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Hon. Mordecai Cooke II

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Hon. Mordecai Cooke II

Birth
Gloucester County, Virginia, USA
Death 1718 (aged 68–69)
Gloucester County, Virginia, USA
Burial Gloucester, Gloucester County, Virginia, USA
Plot NONE
Memorial ID 106043288 View Source
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Han Mordecai Cooke II was born in 1649 in Mordecais Mount, Gloucester, Virginia, United States. He was the son of Mordecai Cooke (1623-1667) and Sussanah Peasley Thrasher Cooke (1628-1660).

Hans Mordecai Cooke married Frances Ironmonger (1649-1695) in Gloucester, Gloucester, Virginia, United States in 1670. Frances was the daughter of William Ironmonger (1629-1695) and Elizabeth Jones Cooke (1618-1675).

Hans Mordecai and Frances Ironmonger Cooke were the parents of the following known children: Giles Cooke, Susannah Cooke, Mordecai Cooke, John Cooke, Mary Cooke, Elizabeth Cooke and Frances Cooke.

Mordecai Cooke served as a member in the house of Burgesses from 1696-1714. Recorded in the book, "Records of Colonial Gloucester County, Virginia" - page 120. His son, Mordecai Cooke Jr. was justice of the peace in Gloucester County, VA in 1749 from the book "Records of Colonial Gloucester County, Virginia" page 137. There's a lot of information about Mordecai Cooke in the book, "Descendants of Mordecai Cooke of Mordecai's Mount Gloucester Co. VA." and the book, "Descendants of Mordecai Cooke,: Of "Mordecai's Mount", Gloucester Co., Va., 1650, and Thomas Booth, of Ware Neck, Gloucester Co., Va., 1685".

In 1680 he received a grant of 1,600 acres for the transportation of 20 persons; at this time Sir Henry Chicheley was Governor; April 24, 1703, he patented 1,200 acres in Gloucester County, late belonging to Alexander Murray, deceased and escheated to her Majesty, Francis Nicholson, Governor; in 1713 Thomas Cooke patented 300 acres on the Island of New Point Comfort escheated lands; in 1714, 156 acres on Cappahosick Creek. Sources: Title: Virginia Colonial Abstracts - King & Queen Co., (Essex Co. Extracts) published in Mar 1987 in the Holbert Herald, Vol. 5, No. 1 ------------------------------------

BET 1702 AND 1717, Justice of the Peace, Glouchester County, Virginia. He resided in "Mordecai Mount', Gloucester Co., VA. He was Sheriff in Gloucester County, Virginia. He was Burgess between 1696 and 1702 in VA. He was Justice between 1702 and 1717 in Gloucester County, Virginia. Sources: Title: World Family Tree Text: Vol. 12, Ed. 1, Tree #1181 - Notes from Ancestry.com.

Ware Episcopal Church is located one and one half miles east of Gloucester Court House, Virginia, on Route 14. The cemetery lies on the south and west sides of the colonial church building, built around the beginning of the eighteenth century. Ware Parish itself was established soon after the formation of Gloucester County in 1651. In the 1680's, Mordecai Cooke provided land for a new church and cemetery at the present location; construction of the new church began sometime after 1690. The wall around the Church and inner graveyard is said to be the oldest Church wall in America.


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  • Added: 2 Mar 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 106043288
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/106043288/mordecai-cooke : accessed ), memorial page for Hon. Mordecai Cooke II (1649–1718), Find a Grave Memorial ID 106043288, citing Ware Episcopal Church Cemetery, Gloucester, Gloucester County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Stella (contributor 47848948) .