Dorothy Ford Wulfeck, M.A., compiler and publisher, Wilcoxson and Allied Families (Willcockson, Wilcoxen, Wilcox), privately printed by Commercial Service, Waterbury, Connecticut, 1958.
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting: Society of Friends
The assignment of a mortgage was recorded in Philadelphia Co., Penn. (Book F. Vol. 1, p. 350) indexed as "Daniel Willcox and wife to Richard Hill." Daniel Wilcox, of the City of Philadelphia, ropemaker, and his wife, Elizabeth, "who is of full age," assigned a mortgage for a tenement and a lot of land to Richard Hill, 4 May, 1720. Witnesses were John Wilson and John Bakestraw.
Barnabas Willcocks had a rope-walk and this Daniel Wilcox (from his signature) was a rope-maker. Is he the cousin referred to in the will of Ann Wilcox, daughter-in-law of Barnabas? Do all of these references relate to the same Daniel Wilcox? If so, he married (1) Mary ___, who d. 1 Feb., 1718/19: m. (2) Elizabeth ___, who signed the mortgage with him in 1720; m. (3) Ann, who d. 25 May, 1730. And - most important of all - is he the immigrant ancestor of the Wilcoxsons traced in this book?
It will be noted at the end of the section on John Willcockson that his greatgrandson, Jeremiah Wilcoxen, listed John's children and referred to one as Daniel JUNIOR, perhaps using the term as we would call him Daniel Willcockson THE SECOND today. John and Isaac Willcockson named sons Daniel and the name Daniel appears in many later generations. George Willcockson, John's brother, may have had a son Daniel who died before George made his will. It is known that he had a grandson named Daniel.
The author believes Daniel Wilcox was the immigrant ancestor and that he and his wife died (prob. those recorded above in 1738 and 1730 respectively), leaving minor orphaus who were "bound out" as apprentices or taken into the homes of relatives or members of the Society of Friends. Youths bound out and many similar records were kept under the title of "Mayors' Papers". Those for Philadelphia County before 1771 are not in the files nor are the Court Suits for the same period. The author studied Wills, Deeds and Orphan's Court records from 1685 to 1780 and found no proof nor any further clues.
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