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Sir Richard Cox and family

Sir Richard Cox and family

Posted: 1246386326000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cox, Bourne, Rankin
I found the following information about Sir Richard Cox and his family. This seems to refute the claim of those that say that John Cox (1694-1747), husband of Mary Rankin, was the son of Sir Richard Cox, as John, son of Sir Richard died in 1692.

A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland

Family of Cox
Sir Richard Cox, 1st bart. of Dunmanway, Lord Chief Justice of Common Pleas in Ireland, was appointed 1703, Lord High Chancellor of Ireland, and was twice one of the Lords Justices during the absence of the Lord-Lieutenant. He was b. 1650, knighted 1692, and created a baronet 21 Nov. 1706. He m. 26 Feb. 1673, Mary Bourne, by whom (who d. 1 June, 1715) he had, with seven daus, five sons.
1. Richard, M. P. for Tallaght 1705, and for Clonakilty 1717, b. 27 Oct. 1677; m. 1st, 5 Sept. 1698, Susannah French, who d. 10 Aug. 1716, and 2ndly, 13March 1719, Mary, dau. of Very Rev. Arthur Pomeroy, Dean of Cork, and d.v.p. 15 April, 1725, leaving issue by his 1st wife only (with four daus.), three sons,
1. Richard (Sir), 2nd bart. of Dunmanway, M. P. for Clonakilty, b. 23 Nov. 1702; m. 13 Dec. 1725, Mary, dau. of Right Hon. George Evans, and sister of George, 1st Lord Carbery, which lady d. Lan. 1768. He d. Feb. 1766, having had (with four daus, the eldest of whom, Mary, m. Joshua Hamilton, and had a son, Henry Hamilton, who assumed by Acto of Parliament the surname of Cox), three sons,
1. Richard, m. Eliza Turner, dau. of John Becher, of Creagh co. Cork, and d.v.p.
2. Michael (Rev. Sir), 3rd bart. of Dunmanway, m. 7 Jan. 1762, Hon. Elizabeth Massey, dau. of Hugh, 1st Lord Massy, and widow of John Arthur, of Seafield, co. Dublin, and d. 18 July 1772, leaving (with one dau.) two sons,
1. Richard Eyre (Sir), 4th bart. of dunmanway, m. 7 Jan. dau. of Edward O'Brien, grandson of William, 3rd Earl of Inchiquin, and sister of William and James, and 3rd Marquesses fo Thomond, and was accidentally drowned 16 Sept. 1784, leaving by her (who m. 2ndly, the Right Hon. William Saurin, Attorney-General for Ireland) an only dau, Maria.
2. Michael, d. unm. before his brother.
3. George, d. unm.
2. James, b. 13 Dec. 1703; d.s.p.
3. John, of Bandon, b. 14 April, 1705, had (with four daus.) three sons, of whom, Richard, the eldest, Capt. 46th Regt., d. at the Havannah; John, the 3rd, Major H. E. I. C., d.s.p., and the 2nd, Michael, Lieut.-Col. in the Guards, m. Jan. 1765, Anna Maria, dau. of Daniel Shea, a West Indian planter, and d. 4 Feb. 1782, leaving by her (who d. Nove. 1793), with four daus, four sons,
