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Harding Edward de Fonblanque Cox

Harding Edward de Fonblanque Cox

Male 1854 - 1944  (89 years)


  • Name Harding Edward de Fonblanque Cox  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth 30 Aug 1854  Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3, 5
    • Younger son of Edward William Cox (1809-1879), lawyer, legal writer, publisher, landowner and JP; from his second marriage, to Rosalinda Alicia Fonblanque (abt 1823-1887).
    Baptism 31 Jan 1855  St George, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    • bapt 31 Jan 1855, born 30 Aug 1854, Harding Edward de Fonblanque, son of Edward William & Rosalinda Alicia Cox, Russell Square, Barrister
    Residence Apr 1861  Highwood, Hendon Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    • with mother Rosalinda A Cox, wife, 38 b Hammersmith, magistrate's wife; brother Irvine E B Cox, 23 b Taunton, BA, Gentleman; + 7 visitors Jane Fonblaque, 65 b Dublin, Cornet-General's widow; Caroline Fonblaque, 42 b Calais, Cornet-General's daughter; Rosa G Gill, 16 b Wells, Gentlewoman; Charles Gill, 20 b Wells, Analitical Chemist; Hellen de Fonblaque, 10 b London; Lennard Gill, 15 b London; Alice A Jacquet, 4m b London; + 7 serv.
    Education abt 1867 - 1872  Harrow School Find all individuals with events at this location   [5, 7
    Residence Apr 1871  Peterborough Rd, Harrow Find all individuals with events at this location ; pupil  [7
    Education 1873 - 1877  Trinity College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Degree/Qualif. 1877  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; BA  [5
    Degree/Qualif. abt 1878  Inner Temple, Strand Find all individuals with events at this location ; Barrister  [5
    Occupation abt 1879 -  Author, artist, journalist, musical composer and dramatic critic  [5
    Occupation Apr 1881  Journalist  [8
    Residence Apr 1881  Cambridge Park House, Twickenham Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    • also resid: Jacquet E William, cousin, 22, Private Literary Secretary to Head; Beverley W Lorane, 21, Student of Law; North G W Wright, 23, Dog Fancier; + 5 serv.
    Marriage 13 Oct 1881  St James, Piccadilly Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 4
    Hebe Gertrude Barlow,   b. 17 Jul 1861, Manchester Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jul 1938, 12 Dyke Rd, Brighton Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Apr 1891  Chorleywood House, Chorleywood Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    Occupation Mar 1901  Partner in "Field" newspaper; newspaper publisher[?]  [10
    Residence Mar 1901  Cassiobridge, Watford Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    • with son Raymond: + visitors Gerald/Gerard F Griffin, 46 b America, insurance underwriter; Gerard F Griffin, 18 b London; Jane Simes, 32 b New Cross; + 6 serv; wife & younger sons not present.
    Financial 20 Nov 1911  Receiving Order  [11
    • His son Raymond Harding Cox adjudged bankrupt 3 months later on 13 Feb 1912.
    • Receiving Orders: Cox, Harding de Fonblanque, the Garrick Club, Garrick-street, lately of Georgian House, Bury-street, now of Jermyn Court, Jermyn-street, newspaper proprietor. [London Gazette, 21 Nov 1911]
      Made in respect of the affairs of his son Raymond.
    Military Service 1914 - 1918  Captain, Duke of Cambridge's Hussars  [12
    • Gazetted Captain 5 Dec. 1914; in command of 29th and after of 35th Coy., RDC; seconded 28 Jan. 1916, and posted to 10th (Co. of London) Battalion, The London Regiment, and attached 102nd and 100th Provisional Bns Royal Fusiliers; ARO on Eastern Command Staff, 1917; Ministry of Information, 1918. [Who's Who]
      Was in charge of Royal Pavilion, Brighton, used as a hospital for Indian soldiers in WW1. [ICGC]
    Harding Edward de Fonblanque Cox (1854-1944)
    Harding Edward de Fonblanque Cox (1854-1944)
    During 1914-1918 war
    Residence 1919  12 Russell Rd, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [13
    Residence 1937  3 Gloucester Gate, Regents Park Find all individuals with events at this location   [13
    • identity not certain
    Residence 1944  Newick Find all individuals with events at this location   [12
    Death 18 Jun 1944  Lewes Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 12, 14
    • no probate record found
    Notes 
    • Harding [Edward] de Fonblanque Cox. Adm. pens. at Trinity, Oct. 8, 1873. 2nd s. of Edward William, Serjeant-at-law (for whom see D.N.B.), of Moat Mount, Mill Hill, Middlesex. B. Aug. 30, 1854, in London. School, Harrow. Matric. Lent, 1874; B.A. 1877. Adm. at the Inner Temple, Jan. 11, 1876. Vice-Chairman and Trustee of The Field, 1879-1906; of the Queen, Law Times, etc. Sometime Dramatic Critic of Vanity Fair. Master of the Old Berkeley Foxhounds. Author, artist, journalist, musical composer and dramatic critic; for a list of his various publications see Who's Who. Brother [half-brother] of Irwin E. B. (1857). [Cambridge University Alumni]
    • Cox, Major Harding; LLB, late Vice-Chairman and Trustee of The Field, Queen, Law Times, Bazaar, and other newspapers and periodicals. Only son [sic] of late Mr Serjeant Cox, and 2nd wife, Rosalinda, dau of Mr Commissioner de Fonblanque; married Hebe Gertrude, dau of late W. H. Barlow; three sons; died 18 June 1944. Late Dramatic Critic, Vanity Fair. Education: Harrow (shooting XI); Trinity College, Cambridge, (First Trinity First Boat, and holder of two river records). Career: Late Captain Duke of Cambridge's Hussars; gazetted Captain 5 Dec. 1914; in command of 29th and after of 35th Coy., RDC; seconded 28 Jan. 1916, and posted to 10th (Co. of London) Battalion, The London Regiment, and attached 102nd and 100th Provisional Bns Royal Fusiliers; ARO on Eastern Command Staff, 1917; Ministry of Information, 1918; specially invited by the Austrian Government to inspect and report on the fisheries of Bosnia and Hertzgovina, 1897; author of the scheme for cultivation of freshwater fish (Board of Agriculture), and of the scheme, The better Control of Dogs (Home Office); Founder and Life Member of the Fox-terrier and Cocker Spaniel Clubs; Original Director British Diesel Engine Co. Publications: Coursing (Badminton Library), Lyrics and Recitations; Dogs; Chasing and Racing, 1922; A Sportsman at Large, 1923; Dogs and I, 1923; Yarns without Yawns, 1923; The Amateur's Derby, 1924; Fugleman the Foxhound, 1926; Dogs of To-Day, 1931; Fringes of Philosophy; Kennel Editor Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News 1923; contributor of social, sporting and scientific articles to periodicals. Recreations: Late master Missenden and Hambleden Vale Harriers, afterwards master of the Old Berkeley Foxhounds; formerly racehorse owner and amateur jockey with special licence from the Jockey Club and NHC to ride on equal terms with professional jockeys; shooting. Clubs: Garrick (Senior Life), Leander (Life). Address: Newick, Sussex. [Who's Who]
    • not found in 1911 census
    Person ID I1073  Tatham | Crew branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 28 May 2014 

