Richard Fox

about 1712–
Gulval, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Richard

When Richard Fox was born about 1712, his father, Edward Fox, was 22 and his mother, Maria Mary Humphry, was 19. He married mary couch on 15 January 1749. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Richard Fox
1712–
mary couch
Marriage: 15 January 1749
Edward Fox
1755–
Elizabeth Fox
1756–

Spouse and Children

    Male1712–Male

    mary couch

    FemaleFemale

MARRIAGE
15 January 1749
St. Hilary, Cornwall, England
children

(2)

    Edward Fox

    Male1755–Male

    Elizabeth Fox

    Female1756–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 89

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

Age 96

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.
1815

Age 103

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

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from the animal, Middle English, Old English fox. It may have denoted a cunning individual or been given to someone with red hair or for some other anecdotal reason. This relatively common and readily understood surname seems to have absorbed some early examples of less transparent surnames derived from the Germanic personal names mentioned at Faulks and Foulks .2 Irish: part translation of Gaelic Mac an tSionnaigh ‘son of the fox’ ( see Tinney ).3 Jewish (American): translation of the Ashkenazic Jewish surname Fuchs .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Fox in entry for Elizabeth Fox, "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010"
  • Richard Fox, "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010"
  • Richard Fox in entry for Elizabeth Fox, "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010"

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