John Cockey Owings 1 2 3 4
- Born: 11 Jan 1736, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)
- Marriage (1): Colgate Deye Colgate on 15 Mar 1772 in St. Thomas Anglican Church, Garrison, Baltimore, Maryland, (United States)
- Died: 3 Feb 1810, Cockeysville, Baltimore, Maryland, United States at age 74
"A John C. Owings was living in The Back River Upper Hundred, Baltimore County, MD, at the time of the 1790 census."
From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 13-16:
"AN INDEX OF SOME BALTIMORE RESIDENTS IN 1765
The following index was found in the Maryland Historical Society Library's Manuscript Division (MS. 1711) and, even though there is nothing to indicate what the purpose of the index, it was determined that those listed were Baltimore residents circa 1765. This determination was made from the compiler's familiarity with Baltimore families prior to the Revolution and also because this index was found with the remnants of a Baltimore Debt Book for 1765 and 1766. This is not an index to the debt book because the highest page number in the book is 109 while the highest page number in the index is 58. The index is, nonetheless, a 'finding list' for early Baltimore."
[Among those listed are:]
John C. Owings
Christopher Randall & Bond
Thomas Worthington (Baltimore Town)
Ibid., pp. 27-41:
"JOPPA COURTHOUSE PETITION OF 1768
"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.
"SIGNERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT TO BALTIMORE TOWN (1768)...
"...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.
Ibid., pp. 50-54:
"A LIST OF TAXABLES IN BACK RIVER UPPER HUNDRED IN 1773 TAKEN BY WILLIAM HUTSON"
[Among households and garrisons(?) listed are:]
Owings, Caleb (of Stephen)
Owings, Samuel Sr.; 7 negroes
Owings, Bale; John Seapler, Negroes: Wilks, Rachel
Owings, John Cockey; Richard Atkins; John Taylor; Paul Bess; Negroes: Jack, Jenny
May have died in Bourbon Co., Kentucky.
John married Colgate Deye Colgate on 15 Mar 1772 in St. Thomas Anglican Church, Garrison, Baltimore, Maryland, (United States). (Colgate Deye Colgate was born on 6 May 1754 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died on 1 Mar 1828 in Cockeysville, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.)