Mary Harvey Cobham (née McCrae)

18th Sep 1797 - 21st Aug 1875

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Awarded compensation as administrator of her late husband Francis Cobham, creditor of John Alleyne Beckles (q.v.).

  1. Born 18/09/1797 in Edinburgh, the daughter of William Gordon McCrae and his wife Margaret Morison. Of St Andrew's Parish, Edinburgh, 02/08/1820 when she married Francis Cobham. According to an unsourced online family tree, they had three children born in Scotland: Francis McCrae (1823-1902), Elizabeth Harvey (1826-1904), Mary Alleyne (1829-1886). A further son, Richard, was baptised in St James, Jamaica, in 1830. Mary Harvey Cobham moved back to Scotland following the death of her husband in 1831 and then emigrated to Australia with her children circa 1840. Her daughter Mary Alleyne married James Graham, a merchant, agent and politician.

  2. "21st Aug 1875 Mary Harvie Cobham, wife of the late Francis Cobham Esq, MD of Barbadoes died at North Shore aged 78 years."

Sources

T71/895 Barbados claim no. 1; T71/899 Barbados claim no. 4364. T71/1611 MHC letter dated 29/07/1836, 17 York Place, Edinburgh: seeking to recover debts from John Alleyne Beckles and others as administrator of Francis Cobham.

  1. General Register Office for Scotland, OPR Marriages, 685/01 0540 0351. http://victoria.mypeoplepuzzle.net/getperson.php?personID=I540&tree=VictoriaPioneers [accessed 26/07/2012]. Strahan, Frank, 'Graham, James (1819–1898)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/graham-james-3650/text5689 [accessed 27/07/2012]. www.familysearch.org batch no. 51387-2.

  2. http://www.glendafae.com/getperson.php?personID=I8474&tree=Glenda [accessed 27/07/2012].


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Maiden Name
McCrae
Spouse
Francis Cobham
Children
Francis McCrae (1823-1902), Elizabeth Harvey (1826-1904), Mary Alleyne (1829-1886), Richard (1830-1900)

Associated Claims (2)

£3,636 19S 4D
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Administrator)
£42 14S 5D
Awardee

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

Other
Australia 
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Mary Harvey Cobham moved back to Scotland following the death of her husband in 1831 and then emigrated to Australia with her children circa 1840. Her daughter Mary Alleyne married James Graham, a...

Addresses (2)

Australia
17 York Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland