FOX, Robert Stote

1820 - 1888

Robert Stote Fox, was baptised at St Hilda's, South Shields, co. Durham on 7 July 1820, son of George Townsend Fox and his wife Ann Stote née Crofton. Educated at Rugby and graduated B.A. from University College, Oxford. He married firstly at Brandon, Suffolk in 1847, Hannah Day, a widow, and in 1861 was a 40 year old clergyman 'not in care of souls', living at South Cottage, Fornham St Martin, near Bury St Edmund's with his 42 year old wife Hannah. He then took the rectory of Nowton, Bury St Edmund's and in 1871 was living at Red House, Horringer, Suffolk with his wife. His wife was buried at Nowton on 3 July 1878 and on 29 July the following year Robert married at St Mary's Bryanston Square, London, Jane Anne, daughter of the late Revd Simeon J. Etty, vicar of Sidbury, Devon. In 1881, 61 year old rector of Nowton, still living at Horringer, with his 41 year old wife Jane, born Wootton, Hampshire and their newly born son, Robert Stote Fox, born at Horringer. A regular exhibitor at the Bury & West Suffolk Fine Art Society, including in 1881 'Elvet Bridge, Durham' and paintings of views on the estate of his brother, Sir William Fox (1812-1893) in New Zealand, who was prime minster and also an artist, and his own residence at Horringer, and in 1882 'Durham Regatta', 'Marble Quarries on the Road to Orta', 'In Barton Mere', etc. He died at Horringer on 6 September and buried at Nowton on 11 September 1888.