Joseph Fox

1742–
Matlock, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Fox was born in 1742, in Matlock, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Fox, was 27 and his mother, Mary Fox, was 22. He married Ann Fox on 28 January 1773, in Matlock, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Fox
1742–
Ann Fox
1753–
Marriage: 28 January 1773
Hannah Fox
1773–1773
Nanny Fox
1774–
Mary Fox
1777–
John Fox
1781–1781
Elizabeth Fox
1782–
Joseph Fox
1785–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 January 1773
Matlock, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    William Fox

    Male1715–Male

    Mary Fox

    Female1720–Female

siblings

(7)

    Male1742–Male

    Samuel Fox

    Male1744–Male

    Ann Fox

    Female1745–Female

    Elizabeth Fox

    Female1750–Female

    Mary Fox

    Female1752–Female

+2 More Children

World Events (5)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 59

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 66

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 73

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

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Fox in entry for John Fox, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • Joseph Fox in entry for Joseph Fox, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • Joseph Fox in entry for Hannah Fox, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

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