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James Fox, Junior

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James Fox, Junior (c1828-1897) of Fox of Derby

c1828 Born the son of Joseph Fox

1851 Living in Nottingham Road, Derby: Joseph Fox (age 63 born Tatenhill, Staffs), Engineer employing twenty men. With his wife Ann Fox (age 57 born Derby) and their four children: Joseph Fox (age 29 born Derby), an Engineer Journeyman; Elizabeth Fox (age 25 born Derby); James Fox (age 23 born Derby), Engineer Journeyman; and John Fox (age 20 born Derby), Currier App. Two servants. [1]

1857 Took over the family business with his brother

1861 Lodging in 15 Full Street, Derby (age 34 born Derby), an Engineer. [2]

1862 April 29th. Marriage at Derby of James Fox, Engineer, to Ann Harriett, youngest daughter of Joseph Ogden of Worksop [3]

1865 Listed as a director of Cressey's London and Burton Steam Cooperage Co as 'James Fox, Esq (Fox Brothers), Derby'. [4]

1897. Died. Report of his suicide by cutting his throat. Of 29 Wilmot Street, Derby and aged 67 years. Formerly connected with the foundry in City Road and had been in indifferent health recently. [5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. 1861 Census
  3. Derby Mercury - Wednesday 30 April 1862
  4. Derby Mercury - Wednesday 25 January 1865
  5. Derby Mercury - Wednesday 03 November 1897