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2. Robinson COCKS Snr 2 (John1) was born in 1823 in Lincolnshire England,3 died on 31 Jan 1892 in Ivy Cottage, High Street, Heathcote, Victoria, Australia3 at age 69, and was buried in Victoria, Australia.3

Robinson's Death Details : Registration No: 2290.
Records show Robinson as being 69yrs old at his time of death.

The following reports show that Robinson and Mary Ann suffered losses from a known felon roaming in the Kyneton area during the 1860's.

1861 - Patrick Sheedy, also known under the name of GUIRY, and RYAN, charged with stealing a horse, the property of Robertson Cocks, is supposed to frequent the house of one David Gorman, at the Plenty River, and also of one Quin, at Kilmore, and is believed to have been in the habit of visiting Daniel Mara at the Jew's Harp Creek. Since the description of the offender was given in the above reference he has shaved off his whiskers in a line with the bottom of the ear.
[2nd Sept 1861-source Police Gazette page 315]
source: Police Gazette.page 259
1862 - Patrick Sheedy is charged on warrant, with stealing:- [three steers and four cows,various colours, branded CKS near ribs, of Langworna Station, near Kyneton,during the past 12 months, from Robinson Cocks, Langworna Station]. The offender is supposed to be an old hand, and an Irishman, 40 or 45 years of age, 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high,dark complexion, dark hair and whiskers, the latter worn under the chin,slightly pockedmarked, low quiet accent, and slovenly gait.generally wears bush dress. He is supposed to be at either Jew's Harp Creek, Lancefield,or Deep Creek. [22nd July 1862]
[Courtesy of Jenny Fawcett - http://www.hotkey.net.au/~jwilliams4/shgeary.htm

Events

Immigration: Abt 1853, Australia. It is believed that Robinson immigrated to Australia with his wife Mary Ann.

Robinson married Mary Ann REEVES,6 daughter of Emmanuel REEVES 7 and Elizabeth HARVEY,8 before 1853. Mary was born on 2 Apr 1820 in Saint Peter, Saint Albans, Hertford, England,6 was christened in Apr 1820 in St. Albans and St Peter's,9 died on 19 Dec 1886 in Heathcote, Victoria, Australia3 at age 66, and was buried in Victoria, Australia.3

Mary's Death Details : Registration No: 2208.
Records show Mary Ann as being 66yrs at her time of death.

Events

RESIDENCE: Australia. 3

Children from this marriage were:

+ 4 M    i. Robinson COCKS Jnr 10 was born on 10 Jul 1852 in Collingwood, City of Yarra, Victoria 3066, died on 22 Apr 1933 in Pitt Town, New South Wales, Australia5 at age 80, and was buried in Pitt Town, New South Wales, Australia.

+ 5 M    ii. John Thomas Harvey COCKS was born in 1854 in Heathcote, Victoria, Australia and died in 1938 in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia at age 84.

+ 6 M    iii. Joseph Shepperson COCKS 11 was born in 1856 in Heathcote, Victoria, Australia,3 died on 5 Jan 1899 in Heathcote, Victoria, Australia3 at age 43, and was buried in Victoria, Australia.3

+ 7 F    iv. Catherine Elizabeth COCKS was born in 1859 in Heathcote, Victoria, Australia.

+ 8 F    v. Amy COCKS 1 was born in 1860 in Heathcote, Victoria, Australia and died on 17 Nov 1862 in Heathcote, Victoria, Australia at age 2.

3. Thomas COCKS 4 (John1) was born about 1824 in Barry, Norfolk, England4 and died in 1886 in South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia5 aged about 62.

Thomas's Death Details : Registration 3652.
Records give Thomas' age as being 60yrs at his time of death.

Events

RESIDENCE: 1851, West Rainham, Norfolk, England. 12

Thomas married Elizabeth ADAMS, daughter of Charles ADDAMS and Mary THURSTON. Elizabeth was born in 1822 and died in 1916 in Richmond, City of Yarra, Victoria 3121 at age 94.

Elizabeth's Death Details : Registration No: 7712.
Elizabeth's age is given as being 94yrs at her time of death.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 9 M    i. Frederick Shepperson Martin COCKS was born in 1857 in Lond and died in 1866 at age 9.

+ 10 M    ii. Arthur Alfred Clement COCKS was born on 27 May 1862 in Heathcote, Victoria, Australia and died in 1943 at age 81.

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