Glad to see you are making progress with the family tree for the Cox of Hanslope.
We have just obtained copies of the accounts for the Dukes of Kingston who were Lords of the Manor of Hanslope in the first half of the 18th Century. They also owned several farms and houses in the parish, as well as leasing the Glebe Lands and the right to collect the tithes (see Lincoln story
on the web site).
So far we have found two references to the Cox family.
1. In 1740 and in 1743 Joseph Cox is shown as renting "luggs or flaggs in the river" for £1 a year. We think this must refer to a type of Iris growing in the river, which he presumably harvested. (By 1746, the "luggs or flaggs" are rented by Thomas Needle, and in 1757 he was allowed not to pay rent for half a year "because of the Duke of Graftons people cutting down the same", referring to the flaggs.) In 1740 Joseph is described as "of Stony Stratford", so he may not be part of the Hanslope family you are studying.
2. John Cox rented a house from 1740 to 1742 which his widow appears to rent from 1743 to 1752 (records for 1744 and 1753 missing). It seems likely that this is the same house that was rented by Joseph Wheatley from 1754 until records end in 1763. In 1740 the house is recorded as "late Joseph Johnsons", and in 1739 the entry for Joseph Johnson's rent has been annotated in different hand writing ""now John Cox near Parsonage". In 1779 Joseph Wheatley is shown as the tenant of the house now known as 4 The Green
which is near the house now called "Old Vicarage House", and is known to have been used by the vicar, so it is likely that John Cox and then his widow were living at 4 The Green. Throughout the period the rent was 15 shillings payable Lady Day and Michaelmas (i.e. every six months).
It will be a long time before we manage to summarise all this onto the web site. So hope you find this "advanced notice" interesting.