Saturday, November 21, 2015

John Cobb (1750 - 1837)

52 Ancestor Challenge - Challenge 47

Blake, King, Coleman, Pearce, Farmer, Mary (unknown), Lambden, Sarah (unknown), Knight, Ellis, Knight, Vincent, Butt, O'Ford, Arnold, Molton, Cotterell, Bartlett, Alderman, Shepherd, Sherwood, Elizabeth (unknown), Happerfield, Collins, Rawlings, Tanner, Dove, Morgan, Lywood, Lanham, unknown, Peck, Pincombe, Charley, Rowcliffe, Pearse, Rew, Moggridge, Siderfin, Kent, Gray, Hilton, Cobb, Sproxton, Routledge, Tweddle, Routledge, Routledge, (unknown) Buller, unknown, Beard, Hemsley, Welch, Brockhouse, Cheatle, Woodcock, unknown Taylor, unknown, Harborne, Lewis, Roberts, Croxall, Lawley, unknown

John Cobb (my 4x great grandfather), the son of John Cobb and Sarah Beilby, was baptized 29 Jul 1750 at Kilnwick on the Wolds, East Riding of Yorkshire (buried 5 May 1837 at Lund near Beverley). John Cobb and Sarah Beilby were  married 14 Nov 1745 at Lund near Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire. This birth registration as being correct is clearly established by the marriage registration for John Cobb and Ann Sproxton (image below) as being the correct John Cobb which states that John Cobb was born at Kilnwick and Ann Sproxton was born at Great Driffield.

Marriage registration for John Cobb and Ann Sproxton:

Marriage registration for John Cobb and Sarah Beilby:

John Cobb and Sarah Beilby baptized three children at Kilnwick on the Wolds:

Elizabeth baptized 22 Feb 1746
John baptized 29 Jul 1750 (and married to Ann Sproxton 24 Nov 1782 at Lund)
Benjamin baptized 16 Feb 1757

Kilnwick on the Wolds is 1.9 miles from Lund. I do have land records for John Cobb and will publish them here and they are all listed in the Land Tax assessments for the parish of Lund.

1812-1813 rate, John Cobb 7.5 pence
1812-1813 rate, Benjamin Cobb 5 pence

1813-1814 rate, John Cobb 5.5 pence
1813-1814 rate, Benjamin Cobb 3.5 pence

1815-1816 rate, John Cobb 5.5 pence

1816-1817 rate, John Cobb, 3.75 pence

1832-1833 rate, John Cobb 3.25 pence
1832-1833 rate, Benjamin Cobb 6.5 pence

1837-1838 rate, Late John Cobb 4.5 pence

1782 to 1837 list of proprietors and occupiers
John Cobb listed as proprietor and occupier and his rate 1 shilling 7 pence (varies)

Family history says that John was a farmer and the records bear this out. Benjamin is his younger brother and he is both a farmer and a shop keeper. John married Ann Sproxton 24 Nov 1782 at Lund:

What can I learn about John's parents John Cobb and Sarah Beilby? I know that they married 14 Nov 1745 at Lund.

Map of area (source Genuki)

Lund is surrounded by Middleton on the Wolds, Holme on the Wolds, Lockington, and Kilnwick on the Wolds.

There is a baptism for John Cobb at Lockington son of Benjamin and Mary Cobb 22 Dec 1708. That would make him 37 years of age when he married and is within a reasonable age for that. The forename Benjamin is interesting as John's brother is named Benjamin. This is the only baptism in the area around Lund that I have found and Lockington is 1.3 miles from Kilnwick.

Baptism for Benjamin Cobb son of Benjamin and Mary Cobb 22 Sep 1700 at Lockington.

I am unable to find any further information at Lockington for Benjamin and Mary Cobb other than burials in the 1730s although I can not for sure attach the burial of Mary Cobb widow to this particular couple.

There is a marriage of Benjamin Cobb and Mary Sanderson at Bishop Wilton 10 Jul 1694.  Bishop Wilton is 10 miles from Middleton on the Wolds and 12 miles from Lund.  Interesting and perhaps something to pursue in the future. There is a will probated at Londesborough for a Benjamin Cobb in 1728. There is a burial for a Benjamin Cobb yeoman 18 Apr 1728 at Londesborough. Londesborough is seven miles from Lund.

Ancestry of John Cobb:

1. Elizabeth BLAKE
2. Helen Louise PINCOMBE (b 18 Oct 1916) - Westminster Township Middlesex County Ontario Canada
3. John Routledge PINCOMBE (b 10 Sep 1872)- Lobo Township Middlesex County Ontario Canada
4. Grace GRAY (b 22 Mar 1839) - London Township Middlesex County Ontario Canada
5. Robert GRAY (b 3 Nov 1810) - Etton Yorkshire England
6. Elizabeth COBB (b 24 Aug 1783) - Lund near Beverley Yorkshire England
7. John COBB (b 29 Jul 1750) - Kilnwick on the Wolds Yorkshire England
8. John COBB  (b 22 Dec 1708) - Lockington Yorkshire England

9. Benjamin COBB

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