'Cox1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Cox of Castletown, Cox of Dunmanway

Information on Bishop Richard comes from Wikipedia ("Richard Cox  (bishop)") which reports that "Cox was born of obscure parentage at Whaddon, Buckinghamshire". Wikipedia reports that "One of (the bishop's) grandsons, Richard, moved to Ireland in about 1600, and was the ancestor of the Cox Baroners of Dunmanway". TCB suggests that the man who emigrated was Michael, father of Richard, and the dates suggest that it was Michael who was the grandson.
Richard Cox, Bishop of Ely (b c1500, d 22.07.1581, Dean of Westminster, Chancellor of the University of Oxford)
m1. ??
1. ?? Cox presumed intermediary generation
  A. Michael Cox of Bishop's Canning (Wiltshire), later of co. Cork
  i. Richard Cox (b 1610, d c1651, Captain)
  m. Catherine Bird d 1651-2, (dau of Walter Bird or Boorde (recorder of Clankilty), relict of Captain Thomas Batten)
  a. Sir Richard Cox of Dunmanway, co. Cork, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, Lord Chief Justice, 1st Bart (b 25.03.1650, d 03.05.1733)
m. (26.02.1673/4) Mary Bourne (b 1658, d 01.06.1715, dau of John Bourne of Carbery)
  (1) Richard Cox (b c1678, dvp 15.04.1725, MP)
  m1. Susanna French (d 1716) identified on TCB (vol 4, p238) as Richard's 1st wife
  (A) Sir Richard Cox of Dunmanway, Sheriff of co. Cork, 2nd Bart (b 23.11.1702, d 02.1766, MP)
m. (13.09.1725) Catherine Evans (d 01.1768, dau of George Evans of Bulgaden (by Mary Eyre), sister of George, 1st Lord Carbery)
  (i) Richard Cox (dvpsp)
  m. (28.10.1758) Eliza Turner Becher (dau of John Becher of Aghadown)
(ii) Sir Michael Cox of Dunmanway, 3rd Bart (b c1730, d 18.07.1772, Archdeacon of Cashel)
  m. (07.01.1762) Elizabeth Massy (b c1727, d 12.03.1825, dau of Hugh Massy, 1st Baron Massy (by Mary Dawson), widow of John Arthur of Seafield)
  (a) son (dvp)
  (b) Sir Richard Eyre Cox of Dunmanway, 4th Bart (b c1765, dsp 06.09.1783)
  m. (02.02.1780) Maria O'Brien (d 28.01.1840, dau of Edward O'Brien (by Mary Carrick), sister of William & James, Marquesses of Thomond, m2. William Saurin)
  (iii) Mary Cox (d 04.1764) probably of this generation
  m. (1750) Joshua Hamilton (d 1784)
  (B) John Cox of Bandon, co. Cork (b 14.04.1706)
  (i) Michael Cox (d 04.02.1782, Lt. Colonel, 2nd son)
  m. (01.1765) Anna Maria Shea (dau of Daniel Shea of the West Indies)
(a) Sir Richard Cox, 5th Bart (b 06.06.1769, d unm 09.1786)
  (b) Sir John Cox, 6th Bart (b 04.04.1771, dsp 23.12.1832)
  (c) Sir George Matthias Cox, 7th Bart (b 24.02.1777, d unm 23.01/6.1838, Major General)
  (ii)+ other issue - Richard (d unm, Captain), John (dsp, Major)
  (C) Mary Cox probably of this generation, presumed of this marriage
  m. Giles Eyre (d 17.02.1750, Dean of Killaloe)
Richard appears also to have married ...
  m2. Mary Pomeroy (dau of Arthur Pomeroy, Dean of Cork)
  m3. (c1723) Eleanor Jefferyes (b by 1682, dsp c1742, dau of Sir James Jefferyes of Blarney Castle)
  (2) Michael Cox, Archbishop of Cashel b 02.11.1689/91, d 28.05.1779, 6th son)
Some details on Michael comes from Wikipedia ("Michael Cox (archbishop of Cashel)") which reports that he had only one son by Anne O'Brien, who died in the birth. TCB (vol 4, p239) identifies Richard, son of the Archbishop, as son by his 2nd wife. The date of birth given by TCB appears to confirm that Richard was son of Anne.
  m1. (spm) ??
  m2. (23.03.1744) Anne O'Brien (d 19/22.01.1744/5, dau of James O'Brien (son of William, 3rd Earl of Inchiquin, by Mary Villiers) by Mary Jephson)
  (A) Richard Cox of Castletown (b 01.1744/5, d 07.1790)
  m. (1766) Maria Burton (dau of Major Francis Burton) wife of Richard, presumed mother of ...
