Cox, Ambrose Clement Wolseley

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Cox, Ambrose Clement Wolseley

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  • Cox, Captain Wolseley
  • Cox, Colonel Wolseley

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Col. A.C. Wolseley Cox was the son of Ambrose Cox and Emily C. Wolseley. He was born in 1845 and inherited Clara House on the death of his father in 1863. He subsequently mortgaged the house and estate to fund his army career and his life in London. He married Louisa Helen Elizabeth Kirwan in 1870 and left a son, Reginald Garnett Wolseley Cox (1872-1904). Their Dublin residence at 41 Fitzwilliam Street is now known as the Fitzwilliam Townhouse. Col. Cox served as High Sherriff for King's County in 1873 but his income was insufficient to support his lifestyle and he was declared a bankrupt in 1888.


Clara House, Clara, Co. Offaly
41 Fitzwilliam St, Dublin 2

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Justice of the peace and High Sherriff for King's County

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Married Louisa Helen Elizabeth Kirwan on 1 June 1870. Their son, Reginald Garnet Wolesely Cox was born in 1872 and died in 1904.

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1870 Lieutenant, 12 Lancers
Lieutenant Colonel, 3rd battalion, Leinster Regiment

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November 2021




Michael Goodbody, 'One Hundred years of Clara History - a Goodbody family perspective' (Tullamore, 2021)

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