Roger Cox 1774-1843


Wine merchant of Derby.



Click here for the Cox-Tunaley Tree-the Coxes were land owners and lead miners- information with particular thanks to Paul W. Tunaley for his research work on this project.




Samuel: a considerable Derbyshire landowner. Click here for details.



Samuel, Alderman of Derby, becoming Mayor of Derby, November 9th, 1870.

Principal partner in W. Cox & Sons, bankers of Derwent St., Derby.

Partner in the firm of Cox Bros. of the Shot Tower and partner in the firm of Messrs. Smith, Cox and Co., cheese factors.





Samuel Walker Cox


b. 1809, Brailsford, Derbyshire.

c. 29/10/1809, St. Werburgh, Derby.

m. Sarah Tunaley

9-3-1838, The Old Church, St.Pancras, London.


1851 census: Samuel Walker Cox and Sarah and children living at

Breadsall. Samuel described as "Merchant".

Sarah died 1866. Samuel d. 30-8-1879


Samuel Richardson Cox b. 1843

Breadsall, Derby.

Francis Walker Cox b. 1845, Breadsall, Derby.


The following information kindly provided by Paul Tunaley: Census Records: 1871 Samuel Walker Cox, age 61, widower, living at The Cottage, Spondon:
"Merchant, Mayor of Derby". Also living there were sons Samuel R Cox, 27, wine merchant, and Francis W Cox, 25, plus servants. Previous entry was for The Hall, Spondon, at which William T Cox age 62, Landowner and JP for the County and Borough of Derby, and his wife Maria were living. Also living there were William T E Cox aged 29, Lead Merchant and JP for Borough of Derby, and Ellen Catherine Cox aged 30, plus servants.  
Either William Cox born 1742 or his father William Cox was the entrepreneur who made his fortune from lead refining and later land ownership. William also founded the firms Cox & Malin and Cox & Bowring, noted wines and spirits merchants. He also built the shot tower in Derby in 1809.




Frances Richardson


daughter of George

Richardson, Ironmonger of


Frances d. 1853.



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Riichardson tree.



All Saints Church, Breadsall.

Click here regarding a memorial window erected in the north aisle of All Saints in 1885, to Samuel Walker Cox who died 30 August, 1879.



Information courtesy of Mr. Paul Tunaley and Dr. Jane Holmes.





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