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Captain Thomas Cockey Deye 1 2 3

  • Born: 27 Jan 1728
  • Died: 17 May 1807 at age 79
  • Buried: "Taylor's Hall", Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States

   Another name for Thomas was Thomas Cockey Deye.

  Research Notes:

From http://usgwarchives.net/md/baltimore/tsimages/cockeyfam/cockey.html (Cockey Family Burial Grounds):
"Son of Thomas Cockey & Penelope Deye / Speaker of the House of Delgates 1781-1788 / Member of Convention to frame 1st State Constitution / Erected by C.H. Hutchins, Jr., 1975"

From Historic Graves of Maryland, pp. 133-134:
"'Taylor's Hall,' owned for many years by Col. Thomas Cockey (a son of William the emigrant), Capt. Thomas Cockey Deye and others of his family, and of late years by Mr. Padian, has a burying ground in which are found several inscriptions of the Deye and Cockey families..."
From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 5-6:

[Among those listed are:]
Cockey, Edward
Cockey, Thomas
Cole, William (Britton Ridge)
Cole, Samuel
Cockey, John
Cockey, Joshua
Cockey, William
Deye, Penelope
Deye, Thomas Cockey
Owings, Samuel
Owings, Beal
Owings, Bazil
Ridgley, Charles Sr.
Ridgley, Charles Jr.
Talbot, Edward
Wells, Francis

Ibid., pp. 27-41:


"...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:


[Among households and garrisons(?) listed are:]

Cockey, Thomas Sr.; Thomas Cockey; James Space; Negroes: Jonathan, Boson, Burnam, (unclear), Haly(?), Cook, Jack

Deye, Penelope; Negroes: Sam, Peter, Jack, Rachel, Leah, Mariah, Sarah

Deye, Thomas Cockey; Negroes: Jack, Austin, Amber, Caesar(1), George, Taffy, Sue, Kisey, Sarah, Sall, Dan, Ester, Caesar(2), Charles, Champion, Jacob, Ben, Hannah, Bett, Levy, Nan

Ibid., pp. 88-89:


"From the proceedings of this committee (a copy of which is in the Maryland Historical Society Library) the following inhabitants of Baltimore Town and Baltimore County were duly chosen to serve on the committee in accordance with the 11th Resolve of the Continental Congress, November 19, 1774:

"Andrew Buchanan, Chairman, and Robert Alexander, Clerk....

"BALTIMORE TOWN: ... William Lux, ... John Merryman, ...

"PATAPSCO LOWER HUNDRED: Charles Ridgely and Thomas Sollers.

"PATAPSCO UPPER HUNDRED: Zachariah McCubbin, Charles Ridgely (son of William), and Thomas Loyd...

"BACK RIVER UPPER HUNDRED: Samuel Worthington, Benjamin Nicholson, T. C. Deye, John Cradock, Darby Lux, and William Randall....

"NORTH HUNDRED: Jeremiah Johnson and Elisha Dorsey....

"'Resolved that the same or any seven of them have power to act in matters within the Town of Baltimore and that any five may act in matters without the said Town in the said County. Resolved that T. C. Deye, Capt. Charles Ridgely, Walter Tolley, Jr., Benjamin Nicholson, Samuel Worthington, John Moale, Doctor John Boyd, and William Buchanan, or any three of them, be a Committee to attend the General Meeting at Annapolis on Monday, the 24th of this month. Resolved that Robert Alexander, Samuel Purviance, Jr., Andrew Buchanan, Doctor John Boyd, John Moale, Jeremiah Townly Chase, William Buychanan and William Lux, be a Committee of Correspondence for Baltimore County and Baltimore Town, and that any four of them have power to act.'
Noverber 21, 1774"

  Burial Notes:

Gravestone inscription: "Son of Thomas Cockey & Penelope Deye / Speaker of the House of Delegates 1781-1788 / Member of Convention to frame 1st State Constitution / Erected by C.H.Hutchins, Jr., 1975."

According to Historic Graves of Maryland, p. 134 (in burial ground of Taylor's Hall), the original marker read:
Captain Thomas Cockey Deye, Born Jan. 27, 1728; Died May 17, 1807


1 (Church Lane, Cockeysville, Baltimore Co., MD
Transcribed at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/md/baltimore/tsimages/cockeyfam/cockey.html), Deye, Thomas Cockey 27 Jan 1728 - 17 May 1807.

2 Ridgely, Helen W, Historic Graves of Maryland and the District of Columbia (New York: The Grafton Press, 1908.), pp. 133-134.

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

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