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Here's a resource for Massachusetts sea captains:  "Old Marblehead Sea Captains and the ships in which they sailed."

https://ia801408.us.archive.org/24/items/oldmarbleheadsea00marble/oldmarbleheadsea00marble.pdf

The book is great resource, but Capt. Philip Fox is not among them.

See also:  The Maritime History of Massachusetts

https://ia801407.us.archive.org/10/items/maritimehistoryo00moriiala/maritimehistoryo00moriiala.pdf

Captain Fox is in this one.
WikiTree profile: Phillip Fox
in The Tree House by Jo Gill G2G6 Pilot (129k points)
edited by Jo Gill
Some lovely detail in here!  I see some of my Pitman, Snow, and Trefry ancestors mentioned. I wish it went back a little farther in time. I've read some great stories of the adventures of Marblehead sailors and their ships, including an encounter with the pirate Ed Low off the shores of Nova Scotia in 1722.

Thanks for sharing!

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Definitely interesting resources. I can see why Fox wasn't in the Marblehead book. Cohasset isn't very close to Marblehead. Still, good resources.
by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (462k points)
I have a friend from Marblehead.  She says you can find another Marbleheader by saying "whip" in any crowd.

It looks like Philip Fox was born in Lincolnshire, England.  His profile has him born in Cohasset.  Both sons' death records list father as born in England.  I'm still working on him.

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