Rebecca Cole

16 October 1771–
Holsworthy, Devon, England

The Life Summary of Rebecca

When Rebecca Cole was born on 16 October 1771, in Holsworthy, Devon, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Cole, was 37 and her mother, Mary Allin, was 28. She married John Hobbs on 10 November 1799, in Holsworthy, Devon, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

John Hobbs
1769–
Rebecca Cole
1771–
Marriage: 10 November 1799
Richard Hobbs
1801–1883
Mary Hobbs
1801–
John Hobbs
1803–
William Hobbs
1807–1879

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 November 1799Holsworthy, Devon, England
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World
    Age 4
    "On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
    1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia
    Age 16
    The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
    Age 37
    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 66813;2007: 143225; 2010: 195289)English: usually from the Middle English and Old French personal name Col(e), Coll(e), Coul(e), a pet form of Nicol (see Nichol and Nicholas ), a common personal name from the mid 13th century onward. English families with this name migrated to Scotland and to Ulster (especially Fermanagh).English: occasionally perhaps from a different (early) Middle English personal name Col, of native English or Scandinavian origin. Old English Cola was originally a nickname from Old English col ‘coal’ in the sense ‘coal-black (of hair), swarthy’ and is the probable source of most of the examples in Domesday Book. In the northern and eastern counties of England settled by Vikings in the 10th and 11th centuries, alternative sources are Old Norse Kolr and Koli (either from a nickname ‘the swarthy one’ or a short form of names in Kol-), and Old Norse Kollr (from a nickname, perhaps ‘the bald one’).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Colton
    Colclough
    Calcote
    Collignon
    Colling
    Collard
    Coale
    Coles
    Colville
    Nichol
    Coalson

    Sources (5)

    • Rebecca in entry for John Hobbs, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Rebecca Cole, "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887"

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