The Descendants of Gregory Fox, born circa 1600


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11. John FOX [15026] (John8, John6, John5, Samuel2, Gregory1) was born on 30 Mar 1779 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England and died on 30 Aug 1849 in London England at age 70.

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: an Upholsterer, of Newgate Street, London England.

John married Mary LADDS [95728] [MRIN: 31981] circa 1817 in England. Mary was born circa 1785 and died on 25 Feb 1849 in London England at age 64.

Children from this marriage were:

   30 M    i. John FOX [95729] was born circa 1818 in London England and died in 1878 in Waltham Cross Hertfordshire England at age 60.

John married Margaret [95730] [MRIN: 31982] circa 1877. Margaret died circa 1881 in England.

   31 F    ii. Caroline FOX [95731] was born in 1819 in London England, died on 6 Jan 1891 in Baldock Hertfordshire England at age 72, and was buried on 9 Jan 1891 in Clothall Hertfordshire England.

   32 M    iii. Charles Ladds FOX [95732] was born circa 1821 in London England and died in England.

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: a Draper, Bath Somerset England.

   33 F    iv. Charlotte FOX [95733] was born circa 1821 in London England and died in London England.

+ 34 F    v. Emily FOX [95734] was born circa 1823 in London England and died in England.

15. Charles Neale FOX [15027] (John8, John6, John5, Samuel2, Gregory1) was born on 14 Nov 1784 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, died on 22 Mar 1855 in Stamford Lincolnshire England at age 70, and was buried on 25 Mar 1855 in Stamford Lincolnshire England.

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: an Ironmonger, Stamford Lincolnshire England.

Charles married Mary Ann WRIGHT [95737] [MRIN: 31984] on 1 Feb 1819 in Spalding Lincolnshire England. Mary was born circa 1798 in Spalding Lincolnshire England, died circa 1833 in Stamford Lincolnshire England at age 35, and was buried circa 1833 in Stamford Lincolnshire England.

Children from this marriage were:

   35 M    i. Charles Wright FOX [95738] was born on 4 Apr 1820 in Stamford Lincolnshire England, died on 4 Jul 1821 in Stamford Lincolnshire England at age 1, and was buried on 6 Jul 1821 in Stamford Lincolnshire England.

   36 M    ii. Charles Wright FOX [95739] was born on 11 May 1822 in Stamford Lincolnshire England and died after 1891 in Leamington Warwickshire England.

General Notes: In a Medley Pedigree, received from Marcus Whittaker in September 2011, he included the following:
Charles was "an artist - fond of travelling and sketching for pleasure".
Fox took his degree at Cambridge [prob gained M.A.]

   37 M    iii. Henry John FOX [95740] was born on 20 Mar 1824 in Stamford Lincolnshire England, died on 11 Apr 1825 in Stamford Lincolnshire England at age 1, and was buried on 14 Apr 1825 in St Michael's Stamford Lincolnshire England.

   38 F    iv. Augusta Ann FOX [95741] was born on 30 Nov 1826 in Stamford Lincolnshire England, died on 9 Dec 1827 in Stamford Lincolnshire England at age 1, and was buried on 12 Dec 1827 in St Michael's Stamford Lincolnshire England.

+ 39 F    v. Louisa Ann FOX [95742] was born on 24 Aug 1828 in Stamford Lincolnshire England and died in 1910 in Richmond Surrey England at age 82.

   40 M    vi. Rev. William Henry FOX M.A. [95743] was born on 7 Apr 1832 in Stamford Lincolnshire England, died in 1911 in Thixendale Yorkshire England at age 79, and was buried in 1911 in Thixendale Yorkshire England.

General Notes: In a Medley Pedigree, received from Marcus Whittaker in September 2011, he included the following:
Fox took his degree at Cambridge and entered the Church, and was a "High Churchman"
From 1868 he was the first vicar of the newly built church in Thixendale, Yorkshire Wolds. The church was one of a series designed by the renowned Victorian/Edwardian architect George Edmund Street (1824-1881) for Air Tatton Sykes, of Sledmere, who 'owned' the village at that time.
William kept a 'diary' of sorts during his incumbency. He called it 'Annals of the Parish of Thixendale' and it covers the period 1868-1911. He was interested in history, e.g. in his writings he records the finding of Roman coins in the village and has them researched by the 'Keeper of Coins' at the British Museum.
At Easter-tide 1898 he writes: "The Vicar (Wm. H. Fox M.A) presented to the Church, for the super-Altar, a brass Crucifix (antique) with the Emblems of the Evangelists at the 4 tips of the Cross; and mounted on a base of three steps of red and black marble." In c2005 the crucifix was valued and was found to be worth far more than thought (several thousands of pounds) and could no longer be kept in the church.

