Charles Clarendon COX, ,of "Broombee", Mudgee,New South Wales.

Male 1831 - 1878  (47 years)


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  • Name Charles Clarendon COX 
    Suffix ,of "Broombee", Mudgee,New South Wales. 
    Born 1831  "Clarendon", Windsor, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Jun 1878  "Broombee", Mudgee, New South Wales , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931) Tuesday 18 June 1878 p 2 Article
    Person ID I13817  Kirkpatrick Family
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 

    Family Charlotte Elizabeth MILLER,   b. 1848, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1925, Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1867  Mudgee, New South Wales , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • This was Charles third marriage.He was first married in 1855 to Louisa Stafford Stuart(1835 -1856) ,and by her had one daughter(Louisa Eliza Cox 1856-1931), secondly,in 1860, to Julia Charlotte Haylock(1842-865) and by her had four children, but only one son and one daughter survived ,the other two dying at five and eleven months of age..By this last marriage he had four sons and two daughters.
    Children 
     1. Ashley Clarendon COX, ,of Gostwyck Station,Uralla,New South Wales.,   b. 21 Apr 1872, Mudgee, New South Wales , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1923, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     2. Berkeley Clarendon COX,   b. 19 Aug 1875, Mudgee, New South Wales , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1937, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F5887  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Together with his brother James Dalrymple Cox ,Charles became involved in grazing in the Mudgee district and both established the noted Mudgee merino studs of Broombee (1862) and Cullenbone (1879) respectively. Both the Cullenbone and Wallinga studs were established on Broombee bloodlines (theCullenbone stud flock was formed after the dispersal of the Broombee flock due to Charles Clarendon's death the previous year). The Cullenbone stud flock was dispersed in 1905 due to the ill health of James Dalrymple Cox . He died in 1910 after a long and painful struggle with cancer.
    • (Research):Extract from A genealogical and heraldic history of the colonial gentry (in two volumes) (Volume 1) ,by Sir Bernard Burke.

      This family was at one time seated in Dorsetshire. Robert Cox, Esq. of Wimborne, in that County, b. in 1731, was the only surviving son of William Cox, Esq., who was b. in 1695, and was the son of Thomas Cox, Esq. of Wimborne, co. Dorset, who was b. in 1670. Robert Cox m. and had, with other issue, a son,Captain William Cox, of Clarendon, N.S.W.

      Captain William Cox, of Clarendon, N.S.W., and formerly of Devizes, County Wiltshire , where he was b. in 1764 ; obtained a commission in the army in 1795, and arrived in New South Wales in 1801 as paymaster of the 102nd Regiment or New South Wales Corps, in charge of a number of convicts, chiefly Irishmen, who were concerned in the Rebellion of 1798, amongst whom was Holt, the leader or general. Mr. Cox retired from the army, and became a successful colonist, first at Brush Farm on the Parramatta river (where he employed General Holt as manager), and subsequently at Clarendon on the Hawkesbury river.

      Mr. Cox was chosen by Governor Macquarie to construct the road which crosses the Blue Mountains from Sydney, crosses Cox's river, and connects Bathurst with the coast. This road is 130 miles in length, and for the service rendered by its construction Mr. Cox received a grant of land in the Bathurst plains, which he called Hereford. He afterwards took up land in the Mulgoa valley, and also formed stations on the Macquarie river at Burrendong, and on the Coolah creek. In 1833 he removed from Clarendon to Fairfield, near Windsor. He was for some time engaged in pastoral pursuits, and the progeny of his merinos from the Cape now form the celebrated Mudgee flocks. Mr. Cox was a magistrate of the Territory, and d. at Fairfield, near Windsor, in 1837, and was buried in the family vault at St. Matthew's Church, Windsor.

      His son George Cox, Esq. of Winbourn, Mulgoa, b. 1795, married in 1822, Elizabeth, daughter of Archibald Bell, Esq. of Belmont, ensign in the 102nd Regiment (she d. 1876), and d.1868,was the father of Charles Clarendon Cox.




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