Nancy E. Cox1

F, (1867 - )
Father*John George Cox1 (Jan 13, 1834 - Jan 8, 1920)
Mother*Elizabeth Holdaway1 (Apr 17, 1833 - Mar 17, 1916)
ChartsRichard Cox Descendants
George McConnell Sr. Descendants
     Her married name was Ramsey.1
     Nancy E. Cox married (?) Ramsey.1 Nancy E. Cox was born in 1867 at Scott, Virginia, US.1

Census

CensusLocationMemo
Cen 1900Nancy E. Cox was listed in the 1900 census at with parents.1

Family

(?) Ramsey

Citations

  1. [S140] Donald W Lane, 2009.

Nannie E. Cox

F, (Jul 12, 1902 - Nov 23, 1952)
Father*John W. Cox (May 18, 1870 - Jul 19, 1947)
Mother*Sarah Jane Vicars (Aug 15, 1872 - May 19, 1929)
ChartsRichard Cox Descendants
William Lawson Descendants
George McConnell Sr. Descendants
James Vicars Descendants
     Nannie E. Cox was born on Jul 12, 1902 at Scott, Virginia, US. Her death certificate shows teh birth date as July 14th.1,2,3
     Nannie E. Cox married Carl McNeil, son of W L McNeil and Lou (?), on Sep 29, 1922 at Scott, Virginia, US.1,4 Her married name was McNeil.5 Nannie E. McNeil died from cancer on Nov 23, 1952 at Norton, Wise, Virginia, US, at age 50.1,3

Census

CensusLocationMemo
Cens1910Floyd District, Scott, Virginia, USShe appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Scott, Virginia, in the household of her parents, John W. Cox and Sarah Jane Vicars.6
Cens1920Floyd District, Scott, Virginia, USShe appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Scott, Virginia, in the household of her parents, John W. Cox and Sarah Jane Vicars.7
Cens1930Gladeville, Wise, Virginia, USNannie E. McNeil and Carl McNeil appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Gladeville, Wise, Virginia, enumerated Apr 12, 1930, They owned their home and had a radio.8
Cens1940Gladeville, Wise, Virginia, USNannie E. McNeil and Carl McNeil appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Gladeville, Wise, Virginia, enumerated May 9, 1940, he earned $600 working as a coal miner.9

Family

Carl McNeil (1901 - )
Child

Citations

  1. [S52] Scott County History Book Committee, Scott Co. & Its People, pg 159.
  2. [S143] Ancestry.com, online http://boards.ancestry.com/, Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940.
  3. [S167] Ancestry.com, Va Deaths, 1912–2014: from Nannie Cox McNeil death certificate.
  4. [S90] Phyllis Lousie Willits Peterson, Scott County Marriage Book 4 1912-1931, p 53 / 34.
  5. [S52] Scott County History Book Committee, Scott Co. & Its People.
  6. [S126] 1910 US Census,.
  7. [S144] 1920 US Census,.
  8. [S155] 1930 US Census, , 1930; Census Place: Gladeville, Wise, Virginia; Roll: 2464; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 0009; Image: 829.0; FHL microfilm: 2342198.
  9. [S146] 1940 US Census, , 1940; Census Place: Gladeville, Wise, Virginia; Roll: T627_4301; Page: 28B; Enumeration District: 98-10.
  10. [S164] Unknown compiler address, Va Marriages, 1936-2014: from the marriage certificate of Carl B McNeil and Wilma Nash.

Nathan S. Cox1

M
Father*Elisha Cox1 (Sep 22, 1798 - May 14, 1867)
           Nathan S. Cox married Nancy S (?)1

Family

Nancy S (?)
Child

Citations

  1. [S29] Ada Grace Catron, Early Court Records Lee County.

