John Mobbs was born 11 January 1824 in Pennant Hills, New South Wales, Australia to William Mobbs (1791-1851) and Maria Grono (1800-1871) and died 2 January 1898 in Carlingford, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Eyles (1824-1898) 7 November 1842 in Hunters Hill, New South Wales, Australia. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, Australia.


Offspring of John Mobbs and Elizabeth Eyles (1824-1898)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Louisa Mobbs (1843-1924) 25 September 1843 Pennant Hills, New South Wales, Australia 30 June 1924 Carlingford, New South Wales, Australia Henry William Catt (1835-1904)

Maria Mobbs (1846-1910)
Elizabeth Mobbs (1848-1924) 22 August 1848 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia 16 January 1924 Mobbs-lane, Carlingford, New South Wales, Australia William Catt (1844-1919)

Jane Mobbs (1850-1903)
John William Mobbs (1852-1927) 20 December 1852 Pennant Hills, New South Wales, Australia 20 September 1927 Parramatta District Hospital, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Jane Sonter (1853-1936)

Caroline Mobbs (1856-1926) 12 April 1856 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia 16 June 1926 Jenkins-road, Carlingford, New South Wales, Australia Charles Gliddon (1857-1937)

Rose Anna Mobbs (1859-1922)


Death. — Early on Sunday morning Mr. John Mobbs, sen., passed away after sufferings extending over more than a quarter of a century. For 27 years Mr. Mobbs had suffered from rheumatism, and the cause of his death (which came unmistakably as a happy release from affliction) was rheumatic fever. Mr. Mobbs was 74 years of age and a long time resident of the district. He leaves a line of descendants, including quite a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Besides his widow, his only son and five daughters survive him. The latter are:— Mrs. Joseph Franks, Mrs. C. Watts, Mrs. H. Catt, Mrs. William Catt, and Mrs. McBrien. The funeral took place on Tuesday at the Carlingford cemetary, and was attended by nearly all the residents of the district. The Rev. G. McIntosh was the officiating clergyman and Mr. William Metcalfe the undertaker.

The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate, 8 January 1898, page 10
Note that this apparently omits a daughter, Caroline Mobbs (1856-1926) (Mrs. Charles Gliddon), who is mentioned in his wife's obituary.


Many sources confuse him with his cousin, John Mobbs (1826-1891), giving him some of the latter's children. Some researchers have also given his daughter Maria Mobbs (1846-1910) to his father.

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