Richard Fox

Maleabout 1712–

Brief Life History of Richard

When Richard Fox was born about 1712, his father, Edward Fox, was 23 and his mother, Mary Humphry, was 21. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Elizabeth Trounce.

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Family Time Line

Richard Fox
1712–
Elizabeth Trounce
1725–
John Fox
1753–
Edward Fox
1755–
Elizabeth Fox
1756–

Sources (9)

  • Richardus Fox, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Richd Fox in entry for John Fox, "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010"
  • Richard Fox in entry for Elizabeth Fox, "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010"

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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

English: nickname from a word denoting the animal (Middle English, Old English fox), widely used to denote a sly or cunning individual. It was also used for someone with red hair. In England this surname absorbed some early examples of surnames derived from the ancient Germanic personal names mentioned at Faulks and Foulks .

Irish: part translation of Gaelic Mac an tSionnaigh ‘son of the fox’ (see Tinney ).

Irish: also adopted for Ó Catharnaigh, see Kearney .

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

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