Cox Family History

This site covers the Cox family starting from Taunton in Somerset, via Middlesex, Surrey and currently in Sussex.

The earliest Cox I have so far discovered is Charles Cox born in 1687 in Enmore, Somerset and I can trace the descendants to myself.

There was great wealth within the family at several points throughout this period of time. Inherited across generations and also lost between generations.

Popular and Notable occupations included:

  • Member(s) of Parliament within Somerset and Middlesex
  • Mayor(s) of Taunton and nearby towns
  • Lord(s) of the Manor
  • Recorder of Helston and Falmouth Edward William Cox
  • Serjeant at Arms/Law – Edward William Cox and
  • Solicitors/Barristers/Kings Counsel
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Newspaper and Magazine Publishers, Journalists and Writers
Edward William Cox