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What happened to Mary (Kennon) Cox's 1696/7 Dower Lawsuit in Henrico County?
Posted by: Stephen Hofer (ID *****6089) Date: January 03, 2005 at 19:28:48
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Cox family researchers tracking the descendants of William Coxe (he of the 1610 arrival at Jamestown on the Godspeed) are probably familiar with the fact that his son, John, married Mary Kennon on September 25, 1682, but that when John Cox's will was proven on February 1, 1696/97 in Henrico County, he had left his widow nothing more than a silver spoon and that same day, she commenced an action for dower (i.e., a one-third life estate in her husband's property). My question is this: Does anyone know how Mary (Kennon) Cox's lawsuit was resolved? Was the action tried or settled and was the result recorded in the Henrico County Order Books or elsewhere? Thanks, in advance, for your response.

Stephen Hofer
Los Angeles, California

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