More Information on English Cosbrooks sought.
William was the eldest son of John Cosbrook and Fanny Shearsby,bn 1855 in Southam Warwickshire as were all the family. All I know of him is that he came to Newzealand with his brother George on the ship Bebington in 1872 and then just disappeared. George was my Grandad bn.1857 and I know a lot about him. Henry was the 3rd son bn. 1860 and was a soldier who never married.At least I dont think so. Martha was the only daughter bn.1862 and she married William Adkins in Southam 1883. The last son was John Shearsby Cosbrook bn 1864 the same year his mother died so she probably died from childbirth complications. He married Emily Batchelor in Napton 1898. At their mothers death the 4 younger children were placed in the local workhouse while William went to work for his Grandmother. I have not been able to trace what happened to John the father and know very little else of the two siblings who married.I would appreciate any help anyone can give me as I would love to make contact with any living kin I may have in England or further afield.