COXE, OWEN [SSNE 4179]
- COXE, COX, SJOLOW, SIOLOWE
- First name
- VICE ADMIRAL
- Social status
Owen Cox was born in England and served as a captain in the English Republican Navy. He was one of several Englishmen with naval experience who took Swedish service in the 1658-60 period. He entered the Swedish admiralty as a major in October 1658, commanding 8 ships. Cox gained promotion to vice admiral on 30/7/1659 in George Ascue's squadron in Oresund. He was ennobled in Sweden on 8/3/1660 but departed soon after on 25/9/1660. He attended King Charles X's funeral procession. In 1661 he bought the 'Rafael' with all its furnishings from Sweden.
Sources: His signature is found here: Riksarkivets ämnessamlingar. Personhistoria https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0069540_00214#?c=&m=&s=&cv=213&xywh=1428%2C1511%2C5406%2C3118
See also: Biografiska Anteckningar om Officerare vid Orlogsflottan 1600-1699, pp.354-355: A. Zettersten, Svenska Flottans Historia Åren 1635-1680 (Norrtelje, 1903), p.626; Svenska Adelns Ättartavlor, vol. 7; H. Marryat, One Year in Sweden, including a visit to the isle of Gotland (London, 1862), p.498.