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Harriet Stewart Cobcroft (1844–1916)

On Friday, 7th instant, the funeral of the late Mrs. Harriet Cobcroft, relict the late Arthur Cobcroft, took place from Warneton to West Kempsey cemetery, under direction of Mr. Job. T. Walker, and despite the heavy rain many friends of the family were in attendance. The pall-bearers were Messrs. H. Watt, F. Kemp, C. A. Hill and A. O. Franks; the carriers, Messrs. M. and J. Smythe, B. Davy, and A. Judd; and the officiating clergyman, the Rev. G. D. Frewin. Deceased, aged 72, succumbed to heart failure on the 6th instant. She is survived by three sons, Mr. A. E. Cobcroft, of Singleton, manager of St. Clair Station, and Mr. E. H. Cobcroft, of Bellingen, and four daughters, one being Mrs. A. W. Kemp. The late Mrs. Cobcroft, who was a native of Singleton and sister of Mr. F. S. Hope, of Toorooka, came to this river with her husband about 25 years back, and here he died about 12 years ago. Prior to living on the Macleay Mr. and Mrs. Cobcroft lived on their own well-known station, Combadello, near Moree, and in old time Australian way kept open house; but drought, the remorseless drought, drifted them to the coast and less expansive holdings.

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Alternative Names
  • Hope, Harriet Stewart

28 May, 1844
Singleton, New South Wales, Australia


6 April, 1916 (aged 71)
Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease