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From: Sharilyn Whitaker <>
Subject: [VE] Mary Jaycocks w/o Mc Gregory Van Every
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2001 17:47:17 -0800
For many months now, since I found the following, I have known
that there was a deed that proved the line of the Poughkeepsie
Jaycocks back to Hempstead:
"Family Footprints", by William M. Jaycox, Elizabeth H. Jaycox,
and Beverly Jaycox Macaulay1969
..."With the exceptions of the man in the south and the man in
Massachusetts, the rest of the Jeacocks men living in 1790,
lived within 60 miles of one another, in the general area where
some** Jaycoxes from Hempstead settled in the early 1700s. We
know they moved to that area, because we acquired photocopies of
their bill of sale of Hempstead land sold after they had moved
up along the Hudson River,** (2) When we were trying to find
the father of William Jacocks of Cold Spring New York, we
learned quite a bit about the "Hudson River Valley
Jacockees." They range from Westchester County in the south
to Poughkeepsie in the north."
These researchers had taken great pains to establish the link
through Hempstead to Stratford-upon-Avon for their own line, but
neglected to mention either the location or the year of this
vital link for the Poughkeepsie Jaycocks. I wrote to the
Hempstead Historical Society and was sent a deed, which I have
previously posted to this list, but at the time of that deed,
David Jaycocks appeared in person in Hempstead, so I knew that
it was not the one I was looking for. They said they could find
no other. I was also working with the Putnam Historical
Society, and looking on my own.
Today, I received a wonderful message from fellow Jaycocks
researcher John Hewlett, with details of the deeds, (plural)
that establish that Francis, father of Mary, was the son of
David of Hempstead, son and heir of William of Hempstead, son of
Francis the original emigrant from Stratford-upon-Avon.
<<From the Records of th Towns of North and South Hempstead by
Hicks 8 vol 1896-1904.
8/8/1724 David Jacocks of East Chester, Westchester Co. formerly
of Queens Co. [the location of Hempstead prior to 1899] sells to
his son frances Jacocks of the same, all my lands and Meadows
and rights to undivided lands in the Town of Hempstead. [signed
2/18/1726 frances Jacocks [signed by mark] signed over the
above to Isaac German of Hempstead. [all spelling and
as per the record]
So, we have come a very long way toward providing Mary Jaycocks
Mc Gregory with her rightful ancestry. Because of the gaps in
the Poughkeepsie records, her sibling group and parentage had to
be worked out by careful analysis of baptismal records and
sponsorships. I am confident that this has been done as
accurately as humanly possible, under the circumstances.
Mary Jaycocks, daughter of Francis Jaycocks, Sr. and Caecilia
(surname unknown, son of David Jaycocks, and wife (possibly with
given name Hannah, appearing on the 1698 Hempstead census), son
of William Jeacockes/Jacocks, and unknown wife, son of Francis
Geacockes and Grace.
I am very pleased that we have accomplished what I set out to
do, that is to build on the wonderful information developed
during my early research,
as I have previously explained, and make the link to Hempstead
for the family of Francis, Sr. of Poughkeepsie and his children.
We all owe a debt of gratitude to Dorothy Koenig and to John
Hewlett for the greatest part of this accomplishment.