Person:Sarah Fox (55)

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Sarah Fox
  • HJohn Cox1827 - 1891
  • WSarah Foxabt 1825 - 1919
m. 1856
  1. Catherine Cox1857 -
  2. Lucy Cox1859 - 1940
  3. Mary Cox1861 - 1864
  4. William Cox1862 -
  5. Sarah Cox1867 -
  6. Elizabeth Cox1869 -
Facts and Events
Name Sarah Fox
Gender Female
Birth[1] abt 1825 Derby, Derbyshire, England
Marriage 1856 Cornwall, Englandto John Cox
Census[1] 7 Apr 1861 St. Mellion, Cornwall, EnglandNewton
Census[2] 2 Apr 1871 St. Ewe, Cornwall, EnglandPengruglar
Census[3] 3 Apr 1881 St. Ewe, Cornwall, EnglandPengruglar
Census[4] 5 Apr 1891 St. Ewe, Cornwall, EnglandPengrugla
Census[5] 31 Mar 1901 Veryan, Cornwall, EnglandReskivers
Death[6] 1919 Cornwall, EnglandHelston Registration District

Sarah Fox was born in Derby in about 1825. However, her first confirmed sighting is not until 1856, when she married in Cornwall (three hundred miles from Derby) to John Cox, a gamekeeper originally from Barnack in Northamptonshire - also a long way from Cornwall.

After their marriage, Sarah and John lived in the parish of St Mellion, where the first five of their six children were born. Between 1867 and 1869 they left St Mellion and moved to the parish of St Ewe, where their youngest child was born. In St Ewe they lived at the hamlet of Pengrugla, adjoining the Heligan estate, which is presumably where John did his work as a gamekeeper.

John died on Christmas Eve 1891, aged 64. On 14th January 1892, Sarah obtained a grant of administration from the probate court in Bodmin (then the county town of Cornwall) to allow her to take over her late husband's estate, which was valued at £1151 11s 11d. This was a relatively substantial estate.

By 1901, Sarah had left Pengrugla, and was living with her son William at Reskivers in the parish of Veryan - about five miles west of Pengrugla. Both she and William described themselves as 'living on own means', showing that they did not need to work, although they were not ostentatiously wealthy - their home was fairly modest, only having four rooms.

After 1901, Sarah appears to have moved within Cornwall again - it seems she died aged 95 in 1919 in Helston district, in the far south-west of the county, close to Land's End.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 9 General Register Office: 1861 Census Schedules, RG9/1525/51/9, 7 Apr 1861, Primary quality.
    AddressNewton, St Mellion, Cornwall
    NameRelation to headMarital statusSexAgeImplied birthdateOccupationBirthplace
    John Coxheadmarriedmale331827/8GamekeeperBarnack, Northamptonshire
    Sarah Coxwifemarriedfemale351825/6Derby
    Catherine Coxdaughterunmarriedfemale31857/8St Mellion, Cornwall
    Lucy Coxdaughterunmarriedfemale21858/9St Mellion, Cornwall
    Mary Coxdaughterfemale2mo1861St Mellion, Cornwall
  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 10 General Register Office: 1871 Census Schedules, RG10/2269/10/12 & RG10/2269/11/13, 2 Apr 1871, Primary quality.
    AddressPengruglar, St Ewe, Cornwall
    NameRelation to headMarital statusSexAgeImplied birthdateOccupationBirthplace
    John Coxheadmarriedmale421828/9GamekeeperBarnack, Northamptonshire
    Sarah Coxwifemarriedfemale451825/6Derby, Derbyshire
    Catherine Coxdaughterfemale131857/8ScholarSt Mellion, Cornwall
    Lucy Coxdaughterfemale111859/60ScholarSt Mellion, Cornwall
    William Coxsonmale81862/3ScholarSt Mellion, Cornwall
    Sarrah Coxdaughterfemale41866/7ScholarSt Mellion, Cornwall
    Elizabeth Coxdaughterfemale21868/9St Ewe, Cornwall
  3. General Register Office. Public Record Office (PRO) RG 11 General Register Office: 1881 Census Schedules. (The National Archives), RG11/2304/76/10, 3 Apr 1881, Primary quality.
    AddressPengruglar, St Ewe, Cornwall
    NameRelation to headMarital statusSexAgeImplied birthdateOccupationBirthplace
    John Coxheadmarriedmale521828/9GamekeeperBarnack, Northamptonshire
    Sarah Coxwifemarriedfemale561824/5Derby, Derbyshire
    William Coxsonunmarriedmale181862/3GamekeeperSt Mellion, Cornwall
    Sarah Coxdaughterfemale141866/7ScholarSt Mellion, Cornwall
    Elizabeth Coxdaughterfemale121868/9ScholarSt Ewe, Cornwall
  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 12 General Register Office: 1891 Census Schedules, RG12/1824/62/10, 5 Apr 1891, Primary quality.
    AddressPengrugla, St Ewe, Cornwall
    Rooms occupied5 or more
    NameRelation to headMarital statusSexAgeImplied birthdateOccupationStatusBirthplace
    John Coxheadmarriedmale611829/30GamekeeperemployedBarnack, Northamptonshire
    Sarah Coxwifemarriedfemale631827/8''Derby
    Elizabeth Coxdaughtersinglefemale221868/9St Ewe, Cornwall
  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 13 General Register Office: 1901 Census Schedules, RG13/2217/109/6, 31 Mar 1901, Primary quality.
    AddressReskivers, Veryan, Cornwall
    Rooms occupied4
    NameRelation to headMarital statusSexAgeImplied birthdateOccupationStatusBirthplace
    Sarah Coxheadwidowfemale771823/4Living on own meansDerby, Derbyshire
    William Coxsonsinglemale381862/3On own meansSt Mellion, Cornwall
  6. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    d. Sarah COX, March Quarter 1919, Helston Registration District, Vol. 5c, page 274, aged 95 [1823/4]