Audry:First, I need to correct my last post on the Adcock's concerning this.John Adcock of Granville Co. who died in 1780 and who came from Essex Co., VA wife was Eleanor Hill - not Roy.According to an Essex Co. researcher, Leonard Hill I's mother was Eleanor Roy. This is likely who Eleanor Hill Adcock was named for.
I did do the research on John Adcock of York, VA (All early VA towns, villages, counties and many of the creeks have English names).I have posted all this previously. According to ship's logs in England (and these are posted in published books which is where I got my info.) John Adcock was a Navy Lt. and came to the island of LaProvidencia (just off the coast of Belize)on the ship Expectation which made several voyages to this island as well as St. Andres between 1637 and 1640. There were several hundred men on this island. The sister ship was "The Blessing."According to the ship's logs, the settlers petitioned the "GoVernor of VA." for "land on Queen's Creek," "as James City is full and nomore souls allowed."By 1640 John Adcock is on Queen's Creek in VA which flows into the York River just above the settlement of York.He is not listed as arriving on a ship from England - of course, we certainly don't have a complete list of those arriving.In 1641 the Spanish attacked the island of La Providencia and captured it. They put the remaining settlers on a ship and told them to "return to England."John Adcock was already in York.The maps still show York and Queen's Creek.Records also show that Edward Adcock was there transacting in various court records shortly after John, and in the 1670's in Essex Co. Edward is heir to all of John's holdings in York, VA. Betty Adcock Blalock