Cobb's of Co Norfolk
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East of Norwich Far West Co Norfolk
(Kings Lynn area)
North & West Co Norfolk
(East Dereham area)
North-East of Norwich
(North Walsham area)

Norwich, Co Norfolk South of Norwich
(the Pulham's, Shelfanger etc Area)
South-West of Norwich
(Wymondham area)

Note families are listed in the district where they first appear, not necessarily where they ended up (eg: several families moved to Norwich, but are listed in the region where they were before they moved to Norwich)


East of Norwich

1. Cobb's of Norwich, Ranworth & Caister, Co Norfolk (1510's-1670's)
2. Cobb's of Ranworth & Panxworth, Co Norfolk (abt.1380-1500's)
3. Cobb's of South Walsham, Martham, Hemsby, Co Norfolk (1400's-1700)
4. Cobb's of Hemsby & Rollesby, Co Norfolk (c.1555-1800's)
5. Cobb's of Stokesby, Co Norfolk (1600's)

Cobb's of Norwich, Ranworth & Caister, Co Norfolk (1510's-1670's)

Christopher first appears in Norwich but then moved to Ranworth where he died. he does not appear to have been part of either of the two Ranworth families. Both the name Christopher and several less common forenames amongst his children and grandchildren suggest possible connections with the Cobb's of The Pulham's and also the Cobb's of South Walsham. Given that South Walsham is only a few kilometres distance from Ranworth whilst The Pulham's are quite a distance away suggests the South Walsham connection is more likely, but it is not implausible that he moved as a young man from Pulham to Norwich and thence to Ranworth (and his son to GreatYarmouth).


1. Christopher Cobb,[26] probably born between 1510-1520. Died 1600 & buried 6/4/1600, St Helen, Ranworth, Co Norfolk.[29] Will probated between 1599-1601, Ranworth, Co Norfolk.[129] In 1597 Christopher, then living in Ranworth with Panxworth, Walsham Hundred, Co Norfolk, was assessed with land worth 40 shillings and and paid a subsidy tax of 8 shillings.[113,115] Possibly married the Alice Cobbe who died 1561/1562 & buried 10/2/1561-1562, St Helen, Ranworth, Co Norfolk.[29] Resided Norwich, Co Norfolk 1545-1550.[26] Resided Ranworth, 1561-1600.[26,29]

Children of Christopher Cobb:

i.
 
John Cobbe,[29] probably born between 1530-1540. {Possible son} Married Jone Shissdam, 14/2/1561-1562, St Helen, Ranworth, Co Norfolk.[29] {[26] gives dom as 14/2/1559, 14/2/1561 & 14/2/1568 to Jone Schipdam} Resided Panxford {presumably Panxworth}, 1568.[29]
Children: (a)
 
Rose Cobb, baptised 22/5/1568, St Helen, Ranworth, Co Norfolk.[29]

ii.

Mary Cobbe, baptised 3/11/1545, St Martin At Palace, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]

iii.

Elizabeth Cobbe, baptised 7/1/1547, St Martin At Palace, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]

iv.

Judith Cobbe, baptised 28/10/1550, St Martin At Palace, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26] Married Richard Wood, 17/9/1571, St Helen, Ranworth, Co Norfolk.[26]

v.

Henry Cobbe,[26,29] born before 1555. Died 1576 & buried 31/3/1576, St Helen, Ranworth, Co Norfolk.[29,202] Married Johan Fenne, 9/8/1573, St Helen, Ranworth, Co Norfolk.[26,29,202] Johan married 2nd Thomas Lyne, 3/6/1577, St Helen, Ranworth, Co Norfolk.[26,202]

vi.
Elizabeth Cobbe, baptised 12/12/1574, St Helen, Ranworth, Co Norfolk.[202]
*
vii.
Christopher Cobb,[26,29] born before 1555. {Presumed son, named after his father}

viii.
Robert Cobbe,[29] born before 1555. Resided 1597, Acle, Co Norfolk.[139] In the 1597 Subsidy Tax was assessed with goods worth 8 pounds and charged a tax of 21s 4d {no land appears listed, but 8pd was a considerable sum at the time}.[139] Married Mary Leach, 25/9/1575, St Helen, Ranworth, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Mary died 1624 & buried 21/12/1624, St Helen, Ranworth, Co Norfolk.[29]
Children: (a)
 
Margaret Cobb,[26] probably born between 1576-1585. Married Richard Wells, 2/4/1600, Acle, Co Norfolk.[26]




1.1. Christopher Cobb,[26,29] born before 1555. Died 1583 & buried 14/6/1583, Holy Trinity, Caister nr Yarmouth, Co Norfolk.[29] Married 1st unknown. Married Alice Greene, 12/10/1581, Holy Trinity, Caister nr Yarmouth, Co Norfolk.[26,29]

Children of Christopher Cobb:

i.
 
Margaret Cobe, baptised 1/5/1577, Holy Trinity, Caister nr Yarmouth, Co Norfolk.[29]
Children: (a)
 
Stephen Cobb, baptised 19/4/1604, Blofield, Co Norfolk.[26]
(b)
Christopher Cobb, baptised 19/12/1613, Blofield, Co Norfolk.[26]

ii.

Christopher Cobb.[26] Probably born between 1560-1580. {Presumed son, named after his father. Note also shaired Caister connection}. Married unknown.
Children: (a)
 
Henry Cobb, baptised 3/3/1615, Blofield, Co Norfolk.[26] Probably a cordwainer - in 1677 two Henry Cobb's of Caistor were named in a settlement bond, "Henry Cobb of Caister Holy Trinity, cordwainer, William Glister of Great Yarmouth, beer brewer, and Henry Cobb of same, sailor, in 100. Maintenance of Cobb, wife and children. Dated 2/1/1677."[72] The settlement refers to the maintenance of Henry Jr's children since Henry Sr's were all of adult age by 1677. Henry Sr was probably the cordwainer and his son, Henry Jr, the sailor. Married Judith.[29]
Children: (a)
 
John Coob, baptised 13/3/1641-1642, Holy Trinity, Caister nr Yarmouth, Co Norfolk.[29]
(b)
Jerimy Cobe, baptised 9/7/1643, Holy Trinity, Caister nr Yarmouth, Co Norfolk.[29]
(c)
Christian Cobe, baptised 15/6/1645, Holy Trinity, Caister nr Yarmouth, Co Norfolk.[29] Married William Glister, 13/2/1669-1670, Holy Trinity, Caister nr Yarmouth, Co Norfolk.[29]
(d)
Henry Cobe, baptised 11/5/1655, Holy Trinity, Caister nr Yarmouth, Co Norfolk.[29] Probably a sailor - in 1677 two Henry Cobb's of Caistor were named in a settlement bond, "Henry Cobb of Caister Holy Trinity, cordwainer, William Glister of Great Yarmouth, beer brewer, and Henry Cobb of same, sailor, in 100. Maintenance of Cobb, wife and children. Dated 2/1/1677."[72] The settlement refers to the maintenance of Henry Jr's children since Henry Sr's were all of adult age by 1677. Henry Sr was probably the cordwainer and his son, Henry Jr, the sailor. Married unknown. Resided Great Yarmouth, 1677.[72]

iii.

John Cobe, baptised 12/3/1579-1580, Holy Trinity, Caister nr Yarmouth, Co Norfolk.[29]

iv.

Catheryn Cobe, baptised 28/9/1582, Holy Trinity, Caister nr Yarmouth, Co Norfolk.[29]



Cobb's of Ranworth & Panxworth, Co Norfolk (abt.1380-1500's)

Ranworth. Mid-way between Norwich & Great Yarmouth, near South Walsham. Panxworth is about 2km south of Ranworth, near Upton.

A Cobb family appears in Ranworth from the mid 1400's to the late 1600's. Another Cobb family appears in Ranworth by the 1640's. The two families do not appear to be related. The later family claims descends from the Sandringham Cobb's (as per their use of a variation of the Sandringham Cobb Arms). The early appearance of the former family would suggest there is no connection, however the earlier family was of some stature given that the family donated an expensive antiphoner to the parish church of Ranworth in 1478. The cost of the antiphoner would have put it out of the reach of all but wealthy merchants and the nobility and the donation of such items did tend to be the province of the nobility at that time. Possibly connected, at least to the earlier Cobbe family, was John Cobbe, vicar of Ranworth ('Randeworth'), who died c.1391 & whose will was dated 1391, Ranworth, Co Norfolk.[129] John may have been an uncle of the John who appeared in Ranworth in the early to mid 1400's, or his appearance may have simply been a coincidence. A John Cobb died c.1452, with a grant of administration made in 26/5/1452, Upton, Co Norfolk,[114,203] "Granted to Christian, the relict, Tho. Ewyng of S. Walsham, and Tho. Cossey of Upton."[203] It is possible this John is connected to John Cobbe of "Littlewell", Ranworth, below. The location and nature of Littlewell ('Lytylwell') at Ranworth is unknown. There is, today, no place with that name near Ranworth. Littlewell Hall is a manor located at Fincham, Co Norfolk. Fincham is about 5km east of Downham Market, a long way from Ranworth. Fincham is a few km south-east of Sandringham.


1. John Cobbe,[129] probably born between 1370-1395 {upper limit set assuming 20yo when presumed son was born (1400-1415) & lower limit set assuming no more than 80yo when died}. Resided Littlewell ('Lytylwell'), Ranworth, Co Norfolk.[129] Died c.1451 & will probated 1451, St Helen, Ranworth, Co Norfolk.[129] {The location of Littlewell is uncertain, possibly a farm or manor at Ranworth} Married unknown.

Children of John Cobb:
*
i.
 
William Cobb, probably born between 1400-1415. {Possible son - William named a son, John. William was also a wealthy & notable person, possibly titled, and John's death at Littlewell, Ranworth, suggests it may have been a manor (named residences were more often than not manors at this time), hence John may also have been a person of position & wealth, such things generally being hereditary at the time}
*
ii.

Adam Cobbe,[129] born between 1390-1430 (probably between 1410-1420). {Younger son}




1.1. William Cobb, probably born between 1400-1415 {assuming no more than 80yo when died & had issue by 1435}. William died c.1478 & will probated 30/6/1478, St Helen, Randeworth (Ranworth), Co Norfolk.[129,202] In 1478 William bequeathed a 15th Century illuminated antiphoner (service book) to St Helen, Ranworth. The antiphoner was produced by the monks of Langley Abbey and consists of 285 vellum pages of writing and illustrations (including 19 miniatures), with hymns and daily services in medieval Latin and nineteen miniatures. It vanished during the reformation but surfaced in the 1850's as part of a private collection. In 1912 it was bought and returned to Saint Helen's Church where it is now on display. It is one of only a few antiphoners to survive the reformation and it was only lightly amended by the reformers by lightly crossing out feasts, such as that of Thomas Becket, with pen lines.[128,130]

Children of William Cobb:

i.
 
Robert Cobbe,[202] born before 1436 {of age by 1456 when appeared in court}.[135] In 1456 John & Robert, sons of William Cobbe, appeared in the Chancery Court, "Robert, son of William Cobbe, of Ranworth vs John Cobbe, of Ranworth, petitioner's brother, re Messuage and lands in Ranworth, Co Norfolk."[135] Associated (but unspecified) documents relating to the case date back to 1407.[135]

ii.

John Cobbe,[129,202] born before 1436 {of age by 1456 when appeared in court}.[135] Died c.1477,[202] & will probated 1477, St Helen, Ranworth, Co Norfolk.[129] In 1456 John & Robert, sons of William Cobbe, appeared in the Chancery Court, "Robert, son of William Cobbe, of Ranworth vs John Cobbe, of Ranworth, petitioner's brother, re Messuage and lands in Ranworth, Co Norfolk."[135] Associated (but unspecified) documents relating to the case date back to 1407.[135] Married Joan.[202] {[202] gives three children for John, as below. I have found no other evidence for these children}
Children: (a)
 
John Cobbe, born Ranworth, Co Norfolk.[202] Born between 1420-1477 {assuming father no more than 80yo when he died in 1477}.
(b)
Thomas Cobbe, born Ranworth, Co Norfolk.[202] Born between 1420-1477 {assuming father no more than 80yo when he died in 1477}.
(c)
John Cobbe, born Ranworth, Co Norfolk.[202] Born between 1420-1477 {assuming father no more than 80yo when he died in 1477}. Possibly the John Cobbe of Ranworth, Co Norfolk, died c.1545-1551 & will probated 1545-1551.[129]




1.2. Adam Cobbe,[129] born between 1390-1430 (probably between 1410-1420) {died with issue 1450 & son born no earlier than 1430} Resided Ranworth, Co Norfolk.[129] Died c.1450 & will probated 1451, Ranworth ('Randeworth'), Co Norfolk.[129] {Posssibly a younger son} Married unknown. {[202] gives two additional children for Adam, John d.1477 & William d.1478. From Chancery Court records John was the son of William. I suspect the attributing of John & William as Adam's sons was to tie off loose ends}

Children of Adam Cobb:

i.
 
Adam Cobbe,[135] probably born between 1430-1450 {from DOD of presumed father & presumed son born as early as 1470}. In 1485-1486, appearing before the Chancery Court, "Adam, son and heir of ... Cobbe, of Randworth, vs John Blak, re Tenement and land in Hemlington, North Burlingham, Walsham, and Blofield, Co Norfolk."[135] {Father not named in transcript but probably not the s/o William since only two sons are named for William in the 1456 Chancery Court case and Adam is described as the 'son & heir', implying he was the oldest and possibly only child of his father} Between 1486-1493 (exact date not given) appeared before the Chancery Court, "Adam Cobbe, of Ranworth, husbandman, vs Amy Kyng, late the wife of William Kyng, of Norwich, goldsmith, re Detention of deeds relating to a messuage and land in Ranworth, Co Norfolk."[135]
Children: (a)
 
Adam Cobbe, probably born between 1470-1520 {assuming no more than 80yo when died and was of age by 1540}.[200] Died c.1552, Wymondham, Co Norfolk & will probated 1552.[138] In 1539-1540 Adam Cobbe was the 'woodreeve (boscarius)' of Edmund Knyvett for Buckenham Close manor & was mentioned in the manorial accounts ('compoti').[200] {Possibly the father of the Richard Cobb of Wymondham, Co Norfolk, who was born 1510-1530. Note that Adam died Wymondham, Co Norfolk. A 'wood reeve' was the steward or overseer of a wood. Likely to be a more mature individual, so possibly born before 1510}



Cobb's of South Walsham, Martham, Hemsby, Co Norfolk (1400's-1700)

South Walsham is about midway between Norwich & Great Yarmouth. Martham & Hemsby lie near each other, a few km in from the coast, about 5km north of Great Yarmouth. There appear to have been two John Cobbe's (and two Robert Cobbe's) who were contemporaries. One pair of John & Robert, both appearing in the records as "Jr" appear to have been the sons of Clement (having sons named Clement) whilst the other two, appearing as "Sr", both had daughters named Audrey. Clement's wife appears to have been Alice, indicating that John Sr & Robert Sr were the sons of one of Clement's brothers, who likely married an Audrey (Robert Sr & John Sr both naming daughters after their mother). It is difficult to separate the families, especially since baptisms only date back to the mid 1560's.


1. John Cobbe (also spelt Coobb & Coobe}.[31] "The elder".[31] Died c.1529, St Mary, South Walsham, Co Norfolk and his will probated 1529.[31] Married unknown.

Children of John Cobb:

i.
 
John Cobbe.[31] {Inferred - his father's will was listed as "John Cobbe the Elder", implying a younger John also living in South Walsham. There is no other trace of this John in South Walsham}

ii.

Edmund Cobb,[31] born before 1529. Died between 1519-1529, St Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk and his will probated 1519-1529.[31] {Probable son or brother}

iii.

William Cobb,[31] born before 1529. Died between 1529-1536, South Walsham, Co Norfolk and his will probated 1529-1536.[31] {Probable son or brother}
*
iv.

Clement Cobb,[29] probably born between 1480-1525 {Presumed son, named a son John & another Richard}
*
v.

Richard Cobb Sr,[29,31] born before 1529.




1.1. Clement Cobb,[29] probably born between 1480-1525 {likely closer to the later date since his widow remarried}. Died 1559 & buried 2/10/1559, Saint Mary, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[29] Will probated 1557-1561.[31] Married Alice.[26,29] Alice (widow) married 2nd Nicholas Love, 24/7/1561, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk {also registered St Mary's, 24/7/1562[29]}.[26,29] {Of the children listed below, only Rose & Richard are confirmed}

Children of Clement Cobb & Alice:

i.
 
Alice Cobb,[31] born before 1536. {Probable daughter or possibly a niece} Died c.1556 & a Grant of Administration was made for her estate, 1556, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[31]
* ii.

Robert Cobbe,[26] the younger,[29] probably born between 1540-1547.
* iii.

John Cobbe,[26] the younger,[29] probably born between 1540-1546.

iv.

Clement Cobbe,[26] born before 1555. {Probably belongs to this family group of brothers or cousins. Coltishall is less than 10km from South Walsham & the name Clement is rather distinctive, not appearing elsewhere with Cobb's} Died c.1578, Sutton by Coltishall, Co Norfolk and will probated 1578.[198] Married unknown.
Children: (a)
 
male Cobbs,[26] probably born between 1565-1575. Married Elizabeth Crow, 4/10/1597, Sutton by Coltishall, Co Norfolk.[26]
(b)
Clement Cobbe, baptised 26/6/1578, Sutton by Coltishall, Co Norfolk.[26]
(c)
Bridget Cobbs,[26] probably born between 1575-1585. Married Robert Browen (Brown?), 15/10/1599, Sutton by Coltishall, Co Norfolk.[26]

v.

Rose Cobb.[29] Died 1550 & buried 12/8/1550, Saint Mary, South Walsham, Co Norfolk (d/o Clement).[29]

vi.
Richard Cobb.[29] Died 1559 & buried 26/3/1559, Saint Mary, South Walsham, Co Norfolk (s/o Clement).[29]




1.2. Richard Cobb Sr,[29,31] born before 1529. Died 1563/1564 & buried 8/3/1563-1564, Saint Mary, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[29] Will probated 1563/1564.[31] {Presumed son} Probably married Audrey {both John & Robert named daughters Audrey}

Chilren of Richard Cobb:

i.
 
Richard Cobbe.[29] {Inferred - his father's burial was listed as "Richard Cobbe the Elder", implying a younger Richard also living in South Walsham. There is no other trace of this Richard in South Walsham. Richard Sr's brother, Clement, had a son named Richard, but this Richard died 1559, indicating there were three Richard Cobbe's in the 1550's}
*
ii.

John Cobbe,[26] the elder,[29] born before 1544.

iii.

Robert Cobbe,[26] the elder,[29] born before 1540. Married Barbara Broyderer/Broydes, 22/1/1560, Saint Mary, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] {Marriage also registed St Lawrence, South Walsham}
Children: (a)
 
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 15/4/1565, Saint Mary, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]
(b)
Mary Cobb, baptised 1/2/1567-1568, Saint Mary, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]
(c)
Audrey ("Arvdie" & "Awdie") Cobbe, baptised 2/1/1571-1572, Saint Mary, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] {also registered at Saint Lawrence}
(d)
Lucia Cobbe, baptised 25/2/1574-1575, Saint Mary, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] {Baptism recorded in St Lawrence register with note occured at St Mary[29]}

iv.

Thomas Cobb,[31] born before 1540. Husbandman.[31] Died 1559, South Walsham, Co Norfolk and his will probated 1559.[31] {Probable son or possibly an uncle or nephew. John Cobbe Sr, possible brother, named a son Thomas, a name which does not otherwise appear in the South Walsham Cobbe's}




1.1.1. Robert Cobbe,[26] the younger,[29] probably born between 1540-1547. Married Christian Creake, 20/10/1567, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]

Children of Robert Cobb & Christian Creake:
*
i.
 
William Cobb, born 26/3/1568, baptised 11/7/1568, Saint Mary, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]

ii.

Alice Cobbe, baptised 19/3/1569-1570, Saint Mary, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]

iii.

John Cobbe,[29,115] baptised 26/8/1571, Saint Mary, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] {The John who married Elizabeth is presumably the son of Robert & not John Sr (two John's were baptised within a year) since this John named children Robert & Christian, presumably after his parents. There were no children named after John Sr or his wife, Margaret} Died c.1609, South Walsham, Co Norfolk and his will probated 1609.[31] Married Elizabeth.[29,115] "Blith" Cobb, widow, died & buried 1635, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115]
Children: (a)
 
Mary Cob, baptised 30/3/1600, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[26,29,115] Died & buried 1601, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115]
(b)
Cristian Cob, baptised 1601, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115] Died & buried 1602, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115]
(c)
Robert Cobb, baptised 1602, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115] {Birth incorrectly indexed ad John s/o Robert} Died & buried 1603, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115]
(d)
Martha Cobb, baptised 1604, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29]
*
iv.

Clement Cobb, baptised 25/9/1573, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]

v.

Margaret Cobb, baptised 4/12/1575, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]

vi.
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 23/2/1578-1579, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Died young.

vii.
Anne Cobb, baptised 28/2/1579-1580, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]

viii.
Henry Cobb, baptised 7/1/1581-1582, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Married 1st Rose Saier/Sayer, 8/4/1608, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29,143] Rose was a widow.[29] Married 2nd Ann James, 10/4/1611, St Simon and St Jude, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[28]

ix.
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 8/12/1583, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]

x.
Mary Cobb, baptised 1/1/1584-1585, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]

xi.
Robert Cobb, baptised 1/6/1586, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Died young.

xii.
Robert Cobb, baptised 17/10/1592, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26] {[26] gives DOB 1/6/1592. It is possible there were two Robert's born to Robert Sr's within months of each other in the same parish, but unlikely. More likely one transcription was incorrectMarried Anna Cubit, 12/6/1622, Woodbastwick With Panxworth, Co Norfolk.[26]
Children: (a)
 
Mary Cobb, baptised 2/3/1622-1623, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]
(b)
Annes Cobb, baptised 13/4/1624, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]
(c)
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 14/5/1626, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Died 1626 & buried 15/8/1626.[26]
(d)
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 7/6/1627, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] {[26] gives DOB 7/3/1627}
(e)
John Cobb, baptised 20/5/1627, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Died 1627 & buried 20/5/1627.[26]
(f)
Jeffery Cobb ('Jayfree'), baptised 29/7/1628, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]
(g)
Clement Cobbe, baptised 3/10/1630, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29,143] Died 1631 & buried 29/1/1631.[26]
(h)
Robert Cobbe, baptised 12/10/1634, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]
(i)
John Cobbe, baptised 3/3/1635-1636, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]




1.1.2. John Cobbe,[26] the younger,[29] probably born between 1540-1547. Possibly the John Cobb Sr died 1593, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[31] Upon his death an administrator was appointed & an inventory of his estate made.[31] Married Margaret Skottone/Scottow, 2/1/1566-1567, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] {Also registered St Mary's} Margaret died c.1622, South Walsham, Co Norfolk and her will probated 1622.[31]

Children of John Cobb & Margaret Scottow:

i.
 
John Cobbe, baptised 25/12/1572, Saint Mary, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] {May be s/o John & Margaret or of John & unknown. John Jr has no known descendents, so his placement at this stage is not crucial}

ii.

Clement Cobbe, baptised 25/3/1573-1574, Saint Mary, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] {Baptism recorded in St Lawrence register with note occured at St Mary[29] as s/o John Jr}

iii.

Elizabeth Cobbe, baptised 28/10/1575, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] {Also registed St Mary, South Walsham as d/o John Jr. [29] gives DOB 26/10Married John Mason, 21/10/1599, Saint Mary, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[29]
Children: (a)
 
Thomas Mason, born before 1620.[26]

iv.

Mary Cobbe, baptised 2/5/1585, Saint Mary, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] {Baptism recorded in St Lawrence register with note occured at St Mary[29] Presumably the d/o the younger of the two John Cobb's in South Walsham at the time}




1.2.1. John Cobbe,[26] the elder,[29] born before 1544. Possibly the John Cobb Sr died 1593, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[31] Upon his death an administrator was appointed & an inventory of his estate made.[31] Married unknown.

Children of  John Cobb:

i.
 
Thomas Cobb, baptised 4/12/1564, Saint Mary, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] In the early 1620's Thomas was a churchwarden at Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk {No date given but the following page was for 1625}.[143] Married Emma.[26,29]
Children: (a)
 
John Cobb, baptised 5/1/1588-1589, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]
(b)
Jeffery Cobb, baptised 28/11/1591, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]
(c)
Etheldrde Cobb, baptised 26/12/1594, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]
(d)
Thomasin Cobb, baptised 17/11/1596, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Married Thomas Plowe, 29/12/1625, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29,143] {According to [143] date was 29/9/1625}
(e)
William Cobb, baptised 28/12/1598, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Died c.1670, estate Admin granted  1670, Hemsby, Co Norfolk.[137] Married Sarah.[26]
Children: (1)
 
Anne Cobb, baptised 31/1/1644, Hemsby, Co Norfolk.[26]
(2)
Jane Cobb, baptised 31/1/1644, Hemsby, Co Norfolk.[26]
(3)
William Cobb, baptised 31/1/1644, Hemsby, Co Norfolk.[26]
(f)
Thomas Cobb, baptised 17/1/1601, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]
(g)
Ann Cobb, baptised 5/8/1605, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]
(h)
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 24/1/1607-1608, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29,143]
(i)
Audrey ("Awdrie") Cobb, baptised 27/12/1612, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26]
(j)
Ellen Cobb, baptised 6/4/1613, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26] Died 1613 & buried 7/6/1613.[26]
(k)
Matthew Cobb, baptised 12/4/1613, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26] Died 1613 & buried 28/5/1619.[26]
(l)
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 14/2/1614, Saint Mary, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26]
(m)
Anthony Cobb, baptised 4/8/1616, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26] Married Sarah.[26]
Children: (1)
 
Anna Cobb, baptised 8/9/1637, Coltishall, Co Norfolk.[26]
(n)
Ann Cobb, baptised 25/1/1617-1618, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Married Henry Flowrdy, 21/1/1635, Saint Mary, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26]
(o)
Marie Cobb, baptised 21/6/1618, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26] Married Nicholas Coker, 30/7/1636, Sutton by Coltishall, Co Norfolk.[26]

ii.

Audrey Cobb, baptised 22/2/1568-1569, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] {Also registed St Mary, South Walsham as d/o John Sr.Married Gabriel Michel, 10/11/1591, St Margaret, Drayton, Co Norfolk.[29] Both resided South Walsham.[29]




1.1.1.1. William Cobb, born 26/3/1568, baptised 11/7/1568, Saint Mary, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Died c.1631, South Walsham, Co Norfolk and his will probated 1631.[31] Married unknown. Probably married 2nd Elizabeth Cubytt, 16/5/1614, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[29]

Children of  William Cobb:

i.
 
Robert Cobb, baptised 22/11/1593, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]

ii.

Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 23/3/1594-1595, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]

iii.

Emma Cobb, baptised 5/6/1597, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]

iv.

Francis [Frances] Cobb, baptised 9/5/1602, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29,143] {According to [29,143] as a daughter, hence likely FrancesMarried John Shotsome, 3/11/1631, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[29]

v.

