Thomas Wilcox

Male12 May 1689–11 November 1779

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Wilcox was born on 12 May 1689, in Ivybridge, Devon, England, United Kingdom, his father, Israel Wilcox, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Savage, was 31. He married Elizabeth Sarah Cole on 3 June 1727, in Wilmington, Delaware, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in England, United Kingdom in 1710 and Concord Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States in 1768. He died on 11 November 1779, in Ivy Mills, Concord Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Glen Mills, Thornbury Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Wilcox
Elizabeth Sarah Cole
Marriage: 3 June 1727
Elizabeth Wilcox
John Wilcox
Ann Wilcox
James Wilcox
Elizabeth Wilcox
Mary Wilcox
Deborah Wilcox
Thomas Wilcox
Thomas Wilcox
Mark Wilcox
Margaret Wilcox

Sources (47)

  • Thos. Wilcox in entry for Hannah Wilcox, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Birth of Thomas Willcox, as stated by his great grandson Joseph Willcox.
  • Thomas Wilcocks, "Delaware Marriages and Marriage Licenses, 1683-1894"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 June 1727Wilmington, Delaware, British Colonial America
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (2)


    Age 87

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 87

    The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire, Lancashire, and Flintshire): variant of Wilcock , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is based on the pronunciation.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    More information about Thomas Willcox and Ivy Mills

    Thomas Willcox had migrated from Exeter, Devonshire, England to Concord, Delaware County, PA., and established his paper mill there in 1729. Thomas Willcox was married to Elizabeth Cole, who had immi …

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