Our Origins - the Family Histories of Craig Fullerton and Celine Amoyal
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Josiah Croucher
(ca. 1742-1826)
Elizabeth James
(ca. 1743-1829)
Joseph Croucher
(ca. 1779-1868)
Frances Corbin
George Croucher


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1. Eliza Gray

George Croucher

  • Born: 1815, Sopley, Hampshire, England
  • Christened: 26 Jul 1815, Sopley, Hampshire, England
  • Marriage (1): Eliza Gray on 29 Dec 1853 in Trinity Church, Pentridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Died: 9 May 1881, District Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia at age 66
  • Buried: 11 May 1881, Myrtleford Cemetery, Myrtleford, Victoria, Australia

bullet   Cause of his death was Pneumonia 26 days.


bullet  General Notes:

The story of how George came to be in Australia, what became of him, and details of his descendants, is recounted in Craig's award-winning book - In the Shadow of Feathertop: a history of the Lives and legacy of George Jones and Margaret Hardie. Read about the book here: http://craig-fullerton.com/product/in-the-shadow-of-feathertop/

George was a Convict convicted of Burglary in the Southampton Assizes on 15th July 1835 and transported for Life. By the 18th September, 1835 George had been deposited in the Prison Hulk, Leviathan. The register for the Leviathan records that his crime was committed at Winchester suggesting, perhaps, that this was his home town. He left England on the 5 May 1836 on the Moffatt bound for Sydney. He received his Ticket of Leave on the 11th October 1844 allowing him to remain in the District of Camden. On the 3rd February 1845 this was altered to allow him to live in the District of Goulburn.

According to his Death Certificate, he had been in Victoria for 45 years at the time of his death suggesting he came there in 1836. This may have been simply to hide the fact he'd been a convict.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

He resided at the time of his marriage on 20 Dec 1853 in Buffalo, , Victoria, Australia.

He worked as a Carrier at the time of his marriage 20 ec 1853 in Buffalo, , Victoria, Australia.

He worked as a Labourer at the time of his death on 9 May 1881.


George married Eliza Gray, daughter of James Gray and Unknown, on 29 Dec 1853 in Trinity Church, Pentridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. (Eliza Gray was born in 1828 in Scotland, died on 19 Apr 1895 in Myrtleford, Victoria, Australia and was buried on 21 Apr 1895 in Myrtleford Cemetery, Myrtleford, Victoria, Australia.). The cause of her death was Pleurisy Exhaustion, 7 days.

bullet  Marriage Notes:

It was a Church of England ceremony. George signed his name but Eliza simply made her mark.

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