Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameAugustus Hills COBBOLD
Birth1854
Death1931
FatherRev Edward Augustus COBBOLD (1825-1900)
SpouseMary Constance EDEN
Birth1852
Death1884
FatherRev Arthur EDEN (1825-1908)
Children
Birth1879
Death1968
Birth1882
Notes for Augustus Hills COBBOLD
He was educated at Cranbrook School, Kent but left at 17 to go and work for National Provincial Bank. Later he founded A H COBBOLD & Co, stockbrokers of Southampton. He became a director of British American Land Company in 1911 and lived at Brownhill House, Nursling, Southampton (bought about 1900), a large Victorian villa with a field which he turned into a magnificent water garden.

When he died this obituary appeared in the Romsey Parish Magazine;

" In Mr Cobbold of Brownhill we have lost from our midst a great lover of the Abbey and its services. All who knew him would agree that a genius for friendship was one of his marked characteristics. It was a great delight to him to have his friends round him in the beautiful garden he made and so loved.

Very wide indeed is the circle that feels the poorer for his loss and will miss the kindly smile and singularly charming voice. I have a little packet of letters he elected to write from time to time to express his appreciation of, or thanks for Services or Sermons or the different re-orderings of the Abbey. It was just characteristic of him, a busy man, to stop to do this, and part of that courteous kindness that made him a friend to everybody and everybody's friend. He was a man of marked business ability, and all through his life gave ungrudgingly to the Church, wise and valuable service"

There is a memorial to A H Cobbold and his wife Ellen in Rownhams Church. Brownhill was subsequently purchased by Hampshire County Council and in 1988 was an old peoples' home with some 46 residents.
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