Did George Fox father any children?

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My ancestor, Margaret Askew Fell, married George Fox at about the age of 55. George was ten years younger. I see conflicting reports that some of her children are named Fox. Is there any evidence concerning George fathering a child, or adopting Margarets child(ren)?
in The Tree House by Carlene Speight G2G Crew (560 points)

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George Fox

mentioned in the record of William Fox

Name George Fox
gender Male
Son William Fox

Other information in the record of William Fox

from England Births and Christenings

Name William Fox
Residence Place Knossington, Leicester, England
Gender Male
Christening Date 22 Mar 1628
Christening Date (Original) 22Mar1628
Christening Place East and West Langton, Knossington, Leicester, England
Father's Name George Fox
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England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Indexing Project (Batch) Number I07122-3
System Origin England-EASy
GS Film number 1656179
Reference ID item 2 p93

Citing this Record

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JQQN-NZW : 30 December 2014, George Fox in entry for William Fox, ); citing East and West Langton, Knossington, Leicester, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,656,179.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
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George Fox

mentioned in the record of John Fox

Name George Fox
gender Male
Son John Fox

Other information in the record of John Fox

from England Deaths and Burials

Name John Fox
Gender Male
Burial Date 24 Nov 1638
Burial Place East And West Langton, Knossington, Leicester, England
Father's Name George Fox
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England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Reference ID IT2 P128
Indexing Project (Batch) Number I07122-3
System Origin England-EASy
GS Film number 1656179

Citing this Record

"England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDHD-L5Z : 24 December 2014), George Fox in entry for John Fox, burial 24 Nov 1638; citing East And West Langton, Knossington, Leicester, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,656,179.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
Thank you Frank, I have seen some of this information before. The problem is that George Fox was born in 1624, and would be too young to father children in 1628 and 1638.
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George Fox

mentioned in the record of Ellen

Name George Fox
gender Male
Wife Ellen

Other information in the record of Ellen

from England Deaths and Burials

Name Ellen
Gender Female
Burial Date 12 Mar 1637
Burial Place East And West Langton, Knossington, Leicester, England
Marital Status Married
Spouse's Name George Fox
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England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Reference ID IT 2 P172
Indexing Project (Batch) Number I07122-3
System Origin England-EASy
GS Film number 1656179

Citing this Record

"England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDHD-LPX : 24 December 2014), George Fox in entry for Ellen, burial 12 Mar 1637; citing East And West Langton, Knossington, Leicester, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,656,179.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
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No, I think you can trust the present-day members of the Society of Friends to have a) noticed if he'd had any children and b) have fixed the Wikipedia article to be sure it was correct.  Eyeballing the sources of his Wikipedia article, I see all the various expected historic Quaker journals, plus a lot of handy links to online versions.  Quakers have always journaled like crazy, and they still go back and read all those old journals, too.   

I do notice that Margaret Fell's Wikitree profile is missing most of her kids, though.

(I should mention I was raised Quaker, educated at a Quaker high school; my parents are still Quaker; and I have many Quaker friends.)
by Patricia Hawkins G2G6 Mach 2 (26.6k points)

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