Nellie Cox1

F, (1879 - Feb 13, 1964)
Father*Emory M. Cox1 (Feb 5, 1835 - Sep 21, 1908)
Mother*Nancy A. E. Mann1 (Dec 18, 1842 - Jun 4, 1907)
ChartsWilliam Carter Descendants (#1)
William Carter Descendants (#2)
William Duncan Descendants
William Skipwith Descendants (#1)
William Skipwith Descendants (#2)
Walter Stallard Descendants
John Wolfe Descendants
     Her married name was Flanary.1 Nellie Cox was born in 1879.1 Her married name was Corder.2
     Nellie Cox married Orban L P Corder on Dec 27, 1900 at Scott, Virginia, US.2,3 Nellie Cox and Orban L P Corder were divorced.4
     Nellie Cox married James Flanary, son of William P. Flanary and Mary Loucinda Cox, on Apr 30, 1909 at Scott, Virginia, US, service peformed by John Moore.1,4
     Nellie Cox witnessed the death of James Flanary in 1910; he was shot and killed by Jude Cox, his brother-in-law.2 Her married name was Greear.2
     Nellie Cox married Grover Cleveland Greear, son of Christopher Columbus Greear and Jalah Minerva Osborne, on Mar 22, 1915 at Scott, Virginia, US, Service perfomed by John A Moore.2,5
     Nellie Cox died on Feb 13, 1964 at Marion, Virginia, US.1,2

Family 1

Orban L P Corder (1878 - )

Family 2

James Flanary (Jul, 1887 - 1910)

Family 3

Grover Cleveland Greear (1887 - 1965)
Child

Citations

  1. [S62] Rita K. Sutton, Early Carters in Scott, Part I p 8.
  2. [S140] Donald W Lane, 2009.
  3. [S36] Phyllis Lousie Willits (Enhanced & indexed) Peterson, Scott Marriage 3 1894-1912, Pg 33 Line 23.
  4. [S36] Phyllis Lousie Willits (Enhanced & indexed) Peterson, Scott Marriage 3 1894-1912, pg 82 Line 25.
  5. [S90] Phyllis Lousie Willits Peterson, Scott County Marriage Book 4 1912-1931, Pg 14 Line 40.

Nelson Cox1

M, (1830 - )
Father*David L. Cocke1 (Jun 12, 1785 - Jun 8, 1866)
Mother*Rebecca Boggs1 (Sep 10, 1787 - Jan 19, 1864)
     Nelson Cox was born in 1830.1
     Nelson Cox was Farmer in 1850 at Scott, Virginia, US.1

Census

CensusLocationMemo
Cen 1850Scott, Virginia, USNelson Cox was listed in the 1850 census at Scott, Virginia, US.1
Cens1850Western District, Scott, Virginia, USHe appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Western District, Scott, Virginia, US, in the household of his parents, David L. Cocke and Rebecca Boggs.2
Cen 1860Scott, Virginia, USNelson Cox was listed in the 1860 census at Scott, Virginia, US.3

Citations

  1. [S11] 1850 census Scott County Virginia, family 986.
  2. [S160] 1850 US Census,.
  3. [S53] Brenda C. Bishop, Scott VA Census 1860, household 1387, p. 41.

Nevada Cox1

F, (Jan 27, 1900 - Oct 25, 1905)
Father*David Lafayette Cox1,2 (Feb 18, 1861 - May 12, 1934)
Mother*Emily Melvina Wolfe1 (Jun 9, 1867 - Jan 7, 1963)
ChartsRichard Cox Descendants
William Duncan Descendants
William Lawson Descendants
George McConnell Sr. Descendants
Walter Stallard Descendants
John Wolfe Descendants
     Nevada Cox was born on Jan 27, 1900.1
     Nevada Cox died on Oct 25, 1905 at age 5.1,2

Citations

  1. [S50] Beverly U. Wolfe, Jacob Wolfe of Scott County, p 325.
  2. [S97] Nancy Clark Brown, The Addingtons of Virginia, p 658.

Norman Cox1

M, (1855 - )
Father*David Cox1 (1827 - May 16, 1900)
Mother*Amanda Lawson1 (1829 - Jul 22, 1889)
ChartsRichard Cox Descendants
William Lawson Descendants
George McConnell Sr. Descendants
     Norman Cox was also known as Robert Norman Cox.2 He was born in 1855 at Scott, Virginia, US.1,3,2

Census

CensusLocationMemo
Cens1860Estillville, Scott, Virginia, USHe appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Estillville, Scott, Virginia, US, in the household of his parents, David Cox and Amanda Lawson, at age 5.1,2,4
Cens1870Johnston District, Scott, Virginia, USHe appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Johnston District, Scott, Virginia, US, in the household of his parents, David Cox and Amanda Lawson, at age 15 he was working on the family farm.5,2,6

Citations

  1. [S53] Brenda C. Bishop, Scott VA Census 1860, household 709, p. 21.
  2. [S140] Donald W Lane, 2009.
  3. [S119] David M Johnson, online Ancestry.com David M Johnson e-mail address.
  4. [S148] 1860 US Census, , 1860; Census Place: Scott, Virginia; Roll: M653_1376; Page: 338; Image: 350; Family History Library Film: 805376.
  5. [S138] David M Johnson - Gen Circles, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/breadman/1/data/2265
  6. [S130] 1870 US Census,, 1870; Census Place: Johnston, Scott, Virginia; Roll: M593_1677; Page: 558B; Image: 510; Family History Library Film: 553176.

