|Type of person||Individual|
|Date of birth||1824|
|Place of birth||St. Teath in Cornwall, England|
|Date of arrival||1850|
|Principal occupation||Quarryman and slate merchant|
|Date of death||1885|
|Place of decease||Willunga|
William was born on 22 Feb 1824 at St. Teath in Cornwall. He was the son of William Cobbledick (1790-1852) and Philippa (née Lobb) (1797-1874) of St. Teath, Cornwall. His sister, Margaret, married Nicholas Male senior. His sister, Elizabeth, married James Kernick and another sister, Mary Ann, married Frederick Martin. Religion – Wesleyan Methodist.
William arrived in South Australia, aged 16 years, aboard British Sovereign on 11 June 1850.
William, aged 20 years, married Margaret O’Donohoe (1833-1908) from Clare in Ireland at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, West Terrace, Adelaide on 9 Jan 1854. They had 11 children:
- Mary Jane (1855) b. at Willunga, died as an infant.
- Mary Jane (1856-1936) b. at Willunga, m. Henry Eames on 14 Sept 1879 at the residence of W.H.Satterley in Adelaide.
- Margaret (1857-1915) b. at Willunga,
- Catherine (Kate) (1859-1924) b. at Willunga, m. Sydney James Smith on 9 Aug 1881 at Willunga, d. at Eastwood, SA.
- Amelia (1860- ) b. at Willunga.
- William John (1862- 1939) b. at Willunga.
- Alexander Henry (1863-1903) b. at Willunga.
- Theresa (1864- ).
- Eliza (1865- ) b. at Willunga.
- Henry (1867- ) b. at Willunga.
- Joseph Daniel (1869-1951) b. at Willunga, d. at Balaklava, SA.
William was a quarryman and slate merchant at Willunga. He paid rates on a house in the township of Willunga (1855-1857)
William Cobbledick, aged 61 years, was found dead in a gully about half a mile from his home on 31 May 1885 by Joseph Sibly and the subsequent inquest found “death by a fit of apoplexy accelerated by drink”. His widow Margaret died on 12 March 1908.
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