*George Cosford  (I965)
Name:
*George Cosford

Gender: Male Male
      

Birth: about 1545 England
Death: before 13 November 1608 Watford, Northamptonshire, England

Personal Facts and Details
Birth about 1545 England


Source: *Rogers-Thomas, Thomas Rogers Society pt.1

Marriage *Margaret (Wills?) -


Source: *Rogers-"English Ancestry .. Thomas Rogers..." article by Stott
Publication: The Genealogist, 1989


Show Details Note: *Rogers-"English Ancestry .. Thomas Rogers..." article by Stott [will of ] "GEORGE COSFORD OF WATFORD (1601)
... my wife Margaret Cosford"

"SUMMARY
George Cosford, husbandman of Watford, co. Northampton, born say
1545, buried at Watford 13 November 1608, married MARGARET (----) who
was buried there 18 November 1615. As George Cosford called John
Wills "brother" in his will, her surname may have been Wills."

*Rogers-Thomas, Thomas Rogers Society pt.1

"Thomas Rogers [...... Thomas Rogers [Mayflower Pilgrim] married
Alice Cosford, daughter of George Cosford and Margart (Willis?), on
24 October 1597 at Watford, co. Northamptonshire, England. "

"Alice Cosford1,2
F, b. 10 May 1573
Alice Cosford was baptized on 10 May 1573 at Watford, co.
Northamptonshire, England. She was the daughter of George Cosford and
Margart (Willis?)"

Death before 13 November 1608 (Age 63) Watford, Northamptonshire, England


Source: *Rogers-"English Ancestry .. Thomas Rogers..." article by Stott
Publication: The Genealogist, 1989


Show Details Note: *Rogers-"English Ancestry .. Thomas Rogers..." article by Stott
"the parish of Watford, co. Northampton. Searches in the register, as
transcribed by W. Watts, [16] and with specific entries verified from
the original registers by (Mrs.) M. A. Powell of the Northamptonshire
Records Office, revealed the following data:"
........
"The following entries were extracted from the Watts transcript: [16]
.......
BURIALS
.......
1608 13 Nov Georgius Cosforde

........
[will of] GEORGE COSFORD OF WATFORD (1601)

In the name of god Amen the nynth daie of Aprill the yeare of our
Lord god 1601 in the fortie and third yeare of the raigne of our
sovergne Ladie Queene Elizabeth I George Cosford of Watford in the
Countie of Northampton husbandman being sick in bodie yet of pfect
mynd and memory I thank my god do make this my last will and
testament in manner and forme following ffirst I commend my soule to
god almightie and my bodie to be furied in the churchard of Watford
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth one cowe and
twentie marks of lawful money of England to be paied to her by five
marks yearelie until the said whole some of twentie marks be (illeg.)
unto the said Elizabeth And if she shall happen to be married before
all the said payments be discharges in manner and forme aforesaid
then my will and mynde is that al the money beheld and not paied unto
the said Elizabeth of the said some of twentie marks shalbe paied
unto her in and upon the day of the marriage of the said Elizabeth
Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne John five pounds of like
lawful money to be paied unto him whin two yeares next after my
decease Item I give to my sonne Gifford tenn pounds of like lawful
money to be paied unto him wthin foure yeares next after my decease
Item I give to my daughter Marie twentie nobles to be paied bo her in
and upon the daie of her marriage and if she be not married before to
be paied unto her at the age of thirtie yeares Item I vive to my
daughter Clemence twenty nobles to be pied at such tyme as she shalbe
willing to depart from or discontinue her abode wth her mother and
brother Henry or either of them Item I bequeath unto my sonne Willm
five marks to be paied wthin five yeares next after my decease Itemmy
will and mynde is that the agreement in wrytinge between me and
Thomas Rogers my soninlawe dated the eight daie of October 1596
shalbe pformed according to the true intent and meaning thereof by my
wife Margaret Cosford and Henry Cosford whom I make myne executrs of
this my last will and testament and unto whom (my debts paied and the
legacies in and by this my will bequeathed pformed) I give the rest
of my goodes and chattels moveable and unmoveable ungiven and
unbequeathed and I make mine overseers John Davis vicar of Watford
aforesaid to whom I give two shllings for his paines wth me and
Robert Butcher and John Wills my brother and in repect thereof I give
to them three sixe penie apiece In wytnesse wherof: John Davis John
Wills his marke (proved 15 May 1609)[26]

