Guernsey Butchers : Drake Cox


The family of Samuel Drake Cox is a bit of a mystery. He originated from the Poole area of Dorset, and in the census was variously described as General Merchant, Corn Merchant, Boot & Shoe Manufacturer - although he successfully applied for a butcher's stall in the Meat Market in 1844, and again in 1850. He was declared bankrupt in 1852, and left Guernsey in search of prosperity in Argentina, where he was reportedly murdered in 1870.


Samuel Drake COX ( 1790 - 1870 ) married Elizabeth RICHMOND

(people in bold were butchers)

Earliest Mention in Guernsey



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