Joseph Fox

Joseph Fox[1]

Male 1758 - 1832  (73 years)

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  • Name Joseph Fox 
    Born 13 Jul 1758  Falmouth, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Address 1777-1783  Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Student of Medicine 
    Address 1788  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address 1792  Mark Lane, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    according to the marriage settlement between Joseph James the elder and Hannah Waring, in which Joseph Fox was named a trustee 
    Address 1794  South Street, Finsbury, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address 1800  Greatwood Cottage, Mylor, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 25 Feb 1832  Plymouth, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 04 Mar 1832  Charles Church Yard, Plymouth, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2097  Geneagraphie | Descendants of Francis Fox
    Same Person Link This person is also Joseph Fox the younger at Wikipedia 
    Same Person Link This person is also Joseph Fox the younger at The Things That Catch My Eye, David William Wilkin's Weblog 
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2012 

    Father Joseph Fox,   b. 1729, Parr, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1785, Falmouth, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Elisabeth Hingston,   b. 28 Oct 1733, Penryn, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1792, Falmouth, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1754  Penryn, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F937  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Elisabeth Peters,   b. 5 Dec 1751, St. Dennis, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1839, Princes Place, St. Andrew's, Plymouth, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 15 Mar 1780  Plymouth, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • In the "Revised genealogical account of the various families descended from Francis Fox of St. German's, Cornwall" (1872) Joseph and Elizabeth are mentioned on the descendant chart in the book and on the pages 12/13 and 19.
      On the pages 23/13 is stated that "there was not any issue of the mariage"

    Married:
    Documents
    Marriage articles Joseph Fox and Elizabeth Peters
    Marriage certificate Joseph Fox and Elizabeth Peters
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F855  Group Sheet

    Family 2 NN 
    Married Type: Not married 
    Children 
     1. Emily Fox,   b. Aft Mar 1792,   d. 08 Mar 1866, Newton Abbot, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F1292412  Group Sheet

    Family 3 NN James,   b. 1767-1769 
    Married Type: Not married 
    Children 
     1. Mary James Fox,   b. Abt 1796,   d. 27 Mar 1866, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     2. Sophia James Fox,   b. 1798,   d. 10 Dec 1875, 113 Forest Road, Dalston, Hackney, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Charles James Fox,   b. 25 Jan 1799, Chelsea, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1874, 113 Forest Road, Dalston, Hackney, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F1292775  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Jul 1758 - Falmouth, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Mar 1780 - Plymouth, Devonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAddress - Student of Medicine - 1777-1783 - Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAddress - 1788 - London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAddress - according to the marriage settlement between Joseph James the elder and Hannah Waring, in which Joseph Fox was named a trustee - 1792 - Mark Lane, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAddress - 1794 - South Street, Finsbury, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAddress - 1800 - Greatwood Cottage, Mylor, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Feb 1832 - Plymouth, Devonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 04 Mar 1832 - Charles Church Yard, Plymouth, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    2097.jpg
    London Hospital 1752

    Documents
    Falmouth Foxes
    Devonshire House Monthly Meeting 4th of dec 1798
    Last Will of Joseph Fox (1758-1832)
    The descendants of Francis Fox
    A family of Quaker doctors
    Greatwood Cottage
    Medical dictionary
    Relation Joseph - Elisabeth
    The London Hospital Gazette
    Cover for Great Wood Lease
    Bayly-Bartlett Papers
    Quitclaim under a Marriage Settlement
    Draft of Last Will Dr Joseph Fox 1830

  • Notes 
    • Wikipedia - Joseph Fox

    • Thomas Fox of Wellington helped Joseph get his London appointment."

    • From Bulloch, W (1933) Roll of members of the Staff of the London Hospital from its foundation.
      In possession of the Medical College Library.

      "In the 18'th century, medical degrees were offered at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, but these were mainly in humanities and dialectics but no clinical medicine. At best a surgeon or apothecary had years of practical experience under a single master. A licence to practice as a physician in England could be obtained by passing the examination for licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London."

      Unlike England, the University of Edinburgh medical school taught clinical medicine and especially clinical anatomy. It was far ahead of medicine in England as was Leiden and Vienna. There was and is still no thesis involved in becoming a doctor of medicine. There is no original work upon which to write a thesis, since their training is entirely practical knowledge and skills.
    • Munk's "Roll of the Royal College of Physicians" tells us that this second Joseph, after practising in Falmouth for some years as an apothecary, "acquired by marriage and his profession a small independence" and decided to try his fortune in London as a physician. He studied at Edinburgh and in 1783 graduated M.D. at St. Andrews (His brother Edward Long graduated 1784 at St. Andrews). Settling in London, he was admitted L.R.C.P. in 1788, and in 1789 was elected physician to the London Hospital. In 1792 the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh made him a fellow.

