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Samuel H. F. Cox

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January 1866.

Samuel Henry Fortnum Cox (1824-1878) of Cox and Wilson

c.1824 Born son of Captain Samuel Fortnum Cox

1851 Married Fanny Mary Wilson in Over Worton[1]

1852 of Oxford Engine Works, Oldbury

1852 Brothers-in-law Joseph William Wilson and Samuel H. F. Cox went into partnership at Oldbury as Cox and Wilson, erecting the Oxford Engineering Works where they manufactured various kinds of engines and pumping machinery, and also mining appliances for the goldfields of California and elsewhere; a small portable single-acting steam-engine of their make was described to the Institution in 1853[2].

1857 Partnership dissolved[3]

1862 Samuel Fortnum Cox, 7 Icknield Street West, Birmingham.[4]

1866 of 3 East Parade, Sheffield.

1868 of Board of Health Office, Brynmawr, near Tredegar.

1873 Married Emily Susan Moore in Wandsworth[5]

1878 December 10th. Died.

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Sources of Information

  1. Marriage records
  2. Obituary of Joseph William Wilson
  3. Worcestershire Chronicle, 8 July 1857
  4. 1862 Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  5. Marriage register