About Mary Fox
Probably the daughter of the 2nd William Claiborne & his wife Elizabeth Wilkes. 2nd wife of the 2nd Henry Fox. Mother of Reverend John Fox (b 1706) & William (b 1710).
CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS; Patent Book 10 page 168 THOMAS WEST, 1615 acs. (N. L.), King Wm. Co., in St. John's Par; beg. at Capt. Nathaniel West, in Bull Sw; to Capt. Jno. Fox, on N. side of Bridge Br; to E. side of the Ferry Road; to Capt. Martin Palmer, by Col. Wm. Claiborn's line, in an old Indian field; near Capt. Thos. Claiborn; to Wm. Burrous' land, in Hollings' line; crossing the Long Br; to Jno. Higgason's lint; 23 Dec. 1714, p. 226. 7 Lbs., 5 Shill., & Imp. of 4 pers: Thomas Key, James Brown. Richard Wharton, Ralph Bowker.
Another Mary CLAIBORNE was b.abt. 1686, dau. of William CLAIBORNE 2nd and Elizabeth WILKES.This Mary is mentioned in her brother's 1705 will along with her dau. Elizabeth CLAIBORNE, who appears to be illegitimate.However, this same Mary CLAIBORNE is also said to have m. Henry FOX Jr., later the sheriff of King William.
The 1705 will of the 3rd William Claiborne includes reference to "sister Mary Claiborne's daughter Elizabeth Claiborne." His sister's daughter would not have the same last name unless his sister had married a cousin (Claiborne), or more likely, Mary was his sister-in-law and had married a brother, then deceased.