Hugh Alfred Rankin Cox was born 6 November 1852 in "Westbourne", Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia to Edgar Cox (1822-1901) and Mary Andrewina Piper (1827-1882) and died 6 March 1941 Westbourne, Prout Street, Cabramatta, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Fletcher Maxwell (1856-1886) 13 July 1880 in Glebe Point, New South Wales, Australia. He married Elizabeth Donoghue (1863-1933) 19 April 1892 in Wilbertree, Gulgong, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of Hugh Alfred Rankin Cox and Elizabeth Fletcher Maxwell (1856-1886)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ethel Maxwell Cox (1881-1881)
Hilda Frances Cox (1883-1952)

Offspring of Hugh Alfred Rankin Cox and Elizabeth Donoghue (1863-1933)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Andrewina Cox (1892-1961)
Hugh Edgar Cox (1895-1897)
Ellen Clare Cox (1899-1906)
Agnes Elizabeth Cox (1905-1994)



The death of Mr. Hugh Arthur Rankin Cox, the well-known and popular resident of Prout Street, Cabramatta occurred on March 6. He was 89 years of age, and leaves three daughters—Mrs. G. T. Rowe, Mrs. A. J. S. Smith, and Mrs. N. J. Robinson. They have much sympathy in their bereavement.

The late Mr. Cox was born at "Westbourne," Bathurst, in 1852. He was the son of the late Edgar Cox. and grandson of Captain William Cox (who supervised the making of the roads across the mountains to Bathurst), and of Captain John Piper, of Point Piper and of Vaucluse House (later the home of Charles Wentworth).

Mr. Cox had lived at Cabramatta since 1913. He was connected with the Canley Vale Cricket Club as president, and also president, at one period, of the Sountern District Junior Cricket Association.

The interment took place privately, at Liverpool Cemetery, on March 9.

The Biz, 13 March 1941, page 5
Liverpool News, 13 March 1941, page 2


Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
2 Wedding 2
  • BDM Index ref for marriage: 4047/1892
¶ Death
  • COX.—March 6, 1941, at his residence, Westbourne, Prout Street, Cabramatta, Hugh Arthur Rankin Cox, father of Hilda (Mrs. G. Rowe), Mary (Mrs A. G. S. Smith), Agnes (Mrs. N. T. Robinson), and grandson of Captain William Cox and Captain John Piper, in his 89th year. Privately interred, Saturday, 8th inst., at Liverpool Cemetery.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 March 1941, page 8