Rebecca Cobb, baptised 16/9/1604, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Married John Harres, 9/4/1627, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] At the time of the marriage John resided Blofield, Co Norfolk & Rebecca resided 'Wallshame', Co Norfolk.[29]

vi.
Ann Cobb, baptised 12/10/1606, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Died 1606 & buried 7/11/1606.[26]

vii.
John Cobb, baptised 20/12/1607, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Married Mary Allisander, 1/11/1632, Saint Mary, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26]
Children: (a)
 
Christopher Cobbe, baptised 25/8/1633, Saint Mary, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26] Died 1634 & buried 5/1/1634.[26]
(b)
Mary Cobbe, baptised 14/5/1637, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Died 1637 & buried 17/7/1637.[26]
(c)
Francis Cobbe, baptised 23/12/1638, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26]
(d)
Judith Cobbe, baptised 23/12/1638, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]
(e)
Mary Cob, baptised 21/12/1640, Holy Trinity, Caister nr Yarmouth, Co Norfolk.[26,29]
(f)
John Cob, baptised 25/9/1642, Holy Trinity, Caister nr Yarmouth, Co Norfolk.[29]
(g)
Priscilla Cob, baptised 30/3/1645, Holy Trinity, Caister nr Yarmouth, Co Norfolk.[26,29]
(h)
Susan Cob, baptised 17/3/1646-1647, Holy Trinity, Caister nr Yarmouth, Co Norfolk.[26,29]
(i)
Tamisin Cob, baptised 1/4/1649, Holy Trinity, Caister nr Yarmouth, Co Norfolk.[26,29]

viii.
Christopher Cobbe, born before 1615. {Possible son. William had a grandson named Christopher, the only other use of the name in South Walsham around this time} Died c.1643 & administration of his estate granted, 1643, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[31] Married unknown.
Children: (a)
 
Ann Cob, baptised 11/1/1634, St Mary, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26]




1.1.1.3. Clement Cobb,[29,115] baptised 25/9/1573, Saint Lawrence, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Married Elizabeth.[29,115]

Children of Clement Cobb & Elizabeth:

i.
 
Robert Cob, baptised 1599, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115]
*
ii.

John Cob, baptised 1600, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115]

iii.

Ann Cobb, baptised 1602, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115]

iv.

William Cobb, baptised 1609, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115] Died & buried 1610, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115]

v.

Henry Cobb, baptised 1611, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115] Possibly married Sycilla Mayes ('Cecilla'), 8/2/1638, St Mary In Marsh, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]

vi.
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 1616, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115]




1.1.1.3.1. John Cob, baptised 1600, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115] Died 1663/1664 & buried 15/1/1663-1664, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115] Married Thomasin Berry, 30/11/1626, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[26,29,115] Thomasin died & buried 1640, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk (w/o John).[115] Married 2nd Barbara[29] Hadley, 1640, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[115] Barbara died & buried 1649, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk (wife of John).[29,115]

Children of John Cobb & Thomasin Berry:

i.
 
Martha Cobb, baptised 1627, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115] Died & buried 1633, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115]

ii.

John Cobb, baptised 1629, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115] Died & buried 1629, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115]

iii.

Clement Cobb, baptised 1632, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115] Died & buried 1632, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115]

iv.

Robert Cobb,[26] baptised 1633, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115] Married Anne. {The Robert who married Anne & had the following children is presumably the son of John & Thomasin rather than John & Katrin since Robert named a daughter Tammesen, that is Thomasin, after his mother}
Children: (a)
 
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 14/9/1660, Hemsby, Co Norfolk.[26]
(b)
Anne Cobb, baptised 21/4/1663, Hemsby, Co Norfolk.[26]
(c)
Abigail Cobb, baptised 5/4/1665, Hemsby, Co Norfolk.[26] Married Robert Low, 1/4/1684, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115]
(d)
Margaret Cobb, baptised 17/3/1667, Hemsby, Co Norfolk.[26]
(e)
William Cobb, baptised 8/5/1670, Hemsby, Co Norfolk.[26] Died 1673 & buried 25/4/1673.[26]
(f)
Tammesen/Tommesen Cobb, baptised 10/5/1674, Hemsby, Co Norfolk.[26]
(g)
Penelope Cobb, baptised 29/11/1683, Hemsby, Co Norfolk.[26] Married Richard Chapman, 24/5/1709, Hemsby, Co Norfolk.[26] {Marriage also registered Martham, Co Norfolk.[26]}
(h)
Robert Cobb, baptised 26/9/1686, Hemsby, Co Norfolk.[26]
(i)
Phyllis Cobb, baptised 26/6/1689, Hemsby, Co Norfolk.[26] Died 1700 & buried 19/1/1700.[26]

v.

Thomas Cobb.[29] Died & buried 1636, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115]



Cobb's of Hemsby & Rollesby, Co Norfolk (c.1555-1800's)

John is almost certainly related with the Cobb's of South Walsham, Martham & Hemsby since John's descendents were also in Martham & Hemsby. Rollesby, Martham & Hemsby lie near each other, a few km in from the coast, about 5km north of Great Yarmouth.


1. John Cobb,[26] probably born between 1550-1560. Died 1630, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[35] John's will was probated 1630, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[35] Married Pleasance Buckenham, 25/10/1579, Hemsby, Co Norfolk.[26] Pleasance died c.1619 & will probated 1619, Hemsby, Co Norfolk.[137]

Children of John Cobb & Pleasance Buckenham:

i.
 
Bridget Cobb, baptised 19/8/1582, Hemsby, Co Norfolk.[26]

ii.

Ann Cobb, baptised 18/1/1584, Hemsby, Co Norfolk.[26]

iii.

Bartholomew Cobb, baptised 18/8/1587, Hemsby, Co Norfolk.[26]

iv.

Grace Cobb, baptised 18/8/1587, Hemsby, Co Norfolk.[26]

v.

Mary Cobb, baptised 1/12/1588, Hemsby, Co Norfolk.[26]

vi.
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 11/6/1592, Hemsby, Co Norfolk.[26]
* vii.
John Cobb, baptised 25/8/1594, Hemsby, Co Norfolk.[26]

viii.
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 3/9/1598, Hemsby, Co Norfolk.[26] Married Stephen Payne, 30/5/1626, Hemsby, Co Norfolk.[26]




1.1. John Cobb, baptised 25/8/1594, Hemsby, Co Norfolk.[26] Died 1666 & buried 3/11/1666, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk ("the elder").[29] John's will was probated 1666/1667, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[35] {The marriage of John's son, John Jr, occured at Martham but was registered at Rollesby} Married Katrin Warnes, 1622, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[26,29,115]

Children of John Cobb & Kathrine Warnes:
*
i.
 
John Cobb ("the younger"), baptised 1624, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115]

ii.

Robert Cobb, baptised 1627, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115]

iii.

Bridgett Cobb, baptised 1629, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29,115]

iv.

Anne Cob, baptised 28/1/1631, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]
*
v.

Francis Cobb, baptised 13/4/1634, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]

vi.
George Cobb, baptised 14/2/1635, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1692 & buried 6/2/1692, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Elizabeth.[29] Elizabeth died 1697 & buried 24/1/1697, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk (widow).[29]
Children: (a)
 
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 3/2/1655, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]
(b)
Amy Cob, baptised 14/1/1657, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]
(c)
Maria Cob, baptised 10/3/1660, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]
(d)
Lothn Cobb, baptised 4/4/1663, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]
(e)
George Cob, baptised 5/8/1666, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1666 & buried 30/11/1666, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]
(f)
Francis Cob, baptised 29/3/1668, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]

vii.
Tomas Cobb, baptised 17/3/1638, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]

viii.
Thomas Cobb, baptised 2/11/1640, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Mary.[29] Mary died 1676 & buried 20/9/1676, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]




1.1.1. John Cobb ("the younger"), baptised 1624, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1670 & buried 29/12/1670, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] John's will was probated 1670/1671, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[35] Married Mary Rainham, 19/10/1648, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29,115] Both resided Rollesby at the time of the marriage.[29] According to the marriage entry, the marriage occured at Martham.[29] Mary died 1702 & buried 2/6/1702, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk (widow).[29] Mary's will was probated 1702, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[35]

Children of John Cobb & Mary Rainham:

i.
 
Marie Cob, baptised 12/2/1649, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]

ii.

John Cob, baptised 10/2/1652, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Died between 1688-1691. Married Elizabeth Clarke, 26/5/1687, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Elizabeth was previously married.[29]
Children: (a)
 
John Cobbe, baptised 27/5/1688, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1691 & buried 19/12/1691, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]

iii.

Anne Cob, baptised 31/12/1655, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]

iv.

Francis Cob, baptised 28/5/1658, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1663 & buried 4/7/1663, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]

v.

Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 22/12/1661, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1687 & buried 27/7/1687, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] At the time of Elizabeth's burial her mother was a widow.[29]

vi.
Sarah Cob, baptised 22/9/1667, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Thomas Dingenary, 3/12/1702, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Thomas, a widower, was of Stallum.[29] By banns.[29]
Children: (a)
 
Susan Cobbe, baptised 8/1/1692, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1692 & buried 12/1/1692, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]




1.1.2. Francis Cobb, baptised 13/4/1634, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1705 & buried 19/3/1705, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Married 1st Elizabeth.[29] Married 2nd Jane[29] Bird, 26/1/1664-1665, St Michael at Plea, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26,112] Francis a widower of Rollesby & Jane a singlewoman of South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[112] Jane died 1674 & buried 10/7/1674, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Married 3rd Ann Browne, 3/11/1674, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Both Francis & Ann were previously married.[29]

Children of Francis Cobb & Elizabeth:

i.
 
Susan Cobb, baptised 20/4/1663, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]

Children of Francis Cobb & Jane Bird:

i.
 
Rebecca Cobb, baptised 17/12/1665, Saint Mary, South Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26]

ii.

daughter Cobb. Died 1672 & buried 2/2/1672, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]

iii.

Francis Cob, baptised 30/1/1667, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Died young.

iv.
Thomas Cob, baptised 12/4/1674, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1674/1675 & buried 16/2/1674-1675, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] {Father listed as Thomas on baptism but Francis on burial}

Children of Francis Cobb & Ann Brown::

i.
 
Francis Cobb, baptised 22/8/1675, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Died young.

ii.

Mary Cobbe,[29,35] born late 1670's. {Probable daughter} In 1699 Mary Cobbe, spinster, conveyed one rood of land in the Little Field in Rollesby near Neather Ogmer to Francis Irons.[35] Married Robert Collins, 27/7/1704, Holy Trinity, Caister nr Yarmouth, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Marriage also registered Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[26] Both previously unmarried & of Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]
*
iii.

Francis Cobb, baptised 24/10/1680, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]

iv.

John Cobb, baptised 11/3/1682, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Died between 1754-1770 & will probated 1754-1770, Martham, Co Norfolk.[145] Carpenter.[145] Married Elizabeth Littleboy, 5/10/1708, St Mary the Virgin, Martham, Co Norfolk.[26]

v.

Henry Cobbe, baptised 27/7/1684, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1684 & buried 18/8/1684, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]




1.1.2.1. Francis Cobb, baptised 24/10/1680, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] {The Francis who married Susan was either the son of Francis Sr (1680) or George (1668). Either may be possible, the former is slightly more likely given Francis & Susan named a daughter Ann & Francis Sr was married to an Ann} Yeoman.[35] Died 1748 & buried 13/3/1748, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Francis' will was probated 1749, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[35] Married Susan Barns, 17/11/1701, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Francis was from Rollesby, Co Norfolk & Susan had not been previously married.[29] Susan died 1746 & buried 19/9/1746, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]

Children of Francis Cobb & Susan Barns:

i.
 
Judith Cobbe, baptised 13/9/1702, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Henry Shivers, 8/10/1725, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] By banns.[29] Judith resided Rollesby & Henry resided Thyrn.[29]

ii.

Francis Cobbe, baptised 8/10/1704, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1704 & buried 24/10/1704, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]

iii.

Ann Cobbe, baptised 3/11/1706, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]
*
iv.

Francis John Cobb,[29] born 1713.[29] {Presumed son}




1.1.2.1.1. Francis John Cobb,[29,123] born 1713.[29] Died 1804 & buried 30/9/1804, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk (91yo).[29,123] Francis' will was probated 1804, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[35,143] Married Ann[123] Cook, 22/4/1743, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Married by banns.[29] Ann born 1719, died 1804 & buried 3/4/1804, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk (85yo).[29]

Children of Francis John Cobb & Ann Cook:

i.
 
Francis Cob, baptised 13/5/1744, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Died 1744 & buried 27/2/1744-1745, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29,123]

ii.

Francis Cob, baptised 23/6/1745, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Mary Rix, 23/3/1783, St Andrew, Great Yarmouth, Co Norfolk.[26]
Children: (a)
 
Thomas Cobb, baptised 1784, Saint Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Co Norfolk.[29,115]

iii.

Ann Cob, baptised 8/4/1747, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29,123] Married Isaac Day, 28/10/1770, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29,123] Both of Rollesby.[123] By banns.[29] Banns were read 7/10, 14/10 & 21/10.[123]
Children: (a)
 
Elizabeth Day, born 1/1/1793, baptised 2/1/1793, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]

iv.

Sarah Cob, baptised 2/6/1749, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29,123] Married Daniel Sowels, 25/11/1771, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] By licence.[29]

v.

John Cob, baptised 5/5/1751, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1751 & buried 23/12/1751, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]

vi.
John Cob,[102,187] baptised 9/6/1754, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29,123] Married Mary Steggel/Stigal,[29,102,187] 2/7/1782 or 9/7/1782, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[123] (Both dates mentioned in the Parish Registers). Both previously unmarried.[123]
Children: (a)
 
Elizabeth Cob, baptised 3/8/1783, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]
(b)
Francis Cobb, baptised 16/9/1785, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1809 & buried 14/7/1809, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk (23yo).[29,187,123]
(c)
Mary Cob, born 2/7/1787, baptised 12/7/1787, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]
(d)
John Stigal Cob, born 17/10/1789, baptised 25/10/1789, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29,89] Married Esther Palmer, 17/2/1831, St Peter & St Paul, Runham, Co Norfolk.[102] By banns, witnesses Robert Cobb, Maria Cobb & Mary Cubit.[102]
(e)
Benjamin Cob, born 26/8/1791, baptised 28/8/1791, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]
(f)
Ann Cob, born 8/7/1794, baptised 12/7/1794, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]
(g)
Robert Cobb, born 19/7/1797, baptised 23/7/1797, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]
(h)
Ann Cobb, born 27/8/1799, baptised 1/9/1799, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]
(i)
Sarah Cobb.[29] Died 1800 & buried 14/10/1800, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]
(j)
Sarah Cobb, born 29/3/1801, baptised 5/4/1801, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]

vii.
Thomas Cob, baptised 14/9/1755, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29,123] Died 1755 & buried 2/10/1755, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] {buried 11/1756 according to [123]}

viii.
Elizabeth Cob, baptised 5/8/1756, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] {baptised 27/8/1756 according to [123]} Died 1777 & buried 13/2/1777, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29]

ix.
Benjamin Cob, baptised 11/7/1758, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29,123] Died 1758 & buried 20/8/1758, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29,123]

x.
Rebecca Cob, baptised 11/12/1759, Saint George, Rollesby, Co Norfolk.[29] Married William Green,[29] 15/5/1785, Saint Catherine, Ludham, Co Norfolk.[26]
Children: (a)
 
Benjamin Green, baptised 30/8/1789, Saint Catherine, Ludham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(b)
William Green, born 17/5/1793, baptised 19/5/1793, Saint Catherine, Ludham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(c)
John Green, born 7/8/1795, baptised 9/8/1795, Saint Catherine, Ludham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(d)
Daniel Green, born 1/1/1798, baptised 22/1/1798, Saint Catherine, Ludham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(e)
Anna Green, born & baptised 17/6/1801, Saint Catherine, Ludham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(f)
Elizabeth Cobb Green, born 4/1/1803, baptised 6/1/1803, Saint Catherine, Ludham, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1836-1852 & will probated 1836-1852, Martham, Co Norfolk.[145] Did not marry.[145]



Cobb's of Stokesby, Co Norfolk (1600's)

Stokesby is on the River Bure, about 2-3km east of Acle. Another 2-3km east is Runham. Given the proximity to Alce, John is possibly a grandson of the Robert Cobb of Ranworth who was living in Acle in 1597.


1. John Cobb,[146] probably born between 1610-1625 {From births of children}. Died 1667, Stokesby, Co Norfolk & estate administration granted 1667.[146] Married Hannah.[146] Hannah died c.1672/1673, Stokesby, Co Norfolk & her will probated 1672/1673.[146]

Children of John Cobb & Hannah:

i.
 
Ann Cob,[26] probably born between 1630-1645. Married John Baker, 24/6/1661, Stokesby With Herringby, Co Norfolk.[26]

ii.

John Cobb,[26] born 1640's. Married Elizabeth Trett, 4/4/1670, Stokesby With Herringby, Co Norfolk.[26]
Children: (a)
 
Maria Cobb, baptised 17/10/1669, Stokesby, Co Norfolk.[26]
(b)
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 23/11/1673, Stokesby, Co Norfolk.[26]
(c)
Maria Cobb, baptised 18/1/1674, Stokesby, Co Norfolk.[26]
(d)
Thomasina Cobb, baptised 30/4/1676, Stokesby, Co Norfolk.[26]
(e)
Thomazine Cobbe, baptised 5/11/1687, Garboldisham, Co Norfolk.[26]

iii.

Jana Cobb, born about 1660. Married Carolus Wiggett/Wiggot, 4/8/1684 or 8/4/1684, Stokesby With Herringby, Co Norfolk.[26]

iv.

Thomasina Cobb,[26] born around 1660. Married Thomas Slapp, 7/8/1680, Stokesby With Herringby, Co Norfolk.[26]



Far West Norfolk (King's Lynn Area)

1. Cobb families of Tilney & Wiggenhall, Co Norfolk (c.1620 to after 1800)
2. Cobb families of Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk (1700's-1800's)
3. Cobb's of Fincham, Co Norfolk (1500's-1600's, 1600's-1700's)
4. Cobb families of Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk (1500's-1700's, 1600's, 1700's)


Cobb families of Tilney & Wiggenhall, Co Norfolk (c.1620 to after 1800)

The various Tilney's and Wiggenhall's all lie within 5km of each other, about 5-10km south-west of Kings Lynn, about midway between Kings Lynn & Wisbech. The area lies within the Terrington Marsh. Parish records for Terrington, Wiggenhall's & Tilney's date back to the mid 1600's, with gaps. A David Cobbe died between 1519-1529, Tilney, Co Norfolk, leaving a will.[122] Possibly an ancestor of Robert who appears in Tilney in the early to mid 1600's. About 30 years later, an Adam Cobbe died 1556, Terrington, Co Norfolk, leaving a will.[122] Was he David's son? Earlier on 25/1/1493, William Cobbe de Wiggenhall, Robert Smith de Wiggenhall, Nicholas Warner de Terrington, Nicholas Smyth de Clenchwarton, Henry Smyth de Walpole & Nicholas Say de Tilney purchased from Peter Howson "1a. 1r. of land in Wiggenhall St German abutting land of prior and convent and drove described ... as drove of Wiggenhall St Peter and, in DCN 44/123/22B-D as common drove".[122] In 1584 William Cobbes of West Winch, about 2-3km north of Wiggenhall, died and left a will.[122] This suggests a possible lineage of William (alive 1493), father of David (d.1520's), father of Adam (d.1556), father of William (d.1584). This would imply two unknown generations between William and Robert, below.


1. Robert Cobb,[29] probably born between 1620-1635. Died 1702 & buried 30/11/1702, St Edmund, Downham Market, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Ursula Bull, 6/10/1656, St Margaret, Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Both previously unmarried.[29] Robert of Downham, Co Norfolk & Ursula of Tilney, Co Norfolk.[29]

Children of Robert Cobb & Ursula Bull:

i.
 
Robert Cobb Jr.[29] Died 1701/1702 & buried 20/1/1701-1702, St Edmund, Downham Market, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Jane.[29] Jane died 1711 & buried 12/7/1711, St Edmund, Downham Market, Co Norfolk.[29]
Children: (a)
 
John Cobb,[29] born 1680's. Married Mary Richardson, 8/2/1708-1709, St Margaret, Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Both previously unmarried.[29] John of Downham Market & Mary of Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]
Children: (a)
 
Elizabeth Cobb, born 24/1/1709-1710 & baptised 25/1/1709-1710, St Edmund, Downham Market, Co Norfolk.[29]
(b)
Ursula Cobb, born & baptised 6/9/1696, St Edmund, Downham Market, Co Norfolk.[29]
(c)
Elizabeth Cobb, born 24/11/1699 & baptised 28/11/1699, St Edmund, Downham Market, Co Norfolk.[29]
(d)
Rachel Cobb.[29] Died 1701 & buried 15/4/1701, St Edmund, Downham Market, Co Norfolk.[29]

ii.

Mary Cobb, baptised 10/4/1661, All Saints, Tilney, Co Norfolk.[29]




1. Unknown Cobb.

Children of Unknown Cobb:
*
i.
 
Francis Cobb,[115] probably born between 1640-1655 (from DOM).

ii.

William Cobb,[115,116] probably born between 1640-1655 (from DOM). Died & buried 1680, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] {Two entries for William Cobb buried 1680, one was an infant. The other was either a doubled entry or William Sr} Married Jane Harwick, 1676, Wiggenhall St Mary the Virgin, Co Norfolk.[116]
Children: (a)
 
William Cobb, baptised 1678, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] Died & buried 1680, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115]




1.1. Francis Cobb,[115] probably born between 1640-1655. Husbandman.[122] Died & buried 1707, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] Will probated 1707, Tilney cum Islington, Co Norfolk.[122] Married Margaret Winlosse, between 1670-1675 (last figure of date unreadable), Wiggenhall St Mary the Virgin, Co Norfolk.[116] Margaret died & buried 1723, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk (widow).[115]

Children of Francis Cobb & Margaret Winlosse:

i.
 
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 1675, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] Married John Myers, 1700, Wiggenhall St Mary the Virgin, Co Norfolk.[116]

ii.

William Cobb.[115] Died & buried 1680, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115]

iii.

Anne Cobb.[115] Died & buried 1681, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115]

iv.

Mary Cobb, baptised 1681, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] Married John Smith, 1705, Wiggenhall St Mary the Virgin, Co Norfolk.[116]
*
v.

William Cobb, baptised 1685, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115]
* vi.
Richard Cobb, baptised 1689, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115]




1.1.1. William Cobb, baptised 1685, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] Died & buried 1736, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] Married Sarah.[115] Sarah died & buried 1736, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk (widow).[115]

Children of William Cobb & Sarah:
*
i.
 
Francis Cobb, baptised 1710, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115]

ii.

William Cobb, baptised 1713, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] Died & buried 1720, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115]

iii.

Sarah Cobb, baptised 1715, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] Married Robert Wiseman, 1736, Wiggenhall St Mary the Virgin, Co Norfolk.[116]

iv.

Mary Cobb, baptised 1718, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] Married Richard Jewson/Jeuson, 1738, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115,117]

v.

William Cobb, baptised 1721, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] Died & buried 1732, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk (child).[115]

vi.
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 1723, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] Married Richard Johnson,[115] 12/7/1753, St Mary the Virgin, Gressenhall, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Both were previously unmarried & resided Tilney All Saints.[29] Married by licence.[29]
Children: (a)
 
William Johnson, baptised 28/1/1753, All Saints, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[29,115]

vii.
Margaret Cobb, baptised 1725, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] Died & buried 1745, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115]




1.1.2. Richard Cobb, baptised 1689, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] Farmer.[122] Died 1750, Tilney, & buried 1750, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115,118] Will probated 1750, Tilney St Lawrence, Co Norfolk.[122] Married Elizabeth[115,118] Ashly/Astley, 1/4/1717, All Saints, South Lynn, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Both were of Islington, Co Norfolk.[29] Elizabeth died 1751, Tilney, & buried 1750, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk (widow).[115,118]

Children of Richard Cobb & Elizabeth Astley:

i.
 
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 1717, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] Died & buried 1717, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115]

ii.

Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 1719, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] Married William Youngs, 22/9/1737, All Saints, South Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Both of Tilney.[29]
*
iii.

Richard Cobb, baptised 1720, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115]

iv.

Margaret Cobb,[29] born 1720's. Married William Hodson, 10/11/1747, All Saints, South Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]

v.

William of Upwell, Co Norfolk & Margaret of Tilney, Co Norfolk.[29]




1.1.1.1. Francis Cobb,[29] baptised 1710, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] Died & buried 1762, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] Will probated, 1762.[143] Married Sarah[29] Whitterich, 1732, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115,118] Sarah died & buried 1781, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] Will probated 1782.[143]

Children of Francis Cobb & Sarah Whitterich:

i.
 
William Cobb, baptised 1/3/1733-1734, St Peter, Wiggenhall St Peter, Co Norfolk.[29] Died & buried 1777, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] Married Frances Thornton, 1765, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115,117] Frances died & buried 1781, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115]

ii.

Sarah Cobb, baptised 13/5/1735, St Peter, Wiggenhall St Peter, Co Norfolk.[29]

iii.

Francis Cobb, baptised 24/9/1736, St Peter, Wiggenhall St Peter, Co Norfolk.[29] Died & buried 6/11/1736, St Peter, Wiggenhall St Peter, Co Norfolk.[29]

iv.

Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 1737/1738, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] Died & buried 4/3/1738, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk (inf).[29,115] {Burial also registered St Peter, Wiggenhall St Peter, Co Norfolk.[29]}

v.

Susan Cobb, baptised 18/3/1738-1739, St Margaret, Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]

vi.
Francis Cobb, baptised 1739, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115]

vii.
Elisabeth Cobb, baptised 1740, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] Died & buried 1741, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk (inf).[115]

viii.
Mary Cobb, baptised 1744, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] Married Godden Cousins, 1763, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115]

ix.
Susanna Cobb, baptised 1747, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115]

x.
Anne Cobb. Died & buried 1750, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] Died & buried 1750, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115]

xi.
Anne Cobb, baptised 1755, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115]

xii.
Christopher Cobb, baptised 1752/1753, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] Died & buried 1752/1753, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115]

xiii.
Michael Cobb, baptised 1754/1755, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] Married Jane Garner, 1782, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115,117]
Children: (a)
 
Mary Cobb, baptised 1782, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115]




1.1.2.1. Richard Cobb, baptised 1720, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115] Died c.1774.[122] Will probated 1774, Tilney St Lawrence, Co Norfolk.[122,143] Richard, of Tilney All Saints, was listed in the Norfolk Voting Registers for the Poll for Freebridge Marshland Hundred, 1768.[121] Married 1st Mary Thurston/Thornton, 11/10/1744, All Saints, South Lynn, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Both of Tilney, Co Norfolk.[29] Richard previously unmarried, Mary a widow.[29] Married 2nd Elizabeth Youngs, 1760, Tilney St Lawrence, Co Norfolk.[117] Elizabeth may have been the Elizabeth Cobb who married John Hallewell, 1781, Tilney St Lawrence, Co Norfolk.[117]

Children of Richard Cobb & Mary Thurston/Thornton:

i.
 
Mary Cobb, born 1740's. Died & buried 1743, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk (inf).[115]

ii.

Richard Cobb, born 1740's. Died & buried 1745, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk (inf).[115]

iii.

Elizabeth Cobb, born 1740's. Married Robert Button/Barber, 1767, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115,117]

iv.

Mary Cobb, born 1740's. Married James Organer, 1764, Tilney cum Islington, Wisbech District, Co Norfolk.[115,117]

v.