16. James FOX [15031] (John8, John6, John5, Samuel2, Gregory1) was born on 1 Dec 1785 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, died on 28 Nov 1860 in Dartford Kent England at age 74, and was buried on 1 Dec 1860 in New Church Bexleyheath Kent England.

James married Mary Ann ANDREWS [95719] [MRIN: 31978], daughter of Thomas ANDREWS [95765] and Unknown, on 16 Nov 1818 in London England. Mary was born circa 1795 in London England, died on 21 Jan 1836 in London England at age 41, and was buried on 24 Jan 1836 in London England.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 41 M    i. James Negus FOX [95766] was born on 30 Aug 1820 in St Ives Huntingdonshire England, died on 14 Jun 1894 in Newcastle-under-Lyme Staffordshire England at age 73, and was buried on 17 Jun 1894 in Lynne Cemetery Newcastle-under-Lyme Staffordshire England.

   42 F    ii. Ellen Eliza FOX [95767] was born on 23 May 1824 in London England, died on 26 Jun 1831 in London England at age 7, and was buried on 29 Jun 1831 in St Stephen's Coleman Street London England. (Died young)

   43 F    iii. Mary Ann FOX [95768] was born on 22 Dec 1825 in London England, died on 2 Mar 1826 in London England, and was buried on 5 Mar 1826 in St Pancras' Old Churchyard London England. (Infant Death)

   44 F    iv. Louisa Victoria FOX [95769] was born on 22 May 1827 in London England, died on 11 Oct 1827 in London England, and was buried on 14 Oct 1827 in St Stephen's Coleman Street London England. (Infant Death)

   45 M    v. Charles John FOX [95770] was born on 25 Apr 1829 in London England, died on 2 Mar 1830 in London England, and was buried on 5 Mar 1830 in St Stephen's Coleman Street London England. (Infant Death)

   46 F    vi. Emma Sophia FOX [95771] was born on 18 Aug 1830 in London England, died on 20 Jan 1832 in London England at age 1, and was buried on 23 Jan 1832 in St Stephen's Coleman Street London England. (Infant Death)

   47 F    vii. Mary FOX [95772] was born on 14 Jan 1833 in London England, died on 20 Jan 1833 in London England, and was buried on 23 Jan 1833 in St James' Clerkenwell London England. (Infant Death)

James next married Sarah Sophia AVERY [95720] [MRIN: 31979] on 4 Feb 1845 in London England. Sarah was born circa 1804 in London England, died on 24 Dec 1870 in Newcastle-under-Lyme Staffordshire England at age 66, and was buried on 27 Dec 1870 in Lynne Cemetery Newcastle-under-Lyme Staffordshire England.

22. Frances FOX [95724] (John8, John6, John5, Samuel2, Gregory1) was born on 31 Aug 1794 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, was baptised on 7 Nov 1794 in St Mary's Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, died on 22 Jun 1849 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England at age 54, and was buried on 25 Jun 1849 in St Mary's Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England.

Frances married Thomas Anthony NEGUS [95795] [MRIN: 31995], son of NEGUS [95796] and CLARKE [95797], on 24 Jun 1823 in St Mary's & St Benedict's Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England. Thomas was born in Clerkenwell Middlesex England and died before 1849 in United States of America.

The child from this marriage was:

   48 F    i. Fanny Maria NEGUS [95798] was born on 18 Feb 1825 in Pentonville London England, was baptised on 24 Jun 1825 in St Mary's Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, and died after 1861 in England.

23. George Morris FOX [15017] (John8, John6, John5, Samuel2, Gregory1) was born on 7 Nov 1795 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, died on 29 May 1861 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England at age 65, and was buried on 2 Jun 1861 in St Mary the Virgin Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England.

