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Captain William and Lucy (White) Corker



Captain William Corker was a Burgess member for James City 1655-1656 and Captain of Militia. He married Lucy White, the sister of John White, whose father was probably a haberdasher from London named William White. Lucy was married first to Thomas Jordan probably just about the time of her father's death at about age seventeen or eighteen years old. Captain Corker died on February 25, 1675 at the home of his daughter, Judith Clay in the Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Captain Corker's will as proved September 4, 1677 in Surry County Virginia. In is he gave his wife the estate on the north side of the James Rive - she to pay to certain indebtednesses owed to Richard Holden, Richard Lindsey, and Nicholas Merriwether. He gave as estate on the south side of the James River to his daughter, Susannah, wife of George Branch of Surry County, also a watch that as her mother's. He divided 1800 acres between his three daughters: Susannah Branch, Judith, wife of William Clay, and Lucy, wife of Thomas Jordan. He gave 50 acres to John Vincent. He also gave to Robert Spencer 50 acres.

References:
Notes of E. T. Davis on Surry County
William and Mary Magazine Volume 7-232
Rose Allied Families - George Rose