      When he settled among them, London Friends were helpful; and it was through the influence of Thomas Smith (one of our ancestors through the Tregelles family), and other wealthy men, that he became Physician to the London. "He set up his carriage on 600 pounds a year." - (info Cathy Stevenson-Fox)

      In 1800 he was compelled by his "increasing private engagements" to resign his office at the London Hospital; and, having by that time accumulated a fortune fully adequate to the supply of all his wants, he soon afterwards quitted London.

      He had conceived, and partly compiled, "A New Medical Dictionary Containing a Concise Explanation of all the Terms Used in Medicine, Surgery, Pharmacy , Botany, Natural History, and Chymistry;" and the publishers, who had the. manuscript, arranged for its revision and completion by Thomas Bradley, physician to the Westminster Hospital and long editor of the Medical and Physical Journal. This workmanlike little book appeared in 1803, and in 1804 Joseph gave a copy to his nephew Richard Hingston Fox.

      In retirement, he lived first in his cottage at Mylor, across the water from Falmouth.

      "But there he was soon found out and drawn into practice, working very hard as a country doctor."

      George Alexander Fox, grandfather of Cathy Stevenson-Fox, recalled that this Joseph (his great-uncle) carried in a waistcoat pocket little slips of paper on which were written the symtoms of certain diseases, with which to refresh his memory as he rode to his patients.

      His last years were spent in Plymouth. (T.F. Fox 1977)

    • From Emily Fox, his gdaughter:
      1e Internist London Hospital.
      A Quaker, became a catholic on what was supposed to be his deathbed and lived a year afterwards. (Oilpainting)

      Witness to the marriage of his son Charles James

    • The medical register for the year 1783
      The London Hospital, instituted in 1740; incorporated in 1758.
      The Governors made use of a house in Prescot-street, as a temporary hospital, till the present building in Whitechapel Road was erected.
      It contains about one hundred and sixty beds, and such Governors as practice any branch of physic, form a committee, that meet once a month, to inspect the medicines used in the hospital.
      The Royal kalendar, or Complete and correct annual register 1797
      London Hospital, instituted 1740,
      Incorporated Dec 9 1758
      Whitchapel Road
      His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester President
      D of Dorset, W Mainwaring Esq, George Pete s Esq, S Thornton Esq, S Hawkins Esq, Sir T Coxhead Knt, Vice Presidents
      Timothy Curtis Esq Treas., Dr John Cooke, Dr William Hamilton, Dr Fox Physicians.
      Mr Richard Grindall F.R.S., Mr G Neale, Mr William Blizard F.R.S. Surgeons
      Last Will of Richard Grindall

      Mr Thomas White, Mr Thomas Blizird, Mr Vaux Assistant Surgeons.
      Mr D Price Apoth
      Rev Mr Buckham Chaplain, Secretary and Receiver
      Mr J Van Sommer Steward
      Mrs Anne Guion Matron
      The Royal kalendar, or Complete and correct annual register 1797
    • Account on the Rise, Progress, and State OF THE LONDON HOSPITAL, From its first Institution on the 3d of November 1740, to the first of January 1775
    • Colleague Richard Grindall in the Directory of London and Westminster, & Borough of Southwark. 1794
    • James & Were, British Wine Manufacturers, Finsbury place. Both quakers mentioned in the Directory of London and Westminster, & Borough of Southwark. 1794
      Joseph had property together with Richard James
    • 1789 Elected Physician
      1800 resigned (mentioned Thomas Fox in this transcription)
      A history of the London hospital
    • The Voluntary Hospitals, Langdon-Davies, 1952
    • Students of Medicine, 1762-1826

    Buried:
    • From the Quaker burial records held at the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office - Book 403 page 39
      Name: Joseph Fox
      Date of Death: 25 February 1832
      Age: 73 years
      Residence: Plymouth
      Description: Physician
      Date of Burial: 4 March 1832
      Place of Burial: Plymouth
      Member or Non Member: N M
    • Dr Joseph Fox was buried in the Quaker Burial Ground, unfortunately the graves have all now been removed, however a crude indexing of the graves was carried out at that time, and it indicated that Joseph Fox was buried in the same plot as his wife Elizabeth.
      Accession 453/2
      Burial Ground to west of Charles Street and South of Vennel Street - rear of the Household of Faith - west side of path - parallel to Vennel Street reading east to west.
      Rows numbered from Vennel Street; Row 6
      Fox, Joseph MD vertical slab 1832
      Fox, Elizabeth 1839

  • Sources 
    1. [S462] The Descendants of Francis Fox, (Privately printed London , printed for the compiler by Head, Hole and Co.; Farringdon street and Paternoster row 1872) (Reliability: 3).


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