General Notes: For several years the Sheriff of Huntingdon; and,
In a Medley Pedigree, received from Marcus Whittaker in September 2011, he included the following:
Sheriff of Huntingdon, Auctioneer and General Agent, Founder of The Literary Institution, Freemason

George married Elizabeth ASHTON [95799] [MRIN: 31997], daughter of Edward ASHTON [16317] and Unknown, on 6 Jan 1818 in St Sepulchre London England. Elizabeth was born on 2 Feb 1800 in Old Weston Huntingdonshire England, died on 14 Jan 1854 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England at age 53, and was buried on 17 Jan 1854 in St Mary's Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 49 M    i. George Maples FOX [95801] was born on 6 Jan 1820 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, died on 17 Aug 1878 in Lincoln Lincolnshire England at age 58, and was buried on 21 Aug 1878 in Canwick Road Cemetery Lincoln Lincolnshire England.

+ 50 F    ii. Charlotte FOX [95802] was born on 1 Jan 1821 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England and died on 4 Apr 1903 in Bedford Bedfordshire England at age 82.

   51 M    iii. Frederick Taylor FOX [95803] was born on 2 Jul 1822 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England and died after 1891 in Manchester Lancashire England.

Frederick married Lucy SALMON [95873] [MRIN: 32020], daughter of William SALMON [95878] and UNKNOWN [95887], in 1862 in England. Lucy was born circa 1822 in Peterborough Northamptonshire England and died after 1891 in Manchester Lancashire England.

+ 52 M    iv. Thomas Lewis FOX [95804] was born on 5 Dec 1823 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England and died on 3 Dec 1877 in Sydenham Kent England at age 53.

   53 F    v. Fanny FOX [95805] was born on 15 Jun 1825 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, died on 27 Aug 1848 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England at age 23, and was buried on 30 Aug 1848 in St Mary's Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England.

+ 54 M    vi. John FOX [95806] was born on 30 Sep 1826 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, died on 25 Sep 1891 in Peterborough Northamptonshire England at age 64, and was buried on 28 Sep 1891 in Peterborough Northamptonshire England.

   55 F    vii. Elizabeth Ann FOX [95807] was born on 24 Jun 1828 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, died on 20 Apr 1861 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England at age 32, and was buried on 26 Apr 1861 in St Mary's Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England.

   56 F    viii. Emma FOX [95808] was born on 14 Aug 1829 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, was baptised on 15 Aug 1929 in St Mary's Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, died on 19 Feb 1853 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England at age 23, and was buried on 22 Feb 1853 in St Mary's Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England.

   57 F    ix. Mary FOX [95809] was born on 14 Aug 1829 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, was baptised on 15 Aug 1929 in St Mary's Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, died on 11 Mar 1916 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England at age 86, and was buried on 15 Mar 1916 in St Mary's Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England.

General Notes: In a Medley Pedigree, received from Marcus Whittaker in September 2011, he included the following:
She was a School Mistress, Misses Fox School at Montagu House, Huntingdon.
"Miss Fox, with her three sisters [Harriet, Anna and Caroline] for many years successfully conducted a
Ladies' Boarding School at Montagu House."
Mary was an invalid for some years before she died, and was the last survivor of this large family
Fri 17 Mar 1916 Obit: The Huntingdon Post. Death. Mary Fox. 86. Last of the Family. The death took place at her residence George Street, on Saturday, of Miss Mary Fox at the age of 86. The deceased - whose sister died in Oct 1914 was the last survivor of the late Mr G. Morris Fox, Auctioneer, who 60 years ago was one of the busiest and most active residents of the town, for which he did much in his day. Etc
At her funeral there were several beautiful wreaths etc the cards attached being inscribed "In Loving Memory from all at Newport College, Lincoln", "With Loving Remembrance, Mrs Newman; Old Pupils, Lizzie, Edith & Alice". The officiating clergy were the Rev. H.G.D. Latham (Rector of All Saints) and the Rev. L Parry (Vicar of St. Mary's). The first part of the service took place in All Saints Church, the choir and clergy meeting the coffin at the church door and singing 'Rock of Ages' as a Processional Hymn. The second Hymn was 'Peace Perfect Peace' and as the funeral party left the Church the organist Mr G.H. Brown F.R.C.O played Chopin's Funeral March. The coffin was of unpolished oak with brass [furniture?] and bore on the breastplate the inscription "Mary Fox. Died March 11th 1916, Aged 86 Years."

+ 58 F    x. Lucy FOX [95810] was born on 17 Mar 1831 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England and died in 1897 in Hertfordshire England at age 66.