Ona Cox1

F
Father*Emory M. "Jude" Cox1 (Jun 19, 1886 - 1966)
Mother*Lennie Spears1 (1897 - 1986)
ChartsWilliam Carter Descendants
William Skipwith Descendants

Citations

  1. [S155] 1930 US Census,.

Onia B. Cox1

F, (1882 - )
Father*Emory M. Cox1 (Feb 5, 1835 - Sep 21, 1908)
Mother*Nancy A. E. Mann1 (Dec 18, 1842 - Jun 4, 1907)
ChartsWilliam Carter Descendants
William Skipwith Descendants
     Onia B. Cox was born in 1882.1

Citations

  1. [S62] Rita K. Sutton, Early Carters in Scott, Part I p 8.

Oscar P. Cox1

M, (1880 - )
Father*Emory M. Cox1 (Feb 5, 1835 - Sep 21, 1908)
Mother*Nancy A. E. Mann1 (Dec 18, 1842 - Jun 4, 1907)
ChartsWilliam Carter Descendants
William Skipwith Descendants
     Oscar P. Cox was born in 1880.1

Citations

  1. [S62] Rita K. Sutton, Early Carters in Scott, Part I p 8.

Patrick Cox1

M, (Dec 1, 1876 - Sep 1, 1886)
Father*Joab Watson Cox1 (Oct 20, 1843 - Jan 29, 1899)
Mother*Rebecca Gilliam1 (1846 - 1920)
ChartsRichard Cox Descendants
George McConnell Sr. Descendants
     Patrick Cox was born on Dec 1, 1876.1 He was born on Jan 1, 1878 at Scott, Virginia, US.2
     Patrick Cox died on Sep 1, 1886 of flux at Scott, Virginia, US, at age 9.1
     Patrick Cox died on Sep 1, 1889 at age 12.3,2
     Patrick Cox was buried at Cox Cemetery, Fort Blackmore, Scott, Virginia, US.4

Citations

  1. [S65] Donald W. Lane, Scott VA Death 1871 - 1896, p 93.
  2. [S140] Donald W Lane, 2009.
  3. [S40] Phyllis Lousie Willits Peterson, Scott Cemetery Vol. 3, p. 29.
  4. [S39] Phyllis Lousie Willits Peterson, Scott Cemetery Vol. 2, p. 29.

Patsy Cox1

F, (circa 1770 - )
Father*David C. Cocke1,2 (1748 - Jul 10, 1827)
Mother*Jemima Leach1 (before 1752 - Jan 12, 1834)
     Patsy Cox was also known as Martha Cox.3 Her married name was McKinney.1
     Patsy Cox married John McKinney.1,3 Patsy Cox was born circa 1770.1

Citations

  1. [S17] Richard MacIntyre.
  2. [S61] Cocke and Cox Coke, Maunscript , p. 7.
  3. [S48] Charles Urban Notes, Researcher Notes.

Patti Cox1

F
Father*Mack Glen Cox1 (Feb 11, 1926 - Mar 28, 1983)
Mother*Edith Nell Haynes1 (Apr 18, 1925 - Jun 13, 2018)
ChartsRichard Cox Descendants
William Duncan Descendants
George McConnell Sr. Descendants
Walter Stallard Descendants
John Wolfe Descendants
           Patti Cox married Danny Kestner.1

Citations

  1. [S143] Ancestry.com, online http://boards.ancestry.com/, Michael H Cox Obituary http://boards.ancestry.com/…

Phillip Cox1

M

Family

Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Unknown author, unknown subject in "Cox List Email," listserve message unknown original date.

