1631 - 2 Jul 1702

  • BIRTH: 1631, Orby, Lincolnshire, England
  • BAPTISM: 4 Mar 1631, Croft, Lincolnshire, England
  • DEATH: 2 Jul 1702, Tiverton, Newport, RI
Father: Edward WILCOX
Mother: Susanna THOMSON

Family 1 : Unknown
  • MARRIAGE: ABT 1654, Portsmouth, Newport, RI
  1. +Daniel WILCOX
  2.  Samuel WILCOX
Family 2 : Elizabeth COOKE
  • MARRIAGE: 28 Nov 1661, Portsmouth, Newport, RI
  1.  Mary WILCOX
  2.  Sarah WILCOX
  3.  Stephen WILCOX
  4.  John WILCOX
  5.  Edward WILCOX
  6.  Susannah WILCOX
  7.  Thomas WILCOX
  8.  Lydia WILCOX
  9.  Judith WILCOX

                    _Daniel WILCOX _|
                   |                |__
 _Edward WILCOX ___|
|                  |                 __
|                  |_Esabell _______|
|                                   |__
|--Daniel WILCOX 
|                                    __
|                   ________________|
|                  |                |__
|_Susanna THOMSON _|
                   |                 __

[3668] Tiverton was incorporated by the Province of Massachusetts in 1694.
It was then incorporated in Rhode Island on January 27, 1746 and annexed
to Newport County three weeks later. Similarly, Little Compton was
founded in Massachusetts in 1682, but was annexed to Rhode Island in 1746/47.

"Vital Record of Rhode, Island, 1636-1850"
New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002
Originally "Vital Records of Rhode Island 1636-1850"
James N. Arnold
Narragansett Historical Pub. Co., Providence, RI., 1891
"WILCOX Daniel, died July 2, 1707. Vol 1, p 176, Tiverton"
"WILCOX Elizabeth, wife of Daniel, died Dec. 6, 1715. Vol 1, p 176, Tiverton"
The date 1707 above must be a typo of 1702.

"Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records, 1687-1745"
H.L. Peter Rounds
As found in "Massachusetts Town, Probate and Vital Records, 1600s-1900s"
Broderbund Software CD-ROM, 1999
"Will of DANIEL WILCOCK of Tiv., dtd. 9 June 1702, prob. 25 Aug. 1702.
Wife Elizebeth. Sons: Daniel (eldest), Stephen, John, Edward, Thomas &
Samuel (dcd.) Wilcock. Daus: Mary wife of John Earle, Lydia, Sarah wife
of Edward Briggs, Susannah Wilcock (mentions "her grandfather John
Cook"). Friends Thomas Cornhil of Newport, Joseph Walker of Tiv. & John
Coggeshall of Portsmouth, Overseers. Witns: William Manchester, Edward
Briggs & Zachariah Allen [2:59/60/1]."

"Edward Wilcox of Lincolnshire and Rhode Island"
Jane Fletcher Fisk
NEHGR v147 p188 (Apr 1993)
Died at Tiverton, Bristol, MA, which became part of RI in 1747.
Note that the date of death in this article is 1720, which must be a typo of 1702.

"The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island"
John Osborne Austin
Joel Munsell's Sons, Albany, NY: 1887 pp. 422-424

"Richard Warren of the Mayflower"
Mrs. Washington A. Roebling (Emily Warren Roebling)
Boston: Press of D. Clapp & Son, 1901, 42 pgs.
(also NEHGR v55 p74; Jan 1901)
"He made his will 09 June 1702, proved 25 Aug of the same year."

"A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England"
James Savage
Pub. Boston, 1860-1862; (John Cooke, v1, p445)
"his d. Sarah m. 20 Nov. 1652, Arthur Hathaway; and
Elizabeth m. 28 Nov. 1661, Daniel Wilcox."

"New England Marriages Prior To 1700"
Clarence A. Torrey,
(as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001)
"WILCOX, Daniel (-1702) & 1/wf _____ _____ (bef 1 Aug 1661);
by 1657?; Portsmouth, RI"
"WILCOX, Daniel (-1702) & 2/wf Elizabeth COOKE (-1715, Tiverton, RI);
28 Nov 1661; Plymouth"

"American Marriage Records Before 1699"
Clemens, William Montgomery
Pompton Lakes, NJ: Biblio Co., 1926.
"Daniel WILCOX & Elizabeth Cook, 28 November 1661, Portsmouth, R.I."

There's an amusing genealogical argument over which wife is the mother of Daniel.
This is important because Sir Winston Churchill descends from his line, and if the true
mother is Elizabeth Cooke, then Sir Winston is a "Mayflower" descendant. Most
authorities, notably Ralph Wood of the "Mayflower" Society, agree that Daniel's
mother is the unkown first wife. See:

"The Mayflower Ancestry of the Descendants of Daniel Wilcox"
G. Andrews Moriarty
NEHGR v87, p73 (Jan 1933)

The Churchill Centre
"Mayflower Ancestry: For and Against"
"No genealogies have been more carefully prepared, or reach a higher standard
than, the Mayflower Society genealogies. There is solid evidence that Daniel Wilcox
married a first wife prior to his marriage to Elizabeth Cooke, granddaughter of Francis
Cooke. There is no evidence that Elizabeth was the mother of his sons Daniel (Churchill's
ancestor) and Samuel. There is circumstantial evidence that she was not. In genealogy,
absence of evidence means absence of conclusions."

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