Jane HAMBLY (1743-1833)

Jane HAMBLY was born in 1743. She married George COCK on 30 October 1774 in Rame, Cornwall.1 She died on 20 March 1833. She was buried on 24 March 1833 in Rame.2 The address was: Rame Church. Sacred to the memory of Jane Cock Wife of George Cock who departed this life the 20th March 1833 aged 90 years. Jane married Unknown GREET.

 

George COCK, son of George COCK (1717- ) and Jane BENNETT ( - ), was born in 1749. He was baptised on 25 February 1749 in Gorran, Cornwall. He died of Drowning on 30 December 1799 in Cawsand, Cornwall aged 50. He was buried in 1800 in Rame. The address was: Rame Church. In memory of George Cock who departed this life 30th day of December 1799 aged 50 years.

He fell into the waves, no more he rose,

three sons stood round and saw the sad event,

no more on earth he sees his friends or foes,

none could with all their care, his death prevent.

Eight weeks he lay beneath the briney waves,

then near the spot he fell, his corpse was found

then brought onshore and lain within the grave.

Tho' strange but true his body was found.

What millions die by Neptunes foaming waves

and millions die by accident on land. He and Jane HAMBLY had the following children:

 

Judith Susanna COCK (1776-1846). Judith was born in 1776 in Cawsand. She was baptised on 28 October 1776 in Rame.3 She appeared in the census on 7 June 1841 in Cawsand aged 70.4 The address was: Duck Street. She died in 1846 in Cawsand. She was buried on 29 November 1846 in Rame.2

Hender Cotton COCK (1777-1849). Hender was born in 1777 in Cawsand. He was baptised on 17 December 1777 in Rame.3 On 14 July 1800 he was a Fisherman in Cawsand.1 He married Ann JENKIN on 14 July 1800 in Rame.1 He died of Chorea on 2 April 1849 in Cawsand aged 71. The address was: Duck Street. Choreia (or chorea) is an abnormal involuntary movement disorder, one of a group of neurological disorders called dyskinesias. The term choreia is derived from a Greek word (a kind of dance), as the quick movements of the feet or hands are vaguely comparable to dancing or piano playing.

The term hemichoreia refers to choreia of one side of the body, such as choreia of one arm and not both.

Richard COCK (1779-1862). Richard was born in 1779 in Cawsand. He was baptised on 3 September 1779 in Rame. He married Elizabeth FRIEND on 25 October 1812 in Maker, Cornwall.5 He experienced Criminal Court on 2 April 1815 in Truro, Cornwall. The address was: Cornwall Assizes. Cornwall Assizes.

Richard Cock was tried by a special jury, under the Act for preventing fire from being made during the night on any part of the coast, as signal to smuggling vessels. Nicholas Marshall stated that he is sitter of the preventative boat at Cawsand, which belongs to the port of Plymouth. On the evening of 7th December last, the witness with some of his people, was on shore between Rame Head and Penlee Point. About half-past eight o'clock they saw two fires and proceeded towards them; when they came within a few yards of the first fire, the person who was attending it ran away and escaped. On going towards the second fire, which was within 20 or 30 yards of the first, they saw the defendant. Richard Cock, with an instrument called a fire fork, holding up the reed of which the fire was made, in order that it might blaze ...

7 April 1815

Cock had little prospect of being acquitted. According to law, the burden of proof that the fire had been lighted for another purpose fell upon him, and at such a time and in so remote a place, it was obvious what he was doing.

Extract from "The West Briton" newspaper. Richard appeared in the census on 7 June 1841 in Cawsand aged 62.4 The address was: Duck Street. On 7 June 1841 he was a Fisherman in Cawsand aged 62. He appeared in the census on 30 March 1851 in Cawsand aged 71.6 The address was: Duck Street. On 30 March 1851 he was a Mariner in Cawsand.6 He appeared in the census on 7 April 1861 in Cawsand aged 81.7 The address was: Duck Street. He died in 1862 in Cawsand. He was buried on 14 November 1862 in Rame.2

George COCK (1781-1876). George was born in 1781 in Cawsand. He was baptised on 10 September 1781 in Rame.3 He married Alice ASH on 21 December 1804 in Plymouth, Devon. He appeared in the census on 7 June 1841 in Cawsand aged 60.8 The address was: Duck Street. On 7 June 1841 he was a Seaman in Cawsand aged 60.9 He was buried on 13 January 1867 in Rame.2 He died on 10 January 1876 in Cawsand. The address was: Duck Street.

Michael COCK (1787-1853). Michael was born in 1787 in Cawsand. He appeared in the census on 7 June 1841 in Cawsand aged 60.4 The address was: Duck Street. He died in 1853 in Cawsand.

Sources

1"Rame Church Marriage Records".
Rame Church.
2"Burial Records of Rame Church".
3"Rame Church Baptism Records".
Rame Church.
4"1841 Census". HO/107135/10/12/18.
National Archives, Kew.
5"Maker Church Marriage Records 1837 -1912".
Maker Church, Maker with Rame Vicarage.
6"1851 Census".
National Archives, Kew.
7"1861 Census".
National Archives, Kew.
8"1841 Census". HO/107135/10/12/17.
National Archives, Kew.
9Ibid.