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Cobbledick Family

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Type of person Family


Place of birth St. Teath, North Cornwall, England
Principal occupation Slate quarrymen


William Cobbledick senior (1790-1852) married Philippa Lobb (1797-1874) on 28 Oct 1816 at St. Teath, North Cornwall. Both William Cobbledick and Philippa Lobb were born in St. Teath.

William and Philippa had a number of children, including the following, who emigrated to South Australia and mostly settled in the Willunga District:

  • Eliza (1819-1862) b. at St. Teath, m. John Tucker (1807-1862) at St. Teath, Cornwall in 1848, they arrived in 1849 aboard Eliza. He was a farmer, d. at Dairy Flat near Yankalilla.
  • Margaret (1821-1890) b. at St. Teath, m. Nicholas Male senior (1819-1867), arrived in 1848 aboard Bussorah Merchant. He was a quarryman and slate merchant, d. at Willunga.
  • William (1824-1885) b. at St. Teath, arrived in 1850 aboard British Sovereign, m. Margaret O’Donohue on 9 Jan 1854 at Adelaide. He was a quarryman and slate merchant, d. at Willunga.
  • Mary Ann (1826-1869) m. Frederick Richard George Martin (1826-1906) on 11 May 1847 at St. Teeth. They arrived in 1848 aboard Bussorah Merchant. He was a quarryman and slate merchant, d. at Willunga.
  • Elizabeth (1829-1900) m. James Kernick on 11 May 1847 at St. Teeth. They arrived in 1854 aboard Sir Thomas Gresham. He was a quarryman and slate merchant, d. at Willunga.

William Cobbledick senior died on 7 March 1852 at St. Teath, Cornwall and his widow, Philippa, must have decided to reunite with these children in South Australia.

Aged 57 years, she embarked aboard Sir Thomas Gresham at Plymouth on 30 Nov 1853 and arrived in South Australia on 18 March 1854. She travelled with one of her daughters, Elizabeth, Elizabeth's husband James Kernick and their infant daughter Mary Ann.



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