Cox, Gabriel

Date of Birth/Death:

1816/1892

Principal occupation=Farmer

Gabriel Cox was the son of Henry Cox (1793-1879) and Sarah (nee Whitebread) (1793-1817). He was the step-brother of Thomas Cox (1826-1907) who also emigrated to South Australia and lived in Aldinga. He was born on 5 November 1815 and grew up at Tidcombe, Wiltshire, England. He was a labourer as was his father. Religion – Wesleyan Methodist. Gabriel Cox and his wife Louisa arrived aboard the ship Lloyds in 1839. They were resident in North Adelaide until 1844 and then at Aldinga from 1844 until his death in 1892 (48 years). Gabriel Cox (1816-1892) had married Louisa Hackel (1816-1909) on 12 April 1838 in Tidcombe, Wiltshire, England. She was the daughter of John Hackel. They had one daughter: Treaza (Teresa) (1840-1935) married Francis Culley (1823-1908) at the residence of Gabriel Cox in Aldinga on 31 August 1857.

Gabriel was a laborer and farmer who owned or leased at least 10 sections of land around the Aldinga Plains district, including sections 229, 239, 393, 394, 400, 407, 426, 427, 432 & 433. Their property, Hackle Farm, was probably named after Louisa’s family and may have been located on section 400 on the northern outskirts of what would later become the Aldinga township. Besides being a farmer, Gabriel became an enthusiastic horse breeder, winning prizes at the Willunga Agricultural Show, and advertising his stallions for stud. He was also an active member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church at Aldinga.

Gabriel, aged 76 years, died on 7 January 1892 and Louisa, aged 93 years, died on 11 May 1909 at Aldinga. They are both buried in the Aldinga Uniting (Methodist) Church Cemetery.

References:

Genealogy SA, https://genealogysa.org.au/

South Australia Census 1841, Index for GRG 24/13 Census Returns – 1841 Census

FamilySearch – Returns of Census compiled in January 1841 GRG24/13

Ratepayer List Willunga & Aldinga Councils 1850-1888, Willunga National Trust Branch

Extracts from the SA General Registry Office (GRO) Information, entries relating to Gabriel Cox, https://localwiki.org/adelaide-hills/GRO_Merge_%27Con%27_-_%27Cu%27

Burgess, H. T. (Henry Thomas) & Burgess, Henry Thomas. (Author) (1907).  The cyclopedia of South Australia. Cyclopedia Company (Alfred G. Selway), Adelaide, South Australia

1847 ‘Advertising’, South Australian, 22 October, p. 1. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71609680 [Crown Lands Office]

1850, South Australian Gazette and Mining Journal, 12 September, p. 3. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page22340707[Ploughing Match Near Unley]

1853 ‘ALDINGHA PLOUGHING MATCH.’, South Australian Register, 21 September, p. 3. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48548499

1854 ‘Family Notices’, South Australian Register, 4 May, p. 2. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48554686

1856 ‘WILLUNGA AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL SHOW.’, South Australian Register, 22 March, p. 3. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49749244

1856 ‘THE CATTLE SHOW.’, South Australian Register, 12 September, p. 3. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49754974

1857 ‘Family Notices’, South Australian Register, 3 September, p. 2. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49206457

1862 ‘Advertising’, Adelaide Observer, 9 August, p. 8. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article158188158

1865 ‘WILLUNGA: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20.’, Adelaide Observer, 30 September, p. 4. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article159498148

1865 ‘WAGES OF STATIONMEN.’, South Australian Register, 28 November, p. 3. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41027802 [Serious Fire At Aldinga]

1876 ‘THE WILLUNGA AGRICULTURAL SHOW.’, South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail, 18 March, p. 17. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92250887

1877 ‘COUNTRY AUCTIONS.’, Adelaide Observer, 24 March, p. 2. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article159448834

1877 ‘ROYAL AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.’, South Australian Register, 7 September, p. 6. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article40793594

1892 ‘Family Notices’, South Australian Register, 12 January, p. 4. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48215560

1892 ‘THE RUSSIAN JEWS.’, South Australian Register, 19 January, p. 5. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48221675[The Late Mr. Gabriel Cox]

1892 ‘COUNTRY TELEGRAMS.’, The Express and Telegraph, 8 January, p. 2. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208320548

1908 ‘Some Mission Notes.’, Australian Christian Commonwealth, 12 June, p. 3. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article213588493

1909, Chronicle, 22 May, p. 45. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page8509838 [Aldinga]

1909 ‘MRS. GABRIEL COX’, Australian Christian Commonwealth, 16 July, p. 11. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article214045837

1935 ‘Mrs. T. Culley’, Chronicle, 26 September, p. 53. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92328082

1963 ‘“THE CHURCH HAS NEVER CLOSED ITS DOORS”’, The Seasider, 21 March, p. 2., http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article276859474

FlickrID=49563856626 – Hackle Farm (Cox, Culley), circa 1937 Looking south-west towards the Aldinga township on Old Coach Road before the Main South Road deviation was built. Hackle Farm, the homestead of Gabriel Cox and later his descendants, the Culley family, is on the left. From City of Onkaparinga Libraries (1148227/0)

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