With all my home work on my MSc finished, I have just over a week to add some bits and bobs to this blog before the next round of modules start. I’m going to try and add all of my mother’s A toffee pig for Christmas memoirs, but also make a start on the scrapbook of my great great aunt Agnes Fox’s scrapbook. Her parents were my great great grandparents, Sir Charles Douglas Fox and Mary Wright (see picture above).
He was known as Douglas and was a British civil engineer who had been knighted for his work on with James Brunlees on the Mersey Railway Tunnel and a railway linking Birkenhead with Liverpool. He was oldest son of Sir Charles Fox and Mary Brookhouse (second daughter of Joseph), and had two brothers and a sister. His father had been knighted for his work on The Crystal Palace for The Great Exhibition of 1851.
According to the Wiki Sir Charles Douglas Fox and Mary Wright, had one son and four daughters. One of the daughters is my great grandmother Lucy Adeline Fox, who married her cousin Ernest FitzHerbert Wright, son of FitzHerbert Wright and Charlotte Rudolphine Louise von Beckman. The photograph above is from the scrapbook of their other daughter Agnes Selina Fox, who doesn’t seemed to have married. I’ve found a couple of pages in the scrap book with some photos and newspaper clippings about the Golden Wedding of Douglas and Mary. One clipping mentions his son as F. Wright living with his wife at 19 The Square, Kensington. I’m guessing he’s called Francis after his maternal grandfather. The press clipping also mentions another daughter, married to the Rev. Edward H. Askwith of Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland. I’ve found a Reverend Edward Harrison Askwith married to a Mary Douglas Fox, daughter of Sir (Charles) Douglas Fox and Mary Wright listed on the FamilySearch.org as follows:
Reverend Edward Harrison Askwith (8 Sep 1864 in Ripon, Yorkshire), son of Thomas Askwith (b. 21 Sep 1816, d. 8 Jul 1888, Ripon, Yorkshire) and Sarah Nowell Johnson (b. 13 Feb 1825, of, Ripon, Yorkshire, d. 8 Jun 1906, Church Crescent, St. Albans, Hertfordshire).
Married (2 Jul 1889 St. Peter’s, Norbiton, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey) Mary Douglas Fox (b. 12 Nov 1864, of, Sevenoaks, Kent). The following children have been shown:
1. Edward Douglas Askwith, b. 9 Feb 1895, Brookside, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire,
2. Judith Margery Askwith, b. 7 Nov 1896, Selwyn House, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
3. Beatrice Mary Askwith, b. 29 Jan 1900, Selwyn House, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The fourth daughter I think was called Judith Isabel who married the Rev. James Sedgwick Wimbush of Terrington, Yorkshire (see here and here), who was the son of Samuel Wimbush (Rector of Terrington) and Catherine Jane Nicholson. James and Judith had the following children:
Michael Douglas Wimbush b.1905 Swainswick, Somerset.
John Bourchier Wimbush b.1908 Swainswick, Somerset.
Richard Knyvet Wimbush b.1909 Terrington, Yorkshire.
James Christopher Wimbush b.1902
Samuel Humphrey Wimbush b.1904 Kensington.