William Fox, Sr.

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William Fox, Sr.

Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: King William, Virginia, USA
Death: January 23, 1764 (50-58)
Brunswick County, VA, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Sarah Fox
Father of Mary Claiborne Johnson and Betty Elizabeth Reeves

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Immediate Family

About William Fox, Sr.

William Fox was Christened 1710 in King and Queen County, Virginia and died 1764 in South Carolina.


  1. about 1734 in Brunswick County, Virginia to Sarah Avent (1710-1793), daughter of Thomas Avent & Margaret Gooch.

Children all probably born in Brunswick county, Virginia

  1. Elizabeth b. Abt 1736. married John Rivers.
  2. Lucy b. Abt 1737   d. Bef 1801. Married William Robinson.
  3. William b. Abt 1739. Married Martha Rivers.
  4. John b. Abt 1742, d. 1795. Married Celia Bonner.
  5. Mary Claiborne   b. Abt 1745. Married John Johnson.
  6. Sarah   b. Abt 1747. Married a man surnamed Robinson.
  7. Thomas Avent   b. Abt 1750,   d. 1815. Married a woman surnamed Smith.
  8. Unity "Noona"   b. Abt 1752. Married William Harrell.


  • William inherited a one-half interest in 1,000 acre tract in Gloucester County, but sold this to his brother, the Reverend John Fox. He did own land in Brunswick County and Dr. Ben J. Robinson indicated he first lived on the western side of Fontaine Creek in the present Greenville County, and later on the eastern side of that creek on a large plantation left to his wife by her father, Colonel Thomas Avent. William Fox's will dated December 22, 1763 and probated January 23, 1764 names children of: Betty (Rives or Reeves), Lucy (Robinson), William, Thomas Avent, Mary Claiborne (Johnson), Sarah and Noona (or Unity).
  • A note from researcher, Jodie Streit: According to another "Fox Hound" he is the son of Mary Claiborne.
  • Dec 2013 - "the 'DNA' evidence is compelling that neither William Fox, who married Sarah Avent, or Lt Col Richard Fox is a son of Henry Fox


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William Fox, Sr.'s Timeline

King William, Virginia, USA
King And Queen, Surry, Virginia
Age 24
Brunswick, VA, USA
Age 37
Province of Virginia
January 23, 1764
Age 54
Brunswick County, VA, USA