Owen Humphrey of Llwyn du
Margaret Vaughan
Colonel Ninian Beale
Ruth Polly Moore
(Between 1648/1652-1707)
Captain Richard Owings "the Settler"
Rachel Beale
(Abt 1662-Bef 1729)
Joshua Owings


Family Links

1. Mary Cockey

Joshua Owings 1 2 3

  • Born: 5 Apr 1704, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): Mary Cockey on 9 Mar 1736 in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)
  • Died: 11 Apr 1785, Baltimore, Maryland, United States at age 81

  Research Notes:

First cousin of Mary Cockey according to http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1840939&id=I468. I have not yet found the connection. kjf 12/1/09.
From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pprokasy&id=I10961:
"Joshua was one of the first vestrymen of St. Thomas Church and was later one of the first converts to Methodism."

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 1-2:

"A List of Taxables in St. Thomas Parish in the Year 1763

The Tax List of 1763 for St. Thomas Parish was found by William N. Wilkins in 1959 in the Harford County Historical records on loan at the Maryland Historical Society. (Harford County was part of Baltimore County until 1773.) ... This 1763 tax ledger shows the names of the various parties against whom charges were made for apparent church and county support and other sundry charges... The notation 'run' meant that the person named had left before paying his full charges.

Soldiers Delight Hundred, 1763

[Among those listed are:]
Owings, Thomas
Owings, Joshua
Owings, Joshua Jr.
Owings, Stephen
Owings, Henry
Stinchcomb, John
Stinchcomb, Nathaniel
Wells, Thomas
Wells, John
Wells, Benjamin
Wells, Charles

Ibid., pp. 16-23:


Aquila Hall was High Sheriff of Baltimore County and after Harford County separated from Baltimore County in 1773 he was appointed Colonel of Militia and one of the Lord Justices of the new county of Harford from 1774 to 1779. While serving as Sheriff of Baltimore County he compiled a tax assessment ledger of 145 pages which named 1,380 persons, their land tracts, and their assessments... Its index contains the following names...

"William Cockey,... Joshua Cockey,... Edward Cockey,... John Hammond Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey, Bazil Dorsey, Edward Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey,... Richard Dorsey,...John Dorsey,...Samuel Owings,... John Owings, Joshua Owings,... Sarah Owings,... Stephen Owings,... Samuel Owings,... Elijah Owings,... Henry Owings,... Christopher Randell,... John Ridgley,... Charles Ridgley, Jr.,... Capt. John Stinchcombe,... Nathan Stinchcombe,... Edmund Talbott, Thomas Talbott,... Philip Thomas,... Edward Talbott,... Samuel Underwood,... Benjamin Wells,... James Wells,... William Wells, James Wells, Jr.,... Charles Wells,... Elex Wells..."

Ibid., pp. 27-41:


"The petitions for and against the removal of the county seat of Baltimore County from Joppa to Baltimore Town in 1768 are discussed at length in the Archives of Maryland, Vol. 61 (Appendix). Notices were posted in January, 1768 at the door of the courthouse in Joppa, at the church door of St. Paul's Parish, at the church door of St. Thomas' Parish, at the church door of St. John's Parish, at the church door of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. John's Parish, and at the house called St. Thomas' Chapel in St. Thomas' Parish, by Absalom Butler and sworn to before the Honorable Benjamin Rogers. Notices were printed in English and German. Tabulations indicate that 2,271 voted for the removal of the courthouse, and 901 voted against it. (It should be noted that some signatures are missing due to the disintegration of the paper, and there also appears to be some who signed more than once.) Five years later, Harford County separated from Baltimore County and set up its court house at Bush (Harford Town) in 1774 and at Bel Air in 1782.


"...Thomas Cockey...Joshua Owings...Charles Ridgely... Samuel Owings... John Cockey... Benjamin Wells, Charles Wells... George Wells... Caleb Warfield, Nathaniel Stinchcomb... William Coale...Christopher Randall, Jr.... J. Cockey Owings... William Wells, Jr.... William Wells...Edward Talbott... Edward Cockey... Benjamin Talbott... Charles Ridgely (son William)... Elisha Dorsey... Alexander Wells, Nathaniel Owings...Nathaniel Stinchcomb, Sr....Lott Owings... Anthony Arnold... Richard Owings... William Cockey... John Talbott (son Edward)... Richard Owings... William Slade... Edward Talbot... Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey...Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... Joshua Owings, Jr.... Samuel Owings... John Wells... Thomas Owings... Henry Butler... George Dorsey...


Greenbury Dorsey, Jr....William Wells..."

Joshua married Mary Cockey, daughter of Capt. John Cockey and Elizabeth Slade, on 9 Mar 1736 in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States). (Mary Cockey was born on 10 Dec 1716 in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, (United States), christened on 10 Dec 1719 in St. Paul's Church, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died on 10 Dec 1768 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).)

  Marriage Notes:

Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/southern/owings.html has m. 9 Mar. 1735 in St. Paul's Parish. Same date in http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pprokasy&id=I10961.

Source: FamilySearch.org. Married in St. Paul's Church, Baltimore, MD 9 Mar 1736.


1 Website - Genealogy, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/southern/owings.html.

2 Peden, Henry C., Jr, Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774. (Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1989.).

3 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pprokasy&id=I10961.

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