Willcox family page
Florence Agnes Willcox
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Origins of surname
This early medieval English surname means 'son of William', from Will, a short form of William, with the addition of cock or cockes, meaning son of, and later transposed to cox.
The name seems first to have appeared in Jersey in the 1820s, with the baptism of children of three different families - Thomas and Jane, John and Grace and Charles and Fanny Williams. The family was known in Guernsey in the 18th century and at least two of the Jersey families below originated in the sister island.
In Jersey the family was largely limited to St Helier.
Births and baptisms
Great War service
- John Thomas Amy Willcox MC (1897- ) (St H) son of John Amy and Adele Jane Aubert, ex-RMIJ, Lieutenant, Royal Irish Rifles, wounded, Military Cross citation, December 1918: 'For conspicuous gallantry and determination while in command of a company, when all the officers had been wounded. Showing great courage, he rushed two machine guns at the point of the bayonet, killing the teams and capturing one of the guns. When his company was heavily counter-attacked, he led forward and met the enemy in the open, completely putting them to flight.
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