Phoebe Martha Cobcroft was born 24 September 1854 in Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia to George John Cobcroft (1810-1874) and Maria McGinnis (1818-1903) and died 28 October 1918 Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. She married John Turnbull (1850-1938) 17 January 1877 in Saint John's, Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of John Turnbull and Phoebe Martha Cobcroft (1854-1918)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Fanie Alice Turnbull (1877-1877)
Edith Grace Turnbull (1879-1930) 5 February 1879 Windsor, New South Wales, Australia 18 July 1930 "Kia-ora", George-street, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia Herbert John O'Brien (1875-1949)
Maria Caroline Turnbull (1880-1881) 1 November 1880 Windsor, New South Wales, Australia 27 April 1881 Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Sarah Jane Turnbull (1880-1880)
Alfred John Turnbull (1883-1911) 1883 Windsor, New South Wales, Australia 10 July 1911 Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia
Kate Isabella Turnbull (1884-1944)
Edwin George Turnbull (1888-1891)
Harry Norbert Turnbull (1890-1951) 7 October 1890 Windsor, New South Wales, Australia 11 July 1951 Repatriation General Hospital, Concord, New South Wales, Australia Mary Edna McCann (1894-1966)
Una Maude Turnbull (1892-1898)
Albert Ernest Turnbull (1895-1973) 12 August 1895 Pitt Town, New South Wales, Australia 27 February 1973 Harris Park, New South Wales, Australia Ceceline Beatrice Ruby Davis (1892-1961)


Mrs. Phoebe Martha Turnbull, wife of Mr. John Turnbull, passed away at Wilberforce on the 28th ultimo, at the age of 64 years.

The deceased lady was a daughter of the late George and Maria Cobcroft, and was born at Wilberforce. She married John Tumbull at Wilberforce in 1877, the wedding being solemnised by Rev. Mr. Wood in St. John's Church. There were 10 children, only four of whom are now living. They are: Mrs. Herbert O'Brien, of Sydney, Mrs. Joseph Hawkins, Wilberforce, Harry (recently returned from the front), and Albert, of Wilberforce. The late Mrs. Turnbull was seized with a paralytic stroke while at dinner a fortnight before her death. She was alone in the house, Mr. Turnbull being away at his work. A caller found her in an unconscious condition, and called her daughter Mrs. Hawkins. Everything possible was done for her, but she never regained her speech. The late Mrs. Turnbull was beloved by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance, for her kindly deeds and charitable disposition, and her husband and family are among the most highly respected people of the district. The remains were laid to rest in St. John's cemetery, Mr J. W. Chandler carrying out the funeral arrangements.

Windsor And Richmond Gazette, 15 November 1918, page 7

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
Ω Birth
  • BDM Index ref for birth: V1854371 40/1854
¶ Death
  • BDM Index ref for death: 15655/1918
  • TURNBULL.—October 28, 1918, at her residence, Wilberforce, Phoebe Martha, dearly-loved wife of John Turnbull, aged 64 years. Funeral this day, at 4 p.m., C. of E. Cemetery, Wilberforce.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 October 1918, page 6
§ Remains