1. Richard (Sir), 5th bart. of Dunmanway, b. 6 June, 1769, lost in his passage from Bengal, Sept. 1786, d.s.p.
2. John (Sir), 6th bart. of Dunmanway, an Officer in the Life Guards, b. 4 April, 1771; d.s.p 23 Dec. 1832.
3. Michael Joseph, Capt. 1st Royal Scotch Regt.; d.s.p. at Antigua 1804.
4. George Mather (Sir), 7th bart. of Dunmanway, Major-Gen. Bombay Army, b. 24 Feb. 1777; d.s.p 28 June, 1838.
2. Walter, b. 8 Feb. 1679; d. 5 June, 1683.
3. John, b. 22 April, 1684; d. 2 Dec. 1692.
4. William, b. 1 Jan. 1686; d. Aug. 1693.
5. Michael (Most Rev.), D.D., Archbishop of Cashel, b. 2 Nov. 1691; ordained Priest 20 Sept. 1713; Chaplain to James, and Duke of Ormonde, when Lord-Lieutenant; consecrated Bishop of Ossory 29 May, 1743; translated to Cashel 22 Jan. 1754; m. Anne, dau. of Hon. James O'Brien, M.P. for Youghai, and grand-dau. of William, 3rd Earl of Inchiquin, by whom (who d. 19 Jan. 1745) he left at his decease, 28 May 1779, an only son,
1. Richard, of Castletown, co. Kilkenny, b 15 Jan. 1745; m 25 Jan 1766, Mary, dau. of Francis Burton, brother of Sir Charles Burton, 1st bart. of Polacton, and had (with two daus., 1, Rachel, m. Ponsonby Hore; and 2, Anne, m. Hon. Price Blackwood) five sons,
1. Michael, of Castletown, b. 14 April, 1798; m. Hon. Mary Prittie, dau. of Henry Sadleir, 1st Lord Dunalley, and had issue, (Note: Michael's date of birth seems off, was there a typo and the date was actually 1768?)
1. Richard (Sir), 8th bart. of Dunmanway, d.s.p. 7 May, 1846.
2. Henry, d. unm.
1. Katherine, heir to her brother, m. 1 June, 1833, Lieut.-Col. William Villiers Stuart, M. P. co. Waterford, afterwards of Castletown.
2. Francis (Sir), 9th bart. of Dunmanway, b. 23 July 1769; m. Aug. 1803, Anne Maria, dau. of Sir John Ferns, and d.s.p.m. 6 March 1856.
3. Richard (Rev.), Rector of Cahirconlish, b. 20 Sept. 1771; m. Sarah, dau. of Rev. Ralph Hawtrey, and had
1. Hawtrey (Sir), 10th bart. of Dunmanway, b. 1808; m. 1857, Elizabeth, widow of Henry Hore, and d.s.p. 12 April, 1872.
2. William Saurin, m. Mary, da. of Major Miller, of co. Derry, and had, Richard, d. unm. v.p; Margaret.
3. Michael (Sir), 11th bart., d. unm. 15 June. 1872.
4. Francis Hawtrey (Sir), 12 bart. of Dunmanway, m. 6 March, 1853, Emma Katherine, dau. of duncan McKellar, and d.s.p. 17 Oct. 1873, when the baronetcy became extinct.
1. Maria. m. Rev. Matthew Enraght.
2. Anne, m. Rev. Thomas Lyon.
4. William, b. 6 Jan. 1773; d.s.p. in the West Indies before 1811.
5. Benjamin, b. 20 Jan. 1775; d.s.p.
Sir Richard Cox, the 1st bart., Lord Chancellor, d. 3 May, 1733, aged 83 years.

