George Robert Cobb


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George Robert Cobb 1

  • Born: 12 Feb 1856, Halesworth, , Suffolk, England 1
  • Christened: 11 Jul 1858, Darsham, , Suffolk, England 1
  • Marriage: Louisa Sillett in 1876 1
  • Died: 26 Mar 1914 aged 58 1

  General Notes:

1881 3 Isabella Square, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk.1901 78 London Road Halesworth.
Most of the birth dates for the family have been given by David Cobb, many of them from his Family Bible.
George Cobbs's life has been recorded and researched by one of his descendants. George married Louisa Sillett of Cratfield in 1876 and they had several children in various parts of Suffolk including one in the workhouse, also one in Washington Co. Durham. A living grandson of George has much knowledge of this part of the family and there are still many living descendants of George.He and Louisa had 15 children. Apart from their brief time in Washington, this branch of the family remained in Suffolk. George died in 1914 as the result of an accident when he was working on the brewery roof in Halesworth. He fell through the roof, into a brewery copper, containing near boiling liquid, below. The accident and the inquest were reported by the local paper
By email from Susan McCall 30.10.04 1

  Birth Notes:

Ref. David Cobb

  Noted events in his life were:

He appeared as a Scholar on the census in 1861 in Bulcamp, Blythburgh, , Suffolk, England. 2

He appeared as a Blacksmith on the census in 1871 in Halesworth, , Suffolk, England. 3

He appeared as a Seaman on the census in 1881 in Prittlewell, Southend, , Essex, England. 4

He appeared as a Labourer on the census in 1891 in Bramfield, , Suffolk, England. 5

He appeared as a Bricklayer's Labourer on the census in 1901 in Halesworth, , Suffolk, England. 6

He appeared as a Bricklayer's Labourer on the census in 1911 in Halesworth, , Suffolk, England. 7

George married Louisa Sillett, daughter of James Sillett and Susanna Knight, in 1876.1 (Louisa Sillett was born on 7 Mar 1858 in Cratfield, , Suffolk, England 1 and died on 18 Dec 1938 1.)

  Marriage Notes:

ref free BMD Dec 1876 Blything 1


1 Marian Jellyman.

2 1861 Census, Census Return for Bulcamp Workhouse. Cit. Date: 6 Jul 2005.

3 1871 Census, Census Return for Allard and Maria Redgrave. Cit. Date: 6 Jul 2005.

4 1881 Census, Census Return for Ship Spark Left Hear. Cit. Date: 6 Jul 2005.

5 1891 Census, Census Return for George and Louisa Cobb. Cit. Date: 6 Jul 2005.

6 1901 Census, Census Return for George Robert and Louisa Cobb. Cit. Date: 6 Jul 2005.

7 1911 census of England, Suffolk, 75 London Road, Halesworth, George Robert Cobb; digital images, Find My Past, Find My Past ( : accessed 2 Dec 2010); citing RG 78 PN 593, RG 14 PN 10974, registration district (RD) 216, sub district (SD) 2, enumeration district (ED) 4, schedule number (SN) 92. Cit. Date: 2 Dec 2010.