Richard Cobb,[29] born between 1745-1755. Died 1801 & buried 30/11/1801, All Saints, South Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Ann.[29] Ann born 1755, died 1819 & buried 30/6/1819, St Margaret, Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk (64yo).[29]
Children: (a)
 
Christiana Cobb, baptised 23/7/1776, All Saints, South Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Married James Hansell, 7/1/1798, St Margaret, Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Both illiterate, both residents of Kings Lynn & both previously unmarried.[29] Witnesses Christopher & Richard Cobb.[29]
(b)
Christopher Cobb,[29] born 1770's. Witness at sister's marriage (Christiana), 1798, Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Carpenter, 1816.[29] Married Alice Bevis, 2/11/1800, St Margaret, Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Both were previously unmarried, Alice of South Lynn & Christopher of Kings Lynn.[29] Witnesses were Robert & Charlotte Cobb {Christopher's cousin & sister}, Charlotte & Alice both illiterate (signed with mark).[29] Resided 1816, South Gate St. Haycock's Yard, South Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]
Children: (1)
 
Richard Cobb, baptised 27/4/1802, All Saints, South Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]
(2)
Robert Cobb, baptised 16/4/1804, All Saints, South Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1807 & buried 25/1/1807, All Saints, South Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]
(3)
Maria Cobb, baptised 30/10/1809, All Saints, South Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]
(4)
Cornelius Cobb, born 9/9/1816, baptised 10/9/1816, All Saints, South Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]
(c)
Richard Cobb,[29] born before 1780. Witness at sister's marriage (Christiana), 1798, Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]
(d)
Charlotte Cobb, baptised 1/10/1779, St Margaret, Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Witness at brother's marriage (Christopher), 1800, Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Daniel Yeates, 5/7/1801, St Margaret, Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk.[26]

vi.
Christopher Cobb, born 1751.[29] Died 1815 & buried 8/3/1815, St Nicholas, Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk (64yo).[29] Burial also registered St Margaret, Kings Lynn, same date.[29] Will probated 1815.[143] Carpenter.[29] Witness, 1792, at marriage of Samuel Hipkin & Elizabeth Eldredge, St Margaret, Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Witness, 1794, at marriage of Thomas Cozens & Mary Jackson, St Margaret, Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Witness, 1794, at marriage of John Pollard & Ann Sound, St Margaret, Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Witness, 1794, at marriage of John Willblead & Frances Ewen, St Margaret, Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Catharine Day, 10/10/1777, St Margaret, Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Both were residents of Kings Lynn & previously unmarried.[29] Catherine illiterate.[29] Witnesses were Elizabeth Meadows & John Marriott.[29] Catharine died 1781 & buried 22/11/1781, St Nicholas, Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Resided 1815, Norfolk Street, Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]
Children: (a)
 
Robert Cobb, baptised 22/11/1779, St Nicholas, Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Died c.1849 & will probated, 1849, for Robert Cobb of Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk.[196] Married Hester Twaits, 19/11/1804, St Nicholas, Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk.[26]
(b)
Catharine Cobb, baptised 22/11/1781, St Nicholas, Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1781 & buried 7/12/1781, St Nicholas, Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]



Cobb families of Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk (1700's-1800's)

Terrington St Clement is a few km's north of Tilney cum Islington & Wiggenhall, all of which lie in the Terrington Marsh area. John, born c.1760, named a son Francis and may be connected with the Tilney-Wiggenhall Cobb's. The identity of the other John Cobb is unknown. Terrington St Clement is about 5km west of Kings Lynn which is another possible source for one or both of the John's below. Surviving parish records for Terrington date back to the mid 1600's, hence the two John's, who appear there in the 1780's, are not native to Terrington since there are no earlier references to Cobb's in Terrington St Clement, apart from the marriage of a Mary Cobb in the 1720's. It is possible that the death's for the two John's are the wrong way around, that is John who married Sarah Marshall died 1812. Supporting the assignment of deaths to the two John's, as given below, is that John (1762-1802) would have been 18yo when a John married Ann Walker. Possible, but less likely than the later marriage to Sarah in 1783. The older John is probably (speculative) the son of the Sarah (presumably a widow else she would not have had a will) who died Terrington in 1783.


1. Unknown Cobb. Died before 1783. Married Sarah.[122] Sarah died c.1783. Will probated 1783, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[122]

Children of Unknown Cobb & Sarah:

i.
 
John Cobb,[26,29] probably born 1750's. Died c.1812.[122] Will dated 1812, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[122] Married 1st Ann[26,29] Walker, 1780, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[120] Ann died 1786 & buried 14/6/1786, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[29] Married 2nd Catherine Freak, 27/8/1786, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[29,120] Both were previously married.[29] Witnesses Robert Fuller & John Ockley.[29] Catherine was a witness, 1789, at the marriage of William Bell & Elizabeth Brookes, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[29] Catherine was a witness, 1791, at the marriage of John Motby & Edney Shales, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[29] Catherine was a witness, 1793, at the marriage of John Bunting & Susannah Jillings, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[29] Catherine married 3rd Richard Hammond, 1813, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[120]
Children: (a)
 
Frances Cobb. Died 1784 & buried 19/1/1784, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[29]
(b)
Mary Cobb. Died 1785 & buried 13/1/1785, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[29]
(c)
Sarah Cobb, born 9/5/1786 & baptised 9/5/1786, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Died 1787 & buried 8/1/1787, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[29]




1. John Cobb,[26,29] born 1762.[29,119] Blacksmith.[29,120] Died 1802 & buried 24/9/1802, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk (40yo).[29,120] Married Sarah Marshall,[26,29] 1783, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[119,120]

Children of John Cobb & Sarah Marshall:

i.
 
John Cobb, born 6/8/1784, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[26,29,119]

ii.

James Cobb, born 1786, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk,[119] baptised 14/12/1786, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[29]

iii.

Francis Cobb, born 14/12/1786,[29,119] & baptised 14/12/1786, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Married Elizabeth Easton, 1812, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[120]

iv.

Frances Cobb, baptised 22/4/1791, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[29]

v.

Edward Cobb, born 1794, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk,[26,119] baptised 24/9/1802, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[29,120] Died c.1851.[122] Will probated 1851, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[122] Married Elizabeth Rockley, 23/7/1818, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[26,120]

vi.
Elizabeth Cobb, born 1796, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk,[26,119] baptised 24/9/1802, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[29,120] Married Lister Nailor, 14/5/1818, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[26,120]

vii.
Mary Cobb, born 1798, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk,[26,119] baptised 24/9/1802, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[29,120] Married William Johnson,[119] 1821, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[120] Resided 1851, Holbeach Bank, Co Lincolnshire.[119]

viii.
Marshall Cobb, baptised 20/12/1801, Terrington St Clement, Co Norfolk.[29,120]



Cobb families of Fincham, Co Norfolk (1500's-1600's, 1600's-1700's)

Whilst the Cobb's of Sandringham onwed land in Fincham in the 1400's, there is no strong evidence to suggest any connection between the two families. Fincham is 23km due south of Sandringham & about 8km north-east of Downham Market. The fornames Edmond & Martin occur in both the Sandringham & Fincham Cobb's, however in the later case the name could have easily come from the name of the parish church - St Martin's. The Fincham Cobb's were also consistently referred to as yeomen. Of course, it is not implausible that a younger son of the Sandringham Cobbe's became a "gentleman farmer" and his son a "mere" yeoman. The earliest of the Sandringham Martin's was a contemporary of Martin Cobb of Fincham, but was named after his mother, Isabella Martin. Hence, despite the geographical proximity, I suspect the common fornames between the Fincham & Sandringham Cobb's is merely coincidence. It is possible that Robert (d.1550) was the father of Martin, Edmund, Jane and John (d.1582). I have gone with John being the earliest generation (rather than Robert) since the name Robert does not reappear in this family, which one would normally have expected if he was the father (as distinct from a younger brother). Fincham Farm is between Great Massingham & Weasenham St Peter, about 14km south-east of Sandringham & 22km north-east of the village Fincham. A check of neighbouring villages & parishes has failed to show any sign of Cobb's contemporary to the family below, although whether that is due to incomplete records or the absence of Cobb's is unknown.

Probably part of this family, although placement unknown, is the Henry Cobb, married to Mildred, who hanged himself in 1644: In 1644, "Mildred Cobbe the wife of Henry Cobbe was buryed the 16th of May anno predicto."[179] From the Court Rolls of the Manor, relating to her husband: "1644, felo de se. the presentment of the jury is that Henry Cobb, a free tenant of this manor, since the last court, not having the fear of God before his eyes, but instigated by a diabolical temptation, hanged himself at Fincham."[179]


1. John Cobb,[178] born before 1505. Yeoman.[178] Died c.1582 & will probated 1582, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[178] Married unknown.

Children of John Cobb:
*
i.
 
Martin Cobb,[178] born before 1525.

ii.

Robert Cobbe, born before 1530.[178] Died c.1550 & will probated 1550, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[178]

iii.

Edmund Cobb,[26] born before 1538. Married Agnes Rekes, 26/6/1558, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[26] Agnes was possibly the Agnes Cobbe, widow, of Bircham Tofts, Co Norfolk, who died c.1602, leaving a will probated 1602 & a probate inventory published the same year.[201]

iv.

Jane Cobb,[26] born before 1540. Married William Bloke, 5/2/1557, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[26]




1.1. Martin Cobb,[178] born before 1525. Yeoman 1582,1599.[178] Died c.1599 & Probate inventory for Martyn Cobbe, senior, of St Martin, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[178] A Grant of Administration was made for Martin's estate, 1599, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[178] Dated 24/3/1582, an Indenture, Bargain and Sale between Charles Cornwallyes of Fyncham, Esquire, and Marten Cobb of the same, yeoman, for an estate in Fincham.[178] Dated 16/4/1585, a Deed of Feoffment between John Lynne of Swaffam, cordinar [cordwainer?], to Martin Cobb of Fincham, re a messuage builded and land in Fincham.[178] Married Agnes Ashwell, 22/11/1545, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[26]

Children of Martin Cobb & Agnes Ashwell:
*
i.
 
John Cobb,[178] born between 1545-1555. {DOB range from his parents marriage & his own marriage}

ii.

Alice Cobbe,[26] born between 1545-1555 {DOB range from parents marriage & her own marriage}. Married Rouse Clemons, 23/11/1575, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[26]

iii.

Jane Cobb,[26] born before 1565. Married William Watson, 12/6/1580, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[26]
*
iv.

Martin Cobb,[26,178] born before 1565. Died before 1607-1609 (widow left a will).[178]




1.1.1. John Cobb,[26,178] born between 1545-1555. Yeoman.[178] Died c.1618 & will probated 1618, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[178] Dated 21/1/1605, an Indenture-Assignment between William Guybon of Watlyngton, gent., and John Cobb of Fyncham, yeoman and Thomas Thurston of Fyncham, yeoman, re land in Fincham.[177,178] Married 1st Margaret Watson, 20/6/1574, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[26] Married 2nd Margaret Harvey (Harvye), 10/7/1575, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[26]

Children of John Cobb & Margaret:

i.
 
Thomas Cobb,[26] probably born between 1575-1585 {May be a son of Martin or John, however since he was probably born around 1583, John, the older brother, is more likely his father} Died c.1660 & will probated 1660, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[178] Married Margaret Hobart, 5/7/1607, St Martin, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[26]
Children: (a)
 
Thomas Cobb, born between 1607-1625 {Possible son} Died c.1670 & will probated 1670, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[178] Married Alice.[178] Alice died c.1672 & her will probated 1672, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[178]
Children: (1)
 
Alice Cobb, born before 1655.[26] Married Francis Bland, 6/10/1673, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[26]
(2)
Catherine Cobb, born before 1650.[26] {possible child, note Margaret married Samuel Holman} Married Matthew Holman, 1/5/1671, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[26]
(3)
Margaret Cobb, born before 1650.[26] {possible child, named after grandmother} Married Samuel Holman, 23/7/1672, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[26]
(b)
Winifred Cobb, born before 1615.[26] {Possible child. Likely too old to be Martin's} Married Richard Wilkinson, 1/5/1634, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[26]
(c)
Elizabeth Cobb, born before 1616.[26] {Possible child. Likely too old to be Martin's} Married Thomas Meriweather, 26/5/1636, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[26]
(d)
John Cobb, born before 1625.[26] {Possible child, named after grandfather} Married Frances Figg, 2/11/1648, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[26]




1.1.2. Martin Cobb,[26,178] born before 1565. Died before 1607-1609 (widow left a will).[178] Married Cecily[178] Thurston, 20/6/1583, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[26] Cecily died c.1608 & her will probated 1607-1608, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[178]

Children of Martin Cobb & Cecily Thurston:

i.
 
Richard Cobb,[26] probably born between 1580-1595. {May be a son of Martin or John, however since he was probably born around 1590, Martin, the younger brother, is more likely his father} Died c.1649 & will probated 1649, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[178] Married Joan Sharp, 8/10/1615, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[26]
Children: (a)
 
Ann Cobbe, born before 1620.[26] {Possible child - may be John Richard's or Thomas'Married Thomas Sherland, 1/5/1640, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[26]
(b)
Martin Cobbe, born before 1620.[26] {Possible child - may be John Richard's or Thomas'} Married Elizabeth Baldericke, 25/3/1642, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[26]
(c)
William Cobb, born before 1620.[26] {Possible child - may be John Richard's or Thomas'} Married Mary Robinson, 3/2/1643, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[26]

ii.

Anthony Cobb,[26] probably born between 1585-1600. {May be a son of Martin or John, however since he was probably born in the 1590's, Martin, the younger brother, is more likely his father} Married Sarah (last name not recorded), 4/10/1619, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[26]



Marmaduke died at Fincham. Whether he is related to the earlier Cobb's of Fincham is unknown. The earliest references to Marmaduke come from the IGI and possibly places him in Middleton. John, Mary & Elizabeth are possible children of Marmaduke, however they could belong to the earlier Fincham Cobb's, however there are no parents in that chart who would have still likely to have children as late as 1670 so that would imply an unknown male marrying and having children in the 1660's. John married to Frances would be the most feasable known candidate, but he married 1648, some 10-15 years before John, below, was likely born, and around 20 years before Elizabeth, below, was born. A John Jr would have likely have been one of the firstborn sons (viz traditional naming patterns) and a child around 1670 is likely too recent (Frances would have been in her late 40's). More likely they were the children of Marmaduke who settled in Fincham by the 1680's, if not sooner. Marmaduke may have been a son of Richard or Thomas of Fincham, however if that was the case, why did Marmaduke not name a son Thomas or Richard, nor a known grandson?


1. Marmaduke Cobb,[26,29] possibly born between 1625-1635. Died c.1691, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[178] Probate inventory published 1690-1692, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[178] Married Elizabeth Gold, 1/3/1654, Middleton, Co Norfolk.[26] {Location of marriage may be questionable} Elizabeth possibly from Gaydon, Warwickshire.[26] {Could this actually be Gayton, Co Norfolk, which is near Middleton?}

Children of Marmaduke Cobb & Elizabeth Gold:

i.
 
Catherine Cobb, baptised 16/6/1655, Middleton, Co Norfolk.[26] {Location is questionable}

ii.

Beatrice Cobb, baptised (19 or 29)/6/1657, Middleton, Co Norfolk.[26] {Location is questionable}

iii.

Mildred Cob, baptised 25/11/1657, St Nicholas, Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]

iv.

Gwendolyn Cobb, baptised 6/10/1660, Middleton, Co Norfolk.[26] {Location is questionable}

v.

John Cobb,[26,29] probably born 1660's. {possible child} Died 1708 & buried 29/5/1708, St Martin with St Michael, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[29] Administration was granted for his estate, 1706-1709, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[178] Married Mary[29] Broughton, 5/7/1687, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[26]
Children: (a)
 
Anne Cobb,[26] born 1687-1690. Married Edmond Cook, 23/6/1709, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[26]
(b)
Theodosia Cobb, baptised 12/8/1692, St Martin with St Michael, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(c)
Mary Cobb,[29] born between 1687-1695. Died 1695 & buried 27/11/1695, St Martin with St Michael, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(d)
Elizabeth Cobb,[29] born between 1687-1705. Died 1705/1716 & buried 9/1/1705-1706, St Martin with St Michael, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[29]

vi.
Mary Cobb,[26] probably born 1660's. {possible child} Married John Sutton, 7/8/1685, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[26]

vii.
Elizabeth Cobb,[26] probably born 1660's. {possible child} Married John Stringer, 2/11/1691, Fincham, Co Norfolk.[26]



Cobb families of Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk (1500's-1700's, 1600's)

The various Kings Lynn parishes are poorly covered in the IGI. None of the PR's are actually indexed in the IGI prior to the late 1700's and even then they're independent churches. Some Kings Lynn records are included in the IGI from secondary sources. This all makes analysing the BMD's from Kings Lynn difficult. Kings Lynn comprises the parishes of St Nicholas & St Margaret in Kings Lynn proper and also North Lynn, South Lynn & West Lynn (St Nicholas & St Margaret comprise what would be "East Lynn"). There appear to be several families in Lynn which peter out by the mid 1700's. All but a couple of BMD events after 1750 can be attributed to a family group that moved to Lynn from Tilney, to the west of Lynn. Records for South Lynn in the IGI are in a similar state as for St Nicholas & St Margaret, there are no Cobb BMD events recorded from West or North Lynn in the IGI. The limited coverage in the IGI for the Lynn area is somewhat alievated by a sizable number of events from FreePR, although how comprehensive this source is is unknown.

Available records for Lynn prior to the 1650's are very scattered and it is not possible to certain about any connections. Consequently the first few generations must be viewed as speculative. From the common forenames in this family, Unknown is likely John Cobb.


1. William Cobb,[29] born before 1545. Married unknown.

Children of William Cobb:

i.
 
James Cobb, baptised 11/2/1565-1566, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]
*
ii.

William Cobb, baptised 11/2/1565-1566, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]

iii.

Elizabeth Cobb,[29] probably born 1570-1580. Married Robart Griffen, 11/7/1602, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]

iv.

Mary Cobb,[29] probably born 1580-1590. Married John Lotfus, 1/8/1611, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]




1.1. William Cobb, baptised 11/2/1565-1566, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Died early 1620's. Married Alice.[29] Alice married 2nd Thomas Goddard, 18/11/1624, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]

Children of William Cobb & Alice:

i.
 
Ann Cobb,[29] born between 1595-1610 {probably c.1605}. Married William {surname not given}, 16/5/1625, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]
*
ii.

John Cobb,[29] born between 1600-1615 {probably c.1610}.

iii.

Margaret Cobb,[29] born between 1615-1620 {probably c.1615}. Married Peter Mansfield, 13/9/1637, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]

iv.

Thomas Cobbe.[29] Died 1633 & buried 29/11/1633, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] {Possible son}

v.

William Cobb,[196] Died c.1676, Kings Lynn, Co Norfolk & Grant of Administration, 1676.[196]




1.1.1. John Cobb,[29] born between 1600-1615. {assuming no more than 80yo when died and at least 20yo when married} John Cobb Sr died 1680 & buried 17/5/1680, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Marie Riches, 18/11/1635, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Probably the Mary Cob who died 1689 & buried 28/5/1689, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]

Children of John Cobb & Mary Riches:
*
i.
 
John Cobbe,[29] probably born between 1640-1650.
*
ii.

William Cobbe,[29] probably born between 1640-1650.

iii.

Alice Cobb,[29] probably born between 1640-1650 Married Humphrey Johnson {1st name uncertain}, 13/11/1668, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Both previously unmarried.[29]

iv.

Margaret Cobbe, baptised 29/10/1654, St Nicholas, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]




1.1.1.1. John Cobbe,[29] probably born between 1640-1650. John Cobb Jr died 1680 & buried 12/5/1680, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Alice.[29] Alice died 1674 & buried 28/11/1674, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Grant of Administration was appointed for Alice Cobb of Kings Lynn in 1676.[196] Married 2nd Elizabeth Herring, 15/4/1675, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] John was a widower & Elizabeth a widow.[29] Elizabeth died 1688 & buried 28/6/1688, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Resided 1673, Hollbridge, Co Norfolk.[29]

Children of John Cobb & Alice:

i.
 
Alice Cobbe.[29] Died 1673 & buried 18/6/1673, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]

ii.

John Cobbe, baptised 11/10/1667, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1667 & buried 13/10/1667, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]

iii.

Mary Cobbe, baptised 12/9/1669, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]

iv.

John Cobbe, baptised 7/8/1670, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]

v.

Margaret Cobbe, baptised 24/9/1671, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]

vi.
John Cobbe, baptised 23/11/1673, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1674 & buried 7/4/1674, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]

Children of John Cobb & Elizabeth Herring:

i.
 
John Cobbe, baptised 4/4/1675, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]

ii.

Alice Cobbe, baptised 20/5/1677, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1680 & buried 13/4/1680, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]

iii.

Elizabeth Cobbe, baptised 4/3/1679-1680, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1680 & buried 12/8/1680, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk, (d/o John, deceased).[29]

iv.

William Cobbe, baptised 4/3/1679-1680, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1740 & buried 25/5/1740, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Grant of Administration for William Cobb of Kings Lynn, 1740.[196] Married Mary, before 1708.[29] Mary died 1738 & buried 10/10/1738, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Married 2nd Elizabeth Paul, 4/4/1739, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Both were of Kings Lynn & previously married.[29] Elizabeth died 1746/1747 & buried 17/3/1746-1747, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]
Children: (a)
 
William Cobbe.[29] Died 1711 & buried 3/9/1711, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]
(b)
John Cobbe, baptised 29/12/1708, St Nicholas, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1771 & buried 25/11/1771, All Saints, South Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Grant of Administration for John Cobb of Kings Lynn, 1771.[196] Married Elizabeth.[29] Elizabeth died 1775 & buried 2/2/1775, St Nicholas, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]
(c)
Mary Cobb, baptised 18/12/1712, St Nicholas, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[26,29]
(d)
William Cobbe.[29] Died 1716 & buried 3/5/1716, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]
(e)
Elizabeth Cobbe, baptised 2/10/1718, St Nicholas, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1720 & buried 24/5/1720, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]




1.1.1.2. William Cobbe,[29] probably born between 1640-1650. Died 1683 & buried 27/8/1683, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Married 1st Frances Pike, 24/10/1669, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] William was previously unmarried ad Frances a widow.[29] Frances died 1679 & buried 31/8/1679, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Married 2nd Elizabeth Middleton, 23/10/1679, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] William a widower & Elizabeth previously unmarried.[29] Elizabeth married 2nd George Miles, 5/6/1684, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]

Children of William Cobbe & Frances Pike:

i.
 
Mary Cobbe.[29] Died 1672/1673 & buried 25/1/1672-1673, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]

ii.

Joseph Cobbe.[29] Died 1672/1673 & buried 25/1/1672-1673, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]

iii.

Frances Cobbe, baptised 21/6/1674, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Married William Farthing, 12/10/1701, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Both previously unmarried.[29]

iv.

Mary Cobbe, baptised 21/3/1677-1678, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1678 & buried 8/9/1678, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]

Children of William Cobbe & Elizabeth Middleton:

i.
 
William Cobbe, baptised 12/12/1680, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]

ii.

Mary Cobbe, baptised 29/1/1681-1682, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Robert Locus, 21/6/1702, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Both previously unmarried.[29]



Thomas & Jonas (or James) appear to be brothers, if only because both named daughters Ellen, a name which does not otherwise occur with Cobb's in the region. Jonas also named a son Thomas. Thomas was from Ely (on the border between Norfolk & Cambridgeshire) prior to settling in Kings Lynn.


1. Unknown Cobb, born before 1610. {Thomas & Jonas/James are likely siblings since they both have a daughter named Ellen, a name which does not otherwise appear with Cobb's in the region}

Children of Unknown Cobb:

i.
 
Thomas Cobb,[29] probably born between 1620-1630. Married Sarah Cooke, 22/4/1650, All Saints, South Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Thomas previously unmarried, Sarah a widow.[29] Thomas of Ely, Co Norfolk/Cambridgeshire.[29] Resided 1651, Ely, Co Norfolk/Cambridgeshire.[29]
Children: (a)
 
Sarah Cobb, baptised 2/6/1651, All Saints, South Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1681/1682 & buried 20/3/1681-1682, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]
(b)
Ellen Cobb, baptised 18/12/1653, St Nicholas, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]
(c)
Barbara Cobb, baptised 20/3/1658-1659, St Nicholas, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]
(d)
Nathaniel Cobb, baptised 9/1660, St Nicholas, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]
(e)
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 28/8/1664, St Nicholas, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]
(f)
Thomas Cobb, baptised 7/4/1672, St Nicholas, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]

ii.

Jonas Cobb (also listed as James),[29] probably born between 1620-1635. Married unknown.
Children: (a)
 
Thomas Cob, baptised 8/1/1657-1658, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]
(b)
Jonas Cob.[29] Died 1661 & buried 11/9/1661, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]
(c)
Mary Cobb, baptised 20/2/1662-1663, St Nicholas, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]
(d)
Ellen Cobb, baptised 6/4/1665, St Nicholas, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1667 & buried 19/7/1667, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]
(e)
John Cobb, baptised 7/12/1667, St Nicholas, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]



The forname Daniel does not otherwise appear. The family arrived in Lynn in the late 1600's and had vanished by the early 1700's.


1. Daniel Cobb,[29] probably born between 1650-1660. Married Eliza.[29] Eliza died 1682 & buried 7/5/1682, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Married 2nd Ann Mears, 20/7/1682, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29] Daniel a widower, Ann previously unmarried.[29]

Children of Daniel Cobb & Ann Mears:

i.
 
Daniel Cobb,[29] probably born between 1680-1690. Married Sarah Cooke, 4/8/1710, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Both previously unmarried.[29]
Children: (a)
 
Daniel Cobbe, baptised 9/11/1710, St Nicholas, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]
(b)
William Cobb, baptised 17/8/1712, St Nicholas, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]
(c)
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 2/11/1714, St Nicholas, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]

ii.

Mary Cobb, baptised 20/5/1683, St Nicholas, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[26,29]

iii.

Timothy Cobb, baptised 22/7/1684, St Nicholas, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]

iv.

Samuel Cobb, baptised 16/5/1686, St Nicholas, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]

v.

Catherine Cobb, baptised 4/4/1688, St Nicholas, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[26,29]

vi.
William Cobb, baptised 1/4/1695, St Margaret, King's Lynn, Co Norfolk.[29]



North & West Norfolk (East Dereham area)

1. Cobb's of Great Ryburgh & thence Norwich, Co Norfolk (1600's-1700's)
2. Cobb's of East Dereham, Co Norfolk (c.1630's-1800's)
3. Cobb's of Hoe, Litcham & Bittering (c.1730-1800's)
4. Cobb's of West & East Bradenham, Co Norfolk (c.1620-1780's)
5. Cobb's of Elsing & thence Norwich, Co Norfolk (c.1570-1730's)

Benjamin & Nathaniel, uncle & nephew, appear together Norwich in the 1660's & 1670's. Great Ryburgh is in the north-central part of Norfolk, a few km south-east of Fakenham and about 15km north of East Dereham.

Cobb's of Great Ryburgh & thence Norwich, Co Norfolk (1580's-1700's)


1. Benjamin Cobb.[28] Died 1661 & buried 20/9/1661, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28] Married Margaret Plaford, 28/1/1616-1617, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28] Margaret died 1657 & buried 10/12/1657, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28,144]

Children of Benjamin Cobb & Margaret Plaford:

i.
 
Benjamin Cobb, baptised 6/1/1616-1617, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28]

ii.

Nicholas Cobbe, baptised 1/3/1617-1618, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28] Married Margaret Aeres, 11/11/1650, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28]
*
iii.

Vincent Cobbe, baptised 24/7/1620, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28] {Father listed as Benett}

iv.

Elizabeth Cobbe, baptised 23/2/1622-1623, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28]

v.

Robert Cobb, baptised 17/7/1626, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28] {Listed as Robart} Died 1633 & buried 22/7/1633, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28]

vi.
Anne Cobbe, baptised 8/11/1628, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28]
*
vii.
Nathaniel Cobe, baptised 4/9/1631, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28]

viii.
Jane Cobe, baptised 17/8/1634, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28]




1.1. Vincent Cobbe, baptised 24/7/1620, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28] {Father listed as Benett} Died 1678/1679 & buried 21/3/1678-1679, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28,144] Married 1st Ann.[28] Ann died 1657 & buried 10/8/1657, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28,144] Married 2nd Mary,[28] about 1660. Married 3rd Elizabeth {last name unreadable}, 30/6/1670, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28]

Children of Vincent Cobb & Ann:

i.
 
Elizabeth Cobbe, baptised 9/1644, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28] {Father not listed on baptism but listed on burial} Died 1662 & buried 23/6/1662, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28]
*
ii.

Benjamin Cobbe, baptised 15/11/1645, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28] {Father not listed but presumably Vincent, the only Cobb having children in Gt Ryburgh at the time}

iii.

John Cobbe, baptised 10/4/1647, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28] {Father not listed but presumably Vincent, the only Cobb having children in Gt Ryburgh at the time}

iv.

Anne Cobbe, baptised 22/10/1648, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28]

v.

