Job Cox 1799 – 1863

Born: 27 Feb 1799 at Limington, Somerset, England

Parents: Job Cox 1763- 1840  and Amelia Pitt 1770-post 1812

Siblings: None known (other researchers show that he was an only child)

Married: Mary Ann Dyke 1798 – after 1871 on 28 Oct 1817 at Sutton Montis, Somerset, England

Offspring: Ann c1818-1894; Mary, sometimes ‘Mary Ann’ 1820 – after 1901; Elizabeth c1823 – ?; Amelia Ellen c1833 – 1927; Matilda born 1838 died in infancy

Lived in: Limington, Sutton Montis, Sparkford and Little Weston, Weston Bampfylde, all villages in Somerset, England

Died: 25 November 1863 at Little Weston, Weston Bampfylde, Somerset

map of locations of places mentioned on this page 

Job Cox, eldest of eight children was born in Limington, Somerset on 27 February 1799. Job’s family had lived in Limington since the late 1600s, or before. On 28 October 1817 at Sutton Montis Job married Mary Ann Dyke who had been born Weston Bampfylde c1798.

Three of their daughters Ann 1818 -1894, Mary 1820 -?(to marry William Oram) and Elizabeth c1823- ? were born in Sutton Montis in the early 1820s. Job and Mary had moved to Sparkford by 1833 where Amelia 1833 -1927 was born. Job was farming at Sparkford at the time of the 1841 census, living with his wife Mary and daughters Elizabeth and Amelia. There is a record of Matilda being born in 1838 but as she is not with her parents in 1841 it is assumed that she died in infancy.

By the 1851 census Job and Mary had moved to Little Weston in the parish of Weston Bampfylde where his wife Mary had been born. Job was farming 169 acres, employing 11 labourers. By the 1861 census Job had decreased the size of his Little Weston holding to 100 acres employing 3 men and 2 boys.

Job Cox died on 25 November 1863 at Weston Bampfylde, probably in the hamlet of Little Weston leaving effects valued under £800 to his widow Mary Ann Cox “…. for Life if she remain a Widow named in the said Will she having first sworn.”

Probate record for Job Cox †

The last obvious record found for Job’s widow Mary is in 1871 when she was living North Cadbury with her son-in-law and daughter Isaac and [Amelia] Ellen Lintern and their three offspring.

Job and Mary’s surviving daughters

Ann Cox c1818-1894 married George Talbott c1811-1884 who had been born in Sparkford. George was a miller and baker who lived in North Cadbury for all his adult life. Ann and George’s eldest son was Job Cox Talbott. His wife Ellen was the informant of the death of William Oram in 1873. George Talbott was probably an uncle of Jane Oram nee Talbott 1829-1906, wife of John Oram 1824-1907. *** This was confirmed by DNA in 2018 George Talbott was the son of Philip Talbott and Elizabeth Humphries. See Talbott Family page.

Mary, sometimes ‘Mary Ann’ 1820 – after 1901 married William Oram

Elizabeth c1823 – ? married Samuel Vagg in 1843. Their son Samuel junior, born c1845 in Bridport, Dorset was living with Job and Mary during the 1851 census. On 18 March 1845 Samuel Vagg, a baker was imprisoned in Bridport for non payment of rates, and was to remain incarcerated until the rates were paid. There is no evidence that this was Elizabeth’s husband. Elizabeth and son Samuel junior were living with Job and Mary in Little Weston, Weston Bamfylde during the 1861 cenus. Samuel junior was a police constable in London in 1871 but by 1881 and until his death in 1903 he was a voluntary patient, rather than an inmate at Wincanton Union Workhouse, always described as an ‘ex-policeman’.

Amelia Ellen c1833 – 1927 married Isaac Lintern in 1856. Isaac may have been one of the local family of Linterns from Little Weston. Amelia and her two daughters were living with Job and Mary in 1861. In 1871 Job’s widow Mary is living North Cadbury with Isaac and [Amelia] Ellen Lintern and their three offspring.

Baptism of Amelia Ellen, 23rd January 1834 (bottom entry on page) †

Note: Some of the information on Job Cox and his family is taken from family trees in

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