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"The Cosbys of York County Virginia: 1737-1790" by Elizabeth Cosby Stafford Jenkins [Part 3 of 3].

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33 Va. Archives Librarian Virginia State Library Virginia State Library Index of Obituary Notices None LDS # 0908702 My#1 From Va. State Library Bulletin Vol #9 Item #2 Charles Cosby p. 76 Southampton justice of the peace Dec. 4, 1766 and May 30, 1770. There are no Cosbys in Hanover on the second date as a Justice. p. 109 Southampton June 12 1771, a Charles Cosby is Justice of peace.

Item #4 Obituary notices from Richmond Inquirer from May 9, 1804 to 1828. Also Richmond Wig June 1824 to 1838. Just Minor and Duke Cosby listed.

Valentine, Edward Pleasants ZGeneral The Edward Valentine Papers and Abstracts 1864-1908 929.3 CR None

Notes: Jean (aka John Pasteur is a Peruke maker in Williamsburg. His wife's name is Martha. Jean sells lot #55 in Williamsburg to Mark Cosby of York Co. in partnership with Gaabriel Maupin. Date is Nov. 21, 1737. Jean had bought the lot the same day from a man named John White p. 939.

Jean Pasteur's will (written Aug. 15, 1741 and proved Nov. 16, 1741) Mentions wife, Martha; dau Mary Cosby, wife of Mark Cosby; Magdalene Cosby wife of Samuel Cosby and Lucretia Shields wife of Matthew Shields. Five other people possibly sons or daughters were also mentioned. p. 939/940. p. 126 On Feb. 3, 1798 Charles Cosby is a witness to a sale of land to Francis Ballard in Charles City. Deed Book 1789-1802 p. 423. (Under Mortimer) "Ditto paid James Mercer for Dr. Mortimer medicine for use with Caroline Battallion 1775, Oct 21"