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Corporal Henry Fox (1797....1876)

 

Back To . . . 50th Foot West Kent Queen's Own Regiment

  • Born : circa 1797
  • Where Born : Glasgow , Scotland
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Regimental Number :
  • Date Arrived : 1834
  • Ship Arrived on :
  • Rank on Discharge : Corporal
  • Date of Enlistment : circa 1827
  • Where Enlisted : England
  • Date of Discharge : 28. February 1839
  • Where Discharged : Grose Farm
  • Died : 13. April 1876
  • Where Died / Buried : Grenfell
  • Parents Names :
  • Spouse's Name : Sarah Russell Irvine
  • Date Married : 25. January 1830
  • Where Married : Glasgow
  • Born : 1814
  • Where Born : Glasgow
  • Occupation :
  • Date Arrived :
  • Ship Arrived on :
  • Died : 31. January 1879
  • Where Died / Buried : Goologong
  • Spouse's Parents : John Irvine (b.....d.) & Isabella McGooran (b.....d.)          
  • Descendants

    some Information supplied by John Woolley woolley@nobbys.net.au

    Area Settled :
    Carcoar and Goologong NSW  
     
    Children :
    1 . John William Fox ( b. 27/11/1835 Norfolk Island .........d 1914) married Janet Scott Smith 1868 -
    2 . Isabella Margaret Fox (b.1837 ......d.1915)  married Andrew Dowd 1854 -
    3 . Elizabeth Fox (b.1840.......d.not known ) married Patrick Venables 1862 - 2nd marriage William Studman 1867 6 children
    4 . Mary Ann Warden Fox (b.1841.......d. 1919) married Charles Henry Higgs 1860 -
    5 . William Fox (b.1842......d.1842 )
    6 . William Fox (b.1843......d.." 1926)  married Eliza Marie Sheppard 1878 -
    7 . Frances Fox (b.1844......d1932.)  married John Dowd 1870 -
    8 . Sarah Russell Fox (b.1846......d.)
    9 . Jane Fox (b.1850......d.1850)
    10 . Rose Frances Fox (b.1854......d. 1925) married Fred. Peter Steele 1873
     

    History & Achievements :

    Following Henry's arrival, he was stationed at Norfolk Island and was recorded as being on the Island from June 1835 until September 1836. Henry spent about one year at Liverpool,N.S.W. then from July 1837 until February 1839 ,Henry was at Grose Farm. Henry Fox possibly enlisted 1827. no  reg. number . Various convict ships left the UK on the year in question . The James Laing and Roslin Castle both in 1834 are the most likely transports. Within a few months some of the regiment were ordered to Norfolk w\land. Their stay extended to 1839 when relieved by the 80th Reg. However Fox and his wife were back on the main land in 1836. Their child being born on the Island. It is thought that Sarah Fox worked in hospital. Fox appeared to have been posted guard and supervision duties at the Grose Farm convict barracks at Parramatta Rod Sydney. He applied for his discharged on the 28th Feb.1839 and on the payment of 10 pounds, this was granted. It appears that soon after he was employed as a police constable and lived in Sussex St. Sydney and Parramatta where some of his children were born and baptised. His occupation on their birth certificates, varies, as soldier/constable, inspector and superintendant. On 12 Nov 1846 he was gazeeted as Chief Costable of Police for the district of Carcoar NSW. Carcoar then being second only to Bathurst.A Court was built and a lockup. He had 6 police under his command. On his retirement in 1853 he acquired land at Goologong NSW near to his two married daughters by the name of Dowd. On his death he was described as a farmer, in 1876.
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    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: February 06, 2003.