Joseph William Mason Cox
- Born: 3 May 1838, St Andrews & St Leonards, Fifeshire, Scotland UK
- Marriage (1): Bridget Fitzpatrick in 1867 in Balcairn, North Canterbury New Zealand
- Died: 13 Oct 1913, Canterbury, New Zealand at age 75
Noted events in his life were:
• note. 659 Ray Rob notes:
Butcher and Farmer. Hawarden. Mr. Cox was born at St. Andrews, Scotland, in 1838. He was brought up to mercantile life in Scotland, and came to Lyttelton by the ship "Regina" in 1859. He was employed for three years by Mr. J. S. Caverhill, at Hawkeswood station, and for three years afterwards was a shepherd at Brcomfield. Subsequently he was manager of Waipapa station for a year; and afterwards of "Teviotdale," till that estate was sold to Mr. G. D. Greenwood. Mr Cox was for five years proprietor of the hotel at Weka Pass, and during the same time he held the position of Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages. He then commenced butchering at Weka Pass, and supplied the men engaged in the construction of the railway. In 1883 he removed to Hawarden, where he has since conducted his present business, of which for ten years he had a branch at Rotherham. Mr. Cox owns twenty acres at Hawarden, and 240 acres at Weka Pass. He has served on the Mason's Flat and Rotherham school committees, and took a very active part in the establishment of the Hawarden Saleyards Company, of which he has been secretary since 1899. Mr. Cox takes a keen interest in politics, and at every election he actively and warmly supports the Liberal candidates. He was married, in 1867, to a daughter of the late Mr. C. Fitzpatrick, and has three sons and three daughters. Mr. Fitzpatrick was a farmer in the Balcairn district of Canterbury, from 1861 to the time of his death, and came from County Tyrone, Ireland.
Joseph married Bridget Fitzpatrick in 1867 in Balcairn, North Canterbury New Zealand. (Bridget Fitzpatrick was born on 23 Jan 1842 in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland and died on 16 Feb 1926 in New Zealand.)