   59 F    xi. Harriet FOX [95811] was born on 12 Sep 1832 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, died on 23 Sep 1903 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England at age 71, and was buried on 28 Sep 1903 in St Mary's Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England.

   60 F    xii. Jane FOX [95812] was born circa 1833 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, died before 1841 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, and was buried in St Mary's Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England.

   61 F    xiii. Caroline FOX [95813] was born circa 1834 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, died before 1839 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, and was buried in St Mary's Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England. (Died young)

   62 F    xiv. Anne FOX [95814] was born on 7 Oct 1839 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, died on 5 Oct 1914 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England at age 74, and was buried on 9 Oct 1914 in St Mary's Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England.

General Notes: In a Medley Pedigree, received from Marcus Whittaker in September 2011, he included the following:
With her three sisters Mary, Harriet, and Caroline, for many years successfully conducted a Ladies' Boarding School at Montagu House.
09 Oct 1914 "From the Huntingdon Post Oct 9th 1914. We regret to announce the death of Miss Ann Fox of Fountain Villa which occurred on Monday (Oct 5th). The deceased lady who was 75 years of age was a twin daughter of [the] late Mr. G. M. Fox."

   63 F    xv. Caroline FOX [95815] was born on 7 Oct 1839 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, died on 20 Sep 1908 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England at age 68, and was buried on 23 Sep 1908 in St Mary's Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England.

General Notes: In a Medley Pedigree, received from Marcus Whittaker in September 2011, he included the following:
With her three sisters Mary, Harriet, and Anne, for many years successfully conducted a Ladies' Boarding
School at Montagu House.

24. Elizabeth FOX [95725] (John8, John6, John5, Samuel2, Gregory1) was born on 10 Jan 1797 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, was baptised on 2 Mar 1797 in St Mary's Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, died on 4 May 1870 in Smisby Derbyshire England at age 73, and was buried on 7 May 1870 in Smisby Derbyshire England.

Elizabeth married Richard WARNER [95901] [MRIN: 32030] on 8 Feb 1819 in St Mary's Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England. Richard was born on 23 Oct 1792 in Coventry Warwickshire England, died on 9 Jul 1869 in Derby Derbyshire England at age 76, and was buried on 12 Jul 1869 in Smisby Derbyshire England.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 64 M    i. John Fox WARNER [95902] was born on 1 Dec 1819 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England and died in 1864 in Wolverhampton Staffordshire England at age 45.

   65 M    ii. Richard Bayley WARNER [95903] was born on 18 Aug 1821 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England and died in Mar 1871 in Burton Lincolnshire England at age 49.

Richard married Maria BILLINGS [95910] [MRIN: 32031] in Jun 1850 in Wolverhampton Staffordshire England. Maria was born in England and died in England.

+ 66 M    iii. Charles Edwin WARNER [95904] was born on 29 Dec 1822 in Leicester Leicestershire England and died after 1871 in England.

+ 67 F    iv. Fanny WARNER [95905] was born on 11 May 1824 in Billesdon Leicestershire England and died after 1851 in Melbourne Colony of Victoria.

   68 F    v. Caroline Elizabeth WARNER [95906] was born on 6 Apr 1826 in Billesdon Leicestershire England and died after 1901 in Leicestershire England.

+ 69 F    vi. Charlotte Amelia WARNER [95907] was born on 7 May 1828 in Saddington Leicestershire England and died after 1911 in Leicestershire England.

   70 F    vii. Rosa WARNER [95908] was born on 27 Dec 1832 in Ashby De La Zouch Leicestershire England and died after 1901 in England.

+ 71 M    viii. Thomas Henry WARNER [95909] was born on 2 Feb 1835 in Ashby De La Zouch Leicestershire England and died from 1873 to 1881 in Derbyshire England at age 38.


25. Dr. Robert FOX M.D. [10450] (John8, John6, John5, Samuel2, Gregory1) was born on 22 Mar 1798 in Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England, was baptised on 5 Jun 1798 in St Mary's Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, died on 7 Jun 1843 in Post Street Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England at age 45, and was buried on 11 Jun 1843 in St Mary the Virgin Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England.

General Notes: Member of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Surgeon of Godmanchester, Hants.

Married Anne TAYLOR (spinster of St Johns, Yorkshire) on 16 Oct. 1832 in Coveney, Isle of Ely, Cambridge. Her father, Rev. Richard Taylor, was the Curate there.