Vincent Cobbe, baptised 1650, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28] Died 1658 & buried 6/6/1658, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28,144]

vi.
William Cobbe, baptised 3/6/1655, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28] Tailor, 1715.[28] Died 1715 & buried 6/7/1715, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28,144] Married 1st Ann James, 25/10/1680, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28] Ann died 1700 & buried 8/10/1700, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28,144] {Ann listed as "widow", if this is correct, the following marriage is to an unknown son, William Jr} Married 2nd Margaret Sand, 21/1/1700-1701, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28] {This could be a marriage for an unknown son, William Jr, however note William's 1st wife died a few months earlier & there're no entries in the Gt Ryburgh for any children} Margaret died 1717 & buried 14/6/1717, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk (widow).[28,144]
Children: (a)
 
William Cob, born 21/5/1705, baptised 20/6/1705, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28] Died 1705 & buried 3/9/1705, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28,144]

Children of Vincent Cobb & Mary:

i.
 
Martin Cobbe, baptised 1661, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28]

ii.

Henry Cobbe, baptised 1662/1663, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28]

iii.

Edmund Cobbe, baptised 1/5/1664, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28]

iv.

female Cobb, baptised 1665, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28]




1.2. Nathaniel Cobb,[26] baptised 4/9/1631, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28] Married Jane Easter.[28]

Children of Nathaniel Cobb & Jane Easter:

i.
 
Joana Cobes, baptised 6/4/1655, Saint John Timberhill, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]

ii.

James Cobes, baptised 28/7/1656, Saint John Timberhill, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26] Married Grace.[26]
Children: (a)
 
James Cobb, baptised 11/2/1688, Saint Peter Mancroft, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]
(b)
Charles Cobb, baptised 10/12/1689, Saint Peter Mancroft, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]

iii.

Ann Cobb, baptised 10/1664, St Michaels Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[18] Married Hicklin Burrows, 25/12/1688, St Michael Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]

iv.

Margaret Cobb, baptised 7/12/1666, St Lawrence, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[19] Married John Pullham, 10/9/1691, St Michael Cosleny, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]

v.

Benjamin Cobb, baptised 10/1/1669, St Lawrence, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[19] Died c.1713, Hindolveston, Co Norfolk & will probated 1713.[197] Yeoman.[197] Married unknown.
Children: (a)
 
Benjamin Cobb,[29,197] probably born between 1690-1700 {from DOB's of children. Presumed son of Benjamin Sr since Ben Jr died in the same village, 15-30 years after Ben Sr's death there}. Died between 1729-1742, Hindolveston, Co Norfolk & will probated 1729-1742.[197] worsted weaver.[197] Married Elizabeth.[29]
Children: (1)
 
Tabitha Cob, baptised 12/4/1722, St George, Hindolveston, Co Norfolk.[29]
(2)
Joseph Cob, baptised 14/5/1723, St George, Hindolveston, Co Norfolk.[29]
(3)
Benjamin Cob, born 14/8/1724, baptised 5/11/1724, St George, Hindolveston, Co Norfolk.[29]
(4)
James Cob, baptised 5/3/1726-1727, St George, Hindolveston, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1727/1728 & buried 11/1/1727-1728, St George, Hindolveston, Co Norfolk (inf).[29]
(5)
Mary Cob.[29] Died 1727/1728 & buried 4/1/1727-1728, St George, Hindolveston, Co Norfolk (inf).[29]

vi.
Jane Cobb, baptised 1/7/1675, St Lawrence, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[19] Married James Rickee, 15/2/1701, St Michael Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]

vii.
Nathaniel Cobb,[26] born before 1685. {Possible son or nephew} Married Easter Bradford, 25/12/1704, Saint Julian, Norwich, Norfolk.[26]
Children: (a)
 
Nathaniel Cobb,[26] born between 1704-1715. {Possible son} Married Elizabeth Blyth, 25/11/1734, St John De Sepulchre, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]




1.1.1. Benjamin Cobbe,[18] baptised 15/11/1645, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, Co Norfolk.[28] Married Christian.[18]

Children of Benjamin Cobb & Christian:

i.
 
Ann Cobb, baptised 18/5/1671, St Mary Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[18] Died before 1686.

ii.

Ann Cobb, baptised 31/8/1673, St Michael Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[18] Died before 1686.

iii.

Benjamin Cobb, baptised 27/8/1676, St Michael Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[18] Married Emma.[18]
Children: (a)
 
James Cobb,[26] born about 1700. {Possible son - was in Coslany & named his 2nd son Benjamin. 1st was named James, after himself} Married Mary Gardiner, 6/12/1726, St Gregory, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]
Children: (1)
 
James Cobb, baptised 27/10/1727, St Michael Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]
(2)
Benjamin Cobb, borrn 7/10/1728, baptised 9/10/1728, St Michael Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]
(3)
Mary Cobb, baptised 19/11/1729, St Michael Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]
(4)
Edmond Cobb, baptised 28/11/1730, St Michael Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]
(b)
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 13/6/1709, St Michaels Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[18]

iv.

John Cobb, baptised 12/5/1678, St Michael Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[18] Died 16/5/1678, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[18]

v.

Christian Cobb, baptised 18/4/1680, St Michael Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[18]

vi.
Ann Cobb, baptised 11/10/1686 or 1687, St Mary Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[18] Died before 1692.

vii.
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 28/5/1688, St Michael Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[18]

viii.
Jane Cobb, baptised 28/5/1688, St Michael Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[18]

ix.
Ann Cobb, baptised 2/5/1692, St Michael Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[18] Buried 9/7/1692, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[18]



Cobb's of East Dereham, Co Norfolk (c.1630's-1800's)

East Dereham (or just Dereham) is one of the major towns of Norfolk and is about 25km west of Norwich. Mattishall is about 5km east of East Dereham. The earliest record in East Dereham was the will of Thomas Cobbe of East Dereham, dated 1/10/1497.[182]


1. Robert Cobb.[26] Died 1684 & buried 31/12/1684, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[144] Married Margaret Cateborue/Catebowe, 21/9/1659, East Somerton, Co Norfolk.[26] Margaret died 1684 & buried 10/1/1684, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[144]

Children of Robert Cobb & Margaret Catebowe:
*
i.
 
John Cobb,[143,144] probably born between 1660-1665. {Possible son - not many Cobb's listed in the early East Dereham BMD records, wills or burial records}

ii.

Susan Cobbs,[26,143] probably born between 1660-1670. {Possible childMarried Edmond Johnson, 6/2/1686, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[26,143]




1.1. John Cobb,[143,144] probably born between 1660-1665. Died 1707 & buried 20/1/1707, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[144] Married 1st Mary.[143] Mary presumably the "wife Cobb" who died 1687/1688 & buried 7/1/1687-1688, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[144] {Probably died from complications from childbirth as an un-named child was buried 2 days before} Married 2nd Ann Capps, 1687/1688, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[143] Either Ann or her daughter (Ann, bapt.1696) died 1706 & buried 2/12/1706, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[144]

Children of John Cobb & Mary:

i.
 
son Cobbs.[144] Died 1685 & buried 21/6/1685, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[144]

ii.

Sarah Cobb, baptised 15/10/1686, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[143] {d/o Mary}

iii.
child Cobb.[144] Died 1687/1688 & buried 5/1/1687-1688, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[144] {Either stillborn or died within a few days of birth. The mother was buried 2 days later.[144]}

Children of John Cobb & Ann:

i.
 
Mary Cobb, baptised 28/6/1691, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[143] Died 1694 & buried 27/5/1694, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[144]

ii.

Ann Cobb, baptised 29/4/1696, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[143] {d/o Ann} Either Ann or her mother died 1706 & buried 2/12/1706, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[144]
*
iii.

James Cobbs,[144] probably born 1690's. {Possible son. Named a son, Edmond, presumably after his uncle, Edmond Johnson}




1.1.1. James Cobbs,[144] probably born 1690's. Died 1761 & buried 18/7/1761, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[144] Married Sarah.[144] Sarah died 1763 & buried 10/5/1763, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[144] {Note the children given for James & Sarah are speculative. James & Sarah were the only Cobb's in East Dereham at the time they would have been born, however it is possible the children listed below were strays from elsewhere}

Children of James Cobb & Sarah:
*
i.
 
James Cobb,[26,29,143] probably born between 1720-1740.

ii.

William Cobb,[26,115,133] probably born between 1720-1740. {Possible son, however William does not otherwise occur in this family group} Married Jane Coleman, 2/12/1761, All Saints, Mattishall, Co Norfolk.[26,29,115,133] Jane married 2nd William Stewart, 5/1/1778, St Peter, Mattishall Burgh, Co Norfolk.[29] Jane was a widow & witnesses were Elizabeth Cooke & William Rix.[29]
Children: (a)
 
Henry Cobb, baptised 8/5/1763, All Saints, Mattishall, Co Norfolk.[29,133] Died 1763 and buried 17/5/1763, All Saints, Mattishall, Co Norfolk.[144]
(b)
Jane Cobb, baptised 28/2/1765-1766, All Saints, Mattishall, Co Norfolk.[26,29,115,133] {According to [26] died 9/2/1788Married Robert Sprag, 3/2/1789-1790, All Saints, Mattishall, Co Norfolk.[26,29,115]

iii.

Edmond Cobbs,[143] born 1733.[29,144] Died 1802 & buried 14/8/1802, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk (69yo).[29,144] On 22/7/1777 was a witness at the marriage of Matthew Gant of Deopham, Co Norfolk, and Elizabeth Alby at St Mary, Whinburg, Co Norfolk.[29] On 4/10/1778 was a witness at the marriage of Robert Dawson & Mary Halbard at Whinburg, Co Norfolk.[29] On 24/11/1778 was a witness at the marriage of John Radland of Wymondham, Co Norfolk & Sarah Bays at St Mary the Virgin, Gressenhall, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Elizabeth.[143] Elizabeth born 1743.[29,144] Elizabeth died 1809 & buried 9/3/1809, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk (66yo, widow).[29,115,144] Elizabeth's will was dated 25/5/1809, East Dereham, Co Norfolk,[182] & probated 1809.[147]
Children: (a)
 
Sarah Cobb,[29] probably born between 1760-1770. Married William Knapp, 17/10/1787, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[26,29,115,143] Sarah previously unmarried.[29] Witnesses Ann Shaul, Jane Jackson & John Andrews Girling.[29] William died 1824 & buried 2/6/1824.[26]
(b)
Susanna Cobbs, baptised 8/1/1764, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[143] Died before 1787.[143] Married William Knapp, 1783, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[143]
(c)
Mary Cobb, born 5/1767, baptised 27/5/1767, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[143]
(d)
James Brasset Cobbs, born 3/1769, baptised 28/3/1769, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[143]

iv.

Ann Cobb,[26] probably born between 1735-1745. Married Thomas Grounds, 7/10/1761, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[26]




1.1.1.1. James Cobb,[26,29,143] probably born between 1720-1740. Died 1797, East Dereham, Co Norfolk & buried 5/12/1797, All Saints, Mattishall, Co Norfolk.[29,115,144] {According to [26] "died" 13/3/1799, East Dereham} Married Mary.[26,29,143] Mary born 1726, died 1809 & buried 4/9/1809, All Saints, Mattishall, Co Norfolk (83yo, widow).[29,115,144]

Children of James Cobb & Mary:

i.
 
Sophia Cobb, baptised 17/7/1757, East Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[26] Married Thomas Cooke of Fakenham, 1782, All Saints, Mattishall, Co Norfolk.[29,115]
Children: (a)
 
James Cook, born 24/1/1785-1786 & baptised 1785/1786, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[115,143]

ii.

Ann Cobb, baptised 18/3/1758, Virgin Mary and St Thomas Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1774 & buried 31/5/1774, Virgin Mary and St Thomas Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]

iii.

John Cobb,[26,29,115] born about 1759.[133] {Presumed son, a witness at his wedding was R. Gates, who was also a witness at the marriage of Elizabeth, below} Died 20/4/1835, Aylsham, Co Norfolk.[133] Labourer, 1797.[29,115] Inkeeper, 1795,1798.[29,115] Married 1st Mary Ann Blanch, 7/4/1788, St Mary the Virgin, Gressenhall, Co Norfolk.[29] By banns, Robert Blanch & R. Gates were witnesses.[29] Ann died 1795 & buried 21/2/1795, All Saints, Mattishall, Co Norfolk.[29,115,144] Married 2nd Elizabeth[29,115] Leggett, 13/5/1796, All Saints, Mattishall, Co Norfolk.[26,133] On 27/3/1792, John & his family were issued with a settlement certificate for North Elmham, Co Norfolk.[191] Previous parish of residence was Gressenhall, Co Norfolk.[191]
Children: (a)
 
Mary Cobb, born 1789, Gressenhall, Co Norfolk.[191]
(b)
Dina Cobb, baptised 5/8/1797, All Saints, Mattishall, Co Norfolk.[26]
(c)
Maria Cob, baptised 5/8/1797, All Saints, Mattishall, Co Norfolk.[26,29,115,133]
(d)
Hannah Leggett Cobb,[133,115] baptised 15/11/1798, All Saints, Mattishall, Co Norfolk.[26,29,115] Married Samuel Scotter, 23/3/1821, Aylsham, Co Norfolk.[26]
(e)
Legget Cobb, baptised 1802, All Saints, Mattishall, Co Norfolk.[26,133]
(f)
John Cobb, baptised 26/6/1805, All Saints, Mattishall, Co Norfolk.[26,133] Died 1805 & buried 13/7/1805, All Saints, Mattishall, Co Norfolk.[26,144]
(g)
John Cobb, baptised 4/4/1808, Shipdham, Co Norfolk.[115,133] Married Elizabeth Leggett, 20/4/1835, All Saints, Mattishall, Co Norfolk.[26]

iv.

Elizabeth Cobb,[29] born about 1760. {Presumed child - one of the witnesses at her wedding was also a witness at the marriage of John, above} Married John Filby, 11/12/1782, St Mary the Virgin, Gressenhall, Co Norfolk.[29] By banns, witnesses James Cobb (presumed father) & R. Gates.[29] John Filby was from Trandistone, Co Suffolk.[29]

v.

James Cobb, born 6/2/1765 & baptised 10/2/1765, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[143] Died 1765 & buried 5/3/1765, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[29,144]

vi.
James Cobb, born 10/9/1768 & baptised 23/10/1768, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[143] Died 1799 & buried 13/3/1799, All Saints, Mattishall, Co Norfolk.[29,115,144] Molecatcher.[29]

vii.
Sarah Cobb, probably born between 1760-1770. Married James Watling, 6/4/1791, All Saints, East Tuddenham, Co Norfolk.[29,115] James was a widower of Hingham, Sarah unmarried.[29] By licence.[29]
Children: (a)
 
Daniel Watling, born 18/5/1795 & baptised 24/5/1795, St Andrew, Hingham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(b)
John Watling, born 14/2/1799 & baptised 14/2/1799, St Andrew, Hingham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(c)
Robert Watling, born 19/12/1806 & baptised 23/12/1806, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[29,115]

viii.
Thomas Cobb, born 1768.[29,144] Died 1847 & buried 21/7/1847, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk (79yo).[29,144] Labourer.[29] Married 1st Mary Ann Bacon,[26] 21/11/1791, St Cecilia, West Bilney, Co Norfolk.[29] Both were illiterate.[29] Witnesses James Kiddle & John Largen.[29] Mary died before 1800.[143] Married 2nd Mary Dennis before 1800.[26] On 27/12/1791 Thomas & Mary (1st wife), then of East Bradenham, Co Norfolk, were issued with a settlement certificate for East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[147]
Children: (a)
 
William Cobb, born 3/1/1795 & baptised 3/1/1795, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[26,29,143] {s/o Mary Ann Bacon}
(b)
Sarah Cobb, born 28/11/1800 & baptised 3/12/1800, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[143]
(c)
George Cobb, born 1804.[144] Died 1812 & buried 11/10/1812, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk (8yo).[144]
(d)
Thomas Cobb, born 23/10/1807 & baptised 28/10/1807, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[29,115]

ix.
Elizabeth Cobb, born 9/9/1773 & baptised 14/9/1773, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[26,29,115,143] Died 1798,[26,115] East Dereham, Co Norfolk, & buried 4/4/1798, All Saints, Mattishall, Co Norfolk.[29,144] 4th daughter.[29,143]



Cobb's of Hoe, Litcham & Bittering (c.1730-1800's)

Bittering, Hoe & Beeston are all nearby and about 5km north of East Dereham. Tittleshall, Mileham & Litcham are all about 10km north-west of East Dereham & the same distance south of Fakenham.


1. William Cobb,[26] probably born between 1640-1650. Died c.1708, Bittering, Co Norfolk & will probated 1708.[147] Probate inventory was published 1708-1709, Gressenhall, Co Norfolk.[147] Yeoman.[147] Married Rachel.[26]

Children of William Cobb & Rachel:
*
i.
 
William Cobb, baptised 3/2/1673, Hoe, Co Norfolk.[26]

ii.

Davye {David?} Cobb, baptised 4/5/1680, Hoe, Co Norfolk.[26] {[26] gives dob as 1600 but this is evidently a mistake. Could be 1680, 1690 or 1700}

iii.

Judith Cobb, baptised 23/1/1683, Hoe, Co Norfolk.[26] Married Robert Whiteman, 22/9/1702, Beeston With Bittering, Co Norfolk.[26]

iv.

Davye {David?} Cobb, baptised 5/6/1687, Hoe, Co Norfolk.[26]




1.1. William Cobb, baptised 3/2/1673, Hoe, Co Norfolk.[26] Yeoman.[147] Will dated 1725, Gressenhall, Co Norfolk.[147] Died c.1729, Hoe by East Dereham, Co Norfolk & his will probated 1729.[147] Married Anne Whiteman, 26/5/1702, Hoe, Co Norfolk.[26]

Children of William Cobb & Anne Whiteman:

i.
 
Nicholas Cobb,[173] baptised 21/3/1702-1703, Hoe, Co Norfolk.[26] Died 1756 & buried 1/8/1756, St Andrew, Hoe, Co Norfolk (51yo).[144] Will probated 1756, Litcham, Co Norfolk.[147] In 1733 was recorded the Conditional surrender by Thomas Sands to Nicholas Cobb, location unspecified but in the records of the Manor of Cursons in Stanfield (near Litcham).[180] Probably the Nicholas Cobb, who in 1742 mortgaged from John Carr and Andrew Dixon two messuages with orchards, barns, stables etc and closes at North Wootton (between Sandringham & Kings Lynn) and who subsequently mortgaged the lands to Revd Henry Loftus.[177] Was witness, 24/2/1756, at marriage of William Collison & Mary Cobb (daughter), both previously unmarried, Litcham, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Anne Barrett.[26,173] Ann born c.1711, died 1788 & buried 30/4/1788, St Andrew, Hoe, Co Norfolk (77yo).[144] Will probated 1788, Litcham, Co Norfolk.[143,147] Administration bond was granted for her estate, 1788, Litcham, Co Norfolk.[147]
Children: (a)
 
Mary Cobb, born 1733,[173] Litcham, Co Norfolk.[26] Died 8/4/1803, Litcham, Co Norfolk,[173] & buried 15/4/1803, Hoe, Co Norfolk.[26] Married William Collison, 24/2/1756, All Saints, Litcham, Co Norfolk.[26,29,173] William born &/or baptised 15/7/1722, Brisley, Co Norfolk, died buried 13/6/1795,[173] & buried 18/6/1795, Hoe, Co Norfolk.[26] Mary was of Litcham & William of Tittleshall at the time.[29] By licence.[29] Witnesses were Nicholas Cobb (father) & Edward Rust.[29]
Children: (1)
 
William Collison, born 1757, East Bilney, Co Norfolk.[173] Died 19/7/1835, East Bilney, Co Norfolk.[173]
(2)
Nicholas Cobb Collison, born 1758, Tittleshall, Co Norfolk.[173] Died 25/6/1841, Lambeth, Co Surrey.[173]
(3)
Mary Collison, born 28/4/1760, Tittleshall, Co Norfolk.[173]
(4)
Ann Collison, born 3/1762, Tittleshall, Co Norfolk.[173]
(5)
Edward Collison, born 14/11/1762, Tittleshall, Co Norfolk.[173] Died 3/1764, Tittleshall, Co Norfolk.[173]
(b)
Anne Cobb, baptised 6/5/1735, Litcham, Co Norfolk.[26] Married John Brown, 1756, Hoe, Co Norfolk.[26]
(c)
Frances Cobb, baptised 21/4/1736, Litcham, Co Norfolk.[26] Married Thomas Edgar, 16/11/1758, St Mary, Tittleshall, Co Norfolk.[29] Frances of Tittleshall, Thomas of Fakenham.[29] Witnesses John Hall & Sarah Collison.[29]
(d)
Joseph Cobb, baptised 5/4/1741, Litcham, Co Norfolk.[26] Died 1774 & buried 28/6/1774, St Mary, Marlingford, Co Norfolk.[29,144] Married Mary Kemp, 6/2/1766, St Peter, Easton, Co Norfolk.[29] Joseph of Marlingford.[29] Both were literate.[29] By licence, witnesses were Abraham Davy & Edmond Blyth.[29]
Children: (a)
 
Mary Cobb, baptised 1767, St Peter, Easton, Co Norfolk.[29,115] Married Benjamin Blythe, 21/8/1787, East Tuddenham, Co Norfolk.[115]
(b)
Deborah Cobb, baptised 12/8/1770, St Mary, Marlingford, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1771 & buried 20/1/1771, St Mary, Marlingford, Co Norfolk.[29]
(c)
William Cobb, baptised 26/4/1772, St Peters, Easton, Co Norfolk.[29]
(e)
Nicholas Cobb, born c.1743.[144] Died 1764 & buried 13/10/1764, St Andrew, Hoe, Co Norfolk (21yo).[144] Will probated 1764, Litcham, Co Norfolk.[143,147]
(f)
William Cobb, born c.1750.[144] Died 1750 & buried 9/10/1750, All Saints, Litcham, Co Norfolk (inf).[144]
*
ii.

William Cobb,[26] born between 1702-1710.

iii.

Mary Cobb,[29] born before 1725. {Possible daughter or grand-daughter}
Children: (a)
 
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 30/9/1744, St Mary the Virgin, Gressenhall, Co Norfolk (baseborn).[29]




1.1.2. William Cobb,[26] born between 1702-1710. Died 1768 & buried 31/3/1768, St Andrew, Hoe, Co Norfolk.[144] Administration for his estate was appointed 1768, Hoe, Co Norfolk.[147] Married Elizabeth Wilson, 6/10/1731, Elsing, Co Norfolk.[26] Elizabeth died 1779 & buried 13/11/1779, St Andrew, Hoe, Co Norfolk.[144] Elizabeth's will was probated 1780, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[147]

Children of William Cobb & Elizabeth Wilson:

i.
 
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 5/2/1729-1730, Hoe, Co Norfolk.[26] {Possibly an earlier marriage}

ii.

Samuel Cobb,[26] born c.1733.[144] Died 1772 & buried 22/12/1772, St Andrew, Hoe, Co Norfolk.[144] {[144] gives age at death as 89yo, which would imply a birth of c.1683. This seems dubious given his marriage and children and is likely a mis-transcription. A birth of c.1733 (that is, 39yo at death) would fit both the date of marriage and also births of his children & a "3" could easily be misread as an "8"} Will probated 1773, Hoe, Co Norfolk.[143,147] Was a witness, 7/3/1767, at the marriage of Lemon Manthorp & Catherine Collison, Bintry (Bintree), Co Norfolk.[29] Was a witness with Robert Shaul, 8/4/1767, at the marriage of Henry Hensby & Sarah Tinkler (widow), Swanton Morley, Co Norfolk.[29] {Note Samuel's brother, William, was a witness at Samuel Shaul's marriage in 1763.[29]} Married Rhoda[26] Rash, 21/11/1763, St Margaret, Morton on the Hill, Co Norfolk.[29] Both were previously unmarried & Rhoda was of East Dereham.[29] By licence & witnesses Susan Cobb (sister) & James Springall.[29] Rhoda born c.1736, died 1811 & buried 15/4/1811, St Andrew, Hoe, Co Norfolk (75yo).[144] Rhoda's will was dated 1/6/1811, East Dereham, Co Norfolk,[182] & probated 1811, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[147] Rhoda was a witness, 12/9/1765, at the marriage of Samuel Rance & Susanna Alcock, Lyng, Co Norfolk.[29] On 31/12/1780, "about two o'clock in the morning, as James Altherton, servant to Mrs Rhoda Cobb, of Hoe, next East Dereham, in this county, was driving his team upon the turnpike road near the six-mile stone, and within a small distance of the church of Hockering, he was stopped by two footpads, armed with bludgeons, who demanded his money, seized him, beat him, threw him down, and robbed him of half a guinea in gold and a silver watch, and then made off towards Mattishall Bergh. These two footpads appeared to be labourers, the one was rather tall, had on a slop, and the other rather low, and had on a brown coat. From the darkness of the morning the said Altherton cannot at present give any further description of them, but is certain he can recollect the face of one of them. The reward for apprehending a highwayman, and prosecuting him to conviction, is 40 pounds."[193]
Children: (a)
 
Rhoda Cobb,[26] born 7/11/1764 & baptised 18/11/1764, Morton on the Hill, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Howard Grainger, 2/4/1787, Hoe, Co Norfolk.[26]
Children: (1)
 
Rhoda Grainger, born 7/12/1797, baptised 10/12/1797, All Saints, Swanton Morley, Co Norfolk.[29]
(2)
John Cobb Grainger, born 2/5/1800, baptised 4/5/1800, All Saints, Swanton Morley, Co Norfolk.[29]
(b)
Penelope Cobb, baptised 30/8/1766, All Saints, Swanton Morley, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Married Benjamin Crofts Jr, 7/4/1791, St Mary the Virgin, Gressenhall, Co Norfolk.[29] Both were previously unmarried.[29] Penelope was of Hoe, Co Norfolk.[29] By licence.[29] Witnesses were Anne Rand, John Pulman, Susanna Crofts & Susanna Maria Cobb (sister).[29] Benjamin a clerk, 1794.[29]
Children: (1)
 
Anna Penelope Crofts, born 12/3/1792, baptised 15/3/1792, St Mary, Bylaugh, Co Norfolk.[29]
(2)
Benjamin Crofts, born 24/7/1794, baptised 26/7/1794, St Mary the Virgin, Gressenhall, Co Norfolk.[29]
(c)
Susanna Maria Cobb, baptised 21/11/1767, All Saints, Swanton Morley, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Was witness at sister (Penelope} wedding, 1791, Gressenhall, Co Norfolk.[29]

iii.

Susan Cobb, baptised 26/8/1738, Beeston With Bittering, Co Norfolk.[26] Was witness at marriage of Samuel Cobb (brother) & Rhoda Rash, 1763, Morton on the Hill, Co Norfolk.[29] Married William Jackson,[143] after 1763.[29]
Children: (a)
 
Henry Jackson, baptised 1/1769, St Nicholas, East Dereham, Co Norfolk.[143]

iv.

Sarah Cobb,[29] probably born between 1735-1750. {Possible daughterMarried John Walker, 24/8/1765, St Michael, Lyng, Co Norfolk.[29] John was a widower, Sarah previously unmarried.[29] By licence, witnesses were Cooley Hall & John Money.[29]

v.

