Richard Fox

Richard Fox

Male 1764 - 1841  (76 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Richard Fox 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 7 Sep 1764  Falmouth, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Address 1780  Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address 1820  Little Arwenack, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address 1826  Leiden, ZH, NL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address 1826  Quay Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address 1828  Arwenack Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address 1833  Ropewalk, Falmouth, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 15 Feb 1841 
    Person ID I2405  Geneagraphie | Descendant of Francis Fox
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2011 

    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 
    Siblings 10 siblings 
    Family ID F937  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Forster,   b. Abt 1765, St.Pauls , London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1833  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married 1786 
    Children 
     1. Richard Hingston Fox,   b. 30 Jun 1787,   d. 11 Apr 1818  (Age 30 years)
     2. Josiah Forster Fox,   b. 26 Sep 1788,   d. 1865  (Age 76 years)
     3. Priscilla Fox,   b. 27 Sep 1789,   d. 24 Dec 1800  (Age 11 years)
     4. Elizabeth Fox,   b. 28 Aug 1791,   d. 28 Jan 1794  (Age 2 years)
     5. Joseph Fox,   b. 2 Nov 1792,   d. 25 Dec 1861  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F983  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Sep 1764 - Falmouth, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAddress - Students of Medicine, 1762-1826 - 1780 - Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAddress - 1820 - Little Arwenack, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAddress - 1826 - Leiden, ZH, NL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAddress - 1826 - Quay Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAddress - 1828 - Arwenack Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAddress - 1833 - Ropewalk, Falmouth, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
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    Histories
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  • Notes 
    • Falmouth Foxes

      In 1826, on June 29, between noon and 1 o'clock, before the medical faculty of the University of Leyden in Holland, Richard Fox defended his Latin thesis on various manifestations of oedema. (Presumably he not only write but also spoke in Latin). After which he we. approved for the degree of doctor of medicine.
      The printed thesis begins with a dedication translated as follows (by his medical great -great -great- grandson Robin):
      To Almighty God, and to the memory of my beloved father, Joseph Fox, surgeon, who was renowned for his philanthropy and for good reason dear to me and others,
      Richard Fox dedicates this token of affection.
      The preface says ;.
      I am now advanced in years. But from the time I embarked on the study of Medicine it has been my ambition to prepare some account of my knowledge and experience, however humble. That is why I now present my medical ruminations, such as they are, for examination by the distinguished professors of the medical faculty. The title page describes him as "Britannus," and as a member of the Edinburgh Society of Physicians and Surgeons. Which strongly suggests that at some stage he had studied in the North. (Edinburgh and Leyden were closely linked.) But on the last page is evidence that he had also attended Guy's Hospital in London. Being about 62 when he took his degree, he had probably been practising in Falmouth for about Forty years. For we may suppose that when he married in 1786 he was already established there.
    • My grandfather, who was born in 1821, recalls his visits as a child to Richard's house at Little Arwenack, about a mile from Falmouth. Everything was kept so neat; the neat white gate at the entrance with a splendid hydrangea on each side . . . then the pretty jesamine-covered porch which, I recollect, harboured a wren's nest." The porch, it seems, consisted of half a boat, turned on end and supported by a post - which Richard had been known, in a wicked moment, to liken to the wooden leg of his wife Hannah. (Long ago, her Leg had been amputated after she fell from her horse near Penryn.)
      From Little Arwenack they moved into town first to a house in Quay Street. and then to one in Arwenack Street. A Guide to Falmouth of about 1826 gives under, Physicians, "Richard Fox, Quay Street M..D. and licentiate of the college." After Hannah 's death in 1833, he moved to the white house at the Ropewalk" When he himself died in 1841 he was 76 or so but he had only lately retired from the post of quarantine doctor for the port.
      One letter we possess, dated the 22nd of twelfth month, 1830, and sent through the post to "Joseph John Fox, Falmouth, Cornwall." The recipient was then 9 or 10 years old, and the letter is in Latin:
      Greetings in the Lord. Tomorrow morning, if the weather is fine I propose to show you a shipwreck. All the sailors died in the water - some drowned, some killed when they were thrown on the rocks. Their clothes and possessions were also lost. This calamity, I'm sure, will make you very sad: to think of wives grieving for their husbands and children for their dead fathers, We ought to be thankful that we do not have to face the perils of the sea.
      (T.F. Fox 1977)


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