SUMMARY

George Cosford, husbandman of Watford, co. Northampton, born say
1545, buried at Watford 13 November 1608,"


Notes

Note
ref. no. 11170

Marriage *Rogers-"English Ancestry .. Thomas Rogers..." article by Stott
[will of ] "GEORGE COSFORD OF WATFORD (1601)
... my wife Margaret Cosford"

"SUMMARY
George Cosford, husbandman of Watford, co. Northampton, born say
1545, buried at Watford 13 November 1608, married MARGARET (----) who
was buried there 18 November 1615. As George Cosford called John
Wills "brother" in his will, her surname may have been Wills."

*Rogers-Thomas, Thomas Rogers Society pt.1

"Thomas Rogers [...... Thomas Rogers [Mayflower Pilgrim] married
Alice Cosford, daughter of George Cosford and Margart (Willis?), on
24 October 1597 at Watford, co. Northamptonshire, England. "

"Alice Cosford1,2
F, b. 10 May 1573
Alice Cosford was baptized on 10 May 1573 at Watford, co.
Northamptonshire, England. She was the daughter of George Cosford and
Margart (Willis?)"
Marriage *Rogers-"English Ancestry .. Thomas Rogers..." article by Stott
[will of ] "GEORGE COSFORD OF WATFORD (1601)
... my wife Margaret Cosford"

"SUMMARY
George Cosford, husbandman of Watford, co. Northampton, born say
1545, buried at Watford 13 November 1608, married MARGARET (----) who
was buried there 18 November 1615. As George Cosford called John
Wills "brother" in his will, her surname may have been Wills."

*Rogers-Thomas, Thomas Rogers Society pt.1

"Thomas Rogers [...... Thomas Rogers [Mayflower Pilgrim] married
Alice Cosford, daughter of George Cosford and Margart (Willis?), on
24 October 1597 at Watford, co. Northamptonshire, England. "

"Alice Cosford1,2
F, b. 10 May 1573
Alice Cosford was baptized on 10 May 1573 at Watford, co.
Northamptonshire, England. She was the daughter of George Cosford and
Margart (Willis?)"
Death *Rogers-"English Ancestry .. Thomas Rogers..." article by Stott

"the parish of Watford, co. Northampton. Searches in the register, as
transcribed by W. Watts, [16] and with specific entries verified from
the original registers by (Mrs.) M. A. Powell of the Northamptonshire
Records Office, revealed the following data:"
........
"The following entries were extracted from the Watts transcript: [16]
.......
BURIALS
.......
1608 13 Nov Georgius Cosforde

........
[will of] GEORGE COSFORD OF WATFORD (1601)

In the name of god Amen the nynth daie of Aprill the yeare of our
Lord god 1601 in the fortie and third yeare of the raigne of our
sovergne Ladie Queene Elizabeth I George Cosford of Watford in the
Countie of Northampton husbandman being sick in bodie yet of pfect
mynd and memory I thank my god do make this my last will and
testament in manner and forme following ffirst I commend my soule to
god almightie and my bodie to be furied in the churchard of Watford
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth one cowe and
twentie marks of lawful money of England to be paied to her by five
marks yearelie until the said whole some of twentie marks be (illeg.)
unto the said Elizabeth And if she shall happen to be married before
all the said payments be discharges in manner and forme aforesaid
then my will and mynde is that al the money beheld and not paied unto
the said Elizabeth of the said some of twentie marks shalbe paied
unto her in and upon the day of the marriage of the said Elizabeth
Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne John five pounds of like
lawful money to be paied unto him whin two yeares next after my
decease Item I give to my sonne Gifford tenn pounds of like lawful
money to be paied unto him wthin foure yeares next after my decease
Item I give to my daughter Marie twentie nobles to be paied bo her in
and upon the daie of her marriage and if she be not married before to
be paied unto her at the age of thirtie yeares Item I vive to my
daughter Clemence twenty nobles to be pied at such tyme as she shalbe
willing to depart from or discontinue her abode wth her mother and
brother Henry or either of them Item I bequeath unto my sonne Willm
five marks to be paied wthin five yeares next after my decease Itemmy
will and mynde is that the agreement in wrytinge between me and
Thomas Rogers my soninlawe dated the eight daie of October 1596
shalbe pformed according to the true intent and meaning thereof by my
wife Margaret Cosford and Henry Cosford whom I make myne executrs of
this my last will and testament and unto whom (my debts paied and the
legacies in and by this my will bequeathed pformed) I give the rest
of my goodes and chattels moveable and unmoveable ungiven and
unbequeathed and I make mine overseers John Davis vicar of Watford
aforesaid to whom I give two shllings for his paines wth me and
Robert Butcher and John Wills my brother and in repect thereof I give
to them three sixe penie apiece In wytnesse wherof: John Davis John
Wills his marke (proved 15 May 1609)[26]