William Cobb, baptised 6/7/1740, Beeston With Bittering, Co Norfolk.[26] {Baptism also registered Hoe, Co Norfolk.[26]} Pauper, 1791.[29] Witness, 20/8/1763, at the marriage of Robert Shaul & Ann Wilson, Swanton Morley, Co Norfolk.[29] {Note Ann Shaul was a witness of the marriage of Sarah Cobb of the East Dereham Cobb's (see elsewhere), could this suggest a connection between the two families or is it just a coincidence?} Witness, 7/10/1788, at the marriage of John Coker & Elizabeth Frost, Beeston-next-Mileham, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Catherine Dairns,[29] 20/10/1779, St Mary, Beeston-next-Mileham, Co Norfolk.[26] Both previously unmarried.[29] Witnesses were Robert Dairns & Henry Gates.[29]
Children: (a)
 
William Cobb, baptised 23/7/1780, St Mary, Beeston-next-Mileham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(b)
Henry Cobb, baptised 6/9/1783, St Mary, Beeston-next-Mileham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] {[26] gives location as Beeston With Bittering} Died 1784 & buried 23/5/1784, St Mary, Beeston-next-Mileham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(c)
John Cobb, born 21/2/1785,[29] baptised 23/2/1784-1785, St Mary, Beeston-next-Mileham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] {[26] gives location as Beeston With Bittering}
(d)
Henry Cobb, baptised 19/5/1787, St Mary, Beeston-next-Mileham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] {[26] gives location as Beeston With Bittering} Died 1787 & buried 19/10/1787, St Mary, Beeston-next-Mileham, Co Norfolk (5mo).[29]
(e)
Sarah Cobb, baptised 28/7/1789, St Mary, Beeston-next-Mileham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] {[26] gives location as Beeston With Bittering}
(f)
Robert Cobb, born 27/11/1791, baptised 28/11/1791, St Mary, Beeston-next-Mileham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] {[26] gives location as Beeston With Bittering}
(g)
Catherine Cobb, born 15/4/1796, baptised 16/4/1796, St Mary, Beeston-next-Mileham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] {[26] gives location as Beeston With Bittering}

vi.
Henry Cobb,[26] born c.1751.[29] Died 1808 & buried 21/2/1808, St Margaret, Little Dunham, Co Norfolk (57yo).[29] {Possible son. William's son, William Jr, had a son named Robert} Labourer.[29] Married Catharine[26] Lee.[29] Catharine born c.1743, died 1810 & buried 3/5/1810, St Margaret, Little Dunham, Co Norfolk ("Caroline", widow of Henry, 67yo).[29]
Children: (a)
 
July Cobb, born 28/10/1779, baptised 31/10/1779, St Margaret, Little Dunham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]
(b)
Frances Cobb, born 3/4/1784, baptised 7/4/1784, St Margaret, Little Dunham, Co Norfolk.[29]

vii.
Robert Cobb,[29] probably born between 1730-1760. {Possible son. William's son, William Jr, had a son named RobertMarried Jane Holmes/Holman.[29]
Children: (a)
 
Mary Cobb, baptised 27/10/1782, St Mary the Virgin, Gressenhall, Co Norfolk.[29]
(b)
John Cobb, baptised 5/3/1785, St Mary Magdalene, Beetley, Co Norfolk.[29]
(c)
Robert Cobb, baptised 19/6/1796, St Andrew, Thelverton, Co Norfolk.[29]
(d)
Robert Cobb, baptised 27/1/1798, St Andrew, Thelverton, Co Norfolk.[29]



Cobb's of West & East Bradenham, Co Norfolk (c.1620-1780's)

East Bradenham & West Bradenham are about 9km south-west of East Dereham. The two villages are today combined into Bradenham. I have listed Edmund as a son of William, however the evidence for this is very slim and he may be a son of William's brother, Thomas Jr, or even a son of Thomas Sr. Edmund had a probable son named William, who may have been named after Edmund's father. A Edward Cobb/Coble appears in West Bradenham in the 1680's, however he was a stray from Norwich (and is charted elsewhere).


1. Thomas Cobbe,[29] born between 1615-1625 {from DOB's of children}. Married Anna.[29]

Children of Thomas Cobb & Anna:

i.
 
Thomas Cobb, baptised 29/5/1645, St Andrew, West Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[29]

ii.

John Cobb, baptised 17/2/1649, St Andrew, West Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1650 & buried 10/8/1650, St Andrew, West Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[29]

iii.

William Cobb, baptised 29/3/1651, St Andrew, West Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[29]
*
iv.

Edmund/Edward Cobb,[26] probably born between 1645-1665. {Presumed son based on location}




1.1. Edward Cobb/Coble,[29] probaby born about 1660. Died c.1725 & will probated 1725 (Edward Coble Sr), West Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[200] Probate inventory published 1725-1726, West Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[200] Buried 21/5/1725, St Andrew, West Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[29] In 1695 Edward Coble, along with Thomas Rudd, Edward Bayfield & Dorothy Spelman, purchased a deed from Henry Fenn & Frances his wife, Robert Odham & Mary his wife, Robert Allison and Prudence his wife, for lands in West Bradenham, Great and Little Fransham, and Swaffham, Co Norfolk.[200] Married Ellen[29] Pank, 8/9/1684, Saint Gregory, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26] Ellen died 1721 & buried 21/2/1721, St Andrew, West Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[29]

Children of Edward Cobb & Ellen Pank:

i.
 
Edward Cobb, baptised 17/9/1687, St Andrew, West Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[29] {Mother Ann} Alive 1725.[29]

ii.

____ton Cobbe, baptised 21/9/1687, St Andrew, West Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[29] {Mother Ellen, forename only partially readable}

iii.

George Cobb, baptised 24/9/1690, St Andrew, West Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[29] {Mother Ellen} Died 1778 & buried 25/7/1778, St Andrew, West Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[29]

iv.

Ellen Cobb, baptised 6/3/1695, St Andrew, West Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[29] {Mother Ellen, father listed as Daniel, but likely an error in transcription} Married John Harvey, 22/12/1715, St Andrew, West Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[29] Both previously unmarried, John of Crimplesham, Co Norfolk.[29]

v.

Colin Cobble.[29] Died 1702 & buried 29/3/1702, St Andrew, West Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[29]

vi.
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 25/9/1696, St Mary the Virgin, East Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[26]

vii.
Frances Cobb, baptised 30/4/1701, St Mary the Virgin, East Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[26]
*
viii.
William Cobb,[26] probably born between 1690-1705. {Probable son based on location}




1.1.1. William Cobb,[26] probably born between 1690-1705. Married Mary Ann.[26]

Children of William Cobb & Mary Ann:

i.
 
William Cobb,[26] born 1724.[144] Died 1808 & buried 12/7/1808, St Mary the Virgin, East Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[144] Married Rose.[26] Rose died 1795 & buried 4/3/1795, St Mary the Virgin, East Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[144]
Children: (a)
 
Mary Cobb, baptised 4/7/1765, St Mary the Virgin, East Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[26]
Children: (1)
 
Jenny Cobb, baptised 23/7/1786, St Mary the Virgin, East Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[26] {Father John Lawes.[26]}
(b)
Sarah Cobb, baptised 23/4/1770, St Mary the Virgin, East Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[26]

ii.

Edmond Cobb,[26] born between 1710-1735. Married Hester.[26]
Children: (a)
 
Hester Cobb, baptised 14/1/1754, St Mary the Virgin, East Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[26]
(b)
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 6/12/1756, St Mary the Virgin, East Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[26]

iii.

Mary Ann Cobb, baptised 9/7/1725, St Mary the Virgin, East Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[26] Married James Colthorp, 23/9/1749, St Mary the Virgin, East Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[26]

iv.

Frances Cobb, baptised 8/1/1727, St Mary the Virgin, East Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[26]

v.

Sarah Cobb, baptised 5/2/1729, St Mary the Virgin, East Bradenham, Co Norfolk.[26]



Cobb's of Elsing & thence Norwich, Co Norfolk (c.1570-1730's)


1. Jacob/James Cobb,[26] probably born between 1565-1575. {James & Jacob are somewhat interchangable, although it is possible there was a James and a Jacob} Married 1st unknown. Married 2nd Elizabeth Wright, 4/10/1600, St John the Baptist Timberhill, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26,28]

Children of Jacob/James Cobb & unknown:

i.
 
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 26/6/1597, Elsing, Co Norfolk.[26] {Father James}

ii.

Susan Cobb ('Sewzan'), baptised 1/8/1599, Elsing, Co Norfolk.[26] {Father James}

Children of Jacob/James Cobb & Elizabeth Wright:

i.
 
Robert Cobb, baptised 9/1/1600-1601, Elsing, Co Norfolk.[26] {Father Jacob} Died infancy.

ii.

Robert Cobb, baptised 15/3/1602, Elsing, Co Norfolk.[26] {Father Jacob}

iii.

John Cobb, baptised 11/12/1605, Elsing, Co Norfolk.[26] {Father Jacob}

iv.

James Cobb,[26] probably born between 1600-1620. {Presumed son} Married Elizabeth.[26]
Children: (a)
 
Thomasin Cob, baptised 21/10/1642, Elsing, Co Norfolk.[26]

v.

William Cobb,[26] probably born between 1600-1620. {Presumed son} Married Sarah.[26]
Children: (a)
 
Anne Cobbe, baptised 27/8/1643, Elsing, Co Norfolk.[26]
(b)
Elizabeth Cob, baptised 9/9/1646, Elsing, Co Norfolk.[26]
* vi.
John Cobb,[26] probably born between 1600-1620. {Presumed son}

vii.
Barbara Cobb, baptised 17/1/1618, Elsing, Co Norfolk.[26] {Father James}




1.1. John Cobb,[26] probably born between 1600-1620. Married Rose Wixe, 20/10/1633, Elsing, Co Norfolk.[26]

Children of John Cobb & Rose Wixe:
*
i.
 
John Cobb,[26] born between 1633-1645. {Presumed son}

ii.

Mary Cobb, baptised 22/5/1649, Elsing, Co Norfolk.[26]




1.1.1. John Cobb,[26] born between 1633-1645. Married Ann.[26]

Children of John Cobb & Ann:

i.
 
Ann Cobb,[26] probably born between 1655-1660. Married Roger Boughs, 26/12/1678, Elsing, Co Norfolk.[26]

ii.

John Cobb, baptised 19/6/1666, Elsing, Co Norfolk.[26] Married Mary Alffs, 19/2/1690, St Michael At Plea, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]
Children: (a)
 
John Cobbs, baptised 27/1/1696, St Mary at Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26] Married Mary.[26]
Children: (1)
 
Mary Cobbe, baptised 23/11/1729, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]
(2)
Elizabeth Cobbe, baptised 27/12/1731, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]
(b)
George Cobs, baptised 21/2/1696, St Mary at Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26] Married Mandlin Trundle[26]/Maudill Arundle,[28] 13/9/1730, St John the Baptist Timberhill, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26,28] Possibly also married Mary Baldwin, 21/9/1730, St John Timberhill, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]
(c)
Mary Cobbs, baptised 5/6/1698, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]
(d)
Mary Cobbs, baptised 25/2/1699, St Mary at Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]
(e)
Ann Cobb,[26] born about 1710. Married Thomas Found, 5/2/1732, St Mary at Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]
(f)
Edmund Cobbs, baptised 31/8/1712, St Mary at Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26] Died 27/9/1721.[26]



North-East of Norwich (North Walsham area)

1. Cobb's of  Witton, Bacton, Walcott, North Walsham, Dilham, Great Yarmouth, Co Norfolk (abt.1620-1800's)
2. Cobb's of Buxton, Brampton, Sall, Cawston, Co Norfolk (abt.1690-1790's)
3. Cobb's of Wroxham, Co Norfolk (c.1775-1800's)
4. Cobb's of Catfield & Potter Heigham, Co Norfolk (1700's)


Cobb's of Witton, Bacton, Walcott, North Walsham, Dilham, Great Yarmouth, Co Norfolk (abt.1620-1800's)

Bacton & Walcott are on the coast, about 1km apart, about 5km north-west of North Walsham. The location of "Witton Near North Walsham" is uncertain. It likely refers to the hamlet of Witton Bridge, about 5km due east of North Walsham and about 1-2km south of Bacton. Witton Bridge does not have a church and is part of the parish of nearby Ridlington (less than 1km away). John Cobb, born before 1665, is very likely the son of John & Katherine of Witton & Bacton given the close proximity. That the younger John has no known children named after himself, his wife or his putative mother would suggest there were additional children born before Martha, which would push John's dob back before 1665. Most likely there were 2 or 3 additional children before Martha, John & Susanna married in the mid to late 1670's and John was born in the late 1640's or early 1650's, which would neatly fit in as an older son of John & Katherine. John Jr's grandson, Thomas Jr, moved first to the North Walsham area (Swafield is 1-2km north of North Walsham) and soon after moved to the Trimingham & Overstrand area, moving yet again back to North Walsham, possibly upon the death of his first wife. Trimingham is on the coast, about 8km north-west of Bacton. Overstrand is a further 2km along the coast.


1. John Cobb.[26] Died 1671, Barton Turf, Co Norfolk.[207] Will probated 4/2/1671, John Cobb of Barton Turf.[207] John's will mentions "William Morris of Great Yarmouth, yeoman, my loving brother-in-law."[207] Married Katherine Annison,[26,207] 6/9/1645.[207] By licence.[207] Catherine baptised 15/8/1624, Bacton, Co Norfolk, & buried 27/5/1667, Witton, Co Norfolk.[207] Administration granted 1677, Catherine Cobb of Bacton,[36,207] to Elizabeth Cobb, the natural and legitimate sister of the deceased.[207]

Children of John Cobb & Katherine:

i.
 
Katherine Cobb, baptised 29/6/1646, Witton Near North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26] Died 1661 & buried 4/11/1611, Bbacton, Co Norfolk.[207]

ii.

Frances Cobb.[207] Mentioned in the will of Walter Annison, father of Katherine.[207]

iii.

Elizabeth Cobb.[207] Mentioned in the will of Walter Annison, father of Katherine.[207]

iv.

Walter Cob, baptised 12/9/1660, St Andrew, Bacton, Co Norfolk.[26]

v.

Katherine Cobbbe, baptised 17/6/1663, St Andrew, Bacton, Co Norfolk.[26] Died 1664 & buried 13/4/1664.[26]
*
v.

John Cobb,[26] born before 1665.




1.1. John Cobb,[26,134] born before 1665. Married Susanna[26,29] Wyth.[134]

Children of John Cobb & Susanna Wyth:

i.
 
Martha Cobb, baptised 28/6/1685, All Saints, Walcott, Co Norfolk.[26,29] {[29] gives dob 24/6/1685}
*
ii.

Thomas Cobb, baptised 2/1/1686-1687, All Saints, Walcott, Co Norfolk.[26,29]

iii.

Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 4/8/1689, All Saints, Walcott, Co Norfolk.[26]

iv.

Mary Cobb, baptised 29/3/1691, All Saints, Walcott, Co Norfolk.[26]




1.1.1. Thomas Cobb, baptised 2/1/1686-1687, All Saints, Walcott, Co Norfolk.[26,29,134] Married 1st Abigail Spanton, 2/10/1710, Lessingham, Co Norfolk.[26,134] Married 2nd Elizabeth,[26] c.1721.

Children of Thomas Cobb & Abigail Spanton:
*
i.
 
Thomas Cobb, baptised 9/5/1714, All Saints, Walcott, Co Norfolk.[26,134]

ii.

Robert Cobb, baptised 12/8/1716, All Saints, Walcott, Co Norfolk.[26]

iii.

Susan Cobb, baptised 17/11/1717, All Saints, Walcott, Co Norfolk.[26]
*
iv.

John Cobb, baptised 23/8/1719, All Saints, Walcott, Co Norfolk.[26]

v.

William Cobb, baptised 28/12/1720, All Saints, Walcott, Co Norfolk.[26]

Children of Thomas Cobb & Elizabeth:

i.
 
Samuel Cobb, baptised 10/2/1722, All Saints, Walcott, Co Norfolk.[26] Died 1800 & buried 14/10/1800, All Saints, Catfield, Co Norfolk (80yo).[29] In 1778 was a witness, along with Christopher Harbord, at the marriage of James Clarke, widower, & Sarah Gamble, at Catfield, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Frances.[29] Frances born c.1722, died 1805 & buried 31/10/1805, All Saints, Catfield, Co Norfolk (83yo, widow).[29]

ii.

Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 1/5/1726, All Saints, Walcott, Co Norfolk.[26]

iii.

Henry Cobb, baptised 21/3/1730, All Saints, Walcott, Co Norfolk.[26]




1.1.1.1. Thomas Cobb,[29] baptised 9/5/1714, All Saints, Walcott, Co Norfolk.[26,134] Died 1772 & buried 20/2/1772, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[29] Married 1st Susan Bond, 6/10/1735, All Saints, Walcott, Co Norfolk.[26,134] Susan died before 1757. Married 2nd Sarah[26] Bustins, 10/3/1757, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Sarah previously unmarried, Thomas was from Trimingham, Co Norfolk, prior to the marriage.[29] By banns, witnesses Francis Bustins & Thomas Clarke.[29] Sarah married 2nd John Harper, widower, 28/6/1772, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] By banns, witnesses Richard Scott & William Love.[29]

Children of Thomas Cobb & Susan Bond:

i.
 
Thomas Cobb, baptised 26/1/1737, Swafield, Co Norfolk.[26] Died before 1762.

ii.

William Cob, baptised 23/8/1743, St Martin, Overstrand, Co Norfolk.[26] Died before 1764.

iii.

Samuel Cobb,[29] born 1747.[29] {Presumed son} Died 1804 & buried 9/4/1804, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk (pauper).[29] Married Ann[29] Kidd, 18/11/1776, Honing, Co Norfolk.[26,115] Ann born 1759, died 1795 & buried 19/2/1795, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk (36yo).[29] Samuel & Ann were witnesses at Robert's (brother) marriage, 1778, North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[29] Robert Was witness at Jonathan's (brother) marriage, 1782, North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[29]

iv.

Jonathan Cobb,[29] born 1751.[29] {Presumed son. Robert, s/o Thomas & Susan, was witness at Jonathan's marriage} Died 1829 & buried 14/6/1829, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk (78yo).[29] Coachman.[206] Married Elizabeth Lacey,[115] 12/2/1782, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Both previously unmarried.[29] By banns, witnesses Samuel Cobb & Richard Scott.[29] Married 2nd Anne Clarke, 20/10/1800, Holy Trinity, Loddon, Co Norfolk.[206] By banns, Thomas a widower, Anne single.[206] Witnesses were Robert Stone & Robert Ward.[206]
Children: (a)
 
John Lacey Cobb, baptised 1783, St Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Co Norfolk.[29,115]
(b)
Susannah Cobb, baptised 6/5/1785, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Married John Lynes, 18/4/1803, Honing, Co Norfolk.[26]
(c)
Jonathan Cobb, baptised 1787, St Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Co Norfolk.[29,115]
(d)
Mary Cob, born 22/10/1794, baptised 2/11/1794, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(e)
Mary Cobb, born c.1794, baptised 27/10/1799, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]
(f)
Maria Cobb, born c.1796, baptised 27/10/1799, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Died 1800 & buried 8/5/1800, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(g)
Samuel Cobb, born 7/7/1799, baptised 27/10/1799, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Died 1800 & buried 8/5/1880.[26]
(h)
Hannah Cobb, born 1804.[29] Died 1815 & buried 25/2/1815, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk (11yo).[29]
(i)
Samuel Cobb, born 1812.[206] Died 1859, Hampstead, London (47yo).[206] Coachman.[206] Moved to Hampstead, North London.[206] Married Sarah Fox, 1835, St Pancras, London.[206]
(j)
Emily Cobb.[206]
(k)
Harriet Cobb.[206] Married William Middleton, 1833, London.[206] William was a coachman.[206]

v.

Robert Cobb,[29] baptised 25/6/1753, Trimingham, Co Norfolk.[26,134] Married 1st Frances Crowe.[29] Frances died before 1779.[29] Married 2nd Mary Spaul,[115] 15/10/1778, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] By banns, witnesses Ann Cobb & Samuel Cobb.[29]
Children: (a)
 
William Cobb, baptised 28/4/1775, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(b)
Sarah Cobb, baptised 2/6/1779, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]
(c)
James Cobb, born c.1790.[115] Died & buried 1793, St Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Co Norfolk (3yo).[29,115]
(d)
Thomas Cobb, born c.1791.[115] Died & buried 1791, St Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Co Norfolk (inf).[29,115]
(e)
Thomas Cobb, baptised 1792, St Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Co Norfolk.[29,115] Died & buried 1797, St Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Co Norfolk (inf).[29,115]

Children of Thomas Cobb & Sarah Bustins:

i.
 
John Cobb.[29] Died 1764 & buried 3/12/1764, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk (child).[29] {Possible son, presumably between 2-10yo, thus born c.1754-1762}

ii.

Susanna Cobb, baptised 22/7/1757, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Died 1761 & buried 19/10/1761, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[29]

iii.

Sarah Cobb, baptised 2/9/1759, Trimingham, Co Norfolk.[26] Died 1761 & buried 22/10/1761, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[29]

iv.

Thomas Cobb, baptised 21/6/1762, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Died 1771 & buried 28/5/1771, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[29]

v.

William Cobb, baptised 18/12/1764, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]

vi.
John Cobb, baptised 26/9/1767, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Died 1772 & buried 29/5/1772, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[29]

vii.
James Cobb, baptised 8/8/1769, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Probably the James Cobb who was a witness at the marriage of Robert Trivett & Mary Nicholls, 1795, North Walsham, Co Norfolk {or possibly his cousin, James, s/o John, below}

viii.
Mary Cob, baptised 20/3/1771, St Nicholas, North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26,29]




1.1.1.2. John Cobb, baptised 23/8/1719, All Saints, Walcott, Co Norfolk.[26] Married Hannah Cooke, 30/10/1743, Witton Near North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26]

Children of John Cobb & Hannah Cooke:

i.
 
John Cobbe, born 1743,[29] baptised 4/2/1743, Witton Near North Walsham, Co Norfolk.[26] Died 1820, St Nicholas, Dilham, Co Norfolk (77yo).[29,115] Married Mary Bush, 12/2/1768, St Nicholas, Dilham, Co Norfolk.[26,29,115] Mary born 1745 & died 1839, St Nicholas, Dilham, Co Norfolk (94yo).[29,115]
Children: (a)
 
John Cobb, born 2/7/1774 & baptised 13/6/1774, Dilham, Co Norfolk.[26]
(b)
William Cobb, baptised 17/8/1777, Dilham, Co Norfolk.[26]

ii.

Robert Cobb,[26,115,134] probably born before 1750. {Robert's family shares the less common forenames of the Walcott/North Walsham Cobb's, however his exact placement is uncertain. It has been suggested that Robert was the s/o Thomas of Walcott & North Walsham, however this presumes Robert married before the age of 18.[134] There were two Robert Cobb's in North Walsham at the time and I believe the other one was the s/o Thomas since he married a few years after the Robert who married Mary Duncan. Robert married Mary Duncan in Dilham, about the same time as John, s/o John & Hannah, also married in Dilham. John Jr & his wife also lived most of their lives in Dilham, dying there in the 1800's. IMO Robert is most likely a missing son of John & Hannah - baptism records for Dilham are very patchy around the time Robert was born and it is unlikely John & Hannah had only two children, born c.1743 and c.1758, some 15 years apart} Married Mary Duncan,[26] 2/7/1770, St Nicholas, Dilham, Co Norfolk.[26,29,115,134] Married 2nd Mary Salmon, 4/7/1794, St Mary, East Ruston, Co Norfolk.[29,115] Both were previously married & resided East Ruston, Co Norfolk.[29,115] Both illiterate.[29] Witnesses Joseph Gaze & Huggin Porson.[29] Mary born 1752, died 1807 & buried 22/6/1807, St Mary, East Ruston, Co Norfolk (55yo).[29,115]
Children: (a)
 
Mary Cobb, baptised 29/3/1772, Dilham, Co Norfolk.[26]
(b)
John Cobb, baptised 29/11/1773, Dilham, Co Norfolk.[26,115,134] Married Elizabeth.[134]
Children: (a)
 
John Cobb, born 1809, Sloley, Co Norfolk.[134]
(c)
James Cobb, baptised 14/4/1775, Dilham, Co Norfolk.[26]
(d)
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 26/5/1776, Dilham, Co Norfolk.[26]
(e)
Hannah Cobb, baptised 30/11/1777, Dilham, Co Norfolk.[26]
(f)
Robert Cobb, baptised 6/1/1779, Dilham, Co Norfolk.[26] {A baptism for Robert Coob, s/o Robert & Mary, is listed for 12/1/1779.[26]}
(g)
Ann Cobb, baptised 5/3/1780, Dilham, Co Norfolk.[26]
(h)
Samuel Cobb, baptised 13/5/1781, Dilham, Co Norfolk.[26]
(i)
Maria Cobb, baptised 19/1/1783, Dilham, Co Norfolk.[26]
(j)
Sophia Cobb, baptised 22/2/1784, Dilham, Co Norfolk.[26] Died 1784 & buried 29/2/1784.[26]
(k)
Jonathan Cobb, baptised 25/6/1786, Dilham, Co Norfolk.[26] Died 1790 & buried 16/2/1790.[26]

iii.

Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 19/10/1758, Dilham, Co Norfolk.[26]



Cobb's of Buxton, Brampton, Sall, Cawston, Co Norfolk (abt.1690-1790's)

Buxton & Brampton are about 1km apart, midway between Norwich & North Walsham. A John & Robert Cobb were in Marsham in the 1650's, about 2km to the west of Buxton & Brampton, one of whom may have been the grandfather of John, below.


1. John Cobb,[26] born before 1700. Died 1751 or 1765, St Andrew, Buxton, Co Norfolk.[29] Married unknown.

Children of John Cobb:
*
i.
 
Robert Cobb,[29] born before 1720.

ii.

Sarah Cobb.[29,141] Married Matthew Pye, 13/11/1738, St Andrew, Buxton, Co Norfolk.[29,141]

iii.

Nathaniel Cobb,[29] born before 1735. Was a witness at the marriage of Robert Mildrey & Lydia Hunt, 1754, St Andrew, Buxton, Co Norfolk.[29]




1.1. Robert Cobb,[29] born before 1720. Died & buried 1778, St Andrew, Buxton, Co Norfolk.[26] Was a witness at the marriage of John Revit & Mary Gasly, 1757, St Andrew, Buxton, Co Norfolk.[26] Married Sarah.[29,115]

Children of Robert Cobb & Sarah:

i.
 
Sarah Cobb.[29] Died & buried 1739, St Andrew, Buxton, Co Norfolk.[29]

ii.

Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 10/1/1741, St Andrew, Buxton, Co Norfolk.[26,29,115] {[115] gives mother as ElizabethMarried James Ives, 1764, St Andrew, Buxton, Co Norfolk.[26,115] Witness was Stephen Grimes.[26]

iii.

John Cobb, baptised 10/1/1741, St Andrew, Buxton, Co Norfolk.[26,29,115] Died 1751 or 1765, St Andrew, Buxton, Co Norfolk.[29] {[115] gives mother as Elizabeth}

iv.

Joseph Cobb, baptised 15/7/1743, St Peter, Brampton, Co Norfolk.[26,29,115] {[115] gives mother as Sarah} Died & buried 1817, St Agnes, Cawston, Co Norfolk (70yo).[26,115] Married Elizabeth Dunnet,[26] 8/5/1769, St Andrew, Buxton, Co Norfolk.[26,29,115] Witness was Richard Copland.[26] Elizabeth born 1748, died 1817 & buried 1817, St Agnes, Cawston, Co Norfolk.[26,115] On 8/10/1792 Joseph, Elizabeth & children Mary (7yo), Elizabeth (5yo) & Maria (2yo) were issued with a settlement certificate, residing Salle, Co Norfolk & the certifying parish (previous residence) was Reepham, Co Norfolk.[190]
Children: (a)
 
Sarah Cobb, baptised 4/3/1770, St Andrew, Buxton, Co Norfolk.[26,29,115] Married Edward Lubbock.[115]
(b)
John Cobb, baptised 1772, St Andrew, Buxton, Co Norfolk.[29,115]
(c)
Isaac Cobb, baptised 5/5/1774, St Andrew, Buxton, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Died & buried 1774, St Andrew, Buxton, Co Norfolk.[29]
(d)
Jacob Cobb, baptised 5/5/1774, St Andrew, Buxton, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Died & buried 1774, St Andrew, Buxton, Co Norfolk.[29]
(e)
Joseph Cobb, baptised 5/5/1774, St Andrew, Buxton, Co Norfolk.[26,29,115] Died & buried 1774, St Andrew, Buxton, Co Norfolk.[29]
(f)
Joseph Cobb, baptised 30/4/1775, St Andrew, Buxton, Co Norfolk.[26,29,115]
(g)
Mary Cobb,[190] baptised 1779, St Andrew, Buxton, Co Norfolk.[29,115]
(h)
Elizabeth Cob,[190] baptised 7/11/1784, St Mary, Reepham with Kerdiston, Co Norfolk.[26,29] On 22/9/1803 Elizabeth, a pregnant singlewoman, was issued with a settlement certificate, residing Salle, Co Norfolk & the certifying parish (previous residence) was Cawston, Co Norfolk.[190]
(i)
Maria Cobb,[190] baptised 22/9/1790, Sall, Co Norfolk.[26]

v.

