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Charles Richard Fox
b.6 Nov 1796
d.13 Apr 1873
  1. Charles Richard Fox1796 - 1873
  2. Henry Edward Fox, 4th Baron Holland1802 - 1859
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Name Charles Richard Fox
Gender Male
Birth[1] 6 Nov 1796
Death[1] 13 Apr 1873


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General Charles Richard Fox (6 November 1796 – 13 April 1873) was a British army general, and later a politician.


Fox was born at Brompton, the illegitimate son of Henry Richard Vassall-Fox, 3rd Baron Holland, through a liaison with Lady Webster, whom Lord Holland would later marry.

After some service in the Royal Navy, Fox entered the Grenadiers, and was known in later life as a collector of Greek coins. His collection was bought for the royal museum of Berlin when he died in 1873. He married in St. George's, Hanover Square, London, on 19 June 1824 Lady Mary FitzClarence, a daughter of William IV by his mistress Dorothy Jordan. The couple had no issue.

Fox was a politician. He represented the Whig interest and sat for Calne 1831-32, then Tavistock 1832-35. He briefly represented Stroud in 1835, but resigned that seat so Lord John Russell could contest it. He was elected as a Member of Parliament for the east London constituency of Tower Hamlets in 1841 and served until 1847.

Fox was Surveyor-General of the Ordnance in 1841 and 1846-52. He was promoted Major-General on 9 November 1846, Lieutenant-General on 20 June 1854, and General on 6 March 1863.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Charles Richard Fox, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).