Genealogies of Virginia Families,
From The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography,
Volume II (1981), by Robert Barnes,
William Cox of Henrico patented 150 acres there on Nov 29 163 for the
of three person. "about 2 1/2 miles above the Harroe Attock's W by N upon maine
upon the great swamp, E unto the
woods, S towards Harroe Attock's"
(C P 52) this patent was re-issued Oct 29, 1637 for another 150 acres (C P 74).
Note: The name of the river Harrahadocks can be found spelled Harrahtocks,
Harrow Attocks which actually was
the James River commonly called or known by the name of Harrahadockes
William Cox and wife Elizabeth were headrights of Mathew Edloe, Jr July 12 1637.
(C P 59) Matthew's
mother Alice Edloe, widow on June 1
1637 patented 350 acres in Henrico in the vicinity of William Cox.
the patent was " between Harrow
Attock's and the falls on the same side of the river that Harrow Attock's
lyeth some 2 1/2 miles from thence
to the great swamp" (C P 40-59) She also patented 100 acres next to
William Coxe, July 14 1637 ( C P 61)
William Cox was deceased by before Dec 14 1656 for on that date Peter Lee
patented 126 acres in Henrico
known by the name "Waricke" begining
at a small run and a place called "London Bridge" which divided it
from land belonging to the Orphans
of William Cox, S E upon main river, N E on Isaac Hutchings."
Of the Orphans of William Cox, only one is known and that is John Cox who on
March 29 1665 patented 550
acres in Henrico "on N side of the
river known as "Harrattocks" next to land of Capt. Edloe, granted to
Arthur Bayly who sold came to Wm.
Johnson who assigned it to said John Cox who assigned same to Buton (C P 547)
William Elam in his will dated Feb 18 1688 gave 1 shilling to his "son-in-law"
John Cox Sr " and the
rest of his estate to his cousin
(nephew) Martin Elam. It seems that William Elam married John Cox's
mother "son-in-law" in those days
Another look at William Cox :
Historical Southern Families, Vol. XI, Cox and Hutchens of Virginia and North
Carolina, Page 109
William Cox b 1598 d before 1656 Came to America in the "Goodspeed" , 1610 and
is believed to be the
immigrant ancestor of Virginia.
Descendants of this family concur in this statement. Mrs Ella Foy o'
Gorman, Washington DC, a descendant
of Richard Cox through his son Henry, after years of patient
investigation, agrees. So also does
Judge Edwin P Cox of Richmond Co VA a student of the family records,
who descends through George Cox, son
of John Cox.
William Cox was granted 100 acres in Elizabeth City Co on Sept 20 1628. He had
a grant of 150 acres in
Henrico Co on the James River Nov 29
1636, two and half miles above Harroe Addocks, with wife Elizabeth.
On Sept 1 1642 he bought 250 acres
in partnership with Isaac Hutchins, at the mouth of Falling Creek along
the James River. ON Aug 5 1665
Thomas Cox son and Heir of William Cox sold half of this 250 acres. Harroe
Addocks or Arrohateck, was five or
six miles above Dutch Gap. William Cox was the father of John Cox who
was the father of Richard Cox.