Nathaniel Cobb, baptised 22/11/1749, St Andrew, Buxton, Co Norfolk.[26,29,115] Married Sarah Robinson, 1782, St Mary, Tunstead, Co Norfolk.[29,115]
Children: (a)
 
Mary Cobb, baptised 24/9/1786, St Mary, Worstead, Co Norfolk.[26,29,115]
(b)
Hannah Cobb, born 8/5/1789, baptised 10/5/1789, St Mary, Worstead, Co Norfolk.[26,29,115] Died 1790 & buried 22/8/1790, St Mary, Worstead, Co Norfolk.[29]

vi.
Henry Cobb.[29] Died & buried 1751, St Andrew, Buxton, Co Norfolk.[29]



Cobb's of Wroxham, Co Norfolk (c.1775-1800's)

Wroxham is about 10km north-east of Norwich, in the same general area as Ranworth and South Walsham. The area between Wroxham & Randworth/South Walsham is largely uninhabited marsh. Access to Wroxham is to the north from North Walsham and the south-west from Norwich, both about 10km from Wroxham.


1. William Cobb,[115] born c.1776,[115] Wroxham, Co Norfolk.[105] Died 1847, Wroxham, Co Norfolk (69yo).[105,115] Carpenter 1813-1841.[105] Married Sarah Page, 1798, Wroxham, Co Norfolk.[105,115] {[105 gives marriage location as Salhouse} Sarah born 1781, Salhouse, Co Norfolk,[105,115] and died 1852, Wroxham, Co Norfolk.[115]

Children of William Cobb & Sarah Page:

i.
 
Sarah Cobb, baptised 1799, Wroxham, Co Norfolk.[105,115] 

ii.

Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 1800, Wroxham, Co Norfolk.[105,115]

iii.

Charlotte Cobb, baptised 1802, Wroxham, Co Norfolk.[105,115]

iv.

Sophia Cobb, baptised 1804, Wroxham, Co Norfolk.[105,115] Married Sampson Littlewood,1835, Wroxham, Co Norfolk.[105]

v.

William Cobb, baptised 1806, Wroxham, Co Norfolk.[105,115] Died 1875, Rackheath, Co Norfolk.[105]

vi.
John Cobb, baptised 1809, Wroxham, Co Norfolk.[105,115] Died 1892, Wroxham, Co Norfolk.[105]

vii.
Mary Ann Cobb, baptised 1811, Wroxham, Co Norfolk.[105,115] Died 1839, Wroxham, Co Norfolk.[105]

viii.
Susanna Cobb, born c.1813, baptised 25/7/1813, Wroxham, Co Norfolk.[105,115] Died 17/6/1848, Lammas, Co Norfolk.[105] Married Anthony Buddery Goodwins, 12/8/1837, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[105]

ix.
Francis Cobb, born c.1815, baptised 24//1815, Wroxham, Co Norfolk.[105,115] Married Eleanor Perry, 1836, Wroxham, Co Norfolk.[105]



Cobb's of Catfield & Potter Heigham, Co Norfolk (1700's)


1. John Cobb,[29] probably born between 1695-1705. Died 1748 & buried 31/1/1748, St Nicholas, Potter Heigham, Co Norfolk.[29,115] Will probated 1748, Potter Heigham, Co Norfolk.[199] Married Sarah Givet, 12/10/1725, St Nicholas, Potter Heigham, Co Norfolk.[29,115] Married by banns, both previously unmarried & both resided Potter Heigham, Co Norfolk.[29] Sarah died 1745 & buried 5/3/1745, St Nicholas, Potter Heigham, Co Norfolk.[29,115]

Children of John Cobb & Sarah Givet:

i.
 
John Cobb, baptised 27/6/1731, All Saints, Catfield, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Married Mary.[26,29]
Children: (a)
 
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 3/2/1753, All Saints, Catfield, Co Norfolk.[26]
(b)
Susannah Cobb, baptised 3/2/1754, All Saints, Catfield, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Philip Coats, 3/1/1782, St Andrew, Great Yarmouth, Co Norfolk.[26]

ii.

Sarah Cobb, baptised 19/4/1736, All Saints, Catfield, Co Norfolk.[29] Died/buried 15/3/1737.[26] {[26] unclear whether this is a death or a burial}

iii.

Martha Cobb.[29] Died 1743 & buried 28/7/1743, St Nicholas, Potter Heigham, Co Norfolk.[29,115] {Possible daughter, but relationship & age unstated. Could be John's mother}



Cobb's of Norwich, Co Norfolk

Listed here are several Cobb family fragments of two or more generations that appeared in Norwich. A large number of the identified Norwich Cobb's moved to Norwich from other areas and are charted in the area of origin. Whether there is any connection between the following families or whether they moved to Norwich from elsewhere is unknown.


1. John Cobbe,[8,20] born before 1525. Apothecary.[126] Died c.1574, Norwich, Co Norfolk & will probated 1574.[126] A grant of administration was made for a John Cobbe of Norwich, 1574, possibly the same individual.[126] Married Johana Deynys [Dennis?], 28/10/1543, St Stephen, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[8]

Children of John Cobb & Johana Deynys:

i.
 
Thomas Cob,[6] probably born between 1555-1565. {Possible son} Married Emma Bussy, 18/2/1587, St Martin at Palace, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[11]
Children: (a)
 
Hester Cobb, baptised 16/11/1589, St Clement, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[6]
(b)
Francis Cobb, baptised 21/1/1591, St Clement, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[6] Buried 17/3/1591, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[6]
(c)
Henry Cobb, baptised 9/2/1592, St Clement, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[6]
(d)
Sarah Cobb, baptised 6/6/1596, St Clement, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[6]
(e)
Elizabeth Cobb,[11] born about 1595-1600. Married John Pitcher, 18/7/1619, St Martin at Palace, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[11]
*
ii.

Nicholas Cobb,[3] baptised 25/12/1558, St Saviour, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[10]

iii.

Anna Cobbe, baptised 2/6/1560, St Andrew, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[20]

iv.

Robert Cobbe, baptised 21/12/1562, St Andrew, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[20]

v.

Johanna Cobbe, baptised 28/7/1566, St Andrew, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[20]




1.1. Nicholas Cobb,[3] baptised 25/12/1558, St Saviour, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[10] Married Agnes Green, 28/4/1582, St Saviour, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[10] Married 2nd Lettice Stanton, 20/6/1598, St George Colegate, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[15]

Children of Nicholas Cobb & Agnes Green:

i.
 
Nicholas Cobb, baptised 19/11/1587, St Augustine, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[3] Died between 1619-1625. Married Alice Trull, 15/8/1619, St Augustine, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[3] Alice married 2nd Edmond Monniet, 6/1/1625, Saint Michael Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]

ii.

John ["Johes"] Cobbe, baptised 28/8/1590, St Augustine, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[3]

Children of Lettice Stanton:

i.
 
Johana Cobb, baptised 3/8/1600, St Augustine, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[3] Buried 9/2/1603, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[3]

ii.

Anna Cobb, baptised 20/3/1602, St Augustine, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[3]

iii.

Isabella Cobb, baptised 7/4/1610, St Augustine, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[3]
*
iv.

Robert Cobb, baptised 15/12/1611, St Mary Coslany, Norwich, Norfolk.[26]




1.1.1. Robert Cobb, baptised 15/12/1611, St Mary Coslany, Norwich, Norfolk.[26] Married Easter Burman, 27/6/1638, St Stephen, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[8] Married 2nd Bridgett,[14] before 1646.

Children of Robert Cobb & Easter Burman:

i.
 
Mary Cobb, baptised 12/8/1638, St Michael Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[21] {Mother listed as "Susan"}

Children of Robert Cobb & Bridgett:

i.
 
Robert Cobb,[26] born between 1640-1660. Married Susan.[26]
Children: (a)
 
Mary Cobb, baptised 21/9/1682, St Michael Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]
(b)
Mary Cobb, baptised 24/8/1684, St Michael Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]
(c)
Mary Cobb, baptised 4/4/1686, St Michael Coslany, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]
*
ii.

Thomas Cobb, baptised 6/12/1646, St George Colegate, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[15] {Mother listed as Bridget}

iii.

Sarah Cobb, baptised 6/2/1652, St Giles, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]

iv.

William Cob, baptised 15/4/1653, St George Colegate, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[15] William died 1710/1711 & buried 28/2/1710-1711, St James Pockthorpe, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[28] {Forename not given on baptism by [15], probably the William born c.1653 who married Hannah, from marriage & burial records} Married Ann Linsey, 21/3/1676, St Paul, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[28] Ann died 1721/1722 & buried 2/1721-1722, St James Pockthorpe, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[28] {The children attributed to William Jr & his wife, Ann, may belong to William Sr & Ann, however Ann would have been too old to have been their mother so William Sr would have to have remarried to another Ann. More likely they belong to his son, William Jr}
Children: (a)
 
Susan Cobb, baptised 25/2/1676-1677, St Paul, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26,28] Died before 1679.
(b)
Mary Cobb, baptised 24/11/1678, St James Pockthorpe, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[12] Died before 1683.
(c)
Susan Cobb, baptised 18/4/1679, St James Pockthorpe, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[12] Died 18/4/1679, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[12]
(d)
William Cobb, baptised 30/1/1680, St James Pockthorpe, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[12] Married Ann.[26]
Children: (1)
 
Moses Cobb, baptised 18/5/1705, St James Pockthorpe, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]  
(2)
Aaron Cobb, baptised 18/5/1705, St James Pockthorpe, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[12] Died 1707 & buried 17/11/1707, St Paul, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[28,144]
(3)
Mary Cobb, baptised 27/4/1708, St Helen, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]
(4)
Mary Cobb, baptised 18/4/1709, St Paul, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[12] Died 18/4/1709 & buried 18/4/1709, St Paul, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[28,144] {Death could be that of Mary baptised 1708}
(e)
John Cobb, baptised 16/11/1682, St James Pockthorpe, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[28]
(f)
Mary Cobb, baptised 31/1/1683, St James Pockthorpe, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[12]
(g)
Richard Cobb, baptised 13/9/1685, St James Pockthorpe, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[12]
(h)
John Cobb, baptised 22/9/1686, St James Pockthorpe, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[12]
(i)
Valentine Cobb, baptised 14/2/1687, St James Pockthorpe, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[12] Buried 30/3/1688, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[12]
(j)
Ann Cobb, baptised 22/12/1695, St James Pockthorpe, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[12]

v.

Samuel Cob, baptised 24/4/1659, St George Colegate, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[15] {Mother Bridget}

vi.
Elizabeth Cobb, born before 1665. Married William Brown, 5/11/1685, St George Colegate, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[15]




1.1.1.1. Thomas Cobb, baptised 6/12/1646, St George Colegate, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[15] {Mother listed as Bridget} Married Margaret[4] Rant, 2/2/1669, Heigham, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[5]

Children of Thomas Cobb & Margaret Rant:

i.
 
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 6/11/1670, All Saints, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]

ii.

Anne Cobb, baptised 21/1/1671, All Saints, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[17] Died 5/1673.[17]

iii.

Robert Cobb, baptised 17/4/1674, All Saints, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[17]

iv.

James Cobb, born 1676,[28] baptised 23/7/1676, St Giles, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[4] Died 1761 & buried 21/7/1761, 21/7/1761, St Stephen, Norwich, Co Norfolk (84yo).[28] Married Elizabeth Long, 2/4/1701, St Augustine, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[3,26] Married Alice Hardy, 28/6/1702, Saint Julian, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26] Alice died 1743 & buried 13/10/1743, Saint Julian, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[28] Married Elizabeth Evaret, 15/12/1745, St Helen, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26,28] {It is possible there were two James Cobb's living in St Julian at the same time}
Children: (a)
 
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 4/9/1704, Saint Julian, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26,28]
(b)
James Cob.[28] Died 1708/1709 & buried 21/1/1708-1709, Saint Julian, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[28]
(c)
Mary Cob.[28] Died 1709 & buried 4/4/1709, Saint Julian, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[28]
(d)
Thomas Cob.[28] Died 1710 & buried 4/6/1710, Saint Julian, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[28]
(e)
James Cob, baptised 3/11/1711, Saint Julian, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26,28] Died 1731 & buried 4/9/1731, Saint Julian, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[28]
(f)
Elizabeth Cob, baptised 13/9/1714, Saint Julian, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26,28]

v.

Thomas Cobb, born 1678,[28] baptised 4/7/1678, St Giles, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[4] Died 1756 & buried 23/10/1756, St Stephen, Norwich, Co Norfolk (78yo).[28] Married Charity[28] Ward, 7/10/1708, St Giles, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[4,26] Charity born 1679.[28] Died 1760 & buried 20/4/1760, St Stephen, Norwich, Co Norfolk (81yo).[28]
Children: (a)
 
James Cobb, baptised 9/6/1709 or 29/6/1709, St Gregory, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26] Died before 1711.
(b)
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 16/6/1710, St Gregory, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26] Died before 1721.
(c)
James Cobb, baptised 20/6/1711, St Gregory, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26] Died before 1714.
(d)
Hannah Cobb, baptised 8/6/1712, St Gregory, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26] Buried 27/5/1713.[26]
(e)
James Cobb, baptised 27/2/1714, St Gregory, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]
(f)
Thomas Cobb, baptised 27/5/1716, St Gregory, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26] Buried 28/6/1716.[26]
(g)
Michael Cobb, baptised 25/8/1717, St Gregory, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26] Died before 1720.
(h)
Michael Cobb, baptised 5/2/1720 or 5/4/1720, St Gregory, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]
(i)
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 28/1/1721, St Gregory, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]
(j)
Charity Cobb, baptised 1/3/1723, St Gregory, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26] Married Hardingham Newmann, 23/2/1747, St Gregory, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]

vi.
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 3/4/1680, All Saints, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]

vii.
Hannah Cobb, baptised 21/4/1685, Saint Peter Parmentergate, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]

viii.
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 3/4/1691, All Saints, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]




1. John Cobbe,[8] probably born between 1575-1585. Married Mary Pollard, 17/1/1607, St Stephen, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[8]

Children of John Cobb & Mary Pollard:

i.
 
Anne Cobbe, baptised 27/11/1608, St Stephen, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[8]

ii.

Grace Cobbe, baptised 25/11/1610, St Stephen, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[8]

iii.

William Cobbe, baptised 14/2/1612, St Stephen, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[8] Married Elizabeth Burton, 21/2/1635, St Stephen, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[8]

iv.

Richard Cobb, baptised 21/8/1616, St George Colegate, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[15]

v.

Amy Cobb, born before 1620. Married Henry Adams, 21/4/1639, St George Colegate, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[15]

vi.
John Cobbe,[4,7,22] baptised 29/7/1621, St Stephen, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[8] Married Mary Oode/Code, 30/10/1643, All Saints, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[7]
Children: (a)
 
Mary Cobb, baptised 7/12/1656, St Giles, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[4]
(b)
Sarah Mary Cob, baptised 7/12/1665, St Giles, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[22]

vii.
Thomas Cobb, baptised 29/1/1627, St James Pockthorpe, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[21]

viii.
Edward Cobb,[4] probably born between 1625-1635. {Possible son, named 1st son John & shared a St Giles connection} Married unknown.
Children: (a)
 
John Cobb, baptised 31/7/1659, St Giles, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[4]
(b)
Edward Cobb, baptised 5/12/1661, St Giles, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[4] Died c.1718, Norwich, Co Norfolk & will probated for Edmund Cobb, worsted weaver, 1718.[126] Married Sarah.[26] {Listed as Ed in [26] for baptisms of children}
Children: (1)
 
William Cobb, baptised 2/12/1686, Saint Peter Mancroft, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]
(2)
Jefrey Cobb, baptised 7/11/1688, Saint John De Sepulchre, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26] Died 26/11/1688.[26]
(3)
Jefrey Cobb, baptised 10/1/1689, Saint John De Sepulchre, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]
(4)
John Cobb, baptised 2/1/1694, Saint John De Sepulchre, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]
(5)
Jefrey Cobb, baptised 31/8/1696, Saint John De Sepulchre, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]
(c)
Peter Cobb, baptised 12/4/1664, St Giles, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[4] Died before 1668.
(d)
Peter Cobb, baptised 14/5/1668, St Lawrence, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[18]
(e)
Robert Cobb, baptised 23/8/1668, St Lawrence, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[18]




1. John Cobbs,[26] born before 1675. Married Mary Banfather, 23/12/1694, Saint Peter Parmentergate, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]

Children of John Cobb & Mary Banfather:
*
i.
 
John Cobb, baptised 5/11/1695, Saint Peter Parmentergate, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]

ii.

Ann Cobb.[26] Married Isaac Turner, 9/2/1724, St Martins At Palace, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]
Children: (a)
 
Mary Cobb, baptised 11/8/1714, St Martins At Palace, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]




1.1. John Cobb, baptised 5/11/1695, Saint Peter Parmentergate, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26] Died 1766 & buried 26/1/1766, Saint Stephen, Norwich, Co Norfolk (75yo).[28] Married Ann Singleton, 13/4/1713, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26,28] At the time of the marriage John resided St George Tombland, Norwich, and Anne resided St Martin at Palace, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[28] Ann born c.1698, died 1766 & buried 14/5/1766, Saint Stephen, Norwich, Co Norfolk (68yo).[28]

Children of John Cobb & Ann Singleton:
*
i.
 
John Cobb, baptised 8/7/1713, St Martins At Palace, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]




1.1.1. John Cobb, baptised 8/7/1713, St Martins At Palace, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26] Died after 1789.[29] Married Rhoda Morley, 13/8/1742, Saint Stephen, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26,28] {[26] gives DOM as 13/8/1742} Married by banns.[28] Rhoda born 1715, died 1789 & buried 31/5/1789, Redenhall with Harlestone and Hamlet of Wortwell, Co Norfolk (74yo).[29] On 24/5/1745, John & Rhoda and their children John & Mary were issued with a settlement certificate for Redenhall with Harlestone, Co Norfolk, having previously resided St Andrew, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[188] Resided 1745,1747,1760,1789 Redenhall, Co Norfolk.[29,188]

Children of John Cobb & Rhoda Morley:

i.
 
John Cobb, born between 1742-1745, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[188]

ii.

Mary Cobb, born between 1742-1745, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[188]

iii.

James Cobb, baptised 30/9/1747, Redenhall with Harlestone and Hamlet of Wortwell, Co Norfolk (twin).[29] Was a witness, 29/8/1784, at the marriage between John Buckingham & Elizabeth Finch, both of Redenhall, at Redenhall, Co Norfolk.[29]

iv.

Sarah Cobb, baptised 30/9/1747, Redenhall with Harlestone and Hamlet of Wortwell, Co Norfolk (twin).[29]

v.

William Cobb.[29,188] Died c.1815, Redenhall, Co Norfolk & will probated 1815.[188] Married 1st Ann Curtis.[29] Ann born 1754, died 1809 & buried 14/9/1809, Redenhall with Harlestone and Hamlet of Wortwell, Co Norfolk (55yo).[29] Married 2nd Mrs Ann Manning, 25/9/1810, Redenhall, Co Norfolk (widow).[26] Resided 1775,1779,1785,1786,1788,1791,1794,1808,1809 Redenhall, Co Norfolk.[29]
Children: (a)
 
William Cobb, baptised 20/2/1775, Redenhall with Harlestone and Hamlet of Wortwell, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1775 & buried 23/2/1775, Redenhall with Harlestone and Hamlet of Wortwell, Co Norfolk (inf).[29]
(b)
James Cobb, born 1778, Redenhall, Co Norfolk, baptised 11/1/1778, Redenhall with Harlestone and Hamlet of Wortwell, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1791 & buried 3/3/1791, Redenhall with Harlestone and Hamlet of Wortwell, Co Norfolk (22yo).[29]
(c)
Hannah Cobb, baptised 31/10/1779, Redenhall with Harlestone and Hamlet of Wortwell, Co Norfolk.[29]
(d)
William Cobb, baptised 9/5/1784, Redenhall with Harlestone and Hamlet of Wortwell, Co Norfolk (twin).[29] Died 1785 & buried 16/1/1785, Redenhall with Harlestone and Hamlet of Wortwell, Co Norfolk (inf).[29]
(e)
Ann Cobb, baptised 9/5/1784, Redenhall with Harlestone and Hamlet of Wortwell, Co Norfolk (twin).[29]
(f)
Harriet Cobb, born 1786, Redenhall, Co Norfolk, baptised 6/7/1786, Redenhall with Harlestone and Hamlet of Wortwell, Co Norfolk.[29] {Mother given as Ann Curtis} Died 1809 & buried 8/2/1809, Redenhall with Harlestone and Hamlet of Wortwell, Co Norfolk (22yo).[29] Resided 1809, Redenhall, Co Norfolk.[29]
(g)
William Cobb, born 1788, Redenhall, Co Norfolk, baptised 16/11/1788, Redenhall with Harlestone and Hamlet of Wortwell, Co Norfolk (twin).[29] Died 1807 & buried 10/5/1807, Redenhall with Harlestone and Hamlet of Wortwell, Co Norfolk (18yo).[29] Resided 1807, Redenhall, Co Norfolk.[29]
(h)
John Cobb, born 28/6/1788, baptised 11/11/1788, Redenhall with Harlestone and Hamlet of Wortwell, Co Norfolk (twin).[29] Died before 1794.[29]
(i)
John Cobb, baptised 5/12/1794, Redenhall with Harlestone and Hamlet of Wortwell, Co Norfolk.[29]
(j)
George Cobb, born 1795, Redenhall, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1808 & buried 25/3/1808, Redenhall with Harlestone and Hamlet of Wortwell, Co Norfolk (13yo).[29]

vi.
Ann Cobb, baptised 8/2/1760, Redenhall with Harlestone and Hamlet of Wortwell, Co Norfolk.[29] {Mother's name listed as Abada on transcription}



Cobb's of Bury Saint Edmunds, Co Suffolk (1600's)

From the arms of the Cobbs of Bury St Edmond [Argent (silver), a chevron between three cocks Gules (red)], they are a branch of the Cobb's of Cobb's Court, Aldington and New Romney, Co Kent, and not connected to any of the titled Cobb's of Co Norfolk.

I have included James & his family in this chart since the family had assets in Co Norfolk and appeared in the Co Norfolk records. The Cobbe's of Bury St Edmond do not appear in the 1561, 1577 & 1612 Suffolk Visitations, suggesting the family arrived in Suffolk between 1612-1628 (1628 is the first confirmed appearance of the family in Bury St Edmond). It is, of course, possible, that as a branch of the Kent Cobbs, they are listed in the 1612 Kent Visitations instead of the 1612 Suffolk Visitations. The Norfolk visitations contains branches of the Sandringham Cobb's who had not lived in Norfolk for several generations.


1. James Cobb.[71,125] Esquire, 1657,1658,1661,1662,1665,1683.[71] Died 1683-1685, Bury Saint Edmunds, Co Suffolk.[71] Will dated 7/8/1683 & proved 3/8/1685.[71] "To poor of Gt. Saxham and St. Jas. Bury - 40/- each; to Jas. Harvey, grandson - books, etc.; to wife Martha - lands in Blissah Field, Little Saxham for life - Executrix, then to grandchild Cobbes Rushbrooke with messuage etc. called Andrews and lands in Gt. & Little Saxham and Humphry's in Lawshall and Cockfield and (after my wife's decease) messuage and lands (Knopwoods) in Gidding and Felsham; to grandson Gibson Lucas - tenement in Bury (occupied by Thos. Symonds) and all other unspecified."[71] Dated 26/6/1658, "Deed poll of appointment of attorney: Francis Harvey of Cockfield, and bargain and sale to James Cobbs by Dame Elizabeth Spring, widow of Sir William Spring of Pakenham, Hamon L'Strange Esq. of Pakenham and Jas. Hobart Esq. of Mendham - execs. of late Sir William Spring."[71] Dated 26/6/1658, "Bargain and sale for 355.10 by Dame Elizabeth Spring, widow, of Sir William Spring, Baronet, of Pakenham and Hamon L'Estrange, Esq. of Pakenham, and James Hobart Esq. of Mendham (execs. of Sir William Spring) to James Cobbs, Esq. of Bury St. Edmunds of property in Cockfield."[71] Dated 22/10/1658, "Draught of title and admission of James Cobbs Esq. to Humphrys in Lawshall."[71] Dated 12/10/1661, "Bargain and sale for 350 by Gybson Lucas, Dr. of Divinity, of Great Horningsheath and William Herbert, Dr. of Divinity, of Great Whelnetham (exces. of Thomas Cornish, gent. of Little Whelnetham) to James Cobbs Esq. of Bury St Edmunds of copyhold messuage, etc. in Lawshall called Awnfrycs, 15.5 acres occupied by Dorothy Avis, 18 acres (in 6 pieces), 6 acres pasture (Wood Close) and 11 acres wood, now mainly pasture, called Awnfries Wood."[71] Dated 15/10/1661, "Bond for 380 by James Cobbs Esq. of Bury St Edmunds to Gybson Lucas and William Herbert for payment of 190."[71] Dated 22/4/1662, "Copy of court roll of manor of Lawshall. Admission of James Cobbs to copyhold (Amphreys) of Thomas Cornish, sold to him by exces: Gibson Lucas and William Herbert and surrendered to the use of his will."[71] Dated 30/4/1662, "Letter of John Lee (Lord of manor to James Cobbes, re acquittance for fine paid."[71] Dated 9/1662, "Extract from indenture of lease by James Cobbes Esq. of Bury St. Edmunds to Richard Ware, yeoman, of Lawshall of Humphreyse in Lawshall and meadow called Kinlesse in Cockfield (except woods and timber) with provisions for repairs and agreement by Cobbes to build on to house as stated."[71] Dated 10/5/1664, "Confirmation of bargain and sale by Sir Wm. Spring, Bt. of Pakenham (son of late Sir Wm. Spring) to James Cobbs Esq. of Bury St. Edmunds, ie of bargain and sale by Dame Eliz. Spring, Hamon L'Estrange and Jas. Hobart of 20 June 1656 of 6 pieces in Cockfield. Viz 12 acres Little Millfield, 5 acres Little Woolfield, 15 acres Little Hoopes, 30 acres Long Kenles (in 3 pieces) and 4 perches of pasture. Two halves of final concord for 500 between James Cobbs, Francis Astey, Richard Wells, Richard Maninge and Edward Nice - quers. and Wm. Spring, deft. for manor of Peppers and 4 messuages, 1 dovecote, 4 gardens, 4 orchards, 240 acres land, 16 acres meadow, 230 acres pasture, 50 acres wood, etc. in Cockfield, Bradfield Combust, Bradfield St. Clare, Lavenham and Thorpe Morieux."[71] Dated 13/4/1665, "Bargain and sale for 135 by James Cobbes Esq. of Bury St. Edmunds to Francis Harvey, gent. of Cockfield. Messuage and 5 pieces in Cockfield of 5 acres, 1 acres, 3 acres, 1 acre, 4 perches belonging late to John Debenham."[71] Married Millicent[125] Turner, 11/7/1627, All Saints, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26] Married 2nd Martha[71] Barnes.[26,127] Martha d/o William Barnes (d.1664) of East Winch, Co Norfolk, and Anne Coppin of Marketcell, Co Bedfordshire.[127] Martha was previously married to Edmund Asty of Bury St Edmonds, Co Suffolk.[127] Martha died after 1685.[71] Martha was listed as wife an executor of James' will, dated 1683 & proved 1685.[71] Resided 1657-1683, Bury Saint Edmunds, Co Suffolk.[71]

Children of James Cobb:

i.
 
