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  • Sarah (Smith) Cobcroft [Free "Neptune" 1790] (1772 - 1857)
    Sarah Smith, aged 17, was one of a small group of women and their children who embarked on the Neptune transport in late 1789. They had accepted a government offer of a free passage to the colony for t...
  • Abel John Cobcroft (1825 - 1920)
  • Ada Cobcroft (1874 - 1877)
  • Ada Cobcroft (Robinson) (1863 - 1941)
    Death Notice in "The Sydney Morning Herald" of Wednesday 2 April 1941: "COBCROFT-April 1 1941 at Windsor, Ada, relict of the late John Frederick Cobcroft, and loving mother of Roland, mother-in-law o...
  • Peg Gallogy (Cobcroft) (1917 - 1995)

About the Cobcroft surname

The Australian Cobcroft family are descended from John Cobcroft of Keighley, Yorkshire, who arrived in Australia as a convict on the 2nd fleet with his partner (and later wife) Sarah Smith. They were allotted land at Wilberforce, NSW, which the family farmed for many years. A portrait of Sarah is held by the State Library of NSW.

John was born with the surname Cockcroft, however had changed his name at the time of his conviction for highway robbery.