Dear Judith It was good to arrive home from holiday toyou message.
We are without doubt researching the same family, Thomas & Mary Ann were my great, great grandparents.
I will search out my information and send it to you, we only arrived home from californis yesterday afternoon and I am back at work today so we are a little jet lagged.
Whilst in California I met up with my second cousin Elizabeth, who I also met on gen forum, she is also a Dobb descendant. We were able to establish that John , father of Thomas and Henry married Alice Pimblett and I was coming home to research further, when as if by a miracle your mesage appeared.
We wondered if Mary Ann & Thomas Died after the birth of Thomas and the 1861 census when we found Mary Alice & thomas living with Henry & Phoebe?
I have got a Mary Dobb death certificate, but it is the 21 yr wife of a James Dob thats if my memory serves me correct.
I will root out what I have and would be happy to share what we have with you. I am also interested in Henry & Phoebe, Phoebe comes from Essex and that is where we live so I am happy to do any local research for you.