Which Englishman has the most dinosaurs named after him?
The Anglican clergyman Rev. William Fox.
As part of our Six Days of Creation Research Field Trips we met in the garden of Fox’s old home (Myrtle Cottage) in the same spot where Geologist Sir Richard Owen (inventor of the word Dinosaur), Lord Tennyson (then British Poet Laureate), and Rev Fox met to discuss the “giant dragon” Fox had recently discovered on the Isle of Wight. Today it is politically incorrect to associate dinosaurs and dragons, but that was the first thought that entered the minds of early dinosaur researchers.
Fox was apparently in the habit of discarding specimens he didn’t want into the garden around the house. The current owners presented Creation Research with a giant fossil oyster they had excavated from Fox’s garden. (Ref. Oyster, Fox, Dragons)