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Matilda Jane Cobcroft (1838–1901)

We regret to announce the death of Miss Matilda Cobcroft, of Iona, South Singleton, the sad event taking place in Sydney on Thursday last. The deceased lady was a daughter of the late Mr. John Cobcroft, of Charlton, one of the pioneers of this district, and sister to Miss Emma Cobcroft, of Iona, South Singleton, and to Mrs. Crockett, in the Muswellbrook district. She was highly esteemed for her many excellent qualities, being of a most charitable disposition. She took an active interest in Church matters, having been a devoted adherent of the Church of England. She was also connected with the Ladies' Relief Society and other charitable organisations, and her loss will be greatly felt by the poor of the district.

Original publication

Additional Resources

  • death notice, Singleton Argus (NSW), 26 February 1901, p 2

Citation details

'Cobcroft, Matilda Jane (1838–1901)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 15 April 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


24 March, 1838
Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia


20 February, 1901 (aged 62)
Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (bowel)

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.