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FE COBBOLD'S HOUSEJune 2009
Again and again people stumble upon something on www.cobboldfht.com which catches their eye.
COSTUMES OF THE NAVYMay 2009
This album, just a little over 8" square is a treasure. It contains 15 original watercolours of naval uniforms painted in 1834 by Richard Cobbold (1797–1877).
THE VENERABLE ROBERT HENRY COBBOLDApril 2009
Last months 155th Boat Race reminds me of Robert Henry Cobbold (1820-1893) who is, I think, the only Cobbold to have rowed in the annual Oxford & Cambridge encounter on the Thames.
THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH PAINTINGMarch 2009
This magnificent Thomas Gainsborough painting (oil on canvas 29'' x 24'') hangs in Gainsborough's birthplace Museum in Sudbury, Suffolk.
BERNARD FREYBERG V.C. SOLDIER OF TWO...January 2009
This is the title of an enthralling and absorbing biography, recently added to the Trusts collection, written in 1991 with great sensitivity and in meticulous detail by his son, Paul.
FAMILY NAMEDecember 2008
A section of this website is devoted to Family Name and Crests. Ancestors Magazine published in April 2004 an article which used as an example some research which had included the name Cobbold. The relevant part of that article is reproduced below with thanks to Ancestors Magazine.
ST. MARY'S CHURCH WOOLPITNovember 2008
Lightning struck on 17th July 1852 and destroyed the spire of St. Mary's, a rare Suffolk church built between 1439 and 1451 which amongst many fine features boasts a spectacular Perpendicular south porch and a superb medieval brass lectern.
WILLIAM NEVILL COBBOLD ENGLAND FOOTBALLERSeptember 2008
W N (Nutts) Cobbold (1863-1922), 3rd son of the Rev Edward Augustus Cobbold and Mathilda Adelaide Smith was born in 1863 and played his earliest football in Long Melford.
IPSWICH NEW TOWN HALL POLKA AND MRS J ...September 2008
The Trust has been fortunate to acquire a mint copy of the Ipswich New Town Hall Polka composed and dedicated by permission to Mrs J Patteson Cobbold (Mayoress), by William Godball.
ELIZABETH COBBOLD nee WILKINSON (1753-...September 2008
This is the first of the two Elizabeths who married John Cobbold (1745-1835) about whom much less is known than of her more famous successor.
PILGRIMAGE TO MECCAJune 2008
Mayfair socialite, aristocratic owner of an estate in the Scottish Highlands, and accomplished deerstalker and angler, Lady Evelyn cut an elegant if eccentric figure on her frequent travels in the Arab world The story is told more fully in the PDF.
A THREAT TO THE BREWERYJune 2008
John Patteson Cobbold JP MP (1831-1875) was our 6th generation brewer, a lawyer, an Alderman and a former Mayor of Ipswich who stood as a Conservative for the Borough of Ipswich in 1874.
JOHN COBBOLD (1745 - 1835)January 2008
The Trust has been sent a copy of an absolutely splendid silhouette of John Cobbold which we reproduce here.
TRUST GREETINGS CARDSJanuary 2008
Each year the Trust produces a greetings card without a greeting! It is left blank so that it can be used at other times of the year as well as Christmas.
THE GOLDSMITHS AND THE COMPOSERDecember 2007
The Trust reported in June that it had purchased the catalogue (2004) for an Exhibition of East Anglian Silver 1550-1750. This book revealed that William Cobbold was one of the leading Goldsmiths in Norwich. This was previously a 'News' item Jul 07
William Cobbold(1560 – 1639)'With leaves of rose and laurel' - Carys Lane, Anna Crookes, William Purefoy, Nicholas Hurndall Smith, Giles Underwood
From 'The Triumphs of ORIANA' Compiled by Thomas Morley.
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 2007 - WHITEHALLNovember 2007
It is self evident to me that remembering those that have fallen is a prime task for a trust that is dedicated to collecting and conserving family history. Accordingly nine Cobbold family members assembled (with thousands of others) in Whitehall for the annual national Remembrance Ceremony at the Cenotaph.
Cobbolds and Ipswich Town Football ClubOctober 2007
The amateur club in Ipswich was founded on 16th October 1878 at a meeting in the Town Hall. It was promoted mainly by old boys of Ipswich School which had been playing football to Association rules since 1874.....