THE 1788 - 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE

John Cobcroft snr

Born: c.1760
Arrived Sydney: 1790
Vessel: Scarborough
Status: Convict – Life
Married: Sarah
Occupation: Farmer
Died: ?1853, a90, Wilberforce
Buried:
Father:
Mother:

Profile:
Before the Macquarie era John was tried at Middlesex on 9 September, 1789 & received a Life sentence*** (Was this changed? See Musters & Census - FBS)
His children were: Richard W 1793, John 1797, Sarah 1800, George c1804, Susannah 1805, James c1807
During the Macquarie era, in December 1810, John was a signatory to an address from the Hawkesbury settlers to Governor Macquarie, as well as other Col. Sec. Correspondence###
His children were:
Eliza 1812 Matilda 1815
After the Macquarie era:
1822 Muster: John Cobcroft, FBS Scarborough, 7, Landholder, Windsor

1823,24,25 Muster: John Cobcroft, FS, Scarborough 1790, Landholder, Wilberforce

1828 Census: John Cobcroft, a68, CP, Protestant, Scarborough 1790, Farmer at Wilberforce with Sarah & James

?John Cobcroft died 1853, a90 – CE, Wilberforce V1853 1361 39B

Researched & submitted by F O’Donnell - member

References:
***Principal Supt of Convicts – Bound Indents( Fiche) - Archives Office of NSW
NSW Pioneer Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes
General Muster and Land and Stock Muster of NSW. 1822 – ABGR - 1988
General Muster List of New South Wales – 1823, 1824, 1825 – ABGR - 1999
Census of New South Wales 1828 – Sainty & Johnson, eds – 2008(cd)
###Index to the Papers of the Colonial Secretary 1788 1825 – Archives Authority of NSW 1989