Joyce Plumer COBBOLD

Born1909 Buckinghamshire
FatherRev Rowland Francis COBBOLD (1857 – 1945)
MotherLillian Hope PARKES (1872 – 1946)

Biography and Notes

Joyce went to a Caius May Ball (in the same party as Geoff and Betty # 409/10) at about the time they became engaged, with Michael Cobbold (Alfred Michael Gordon #403). He was a good bit older than her and she found him very boring! Outside the family Joyce was always known as Cobby.

In January 1936 during a visit to her cousins, Mac and Duffie Robertson (#928/9) in Bulawayo, Joyce became engaged to Jocelyn Coghill Cramer of the Native Affairs Department, S Rhodesia. They planned to marry at Joyce's home, Farlingaye Hall, Woodbridge in April 1937 but the engagement was called off. Her scrap book at around this time indicates that she had a Bull Terrier called Farlingaye Frolic which did well in local shows.

Lady Hughes-Hallett

In July 1981 Joyce was awarded the Advanced Grade in Solo Verse Speaking which was followed in July 1984 by Silver Award (Distinction) in reading awarded by the New Era Academy of Drama and Music.

Life Events

1944Married Vice Admiral Sir Cecil Charles HUGHES-HALLETT KBE CBE
1944Birth of daughter Deborah Jane HUGHES-HALLETT
1945Death of father Rev Rowland Francis COBBOLD
1946Death of mother Lillian Hope PARKES
1947Birth of son Prof. Andrew (Andy) Jonathan HUGHES HALLETT
1985Death of husband Vice Admiral Sir Cecil Charles HUGHES-HALLETT KBE CBE

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