Nicholas Cobb & Susanna Byrd

Nicholas Cobb ca 1630/2 – 1686 | his parents
and Susanna Byrd | her parents
of Isle of Wight, VA


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


Nicholas Cobb was a mariner most of his early life.

Children of Nicholas Cobb and wife Susan:
1. Mary Cobb 1655 –
*married John Crew 1658 – 1726
2. Susan Cobb 1657 –
*married William Exum Jr d 1720
3. Jane Cobb 1659 –
4. Nicholas Cobb Jr ca 1661 – 1686 dsp
5. Sarah Cobb 1663 –
*married 1st Richard Bell d 1700
* married 2nd John Bell d 1721
6. Edward Cobb ca 1664 – 1731
married ca 1685 Dorothy *Bond
she was first married to a Blount

*Joe Cobb notes there is no direct proof of the connection. but the records indicates it
!records cited include: John Crew Sr property was next door to the Cobbs; that Mary Cobb is listed as a head right on a grant to Nicholas Cobb in 1663, that John Crew Jr’s age is known from a deposition.
That John Jr and his wife named their younger daughter Susanna; etc

Ref:”Nicholas Cobb Descendants, Neighbors and Relatives 1613-1983″ by Joe H Cobb 1983
[his widow still has his books available]

Response: e-mail from Rob Screws
21 Feb 1663, Nicholas Cobb purchased 202 acres land in Isle of Wight Co, Va
Col. Beginning on swd side of Flyds Creek issuing out of Pagan Creek and
continuing to Galknie Swamp, thence along Jno Crews sw and continuing, adj.
Mr. Nich. Smith and e from Jajor Jno Bond NW along a path and
. transfer of 5 person; Suan Cobb, Sr, Mary Cobb, Susan Cobb, Jr, Jane Cobb, Jane Howard
taken from “Cavaliers and Pioneers”

Sally back to Betty Batchelor: here’s a little of Joe’s argument.
Edward’s wife name was Dorothy. She must have been the former Mrs. Dorothy Blunt, because an inventory of William Blunt’s estate was presented by Edward Cobb, the now husband of the widow on the 9th of July 1687. [Joe H Cobb]

William Blunt appearances in the Isle of Wight Co records:
1683 – Joseph Bridger excepted the land which he had previously sold to Francis Hobbs, Mrs. Dorothy Bond and William Blunt from the 850 acre tract he left his son William.
1684 – William Blunt and Nicholas Cobb Sr witness the will of Dorothy Bond.
1686 – William Blunt, about 60 years of age, helped to prove Nicholas Cobb’s will.
the Susannah Bird [Byrd] argument runs several pages also.


Joseph Cobbs 1588 – 1654 | his parents
and Elizabeth Flinton 1598 – bef 1671 | her parents
of Amsterdam and Virginia


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


Apparently Elizabeth widow of Joseph married 2nd William Ridley who died in 1671.

Children of Joseph Cobbs and wife Elizabeth:
1. Joseph Cobb jr. 1610 Amsterdam – 1654
a. Elizabeth Cobb
married Richard Hutchins
2. Benjamin Cobb 1611/12 Amsterdam –
*a. Elizabeth Cobb
married Francis Hutchins [brother of Richard]
3. Pharoah Cobb ca 1624 – 1701
married Ann
married 2nd Mary
a. Joseph Cobb ca 1660 – 1752
married Susanna *Braswell
b. Edward Cobb ca 1662/5 –
i. Nicholas Cobb 1689 – 1752
4. Elizabeth Cobb ca 1626 –
*married Charles Barham d 1690
5. Henry Cobb no record
6. Nicholas Cobb ca 1630/32 – 1686
married Susanna Byrd
7. Jane Cobb 1626 –
married William Tooke 1626 – 1675
8. daughter ca 1620 –
married Edmund Prime

*Joe Cobb notes there is no direct proof of the connection. but the records indicates it

Ref: “Nicholas Cobb Descendants, Neighbors and Relatives 1613-1983” by Joe H Cobb 1983
[his widow still has his books available]
“The Cobbs of the Tidewater” by Bruce Montgomery Edwards 1976

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