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 Tom “Uncle Tom” Cobley

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Tom “Uncle Tom” Cobley

  • Birth 1777 Devon, England
  • Death 4 Jan 1844 Spreyton, West Devon Borough, Devon, England
  • Burial Spreyton, West Devon Borough, Devon, England
  • Memorial ID 5070

He was made famous by the nursery rhyme which told the story of his journey to Widdecombe Fair. He is reffered to as "Uncle Tom Cobley" in the nursery rhyme.


Inscription

Sacred to the memory of
THOMAS COBLEY, Gent
Late of Buttsford in the
(Parish of Colebrook)
Who departed this life Jan. 4th
1844 aged 82 years.

ELIZABETH wife of the above
Who departed this life Nov., 29th
1839 aged 82 years

Also

WILLIAM COBLEY
Nephew of the above
THOMAS COBLEY
Who departed this life March 7th
1832 aged 22 years


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 5 Apr 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5070
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tom “Uncle Tom” Cobley (1777–4 Jan 1844), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5070, citing St Michael Churchyard, Spreyton, West Devon Borough, Devon, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .