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Richard Cocke

Member From: 1632 - 1655

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  • Birth Date: 1597 Birth Place:Pickthorn, Stottesdon, Shropshire, England
  • Death Date: 1665
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
  • Spouse: Temperance Bailey (1st wife) and Mary Aston (2nd wife), who was the daughter of one of his colleagues in the House of Burgesses and about 30 years younger than he was
  • Children: Two sons by Temperance Bailey - Thomas and Richard (known as Richard the Elder)
    By Mary Aston - Richard (the Younger), Elizabeth, John, William and Edward
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  • Military Service: Lt Colonel and Commander of the Henrico County militia
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  • Additional Info: Not present in March 1644, but was present when the Assembly convened in October.

    Among his more prominent descendants are General Robert E. Lee and U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush.

    By the time Richard Cocke died he was in possession of 10,916 acres of land spread over three sites named, ‘Bremo” (his home site), ‘Malvern Hill’ and ‘Curles’. He is also known to have owned property in present-day Surry County, Virginia where he first resided in the early 1630
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Sheriff of Henrico (1655)
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1632 Sept Weyanoke
1644 Henrico
1654-1655 Henrico

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