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  • Title
    Andrew Houison - The Cox Family, being transcriptions by Houison, ca. 1912, of 3 documents including reminiscences by Jane Maria Cox
  • Creator
  • Call number
    B 391
  • Level of description
  • Date

    ca. 1912
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  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : CY 4830, frames 57-96 (B 391)
  • Physical Description
    1 volume in box - 0.03 Meters
    Textual Records - (manuscript)

    Andrew Houison (1850-1912) was a Sydney medical practitioner with an interest in history. He was president of the Australian Historical Society and published a history of the post office and postage stamps.
    Jane Maria Cox (1806-1888) arrived in New South Wales with her parents, Richard and Christiana Brooks, in 1814. In 1823 the Brooks family moved from Sydney to Denham Court near Liverpool. In 1827 Jane married Edward Cox (1805-1868) of Fernhill, Mulgoa.
  • Scope and Content
    1. Cox family genealogy
    2. Reminiscences of Jane Maria Cox, transcribed by Andrew Houison. Written in 1880, the document recounts events from before Jane's birth to 1880. She describes the Brooks' family's voyage to Australia, their settlement in Sydney and later move to Denham Court, and comments on the social life of Sydney and the colony. The Mitchell Library holds another transcription, in a different hand, at A 1603 (microfilm CY 951, frames 213-236).
    3. Letter from S. D. Begg (granddaughter of William Pascoe Crook) to Mr Dowling, 23 Nov. 1904. Houison has transcribed the part of the letter which refers to Crook.
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