Well, I have been talking about my research on the origins of Richard Cocke for over a year.My article is finally published in the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, August 2007 issue, Vol. 45, No. 3.This just came out last Friday.I know, an August issue in October seems a bit late.The publishers and printing simply ran late.You may be able to find a copy at your local library.(Seattle Public Library has it.)
The article examines baptism records, burial resords, last will and testaments, and more.It then examines the fact that there were 5 Cockes named Richard and shows which is our Richard who came to Virginia.The article shows that previous research contains serious errors and shows where they went wrong.(Previous reports said that Richard Cocke was born in 1602, the son of John and Elizabeth Cocke of Walfurlong.However, this Richard was also burried in England on December 6, 1632.)
There is even better news.I have also posted several items on my genealogy home page.I have posted the story of Richard Cocke's life starting in Pickthorn, England with Richard's grand parents.I also posted a report of the Cocke family genealogy showing more than 50 newly uncovered family members in England: sister, father, grandparents, uncles, aunt, cousins.