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Ambrose Fox

Loudoun County is part of Northern Neck of Virginia. Settling of the Loudoun area began between 1725 and 1730 while it was owned by Lord Fairfax. Settlers came from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. For more than two centuries, agriculture, especially growing tobacco, was the dominant way of life in Loudoun County.

Ambrose Fox was born in 1737 in Kingwood, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. He was the son of George and Mary Fox.

When his father died, he inherited half of his land except ten acres which went with the mills.

In 1768 he was listed as a waggoner in Loudoun County, Virginia.

In 1774 and 1775 Ambrose had 2 tithables (males over 16).

In 1778 he witnessed an indenture between the Foxes and Jonas Clapman. Jonas paid them 800£ for 500 acres in Loudoun County.

In 1778 he leased 395 acres in Cameron Parish. Cameron Parish was a jurisdiction of the Anglican church in Loudoun County. 

In 1782 he leased another 190 acres in Cameron Parish.

From 1782 to 1787 he was on the tax list of Loudoun County in the 2nd Battalion. From 1788 to 1797, he was in the 3rd Battalion.

In 1785 he assigned the 395 acres to to Thomas Oden and Joseph Fox.
Children of George and Mary Fox
  • Anchor Fox Bonham
  • Absalom Fox
  • George Fox
  • Gabriel Fox
  • Ambrose Fox
  • Mary Fox
  • Amos Fox
  • Kingwood Township is on the western border of Hunterdon County, New Jersey. It was founded in 1798.
    The Foxes are Mayflower descendants: Samuel Fuller, Hannah Fuller Bonham, Hezekiah Bonham , Amariah Bonham, Christian Bonham Fox, Bonham Fox, Levi Fox, John Newton Fox

    Hunterdon County was originally part of Burlington County, West Jersey. It was set off from Burlington County on March 11, 1714. It included Amwell, Hopewell, and Maidenhead Townships.

    The Dutch were the first Europeans claim land in New Jersey. The region became a territory of England in 1664 when an English fleet sailed into New York Harbor and took control of Fort Amsterdam.

     

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    Date: 13 Jun 1778
    Received in court: 10 Aug 1778
    Thomas Lyne of Cameron Parish to Ambrose Fox of Cameron Parish.
    Assignment of lease of 395ac in Cameron Parish.
    Wit: Joseph Lewis, William Brawner, James Frazer, Nimrod Morris, Joseph Swindler, James Lewis, Benjamin Hutchinson.

     
     
     
     

    Date: 14 Oct 1782
    Received in court: 11 Nov 1782
    Nimrod Morris of Cameron Parish to Ambrose Fox of Cameron Parish.
    Assignment of lease of 190ac.
    Wit: William Whaley, Joseph Fox, Jacob Remey, George Oldham, Coleman Duncan, Robert Johnson.

     
     
     
     

    Date: 9 May 1785
    Received in court: 9 May 1785
    Ambrose Fox of Loudoun to Thomas Oden and Joseph Fox of Loudoun.
    Assignment of lease of 395ac in Cameron Parish.
    Wit: John Spencer, William Debell, Joseph Hutchinson, Benjamin Hutchinson, Jas. Crooks.

     
         
     

    Date: 21 May 1799
    Received in court: 9 Sep 1799
    Joseph Carr of Loudoun to Ambrose Fox of Loudoun.
    Lease of ¼ac.
    Wit: Edward Porter, Samuel Brooke, John Dulin.

     
     
     
     

    from Index to the 1782-1850 Loudoun County Personal Property Tax Lists

    1782A Second Battalion Fox, Ambrose & one negro, 5 horses & 8 cattle
    1783B Second Battalion Fox, Ambrose
    1784B Second Battalion Fox, Ambrose
    1785B Second Battalion Fox, Ambrose
    1786 Fox, Ambrose
    1787A Second Battalion Fox, Ambrose and Fox, Geo.

    1788A Third Battalion Fox, Ambrose Sr. and Fox, George and Fox, 
    Ambrose Jr. and Fox, Uriah
    1789A Third Battalion Fox, Ambrose and Fox, George and Fox, Uriah 
    and Fox, Jesse
    1790C Third Battalion Fox, Ambrose
    1790C Third Battalion Fox, Ambrose Sr. and Fox, Asa and Fox, Jesse
    1791C Third Battalion Fox, Ambrose and Fox, Uriah and Fox, Jesse 
    and Fox, Asa
    1792C Third Battalion Fox, Ambrose and Fox, Uriah and Fox, Jesse 
    and Fox, Asa
    1793A Third Battalion Fox, Ambrose and Fox, Uriah and Fox, Jesse
    1794 Third Battalion Fox, Ambrose and Fox, Jessee
    1795C First Battalion Fox, Ambrose & son Jesse
    1796 Third Battalion Fox, Ambrose & sons Jessee & Asa and Murren, Henry
    1797 Third Battalion Fox, Ambrose Sr.

    1798C Third District Fox, Ambrose Jr.
    1798C Third District Fox, Ambrose Sr.
    1799C Third District Fox, Ambrose
    1799C Third District Fox, Ambrose Jr.