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Francis William Fox

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of Fox, Walker and Co

1841 Q4. Born at Kingsbridge, South Devon the son of George Fox and his wife Rachel Collier Hingston

1851 Francis Fox living at Kingsbridge (age 9 born Kingsbridge). In the house of his parents George (age 54 born Egoshayle, Cornwall), a Banker and his wife Rachel (age 57) and their children Fredrick Fox 26, Rachel Fox 20, Charlotte Fox 18, Joseph Fox 15, Albert Fox 14, Richard Fox 11, Charles Fox 2, Mary Fox 7. Also visitors Elizabeth Fox 22 and Ann Fox 20. Three servants. [1]

1876 Letter to the Times newspaper about piece work and signs as Francis William Fox of the Atlas Engine Works [2]

1880 Listed in Bristol as Fox, Francis Wm., engineer, Grove House, Stoke Bishop [3]

1880 Announcement of the liquidation of the partnership of Francis William Fox and Edwin Walker trading as Fox, Walker and Co at Atlas Engine Works [4]

1881 Francis William Fox listed as a visitor at 7 South Terrace, Kingston-on-Thames (age 39 born Kingsbridge, Devon), a Civil Engineer. In the house of Joseph H. Fox (age 45 born Kingsbridge), an Insurance Broker and Shipping Agent and his wife Sarah E. (age 44 born Exeter) [5]

1884 Letter to the Times about penny dinners for school children. Signs from 8 Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster. [6]

1888 Francis William Fox of Fox, Walker and Co, engineers, formerly of Kingswood near this city offers his services to the government and to go to the Soudan. Member of the Society of Friends. [7]

1891 December. Francis William Fox sent by the Society of Friends to the famine-stricken provinces of Russia [8]

1892 January. Refers to Francis William Fox of Deans Yard, Westminster going to Russia to see the famine areas. [9]

1892 October. Francis William Fox is a member of the Westminster Licencing Reform Committee [10]

1899 Letter to the Times newspaper and mentions the Westminster Licencing Reform Committee. Signed from the Reform Club, Pall-Mall. [11]

1901 A Francis Fox is lodging in Kildare Terrace, Paddington (age 59 born Devon), Living on own means and retired Civil Engineer. [12]

1901 Letter to the Times newspaper and mentions the Westminster Licencing Reform Committee and signs as the Honorary Secretary [13]

1907 Letter to the Times newspaper and mentions the China Missions Emergency Committee and signs as Chairman [14]

1909 Letter to the Times newspaper re China [15]

1911 Francis William Fox is living at 10 Kildare Terrace, Paddington (age 69 born Kingsbridge, South Devon), Single and Living on own means. [16]

1918 Q2. Death in the Kensington registration district.

1918 Obituary. In his 77th year. Promoted the first Hague Conference. Active in the anti-slavery and temperance cause. member of the Society of Friends. [17]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. The Times, Thursday, Jan 27, 1876
  3. 1880 Slater's Directory of North and South Wales etc.
  4. London Gazette 1880/02/13
  5. 1881 Census
  6. The Times, Wednesday, Oct 08, 1884
  7. The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post, Tuesday, December 11, 1888
  8. The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post, Saturday, December 5, 1891
  9. The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post, Saturday, January 23, 1892
  10. The Royal Cornwall Gazette Falmouth Packet, Cornish Weekly News, & General Advertiser, Thursday, October 27, 1892
  11. The Times, Monday, Sep 11, 1899
  12. 1901 Census
  13. The Times, Monday, Oct 07, 1901
  14. The Times, Monday, Oct 21, 1907
  15. The Times, Tuesday, Mar 16, 1909
  16. 1911 Census
  17. The Times, Friday, Apr 19, 1918