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The Children of Richard Chaloner Cobbe A.M. & Sarah Burslem his wife:
Frances Cobbe - 11th Countess - c1782 - 1820 &
Her Husband Hans Francis Hastings 11th Earl Of Huntingdon
Huntingdon Links - Frances Cobbe,  Francis & Frances Hastings Portraits,   Nugent Bell & His Book, St. John, Hampstead -   (1),  (2)  &  (3)

Sons of the Clergy 1799 Sermon & App
R C Cobbe (1)
R C Cobbe (2)
R C Cobbe (3)
R C Cobbe (4)
James M. Cobbe
Chas Cobbe Lt RN
(HMS Colossus)
(HMS Niger)
(HMS Captain)
(HMS Dido)
(HMS Ville de Paris)
(HMS St. George)
Sarah Ann Cobbe
Maria V. Cobbe
Countess Frances
Earl & Countess
of Huntingdon
Charlotte Cobbe
Arabella Cobbe
Marshall G. Cobbe
Marshal's 1800 Indenture
Marshall's Wife
Eliza Hammond

& Their Children:
Frances & Caroline Cobbe
Charles Marshall Goodolphin Cobbe
Thomas Cobbe
Willoughby Cobbe
Sydney G. Cobbe
Rosamond Cobbe
The Chaloners
The Clays
The Poet Keats
The Hammonds
Date & Location
1782 through 1820
Frances Cobbe
Currently the writer knows of only six events in the life of Frances Cobbe; her baptism at St Peter, Market Bosworth in 1782; her presence in Ipswich from where she was wisked away by Hans Francis Hastings to become his wife on 12th May 1803 at St. Anne, Soho Square, London; her then becoming 11th Countess of Huntingdon in 1819 and finally and sadly her death in 1820, at Hampstead following the delivery of her tenth child. Her burial took place at the Parish Church of St. John - at - Hampstead on the 8th April 1820 with the Minister, Rev. Samuel White conducting the burial service and signing the burial register. To the above, of course, should be added the knowledge of the birth of her ten children - details later.
Please see the timelines below
c1778 through 1828
Hans Francis Hastings

A voluminous obituary for Hans Francis Earl of Huntingdon appeared in the Gentleman's Magazine of March 1829, the Earl having passed away on the 9th December 1828 at the age of 50 years. It consisted of some eight columns totaling about 3500 words. As the magazine correspondent stated, it was based on the contents of   "The Huntingdon Peerage" by Henry Nugent Bell, London 1821, a copy of which is owned by the writer and his family. Hans Francis was born c 1778 about a year before Lt. Charles Cobbe RN, brother of Frances, the first of the Earl's two Countesses. Whilst Charles Cobbe started his naval career aboard HMS Colossus as Captain's Servant at the age of ten years, and disappeared from Steele's Navy List in 1798, the assumed year of his death, Hans Francis survived an action and severe wounding at Quiberon Bay to rise to the rank of Commander in 1821 and Post Captain on 14th May 1824.He had a number of encounters with Dominica being appointed Governor on 13th December 1821 and sworn into that position on the 28th March 1822 at a Privy Council held in Carlton House.The West Indies was not an area of the world that he relished as both his elder brothers had succumbed to the diseases of those parts, fatally. Even so, on 14th August 1824 he took command of HMS Valorous to sail to the West Indies. Due to illness he relinquished the command and returned home via New York as a Merchant ship passenger.It appears that within some five months of the death of Frances (Cobbe) he remarried Eliza Mary (Bettesworth) widow of Alexander Thistlethwaite on 28th September 1820.If the writer might add, the firm of Thistlethwaite's Tyres in Lancashire has nearly always replaced tyres on the cars of the writer's family. Enquiries with the present day Lancashire Thistlethwaite family showed there was no connection with Frances's successor as Countess or her deceased husband, Alexander.

Gentleman's Magazine, March 1829 - Central Public Library - Bolton, Lancashire, UK
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