Phoeby Cox1

F, (Jan 27, 1852 - )
Father*James B. Cocke2,3 (May 13, 1808 - Nov 26, 1876)
Mother*Rebecca Pendleton2,3 (Aug 12, 1811 - May 16, 1855)
ChartsWilliam Carter Descendants (#1)
William Carter Descendants (#2)
William Skipwith Descendants (#1)
William Skipwith Descendants (#2)
     Phoeby Cox was also known as Phoebe Cox.4 Her married name was Carter.4 Her married name was Carter.1 She was also known as Phoebe Cox Carter.4 She was born on Jan 27, 1852 at Scott, Virginia, US.2,3
     Phoeby Cox married Hershall Carter, son of Elijah Carter and Matilda Taylor, on Nov 6, 1873 at Scott, Virginia, US, the service was performed by William H Hill.1,5,6,7
     Phoeby Cox witnessed the death of Hershall Carter on Jun 20, 1876.8
     Phoeby Cox married John Pinckney Carter, son of Milton Ladd Carter and Mary Agnes (Polly) Carter, on Feb 12, 1878 at Scott, Virginia, US, the service was performed by James Carter. Phoeby was listed as a widow.4,9,2,3 Phoeby Cox and John Pinckney Carter were divorced.2

Family 1

Hershall Carter ( - Jun 20, 1876)
Child

Family 2

John Pinckney Carter (1859 - )
Children

Citations

  1. [S17] Richard MacIntyre.
  2. [S62] Rita K. Sutton, Early Carters in Scott, Part I p 12.
  3. [S37] Phyllis Lousie Willits (Enhanced & indexed) Peterson, Scott Marriage 2 1854 - 1893, pg 57 line 4.
  4. [S34] T M Carter, "T M Carter - Family Data Sheet."
  5. [S35] Joseph Lyon M.D. Miller, The Decendants of Captain Thomas Carter, p 241.
  6. [S62] Rita K. Sutton, Early Carters in Scott, Part II p 80.
  7. [S37] Phyllis Lousie Willits (Enhanced & indexed) Peterson, Scott Marriage 2 1854 - 1893, pg 43 line 105.
  8. [S140] Donald W Lane, 2009.
  9. [S35] Joseph Lyon M.D. Miller, The Decendants of Captain Thomas Carter, p 259.

Polly Cox1

F, (1826 - )
Father*John Cox1 (1802 - )
Mother*Celia (?)1 (1799 - )
     Polly Cox was born in 1826.1

Census

CensusLocationMemo
CensusScott, Virginia, USPolly Cox appeared on the census of 1850 at Scott, Virginia, US.1

Citations

  1. [S11] 1850 census Scott County Virginia, family 1485.

Polly Cox1

F, (1870 - )
Father*Emory M. Cox1 (Feb 5, 1835 - Sep 21, 1908)
Mother*Nancy A. E. Mann1 (Dec 18, 1842 - Jun 4, 1907)
ChartsWilliam Carter Descendants
William Skipwith Descendants
     Polly Cox was born in 1870.1

Citations

  1. [S62] Rita K. Sutton, Early Carters in Scott, Part I p 8.

Priscilla Cox1

F, (1862 - )
Father*John George Cox1 (Jan 13, 1834 - Jan 8, 1920)
Mother*Elizabeth Holdaway1 (Apr 17, 1833 - Mar 17, 1916)
ChartsRichard Cox Descendants
George McConnell Sr. Descendants
     Priscilla Cox was born in 1862.1

Citations

  1. [S140] Donald W Lane, 2009.

Priscilla M. "Scilla" Cox1

F, (1876 - )
Father*Joab Watson Cox1 (Oct 20, 1843 - Jan 29, 1899)
Mother*Rebecca Gilliam1 (1846 - 1920)
ChartsRichard Cox Descendants
George McConnell Sr. Descendants
     Priscilla M. "Scilla" Cox was born in 1876 at Scott, Virginia, US.1 Her married name was Mann.1
     Priscilla M. "Scilla" Cox married David Henderson Mann on Jun 11, 1900 at Scott, Virginia, US.1

Family

David Henderson Mann (1870 - )

Citations

  1. [S140] Donald W Lane, 2009.

