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Fox, Robert Werelocked

(1754–1818)
  • Philip Payton

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Fox, Robert Were (1754–1818), merchant and industrial entrepreneur, was born on 5 July 1754 in Fowey, Cornwall, the second of the five sons of George Croker Fox (d. 1807) and his wife, Mary. The Foxes were a Quaker family holding a long-established and significant position in Cornish commercial life. As mine owner, merchant, and shipping agent, ...

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G. C. Boase & W. P. Courtney, , 3 vols. (1874–82)
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