Robert Cox Jr

about 1694–January 1765 (Age 71)
Wigtoft, Lincolnshire, England

The Life of Robert

Robert Cox Jr was born about 1694, in Wigtoft, Lincolnshire, England as the son of Robert Cox. He married Margaret Dickens on 5 June 1718, in Wigtoft, Lincolnshire, England. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in January 1765, in his hometown, at the age of 71, and was buried in Wigtoft, Lincolnshire, England.

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Family Time Line

Robert Cox Jr
1694–1765
Mary Willsworth
1706–1763
Marriage: 3 September 1728
Mary Cox
1733–
William Cox
1742–1941
Ann Cox
1735–1745
Robert Cox III
1738–
Eliz Cox
1740–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 September 1728
Threekingham, Lincolnshire, England
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(1)

World Events (3)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 26

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.
1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 58

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 60

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Cocke in any the senses described + the suffix -s denoting ‘son of’ or ‘servant of’.2 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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Cox, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Robert Cocks, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Robert Cocks, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"

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