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View Tree for Sir Richard CoxSir Richard Cox (b. 1499, d. July 22, 1581)

Richard Cox (son of Richard Cox) was born 1499 in Whaddon, Buckinghamshire, England, and died July 22, 1581 in Ely, Isle of Ely (now Cambridgeshire), England. He married Jane Auder.

 Includes NotesNotes for Richard Cox:
Sir Richard Cox's occupation(s) were minister, educator, and author. He was the Tutor of Edward VI and the Anglican Bishop of Ely. He was knighted by Henry VIII and was the leading advocate in England of the Protestant Reformation.
The following is taken from the Internet at www.biography.com reading as follows: "Cox, Richard: Clergyman and Protestant reformer, born in Whaddon, Buckinghamshire, England, UK. He studied at Cambridge, and became headmaster of Eton, and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford (1547-1552). On the accession of Mary I, he was imprisoned, and went into exile in Frankfurt, where he was a bitter opponent of John Knox and his Calvinist doctrines. Back in England, he was appointed Bishop of Ely (1559-1580)."

Children of Richard Cox and Jane Auder are:
  1. +John Cox, b. 1530, Wiltshire, England, d. 1589, Brame, Ely, England.
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