James Cobbe, baptised 29/7/1628, Saint James, Bury Saint Edmunds, Co Suffolk.[125] Died before 1644.[125]

ii.

Winifred Cobbe, baptised 10/1635, Saint James, Bury Saint Edmunds, Co Suffolk.[125] {mother Dorcas at baptism} Married Francis Harvey, gentleman, 1657.[71] Marriage settlement dated 9/12/1657.[71] "Marriage settlement of Francis Harvey, gent., of Cockfield and Wennefrid, daughter of James Cobbes, Esq., of Bury St. Edmunds. 1000 by Jas. Cobbes to Harvey. To James Cobbes and Thosmas Shelley, Esq. of Grayes Inn - manor of Peppers, Cockfield with capital messuage and 3 acres etc. to use of Francis Harvey for life, then of Wennefrid, then heirs."[71]
Children: (a)
 
James Harvey.[71] Mentioned as an heir in will of James Cobbe, Esquire (1683).[71] Dated 19/10/1685 in the court roll of manor of Lawshall (Lord: Thomas Lee Esq.), admission of James Harvey (under will of grandfather Jas. Cobbes) to Amphryes, etc. in Lawshall.[71] Dated 20/1/1686-1687, "Mortgage for 500 years for 300 by James Harvey, gent., of Middle Temple to Rob't. Long, grocer, of Yarmouth, Norfolk of land in Cockfield: 12 acres Little Millfield, 5 acres Little Woolfield, 15 acres Little Hoopes, 30 acres Long Kinles (now in 3 pieces) - late occupied by Lydia Ware, widow, now occupied by John Ware - inherited by James Harvey by will of grandfather James Cobbes."[71]

iii.

Henry Cobbe, baptised 13/12/1635, Saint James, Bury Saint Edmunds, Co Suffolk.[125] {mother Millicent} Died/buried 25/8/1639.[125]

iv.

Edward Cobbe, baptised 24/3/1636, Saint James, Bury Saint Edmunds, Co Suffolk.[125]

v.

Margaret Cobbe, baptised 30/12/1642, Saint James, Bury Saint Edmunds, Co Suffolk.[125] Married William Lucas.[26]
Children: (a)
 
Gibson Lucas, baptised 2/3/1674, Horningsheath, Co Suffolk.[26] Died infancy.
(b)
Gibson Lucas, baptised 21/2/1675, Horningsheath, Co Suffolk.[26] Mentioned as an heir in will of James Cobbe, Esquire (1683).[71]

vi.
James Cobbe, baptised 23/12/1644, Saint James, Bury Saint Edmunds, Co Suffolk.[125]

vii.
Dorothy Cobbe.[26] Married William Rushbrooke.[26]
Children: (a)
 
Cobbes Rushbrooke, baptised 14/10/1673, Bardwell, Co Suffolk.[26] Mentioned as an heir in will of James Cobbe, Esquire (1683).[71]



South of Norwich (the Pulham's, Shelfanger etc Area)

1. Cobb's of the Pulham's, Dickleburgh, Gissing, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk (about 1380's-1800's)
2. Cobb families of Burston & Gissing, Co Norfolk (1400's-1700's)
3. Cobb's of Shelfanger & Winfarthing, Co Norfolk (abt.1720-1800's)
4. Cobb's of Diss, Co Norfolk (c.1720-1800's)

Cobb's of the Pulham's, Dickleburgh, Gissing, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk (about 1380's-1800's)

The first few generations are speculative, mostly based on the wills index. The Pulhams are about 25km due south of Norwich, not far from the Norfolk/Suffolk border.


1. John Cobbe, born before 1395 (from most recent estimated DOB's of presumed sons). Died c.1446 & will probated 1446, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[34] Married unknown. {see note for John (1.1), below}

Children of John Cobb:

i.
 
William Cobbe, born before 1415 (wife/widow died 1438). Probably died before 1438 (wife left will dated 1438). Married Beatrice.[34] Beatrice died c.1438 & her will probated 1438, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[34]

ii.

Richard Cobbe, born before 1423. Died c.1443 & will probated 1443, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[34]
*
iii.

John Cobbe,[34] born before 1424.




1.1. John Cobbe,[34] born before 1424 {a presumed son was of adult age in 1464, thus born before 1444 & his father born before 1424}. John Cobbe Senior died c.1464 & will probated 1464, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[34] Married unknown. {Known as John Sr so not the father of the John who died c.1446 (listed as 1., above), that is, the reverse of how the two John's are assigned in this chart. It also implies that John (1.1), or a brother, had a son, John, who was of adult age by 1464. John Sr's presumed brothers both died in the 1440's, so it is more likely that the implied John Jr was the son of the John Sr who died c.1464}

Children of John Cobb:
*
i.
 
John Cobbe,[34] born before 1444.




1.1.1. John Cobbe,[34] born before 1444. Died 15/8/1502 and buried St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[132] Will probated 1502, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[34] Yeoman.[34] In 1806 there were a number of brass plates located in the porch chamber of St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk, which had been previously reaved off the stones in the church. On one is the inscription: "Orate pro anima Johannis Cobbe, qui obut vvv die Augusti Anno Christi M VC VV. cuius anime propicictur Deus." {Prayer for breath Johannis Cobbe, who died 15 Day August 1502AD, of whose breath God provided. "M VC" is a date abbreviation, 1000 + 5x100, that is 1500, and the "VV" presumably should have been "II", possibly mis-transcribed by the source or deteoriated through age}[132] Probably married the daughter & heir of Richard Love.[131] {see note below for sons Robert & John}

Children of John Cobbe & unknown Love:
*
i.
 
John Cobbe,[34] probably born 1460-1473.

ii.

Robert Cobbe,[131] born before 1473. Between 1493-1500, in a chancery pleadings addressed to the Cardinal Archbishop of Canterbury, as Lord Chancellor, was the case of "Robert Cobbe vs. Thomas Fysshe and Roose, his wife, William Geffreys and Cristyne, his wife, John Cobbe the younger, and Margaret, his wife, and John Grene, re Detention of deeds relating to a messuage called Pycas and land in Pulham, late of Richard Love, of Hardwick, Co Norfolk."[131] {An examination of the various John Cobbe's and when they died indicates that a John Jr in the 1490's has to be John (1.1.1.1.). Since the record refers to Robert Cobbe, it is likely the case involves an inheritance, presumably from the estate of John & Robert's mother's father, further indicating that Rose & Christine were either sisters or cousins}

iii.

Rose Cobbe.[131] Married Thomas Fysshe before 1493. {Possible daughter. Presumably a grandchild of Richard Love}

iv.

Christine Cobbe.[131] Married William Geffreys before 1493. {Possible daughter. Presumably a grandchild of Richard Love}




1.1.1.1. John Cobbe, probably born 1460-1473. John Cobbe the elder died c.1517 & his will probated 1517, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[34] In 1806 there were a number of brass plates located in the porch chamber of St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk, which had been previously reaved off the stones in the church. On one is the inscription: "Orate pro animabus Johannis Cobbe et Margarete Avoris {or Aroris? uncertain} cius. qui obut vvi die Oct. A-Dni.M vvvvv v. quorum animatus propicictur deus, Amen. {Prayer for breath Johannis Cobbe & Margarete Aroris who died 11th day October 1505AD, of whom breath God provided. Amen. Since John's will was probated 1517, either the year was transcribed incorrectly or the death refers to John's wife, Margaret} Between 1493-1500, in a chancery pleadings addressed to the Cardinal Archbishop of Canterbury, as Lord Chancellor, was the case of "Robert Cobbe vs. Thomas Fysshe and Roose, his wife, William Geffreys and Cristyne, his wife, John Cobbe the younger, and Margaret, his wife, and John Grene, re Detention of deeds relating to a messuage called Pycas and land in Pulham, late of Richard Love, of Hardwick, Co Norfolk."[131] {An examination of the various John Cobbe's and when they died indicates that a John Jr in the 1490's has to be John (1.1.1.1.). Since the record refers to Robert Cobbe, it is likely the case involves an inheritance, presumably from the estate of John & Robert's mother's father, further indicating that Rose & Christine were either sisters or cousins} Between 1493-1500, in a chancery pleadings addressed to the Cardinal Archbishop of Canterbury, as Lord Chancellor, was the case of  "John Fayrchilde vs John Cobbe of Pulham, re detention of deeds relating to land in Pulham, Co Norfolk."[131] On 28/5/1511 John Cobbe of Pulham St Mary, Butcher, William Machet, Robert Thurketell, John Aylmer, and John Kenson bought from John Keryson and Robert Edward, clerk, both of Pulham St Mary Magdalene, 2 pieces of land in Pulham, viz (1) 1 acre approx lying between land once Katherine Austyn's on the west, and once Nicholas Flotman's on the east, with south abutment on the closes of Thomas Aylmer and Richard Richeman, and northern on land of Robert Sp[er]hanble; (2) 1/2 acre approx lying between the lands of Thomas Aylmer on either hand, east and west, with southern abutment to Richard Richeman's close, and northern onto land recently the said Nicholas Flotman's. To hold from chief lords of the fee for customary services to the use of the said John Cobbe his heirs and assigns.[131] Married Margaret[131] Aroris/Avoris.[132]

Children of John Cobb & Margaret Aroris:
*
i.
 
John Cobb,[29] born before 1505.

ii.

Robert Cobbe.[26,34] Robert Cobbe the younger,[34] died 1544/1545 & buried 20/3/1544-1545, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Will probated 1545.[34] {May be a s/o Robert, brother of John (1.1.1.1), however I have found no evidence that the older Robert remained in Pulham, although he was evidently in the area and still alive, as of 1544, else he had a son, Robert Jr, who lived near but not in Pulham and was somewhat older than the Robert presumed son of John (1.1.1.1)}




1.1.1.1.1. John Cobb,[29] probably born before 1500. Died 1544/1545 & buried 11/1/1544-1545, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Margaret.[26,29] Margaret died 1553 & buried 15/10/1553, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk (widow).[29]

Children of John Cobb & Margaret:
*
i.
 
Robert Cobbe,[29] probably born before 1520. {Possibly son of Robert, above}

ii.

Henry Cobbe,[29] born before 1525. Married unknown.
Children: (a)
 
Henry Cobb,[29] born before 1545. {Probable son. The parish of Dickleburgh borders Pulham, to the south} Died 1572/1573 & died 8/1/1572-1573, All Saints, Dickeburgh, Co Norfolk.[26] Married Margaret.[29]
Children: (1)
 
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 26/3/1565, All Saints, Dickeburgh, Co Norfolk.[26]
(b)
Richard Cobbe, baptised 3/1/1546-1547, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(c)
John Cobbe, baptised 3/9/1553, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(d)
Edward Cobbe, baptised 1/3/1556-1557, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]

iii.

John Cobb,[29] born before 1530. Married Maude Artesse, 20/7/1550, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]
Children: (a)
 
Thomas Cobbe, baptised 21/2/1550-1551, St Mary Magdalen, Pulham Market, Co Norfolk.[29] Died between 1589-1599. Married 1st unknown. Married 2nd Grace Fulcher, 1589, St Mary, Gissing, Co Norfolk.[29] Grace married 2nd Peter Alger, 4/10/1599, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]
Children: (1)
 
Thomas Cobb,[29] born before 1580. Married Alice Hastings, 1600, St Mary, Gissing, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Alicia died 1605 & buried 20/4/1605, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk (widow).[29]
(2)
Mirrible Cobbe,[29] born before 1585. Married John Wittam, 1601, St Mary, Gissing, Co Norfolk.[29]
(b)
Alice ("Alis") Cobbe, baptised 7/5/1553, St Mary Magdalen, Pulham Market, Co Norfolk.[29]
(c)
John Cobbe, baptised 8/10/1556, St Mary Magdalen, Pulham Market, Co Norfolk.[29]

iv.

William Cobbe.[29] Died 1543 & buried 22/8/1543, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] {Father not listed}




1.1.1.1.1.1. Robert Cobbe,[29] probably born before 1520. Died 1558 & buried 29/4/1558, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Robert's will was proved 1558, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[34] Married unknown.

Children of Robert Cobb:
*
i.
 
Robert Cobbe, baptised 5/12/1543, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]

ii.

Margory Cobbe, baptised 21/9/1545, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1550 & buried 14/8/1550, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]

iii.

John Cobbe, baptised 3/1/1547-1548, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1558 & buried 5/12/1558, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]

iv.

Richard Cobbe, baptised 13/1/1549-1550, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]

v.

Francis Cobbe, baptised 12/2/1551-1552, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]

vi.
Godfrey ("Godfridus") Cobbe, baptised 22/3/1554-1555, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]

vii.
Anna Cobbe, baptised 22/3/1554-1555, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]

viii.
Christopher Cobbe, baptised 21/10/1557, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]




1.1.1.1.1.1.1. Robert Cobbe, baptised 5/12/1543, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1629 & buried 5/11/1629, St Mary Magdalen, Pulham Market, Co Norfolk.[29] Married 1st Alyce Byrcham (Bircham), 24/10/1569, St Mary Magdalen, Pulham Market, Co Norfolk.[29] Married 2nd Margaret ("Margareta") Stephins, 27/9/1574, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]

Children of Robert Cobb & Alice Bircham:

i.
 
Robert Cobb,[29] probably born 1570's. Died before 1618/1619 (wife died a widow).[29] Married Maria Evance, 3/11/1601, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Maria died 1618/1619 & buried 18/3/1618-1619, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk (widow).[29]

Children of Robert Cobb & Margaret Stephens:

i.
 
Simon Cobbe, baptised 26/5/1575, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1641 & buried 23/8/1641, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Simon's will was proved 1641, Pulham St Mary, Co Norfolk.[34] Married Elizabeth Sheringe, 2/10/1608, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Elizabeth died 1641 & buried 22/8/1641, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]
Children: (a)
 
Christiana Cobbe, baptised 9/9/1610, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Married John Higham, 13/11/1634, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(b)
Maria Cobb, baptised 19/10/1614, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]

ii.

Sara Cobbe, baptised 23/9/1576, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1576 & buried 8/12/1576, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]

iii.

John Cobbe, baptised 20/10/1577, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Died before 1580.

iv.

Elizabeth Cobbe, baptised 16/2/1578-1579, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Burial followed the baptism ("Infantibus Dei Cobbe Codem Die Sepultus Erat").[29] Died 1578-1579 & buried 17/2/1578-1579, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]
*
v.

John Cobbe, baptised 28/8/1580, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]




1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1. John Cobbe, baptised 28/8/1580, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Died after 8/1639. Married Anna Thirkettle, 1/5/1606, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Anna died 1639 & buried 29/8/1639, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk (widow).[29]

Children of John Cobb & Anna Thirkettle:

i.
 
Anna Cobb,[29] born before 1610. Married Thomas Gobbet, 22/10/1629, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]

ii.

John Cobbe, baptised 15/2/1609-1610, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]
*
iii.

Robert Cobbe, baptised 8/9/1611, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]




1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1. Robert Cobbe, baptised 8/9/1611, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Died between 1664-1688.[29] In the 1664 hearth tax, Robert was taxed for one hearth, the only Cobb taxed in Pulham St Mary.[115] Married 1st Frances Mills, 21/9/1639, St Mary Magdalen, Pulham Market, Co Norfolk.[29] Married 2nd Maria, before 1640/1641.[29] Maria married 2nd ("widow") William Wilby, 1/12/1688, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]

Children of Robert Cobb & Maria:

i.
 
Robert Cobb, baptised 18/3/1640-1641, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]
*
ii.

Nicholas Cobb, baptised 28/8/1643, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]

iii.

Anna Cobb, baptised 20/9/1645, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]




1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1. Nicholas Cobb, baptised 28/8/1643, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1705/1706 & buried 28/1/1705-1706, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Marie.[29] Maria died 1699 & buried 12/9/1699, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]

Children of Nicholas Cobb & Marie:
*
i.
 
Nicholas Cobb Jr,[29] probably born between 1665-1675.

ii.

William Cobb.[26] {Possible son} Died 1673/1674 & buried 25/1/1673-1674, St Mary Magdalen, Pulham Market, Co Norfolk.[29]
*
iii.

Richard Cobb,[29] born before 1670. {Possible son}

iv.

Maria Cobb,[29] born before 1680. Married Samuel Pierce, 20/10/1700, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]

v.

Sarah Cobb, baptised 10/10/1686, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]




1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1. Nicholas Cobb Jr,[29] probably born between 1665-1675. Died 1699 & buried 12/8/1699, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Margaret.[29] Margaret died 1723 & buried 2/6/1723, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk (widow).[29]

Children of Nicholas Cobb & Margaret:
*
i.
 
John Cob,[29] born before 1695. {Presumed son - named 1st child Nicholas}

ii.

William Cobb,[29] born before 1700. {Presumed son based on shared location} Died 1738/1739 & buried 27/2/1738-1739, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Frances Gurling, 4/10/1722, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Frances likely the "widow Cobb" died 1763 & buried 28/10/1763, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]
Children: (a)
 
Ann Cobb, baptised 2/11/1723, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(b)
Sarah Cobb, baptised 14/3/1723-1724, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1724 & buried 17/9/1724, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk (infant).[29]
(c)
Robert Cobb, baptised 27/9/1725, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1725 & buried 22/10/1725, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk (infant).[29]
(d)
male Cobb, baptised 17/1/1726-1727, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Probably: William Cobb, born 1725.[29] Died 1814 & buried 21/11/1814, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk (89yo).[29] Married Margaret Stone, 8/9/1751, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Margaret died 1785 & buried 21/8/1785, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]

iii.

Margaret Cobb.[29] Died 1708 & buried 16/12/1708, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]




1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.2. Richard Cobb,[29] born before 1670. Married Mary.[29]

Children of Richard Cobb & Mary:

i.
 
Margaret Cobb, baptised 7/9/1690, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]
* ii.

Richard Cobb,[29] born before 1705.


  

1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1. John Cob,[29] born before 1695. Died 1745 & buried 3/11/1745, St Mary Magdalen, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Hannah.[29]

Children of John Cobb & Hannah:

i.
 
Nicholas Cobb.[29] Died 1715/1716 & buried 17/3/1715-1716, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk (infant).[29]

ii.

John Cob, baptised 25/3/1716, St Mary Magdalen, Pulham Market, Co Norfolk.[29]

iii.

Mary Cob, baptised 5/5/1717, St Mary Magdalen, Pulham Market, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1757 & buried 27/5/1757, St Mary Magdalen, Pulham Market, Co Norfolk.[29]

iv.

Hannah Cobb, baptised 22/2/1718-1719, St Mary Magdalen, Pulham Market, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1719 & buried 30/8/1719, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29]
*
v.

Nicholas Cob, baptised 5/2/1720-1721, St Mary Magdalen, Pulham Market, Co Norfolk.[29]

vi.
Elizabeth Cob, baptised 15/6/1722, St Mary Magdalen, Pulham Market, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1723 & buried 28/4/1723, St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Co Norfolk.[29] {mother listed as Elizabeth on burial, presumably a mistake. Mother given as Hannah on Elizabeth's baptism}

vii.
Margaret Cobbe,[29] probably born between 1710-1725. {Possible daughter based on locationMarried William Gibbens, 14/7/1744, St Mary Magdalen, Pulham Market, Co Norfolk.[29]




1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.2.1. Richard Cobb,[29] born before 1705. Married Elizabeth.[29]

Children of Richard Cobb & Elizabeth:

i.
 
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 11/8/1724, St Mary, Tivetshall St Mary, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1725 & buried 31/3/1725, St Mary, Tivetshall St Mary, Co Norfolk.[29]

ii.

William Cobb,[26] probably born between 1720-1732. {Possible son based on common location} Died 1763 & buried 1/11/1763, St Mary, Tivetshall St Mary, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Mary[26] Rach, 12/9/1752, St Mary, Shelton, Co Norfolk.[29] Mary born 1720, died 1794 & buried 17/8/1794, St Mary, Tivetshall St Mary, Co Norfolk (74yo, pauper).[29]
Children: (a)
 
Annie Cobb, baptised 9/9/1753, St Mary, Tivetshall St Mary, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Peter Randall, 1/12/1778, Redenhall, Co Norfolk.[26] Annie resided Tivetshall St Margaret & Peter resided Redenhall.[26] By banns.[26]
Children: (1)
 
Sarah Randall, born 5/1777, baptised 24/6/1787, St Mary, Gissing, Co Norfolk.[29]
(b)
Mary Cobb, baptised 7/7/1755, St Mary, Tivetshall St Mary, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Joseph Jackson, 15/6/1774, The Virgin Mary, Winfarthing, Co Norfolk.[29,140] Both were illiterate.[140] Witnesses were Charles Balls & Anne Burroughs & banns were read 17/4/1774, 24/4/1774 & 1/5/1774.[140]
Children: (1)
 
John Jackson, baptised 22/1/1775, St Mary, Gissing, Co Norfolk.[29]
(2)
Joseph Jackson, baptised 2/9/1781, St Mary, Gissing, Co Norfolk.[29]
(3)
Robert Jackson, baptised 2/9/1781, St Mary, Gissing, Co Norfolk.[29]
(4)
William Jackson, baptised 13/4/1782, St Mary, Gissing, Co Norfolk.[29]
(c)
William Cobb, baptised 22/2/1761, St Mary, Tivetshall St Mary, Co Norfolk.[29]
(d)
John Cob.[29] Died 1765 & buried 6/11/1765, St Mary, Tivetshall St Mary, Co Norfolk.[29]




1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1. Nicholas Cob,[26] baptised 5/2/1720-1721, St Mary Magdalen, Pulham Market, Co Norfolk.[29] Died between 1779-1791.[29] Married 1st Mary Witherby, 6/2/1742-1743, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29] Married 2nd Dinah Barham, 9/9/1765, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Dinah married 2nd Christopher Self, 11/7/1791, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29] Both were previously married.[29] Christopher was from Bressingham.[29] Witnesses George Chapman & William Dodd.[29]

Children of Nicholas Cobb & Mary Witherby:

i.
 
Sarah Cobb, baptised 7/8/1743, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29]

ii.

Nicholas Cobb,[29] probably born between 1743-1750. Died after 1807.[29] Married Esther,[29] before 1773. Esther died 1807 & buried 21/7/1807, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29]
Children: (a)
 
William Cobb.[29] Died 1780 & buried 6/9/1780, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29]
(b)
Elizabeth Cobb, born 1773, baptised 26/3/1775, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29]
(c)
George Cobb, baptised 12/3/1775, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29]
(d)
Marianne Cobb, baptised 1/6/1777, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29] Married John Reeve, 21/11/1796, The Virgin Mary, Winfarthing, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Banns were posted 23/10/1796, 30/10/1796 & 6/11/1796, Winfarthing, Co Norfolk.[140] By banns, both illiterate.[29] Witnesses Charles Balls & John Dogget.[29]
(e)
Mary Cobb, baptised 18/4/1779, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29]
Children: (a)
 
Dinah Cobb, baptised 17/1/1793, The Virgin Mary, Winfarthing, Co Norfolk.[29,140] Baseborn.[29,140] {baseborn}
(f)
Jonathan Cobb, baptised 1/5/1780, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1785 & buried 15/7/1785, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29]
(g)
Coby Cobb, baptised 3/8/1780, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29]
(h)
Alice Cobb, baptised 5/8/1781, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1781 & buried 23/10/1781, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29]
(i)
Catharine Cobb.[26] Died 1784 & buried 18/4/1784, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29]
(j)
Joseph Cobb, baptised 18/9/1785, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29]

iii.

Sophia Cobb, baptised 14/7/1765, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29] {Mother given as Ann} Died 1765 & buried 9/11/1765, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29]

Children of Nicholas Cobb & Dinah Barham:

i.
 
Dinah Cobb, baptised 14/12/1766, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29]
Children: (a)
 
John Cobb.[29] Died 1791 & buried 21/10/1791, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29]
(b)
Mary Ann Cobb, baptised 9/3/1796, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1798 & buried 22/5/1798, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29]

ii.

Sophia Cobb, baptised 10/7/1773, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29] {No mother listedMarried James Bennett, 1790, banns read 19/9/1790, 26/9/1790 & 3/10/1790, Winfarthing, Co Norfolk.[140]

iii.

Margaret Cobb, baptised 10/7/1773, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29] {No mother listed}

iv.

Hannah Cobb, baptised 10/7/1773, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29]

v.

Ann Cobb, baptised 23/5/1779, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29]



Cobb's of Burston & Gissing, Co Norfolk (1400's-1700's)

The following two families are somewhat speculative, having been assembled, for the most part, from the wills index. Burston & Gissing are only 2-3 km apart and it is likely the two families are closely related, although there are few common forenames. Given the gap between the early Cobbe's of Gissing and the appearance of Robert in the mid to late 1600's, it is doubtful that Robert is descended from them, but rather the Cobbe's of Burston, especially since the name Robert appears in that family line. Burston & Gissing are about 20km south-west of Norwich and 3-5km north-east of Diss (Burston being closer by 2-3km). Within a 5km radius of Burston & Gissing are the villages of Shelfanger, Winfarthing, Thelveton, the Pulham's & the Tivetshall's, all of which at one time had populations of Cobbe's.


1. William Cobb,[184] born between 1430-1490 (assuming between 20-80 when died), probably born around 1460 (within a few decades). Died c.1512, Burston, Co Norfolk & will probated 1512.[184] Married unknown.

Children of William Cobb:
*
i.
 
Thomas Cobb,[184] born between 1450-1500.




1.1. Thomas Cobb,[184] born between 1450-1500 (assuming between 20-80 when died, modified by DOB range for his father), probably born around 1485 (within a few decades). Died c.1524, Burston, Co Norfolk & will probated 1524.[184] Husbandman.[184] Married unknown.

Children of Thomas Cobb:
*
i.
 
William Cobb,[184] born between 1475-1524.




1.1.1. William Cobb,[184] born between 1475-1524 (assuming between 20-80 when died, modified by DOB range for his father), probably born around 1510 (within a few decades). Died c.1558, Burston, Co Norfolk & will probated 1558.[184] Married unknown.

Children of William Cobb:
*
i.
 
Robert Cobb,[184] born between 1550-1555.




1.1.1.1. Robert Cobb,[184] born between 1550-1555 (assuming between 20-80 when died), probably born around 1535 (within a few decades). Died c.1577, Burston, Co Norfolk & grant of administration made 1577.[184] Married unknown.

Children of Robert Cobb:
*
i.
 
Henry Cobb,[184] born between 1535-1577.




1.1.1.1.1. Henry Cobb,[184] born between 1535-1577 (assuming between 20-80 when died, modified by DOD for his father), probably born around 1560 (within a few decades). Died c.1615, Burston, Co Norfolk & grant of administration made 1615.[184] Married unknown.

Children of Henry Cobb:
*
i.
 
Thomas Cobb,[184] born between 1555-1610.




1.1.1.1.1.1. Thomas Cobb,[184] born between 1555-1610 (assuming between 20-80 when died, modified by DOB range for his father), probably born around 1585 (within a few decades). Died c.1630, Burston, Co Norfolk, Probate inventory and grant of administration made 1630.[184] Married unknown.

Children of Thomas Cobb:

i.
 
Robert Cobb,[185] born between 1600-1630 (assuming between 20-80 when died, modified by DOB range for his father), probably born around 1610 (within a few decades). Died c.1675, Gissing, Co Norfolk, will probated 1675 & probate inventory published 1676-1677.[185] Yeoman.[143,185]
Children: (a)
 
William Cobb,[26] probably born between 1660-1665 {from DOM and assuming no more than 80yo at death}. Died 1738-1739, Burston, Co Norfolk & will probated 1738/1739.[184] Married Elizabeth Saffery, 6/10/1686, St George Colgate, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[26]
Children: (a)
 
William Cobb, baptised 20/1/1691, Gissing, Co Norfolk.[26]
(b)
Mary Cobb, baptised 7/7/1694, Gissing, Co Norfolk.[26] Died 1694 & buried 11/8/1694.[26]

ii.
Rachel Cobbe,[29] born about 1615. Married John Buckle, 1637, St Mary, Gissing, Co Norfolk.[29]




1. James Cobbe,[185,186] born between 1430-1450 (assuming no more than 8070 at death & had son born before 1472), probably born about 1440. Died c.1509, Gissing, Co Norfolk & will probated 1509.[185] Married unknown.

