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John Greenlaw Foxton  


Emily Mary Panton  


Justin Fox Gilson Foxton 


Edith Isabel Foxton (daughter) 

Kate Ann Foxton 


Mildred Frances Foxton 


Gilson Lesley Fox  Foxton 


May Georgina Foxton 




See here for details of his life.


  • Edith Isabel Foxton was born in 1851. She married Dr. William Lane Marley of Stanthorpe, Queensland. Her children were Miles E. FoxtonBradford Marley and Viva Isabel Marley, of Stanthorpe. Both children died in 1952 within six months of eachHeadstone of Edith Foxton / Marley / Britton other's deaths.

A letter written to her by her father in 1894 is reproduced here


After Dr. Marley's death in 1888, she married William Britton, of Ballandean, near Stanthorpe, Queensland.

She died in 1928, and is buried in Stanthorpe Cemetery.



  • Mildred Frances Foxton was born in in 1853 at St. Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria. She married William Hamilton Wilson; they had no children. William Hamilton Wilson held the position of Postmaster General of Victoria.


  • Gilson Lesley Fox Foxton was born about 1855 in Melbourne, Victoria. He moved to Queensland  to join his brother's law firm, Foxton and Cardew, Solicitors.   Public Service Positions held in Queensland included:- Deputy Curator in Intestacy and Insanity, Assessor for the Income Tax Office and Police Magistrate and Warden.

He was the Managing Director of the Agricultural Bank in Queensland,  then was  appointed as Government Resident on Thursday Island, as Protector of Aboriginals.


He married Emily Tidswell; their daughter was Lilla Isabel Foxton. After Emily's death,  he married Bessie Little; their children were Eric, Jack, Paul and Nigel Foxton.  


Some places in the Mossman area of North Queensland bear the Foxton name, as both Gilson and his son, Eric Foxton, worked in the area for many years. Eric was involved with the pearling industry of the Gulf. Gilson's son, Eric,  saw service in WW1 as a member of  the  5th Light Horse Regiment.


The family names "Gilson" and "Fox" come from his grandmother's family (Wilhelmina Townsend Fox, whose brother Gilson Fox, was lost in the China Sea.)

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