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Cobb, William (1774–1820)

Yesterday a Coroner's Inquest was held at the Joiner's Arms, on the body of a poor man named William Cobb, who was unfortunately killed by a tree falling upon him the day previously.—Verdict—Accidental Death. The deceased leaves a wife and two children, wholly unprovided for.

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Dorset, England


8 December, 1820 (aged ~ 46)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death


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