cock, peg and Chariot & her increase to my wife during her natural life & immediately after her decease my Land aforsd I bequeath to my Dear and Loving Son TRAVERSE COOKE & heirs & for default of such heirs then to my three Daughters ANN, HANNAH & MILLIAN in Copartnership & co heirs of their bodies & for Default of such heirs of one or either of them then to the Survivour or Survivours heirs & for Default of all such heirs then to my Right heir at Law and as to the aforsd negros I Immediately give Chariot & her increase after my Wife's Decease to my Son Traverse Cook and his heirs & Cock I give to my three Daughters or survivors either to be sold or otherwise disposed of for their benefit and co have the value Equally divided betwixt them.
      Item I give the Lease of Land on Cedar run where my quarter now is being 400 acres and all my interest in said land and lease to my Son Traverse Cook & heirs.
      Item I give all that tract of Land on the Bever dam containing 1664 acres to my three Dear and Loving Daughters Ann, Hannah and Million to be equally divided between them and their heirs & for Default of such heirs of either or all of them that part of said Land I give to my Son Traverse Cook and heirs .. & for Default of such heirs then to the Surviving Daughter or Daughters and heirs & Default of such heirs to my right heir at Law.
      Item I give one Negro Slave named Dublin to my Son Traverse Cook and heirs.
      Item I give one negro woman Slave named Sarah to my dear and Loving Daughter Ann Cooke & heirs.
      Item I give one negro woman Slave named Will to my Dear and Loving Daughter Hannah Cooke and heirs.
      Item I give one Negro man Slave named Tomboy to my dear and Loving Daughter Million Ex heirs.
      Item I give all the money due to me in the kingdom of Ireland for the use of my dear Wife and children and to be disposed of in manner following that is to say that it be laid out for Negroes by my ExeEx hereinafter named and then to be Equally divided betwixt my Wife and children Vizt; Traverse Ann Hannah and Millian or Survivour.
      Item I give that parcel of Land lying on the North side of the Bever dam containing 1500 and odd acres of Land to SAMUEL TIMMONS of Stafford County and his heirs he paying 261 pounds of Tobacco due to my ExEx & no otherwise to have the said Land the said Tobacco being Due for Composition and other fees for Lands taken up and which account have Divised to him Tract.
      Item I give all the rest of my per sonal Estate in this County or else where to my Dear and Loving Wife ELIZABETH and my four children to be equally divided betwixt them, My will is that my wife have the yearly profits of their Estates for my childrens Education she Bestowing such and so good education on them as their Estate will bear & she possibly can afford.
      Finally I hereby constitute and appoint my Dear and Loving Wife my Sole and Whole Exex to this my Last Will and Testament and reques• my good friends the Revd. ALEXANDER SCOTT and Mr: RAWLEIGH TRAVERSE to advise and assist her in the performance of her said office. In Witness -- 26th day of December 1732.
      John Cooke
      Presence Wm. Allison, Rawleigh Travers, Nathaniel Smith, Robt: his mark Smith, Mary Row
      A codicil I the within mentioned John Cooke do give to my Dear and Loving Wife a Servant made named ANN VERSPER over and above all the other things Lands and Estate given to her in the manner within Expressed in the within will. In Testimony .. this 27th day December 1732.
      Presence Simon Pearson, Wm. Brent, John Cooke, Rawleigh Travers, Benja. Brent
      At Court held for Stafford County 11th April 1733 The within Last Will & Testament of John Cooke Deced was presented by Elisabeth Cooke .. who made oath .. further proved .. admitted to record & on Motion of ExEx Certificate granted her for obtaining Probate ..

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