Children of James Cobb:

i.
 
Robert Cobbe,[185,186] born between 1450-1470 (from DOB range estimate of father & of age by 1492), probably born about 1465. Died c.1505, Gissing, Co Norfolk & will probated 1505.[185] Dated 12/9/1492 (8 Henry VII), an indenture between "William Crowe de Tybenham senior to Robert Cobbe de Gissyng son of James Cobbe, lease for 7 years of land in Gissyng."[186] Married unknown.
Children: (a)
 
James Cobbe,[185] born between 1475-1505 (from DOB range estimate of father and DOD of father), probably born about 1490. Died c.1557, Gissing, Co Norfolk & Grant of Administration made 1557.[185]



Cobb's of Shelfanger & Winfarthing, Co Norfolk (abt.1720-1800's)

Stephen first appears in the Shelfanger-Winfarthing area in the 1740's. Parentage unknown. There are no unaccounted for deaths in Shelfanger & Winfarthing so it is possible he moved into the area as an adult. Possibly a son of Stephen Cobb baptised 1698, Wymondham, Co Norfolk. A Henry Cobb died c.1676, Shelfanger, leaving a will which was probated 1676.[43] Possibly an ancestor. Around the same time, a James Cobb died, leaving a will which was probated 1680, Winfarthing, Co Norfolk.[44] Another possible ancestor. James, or a close relative (father, uncle?) was taxed for 3 hearths in the 1664 Hearth Tax at Winfarthing, Co Norfolk.[115] George is a possible sibling of Stephen. The forename George is reasonably common amongst the Shelfanger Cobb's and Diss is only 3km south of Shelfanger. On 16/7/1733, Henry Cobb, son of Henry Cobb of Diss Heywood, Co Norfolk (about 5km north of the Diss parish church), was baptised at Winfarthing, Co Norfolk.[140] Henry is otherwise uknown amongst the Shelfanger & Diss Cobb's and may just be a coincidence, however it is possible Henry was the father of the Shelfanger Cobb's. William & George are possible sons of Stephen, there is a noticable gap between the known children Stephen (1745) & Moses (1753). William & George are clearly brothers, both naming sons after each other and George named a daughter after William's wife only a few years after William's marriage.


1. Stephen Cobb,[29,103] probably born between 1710-1730. Died 25/10/1790,[103] Winfarthing, Co Norfolk (will probated 1790).[44] Farmer.[44] Married Elizabeth[29] Muriel, 28/9/1744, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[103] Elizabeth died 1807 & buried 6/4/1807, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[26]

Children of Stephen Cobb & Elizabeth Muriel:

i.
 
Stephen Cobb,[29] baptised 16/7/1745, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[103] Buried 11/1/1818, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[103] On 1/4/1777 was a witness (illiterate) at the marriage of his sister, Elizabeth, Winfarthing, Co Norfolk.[140] Married Sarah Donne, 29/8/1774, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29,103] Sarah died 1821 & buried 25/11/1821, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[103]
Children: (a)
 
Charlotte Cobb, baptised 22/3/1775, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29,103] Married William Chase, 26/3/1799, The Virgin Mary, Winfarthing, Co Norfolk.[26,29,103,140] By banns, both illiterate.[29,140] Witnesses Mary Browne & Philip Browne.[29,140] Banns were read 20/1/1799, 27/1/1799 & 10/2/1799.[140]
(b)
William Cobb, baptised 6/10/1776, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[103]
(c)
John Cobb, baptised 15/2/1778, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29,103]
(d)
Charles Cobb, baptised 22/6/1781, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29,103] Buried 22/7/1869, St George, Hardingham, Co Norfolk (89yo).[103,144] On 2/6/1801 Charles faced a settlement examination, described as a hickler living in the parish of Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[43] On 2/6/1801 Charles, now a husbandman, was issued with a removal order, being removed from Shelfanger to Occold, Co Suffolk.[43] Married Frances Bassum, 13/10/1805, Hardingham, Co Norfolk.[103] Frances born 1780, died 1864 & buried 27/8/1864, St George, Hardingham, Co Norfolk.[144]
(e)
Rhoda Cobb.[26,103] Died 1787 & buried 27/5/1787, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29,103]
(f)
Edmund Cobb, baptised 11/5/1788, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29,103] Died 1789 & buried 19/3/1789, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29,103]
(g)
James Cobb, baptised 1/4/1790, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29,103]
(h)
Edmund Cobb, baptised 8/9/1793, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[103] Died 1812 & buried 20/9/1812, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[103]

ii.

William Cobb,[29,103] born between 1740-1755 (Probably c.1750). {Parents unknown. Presumed child, may be s/o Nicholas of Pulham Market and then Shelfanger, see elsewhere} Buried 29/6/1840, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[103] Married 1st Lydia Macro, 1/6/1775, The Virgin Mary, Winfarthing, Co Norfolk.[29,103,140] {[140] gives her name as Susan}. By licence, both were illiterate & witnesses were Mary Macro & Charles Balls.[140] Lydia baptised 1/11/1755, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk, died 1778 & buried 29/4/1778, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[103,140] Married 2nd Elizabeth Dunn, 13/12/1798, The Virgin Mary, Winfarthing, Co Norfolk.[29,103,140] Elizabeth of Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29] By licence, both illiterate.[29,140] Witnesses were John Bobby & Phillip Browne.[140] Elizabeth baptised 10/10/1762, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk, died 1853 & buried 15/3/1853, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[103]
Children: (a)
 
George Cobb, baptised 19/11/1775, The Virgin Mary, Winfarthing, Co Norfolk.[29,103,140] Died 1785 & buried 15/4/1785, The Virgin Mary, Winfarthing, Co Norfolk.[29,103,140]
(b)
William Cobb, baptised 2/5/1777, The Virgin Mary, Winfarthing, Co Norfolk.[29,103,140] Died 1840, Winfarthing, Co Norfolk (will probated 1840).[44] Linenweaver, 1830.[44] Married Mary.[44] Mary born 1778.[44] On 29/3/1830 William & his family were issued with a removal order, being removed from Wymondham to Winfarthing.[44]
*
iii.

George Cobb,[26,103] born between 1745-1760 (Probably c.1755). {Parents unknown. Presumed child, may be s/o Nicholas of Pulham Market and then Shelfanger, see elsewhere} Died after 24/6/1790.[103] Married Susannah[26] Freeman, 1778, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29]
Children: (a)
 
George Cobb, baptised 19/9/1779, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1780 & buried 9/9/1780, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29]
(b)
Lydia Cobb, baptised 24/9/1780, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29]
(c)
William Cobb, baptised 24/7/1785, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29] Possibly the William who faced a settlement examination, 14/9/1807; was a corporal in the Coldstream guard, living in the parish of Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[43] {Alternatively this was William, s/o William Sr, above}
(d)
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 24/7/1785, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29]
(e)
Mary Cobb, baptised 21/1/1787, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29] Possibly the Mary who faced a settlement examination, 6/5/1816; was single woman, living in the parish of Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[43] {Alternatively this was Mary d/o Nicholas, above}
(f)
David Cobb, baptised 17/2/1788, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29]
(g)
Thomas Cobb, baptised 21/2/1790, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29]
(h)
Bligh Cobb, baptised 25/11/1791, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Died 1792 & buried 17/1/1792, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29]
(i)
Lucy Cobb, baptised 21/12/1796, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29]
(j)
Richard Cobb, baptised 24/2/1799, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29]

iv.

Moses Cobb, baptised 18/3/1753, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[103] Died before 24/6/1790.[103]

v.

Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 31/5/1758, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[29] {Baptised 24/5/1757 according to [103]} Buried 14/8/1836, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[103] Married John Self, 1/4/1777, The Virgin Mary, Winfarthing, Co Norfolk.[103,140] Witnesses were Stephen Cobb (mark) & Charles Balls & banns were read 9/3/1777, 16/3/1777 & 23/3/1777.[140]

vi.
John Cobb, baptised 14/5/1760, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[26,103] Died 1832 & buried 19/12/1832, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[26,103] On 15/10/1790 John faced a settlement examination, described as a labourer living in the parish of Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[43] John faced a settlement examination again on 4/7/1800, listed as a labourer of Shelfanger.[43] {John died in Shelfanger, so evidently was successful in his defence} Married Sarah Self, 8/11/1784, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[26,29,103] Witnesses were John Murrell & John Bobby.[29] Sarah baptised 12/3/1757, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk, died 1837 & buried 12/2/1837, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[103]
Children: (a)
 
John Cobb, baptised 15/5/1785, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[26,29,103]
(b)
John Cobb, baptised 12/4/1786, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[26,103]
(c)
Sarah Cobb, baptised 18/5/1788, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[26,29,103]
(d)
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 4/8/1793, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[26,103] Died 1807 & buried 19/11/1807, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[26,29]
(e)
William Cobb, baptised 3/7/1796, All Saints, Shelfanger, Co Norfolk.[26,29,103]

vii.
Rhoda Cobb,[103] born before 1770. Married Richard Ellis, 19/7/1790, The Virgin Mary, Winfarthing, Co Norfolk.[103] Witnesses were John Self & Charles Balls & banns were read 27/6/1790, 4/7/1790 & 11/7/1790.[140]



Cobb's of Diss, Co Norfolk (c.1720-1800's)


1. George Cobb,[26,144] born c.1720.[144] Died 1819 & buried 20/4/1819, St Mary the Virgin, Diss, Co Norfolk (99yo).[144] Married Sarah Battly, 29/6/1755, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26]

Children of George Cobb & Sarah Battly:

i.
 
Mary Cobb, baptised 2/11/1756, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26]

ii.

George Cobb, baptised 26/11/1758, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26] Married Rebecca Witherly, 31/3/1782, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26]
Children: (a)
 
Rebecca Cobb, baptised 11/10/1784, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26] Married Robert West, 6/11/1814, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26]
Children: (a)
 
Samuel Norris Cobb, baptised 26/1/1807, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26] Samuel died 1814 & buried 27/11/1814, St Mary the Virgin, Diss, Co Norfolk.[144]
(b)
Ann Cobb,[26] born before 1785. Married Jonathan Leathers, 1/12/1802, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26]
(c)
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 26/1/1787, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26] Married William Catchpole, 28/7/1811, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26]
(d)
George Cobb, baptised 11/1/1783, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26] Married Hannah Hall, 29/10/1802, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26]
(e)
Mary Cobb, born 3/7/1789, baptised 4/7/1789, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26] Married Jonas Aldrich, 10/9/1809, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26]
(f)
Witherly Cobb, baptised 6/2/1792, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26]
(g)
Hannah Cobb, baptised 18/6/1795, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26] Married Thomas Grimmer, 8/6/1818, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26]
(h)
Phoebe Cobb, baptised 18/1/1801, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26] Married George Madgett, 25/5/1820, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26]
(i)
Joseph Cobb, born 28/11/1806, baptised 2/6/1807, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26] Married Susan Read, 1/3/1831, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26]

iii.

John Cobb, baptised 17/1/1762, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26] Died &/or buried 6/4/1762.[26]

iv.

John Cobb, baptised 14/5/1763, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26] Died before 1775.[26]

v.

Robert Cobb, baptised 2/4/1765, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26]

vi.
Esther Cobb,[26] born before 1770, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26] Married James Hunt, 5/2/1787, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26]

vii.
Elizabeth Cobb, born before 1770, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26] Married John Filby, 1788, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26]

viii.
Martin Cobb, baptised 19/7/1767, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26]

ix.
Joseph Cobb, baptised 12/6/1772, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26] Married Susanna Baldry.[26]
Children: (a)
 
William Cobb, baptised 17/2/1795, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26]

x.
John Cobb, baptised 30/10/1775, Diss, Co Norfolk.[26]



South-West of Norwich (Wymondham area)
1. Cobb's of Wymondham, Co Norfolk (c.1520-1770's)
2. Cobb's of Hackford, Wymondham & St Botolph Morley, Co Norfolk (c.1720-1800's)


Cobb's of Wymondham, Co Norfolk (c.1520-1770's)
Wymondham, one of the largest towns in Co Norfolk, is about 10km south-west of Norwich. Richard possibly the son of Adam Cobb of Ranworth and thence Wymondham, who died Wymondham c.1552.


1. Richard Cobbe,[138] probably born between 1510-1530. Died c.1588.[138] Administration for his estate was granted in 1588 & again in 1590 {presumably the same person}, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[138] Married unknown.

Children of Richard Cobb:
*
i.
 
Richard Cobbe,[26,29] probably born before 1550.

ii.

William Cobbe. Died c.1586.[138] Administration for his estate was granted, 1586, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[138] {Presumed son or brother of Richard Sr}




1.1. Richard Cobbe,[26,29] probably born before 1550 (died as "old man",[29] probably over 70yo). Died 1620 & buried 3/7/1620, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk ("senex", lit. "old man").[29] Married Alice Reeves, 1576, Wramplingham, Co Norfolk.[26]

Children of Richard Cobb & Alice Reeves:
*
i.
 
Robert Cobb,[29,138] probably born between 1570-1585.

ii.

Mary Cobb,[26] born about 1580. Married Alwin Waller, 1609, Wramplingham, Co Norfolk.[26]

iii.

James Cobb,[29,138] probably born between 1580-1595. Died c.1629 & will probated 1629, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[138] Married unknown.
Children: (a)
 
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 27/12/1616, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(b)
William Cobb, baptised 18/1/1617-1618, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(c)
Mary Cobb, baptised 2/4/1620, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(d)
Judith Cobb, baptised 7/4/1622, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(e)
Sarah Cobb, baptised 5/12/1624, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(f)
child Cobb.[29] Died 1626/1627 & buried 4/3/1626-1627, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]
*
iv.

John Cobb,[29] probably born between 1580-1595.




1.1.1. Robert Cobb,[29,138] probably born between 1570-1585. Yeoman.[138] Died before 1627.[29] {In 1627 the child of "the widow Cobb" was buried. There were only three known Cobb's having children between 1600-1630, two of whom were still alive as recent as 1629, leaving Robert as the only viable candidate as the husband of the "widow Cobb", indicating that he had died by 1627. The widow's name is not given, so this remains somewhat speculative} Married Johane.[29] Dated 7/6/1610 was a "bond for further assurance, Robert Cobbe of Wymondham, yeoman, to Elizabeth Turroll of Tasburghe, widow." viz land in Tasburghe.[138] {Dorothy is the only confirmed child. Jeffrey, Anne & William are of the right age to be Robert's children. If they are not Robert's then they are probably of an unknown brother of Robert. They are too young to have been Robert's brothers}

Children of Robert Cobb & Johane:

i.
 
Dorothy Cob, baptised 16/2/1603, St Peter and St Paul, Wramplingham, Co Norfolk.[29]

ii.

Anne Cobb,[29] probably born between 1605-1615. Died 1625 & buried 30/1/1625, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk (a young maid).[29]

iii.

Richard Cobb,[29] probably born between 1605-1615. {If born close to 1615 could be an early son of James or John, probable brothers of RobertMarried Anne Hewke, 4/7/1636, St Peter, Ketteringham, Co Norfolk.[29]

iv.

Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 17/8/1636, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]
*
v.

William Cobbe,[29] born before 1612.

vi.
child Cobb. Died 1627 & buried 14/11/1627, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk (A Child Of The Widdow Cobb).[29]




1.1.3. John Cobb,[29] probably born between 1580-1595. Died 1631 & buried 13/5/1631, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29] Married unknown.

Children of John Cobb:
*
i.
 
John Cobb,[29] born before 1615. {Possible son. Had a great-grandson, Stephen}

ii.

Anne Cobb, baptised 6/7/1617, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]

iii.

Anne Cobb, baptised 28/12/1619, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]

iv.

Stephen Cobb, baptised 27/2/1619-1620, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]

v.

Thomas Cobb,[29] born before 1635. {Possible son. May be s/o one of John's brothers} Married unknown.
Children: (a)
 
Mary Cobb, baptised 16/4/1655, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]




1.1.1.1. William Cobbe,[29] born before 1612. Married Barbara Outlander, 1/11/1632, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29] Both were previously unmarried.[29]

Children of William Cobb & Barbara Outlander:

i.
 
Mary Cobb, baptised 22/8/1633, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]

ii.

Robert Cobb,[29] born before 1637. {Presumably a grandson of Robert & Johane Cobb. Of their known sons, Jeffrey died before 1625 and Richard married & had a child 1636, ruling both out and leaving William. Robert also named a son William} Died 1721/1722 & buried 1/1721-1722, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29] Will probated 1721-1723, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[138] Married 1st Ann.[29] Ann died 1693 & buried 29/8/1693, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29] Married 2nd Susan Lincoln, (1 or 4)/4/1694, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29] Both had been previously married.[29] Susan died 1728 & buried 19/7/1728, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk (widow).[29]
Children: (a)
 
daughter Cobbe.[29] Died 1657/1658 & buried 9/3/1657-1658, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(b)
Robert Cobb.[29] Died 1666 & buried 24/11/1666, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29] {Could be Robert below}
(c)
Robert Cobb, baptised 6/1/1666-1667, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(d)
Eliza Cobb, baptised 4/8/1672, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(e)
William ("Willyom") Cobbe, baptised 12/12/1675, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]

iii.

Sarah Cobb, baptised 29/5/1636, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]

iv.

Ann Cobb, baptised 9/11/1636, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]

v.

Samuel Cobb, baptised 18/10/1639, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]

vi.
child Cobb.[29] Died 1641 & buried 3/12/1641, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]




1.1.3.1. John Cobb,[29] born before 1615. Possibly married the Mary who died 1667 & buried 17/11/1667, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk (Mary Cobb).[29]

Children of John Cobb & Mary:

i.
 
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 13/9/1635, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]

ii.

Mary Copee.[29] Died 1638/1639 & buried 17/3/1638-1639, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]
*
iii.

James Cobb,[29] born before 1645. {Presumed son. Named a son John & had a grandson, Stephen. James' father, John, had a brother named Stephen}

iv.

John Cobb,[29] born before 1655. {Presumed son} Married unknown.
Children: (a)
 
Anne Cobb, baptised 4/4/1675, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29] Married John Woodborne, 5/1698, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29] Both were previously unmarried.[29]




1.1.3.1.1. James Cobb,[29] born before 1645. Died 1699/1700, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk ("old man").[29] Possibly married the Elizabeth who died 1693 & buried 27/7/1693, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29] {James' son, James Jr, named his eldest daughter Elizabeth}

Children of James Cobb & Elizabeth:
*
i.
 
James Cobb,[29] born before 1665.

ii.

child Cobb.[29] Died 1666 & buried 8/7/1666, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]

iii.

Elizabeth Cobb,[29] probably born between 1660-1670. {Probable daughter} Married John Thurston, 5/1689, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]

iv.

John Cobb, baptised 26/9/1669, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1714 & buried 31/5/1714, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29] Married 1st Mary Cagmon, 5/1689, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29] Both were previously unmarried.[29] Mary died 1693 & buried 3/6/1693, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29] Married 2nd Mary Cordey/Condey, 25/6/1693, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29] John was a widower.[29] Mary died 1720 & buried 4/5/1720, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk (w/John).[29]
Children: (a)
 
Mary Cobb,[29] born before 1700. {Possible daughter} Married John Stiles, 26/11/1717, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29] Both previously unmarried.[29]
(b)
John Cobb, baptised 13/12/1696, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1713 & buried 18/6/1713, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]




1.1.3.1.1.1. James Cobb,[29,97] born before 1665. {Born 1665 according to [26] but this is likely an estimate based on age at marriage, no age is recorded with James' burial} Died 1721 & buried 30/6/1721, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[26,29,97] Married Mary Browne, 20/4/1685, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[26,29,97] Both were previously unmarried.[29] Mary baptised 6/9/1667, St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk,[97] died 1731 & buried 5/4/1731, St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk (widow).[29] {[97] lists Mary as the Mary who died 1720, however the PR's indicate this was the wife of John Cobb (see below)}

Children of James Cobb & Mary Browne:

i.
 
James Cobb, baptised 7/2/1685-1686, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]

ii.

James Cobbe Jr, baptised 23/10/1687, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[26,29,97] Married Susanna Reed, 14/7/1707, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[26,29,97] Susan died 1752 & buried 7/6/1752, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]
Children: (a)
 
Ann Cobb,[26] baptised 23/5/1708, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1721 & buried 16/7/1721, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(b)
Elizabeth Cob,[26] baptised 9/9/1711, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]
Children: (1)
 
Susanna Cobb, baptised 17/6/1734, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk (baseborn).[29]
Child:
 
Sarah Cobb, baptised 27/5/1773, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk (baseborn).[29] Father George Howes.[29] Died 1774 & buried 29/8/1774, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(c)
James Cobb,[26] baptised 7/2/1713-1714, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(d)
John Cobb, baptised 3/5/1716, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1721 & buried 4/9/1721, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(e)
Ann Cob,[26] baptised 5/8/1719, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(f)
Robert Cob, baptised 18/5/1722, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1729 & buried 29/1/1729-1730, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]

iii.

Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 31/8/1690, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29] {[26,97] gives both 24/8/1690 & 14/8/1690 for the baptism} Died 1757 & buried 4/8/1757, St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[97] Married Henry Reeve, 5/7/1713, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[26,29,97] Henry, s/o Henry Reeve, baprised 15/5/1692, St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk, died 1738 & buried 29/1/1738, St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[97] Both were previously unmarried.[29]
Children: (a)
 
Henry Reeve, baptised 29/11/1713, St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[97]
(b)
John Reeve, baptised 10/10/1716, St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[97]
(c)
Sarah Reeve, baptised 27/12/1717, St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[97]
(d)
Elizabeth Reeve, baptised 11/2/1719, St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[97]
(e)
Sarah Reeve, baptised 11/11/1722, St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[97]
(f)
Ann Reeve, baptised 1724, St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[97]
(g)
Henry Reeve, baptised 13/9/1725, St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[97]
(h)
James Reeve, baptised 7/10/1731, St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[97]
(i)
Owen Reeve, baptised 20/7/1736, St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[97]

iv.

John Cobb, baptised 16/4/1693, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[26,29,97] Died 1694 & buried 23/9/1694, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]

v.

Mary Cobb, baptised 6/10/1695, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[26,29,97] {[26] gives baptism as 8/10/1695}
Children: (a)
 
Ann Cob, baptised 20/5/1722, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk (baseborn).[29]

vi.
Stephen Cobb, baptised 4/12/1698, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[26,29,97] Died 1731 & buried 5/12/1731, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Mary[26] Buck, 23/7/1718, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29] Both were previously unmarried.[29] Mary died 1732 & buried 23/4/1732, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk (widow).[29]
Children: (a)
 
John Cob, baptised 13/11/1720, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk (15wo).[29] Died 1720/1721 & buried 27/1/1720-1721, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(b)
James Cob, baptised 17/1/1721-1722, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Died 1721/1722 & buried 23/1/1721-1722, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(c)
Mary Cob, baptised 23/7/1723, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Samuel Cullyer, 5/11/1750, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]
(d)
Ann Cob, baptised 4/10/1728, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1728 & buried 7/10/1728, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]



Cobb's of Hackford, Wymondham & St Botolph Morley, Co Norfolk (c.1720-1800's)  

May be connected with the Wymondham Cobb's - all the locations are within 10km of Wymondham. However Edmond (or Edward, the two names are often used interchangably) is otherwise unknown amongst the Wymondham Cobb's suggesting there may not be a connection. Wymondham, one of the largest towns in Co Norfolk, is about 10km south-west of Norwich. St Botolph Morley & Hacking are around 3-5km west of Wymondham.


1. Edmund Cobb,[29] probably born between 1700-1725. Farmer.[29] Died 1782 & buried 30/8/1782, The Virgin Mary, Hackford, Co Norfolk.[29,115] Administration was granted for Edmund's estate, 1781-1784, Hackford, Co Norfolk.[189] Married 1st Sarah.[29] Married 2nd Susanna,[29] after 1748/1749. Susanna died 1787 & buried 21/1/1787, The Virgin Mary, Hackford, Co Norfolk (widow).[29]

Children of Edmund Cobb & Sarah:

i.
 
Elizabeth Cobb, baptised 14/6/1747, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29]

ii.

Edmond Cobb,[26,115] born 1748/1749,[144] baptised 2/1/1748-1749, Virgin Mary and St Thomas a Becket, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1821 & buried 5/6/1821, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk (72yo).[144] Married Rebecca Cole,[26,115] 18/10/1774, St James, Great Ellingham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Both were previously unmarried.[29] Witnesses were Robert Cole & John Cole.[29] Rebecca born 1749, died 1837 & buried 27/8/1837, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk (88yo).[144]
Children: (a)
 
John Cobb, baptised 7/1/1775, St James, Great Ellingham, Co Norfolk.[26,29] Died 1775 & buried 22/11/1775, The Virgin Mary, Hackford, Co Norfolk (inf).[29,115]
(b)
Edmond Cobb, baptised 24/2/1776, The Virgin Mary, Hackford, Co Norfolk.[29,115] Died 1803 & buried 8/10/1803, The Virgin Mary, Hackford, Co Norfolk (27yo).[29] Married Mary Bush,[29] 20/10/1801, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[26] Mary married 2nd Christopher Cobon, 14/10/1810, Wymondham, Co Norfolk.[26]
Children: (1)
 
Rebecca Cobb, born c.1801.[29] Died 1804 & buried 28/8/1804, The Virgin Mary, Hackford, Co Norfolk (4yo).[29]
(c)
Rebecca Cobb, baptised 25/1/1778, The Virgin Mary, Hackford, Co Norfolk.[29,115] Married James Callow, 2/11/1801, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk.[26]
Children: (a)
 
Mary Callow, born 25/1/1802 & baptised 31/1/1802, St Julian, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[28]
(b)
Charles Callow, born 31/5/1803 & baptised 7/6/1803, St Julian, Norwich, Co Norfolk.[28]
(d)
John Cobb, baptised 9/4/1779, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk.[29] Married Ann Richardson, 1/1/1810, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk.[26] Ann born 1787, died 1826 & buried 11/1/1826, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk (39yo).[144]
(e)
Mary Cobb, baptised 2/7/1780, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1802 & buried 28/12/1802, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk (23yo).[29]
(f)
Sarah Cobb, baptised 3/9/1781, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk.[29] Married William Jackson, 26/10/1812, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk.[26]
(g)
William Cobb, baptised 12/10/1782, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk.[29]
(h)
James Cobb, born 1/11/1784, baptised 14/11/1784, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1785 & buried 13/3/1785, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk (6mo).[29]
(i)
Robert Cobb, born 16/12/1785, baptised 16/12/1785, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk.[29]
(j)
Anne Cobb, born 16/12/1785, baptised 16/12/1785, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1786 & buried 9/4/1786, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk (6mo).[29]
(k)
Charles Cobb, born 9/1786, baptised 26/9/1786, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1794 & buried 11/6/1794, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk (8yo).[29]
(l)
Anne Cobb, born 27/10/1788, baptised 2/11/1788, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1804 & buried 17/9/1804, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk (16yo).[29]
(m)
James Cobb, born 1789. Died 1814 & buried 17/9/1814, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk (25yo).[29]
(n)
Samuel Cobb, born 1790. Died 1794 & buried 14/9/1794, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk (4yo).[29]
(o)
George Cobb, born 25/11/1791, baptised 4/12/1791, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk.[29]
(p)
Charles Cobb, born 21/8/1794, baptised 24/8/1794, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1794 & buried 7/10/1794, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk (6wo).[29]
(q)
Christmas Cobb, born 25/12/1795, baptised 27/12/1795, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk.[29] Died 1835 & buried 28/4/1835, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk (39yo).[144]
(r)
Caleb Cobb, born 1/3/1797, baptised 5/3/1797, St Botolph, Morley, Co Norfolk.[29]