Randall Jimmie Cox

M, (Jul 2, 1933 - Nov 5, 1971)
Father*Marvin David Cox (Sep 17, 1898 - Feb 29, 1976)
Mother*Vesta Victoria Smith (Apr 27, 1902 - Dec 18, 1988)
ChartsPedigree Chart A W Cox
William Carter Descendants
Richard Cox Descendants
William Culbertson Descendants
William Duncan Descendants (#1)
William Duncan Descendants (#2)
William Lawson Descendants
George McConnell Sr. Descendants
William Skipwith Descendants
Robert Smith Descendants
Walter Stallard Descendants (#1)
Walter Stallard Descendants (#2)
James Vicars Descendants
John Wolfe Descendants
Pedigree Chart A W Cox (Indented)
     Randall Jimmie Cox was born on Jul 2, 1933 at Tennessee, US.1,2,3
     Randall married Catherine Faye Carter, daughter of Truly Marion Carter and Margaret Ruth Culbertson, on Mar 12, 1954 at Sullivan, Tennessee, US.4,2 Randall was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose (Kingsport Lodge 972) and the Fraternal Order of Eagles (Lodge 3274.)5
     Randall Jimmie Cox was employed by the United Inter-Mountain Telephone Company for 18 years. Beginnig work in outside plant, he moved to inside switching. At the time of his death, he was a supervisor over toll switching in Kingsport.5
     Randall Jimmie Cox died on Nov 5, 1971 at 566 Lebanon Rd, Kingsport, Sullivan, Tennessee, US, at age 38.4,1
     Randall was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport, Sullivan, Tennessee, US, (Everlasting Life Section.)
     His Social Security Number was 410-44-1637.1

Census

CensusLocationMemo
Cens1940Sullivan, Tennessee, USHe appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Sullivan, Tennessee, in the household of her parents, Marvin David Cox and Vesta Victoria Cox.3

Citations

  1. [S18] Soc Sec Death Index, unknown series.
  2. [S135] Unknown author, "Family Group Sheet - Carter."
  3. [S146] 1940 US Census,.
  4. [S5] Nancy Clark, Gladys Julian Stallard, and Margaret Russell Stallard Baker, The Stallard Connection, p 383.
  5. [S1] Kingsport Times News, Sunday 11/7/1971 P 10-A.

Raymond B. Cox1

M, (1895 - Oct 25, 1905)
Father*David Lafayette Cox1,2 (Feb 18, 1861 - May 12, 1934)
Mother*Emily Melvina Wolfe1 (Jun 9, 1867 - Jan 7, 1963)
ChartsRichard Cox Descendants
William Duncan Descendants
William Lawson Descendants
George McConnell Sr. Descendants
Walter Stallard Descendants
John Wolfe Descendants
     Raymond B. Cox was born in 1895.1
     Raymond B. Cox died on Oct 25, 1905.1,2

Citations

  1. [S50] Beverly U. Wolfe, Jacob Wolfe of Scott County, p 325.
  2. [S97] Nancy Clark Brown, The Addingtons of Virginia, p 658.

Rebecca Cox1

F, (1819 - circa 1840)
Father*David Cox1 (1792 - 1832)
Mother*Sarah Todd1 (1796 - before 1840)
ChartsRichard Cox Descendants
     Rebecca Cox was also known as Rachel Rebecca Cox.2 She was born in 1819 at Scott, Virginia, US.3,2 Her married name was Elliott.3,4
     Rebecca Cox married Landan Jenkins Elliott, son of William T. Elliott and Margaret Kincannon, on Nov 8, 1835 at Scott, Virginia, US, Service performed by John Strong.3,4,2
     Rebecca Cox died circa 1840 The death date is taken from,"Descendants of Landon Jenk Elliott and his Wives" by Cossa S.
Strong and Donald W. Lane, 5 May 2000, page 1. at Scott, Virginia, US.2

Family

Landan Jenkins Elliott (Sep 13, 1809 - Oct 5, 1893)

Citations

  1. [S33] Hazel Clair Cox - Notes unknown repository.
  2. [S140] Donald W Lane, 2009.
  3. [S119] David M Johnson, online Ancestry.com David M Johnson e-mail address.
  4. [S44] Phyllis Lousie Willits Peterson, Scott Marriage 1 1815 - 1853, p 52.

Rebecca Cox1

F, (1848 - )
Father*Jacob Cox1 (Jan 5, 1809 - Apr 30, 1885)
Mother*Pricilla McConnell1 (Sep 3, 1809 - Apr 2, 1859)
ChartsRichard Cox Descendants
George McConnell Sr. Descendants
Peter Sluss Descendants
     Her married name was Sluss.2
     Rebecca Cox married James Sluss, son of David Sluss and Mary J. Wheatley.2 Rebecca Cox was born in 1848.1,2

Census

CensusLocationMemo
CensusScott, Virginia, USRebecca Cox appeared on the census of 1850 at Scott, Virginia, US.1

Family

James Sluss (1856 - )
Children

Citations

  1. [S11] 1850 census Scott County Virginia, family 999.
  2. [S140] Donald W Lane, 2009.

