I’ve made another post on The Peerage Forum, this time it’s for my great great great uncle Sir Francis Fox. According to the Wiki he married twice, first in 1869 to Selena Wright who died in 1900, he then married Agnes Horne in 1901. They also say he had a son and three daughters from his first marriage. This may have been true at the time of his death, but I think there may have been 2 sons and 3 daughters:
Charles Beresford Fox (b. 14 Feb 1875, died 16th April 1912)
Dr Selina Fitzherbert Fox (Lena)
Edith Marion Fox
Mrs Walter Western
Francis Harry Wright Fox
I have a few sources for this. Ones a very bad family tree which seems to suggest that Charles Beresford married Lena Fox and that they had a child called Lena Beresford who married Francis Harry Wright.
Then there’s a newspaper clipping in my great great aunt Agnes’ scrapbook is a clipping from Sir Francis’ funeral, which mentions the following:
Lady Fox (Widow) [Selina Wright]
Mr F.H.W. Fox (Son)
Dr Selina Fox (Daughter)
Mr and Mrs Walter Western (Son-in-law and daughter)
Mrs Clive Davies and Miss Lorna Davies (Daughter and granddaughter)
It also mentions a Mrs C. Beresford Fox, so Charles Beresford Fox may have married before he died. But there’s no mention of this in his obituary from the The Institution of Civil Engineers:
CHARLES BERESFORD FOX, born on the 14th February, 1875, died at Toronto on the 16th April, 1912, from the after effects of an operation. The eldest son of Sir Francis Fox, M. Inst. C.E., he was educated at Harrow and Cambridge, and joined the firm of Sir Douglas Fox and Partners, Consulting Engineers, afterwards becoming a member of the firm of Wragge and Fox, of Toronto. He was successively engaged on the London extension of the Great Central Railway, the construction of the Victoria Falls Bridge over the Zambesi, where he sustained a severe accident, the Nile irrigation works, the Simplon tunnel, and other important enterprises. He had taken up work in Canada when his untimely death occurred.
Mr. Fox was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 5th March, 1901.
I’m guessing that the Mr F.H.W. Fox (Son) mentioned in the newspaper clipping above is Francis Harry Wright Fox, and the newspaper has got the father/son relationship right. In his book “Sixty-three years of engineering, scientific and social work” Sir Francis refers to his daughter Mrs Walter Western, but I can’t find her christian name.
As mentioned in a previous post, Edith Marion Fox (above) married (Theophilus) Clive Davies, Esq., of Hawkley Hurst, Hampshire. He was the Eldest son of Theophilus Harris Davies, Esq., of Honolulu, and Tunbridge Wells, who d. 1898, and Mary Ellen, who d. 1907, dau. of the late George Cocking. Esq., of Ludlow. Theophilus Harris Davies acted as a guardian of Princess Kaʻiulani while she traveled to Europe and the United States. In the 2009 film Princess Kaiulani it is suggested that Clive Davies was actually engaged to Princess Kaiulani (see more here).
Edith and Clive married in 1898 Edith and from what I’ve seen had as son called Harold Francis Theophilus, b. 1912.
Mr. Davies, was educated at Uppingham and at Massachusetts Institute of
Technology (S.B. 1894), was formerly British Vice- Consul at Honolulu. — Hawkley Hurst, Hawkley, Hampshire; Bath Club, VI. Source: Edward Walford. The county families of the United Kingdom; or, Royal manual of the titled and untitled aristocracy of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland .. (Volume ed.59, yr.1919)
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