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James Cox

James Cox

Surname: COX

Given Names: James

Title and Honours: Mr


Date and Place of Birth: 1 November 1790 - Devizes, Wiltshire, England.

Date of Death: 16 March 1866 - Marion Villa, Low Head, Tasmania.



Legislative Council: (1) 1 August 1829 (2) 31 October 1851

Electorate: Morven

Party: Independent

Positions Held:

Date of Departure (1) August 1834 (2) July 1854

Reason for Departure: (1) Resigned. (2) Retired.


Moved to Van Diemen's Land in 1814. He was a pastoralist, magistrate and served as a Member of the Legislative Council. His first term was by appointment and not election.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 154


House of Assembly Long Room Picture Number indicates each Member's position in the photographic record.

Source: Parliament of Tasmania Members Biographical Database, Tasmanian Parliamentary Library.

Additional Reference Material:

A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics, 1890-1964 [by] Colin A. Hughes and B. D. Graham. Canberra, ANU Press, 1968. Biographical Register of the Tasmanian Parliament, 1851-1960 / Scott Bennett and Barbara Bennett. Canberra : ANU, 1980.