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COBB William and Fanny SMITH

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Information Journal.

William Winstanley COBB and Fanny Ann Lloyd SMITH.

Marriage details not located at time of posting.

William died 1912 in Malvern, Victoria.
Age: 77 years.
Parents named as Frederick COBB and Eleanor DAVISON.

Fanny died 1923 in Malvern, Victoria.
Age: 69 years.
Parents named as Selwyn Smith Harold and Camilla Rosa HART.
Informant appears to have been confused with the father's name.

Seven children located Victorian records for William and Fanny.


Stanley COBB.
Born: 1880 St Kilda, Victoria.
Died: 1880 St Kilda, Victoria.
Age: 08 days.


Francis Sydney COBB.
Born: 1882 Clunes, Victoria.
Died: 1970 St Leonards district, New South Wales.
Age: 88 years.

Married: Gwendoline Sherson WILLIS.
Year: 1915.
Place: St Leonards district, New South Wales.

Gwendoline died 1974, not recorded, New South Wales.
Parents named as Herbert Sherson and Alice Josephine.

Birth note.
Gwendoline was born 1890 in Jerilderie, New South Wales.
Parents were Herbert Sherson WILLIS and Alice Josephine RALEIGH.
Gwendoline's parents Herbert and Alice were married in Victoria in 1884.


Ralph COBB.
Born: 1883 Clunes, Victoria.
Died: 1883 Clunes, Victoria.
Age: 03 days.


Coleraine COBB.
Born: 1884 Coleraine, Victoria.
Died: 1884 Coleraine, Victoria.
Age: 01 day.


Madeline COBB.
Born: 1886 Coleraine, Victoria.
Died: 1886 Coleraine, Victoria.
Age: 06 days.


Dorothy COBB.
Born: 1891 Colac, Victoria.
Died: -


Eleanor COBB.
Born: 1896 Colac, Victoria.
Died: 1896 Colac, Victoria.
Age: Days.

Registry of Births and Deaths, Victoria.
Registry of Deaths and Marriages, New South Wales.

With my thanks to Smew for the details appearing in the comments section below for Francis Sydney COBB.

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on 2010-08-30 23:41:50

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Journals are intended to assist new researchers locate family lines in Australia and should only be used as a guide for follow up research and record searches as intended. Due to spelling and informant errors appearing in the records, typo errors and my misreading of the records mistakes must be expected. Errors will be corrected when detected.

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by heybarty on 2010-09-04 02:13:15

Hi there, I'm not related but I have been researching the BURN who lived in Clunes, Victoria.
There is a Ralph Cobb buried there.
Name:COBB Ralph
Date:28 Aug 1883
Age: 14 Days


by tonkin on 2010-09-04 03:39:01

Thank you heybarty. This will be the young lad. Age is a few days out but that happens a lot. Ages recorded at death are sometimes wrong, as are ages on headstones, especially if the headstone is erected some years after the event. I have had ages on headstones where the age is out by four years. Even have one where a family member was buried two years before he died. These are just little things we need to remember.

Thank you for your input. I'm sure this will be appreciated by anyone researching this family line. It's good to know there are other people around willing to help when they can.

by Smew on 2013-10-12 23:39:52

Francis Sydney Cobb was my grandfather. He died in Sydney in 1971 if memory serves. He married Gwendoline Willis and they had three daughters only one of whom survived to adulthood, she was my mother Mary

by orkney on 2018-02-19 00:01:59

I am looking for information about William Winstanley Cobb whose first wife was Elizabeth Warren (nee Holmes). They had one child a daughter Mary Elizabeth Cobb born in 1871. Elizabeth died 1875 and William married Fanny Smith in 1878.
I want to know why they moved to Australia and what his occupation was.

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