The Cobden Families
In each story my direct ancestors are typed in bold when first mentioned
'The Father and Mother of Cobden'
William Cobden 1775-1833
Millicent Amber 1775-1825
Financial ruin brought an end to a long line of Sussex farmers. If only Millicent had been in charge.
Agitators for Reform
Richard Cobden 1804-1865
James Edwin Thorald Rogers 1823-1890
Richard and Thorald were progressives in their careers, but these brothers-in-law each suffered a terrible loss.
Social Justice and Arts Devotee
Ellen Melicent Cobden 1848-1914
Nelly was a progressive thinker and a political activist, but not when it came to her devotion to the artist Walter Sickert.
The Australian Cobdens
Henry Andrews Cobden 1813 -1858 and his sons
In controversial circumstances, Henry and Frances emigrated to New South Wales. But that was nothing compared to their sons' lives.