Edward Wilcox

Male 1604 - 1638  (34 years)


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  • Name Edward Wilcox  [1, 2
    Born 12 Feb 1604  South Elkington, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Birth 12 Feb 1604  Orby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1638  Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death 13 May 1638  Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    LifeSketch EDWARD WILCOX was born 12 February 1603, at Elkington, Lincolnshire, England, to John Wilcox (1567-1671) and Unknown. He married (1) Mary Unknown, 1629, England; died 7 June 1630; (2) *Susanna Thompson, 12 May 1631, Orby, Lincolnshire, England; died December 1634, Rhode Island; (3) Elizabeth Cook, 26 November 1661, Plymouth, MA. Edward Wilcox immigrated in about 1634 to Rhode Island. A branch of the family were dukes of Suffolk directly south of Suffolk, but political changes caused them to be submerged, and only ancient history discloses these facts. (I) The first settler of this name in Rhode Island was Edward Wilcox. He occurs in the list of the inhabitants of Portsmouth on May 20,1638, having been admitted on 2 April 1638. He joined in forming the compact of government May 28 of 1638. He had land on the east side of Portsmouth, which passed to his son Daniel. This land was situated in the northern part of Portsmouth. This land lies on the east side of the East Main Road not far south of the turn which leads to the Stone Bridge leading from Portsmouth to Tiverton (cf. Original Land Grants of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, compiled by Edward H. West,1932). He also had lands in Manhattan, and about the time of his appearance in Aquidneck he had a trading house at Narragansett in company with Roger Williams. Sometime after they took into their business Richard Smith, formerly from Gloucestershire, England, later of Taunton, Massachusetts. He was owner of the ship Abigail, and was actively engaged in trading along the Atlantic coast. In partnership with Smith and Williams he operated at New Netherlands, and he is supposed to have owned land at Bushwick, Long Island, in 1638. He was an enterprising and aggressive trader and appears at one time in Virginia and again in Delaware in the Swedish colony. Edward Wilcox died 13 April 1660, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, age 57. The above mentioned Richard Smith appears to have acted as guardian for eight children supposed to have been those of Edward Wilcox. SUSANNA THOMPSON was born 5 September 1607, at Orby, Lincolnshire, England, to Amos Thompson and Cayrnthaphuck. She married Edward Wilcox, 12 May 1631, at Orby, Lincolnshire, England. Susanna Thompson passed away after December 1634, in Rhode Island, age 27. Children of Edward Wilcox and Susanna Thompson: 1.Daniel Wilcox was born 4 March 1632, in Croft, Lincolnshire, England, to Edward Wilcox (1603-1660) and Susanna Thompson (1607-1634.) He married (1) Unknown, 1654; married (2) *Elizabeth Cooke, 28 November 1661, at Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts. Daniel Wilcox died 2 July 1702, Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, age 70. 2.Stephen Wilcox, Sr., b. 26 Jan 1634, Crofts, England. 
    Occupation Trading Company at Narragansett Bay 
    Died 13 May 1638  Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I501  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 

    Father John Wilcox, Sr,   b. 1580, St Edmonds, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1651, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Farnsworth,   b. Mar 1582, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1666, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F10364  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susanna Thompson,   b. 6 Sep 1607, Orby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1634, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 12 May 1631  Orby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Children 
     1. Stephen Wilcox,   b. 6 Feb 1633, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1690, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [natural]
     2. Mary Wilcox,   b. 1639, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1706, North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     3. Anna Wilcox,   b. 1639, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
     4. John Wilcox,   b. 1635, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
     5. Daniel Wilcox,   b. North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1702, Washington, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F153  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1638 - Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 13 May 1638 - Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 May 1638 - Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Smith Family
    John and Mary Wilcox
    John and Mary Wilcox
    A Brief History of Edward Wilcox I

  • Sources 
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      Record for Stephen Wilcox

    2. [S1] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Database online.
      Record for Edward Wilcox

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      Susanna Thompson

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      Legacy NFS Source: Susanna Thompson - Published information: birth-name: Susanna Thompson

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      Copy of Legacy NFS Source: Susanna Thompson - death: ; Portsmouth, New Port, Rhode Island, United States

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      Copy of Legacy NFS Source: Susanna Thompson -

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    9. [S273] FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch.org, Microfilm, FHL #504,584, Archive, FHL.
      Legacy NFS Source: Susanna Thompson - Church record: birth-name: Susannah THOMPSON

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      Died in Colony of Rhode Island.

    11. [S273] FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch.org.
      Born in England.

    12. [S105] England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014;).
      Record for Edward Wilcocke