Francis Fox

Francis Fox[1]

Male 1606 - 1670  (63 years)    Has 2 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Francis Fox 
    Relationshipwith this person
    Born 7 Jan 1606  Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened St. John the Baptist, Devizes, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Address 1646  Catchfrench, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1670 
    Association Stephen Fox (Relationship: maybe same family) 
    Person ID I4246  Geneagraphie | Descendant of Francis Fox, Voorouders HW
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2013 

    Father Henrie Fox,   b. Abt 1570-1580,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Edith,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Siblings 4 siblings 
    Family ID F1767  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Deanes Barret,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 14 Jun 1637  Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F1658  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Dorothy Croker,   c. 9 Apr 1624,   d. 1693  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married 1646 
    Children 
     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 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1699, Philadelphia, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
    Histories 2 Histories
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F1657  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsChristened - - St. John the Baptist, Devizes, Wiltshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    The descendants of Francis Fox
    The descendants of Francis Fox
    to which is appended a pedigree of the Crokers of Lineham and many families who are connected with…

  • Notes 
    • 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

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

    2. [S462] The Descendants of Francis Fox, Frances Allen, Joseph Foster, (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



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