Dorothy Ford Wulfeck, M.A., compiler and publisher, Wilcoxson and Allied Families (Willcockson, Wilcoxen, Wilcox), privately printed by Commercial Service, Waterbury, Connecticut, 1958.
the D. A. R. in Washington and the University of Kentucky. Annotated descriptions of many of these documents are contained in "Kentucky Papers," and "Tennessee Papers. Photostats of individual pages may be purchased at a reasonable price. Many pages are used in this book, as Dr. Draper attempted to find all people who might know anything of the Boone Family or their descendants, or life in Pennsylvania, Rowan Co., N. C., or early settlements in Kentucky. He, therefore, collected much information relating to the Willcocksons and their descendants.
William Will 'Cocks' or Wilcox, who was the first of his line to be designated by the name of "Wilcox" was William Goch, the fourth son of Griffiths, having his citadel at Powys Castle in Montgomeryshire, Wales, near the village of Welsh-Poole, situate on Poole (or Pole) mount. The castle was otherwise known as Castle Pole and Castle Goch.
William became the progenitor of the male line of this noble family. He was otherwise known as Willimn Lord of Eschoed for one of his principal estates; William-de-la-Pole, William Prince of Powys, William Lord of Powys, William Poole, Red Will, William the Red and other titles.
The reason for his being designated by so many names is probably due to the difference of the language of the people in England, Wales, and Scotland, to all of whom he was known, his citadel in Montgomery County being near the intersecting borders of the three divisions of the Island of Britain; the names by which he was more commonly known, as Lord of Powys, Will 'Cock and de-la-Pole, all denoting the rank of Chieftain or a Prince or Nobleman.
I have a photograph of the Crest which is particularly beautiful. In the body thereof there is a lion rampart, which I presume the Wilcox family had the right to use as the progenitor was the Prince of Wales. The lion is surrounded by three crescents because a Richard Wilcox was knighted at the Battle of Acer in Palestine. Across the top of the shield is a double line of small gold shields because another ancestor fought at the Battle of Agincourt in France. Motto: 'Mort par mon sabre avant desshouneur. ' Death by my sword before dishonor.
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