Robert Cobbs

Male 1627 - 1682  (55 years)

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  • Name Robert Cobbs  [1, 2
    Born 1627  [2
    Gender Male 
    Residence Marston Parish, York County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 29 Dec 1682  [2
    • From "Genealogies of Virginia Families":

      3 Robert Cobbs (son of Ambrose 1 Cobbs) was, according to his deposition, born in 1627, and lived in Marston Parish, York County, of which he was church warden in 1658. When Marston Parish was absorbed in Bruton Parish in 1674, he was a member of the vestry of the new parish. After Bacon's Rebellion he was appointed justice of York County on the following recommendation of the clerk, John Baskervyle:

      "To the Rt honble Sr William Berkeley, Knt Gournr, &c.

      John Baskervyle in behalfe of Yorke County most humbly presenteth That the said County being of large extent but few magistrates to officiate, some being lately decd, humbly prays that Mr William Booth, Mr Edward Mosse & Mr Robert Cobb may be admitted by yor Honr into the commission, being reported Loyall & honest subjects. And he shall ever pray &c. The 23th March 1676-7 this peticon is granted, and these are ordrd to be sworn at the next County Court. Teste Henry Hartwell, Cl. Con."

      In 1682 Mr. Cobbs was appointed sheriff of York County by Sir Henry Chicheley. In 1679 Daniel Parke, Secretary of State, died and Mr. Cobbs was administrator of the Virginia estate of Col. Parke. He married Elizabeth ______, born according to her deposition, in 1634. He died Dec. 29, 1682, and she on October 7, 1684. (Bruton Parish Register.) He left a personal estate valued at L80.12.01.

      He had issue 6 Edmund married Frances _________, and died Dec. 21, 1682. They had no issue, and the widow Frances married 2dly John Stewart , of York County; 7 Ambrose; 8 Otho, who appears to have died without issue; 9 Robert.
    Person ID I0818  Hull
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2009 

    Father Ambrose Cobbs,   b. 1603, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1655, York Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Anne White,   b. 1608 
    Married 18 Apr 1625 
    Family ID F271  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Thorpe,   b. 1634,   d. 7 Oct 1684  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 1661  York Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Edmund Cobbs,   d. 21 Dec 1692
     2. Robert Cobbs,   b. c. 1662, York Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1727  (Age ~ 65 years)
     3. Ambrose Cobbs
     4. Otho Cobbs
     5. Margaret Cobbs,   b. c. 1665,   d. 1684  (Age ~ 19 years)
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F270  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S07508] Hull and Cobb History, Augustus Longstreet Hull, (Unpublished).

    2. [S02818] Genealogies of Virginia Families, Indexed by Gary Parks, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore).

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