His only publication, The History of Godmanchester, in the county of Huntingdon, Octavo, London, 1831, one of the best of its class, gained him admission to the Society of Antiquaries. In 1826 and 1831 he served as a bailiff of Godmanchester. Fox died in Godmanchester on 8 June 1843, aged forty-five, highly regarded for his benevolence.
Fox left a small but choice collection of coins and antiquities, mostly local "finds." This, together with his philosophical apparatus, was purchased by subscription after his death, and placed in the Huntingdon Literary and Scientific Institution as a testimonial to his memory.