Re: Sir Richard Cox and family

Posted: 1246386793000
Classification: Query
Sorry, for some reason the indents didn't copy over to the post. The five sons of Sir Richard were as follows:
1. Richard b. 27 Oct. 1677; 15 April, 1725.
2. Walter b. 8 Feb. 1679; d. 5 June, 1683.
3. John b. 22 April, 1684; d. 2 Dec. 1692.
4. William b. 1 Jan. 1686; d. Aug. 1693.
5. Michael b. 2 Nov. 1691; d. 28 May 1779.

Re: Sir Richard Cox and family

Posted: 1248339030000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cox
Hi Bluesue,
I've just started researching my children's ancestry on their father's side, and have discoverd that their Great x3 grandfather, Rev 'Sir' George William Cox (as he is described on al the books he wrote!) claimed Sir Richard's baronetcy when it became extinct in 1877 - I have no idea whether his claim was successful anywhere other than in his own head, although I'm going to find out.
Your post was very helpful with relation to Sir Richard and his immediate descendents, do you know of anyone who his reasearching further down the family tree?

Re: Sir Richard Cox and family

Posted: 1248357910000
Classification: Query
No, I'm afraid I don't know of anyone who is researching the line of Sir Richard Cox. However, using Google Books Search I found the following on The Rev. Sir George William Cox (note the last sentence) and hope it helps you:

[The Rev. Sir George William Cox, author of important works on "Aryan Mythology, ""Comparative Mythology and Folk-Lore," besides various essays in Greek history and biography, was born at Benares, India, in 1827, his father being a captain of the Bengal army. He came to England at the age of eight, and attended school at Bath, then at Ilminster, which he quitted in 1842 for Rugby, coming there under the instruction of Dr. Tait, the successor of Dr. Thomas Arnold. In May, 1845 he became a scholar of Trinity College, Oxford, and in 1848 received a second class in the classics. In 1849 be took up the study of civil law, and in the year following, being ordained deacon, was appointed to the curacy of Salcombe Regis, near Sid mouth. In 1851 he was ordained priest and two years later visited the Cape of Good Hope. Returning in 1854 he occupied, for the three years following, the curacy of St. Paul's, Exeter. In 1859 he received the degrees of B.A. and M.A. from Oxford, and in 1860 was appointed Master in Cheltenham College. In the year following he settled near London and in 1866 bought a small estate at Camberley, close to the Staff College, and built a house where lie has since resided, pursuing his literary occupations, interrupted, however, by visits to Lisbon in 1872 and to India in 1878. In 1877 he succeeded to the title vacated by his uncle, Sir Edward Cox.]

Re: Sir Richard Cox and family

Posted: 1248376538000
Classification: Query
Thanks very much for that, Bluesue, I thought I'd downloaded everything about him, and you've found something new, particularly the bit about his father - I wasn't sure whyhe was born in India, and now I know.
Isn't it amazing how you piece together entire stories from odd facts gleaned her and there...

Good Old Sir George, he managed to die not knowing his claim would be rejected (there was a meeting of the privy coulncil, no less, to decide, reported in The Tmes, 10.11.1910, and rejected teh claim) Not only that, but all of his books are STILL credited to SIR George Willaim Cox, so I reckon he won in the end - maybe his claim was genuine, anyway - it was rejected for lack of evidence on paper!

Richard Cox of Dublin, Ireland, dau m. Robert Seton b.1722

Posted: 1318277625000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cox, Seton, Adair, Shaw, Jones
Christopher Seton m. Elizabeth Adair (dau of John Adair, geographer)
(A) Robert Seton (b 1722, d 1795) m. Margaret Cox (dau of Richard Cox of Dublin)
(i) Robert Eglinton Seton, Officer in the Army, killed in the American War.
(ii) Winton Seton (d young)
(iii) Christopher Melville Seton (d young)
(iv) William Carden Seton, C.B. (b. 1775, d. 1842, Col 88th Regt of Foot)
m. Margaret Hazlett (dau of C. Hazlett)
(a) Miles Charles Seton, Esq. of Camborne, Cornwall;
m1. (15.08.1832) Ann Maria Cocke , heiress of Josias Cocke, Esq.
(b) William Carden Seton (b 1813, Major of the 94th Regiment) had issue
m. (1847) Anna Shaw Jones (dau of Henry Shaw Jones, Esq.
of Dollardstown, Co. Meath, Ireland)
...................................
Seeking ancestors of John Adair, Geographer of Scotland.

Re: Richard Cox of Dublin, Ireland, dau m. Robert Seton b.1722

Posted: 1323921901000
Classification: Query
Hi, is this the Sir Richard Cox everyone is talking about, just asking:





Sir Richard Cox Bishop of Ely
Your 12th great grandfather

Birth 1500 inWhaddon, Buckinghamshire, England
Death 1581 inEly, Cambridgeshire, England

Re: Sir Richard Cox and family

Posted: 1421539343000
Classification: Query
He's my great great great great great great great great great grandfather

Re: Sir Richard Cox and family

Posted: 1432064427000
Classification: Query
According to the college of Armis, Dublin, Sir Richard Cox and Mary Bourne Cox had 15 children.
One was John born 1678 and died 1692 (age14) and he also had Joshua, born 1694 and died 1747at age 53. Joshua sometimes used the name John which is used in his will and also seems to be used in the ships crossing. Joshua was my 5th great grandfather.
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