Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameWilliam Cooke 1737
Birthca 1687, VA
Deathca 1752, St Martins Psh, Hanover Co VA Age: 65
FatherAbraham Cooke Sr. (ca1660-<1748)
ChildrenClayton (ca1720-ca1770)
Notes for William Cooke
Following is reproduced from the research of Bob Baird:1737

William Cooke ? (c1687 – c1752)  It is worth considering that the William Cooke mentioned as a landowner near Abraham Cooke in 1719 was a son, perhaps the eldest.  The accounts of Partridge & Company (q.v.) contain several several entries for William Cook in 1736-7.  These ledgers show that William Cooke and a John Cooke were brothers, and that William Cooke had a son named Clayton.  As a resident of Hanover County, this William Cooke patented 430 acres in Goochland County on Great Guinea Creek on 24 March 1740.1738   He may already have been there by 1739, when his hands were ordered to work on a road crew.  This land was described as adjacent to James Gleen, whose name appears in William Cooke’s accounts with Partridge & Company.  It was also in the area of Goochland that became Cumberland County in 1748.  He sold his patent in two parts to Nathaniel Henderson and John Brown in 1744,1739 identifying himself as of St. Martin’s Parish in Hanover County when he patented the land.  There is no record of his death, but when Henderson resold the land on 29 November 1752, it was described as where “William Cooke deceased” had lived. 

William Cooke had a son named Clayton Cooke, lending some weight to the idea that his mother was Martha Clayton (Cleaton).  Clayton was in Albemarle County by 1751, and as a resident of Albemarle sold land in 1754 on Great Guinea Creek (adjoining John Brown) which he had inherited from Richard Henderson (by virtue of marrying his daughter Henrietta Henderson).*  William Cooke had bought three boys hats from Partridge in 1736, so he must have had other sons.  Worth considering are: An Abraham Cooke also lived on Great Guinea near Richard Henderson in 1746.  A William Cooke lived adjacent James Henderson (son of Richard) in 1760 and appeared on the tithables list of 1759.  A Charles Cook was mentioned once in court records of Cumberland in 1756.

*NOTE: It is probable that Clayton Cook married not Henrietta, daughter of Richard Henderson, but rather Henrietta Henderson, widow of Richard Henderson. See notes under Richard Henderson http://heathcock.org/genealogy/ps10/ps10_065.html.
Notes for William Cooke
Accounts from the records of the store of Thomas Partridge, Hanover County, VA, that listed “William Cook”, “your brother John Cook”, & “your son Claten”. 1740
Research notes for William Cooke
Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about William Cook

Name: William Cook
Date: 19 Nov 1750
Location: Isle of Wight
Notes: This probate record was extracted from microfilmed copies of the original Will Book.
Remarks: Reuben Cook. Leg.-son John; son Benjamin; son Joel; son Nathan; daughter Ann Whitehead; daughter Hannah; daughter Thamer; wife Hannah; son William. Ex., son Joel Cook.
Description: Son
Book_Date: 5-355
Prove Date: 1 Aug 1751
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