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Samuel Fox, of Concord & New London

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Death: September 4, 1727 (77)
New London, New London, Connecticut
Place of Burial: New London, New London, CT, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Fox, of Concord and Hannah Willey
Husband of Mary Fox; Joanna Fox; Bathsheba Fox and Esther Allen
Father of Elizabeth Platts; Anna Bailey; Samuel Fox; Abigail Fox; Benjamin Fox, I and 2 others
Brother of Hannah Lester; John Fox, I; David Fox; Isaac Fox; Abraham Fox and 4 others
Half brother of Timothy Lester; Joseph Lester; Benjamin Lester; Eliphalet Fox; Elizabeth Ball and 1 other

Occupation: Mill owner
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About Samuel Fox, of Concord & New London

Samuel Fox, born March 31, 1651 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died September 2, 1727 in (age 75) New London, New London Co., Connecticut

He was the third child of Thomas Fox and Hannah Brooks.

He married

  1. first, Mary Moore on Mar 30,1676 at New London,CT.
  2. His second wife was Joanna Way Fox, the daughter of George and Elizabeth ____ Fox.
  3. His third wife was Bathsheba Rogers, the widow of Richard Smith, and daughter of James Rogers and Elizabeth Rowland.
  4. His fourth wife was Hester Allen Fox, whom he married about 1715.

Children (by first marriage): Abigail Fox Hill, Elizabeth Fox Platts Bailey, Anna Fox, Samuel Fox Jr, and Isaac Fox.

Children(by second marriage): Benjamin Fox.

Children (by third marriage): Samuel Fox "The Younger".



By 1693, Samuel Fox, a member of the Congregational church in New London, Connecticut and one of the most prosperous business men of the place, had married the widow Bathsheba Smith (daughter of John Rogers, head of the Rogerene Society) and adopted her faith. He was seen as being very influential in gaining more such followers, unless deterrent measures were soon taken. How long could the Congregational church be maintained, on its then present footing, if such a new birth as this man describes should be required before admission; aye, if any conversion other than turning from, or avoidance of, immoral practices be generally insisted upon?

On Sunday, February 25, 1694, Rev. John Rogers, head of the Rogerenes, was arrested in New London, Connecticut for "carting boards," and Samuel Fox "for catching eels on that holy day." Both were arraigned before the County Court then in session. It was the first arraignment of this kind since 1685. During these nine years, John Rogers and all of his Rogerene Society had been working upon the first day of the week.

In 1693 Bathsheba (Rogers) Fox moved to the North Parish, to a place called Fox's Mills, from the mills owned and carried on by her husband, Samuel Fox.

The esteem and affection in which Bathsheba was held by her husband, Samuel Fox, may be estimated by the fact that he not only gave valuable lands to her sons by Richard Smith in her lifetime, but, although he had married again, left by will, sixteen years after her death, to her sons by the name of Smith, yet living (James and John), £40 each, and to her three daughters by Richard Smith, £10 each.

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Samuel Fox, of Concord & New London's Timeline

March 31, 1650
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Concord, , Mass
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Concord, Middlesex, MA
Concord, Middlesex, MA
June 3, 1677
Age 27
Lyme, New London, CT
October 6, 1678
Age 28
Lyme, New London, CT, USA
April 24, 1681
Age 31
New London, New London, Connecticut
Age 32
New London,New London,CT