Samuel and Nicholas Mosher 1693
?I need some help with the identification and family of this Samuel and Nicholas Mosher.The
followingwas taken from Charles City County Virginia Court Orders 1687-1695 With a
Fragment of a Court Order Book for the Year 1680, Benjamin B. Weisiger III, p 69:
“At a Counrt Holden at Westover 5th February 1693...
Probate of will of Samuel Mosher, proved by oaths of Joseph Ingram and John Wilcox, is
granted to Nicholas Mosher, the Executor”
I suspect that this John Wilcox was Captain John Wilcox who was the originator of the Charles
City County, Virginia Wilcox lines.My earliest “provable” ancestor is a Captain John Wilcox
b. abt 1700 d. 1760 of Middlesex County, Va who married Ann Jenings, dau. of Va. Governor
Edmund Jenings and Frances Corbin, who was the son of Sir Edmund Jenings.It is said that my
Captain Wilcox originates from the Charles City County Wilcox’s.Charles City County,
Virginia is a burned county and few records exist today.
The Joseph Ingram mentioned in this abstract is from Middlesex County, Virginia.These two
Mosher’s appear to be from RI.What were they doing in Charles City Co, Virginia?Is there a
will for Samuel Mosher?None exist in Virginia.
According to the Diary of Reverend Robert Rose of Amherst County, Va., the Charles City lines
hail from the Accomack, Virginia - Wilcox lines.This line begins in 1619 with Captain John
Wilcox of Plymouth d. 1627/8 who married Temperance Parker Burgess, daughter of Captain
William Parker, member of the London Company, privateer for England and consort of France
Drake.Temperance returned to England, proved her husbands will and likely raised their son(s)
there.There is no other record of her in Accomack County, Virginia.
Their son, another Captain John Wilcox,first appears in Accomack County, Virginia in 1635.
He married Ann Custis Yeardley (born in the Netherlands) , widow of Argall Yeardley (son of
Sir George Yeardley) and sister of John Custis from Rotterdam, Holland.Ann Custis Yeardley
Wilcox appears to in and out of the county up until the early 1680's, making it very possible that
some of her Wilcox children were also born in England.When Argal Yeardley died, his wife
Ann (born in the Netherlands) and her second husband, Captain John Wilcox, maintained their
relationship with Jacobson (of New Amsterdam) at least long enough to clear the accounts.
Order book 1658, Jan 29 - Oct 28, 3.
I think (but cannot prove) this Captain John Wilcox ran the sloop named the Abigail and was
involved with Roger Williams of RI.All Captain John Wilcox’s (of Virginia) after this were
heavily involved the merchants, Perry and Lane.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.