John FOX was a Filey joiner who would later become “Clerk of this Church  [St Oswald’s] of the Fourth Generation”. His father was the Parish Clerk so his grandfather and great-grandfather (both called Francis) must have held the same post. John married Hannah ROSS on 28 July and their first child, Ann, was baptised at St Oswald’s a couple of months later. I haven’t found the cause of Ann’s early death. On the Shared Tree, she has nine siblings. Charles, “born after 1828 in Sheffield” seems an unlikely lad to me and the deaths of Francis, Henry Haggit and Grace have yet to be noted.

56 Fox B20  

In remembrance of JOHN FOX, Clerk of this Church of the Fourth Generation, who died November 17th 1856, aged 58 years.

Also, HANNAH his wife, who died Nov 26th 1871, aged 68 years.

Also of ANN, daughter of the above, who died February 22nd 1839, aged 10 years.

Also of JOHN SUMPTON, infant of the above.

‘Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an

hour as ye think not, the Son of man cometh’


Crimlisk Survey 1977

Some Sources

Hannah ROSS Fox [LVQW-7QG]

DEATH: Hannah, Age at Death (in years): 67. GRO Reference: 1871 D Quarter in SCARBOROUGH Volume 09D Page 214.


DEATH: FOX, Ann, Age at Death (in years): 10. GRO Reference: 1839 M Quarter in SCARBROUGH Volume 24 Page 295.

Francis FOX

DEATH: FOX, Francis, Age at Death (in years): 72. GRO Reference: 1902 J Quarter in BRIDLINGTON Volume 09D Page 219.

Henry Haggit FOX

DEATH: FOX, Henry, Age at Death (in years): 55. GRO Reference: 1896 S Quarter in EDMONTON Volume 03A Page 185.

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTION, Crimlisk Survey 1977: 40 FOX B8, “…and HENRY HAGGETT FOX, died 1st July 1896, aged 54 years, interred Tottenham cemetery.” (Note: Tottenham is in the EDMONTON Registration District.)

Grace FOX

DEATH: FOX, Grace, Age at Death (in years): 74. GRO Reference: 1921 J Quarter in SCARBOROUGH Volume 09D Page 411.

I think Grace died in the workhouse on Dean Road.

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