Had 1 daughter, Anne Taylor FOX in 1839 in Letwell, Yorkshire.

He died 7 June 1843 in Post St, Godmanchester, Huntingdon, England.

1841 Census for Godmanchester, Huntingdon:
51 Post St;
FOX, Robert aged 40, Surgeon (born Hunts)
FOX, Anne aged 30 (not born Hunts)
FOX, Conrad aged 14, Jane aged 11 & Anne aged 2 (all born Hunts)
+ 5 others - Apothecary Assistant & servants

Robert married Jane ASHTON [15020] [MRIN: 6207], daughter of Edward ASHTON [16317] and Unknown, on 20 Nov 1821 in England. Jane was born in 1792 in Old Weston Huntingdonshire England, died on 15 Jan 1831 in Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England at age 39, and was buried on 20 Jan 1831 in St Mary the Virgin Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England.

Children from this marriage were:

   72 F    i. Fanny FOX [95947] was born on 6 Oct 1822 in Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England, was baptised in 1822 in St Mary the Virgin Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England, died circa 1822 in Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England, and was buried circa 1822 in St Mary the Virgin Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England.

   73 M    ii. Robert Alfred FOX [95948] was born in 1825 and died in 1841 at age 16.

+ 74 M    iii. Dr. Henry Erasmus FOX M.D. [95949] was born on 28 Mar 1825 in Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England, was baptised in 1825 in St Mary the Virgin Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England, died on 16 Aug 1869 at sea off the Madeira Islands Portugal at age 44, and was buried on 16 Aug 1869 at sea off the Madeira Islands Portugal.

+ 75 M    iv. Conrad FOX [95950] was born on 9 Dec 1826 in Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England, was baptised on 12 Dec 1826 in St Mary the Virgin Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England, died on 14 Mar 1871 in London England at age 44, and was buried on 17 Mar 1871 in St Mary the Virgin Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England.

   76 F    v. Jane FOX [95951] was born on 3 Feb 1830 in Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England, was baptised in 1830 in St Mary the Virgin Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England, died on 31 May 1853 in Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England at age 23, and was buried on 2 Jun 1853 in St Mary the Virgin Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England. The cause of her death was Consumption [Tuberculosis].


Robert next married Anne TAYLOR [10382] [MRIN: 4758], daughter of Richard TAYLOR [10378] and Catherine SPENCER [10380], on 16 Oct 1832 in Coveney Cambridgeshire England. Anne was born on 24 Dec 1806 in Letwell Yorkshire England, was baptised on 30 Dec 1806 in St. John's Laughton en le Morthen Yorkshire England, died on 15 Jun 1877 in Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England at age 70, and was buried on 18 Jun 1877 in St Mary the Virgin Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England.

General Notes: Viewed fiche Baptisms at Throapham, Yorkshire, England 18-9-2001:
"Ann the daughter of Richard TAYLOR. Gentleman, by Catharine his wife, born December 24th and baptised the 30th instant 1806."

Spinster of the parish of St John's, Yorkshire before marriage.

Ann lived with her brother, Richard, on his marriage to Caroline FOX, where she met Caroline's brother, Robert FOX (widower on marriage entry) whom she married in 1832 at Coveney, Isle of Ely, by her brother, Rev.Richard.

One child known - AnnTaylor born 1839.
Two FOX children (Carry & Charles) mentioned in Laura TAYLOR's diary when she visited England in 1855/56. Could be children of Ann & Robert.


The child from this marriage was:

   77 F    i. Anne Taylor FOX [10451] was born on 12 May 1839 in Letwell Yorkshire England, was baptised in 1839 in St Mary the Virgin Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England, died on 7 Dec 1893 in Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England at age 54, and was buried on 10 Dec 1893 in St Mary the Virgin Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England. The cause of her death was Consumption [Tuberculosis].


28. Mary Caroline FOX [10369] (John8, John6, John5, Samuel2, Gregory1) was born on 7 Apr 1803 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, died on 22 Jun 1884 in Wanganui New Zealand at age 81, and was buried in Heads Road Cemetery Wanganui New Zealand. Another name for Mary was Carrie.

