COBB, Harriet Sophia

Harriet Sophia Cobb
Mrs Cobb

born circa 10 February 1846 Winfarthing, Norfolk, England [2], daughter of Robert Day (photographer) and his wife Emily Page, arrived Wellington, New Zealand from England on the "Lady Jocelyn" 1 January 1884, aged 37 years, died 18 December 1929 at the residence of her daughter, Mrs R. W. Ashcroft, Church Street, Otahuhu, Auckland, [3] aged 83 years, reg. no 1929/10473, buried Otahuhu Cemetery, married 24 December 1866, Holdenhurst, Hampshire, England, Joseph Edward Cobb, born 13 March 1839 Wimborne, Dorsetshire [2] son of John Cobb [1], arrived Wellington, New Zealand from England on the "Lady Jocelyn" 1 January 1884, died 17 March 1911 at his residence in Emerson Street, Napier.

also see:
The Cobb Family of Napier 
Robert Day (1822-1873)

Hampshire, England  now Dorsetshire


portrait of an unknown woman by J. E. Cobb, Portrait and Landscape Photographer, Christchurch, Hampshire now Dorsetshire.

Napier and Hastings
New Zealand

Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume XXI, Issue 6911, 15 July 1884, Page 3
[Ahuriri or Port Ahuriri was an earlier name for Napier]

 Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume XXII, Issue 7293, 15 October 1885, Page 1

Daily Telegraph, Issue 4436, 16 October 1885, Page 3

The other day, being in Mrs Cobb's studio, I saw the photographs which had been exhibited at the Wellington Exhibition, and which at the request of the commissioner were about to be sent to the Colonial Exhibition in London. They consisted chiefly of female faces. Among the latter the best were Sympathy," "Happy thoughts," and "The gypsy queen." There were also some well-arranged groups. The original photographs are now on their way to London, but duplicates will be on view in a few days, and will be worth a visit.
Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume XXII, Issue 7335, 3 December 1885, Page 4

Daily Telegraph, Issue 4602, 6 May 1886, Page 3

Daily Telegraph, Issue 4605, 10 May 1886, Page 3

A meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of Joseph Edward Cobb, of Hastings, photographer was held at the Court-house this morning. There were thirty-eight creditors, representing £210 16s 11 ½, while the assets totalled £26, stock-in-trade valued at £10, and the book debts were put down at £21 18s 8d, estimated to produce £16, leaving a deficiency of £214 16s 11 ½d.

Mr Dick appeared for the debtor. The following resolution was passed that the creditors relinquish all claims on the appliances of the photographic business in favor of Mrs Cobb." The meeting adjourned sine die.

Daily Telegraph, Issue 4938, 13 June 1887, Page 2

Daily Telegraph, Issue 5496, 8 April 1889, Page 3

New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition, Dunedin 1889-90
CLASS XIX - PHOTOGRAPHS - Subdivision 2. - Portraits.
Mrs Cobb, Napier, special first-class award for life studies.

Daily Telegraph, Issue 6972, 27 January 1894, Page 2

 Manawatu Standard, Volume XLI, Issue 9468, 17 March 1911, Page 1
(Joseph Edward Cobb)



"Isabelle Sidey"
by Mrs Cobb, Napier and Hastings
 probably Isabella Sidey of Rissington, Hawkes Bay 
died 28 April 1925 "Glenovis", Hawarden, Canterbury.

[1] "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 Feb 2014), Joseph Edward Cobb and Harriett Sophia Day, 24 Dec 1866.
[2] "England and Wales Census, 1871," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 Feb 2014), Joseph Edward Cobb, 1871.
[3] Auckland Star, Volume LX, Issue 300, 19 December 1929


KB said...

Thank you for sharing some information about my great great grandmother, Harriet! She was such an creative and inspiring lady! I love her work. I'm curious where you have sourced the photographs from.

KB said...

Hello! Thank you for sharing this information about my great great grandmother, Harriet Cobb (nee Day). The more I learn about this lady, the more amazing I think she is! I just love her work too. I'm curious as to where you sourced these photographs from.