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George Lissant Cox

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George Lissant Cox (1782-1860) of Yates, Cox and Co

1782 September 4th. Born on 4 September 1782 in Nottingham the son of George Lissant Cox, Senior who was a hosier in that town.

About 1804, because of friction with his stepmother, the son left and came to Liverpool where he was employed by William Jevons as a book-keeper.

It is said that when Jevons and Richard Vaughan Yates dissolved their partnership "they had a law-suit as to which was entitled to their clerk young George Lissant Cox... finally it was decided that Mr. Yates should have the treasure."

Cox was a Unitarian and attended the Renshaw Street Chapel.

1851 Living at Spring(?) Bank, Walton on the Hill, Lancs (age 69 born Nottingham), Iron Merchant. With his wife Jane (age 68 born Lancaster) and their children Agnes (age 39 born Liverpool), Anna (age 34 born Liverpool), Eliza (age 32 born Liverpool) and Henry (age 29 born Liverpool). Two servants. [1]

1860 July 1st. Died at Conway aged 78, and was buried in Toxteth Cemetery.

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  1. 1851 Census