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Richard COCK (1817-1885)

Richard John COCK, son of Hender Cotton COCK (1777-1849) and Ann JENKIN ( - ), was born in 1817 in Cawsand, Cornwall. He was baptised on 4 May 1817 in Rame, Cornwall.1 He emigrated from Cawsand to New Plymouth, New Zealand in 1841. He married Elenor JULIAN on 12 May 1845 in New Plymouth. He died on 8 May 1885 in New Plymouth. He experienced Obituary on 9 May 1885 in New Plymouth.2 The address was: Taranki Herald. Obituary from Taranki Herald May 9 1885

By the death of Mr Richard Cock which occurred at 3 o'clock this morning, another old settler passed away.

The deceased arrived at New Plymouth on 5 November 1841 in the schooner Regina which was laden with stores for the New Zealand Company and which was afterwards blown ashore and wrecked here. He was appointed by Captain Liardet to take charge of the beach landing service and continued in that position when the N.Z.Co. handed over to the N.Z. Govt and through all the subsequent changes from Provincialism to general govt and from general govt to Harbour Board; so that altogether the deceased spent 44 years in the same employment.

He was pilot in charge of all the ill fated "Marchioness" when she went ashore on the Harriet Beach through having insufficient ballast on board.

He sustained an injury some two years ago and it is the effects of this hastened by his duties under the Harbour Board that were the immediate cause of his death. Obituary from Taranki Herald May 9 1885

By the death of Mr Richard Cock which occurred at 3 o'clock this morning, another old settler passed away.

The deceased arrived at New Plymouth on 5 November 1841 in the schooner Regina which was laden with stores for the New Zealand Company and which was afterwards blown ashore and wrecked here. He was appointed by Captain Liardet to take charge of the beach landing service and continued in that position when the N.Z.Co. handed over to the N.Z. Govt and through all the subsequent changes from Provincialism to general govt and from general govt to Harbour Board; so that altogether the deceased spent 44 years in the same employment.

He was pilot in charge of all the ill fated "Marchioness" when she went ashore on the Harriet Beach through having insufficient ballast on board.

He sustained an injury some two years ago and it is the effects of this hastened by his duties under the Harbour Board that were the immediate cause of his death.

Sources

1"Rame Church Baptism Records".
Rame Church.
2"Taranki Herald".