Dorothy Ford Wulfeck, M.A., compiler and publisher, Wilcoxson and Allied Families (Willcockson, Wilcoxen, Wilcox), privately printed by Commercial Service, Waterbury, Connecticut, 1958.
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Wilcoxson and Allied Families: First Generation

Anne, James, Elizabeth, Mary,Deborah, Thomas, Jr., Mark and Margaret. Mary married John Montgomery and they removed with her brother, John Willcox, to Chatham Co., N. C. Descendants migrated mostly to Georgia and Alabama.

          John Willcox established an Iron Works in Chatham County and was a member of the Colonial Council. Only two descendants of the Willcocksons who settled in Rowan Co., N. C. are known to have confused any ancestral records with those of the "Ivy Mills" Willcox family. There does not seem to be any possible relationship between this Willcox family and the Willcockson family.

Ref .: "History of Delaware County, Penn." by Henry Graham Ashmead) L. H. Everts & Co., 1884, Penn.; Pennsylvania Magazine; Pennsylvania Archives; "Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia of Delaware Co., Penn." by Samuel T. Wiley. Gresham, Publishing Co., N. Y., 1894; The Colonial Records of North Carolina; Penn. Colonial Records; "Ivy Mills, 1729-1866," by Joseph Willcox, 1917.


          Barnabas Wilcocks, a native of Wales, and his wife, Sarah, and three children came from Bristol, England, to Pennsylvania about 1682, the date of his first land grant, and settled in Philadelphia. They were members of the Society of Friends in Bristol and brought a certificate from the Bristol Monthly Meeting. They were very active members of the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting and he was appointed to such assignments as surveying a road or securing land for a burying ground. In 1683, he received another land grant and in the same year made a ropewalk. In 1685, William Penn included in a letter to the Free Society of Traders in England the statement "we have also a Ropewalk made by B. Wilcox, and cordage for shipping already spun at it." His rope-walk was at the north side of the town of Philadelphia, running westward from Front to Third, north of Vine Street.

          Barnabas Wilcocks was buried the 14th of July, 1690, and his non-cupative will was presented in Philadelphia Co. by George Wilcocks, Joseph Wilcocks and John Bristow. Administration was granted to the widow the 4th of August, 1690.

          The will of Sarah Wilcocks, his widow, of Philadelphia County is in Will Book 1, p. 85, in which she designates herself as "of Schoolkill" and appoints her sons George and Joseph as executors, stating, "all estate that my husband was possessed of and that I am possessed of shall be divided equally betwixt my children, daughter Rachel, youngest, the mill my husband purchased of William Clayton, Daughter Rachell and Abigail to have Legacies before estate divided equally amongst my five children - George, Joseph, Hester, Hannah and Abigail. Care of youngest daughter Rachell to son Joseph."

          John Bristow of Chester and Paul Saunders of Schoolkill to assist the executors. Signed with her mark, 20 April, 1692/3; proved 30 Sept., 1692/3; witnesses: Paul Sanders, John Roads, James Frapell.

          Sarah, widow of Barnabas Wilcocks, was buried 21 Sept., 1692, according to the Minutes of the Friends Records. CHILDREN: (Order not known.) 1. George Wilcocks, b. 22 June, 1667; d. 1693/4. His will, Philadelphia Co. (WB 1, p. 110 ff): "George Wilcox of Philadelphia, Merchant, intending (God willing) Shortly a voyage to Sea" devised to sisters Rachel, Abigail Wilcox, Hannah Roads, and brother Joseph's children. "The rest of my estate both reall and personall to my brother Joseph Wilcox, Ester, Abigail, Rachell and their

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