Cobb

Name origin: A harbor; as the Cobb of Lyme-Regis, Dorsetshire, Eng.

Henry Cobbe

b.parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Cobb b.bef.1324

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John Cobb, Esquire

b.bef.1324 Cobb's Court, Romney, Kent, England; s/o Henry Cobbe

CHILDREN inlcuded:

  1. Richard Cobb b.1338

John Cobbs of Kent is the earliest documented progenitor of our Cobb family, meaning that he was the first to be recorded in the College of Heralds. He was the son of one Henry Cobby, who in 1258 acquired land in the parish of Hope St. Mary, New Romney, Kent. It is not known exactly when John was born, but by 1324, he had acquired possession of the manor of one Richard de Organer. This manor became known as Cobbs Court and remained in the family for many many years. It is now located near the village of Bonnington. John was still living there in the 17th year of the reign of King Edward II. It is believed he died there about 1325. During his life he was awarded the title of Esquire, for having performed some unidentified service to the Crown. This title continued to be oorn by several generations of his direct male descendants. The name of his wife is lost, but it is know that he had a least one son, Richard.

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Richard Cobb, Esquire

b.1338 Romney, Kent, England; s/o John Cobb

CHILDREN included:

  1. Edward Cobb b.1360

Living in the 11th year, reign of Edward III (1338).

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Edward Cobb, Esquire

b.1360; s/o Richard Cobb

CHILDREN included:

  1. Edmond Cobb b.bef.1380

Living in 10th year of reign of Richard II (1387).

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Edmond Cobb (Esq.)

b.bef.1380 Romney, Kent, England; s/o Edward Cobb

CHILDREN included:

  1. Thomas Cobb b.bef.1401

Living in 5th year reign of Henry V (1418).

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Thomas Cobb

b.bef.1401 Reculver, Kent, England; s/o Edmond Cobb

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Cobb b.1421

Living in 19th year reign of Henry VI (1441).

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John Cobb

b.1421 Reculver, Kent, England; s/o Thomas Cobb
d.1482 England
m.Alice ______
b.abt.1427

CHILDREN included:

  1. Alice Cobb
  2. Thomas Cobb b.1450

Occupation: Yeoman

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Thomas Cobb

b.1450 Reculver, Kent, England; s/o John Cobb and Alice ______
m.abt.1480 Alice______
b.abt.1460

CHILDREN included:

  1. Alexander Cobb b.ca.1480

Occupation: Yeoman

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Alexander Cobb

b.ca.1480 Reculver, Kent, England; s/o Thomas Cobb Alice ______
d.ca.1541 Reculver, Kent, England
m.Thomasyn Dearth
b.abt.1500 Hearne, Kent, England dau. of John Dearth
d.aft.1581

CHILDREN included:

  1. Richard Cobb b.abt.1520
  2. Michel Cobb

Occupation: Yeoman

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Richard Cobb

b.abt.1520; s/o Alexander Cobb and Thomasyn Dearth
d.1582, Reculver, Kent, England
m.Elizabeth ______
b.abt.1541

CHILDREN included:

  1. Henry Cobb b.1561

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Henry Cobb, Baronet

b.1561 Cobb's Court, Reculver, Kent, England; s/o Richard Cobb and Elizabeth ______
d.1617 Reculver, Kent, England
m.1603 Pleasance Redwood, b.bet.1561-1583 Kent, England

CHILDREN included:

  1. Henry Cobb b.bet.1603/1608 d.1679
  2. Benjamin Cobb
  3. John Cobb

NOTE: Occupation: Yeoman

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Henry Cobb

b. abt.1603-1608 in Reculver, Kent, England; s/oHenry Cobb and Pleasance Readwood
d.June 3, 1679 in Barnstable, MA
m.(1)Apr. 1631 at Plymouth, MA Patience Hurst
b.abt. 1608 dau. of Dea. James Hurst and Catherine ______, d.1648
d.May 1648 Barnstable, MA, bur. May 4, 1648 Barnstable Cemetery, Barnstable, MA
m.(2)Dec. 12, 1649 Sarah Hinckley
b.1629 in Tenderton, Kent, England dau. of Samuel Hinkley

CHILDREN of Henry and Patience:

  1. John b.June 7, 1632 m.(1)Aug. 28, 1658 Martha Nelson m.(2)June 3, 1676 Jane Woodward
  2. Edward Cobb b.1633
  3. James Cobb b.Jan. 14, 1634 m.Sarah Lewis
  4. Mary Cobb b.Mar. 24, 1637 m.Oct. 15, 1657 Jonathan Dunham
  5. Hannah Cobb b.Oct. 5, 1639 d.Jan. 17, 1729/30 m.May 9, 1661 Edward Lewis
  6. Patience Cobb b.Mar. 13, 1641/2 m.(1)Aug. 1667 Robert Parker m.(2)Deacon William Crocker
  7. Gershom Cobb b.Jan. 10, 1644/5 d.bef.June 24, 1675
  8. Eleazer Cobb b.Mar. 30, 1648

CHILDREN of Henry and Sarah:

  1. Mehitabel Cobb b.Sept. 1, 1651 d.Mar. 8, 1652
  2. Samuel Cobb b.Oct. 12, 1654 d.Dec. 27, 1727 m.Dec. 20, 1680 Elizabeth Taylor d/o Richard and Ruth (Whelden) Taylor b.abt.1655 d.May 4, 1721
  3. Sarah Cobb b.Jan. 15, 1658 d.Jan. 25, 1658
  4. Jonathan Cobb b.Apr. 10, 1660 m.Mar. 1, 1682/3 Hope (Chipman) Huckings
  5. Sarah Cobb b.Mar. 10, 1662/3 d.Jan. 8, 1742/3 m.Dea. Samuel Chipman
  6. Henry Cobb b.Sept. 3, 1665 m.Apr. 10, 1690 Lois Hallet
  7. Mehetabel Cobb b. Feb. 15, 1667
  8. Experience Cobb b.Sept. 11, 1671

Henry is believed to have emigrated on the Anne.

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families, 1620-1700 by Holmes: COBB, HENRY b.Kent, Engl; 1596, came to plymouth, Mass., 1629; settled at Scituate, Mass., 1633; removed to Barnstable, Mass. 1639. JOHN, brother of preceding, was an inhabitant of Taunton, Mass., 1659.

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James Cobb, Sgt.

b.Jan. 14, 1634 Plymouth, son of Henry Cobb and Patience Hurst
d.1695 Barnstable, MA
m.Dec. 26, 1663 Sarah Lewis dau. of George Lewis Sr., she m.(2)Nov. 23, 1698 Jonathan Sparrow
b.abt. 1643 d.Feb. 11, 1735

CHILDREN:all born in Barnstable MA

  1. Mary b.Nov. 24, 1664 d.1737 m.May 31, 1687 Capt. Caleb Williamson
  2. Sarah b.Jan. 26, 1666 m.Dec. 27, 1686 Benjamin Hinckley
  3. Patience b.Jan. 12, 1668 d. Mar. 30, 1747 m.(1)1694 James Coleman m.(2)Sept. 10, 1715 Thomas Lombard
  4. Hannah b.Mar. 28, 1671 d.May 3, 1739 m.March 1695 Joseph Davis
  5. James b.July 8, 1673, d.May 3, 1759 Barnstable, MA m.Sept. 18, 1695 Elizabeth Hallett
  6. Gershom b.Aug. 4, 1675 m.Feb. 24, 1702/3 Hannah Davis
  7. John b.Dec. 20, 1677 d.Aug. 24, 1754 m.Dec. 25, 1701 Hannah Lothrop
  8. Elizabeth b.Oct. 6, 1680 b.Feb. 4, 1701/02 Joseph Cole
  9. Martha b.Feb. 6, 1682 d.Oct. 31, 1763 m.Richard Knowles
  10. Mercy b.Apr. 9, 1684 m.Feb. 4, 1701/02 Richard Sparrow
  11. Thankful b.June 10, 1687 d.Apr. 7, 1771 m.May 7, 1705 Thomas Paine

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