  (i) Michael Cox of Castletown (d 1836)
  m. (24.08.1803) Mary Prittie (d 12.02.1859, dau of Henry Sadleir Prittie, 1st Lord Dunalley)
  (a) Sir Richard Cox of Castletown, Sheriff of co. Kilkenny, 8th Bart (dsp 07.05.1846)
  (b) Catherine Cox, heiress of Castletown
  m. William Villiers-Stuart (d 1873, son of Henry son of 1st Marquess of Bute)
  (ii) Sir Francis Cox, 9th Bart (b 23.07.1769, dsp 06.03.1856)
  m. (08.1803) Anna Maria Ferns (dau of Sir John Ferns)
  (iii) Richard Cox (b 20.09.1771, d 1834, rector of Cahirconlish, co. Limerick) had issue
  m. Sarah Hawtrey (dau of Rev. Ralph Hawtrey)
Their sons Ralph Hawtrey, Michael & Francis became the 10th, 11th & 12th Baronets in succession. At the death of Francis, on 17.10.1873, the baronetcy became extinct. However, TCB reports that another son of Richard & Sarah, William Saurin Cox (who dsps) is sometimes shown to have been 13th Bart but he probably d by 1872. TCB also reports that the baronetcy was assumed by other parties, shown below as possible descendants of the youngest son of the 1st Bart. TCB also mentions another claimant for the baronecy by a Major General John Hamilton Cox (son of General William (b 16.03.1790, d 1857, by Catherine Hawtrey, sister of the above-mentioned Sarah) son of John of Carrick (b 1724, d 25.06.1795, by Mary Rix of Kilkenny) stated to have been a nephew of Archbishop Michael and hence a grandson of the 1st Bart. However, TCB appears to discount that claim. [Note that the 2nd Bart had a daughter who married a Hamilton whose descendants became known as Hamilton-Cox.]
  (iv) Anne Cox (d 08.10.1836) probably of this generation
  m. (21.01.1804) Price Blackwood (b 24.01.1760, dsp 1816)
  (3) William Cox (youngest son)
  m. Frances Winslow (dau of Richard Winslow)
  (A) Nicholas Cox in Quebec (bur 11.01.1794, Major)
  (i) William Nicholas Cox (b 1765, d 1811, Colonel)
  m. Jane Walker (dau of James Walker of Quebec)
  (a) William Cox (b 1797, d unm 1816)
  (b) (Sir) Edmund Cox of Eniang Kingsey, Canada (Colonel), '13th Bart' (b c1797, dsps 26.08.1877)
  m. (1832) Anne Eleanor Mary Faunce (dau of Colonel Edmund Faunce by Anne Eleanor Mary Cox) @@ below
  (c) George Hamilton Cox (Captain) had issue
  m. Eliza Kearton Horne (dau of John Horne of St. Vincent)
  (ii) Brydges Cox
m. Edmund Faunce (Colonel)
  (a) Anne Eleanor Mary Faunce
  m. (1832) Edmund Cox @@ above
  (4) Amy Cox
  m. (18.10.1700) Sir William Mansel, 7th Bart (bpt 15.03.1670, d 1732)
  (5) Mary Cox
  m1. (1701) Arthur Riggs
  m2. Nicholas Skolfield (vicar of Drinagh)
  (6) Catherine Cox probably of this generation
  m. Boyle Moore (d 1742)
  (7)+ "numerous offspring"
2. Joanna Cox
  m. _ Parker (son/heir of Archbishop Parker)
3.+ 3 other children
m2. Jane Auder (widow of William Turner, Dean of Wells)

Main source(s): TCB (vol 4, p237+) with just a little input/support from Wikipedia ("Sir Richard Cox, 1st Baronet")
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