Person:William Cox (111)

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William Cox
 
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 William Cox
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 1862 St. Mellion, Cornwall, England
Census[2] 2 Apr 1871 St. Ewe, Cornwall, EnglandPengruglar
Census[3] 3 Apr 1881 St. Ewe, Cornwall, EnglandPengruglar
Census[4] 31 Mar 1901 Veryan, Cornwall, EnglandReskivers

William Cox was born in 1862 in the parish of St Mellion, Cornwall, the fourth of six children (but the only son) of a gamekeeper named John Cox and his wife Sarah Fox. When William was about six years old, the family left St Mellion and moved to the parish of St Ewe, where they lived at a hamlet called Pengrugla, adjoining the Heligan estate, which is presumably where John Cox worked. William followed his father's footsteps, also becoming a gamekeeper.

After his father's death in 1891, William moved back in with his widowed mother. The 1901 census finds him a 38 year old bachelor living with his mother at Reskivers in the parish of Veryan, about five miles west of Pengrugla. Neither of them were working, describing themselves as 'living on own means', quite possibly not needing to work given that John Cox's estate had been valued at £1151 11s 11d at his death in 1891 - a relatively substantial amount.

William has yet to be researched after the 1901 census.

References
  1. Births index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    b. William COX, December Quarter 1862, St Germans Registration District, Vol. 5c, page 49

  2. 2.0 2.1 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 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