1606 - 1670 (63 years)
Has 2 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.
||Francis Fox |
||7 Jan 1606
||St. John the Baptist, Devizes, Wiltshire, England
||Catchfrench, Cornwall, England
||4 Siblings |
||Stephen Fox (Relationship: maybe same family) |
||Geneagraphie | Descendant of Francis Fox, Voorouders HW, gedcom
||1 Nov 2013 |
||Dorothy Croker, c. 9 Apr 1624 d. 1693 (Age ~ 68 years) |
| ||1. John Fox, c. 18 Aug 1650 d. 1651 (Age ~ 0 years)|
|+||2. Francis Fox, b. 1647 d. 1704 (Age 57 years)|
|+||3. James Fox, c. 10 Jun 1653, St. Germans, Cornwall, England d. 19 Sep 1699, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (Age ~ 46 years)|
||Histories (Log in)|
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||19 Mar 2010 |
- Burke, in his "History of the commoners", states "that the numerous families of Fox at present residing in the West of England sprang from one common ancestor, a Francis Fox, who married 1646, Dorothy Kekewich. Tradition represents him to have come from Wiltshire (it is said from the parish of Farley*** or that of Pitton), somewhere in 1645, during the commotions of the civil war. He is stated to have been descended from the same family as the celebrated Sir Stephen Fox, ancestor of the Earls of Ilchester and the Lords Holland. It is likewise handed down that he was one of seven or eight sons, and that others of the same family also came into Devonshire and Cornwall, settling at Plymouth and Looe, but left no sons who survived.
After marrying in 1646 he lived at Catchfrench, a 16th-century manor house belonging to the Kekewiches. Catchfrench is about three miles from St. Germans, where Francis was a clothier; and it is about the same distance from Menheniot, where George Fox held his first Cornish meetings. George Fox brought the Quaker message to Cornwall in 1655; and it was then or a little later that Francis and his family joined the Society of Friends.
Francis's wife may or may not have been a Kekewich. But his son's wife was definitely a Croker; and from her the Foxes get. most of their small share of blue blood. The Falmouth Foxes are descended from two grandsons of this marriage. George Croker Fox and Joseph Fox. (T.F. Fox 1977).
- William Fox, father of sir Stephen Fox and ggfather of the Whig politician Charles James Fox (1749-1807) died 1652 in Farley, Wiltshire
- [S265] Frances Allen, Joseph Foster, 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).
- [S265] Frances Allen, Joseph Foster, The Descendants of Francis Fox, (Privately printed London , printed for the compiler by Head, Hole and Co.; Farringdon street and Paternoster row 1872), 6 (Reliability: 2).
The wife of Francis Fox was Dorothy Kekewich. She was of good family, being a relation of the family of Kekewich of Exeter, whose house at Catchfrench, in the parish of St. Germans, being than vacant, became their residence at their first settling in Cornwall.
Theodor Fortescue Fox doubted if she was a Kekwich by birth