Katie Park:Henry of Essex County,VA was the son of Edward Adcock and Elizabeth Smith, who was the daughter of Toby and Phoebe Smith. Elizabeth had a brother, Henry Smith, who lived nearby - all in Southfarnham Parrish which is South of Tappahannock.On more than one land transaction and court transaction, Henry is listed as the son of Edward Adcock. Henry named two sons, John and Toby (John was then likely named after Henry's grandfather, John Adcock of York, VA, and Toby after Henry's maternal grandfather, Toby Smith). I believe (I can't find my loose notes yet!)Edward had at least two daughters, one named Elizabeth and one named Phoebe (named after his wife, Elizabeth, and her mother, Phoebe?).Henry also had a daughter named Elizabeth. I thought that Elizabeth, Henry's daughter, married a Copeland, but I have no proof of that, and since he signed Henry's will, it makes sense that Adcock Hobson was married to Elizabeth-Henry's daughter. Maybe Elizabeth who married the Copeland, was Henry's sister-not his daughter.Henry at his death, did allow a Rebekah Copeland to live on some land of his until her death, and then it was to go to his daughter, Elizabeth.I found a John Adcock Hobson on the internet under surname message boards and he moved from eastern Virginia in the early 1700's.John, Henry's son, married Elianor (last name?) and John's brother Toby, married Mary (last name?)Another John Adcock (Henry's brother?) married Mary Beland, daughter of Joseph Beland.They had one son, named Joseph Adcock.This John lefthis part in his water mill (in 1719) which stood by his dwelling house to be sold and remainder for use by his son, Joseph Adcock, butif "Joseph dye before he comes of age," then "unto my cousin, William Adcock, all my land."This William was the son of Burroughs Adcock.Burroughs and a John Adcock werebrothers.Burroughs' wife was named Frances.In 1730 Joseph and Elizabeth Adcock (she was the daughter of Thomas Bryan) sold land to a Mr. Compton "(land belonging to Joseph Beland, deceased grandfather of Joseph Adcock on his mother's side."In the 1730's Joseph Adcock and William Adcock sold land to Elizabeth Spier, "which land was next to Elizabeth Copeland's land."In 1725 John Adcock was whipped on the courthouse steps of Tappahannock, for feloniously taking a gun away from someone.He was given 25 lashes and one more "well laid one."They were going to take him to Williamsburgh to try him, but decided on a public whipping instead.In 1694 in Essex County, Southfarnham Parrish, Edward Adcock "son of John Adcock of York County," stated he was "too sick" to go to court to complete a deposition.He said his "mind was good, but his body was too weak."This was about a suit he had filed against a man named Parr.We are dealing with at least two, possibly three, Johns here, all in the same area, and all related.In 1677, in the same area, Thomas Adcock married Ann Nichols.Thomas is listed in one land transaction as the brother of Edward Adcock.Was Burroughs the son of John of York then?And, did Thomas have children and did he name one of them "John?" There was also an Elizabeth Spier and an Elizabeth Dobbins who transacted with these Adcock boys.All Adcocks moved out of Essex County by 1743. In the late 1600's Edward Adcock "rambled" all up and down the Rappahannock River and smaller tributaries - he is listed numerous times in court transactions. I apologize for rambling.