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
- Samuel Drake COX ( 1819 - 1858 )
(people in bold were butchers)
Earliest Mention in Guernsey
- 1833 Trade Directory - Corn Merchant and Boot & Shoe Manufacturer
- In 1844, licensed by the Royal Court as a butcher, being allocated stall 30 - but let his stallholding lapse.
- In 1850, he reapplied for a stall, and held stall 11 until he was declared bankrupt in 1852
- The Drake Cox family lived in Market Street.
- Samuel owned two ships in 1851: the schooner "Sylph" and the brig "Isabella".