From History of Perquimans County by Ellen Goode Rawlings Winslow.
No records have been found in the lower counties of Virginia throwing
light on the Jacocks family, neither are the records in Perq very generous
in details about them. The line has been well written up by Mr Hathaway,
in N. C. Hist, & Gen Reg, Vol 1-3, page 330. In my work on same line a few
stray items have been unearthed which may be of value to searchers after
family data. As has been already shown by said Register, Thomas Jacocks
was living in “Little River” 1689, with wife Ann. He is said to have been
engaged in “farming & merchandising.” He died May 2, 1692.
His son Jonathan, m 1st Elizabeth Collins (widow of William) and made his
home in Pasq Co, near Newbegun Creek. He was also a merchant, & planter.
They had no issue apparently, she dying 1710-11. His 2d wife was Mary
Blount (d of John & Elizabeth Davis, b 1696,) both of them dying 1735. A
joint deed was made by them, July 20, 1721, to Matthew Pritchard of Pasq
Co, 388a in said county, “formerly belonging to William Collins, and
bequeathed by him to his nephew Thomas Woodley, and by him conveyed to sd
Jacocks.” Jonathan Jacocks moved to Bertie Co, and took up 485a on
Batchelors Bay, at the mouth of Chowan River, where he died, leaving sons:
Jonathan, Thomas, Charles, Worth, Joseph, & dau Elizabeth. Thomas Jacocks
(2) was Master of ship Swallow, from Edenton, to Boston, March 26, 1760,
and m Rebecca Scolley of Boston.
Joseph Reed in his will, p July 1774, names his “mother Elizabeth Jacocks”
who was before marriage a dau of George Durant (gr-son of George, & Ann
Marwood) and sister of Mary Durant who m Christian Reed. Joseph Reed here
spoken of was son of Joseph Sr, brother of Christian Reed. Thomas Jacocks
2d m Elizabeth, (widow of the elder Joseph Reed) but his issue is
uncertain. (See N. C. Hist & Gen Reg, for further data.)
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