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Thomas Cox (?) Moonee Ponds - any relation to WS Cox ??

Query by KayeLT

Hello all .. I am brand new here so im hoping i am doing this right .. I am currently researching the Cox (Cocks) side of my family and through information know that Thomas Cox lived in i think it was Buckley Street Essendon and "family folklore" says that he was related to WS Cox of the famous horse race ??? .. i would love to be able to prove or disprove this and any help or guidance would be so greatly appreciated.. thank you all

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on 2012-07-07 08:15:56

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by petercox on 2012-07-26 02:00:14

Can you tell me a bit more about your Thos Cox? I also have a Thos Cox in that area.

Peter Cox

by KayeLT on 2012-07-26 02:21:55

Hi Peter ... i think we have spoken in the past and if that is you we are related i think ??? My Thomas Cox from Essendon married Ellen Hogan ... sound familiar ??? Thanks for the reply hope your having a great day ... Kaye

by janilye on 2012-07-26 08:53:17

William Samuel Cox, the owner of the Moonee Valley Racecourse and Maribynong racecourse was a grazier from Moonee Ponds b:1831 d:2 October 1895 at his home in Moonee Ponds of heart disease.
When he died he left 74,656 to his wife and children. Now they're the sort of relatives you'd want to have. I don't believe anyone has attempted to construct his family tree. If they have I have not seen it. Just the son's names and achievements. I have thought about doing it! I might give it a go this weekend.
It's quite possible your Thomas is related; the right area and all that.

by KayeLT on 2012-07-26 09:43:24

Hi Janilye i would love to see what if anything i could contribute to that family tree as i said earlier have heard it for years that our Cox line is same as WS Cox and i just want to know if its true or not ... you can contact me through here or i can give you my personal email what ever is easier ... thanks Kaye

by janilye on 2012-07-26 09:55:44

Thomas Cox born in Norfolk, England in 1900 died 31 October 1891 Buckley St., Essendon. On the 25 October 1850 married Ellen Hogan at St.Francis Catholic church, Melbourne.
Ellen Hogan was born in Tipperary about 1824, the daughter of Michael Hogan 1783-1878 and Ellen GLASHEEN 1798-1863 Ellen died at Buckley St Essendon 11 December 1893.
Their children were:-
Michael John Cox 1844, Eleanor Cox 1846, Richard Cox 1846, Thomas Cox 1848-1852,
Mary Cox 1849, John Cox 1851-1852, Elizabeth Cox 18551855, William James Cox 1855, Catherine Cox 1855, Louisa Cox 1855, Margaret Edith Cox 1859, John Cox 1860, Bridget Anne Cox 1861, Ellen Jane Cox 1863, Thomas Henry Cox 1866, Matilda Cox 1869.

by janilye on 2012-07-26 10:06:52

WIlliam Samuel Cox's mother was Mary Williams and his father William Cox
Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
Name: Wm Saml Cox
Death Place: Esdon, Victoria
Father's Name: Wm
Mother's Name: Mary Williams
Registration Year: 1895
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Number: 13101
I'll look into it this weekend but I have a feeling he was born in Kent, England.
As for your family- private message me your email address and I will send you relevant documents.

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