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Richard COCK (1779-1862)

Richard COCK, son of George COCK (1749-1799) and Jane HAMBLY (1743-1833), was born in 1779 in Cawsand, Cornwall. He was baptised on 3 September 1779 in Rame, Cornwall. He married Elizabeth FRIEND on 25 October 1812 in Maker, Cornwall.1 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 62.2 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 71.3 The address was: Duck Street. On 30 March 1851 he was a Mariner in Cawsand.3 He appeared in the census on 7 April 1861 in Cawsand aged 81.4 The address was: Duck Street. He died in 1862 in Cawsand. He was buried on 14 November 1862 in Rame.5

 

Elizabeth FRIEND was born in 1792 in Maker. She appeared in the census on 7 June 1841 in Cawsand aged 49.2 The address was: Duck Street. She died on 4 August 1841 in Cawsand. She was buried on 8 August 1841 in Rame.5 The address was: Rame Church. Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth Wife of Richard Cock of Cawsand who departed this lifethe 4th August 1841 aged 48 years. She and Richard COCK had the following children:

 

Jane COCK (1813-1835). Jane was born in 1813 in Cawsand. She was baptised on 1 June 1813 in Maker.6 She died of Cholera on 5 July 1835 in Cawsand aged 22. She was buried on 10 July 1835 in Rame.5 SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF JANE

THE DAUGHTER OF RICHARD AND ELIZABETH COCK OF CAWSAND WHO DEPARTED THIS

LIFE THE 5th OF JULY 1835

AGED 22 YEARS.

Elizabeth COCK (1816- ). Elizabeth was born in 1816. She was baptised on 9 July 1816 in Rame.7

George COCK (1819-1819). George was born in 1819 in Kingsand, Cornwall. He died in 1819 in Kingsand aged 3 months.

Richard Friend COCK (1820-1891). Richard was born on 18 May 1820 in Cawsand. He was a Ships Blacksmith. He married Jane Quiller CLEMENTS on 28 August 1850 in Talland, Cornwall. He died on 11 April 1891 in Cawsand.

Winifred Penn COCK (1822- ). Winifred was born in 1822 in Cawsand. She appeared in the census on 30 March 1851 in Cawsand.3 The address was: Duck Street.

Mary COCK (1826- ). Mary was born in 1826 in Cawsand. She appeared in the census on 7 June 1841 in Cawsand aged 15.2 The address was: Duck Street.

Susannah COCK (1829- ). Susannah was born in 1829 in Cawsand. She appeared in the census on 7 June 1841 in Cawsand aged 12.2 The address was: Duck Street. She appeared in the census on 7 April 1861 in Cawsand aged 32.4 The address was: Duck Street.

Sources

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