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Samuel Fox


Manufacturer. Ran a silk hosiery business in Derby. A founding member of the Derby Philosophical Society, 1783. Friend of Erasmus Darwin. Married Ann Darwin, daughter of William Alvey Darwin, as his second wife in 1799. Leased Osmaston Hall near Derby from 1814. Justice of the peace. Father of William Darwin Fox.


Darwin pedigree

Larkum 2009, pp. 4 and 7


Darwin pedigree: Pedigree of the family of Darwin. Compiled by H. Farnham Burke. N.p.: privately printed. 1888. [Reprinted in facsimile in Darwin pedigrees, by Richard Broke Freeman. London: printed for the author. 1984.]

Larkum, Anthony W. D. 2009. A natural calling: life, letters and diaries of Charles Darwin and William Darwin Fox. [Dordrecht]: Springer.