Cornelius Cock

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About Cornelius Cock

THE LATE SIR. CORNELIUS COCK, J.P. for the whole of Cape Colony. Second son of the Hon. Wm. and Elizabeth Cock. The story of Cornelius Cock's whole life is one of devotion to public duty. and is thrilling in the extreme. As a schoolboy at Sir Richard Southey's farm on the Klip River in 1843 he narrowly escaped with his life during a Kaffir onslaught. Fought at Wolf's Craig as Captain of Hottentot levy in 1846. and numerous other engagements. In charge Commissariat Stores with General Somerset's Division. Captured the guns from the rebel Hottentot leader. Hans Branders at Kara. In 1846 also, was in charge Imperial Land Transport. and was offered a commission in the British Army by Sir Harry Smith, but circumstances prevented his accepting it. Mr. Cock saved the lives of about 100 mariners when the 'Welcombe' 'Emma' and 'Amana' were wrecked off the Peddie coast. Mr. Cock signalled to those in distress words of hope and encouragement by writing words on the Sand Hills, and induced the crews to follow his instructions.... (see attached media)

"South Africa, Methodist Parish Registers, 1822-1996," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-12324-26364-54?cc=1463648&wc=MFVW-Z38:1029190301,1029191801,1029193701,1029193901 : accessed 21 Jul 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown > Baptisms, marriages, deaths 1826-1903 > image 10 of 306; citing Methodist Church of Southern Africa, Grahamstown.

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/SOUTH-AFRICA-EASTERN-CAPE/2007-03/1172819502

"South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-23580-61465-73?cc=1468076&wc=SFV4-44Z:44975801,44975802,49884701,49884702 : accessed 24 Nov 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown, Bathurst, Port Alfred, St Paul > Baptisms 1861-1901, marriages 1858-1918 > image 45 of 63; William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.

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Cornelius Cock's Timeline

1825
September 14, 1825
1849
June 27, 1849
Age 23
1850
May 10, 1850
Age 24
1852
May 5, 1852
Age 26
1854
May 11, 1854
Age 28
1855
August 17, 1855
Age 29
1857
April 30, 1857
Age 31
1908
August 7, 1908
Age 82
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