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Thomas Cocking England to Australia
« on: Tuesday 15 September 20 11:55 BST (UK) »
I'm trying to find when and how Thomas Cocking arrived in Australia. He was born 1814 in Cornwall, England and died Dec 1895 in Victoria. The death notice in The Argus 24 Dec 1895 says ..."A colonist of 50 years" which suggests he arrived about 1845. Any help in finding specific dates and ship of his arrival would be appreciated.

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Re: Thomas Cocking England to Australia
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 15 September 20 12:57 BST (UK) »
1847 arrival of a Thomas Cocking from London, not sure if right one

1847 'SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.', Port Phillip Gazette and Settler's Journal, 24 February, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article223151371

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Re: Thomas Cocking England to Australia
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 15 September 20 19:11 BST (UK) »
Is it possible that he arrived with wife (Mary Ann WILLIAMS?) and 2 children (Thomas, William?) via South Australia in May 1847 (ship=Theresa)?: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/48544529?searchTerm=cocking
After they had a few children in SA (Stephen, James, Joseph? ), they would arrive in Victoria between 1852 and 1854 where they were to have some more children....


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Re: Thomas Cocking England to Australia
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 15 September 20 23:06 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that info. I hadn't thought of an arrival in South Aust but on second thoughts thats very likely.

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Re: Thomas Cocking England to Australia
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 01:51 BST (UK) »
11683/1895 COCKING Thos parents Elizth WILLIAMS and Thos at Amphitheatre 81

The death notice, 1st column: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8885299

Still with folks in 1841: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQYB-CVF

A Thomas Cocking arriving VIC in 1847, 1st column: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article223151371

You can view his will on PROV. His son making the application:

6846/1863 COCKING Richard Henry parents Mary Ann WILLIAMS and Thomas at CAMP

His wife’s death:

7521/1910 COCKING Mary Ann father WILLIAMS Wm at Amphitheatre 94

https://billiongraves.com/grave/Mary-Ann-WILLIAMS-COCKING/4001493

Death of children:

9037/1860 Elizabeth 2

9040/1899 Thomas 57

4/1911 William 66

16473/1919 Stephen 71

3915/1926 Joseph 75
Ballarat Cemetery New Location: Open Ground Not Known, Grave 01
JOSEPH COCKING
Age:75
Occupation: INMATE

8/1926 James 76 - has incorrect mother’s name
https://billiongraves.com/supporting-record/James-COCKING/99568589

17353/1935 Ann COMBER 79
https://billiongraves.com/grave/Ann-Comber/3979662

17824/1940 Richard Henry 77
https://billiongraves.com/grave/Richard-Henry-COCKING/4000929

1950 John 90
https://billiongraves.com/grave/John-Cocking/30402287

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Re: Thomas Cocking England to Australia
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 02:14 BST (UK) »
Tree Spirit. Where did you find "..children in SA (Stephen, James, Joseph? )".

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Re: Thomas Cocking England to Australia
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 02:25 BST (UK) »
I see no marriage for Thomas and Mary.

Born UK:

COCKING, THOMAS mmn WILLIAMS 
GRO Reference: 1842  S Quarter in REDRUTH UNION  Volume 09  Page 251

COCKING, WILLIAM mmn WILLIAMS 
GRO Reference: 1844  S Quarter in REDRUTH UNION  Volume 09  Page 253

COCKING, MARY mmn WILLIAMS 
GRO Reference: 1846  M Quarter in REDRUTH UNION  Volume 09  Page 287
Baptism: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6QX8-4J
Possible death: COCKING, MARY  0 
GRO Reference: 1846  J Quarter in REDRUTH UNION  Volume 09  Page 135

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Re: Thomas Cocking England to Australia
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 02:34 BST (UK) »
Tree Spirit. Where did you find "..children in SA (Stephen, James, Joseph? )".

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01pvr/

6/89 1850 COCKING James Thomas COCKING The Murray/Burra

6/138 1851 COCKING Joseph Thomas COCKING The Murray/Burra

VIC:

5016/1854 Mary - married 4345/1873 John BIRD

9722/1856 Ann

8256/1858 Elizabeth
Christening: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT6C-TB6

21368/1860 John
Christening: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT6Z-9JR

6846/1863 Richard Henry

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Re: Thomas Cocking England to Australia
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 03:32 BST (UK) »
Jamjar had already given you James’ and Joseph’s SA birth registrations, but Stephen was missing as early SA births are not always complete ...

However, from his 1878 marriage reg#861: Stephen COCKING POB Burra Burra X Emma SMITH POB Lancashire. And when Stephen dies in Castlemaine in 1919, his age is 71 i.e. b abt 1848.

You might also like to have a look at: https://gw.geneanet.org/alisontassie?lang=en&p=thomas&n=cocking