General Notes: Mary Caroline FOX was known as Caroline. She was a genteel, refined and well educated lady and an artist of no mean ability. Caroline was not only mother to the family but Richard's support throughout their marriage and in all his mission work. In addition to the 6 children she bore him, Caroline was confined with a stillborn son in Sydney in 1839 and premature twin girls (who did not survive) at Putiki in 1843. Her husband was away on both occasions.

With their daughter, Bertha, and Hori Kingi, son of Hoani Wiremu Hipangoof Putiki, Caroline accompanied Richard to England in 1867, and while there enjoyed frequent visits to her daughter Mary and husband Spencer MEDLEY, an officer in the Royal Navy at Portsea. Of particular delight to Caroline on these visits was the company of her young grand-daughter, Adela. Caroline assisted in the proof-reading of the book her husband was about to publish and was also able to visit many of her relations.

When they arrived back in NZ IN 1871, Caroline & Richard moved to a new home in Campbell St which they called "Sandown" (In 1994 the Palm Lounge).



Mary married Rev. Richard TAYLOR [10365] [MRIN: 4734], son of Richard TAYLOR [10378] and Catherine SPENCER [10380], on 15 Jul 1829 in St Mary's Church Huntingdon England. Richard was born on 21 Mar 1805 in Letwell Yorkshire England, died on 10 Oct 1873 in Wanganui New Zealand at age 68, and was buried in Heads Road Cemetery Wanganui New Zealand.

General Notes: Born Letwell, Yorkshire (West Riding). Viewed fiche of Baptisms atThroapham, Yorkshire, England, on 18-9-2001:
"Richard the son of Richard TAYLOR, Gentleman, by Catharine his wife, born March 21st and baptised the 23rd instant (same month) 1805."

He was orphaned at the age of 13 and in his youth chose to enter the ministry. In 1825 he entered Queen's College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1828 and MA in 1835. He was ordained deacon on 15 June 1829, and became curate at St Botolph's, Cambridge. In December 1927 he travelled through France & Switzerland, and made manysketches.
His marriage to Mary Caroline FOX of Huntingdon took place on 15 July1829, and not long after he became the vicar of Coveney and Manea in the Isle of Ely, Cambridge.

Accepted posting to NZ on 26 May 1835, Richard with his wife Caroline and four children (Arthur, Basil, Laura & Mary) left from Gravesend on the 'Prince Regent' leaving 18 February 1836, arriving in Sydney on 13 June1836. Children got ringworm on their scalps on board ship - quite a difficult journey.
It suited Rev. Samuel Marsden to take advantage of Richard Taylor's presence, and he appointed him to the chaplaincy at Liverpool, NSW,where his parishioners were mainly from the military forces and the prisons. After Marsden's death in 1838, Richard was released for service in NZ. In 1836 they were living in a cottage at Parramatta, NSW.

Arrived at the Bay of Islands in 1839, then he was appointed to the Wanganui mission, arriving on 30 April 1843 following the death of Rev John Mason by drowning at the mouth of the Turakina River.

Richard served in Wanganui for the rest of his life, and his mission is recorded in his journals which show us a man of total dedication to his task, very much the head of the family, and with an intense interest in scientific matters. His advice was sought by governors, he was an arbitrator between European and Maori interests, he contributed papers to the NZ Institute and corresponded with many eminent scientsts of the day. In 1955, while in England, he published "Te Ika a Maui:" and in1868, while again in England, he published "The Past and Present of New Zealand." He was by then a Fellow of the Geological Society.

While on his missionary travels he found time to write up his journal, often in the small hours by candle light in his tent. Here he recordednot only the events relating to his mission, but also notes on botany, geology and natural history. Richard's long and faithful service to the community and the mission ended when he died in Wanganui on 10 October1873. He had only been in his new home a little while when he died.

In December 1843 in Wanganui, Caroline gave birth to premature twin girls, one born dead and the other lived an hour. He put this down to his old house being burnt down. They had moved to new premises on 28 November, so most of their belongings were already shifted.

{In his typed Journal No. 1 he mentions 'Aunt Downes'; 'Uncle Stovin'; James Stovin; Charles Neale FOX of Stamford, my brother-in-law; Uncle Cowlishaw (William); Uncle John SPENCER died 13 April 1836. )


Children from this marriage were:

   78 M    i. Arthur Spencer TAYLOR [10370] was born on 14 Sep 1830 in Coveney Cambridgeshire England and died on 12 Oct 1840 in Waimate Bay of Islands New Zealand at age 10.

