John Cobb
(Abt 1630-Bef 1688)


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1. Debora Dutton

John Cobb 1

  • Born: Abt 1630
  • Marriage (1): Debora Dutton about 1652 in Northampton Co., VA
  • Died: Bef 28 Sep 1688, Northampton Co., VA


From the well-documented "Miles Files" in the Eastern Shore Public Library:
John made a will on 23 June 1688 at Northampton Co, VA. To my son William Cobb 12p. To son Samuel Cobb 200 A. to be laid out at my dwelling house, reserving the use thereof for my wife Mary Cobb for life and her son John Crabtree to live with her if she pleases. To son Joshua Cobb 150 A. where he now lives adjoining the land of Mrs. Jackson. To my son Indgould Cobb 150 A. adjoining the land of Simon Teague, Thomas Maddux and John Core. To Joshua Cobb's two daus. 2 heifers. To Mary Greene the dau. of John Greene one calf. My sons Ingould and Samuel Cobb, and my (three) daus. Alice Greene, Debora Scott, and Mary Gladwin resid. legatees to be eq. div. My son Ingould extr. Witt: (Capt.) Arthur Robins, Edmond (X) Joynes, Giles (GC) Copes, John (H) Henderson - Codicil - 3 July 1688 - If my son Ingould dies without issue, then the 150 A. given him to go to my grandson John Green, Jr. To son Samuel my horse mill, but to grind his mother-in-law's bread during her life, i.e., his mother-in-law Mary Cobb. I acknowledge my sale of 300 A. to Edmond Joynes, land formerly given by Mr. Stephen Charleton to Richard Stevens and by the said Stevens sold to me. (Note: Thomas Johnson claimed that John Cobb had begotten with child his servant Debora Dutton - 1651-1654, p. 139, f. 158.)

John married Debora Dutton about 1652 in Northampton Co., VA. (Debora Dutton was born about 1635 and died before 1680 in Northampton Co., VA.)


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