Rev. Robert Russell COBBOLD

Born1853 China
Died1925 Cosford, Suffolk
FatherRev. Robert Henry COBBOLD (1816 – 1893)
MotherCaroline Ann BROWN (1828 – 1922)
OccupationClerk in Holy Orders

Biography and Notes

Robert was named 'Russell' after his father's friend and fellow missionary, William Armstrong Russell who subsequently became Bishop Russell. Born in Ningpo while his parents were missionaries there, Robert was educated at Repton and Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge (1872). He was Vicar of Earls Barton from 1883 to 1903 and Rector of Hitcham, Suffolk from 1903 until his death in 1925. Rev. Cobbold had carried out his duties on the Thursday and on the Friday complained of having a heavy cold. An ambulance was called to take him to hospital where his condition worsened and he died in his sleep. Two of his three sons were killed in WWI and both are remembered in the Memorial Hall at Marlborough College.

Robert and Cora had 8 children.

Life Events

1887Married Mary Elizabeth (Cora) WANKLYN in Croydon, Surrey
1889Birth of daughter Ida Elizabeth COBBOLD
1892Birth of son Lt Robert Henry Wanklyn COBBOLD
1893Death of father Rev. Robert Henry COBBOLD
1894Birth of daughter Joyce Evelyn COBBOLD
1895Birth of son Lt Edgar Francis Wanklyn COBBOLD
1897Birth of daughter Janet Eleanor COBBOLD
1899Birth of daughter Alice Marguerite COBBOLD
1901Birth of daughter Fredrica Primrose (Prim) COBBOLD
1903Birth of son George Frederick Wanklyn COBBOLD
1915Death of son Lt Robert Henry Wanklyn COBBOLD
1916Death of son Lt Edgar Francis Wanklyn COBBOLD
1922Death of mother Caroline Ann BROWN

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