    Family Hebe Gertrude Barlow,   b. 17 Jul 1861, Manchester Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jul 1938, 12 Dyke Rd, Brighton Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Marriage 13 Oct 1881  St James, Piccadilly Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 4
    Notes 
    • also resid Apr 1891: younger sons Denis H, 3; Lionel H, 9m; + aunt Florence I Barlow; + governess & 8 serv.
    Children 
     1. Raymond Harding Cox,   b. 07 May 1884, Mayfair Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1914, Middlesex Hospital, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 08 Oct 2012 
    Family ID F0293  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 30 Aug 1854 - Bloomsbury Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 31 Jan 1855 - St George, Bloomsbury Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1861 - Highwood, Hendon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1867 - 1872 - Harrow School Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - pupil - Apr 1871 - Peterborough Rd, Harrow Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1873 - 1877 - Trinity College, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - BA - 1877 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - Barrister - abt 1878 - Inner Temple, Strand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - Cambridge Park House, Twickenham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 13 Oct 1881 - St James, Piccadilly Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 13 Oct 1881 - St James, Piccadilly Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1891 - Chorleywood House, Chorleywood Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - Cassiobridge, Watford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1919 - 12 Russell Rd, Kensington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1937 - 3 Gloucester Gate, Regents Park Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1944 - Newick Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 18 Jun 1944 - Lewes Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms St George Bloomsbury, 31 Jan 1855.
      b 30 Aug 1854

    2. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg St Giles, 4Q1854.

    3. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Murrell Extended Family.
      Online tree accessed 07 Sep 2011

    4. [S53] Marriage Licence, Diocese of London, 04 Oct 1881.

    5. [S15] Cambridge University Alumni.

    6. [S01] Census, UK, 1861.
      age 7 b London

    7. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      age 16 b London

    8. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 26 b Bloomsbury

    9. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 37 b Bloomsbury

    10. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 45 b London

    11. [S05] The Times, Law Reports, 20 Jun 1912.

    12. [S18] Who's Who / Who was Who.

    13. [S25] Electoral Registers.

    14. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Lewes, 2Q1944.
      age 89