General Notes: Arthur Spencer TAYLOR was born at Coveney Rectory . Killed by a fall from a horse at 10yrs of age.
Buried at Waimate by Rev. Henry Williams

After the funeral Richard recalled his young son in his diary - "His disposition was kind, affectionate and sedate. He was never a boisterous boy or fond of boisterous games - his garden and his rabbits were his chief amusements, and he had a natural taste for drawing. Though not quick at Latin, he was not backward in arithmetic, but of geology he was very fond. When we examined his box, we found all the letters he had ever received from his parents carefully treasured up."

+ 79 M    ii. Basil Kirke TAYLOR [10359] was born on 11 Sep 1831 in Coveney Cambridgeshire England, died on 3 Nov 1876 in Parnell Auckland New Zealand at age 45, and was buried on 4 Nov 1876 in St Stephen's Church Parnell Auckland New Zealand.

+ 80 F    iii. Laura TAYLOR [10371] was born on 26 Mar 1833 in Coveney Cambridgeshire England, died on 25 May 1887 in Wanganui New Zealand at age 54, and was buried in May 1887 in Wai Ora Cemetery, Mission Road, Westmere, Nr. Wanganui, New Zealand.

+ 81 F    iv. Mary Catherine TAYLOR [10372] was born on 8 Jul 1835 in Coveney Cambridgeshire England, was baptised on 2 Aug 1835 in Coveney Rectory Cambridgeshire England, died on 17 May 1922 in Wellington Wellington New Zealand at age 86, and was buried in Karori Cemetery Wellington New Zealand.

+ 82 M    v. Robert Cecil TAYLOR [10373] was born on 24 May 1837 in Liverpool Colony of New South Wales, died on 10 Jan 1909 in Auckland Auckland New Zealand at age 71, and was buried on 12 Jan 1909 in Purewa Cemetery Auckland New Zealand.

   83 M    vi. TAYLOR [10374] was born on 4 Apr 1839 in Liverpool Colony of New South Wales and died on 4 Apr 1839 in Liverpool Colony of New South Wales. The cause of his death was stillborn.

   84 F    vii. Bertha Charlotte Augusta TAYLOR [10375] was born on 4 Feb 1842 in Waimate Bay of Islands New Zealand and died on 1 Nov 1878 in Wanganui New Zealand at age 36.

General Notes: When old enough, she too in her small way, made her contribution to the running of the Putiki mission, and also accompanied her father on some of his journeys. She went with her parents to England in 1867, but was frequently ill.

Bertha didnot marry, and died in Wanganui in 1878.

   85 F    viii. TAYLOR [10376] was born on 20 Dec 1843 in Putiki Wanganui New Zealand and died on 20 Dec 1843 in Putiki Wanganui New Zealand.

   86 F    ix. TAYLOR [10377] was born on 20 Dec 1843 in Putiki Wanganui New Zealand and died on 20 Dec 1843 in Putiki Wanganui New Zealand. The cause of her death was stillborn.

29. Thomas FOX [95711] (Unknown9, John6, John5, Samuel2, Gregory1) was born circa 1776 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, died on 1 Sep 1838 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England at age 62, and was buried on 4 Sep 1838 in St Mary the Virgin Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England.

Thomas married Charlotte [95712] [MRIN: 31977] in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England. Charlotte was born circa 1776 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, died on 5 Jul 1858 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England at age 82, and was buried on 8 Jul 1858 in St Mary the Virgin Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England.

Children from this marriage were:

   87 M    i. FOX [95713] was born in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England and died in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England.

   88 M    ii. FOX [95714] was born in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England and died in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England.

   89 F    iii. Mary FOX [95715] was born circa 1806 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, died on 16 Jan 1829 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England at age 23, and was buried on 19 Jan 1829 in St Mary the Virgin Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England.

   90 M    iv. Dr. John FOX M.D., F.R.C.S. [95716] was born circa 1809 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, died on 4 Aug 1849 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England at age 40, and was buried on 7 Aug 1849 in St Mary the Virgin Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England.

   91 M    v. Edward Russell FOX [95717] was born in Mar 1820 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England, died on 4 Sep 1822 in Huntingdon Huntingdonshire England at age 2, and was buried on 7 Sep 1822 in St Mary the Virgin Godmanchester Huntingdonshire England.


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