Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
NameRobert Were FOX, 5138
Birth1754
Death1818
FatherGeorge Croker FOX , 5139 (1728-1781)
MotherMary WERE , 5140 (1728-1796)
Spouses
Birth1768
Death1848
ChildrenAlfred , 1254 (1794-1874)
 Charles , 5143 (1797-1878)
 Robert Were , 5145 (1789-1877)
 George Philip , 5196
 Henry , 5197
 Charlotte , 5198
 Lewis , 5200
 Mariana , 5201
 Joshua , 5408
Notes for Robert Were FOX
“The Elder”

From Wikipedia

Robert Were Fox (5 July 1754 – 1818) was a Quaker businessman who lived in Falmouth.

Life and work

Fox was born in Fowey, Cornwall, in the United Kingdom, and married Elizabeth Tregelles (1768–1849) in 1788. The couple had six sons, including Charles Fox of Trebah, Robert Were Fox FRS of Penjerrick Garden and Alfred Fox of Glendurgan. Their daughter, Mariana Fox (1807–1863), married Francis Tuckett of Frenchay and became the mother of the mountaineer Francis Fox Tuckett. Their daughter, Charlotte born in 1799, married Samuel Fox of Tottenham

The family were Quakers, descended from George Fox of Fowey and his wife, Anna Debell. Robert Were Fox was the son of their son, George Croker Fox, and his wife, Mary Were. It was George Croker Fox who founded a Falmouth ship-brokering business, which survived into the 21st century.

During the time Robert Were Fox ran the family's ship-brokering business, family business interests expanded into copper-mining, tin-smelting and foundry-work in partnership with the Williams family. In 1794 R. W. Fox was appointed Consul (Diplomatic Representative) by the United States of America for the port of Falmouth.

In 1811, Fox was one of four delegates sent to negotiate with the Post Office headquarters in Lombard Street for the return of the Packet Service station to Falmouth from Plymouth.
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