John Cox

about 1772–
Empingham, Rutland, England

The Life of John

John Cox was born about 1772, in Empingham, Rutland, England. He married Mary Wann on 2 July 1798, in Empingham, Rutland, England.

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John Cox
1772–
Mary Wann
1777–
Marriage: 2 July 1798

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 July 1798
Empingham, Rutland, England

World Events (3)

1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 3

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 15

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Age 17

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."

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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  • John Cox, "England, Rutland Parish Registers, 1538-1991"
  • John Cox, "England, Rutland Parish Registers, 1538-1991"
  • John Cox, "England, Rutland Parish Registers, 1538-1991"

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