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Richard Cox
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Birth: 1776
Death: May 20, 1845

Gardener. Richard Cox was a retired brewer from Bermondsey, London, who in 1820 moved to a house called Colnbrook Lawn, Colnbrook, Slough, Buckinghamshire, with his wife Ann. The house came with a two acre garden. Whilst there he passed his time with horticultural experiments, and in 1830 he planted two pips from a Ribston Pippin apple. Two quite seperate seedlings grew and both bore Cox's name - the Cox's Pomona and the Cox's Orange Pippin. The latter went on to become Britain's most popular dessert apple. The original Orange Pippin survived until 1911 until it was blown down in a storm. This apple went on to win many awards for it's excellence and it is thought that at least 50% of all apples cultivated in the UK are Cox's Orange Pippins. Richard Cox outlived his wife Ann by eight years and both are buried in the churchyard at St.Mary's. 
 
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  Ann Cox (____ - 1837)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
St Mary Churchyard
Harmondsworth
London Borough of Hillingdon
Greater London, England
 
Created by: Paul Narramore
Record added: Apr 02, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25699004
Richard Cox
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Richard Cox
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