Richard Fox

about 1712–
Gulval, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Richard

When Richard Fox was born about 1712, his father, Edward Fox, was 22 and his mother, Mary Humphry, was 20. He married Elizabeth Trounce on 15 January 1749, in St Hilary, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Richard Fox
1712–
Elizabeth Trounce
1725–
Marriage: 15 January 1749
John Fox
1753–
Edward Fox
1755–
Elizabeth Fox
1756–

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Children

(3)

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.

Possible Related Names

Volk
Sankey
Shinnick
Foxx
Faulks
Tinney
Foxman
Foulks
Fuchs
Kearney

Sources (7)

  • 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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