SUMMARY

George Cosford, husbandman of Watford, co. Northampton, born say
1545, buried at Watford 13 November 1608,"

Sources

Source
*Rogers-"English Ancestry .. Thomas Rogers..." article by Stott
Publication: The Genealogist, 1989

Show Details Note: "COSFORD FAMILY
Alice Cosford, who married Thomas Rogers at Watford 24 October 1597,
was almost certainly a daughter of George Cosford baptized there 10
May 1573. The name is by this time almost illegible; Watts speculated
that it was "Anne" but Mrs. Powell states that it "could equally be
Anne or Alice" and, in any event , the will of George Cosford names
Alice and Thomas Rogers his daughter and son-in-law but does not
mention any daughter Anne. The following entries were extracted from
the Watts transcript: [16]

BAPTISMS

.....
1576 3 Jun Clemence, daughter of Georgi Cosforde (month added and
name confirmed by M.A. Powell)
1581 10 Jun Giffordus, son of Georgii Cosforde
......

MARRIAGES

1597 24 Oct Thomas Rogers and Alicia Cosforde
.....
BURIALS
.......
1608 13 Nov Georgius Cosforde
.....
The parents of George Cosford are unknown. Although the will of a
John Cosford of the nearby parish of Ashby St. Ledgers mentions a son
named George, [25] that will was made in 1533; if the son George is
father-in-law of the Pilgrim Thomas Rogers, he is considerably older
than one might have anticipated.

GEORGE COSFORD OF WATFORD (1601)

In the name of god Amen the nynth daie of Aprill the yeare of our
Lord god 1601 in the fortie and third yeare of the raigne of our
sovergne Ladie Queene Elizabeth I George Cosford of Watford in the
Countie of Northampton husbandman being sick in bodie yet of pfect
mynd and memory I thank my god do make this my last will and
testament in manner and forme following ffirst I commend my soule to
god almightie and my bodie to be furied in the churchard of Watford
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth one cowe and
twentie marks of lawful money of England to be paied to her by five
marks yearelie until the said whole some of twentie marks be (illeg.)
unto the said Elizabeth And if she shall happen to be married before
all the said payments be discharges in manner and forme aforesaid
then my will and mynde is that al the money beheld and not paied unto
the said Elizabeth of the said some of twentie marks shalbe paied
unto her in and upon the day of the marriage of the said Elizabeth
Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne John five pounds of like
lawful money to be paied unto him whin two yeares next after my
decease Item I give to my sonne Gifford tenn pounds of like lawful
money to be paied unto him wthin foure yeares next after my decease
Item I give to my daughter Marie twentie nobles to be paied bo her in
and upon the daie of her marriage and if she be not married before to
be paied unto her at the age of thirtie yeares Item I vive to my
daughter Clemence twenty nobles to be pied at such tyme as she shalbe
willing to depart from or discontinue her abode wth her mother and
brother Henry or either of them Item I bequeath unto my sonne Willm
five marks to be paied wthin five yeares next after my decease Itemmy
will and mynde is that the agreement in wrytinge between me and
Thomas Rogers my soninlawe dated the eight daie of October 1596
shalbe pformed according to the true intent and meaning thereof by my
wife Margaret Cosford and Henry Cosford whom I make myne executrs of
this my last will and testament and unto whom (my debts paied and the
legacies in and by this my will bequeathed pformed) I give the rest
of my goodes and chattels moveable and unmoveable ungiven and
unbequeathed and I make mine overseers John Davis vicar of Watford
aforesaid to whom I give two shllings for his paines wth me and
Robert Butcher and John Wills my brother and in repect thereof I give
to them three sixe penie apiece In wytnesse wherof: John Davis John
Wills his marke (proved 15 May 1609)[26]

SUMMARY

George Cosford, husbandman of Watford, co. Northampton, born say
1545, buried at Watford 13 November 1608, married MARGARET (----) who
was buried there 18 November 1615. As George Cosford called John
Wills "brother" in his will, her surname may have been Wills.

