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Adam George Cobcroft (1827–1880)

The news reached Singleton on Wednesday afternoon that, at 8 o'clock that morning, Mr. Adam Cobcroft, of Broke, had died of lung disease. He had been confined to his room for about a month previously, his illness having been brought about by exposure and a severe cold.

Mr Adam Cobcroft is one of several sons of Mr. John Cobcroft, the veteran owner of Charlton, who, himself, is prostrated by an illness that has for some time part laid him at death's dismal door. The deceased gentleman has been engaged for many years in farming pursuits with more or less success. He was married several years ago, and is survived by his wife, who is esteemed by all who know her. Two daughters and one son, all grown up, survive the deceased, who had attained the age of 53 years. He was buried in the Fordwish Church of England Cemetery on Friday, the sad offices of burial being performed by the Rev. C.D. Newman, of Wollombi. The funeral was attended by a large number of the residents of the surrounding districts.

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'Cobcroft, Adam George (1827–1880)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 22 June 2024.

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25 September, 1827
Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia


7 July, 1880 (aged 52)
Broke, New South Wales, Australia

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