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Gentleman Henry Fox

Male Abt 1650 - 1714


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  • Name  Gentleman Henry Fox  [1
    Prefix  Gentleman 
    Born  Abt 1650  City of London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Birth  Abt 1650  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (Some accounts indicate that he was probably born in Virginia.)
    Biography 
    • 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.
    Died  17 Nov 1714  King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Person ID  I2610  All Families
    Last Modified  12 Mar 2014 

    Father  Capt. John Fox, of St. Dunstan,   b. Abt 1626, Buckinghamshire, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1682, Adner, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Anne (Unknown),   d. Birmingham, , Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1153  Group Sheet

    Family  Anne West,   b. 1655/1657, West Point, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1708, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1673  New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Alt. Marriage  1673 
    • (This marriage may have been in Surrey County or King William County, Virginia.)
    Children 
     1. Richard Fox,   b. Abt 1673, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >2. Henry Fox, II,   b. Abt 1674, New Kent, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1750, Brunswick, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Capt. John Fox,   b. Abt 1676, City of London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1730, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Amy Fox,   b. Between 1682 and 1688, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >5. Anne Fox,   b. 20 May 1684, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1733
    >6. Thomas Fox,   b. 1686, New Kent, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Documents
    Antiquity to Modern: 65 Generations
    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.)
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F1129  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S367] Streit, Mary Joleen "Jodie" (Marks).
      Date of Import: Dec 14, 2000

    2. [S838] Brøderbund World Family Tree - Volume 3, (released on February 9, 1996; published by Brøderbund Software, Incorporated).

    3. [S94] LDS Online Record.

    4. [S840] Fox Line, The, H. E. Hubbard, editor, (Volume XII #1, February 1984).

    5. [S367] Streit, Mary Joleen "Jodie" (Marks).