Rebecca Cox1

F, (1865 - )
Father*John George Cox1 (Jan 13, 1834 - Jan 8, 1920)
Mother*Elizabeth Holdaway1 (Apr 17, 1833 - Mar 17, 1916)
ChartsRichard Cox Descendants
George McConnell Sr. Descendants
     Rebecca Cox was born in 1865 at Scott, Virginia, US.1

Citations

  1. [S140] Donald W Lane, 2009.

Rebecca J. Cox1

F, (1849 - )
Father*Isaac Cox1 (1822 - )
Mother*Lydia Fairchild1 (1825 - )
     Rebecca J. Cox was born in 1849.1

Census

CensusLocationMemo
Cen 1850Scott, Virginia, USRebecca J. Cox was listed in the 1850 census at Scott, Virginia, US.1

Citations

  1. [S11] 1850 census Scott County Virginia, family # 1475.

Rebecca J. Cox1

F, (1849 - )
Father*Isaac Cox1 (1822 - 1896)
Mother*Lydia Fairchild1 (1825 - 1879)
ChartsRichard Cox Descendants
     Rebecca J. Cox was born in 1849 at Virginia, US.1

Citations

  1. [S119] David M Johnson, online Ancestry.com David M Johnson e-mail address.

Rex Cox1

M
Father*Emory M. "Jude" Cox1 (Jun 19, 1886 - 1966)
Mother*Lennie Spears1 (1897 - 1986)
ChartsWilliam Carter Descendants
William Skipwith Descendants

Citations

  1. [S146] 1940 US Census,.

Richard Cox1

M, (1500 - Jul 22, 1581)
ChartsPedigree Chart A W Cox
Richard Cox Descendants
Pedigree Chart A W Cox (Indented)
     Richard Cox Cox was born of obscure parentage at Whaddon, Buckinghamshire, in 1499 or 1500.

He was educated at the Benedictine priory of St Leonard Snelshall near Whaddon, at Eton, and at King's College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. in 1524.At Wolsey's invitation he became a member of the cardinal's new foundation at Oxford, was incorporated B.A. in 1525, and created M.A. in 1526. In 1530 he was engaged in persuading the more unruly members of the university to approve of the king's divorce.

A premature expression of Lutheran views is said to have caused his departure from Oxford and even his imprisonment, but the records are silent on these sufferings which do not harmonize with his appointment as master of the royal foundation at Eton.
In 1533 he appears as author of an ode on the coronation of Anne Boleyn, in 1535 he graduated B.D. at Cambridge, proceeding D.D. in 1537, and in the same year subscribing the Institution of a Christian Man. In 1540 he was one of the fifteen divines to whom were referred crucial questions on the sacraments and the seat of authority in the Church; his answers (printed in Pocock's Burnet, iii. 443–496) indicate a mind tending away from Catholicism, but susceptible to "the king's doctrine"; and, indeed, Cox was one of the divines by whom Henry said the "King's Book" had been drawn up when he wished to impress upon the Regent Arran that it was not exclusively his own doing. Moreover, he was present at the examination of Barnes, subscribed the divorce of Anne of Cleves, and in that year of reaction became archdeacon and prebendary of Ely and canon of Westminster.

He was employed on other royal business in 1541, was nominated to the projected bishopric of Southwell, and was made king's chaplain in 1542. In 1543 he was employed to ferret out the "Prebendaries' Plot" against Cranmer, and became the archbishop's chancellor. In December, he was appointed dean of Oseney (afterwards Christ Church) Oxford, and in July was made almoner to Prince Edward, in whose education he took an active part. He was present at Dr Crome's recantation in 1546, denounced it as insincere and insufficient, and severely handled him before the privy council.
After Edward's accession, Cox's opinions took a more Protestant turn, and he became one of the most active agents of the Reformation. He was consulted on the compilation of the Communion office in 1548, and the first and second books of Common Prayer, and sat on the commission for the reform of the canon law. As Chancellor of the University of Oxford (1547–1552) he promoted foreign divines such as Pietro Martire Vermigli, and was a moving spirit of the two commissions which sought with some success to eradicate everything savouring of popery from the books, manuscripts, ornaments and endowments of the university, and earned Cox the sobriquet of its canceller rather than its chancellor.

