Abt 1650 - 1714
||Gentleman Henry Fox  |
||City of London, London, England [1, 2, 3, 4]
||Gloucester County, Virginia 
- (Some accounts indicate that he was probably born in Virginia.)
- Henry Fox was the first of the Fox family to patent lands and establish a home in what is now King William County, Virginia. He inherited land in both Gloucester County Virginia in 1683 and what is now King William County (formerly King and Queen County; it was formed in 1702).
Henry Fox was prominent in the affairs of the county, holding at one time or another every high office. He was a juror in a court held in James City on 24 October, 1691 ("The Fox Line," Bulletin of Gen Society of Old Tryon County, North Carolina, Volume XI #1, February 1984, by H. E. Hubbard). He was Vestryman of St. John's Parish, King and Queen County, in 1695, and continued to serve when the county fell within the boundaries of King William County. He served the jury of the "Gene" Court held at James City October the 24th 169? (Executive Journals, Council of Colonial Virginia, I, page 103). He was magistrate in King and Queen prior to February 1698, at which time he was "recommended by the Council to his former place on Commission of the peace." The recommendation was approved by the Governor. (Executive Journals, Council of Colonial Virginia, I, page 411). At the council of his Majesty's Royal College of William and Mary on March 12, 1701/02, his Excellency, Governor Francis Nicholson, with the advice of his Majesty's Honorable Council, nominated and appointed the Justices for the new county of King William. The name of Henry Fox was first on the list (Executive Journals, Council of Colonial Virginia, II, page 225). Henry Fox was commissioned the first sheriff of King William on February 17, 1702, but may not have served. He was again appointed Sheriff in October 1705. (King William Records, I, page 149) for a period of time around 1685, Henry Fox, Gentleman, was Burgess from King William County (Journals, House of Burgesses 1702-1712). Also a resident of King and Queen County (Marriages of Some Virginia Residents 1607-1800 by Dorothy Ford Wulfeck, Genealogical Publications, 1986, page 52). That publication also verifies his birth/death dates and those of Ann West's parents.
In 1952 a table was placed in the King William Courthouse inscribed as follows: "Dedicated to the memory of Henry Fox, first presiding Justice of the Court, 20 April 1702, and also a Burgess and Sheriff of King William, who, with Captain Richard Littlepage, jointly deeded on 20 January, 1702, to the newly formed county of King William the land on which the first courthouse stood and on which the present courthouse was built circa 1725."
In 1704 he held over 2,000 acres in King William County and was seated at "Huntington," an elegant brick mansion on the Mattaponi River.
||17 Nov 1714
||King William County, Virginia [1, 3, 4]
||12 Mar 2014 |
||Capt. John Fox, of St. Dunstan, b. Abt 1626, Buckinghamshire, London, England , d. 16 Apr 1682, Adner, Gloucester County, Virginia |
||Anne (Unknown), d. Birmingham, , Warwickshire, England |
||Anne West, b. 1655/1657, West Point, King William County, Virginia , d. Aft 1708, New Kent County, Virginia |
||New Kent County, Virginia [1, 3, 4]
- (This marriage may have been in Surrey County or King William County, Virginia.)
| ||1. Richard Fox, b. Abt 1673, New Kent County, Virginia , d. Yes, date unknown|
|>||2. Henry Fox, II, b. Abt 1674, New Kent, New Kent County, Virginia , d. 1750, Brunswick, Brunswick County, Virginia |
|>||3. Capt. John Fox, b. Abt 1676, City of London, London, England , d. Abt 1730, Spotsylvania County, Virginia |
| ||4. Amy Fox, b. Between 1682 and 1688, New Kent County, Virginia , d. Yes, date unknown|
|>||5. Anne Fox, b. 20 May 1684, New Kent County, Virginia , d. 4 May 1733|
|>||6. Thomas Fox, b. 1686, New Kent, New Kent County, Virginia , d. King William County, Virginia |
||Antiquity to Modern: 65 Generations|
This is a document featuring 65 generations of descendants of Godwulf (born circa AD 80) to Dennis Brumm. Through the Fox family genealogy, much of which was provided by researcher Jodie Streit, plus some research I did backing it out from the royal family of England (to which the Fox family is connected, including Norse legends which can never be proven, this is the furthest back my database goes. It is not posted to be taken as "fact" in the earliest of generations/ (Note: this document is in .pdf format.)
||21 Jan 2014 |
- [S367] Streit, Mary Joleen "Jodie" (Marks).
Date of Import: Dec 14, 2000
- [S838] Brøderbund World Family Tree - Volume 3, (released on February 9, 1996; published by Brøderbund Software, Incorporated).
- [S94] LDS Online Record.
- [S840] Fox Line, The, H. E. Hubbard, editor, (Volume XII #1, February 1984).
- [S367] Streit, Mary Joleen "Jodie" (Marks).