Children of George and Margaret (----) Cosford, baptized at Watford:

i. Henry, b. c.1568, bur. Watford 7 April 1607, probably eldest son.
Although named an executor of his father's will, he predeceased his
father.
ii. John, bapt. 9 June 1571, living 16 April 1620; he had children
bapt. At Watford but his wife's name is unknown.
iii. Alice, bapt. 10 May 1573, m. Thomas [1] Rogers the Pilgrim.
iv. William, bapt. 4 February 1574/5, living 9 April 1601, n.f.r
v. Clemence, bapt. 3 June 1576, living 9 April 1601, n.f.r.
vi. Gifford, bapt. 10 June 1581, living 9 April 1601, n.f.r.
vii. Elizabeth, bapt. Not found, living 9 April 1601, n.f.r.
viii. Mary, bapt. Not found, m. Watford 25 Nov. 1609 John Asbby or
Ashby.

...... George Cosford made his "brother" John Wills an overseer of
his will in 1601, while the name Gifford given to one of George's
sons suggest ties to the Giffard family. All interested parties are
encouraged to join in the search."


Source
*Rogers-Thomas Rogers 5 generations
Publication: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2000

Show Details Note: p.1"He m. Watford, Northamptonshire 24 Oct. 1597 Alice Cosford, bp.
Watford 10 May 1573; dau. of George and Margart [sic?](-----)
Cosford. Both she and Thomas were named in her father's will."


Source
*Rogers-Thomas, Thomas Rogers Society pt.1

Show Details Note: "Thomas Rogers [Mayflower Pilgrim]1,2M, b. circa 1571

Thomas Rogers [...... Thomas Rogers [Mayflower Pilgrim] married Alice
Cosford, daughter of George Cosford and Margart (Willis?), on 24
October 1597 at Watford, co. Northamptonshire, England. "

"Alice Cosford1,2
F, b. 10 May 1573
Alice Cosford was baptized on 10 May 1573 at Watford, co.
Northamptonshire, England. She was the daughter of George Cosford and
Margart (Willis?)"

"George Cosford1,2
M, b. circa 1545
George Cosford was born circa 1545.3 He married Margart
(Willis?). George Cosford left a will in 1601 at Watford.4 He was
buried on 13 November 1608 at Watford, Northamptonshire, England.5

Children of George Cosford and Margart (Willis?)
* Henry Cosford b. c 1568, d. 16076
* John Cosford b. 15716
* Alice Cosford+ b. 10 May 1573
* William Cosford b. 15746
* Clemence Cosford b. 15766
* Gifford Cosford b. 15816

Citations
1. [S1] Ann T. [Revised by], (Originally compiled by Alice W. A.
Westgate) Reeves, Rogers-Silver.
2. [S14] Clifford L. Stott, "English Ancestry of Thomas Rogers".
3. [S14] Clifford L. Stott, "English Ancestry of Thomas Rogers",
p. 146.
4. [S86] , George Cosford's Will.
5. [S14] Clifford L. Stott, "English Ancestry of Thomas Rogers",
p.146.
6. [S14] Clifford L. Stott, "English Ancestry of Thomas Rogers",
p. 147."


Birth *Rogers-Thomas, Thomas Rogers Society pt.1
Marriage *Rogers-"English Ancestry .. Thomas Rogers..." article by Stott
Publication: The Genealogist, 1989
Marriage *Rogers-"English Ancestry .. Thomas Rogers..." article by Stott
Publication: The Genealogist, 1989
Marriage *Rogers-"English Ancestry .. Thomas Rogers..." article by Stott
Publication: The Genealogist, 1989
Death *Rogers-"English Ancestry .. Thomas Rogers..." article by Stott
Publication: The Genealogist, 1989

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