Edmund C. Cox

(Edward Charles Cox)

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Cox, Edmund C., retired Dy. Inspector-General of Police Bombay; s. of the Rev. George William Cox, Rector of Seragingham, who assumed in 1873 the baronecty of Cox (cr. 1706) of Dunmaiiras, Cork. He died without having established or recorded his right to the dignity. He claimed to be the 14th Baronet. His son Edward Charles claimed and assumed the title but was opposed by John Hantrey Reginald Cox (el. son of the late Maj-Gen. John Cox C.B. Gordon Highlanders) who claimed the title and assumed it in 1896. The case came before a Committee of the Privy Council on Nov. 9th 1911, which resolved to advise His Majesty that neither of them had made out their title to the dignity and that therefore their names should not be entered on the official Roll of Baronets in respect of the Baronetcy claimed by them; b. 1856: Educ. at Marlborough, and at Trinity College, Cambridge; appointed Assistant Inspector General of Police, Bombay, 1877. Publications: Short History of the Bombay Presidency; Tales of Ancient India; John Carruthers; Indian Policeman; My Thirty years in India 1909. Address: Bayfield House, Shanklin, Isle of Weight.

(The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915) by C. Hayavadana Rao)