Robert Cox

1716–1770 (Age 54)
Edington, Wiltshire, England

The Life of Robert

When Robert Cox was born in 1716, in Edington, Wiltshire, England, his father, Thomas Cox, was 31 and his mother, Mary White, was 27. He married Elizabeth Kingman on 8 April 1746, in Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He died in 1770, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

Robert Cox
1716–1770
Elizabeth Kingman
1722–1767
Marriage: 8 April 1746
Thomas White Cox
1747–1795
John Cox
1763–
Robert Cox
1752–
Richard Cox
1755–1801
Henry Cox
1758–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 April 1746
Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(5)

    Thomas White Cox

    Male1747–1795Male

    Male1752–Male

    Richard Cox

    Male1755–1801Male

    Male1758–Male

    Male1763–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Cox

    Male1685–1760Male

    Female1689–Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (4)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 4

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 36

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 38

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Robert Cox, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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