Yes, I'm still here, but it's only been a few months since I posted.The first part of what Tim has posted is what I have searched. I, of course, cannot positively prove that the John who came over on the ship "Expectation" as Lt. in charge on this one of two ships in 1637 or 1638 is our John. What I consider enough proof is that he and about 100 people (most or all men)from England were on the island of La Providencia and neighboring St. Andrea (owned for many years now by Columbia)from that time to about 1641 when the Spanish captured the island. The Spanish were already attacking Barbados. From 1637 to 1638, the inhabitants of these two islands "petitioned the Governor of Virginia" for land "if a colony is settled there." One of the latter petitions is recorded in the ships' company logs as "petitioned the Governor of Virginia for land on Queen's Creek as James City (Jamestown) is full and no more souls allowed."In 1640 John Adcock is on Queen's Creek in VA which empties into the York River very close to York, VA.He is there for several years, and in two or three years Edward Adcock is listed several times, and once in York a Thomas Adcock is listed. There is no record of them coming on a ship from England. Since many of the names of those settlers on the islands in the ship records are later listed on the "eastern shore," and John Adcock was a Navy ship Lt. and they petitioned the Gov. of VA for land on Queen's Creek and this too is recorded in England I do believe John is the same.
Then Edward has numerous recordings in Essex Co. (old Rappahannock)VA on the Rappahannock River and is heir to John Adcock of York as recorded in Essex records. In Essex Co. on the Rappahannock River just south of the city of Tappahannock, and near Bowler's Wharf, the Adcocks have numerous records. Edward receives permission several times to cross the rivers there - so he,too, could navigate. Two of Edward's children are John and Henry and in one record Power is listed as a son which could be a nickname. There is also a Thomas listed in Essex by the 1670's Edward was married to Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Henry Tobias and Phoebe Smith. Phoebe was a Faultenroy. In the late 1600's there is a Burroughs Adcock and he and his brother John Adcock owned a mill together just south of Bowler's Wharf. Burroughs left it to his son William in his will and if he didn't "have issue" then it was to go to Joseph Adcock, son of John. John was married to Mary Beland daughter of Joseph Beland, hence the first son named Joseph Adcock. He named no other children in his will of 1719. "My part in water mill that stands just by my dwelling house is to be sold and remainder for use by my son Joseph. If my son Joseph dye before he comes of age then unto my cousin William Adcock." Nephews were frequently called cousins and Burroughs had already identified John as his brother. Joseph was not 21 by 1719, but was already married and selling land by 1730, land he inherited from "his grandfather Joseph Beland on his mother's side." Joseph married Elizabeth Bryan and was married by 1723 possibly earlier. He was the last Adcock to leave Essex Co. in the 1740's.Thomas Adcock's wife was Ann Nichols.
A word of caution to all researchers in Essex Co. There is a book published naming all those known to be married by 1677 with material gathered from deeds. This does not mean that half the population of Essex Co. married in 1677 - it means that those listed are known to be married by 1677 because of deeds reviewed by that year.
Henry Adcock died in Essex and his sons John and Toby Adcock are then named in many records - we do not have the name of Henry's first wife - I have some clues on that but I shall not list them. His last wife was Susannah. Henry also had a daughter Phoebe who married a Hobson, moved away, and then she moved back to Essex and had a son named Adcock Hobson in the early 1700's.John and his wife, Eleanor, daughter of Leonard Hill I whose mother was Eleanor Roy, and Toby and his wife came to N.C. along with William who was still single, and since they stayed here (and descendants are still here) except for those whomigrated out, I shall leave them and return to Joseph.
Joseph, son of John and Mary Beland Adcock, and grandson of Joseph Beland, was the last to leave Essex. The last transaction there was sometime around 1743. Joseph was married to Elizabeth Bryan. There is no record that Joseph remarried. I believe the Elizabeth paying taxes in the late 1700's in what was Buckingham Co., VA is that same Elizabeth. Joseph would have been of age to quit paying taxes by 1765.He obviously had many children. He owned over 400 acres of land when he first bought land in Albemarle Co., VA.The individual who did the research in the 1960's for the Adcock Kinfolks books also believed this Joseph was the ancestor of all the Buckingham VA group. Unfortunately, most of the records burned, but the tax records are there.The problem many researchers have had is they try to make that first Joseph live too long and have too many wives.Though, several wives was not unusual, and marrying widows was also not unusual.
Joseph Adcock - the one listed by many researchers as being born around 1724 or 1725 would have been the SON of the first Joseph and he is the one the researcher for the Adcock Kinfolks book indicated was the ancestor of the Buckingham group. By 1782, there is Anderson, John and his son Carter, Joseph - no tax, George, John Jr., William, Elizabeth (unusual for a female), Edmund.By 1785, tax in Buckingham: John, Anderson, Joseph exempt, George, William, John Jr., Joel, Edmund.By 1802 Anderson, George, ditto, John, John, John, Edmond, Joseph, Henry. By 1805 Anderson, George, george, John, John, wife of John (one of the John's deceased), Edmond, Joseph, Henry, Henry. By 1812, Anderson, George, George, John, Henry, Molley, Edmund, Joseph, Henry, Henry, William, Carter, William Jr., Joseph.
The researcher for the books stated that by tax records he could identify Anderson with a son named Joseph, George with a son named Joseph, John Sr. with a son named Joseph, Joseph Sr. with a son named Joseph. He stated that by 1800, there would have been 31 Adcock families in Buckingham.
In NC John Adcock and Eleanor had sons:Leonard, Bolling, John, Edward and Robert. Toby had Edmund, Henry and James (possibly more - 3 Adcocks from Granville Co. died in the Rev. War and had no issue). Three of Granville Co. NC John son of John children moved to TN:John, Barnett and Andrew. Two of Edward's sons Jonathan and Stephen and a grandson Jesse moved to TN.One of Leonard's son Leonard moved to another county in NC and then to SC and then to TN and one Linson(his name was actually Simson) moved to GA by 1830. Most of Bolling's children remained in Granville Co.
Betty Adcock Blalock