Richard Cox

13 June 1868–
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland

The Life of Richard

When Richard Cox was born on 13 June 1868, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, his father, William Cox, was 27 and his mother, Margaret Brown, was 25. He married Margaret Smith on 17 July 1891, in Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Kinning Park, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901. In 1910, at the age of 42, his occupation is listed as iron driller.

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Family Time Line

Richard Cox
Margaret Smith
Marriage: 17 July 1891
Elizabeth Law Cox
Margaret Brown Cox
William Cox
James Wylie Smith Cox
Agnes Smith Cox
Richard Cox
Richard Cox
Isabella Cox

Spouse and Children

17 July 1891
Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Cox


    Margaret Brown




    Richard Cox


    Agnes Cox



    Hugh Cox


    Isabella Cox


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 6

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.

Age 16

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 34

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

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)

  • Richard Cox, "Scotland Census, 1901"
  • Richard Cox, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • Richard Cox in household of William Cox, "Scotland Census, 1881"

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