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From: Ruth Whitehead <>
Subject: Re: [VE] Mary Jaycocks w/o Mc Gregory Van Every
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2001 20:18:58 -0800
"We all owe a debt of gratitude to Dorothy Koenig and to John
Hewlett for the greatest part of this accomplishment."
It seems to me that we all owe a debt of gratitude to Sharilyn
Whitaker also. Thanks for your patient, painstaking work, Sharilyn,
and for sharing it with us!
>From San Diego, where we had the highest temperature in the nation
yesterday at the Wild Animal Farm just outside Escondido.
Sharilyn Whitaker wrote:
> 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
> by mark]
> 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.