FELIX THORNLEY COBBOLD

 

 

Mayor 1896 – 1897.

 

Member of the Liberal Party.

A member of the established church – Church of England.

The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria was celebrated in 1897 to mark the occasion of of the 60th anniversary of her accession on the 20th June 1837. With this special circumstance in mind the Council thought it wise to look for a gentleman outside the Council to fill the Mayoral chair for the coming year. They endeavoured to choose their most prominent citizen, Mr. Felix Cobbold, who was respected and who had done so much for Ipswich. At a full annual meeting of the Ipswich Council held at the Town Hall on Monday, 9th November 1896, Felix was duly elected Mayor of Ipswich for the ensuing Diamond Jubilee year.

 

Born: 8th September 1841, Ipswich.

Baptised: 25th September 1841, at St. Mary le Tower, Ipswich.

CENSUS

 

1851   Tower Street, St. Mary at the Tower, Ipswich.

 

Felix was 9 years old and living with his parents and siblings.

John, 53.

Lucy, 50.

Lucy, 22.

Herbert, 15.

Ernest, 10.

Constance, 5.

4 female house servants.

1 male house servants.

 

1861   19, Tower Street, St. Mary at the Tower, Ipswich.

 

Felix was 19 years old and living with his parents and siblings.

John, 63, a Banker, Brewer, Merchant, and Member of Parliament.

Lucy, 60.

Anna, 30.

Nathaniel, 22, a Brewer.

Constance, 15.

niece – Alice Jervis White Jervis, 4, born Ipswich.

cousin – Thomas Neale Fonnereau, 20, a Landed Proprietor, born Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich.

1 footman.

1 housekeeper.

1 lady’s maid.

1 nursemaid.

1 kitchenmaid.

 

1871   Bentinck Street, St. Marylebone, London.

 

Felix was 29 years old, a Barrister in Practice. He was living alone.

 

1881   Holy Wells Mansion, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

 

Felix was 39 years old, a Magistrate for Suffolk, and a Brewer, and Corn, Wine, and Spirit Merchant. He was living with his widowed father and sister.

John, 83, a Magistrtae for Suffolk, Banker, Brewer – firm of Wine, Spirit Merchants.

Anna, 50.

1 cook and housekeeper.

3 housemaids.

1 kitchenmaid.

1 footman.

1 groom.

 

1891   The Lodge, Maybush Road, St. Peter & St. Paul, Felixstowe, Suffolk.

 

Felix was 49 years old, a Merchant, Brewer, Malster and Banker – employer. He was head of the household.

nephew – Herbert Jervis White Jervis, 32, a Banker, born London.

nephew – Herbert St. George Cobbold, 20, a Lieutenant – Isle of Wight Militia, born Ufford, Suffolk.

niece – Olive Cobbold, 20, born Ipswich.

nephew – Philip Wyndham Cobbold, 16, a Student at Eton College, born Ipswich.

visitors:

Francis William Maclean, 46, a Queen’s Council and Member of Parliament, born London.

(Mattie) Martha Maclean (nee Sowerby), born Durham.

Montagne Francis Maclean, 20, an Undergraduate at Cambridge, born London.

Isabel Brenda Maclean, 16, born London.

Violet Leila Maclean, 13, born London.

1 lady’s maid.

Richard Durnford, 47, a Barrister – own account, born Hartley Wespall, Hampshire.

Beatrice Mary Durnford (nee Selby), 33, born Alnwick, Northumberland.

Walter Robertson Hoare, 23, a Brewer – Red Lion Brewery, Hoare & Co., at East Smithfield, London – employer, born Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

1 cook.

3 housemaids.

1 kitchenmaid.

1 scullerymaid.

1 butler.

1 footman.

1 coachman.

 

1901   The Lodge, Maybush Road, St. Peter & St. Paul, Felixstowe, Suffolk.

 

Felix was 59 years old, a Banker – employer. He was head of the household.

1 footman.

1 house boy.

1 cook.

2 housemaids.

1 sculleymaid.

1 kitchenmaid.

1 groom.

 

SOURCES:

Image courtesy of Mr. A. Gilbert – Ipswich Borough Council.

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