William Foxe

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ChartsAncestors of Adele La Force
William Foxe, son of John Foxe, Gent. and Jane Parr, was born at Rhodes, Lancashire, England.1 He died at Rhodes, before 14 June 1596, when his will was proved.1,2

William married Margaret Orrell, daughter of Henry Orrell, Esq..1

William Foxe left a will dated 7 December 1595, (38 Elizabeth) and proved 14 Jun 1596, naming or mentioning:
wife Margaret;
the "erle of Derbie my lord and Mr";
sons John, William, Thomas, and Richard;
daughters Anne and Margarett Fox;
William Fox, son of the said John Fox [i.e. his grandson]
the wife of John Fox, and his son William;
Ralph Seddon and his wife Marie;
Mrs Tipping [Isabel, widow of Richard Tipping of Manchester, Gent.];
Various other beneficiaries without giving a relationship;
executors son John and wife Margaret.

There were two inventories:
at his house in Pilkington, £295 8s 10d;
at his house in Toxtethe &c., £127 2s 9d.1,3


Margaret Orrell d. bt 1595 - 1596
  • John Foxe1
  • William Foxe1
  • Thomas Foxe1
  • Richard Foxe1
  • Margarett Foxe1
  • Anne Foxe+1 b. abt. 1581, d. bef. 29 Dec 1606
This person was last edited on17 Oct 2021


  1. [S98] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Ancestry of Obadiah and Mary Bruen," The American Genealogist 26 (Jan 1950): 12-25, further cited as Jacobus, "Obadiah and Mary Bruen."
  2. [S2347] George John Piccope, editor, Lancashire and Cheshire Wills and Inventories, From the Ecclesiastical Court, Chester, Volume III [1596–1639], O.S. 54 ([Manchester,] England: The Chetham Society, 1861), 113n(1), further cited as Piccope, Lancashire and Cheshire Wills III.
  3. [S2347] Piccope, Lancashire and Cheshire Wills III, 113-115.