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William COX

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Hello,

William COX b. abt 1797 England

St John's Parramatta
Page 28
No 110
William Cox F A 28 otp Parramatta
Adah Proctor Harrax F otp Parramatta
Married in Church by License with consent of Governor
Thirteenth December 1827 By me Samuel Marsden, Chaplain
Both signed [Harrex]
Witnesses: Joseph ? Tabor Sen. ?, Frances Tabor of Sydney

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) - Saturday 9 January 1841 p.1
MRS. W. COX
INTIMATES to the Inhabitants of Parramatta and its vicinity, that her Shop will be closed until further notice, in consequence of the illness of Mr. Cox.

Reg# V1841762 25B/1841 COX WILLIAM AGE 44

The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 - 1848 ) - Saturday 16 January 1841 p.2
DIED.
On the 7th instant, at his residence, Church-street, Parramatta, Mr. William Cox, Mercer and Draper, aged 44 years, much and deservedly respected.

The Sydney Herald (NSW : 1831 - 1842) - Tuesday 12 January 1841 p.2
FUNERAL Sermon.-On Sunday evening last, the Rev. J. McKenny preached a funeral sermon in the new Wesleyan Chapel, Church street, over the late Mr. William Cox, the draper, of Church-street, Parramatta. The attendance was numerous and respectable. The performance of the choir was much admired. Mr. Cox was one of the first improvers of the town, and is regretted by a large circle of friends and acquaintance.

Cox William 6 ? Jan 1841 44y Parramatta: St John's 1

There are several trees that don't make sense (as usual). :rolleyes:

Some have pob as 1795 Richmond, NSW, some Devon, some just England. One has him as a convict on the 'Coromandel' in 1820.


Adah was born 9 Jan 1808 in Parramatta. I'm not sure what the 'F' in the marriage register means. It could mean 'Free' as in came free, ie. not convict and if it means 'Full' as in full age then no need for that with 28. Perhaps the 'F' for Adah is an assumption. I also don't know what the 'A' means.

Married by consent I presume because Adah was under age and her father had died two years earlier. Unless William was a convict and only one of six trees says so.

I have one clue. A son William has a middle name Coleman. The names on Adah's side are HARREX (variations), TABER/TABOR, MUNFORD/MUMFORD, MEDHURST.

There is more than one William COX in Sydney 1820-1841. One and his son are both JPs and they appear in newspapers as 'William Cox, Esq., J.P. ...' etc.


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Wouldnt "with consent of Governor" indicate a convict :confused:
Not always. I don't know enough yet to say he is not the convict. Just wondering why only 1 of 6 has him as one.

The names on that grave are interesting... Arthur Pearce ? ...

What's the one on the left? James ...?
 

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It turns out there are lots of convicts by that name. The database lists 36. :D

Well, that greatly increases the chance you are right gibbo. :)

The one in the tree:

Title: William Cox, one of 300 convicts transported on the Coromandel, 27 October 1819.
Details: Sentence details: Convicted at Middlesex Gaol Delivery for a term of 7 years.
Vessel: Coromandel.
Date of Departure: 27 October 1819.
Place of Arrival: New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land.
Source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 255 (129)
 
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Inscription for James Edrop
Cemetery: Parramatta: St John's
Family Name: Edrop
Given Names: James
Birth Date:
Death Date: 3 Jul 1873
Age: 80y
Remarks: son/James & unk; h/Adah Proctor; father
Portion: 1
Row:

http://austcemindex.com/inscription.php?id=8630068

nscription for Adah Proctor Edrop
Cemetery: Parramatta: St John's
Family Name: Edrop
Given Names: Adah Proctor
Birth Date:
Death Date: 4 Mar 1886
Age: 78y
Remarks: dau/James & Frances S
Portion: 1
Row:
http://austcemindex.com/inscription.php?id=8630066

Headstone mystery solved.
 

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No Application to Marry on State Records.


Surname Firstname Alias Vessel Year No Date RecordType Citation Remarks
COX William Coromandel 1820 025/5813 9 Nov 1826 Certificate of Freedom [4/4424; Reel 602] TL 197/1131
 

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Can we prove that's the right convict?

The 1827 marriage is on three different films. So far I've only viewed one. The other two I can do at the local library next week. If we are very lucky it will list the vessel.
 

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1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (TNA Copy)
Name: Adah Cox
Arrival Date: 1820
Vessel: Coromandel
Piece: HO 10/22
Province: New South Wales
Title: Census C-D
Year(s): 1828
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1799

This has Adah's name, but the orginal shows:
William Cox, 33, Coromandel, arrival 1820, sentence 7y, publican
Adah Cox, 21
William Jr. 1 mo. [possibly]

Fits well with Adah's birth date of 1808
 

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New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Name: William Cox
Age: 24
Date of Conviction: 15 Sep 1819
Place of Conviction: Middlesex
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1795
Vessel: Coromandel
Port of Arrival: Sydney
Date of Arrival: 4 Apr 1820
Ticket of Leave: Yes

Birth date/age a bit out..
 
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Thanks Geoff.

That's where the 1795 came from in some of the trees. Wonder why the trees that show that dob have pob as Richmond, NSW. The trees that show 1797 have pob as England. Still curious why only one of the six trees mentions William was a convict. Married the daughter of two convicts.

Middle name said to be Coleman:

V18288856 1C/1828 COX WILLIAM C - WILLIAM - ADAH
V182883 12/1828 COX WILLIAM C - WILLIAM - ADAH

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Thanks Geoff.

That's where the 1795 came from in some of the trees. Wonder why the trees that show that dob have pob as Richmond, NSW. The trees that show 1797 have pob as England. Still curious why only one of the six trees mentions William was a convict. Married the daughter of two convicts.


Dave
He wasn't that easy to find, even as a convict, until the right variables fell into place...
 
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