I had a look on the 1841 census. There are 15 John Cobbledicks living in Cornwall and Devon. Have you his death cert perhaps the informents name may be of help? and also it will give you his age. I only found one death for a John Cobbledick county Cornwall year 1851 but it was in the Sept 1/4.
Thank you Julie, There is no death cert as he was drowned at sea with all his crew! (Found this on his sons headstone although John is not buried there)
I believe he was born about 1820 at St Teath Cornwall the son of William and Mary Cobbledick and was in the Merchant Service ... he died before the 1851 census was taken.
John married Catherine Francis born 1825 Mumbles, Wales her father was a customs offiicer, they were married at Plymouth, Devon 1844.
No luck on the 1841 census so far. Probaly John had moved away from home and the problem with the 1841 census that it dosnt state household relationships or what part of the county they were born, only yes or no if born in county, also cannot match and William and Mary together. Found Johns wife and children on the 1851 census do you want the info?.
Hi, Don't know if this will help, but one of my ancestors died at sea in 1850. I didn't even know he had died at sea, but I knew he was a sailor and being unable to find a death certificate, I assumed this is how he must have died.
Anyway, by pure chance I tried searching the Trinity House Petitions on Origins. I found that my grt (x5) grandmother had filed a petition and I ordered a copy of it.She filed a petition with Trinity House in order to get a sum of money for her and her children to live on (a modern day pension).
It was invaluable! It gave details of where he died (India), how he died (yellow fever), the names and birth dates of his children, his Widow's name, five of the ships he had sailed on, together with dates and locations of the voyages.
Thanks everyone, I have found John Cobbledick he died with the loss of the ship The Liskeard 8/1/1851 when it was sheltering at Penarth,Cardiff in a force 10 gale, all the crew were lost.
The ship was from Plymouth.
Was hoping that I could be helped out with a Cobbledick. They were John Cobbledick and Elizabeth ? from Cornwell England. Would have been born circa 1750.
They had 1 daughter that I know of. Mary Cobbledick born 9-4-1733 Gorran, Cornwell, England, she married a John Crabb.
Any help for this line would be greatly appreciated.