He received other rewards, a canonry of Windsor (1548), the rectory of Harrow (1547) and the deanery of Westminster (1549). He lost these preferments on Mary's accession, and was for a fortnight in August 1553 confined to the Marshalsea. He was not of the stuff of which martyrs are made; he remained in obscurity until after the failure of Wyatt's rebellion, and then in May 1554 escaped in the same ship as the future Archbishop Sandys, to Antwerp. Thence in March 1555 he made his way to Frankfurt, where he played an important part in the first struggle between Anglicanism and Puritanism. The exiles had, under the influence of Knox and Whittingham, adopted Calvinistic doctrine and a form of service far more Puritanical than the Prayer Book of 1552. Cox stood up for that service, and the exiles were divided into Knoxians and Coxians. Knox attacked Cox as a pluralist, Cox accused Knox of treason to the emperor Charles V. This proved the more dangerous charge: Knox and his followers were expelled, and the Prayer Book of 1552 was restored.

In 1559 Cox returned to England, and was elected bishop of Norwich, but the queen changed her mind and Cox's destination to Ely, where he remained twenty-one years. He was an honest, but narrow-minded ecclesiastic, who held what views he did hold intolerantly, and was always wanting more power to constrain those who differed from him (see his letter in Hatfield MSS. i. 308). While he refused to minister in the queen's chapel because of the crucifix and lights there, and was a bitter enemy to the Roman Catholics, he had little more patience with the Puritans. He was grasping, or at least tenacious of his rights in money matters, and was often brought into conflict with courtiers who coveted episcopal lands.

The queen herself intervened, when he refused to grant Ely House to her favorite, Sir Christopher Hatton; but the well-known letter beginning "Proud Prelate" and threatening to unfrock him seems to be an impudent forgery which first saw the light in the Annual Register for 1761. It hardly, however, misrepresents the queen's meaning, and Cox was forced to give way. These and other trials led him to resign his see in 1580, and it is significant that it remained vacant for nineteen years.

Cox died in July 1581: a monument erected to his memory twenty years later in Ely cathedral was defaced, owing, it was said, to his evil repute. Strype gives Cox's hot temper and marriage as reasons why he was not made archbishop in 1583 in preference to Whitgift, who had been his chaplain; but Cox had been dead two years in 1583.

His first wife's name is unknown; she was the mother of his five children, of whom Joanna married the eldest son of Archbishop Parker. His second wife was the widow of William Turner, the botanist and dean of Wells.
     Richard Cox married Jane Auder.1 Richard Cox was born in 1500 at Whaddon, Buckinghamshire, England.1 He was the Bishop of Ely from 1559 to 1580.1
     Richard Cox died on Jul 22, 1581 at Eton, England.1

Family

Jane Auder
Child

Citations

  1. [S138] David M Johnson - Gen Circles, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/breadman/1/data/2265

Richard Cox1

M, (1725 - 1810)
Father*John Joshua Cox1 (Apr 22, 1694 - Jun, 1747)
Mother*Mary Catherine Rankin1 (1697 - after 1756)
ChartsRichard Cox Descendants
     Richard Cox was born in 1725 at McDowell's Mill, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US.1
     Richard Cox married Jane (?) in 1757.2
     Richard Cox died in 1810 at Stokes, North Carolina, US.2

Family

Jane (?)

Citations

  1. [S138] David M Johnson - Gen Circles, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/breadman/1/data/2265
  2. [S142] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Ancestral File," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/M1Z9-KCR : accessed 2014-08-24), entry for Richard COX.

Captain Richard Cox II1

M, (1610 - Jul, 1651)
Father*Michael Cox1 (1575 - )
ChartsPedigree Chart A W Cox
Richard Cox Descendants
Pedigree Chart A W Cox (Indented)
           Captain Richard Cox II married Katherine Bird.1 Captain Richard Cox II was born in 1610 at Kilworth, Cork, Ireland.1
     Captain Richard Cox II died in Jul, 1651.1

Family

Katherine Bird (after 1620 - 1651)
Child

Citations

  1. [S138] David M Johnson - Gen Circles, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/breadman/1/data/2265