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Ambrose Cobb (b. Abt. 1662, d. June 12, 1718)Ambrose Cobb (son of Robert Cobb and Elizabeth Thorpe) was born Abt. 1662 in Bruton Parish, York County, Virginia, and died June 12, 1718 in Bruton Parish, York County, Virginia.He married Francis Elizabeth Pinkett, daughter of Thomas Pinkett.
Notes for Ambrose Cobb:
Mr. Ambrose Cobbs, brother to Mr. Edmund Cobbs, petitioning this Court for two thirds of all the land his brother dyed possest of which is now in the possession of his relict Mrs. Frances Cobbs, itt is ordered that Mr. Samll; Timson and Mrs. Henry Tyler meet upon the land on 5 October next and lay out the land into three equall parts for the more planer discovery and certainty of the widow's thirds. (York County, Virginia Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc. No. 9. 1691-1694, Part Two, Page 253.
Ambrose Cobbs became a church warden of Bruton Parish, at Williamsburg, and his name can be found today on a plaque commemorating the early history of that parish, on the wall of Bruton Parish Church, Colonial Williamsburg.
On 18 Mar 1716, Ambrose Cobbs, John Marat (Jean Marot) and John Hubbard were given bond for a license to keep an "ordinary in a dwelling house in Williamsburg, York County, Virginia, to supply lodging and diet for travelers and stabelage."At the time of his death in 1687, Ambrose owned lots #43-44 in Williamsburg.On 10 Dec 1725, Ambrose's son, Robert, sold these lots to a merchant, John Blair.
A curious feature about Ambrose's will, which was proved on 16 Jun 1718, in York County, Virginia, is that although he had at least two daughters, Elizabeth and Frances, he specifically named only his sons as heirs of his estate.Further, the list of persons who witnessed his signature to his Will included the names of Matthew Pierce (stepson) and a Joseph Frith and Ann Frith.The identity of the couple remains a mystery. It was customary in that day for either family members of prominent and respected citizens of the community to affix their signature to a legal document.It is speculation that Ann Frith may have been an additional daughter of Ambrose, who married Joseph Frith.It is a fact that the estate of one Joseph Frith of York County, Virginia, was legally inventoried in 1712.
All children, except Thomas eventually moved away from York County. Thomas did inherit land on Queen's Creek, in that part of Henrico County that later became Chesterfield County, from his father.Thomas passed this land on to his sons.
Children of Ambrose Cobbs and Frances Elizabeth Pinkett are:
Thomas Cobb, born 1689, Virginia, died 1750, York County, Virginia.
Frances Cobb, born 1691, Virginia.
John Cobb, born 1691, Goochland, Virginia, died before 1695, Virginia.
Robert Cobb, born 1693, Virginia, died before 1700, Virginia.
John Cobb, born 1695, Virginia.
Edmund Cobb, born 1697, Virginia, dide 1759, York County, Virginia.
Ambrose Cobb, born 1699, Virginia.
Robert Cobb, born abt 1700, Virginia.
Elizabeth Cobb, born 1701, Virginia.
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Record Change: February 20, 2004
Children of Ambrose Cobb and Francis Elizabeth Pinkett are:
- +Robert Cobb, b. 1693, Bruton Parish, York County, Virginia, d. Bef. January 19, 1769, Hunting Creek, Halifax County, Virginia.