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Joseph Cobcroft (1813–1890)

Friends of Mr. John Cobcroft will be sorry to hear that his father, Mr. Joseph Cobcroft, died in Orange on Saturday last after a rather long illness. Mr. Cobcroft was born at Wilberforce in the year 1813 and was therefore in his 77th year. He recently received a medal for being the oldest true born native living in New South Wales. His parents were born in this colony. Mr. Cobcroft was well known to the people of the Hawkesbury.

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Life Summary [details]


12 September, 1813
Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia


26 April, 1890 (aged 76)
Orange, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

Religious Influence

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