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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.

Surnames: COSBROOK SHEARSBY
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on 2010-03-29 04:58:52

cosbrook , from Sydney Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2007. is researching the following names: COSBROOK, SCOTT, COLE.

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by robtyley on 2013-04-11 16:24:51

Hi - I note this was posted three years ago - so sorry for the delay!

My name is Rob Tyley and my maternal Grandmother's maiden name was Alice Cosbrook. Her father was Harry (Henry) Cosbrook, born in Warwickshire in 1860. As far as I am aware he was stationed at Portsmouth in Dorset in the late 1890s where he met Emily England. She bore him a child (Alice) on 18th January 1891. Although they weren't married at the time, the child took her father's surname and they wed later the same year (October I think) in Weymouth (Dorset).

This means Harry was my great grandfather. I know very little about him. His wife Emily Cosbrook died in a flu epidemic when she was still fairly young and Alice looked to her mother's younger sister Ada as a sort of surrogate mother thereafter. She was an only child and seems to have had little contact with her father after Emily's death.

I hope this fills in a little gap in your family tree!

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