'Cox2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Cox of Ballynoe, Cox of Coolcliffe

BLG1886 identifies the arms of the following family as "Arg., three bars gu. on a canton az. a lion's head erased or".
Robert Cox of Ballynoe, co.Limerick (a 09.1637)
m. Mary Standish (dau of Sir Thomas Standish of Bruffe)
1. William Cox of Ballynoe
  A. Sampson Cox of Ballynoe
  m. Constantina Fitzmaurice (dau of William Fitzmaurice of Kerry & Lixnaw, relict of John Odell of Ballingarry)
  i. William Cox of Ballynoe (bpt, d 10.1762, eldest surviving son)
  m. (13.03.1727) Margaret Hutchinson (dau of Hugh Hutchinson of Bantry)
  a. Hugh Cox of Ballynoe (bpt 31.12.1730, d 1783)
  m. (1757) Elizabeth Vowell (dau/coheir of John Vowell of Springfort)
  (1) Vowell Cox of Ballynoe
  (A) Anne Cox
m. Patrick O'Kelly of co. Clare
  (2) William Cox of Ballynoe (b 1765, d 20.10.1810)
  m. (27.06.1796) Mary Scanlan (dau of Michael Scanlan of Ballinaha by Elizabeth Wheeler (cousin of Hugh, 2nd Lord Massy))
  (A) William Cox of Ballynoe (b 22.01.1799, d 19.04.1879) had issue
  m. (08.06.1826) Elizabeth Vandeleur (d 05.02.1872, dau of Col. John Ormsby Vandeleur of Maddenstown)
  (B) Mary Cox
  m. John Edward Langford of Stonehall
  (C) Aphrasia Cox (b 1801-2, d 12.02.1890)
  m. (20.07.1829) John White of Dublin
  (D) Elizabeth Cox
  m. Edward John Croker of Grange Hill
  (3) Hugh Cox of Knockeogh, co. Cork (d 1812) had issue
  m. Anstance Spread (dau of John Spread of Forest)
  (4) John Cox had issue
  m. Catherine Scanlan
  (5) Sampson Hugh Cox had issue
  m. (1819) Elizabeth Gaggin (dau of John Gaggin of Ballybane)
  (6)+ other issue (d unm) - Robert, 3 daughters
  b. Constantia Cox
m. Richard Stephenson
  c. Frances Cox
  m. Samuel Adams of co. Cork
  d. Deborah Cox
  m. Richard Lane of Ballyscanlan
  e.+ other issue - Emanuel, Samuel, Robert, William (RN)
  ii. Margery (Margaret) Cox
m. John Gabbett
  iii. Catherine Cox
  m1. John Odell of The Grove, Limerick
  m2. Jeremiah Jackson of Fanningstown
  iv.+ 4 sons + 3 (elder) daughters
  B. Robert Cox had issue
  i. Robert Cox of Plymouth, Devon
  m. _ Hutchinson
  C. Frances Cox
  m. Humphrey Massey (Major)
2. Anne Cox possibly fits here?
  m. Richard Gabbett



BLG1847 identifies the arms of the following family as "Or, three bars, az., on a canton, gu., a lion's head, erased, arg.". That suggests that there was probably a quite close connection between this family and the one shown above.
John Cox 'of Coolcliffe (co. Wexford)'
m. Elizabeth Tench (dau of Joshua Tench of Bryanstown)
1. John Cox 'of Coolcliffe'
  m. (17.04.1746) Mary Hore (dau of William Hore of Harperstown)
  A. John Cox
  m. (1773) Sarah Donovan (dau of Richard Donavan of Clonmore)
  i. Richard Cox of Coolcliffe (d unm 1796, 2nd son)
ii. Sir William Cox of Coolcliffe, Sheriff of co. Wexford (b 05.12.1776, Colonel) had issue
  m. (06.1820) Anna Hickson (dau of Robert Hickson of Dingle)
  iii. Thomas Cox (youngest son?)
  m. Catherine Hamilton (dau of _ Hamilton of Castlebar)
  iv. Sarah Cox
  m. Sir Aretas William Young, Governor of Prince Edward's Island
  v. Mary Cox
  m. Rev. William Sutton of Long Grange
  vi.+ other issue (d unm) - John, Allan, Edward, Ponsonby
  B. Dorothy Cox probably of this generation
  m. (08.1780) Edward Tottenham of Ballinahoun (b 1717, dsp 1793, Rev.)
  C.+ other issue - William Alllan (d unm), Ponsonby (d unm), Walter (d unm), 2 other daughters

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : BLG1886 ('Cox of Ballynoe')
(2) For lower section : BLG1847 ('Cox of Coolcliffe')
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