Mary Cox

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Cox was born on 17 October 1764, in Burton Overy, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Cox, was 34 and her mother, Susanna Ann Brown, was 26. She married Thomas Newton about 1785, in Burton Overy, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. She died on 14 June 1826, at the age of 61, and was buried in Burton Overy, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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Thomas Newton
Mary Cox
Marriage: about 1785

Sources (3)

  • Mary Cox, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Cox, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary Cox, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"

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1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Cocke and Cook , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

Irish (Ulster): mistranslation of Mac Con Coille (‘son of Cú Choille’, a personal name meaning ‘hound of the wood’), as if formed with coileach ‘cock, rooster’.

Dutch and Flemish: genitivized patronymic from the personal name Cock, a vernacular short form of Cornelius .

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

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