Skip to content

Cox

Julian Cockes was a tenant in Emborough in 1448 and variations of the Cox/Cocks  family  appears in records about Chewton Mendip and the surrounding area.
There is no direct evidence of continuous residence in the village for that family or that the Mr Cox pictured in the cricket 11 of 1904 was a direct relative of Richard Cox who married Belinda Gilbert in Chewton Mendip in 1624. He may have been related the members of the Cox family recorded as attending Chewton Mendip School and being tenants of Chewton Field farm at the time.
There are two members of the Cox family from Chewton Mendip listed as serving in World War One with the initials R J and W T. One option is that he was the (L?) George Cox. Another option is that he was Henry Cox who was the father of Florence who was admitted to Chewton Mendip school in 1915. That family lived in Turnpike Cottage at the time. The spelling Cox and Cocks was still interchangeable in the late Victorian era.

 

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: