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Joseph Crossley
Elizabeth Waugh

Joseph Crossley
(Abt 1824-1889)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Lucy Green

Joseph Crossley

  • Born: Abt 1824, Skelsmergh, Westmorland, England
  • Marriage (1): Lucy Green on 10 Jul 1852 in New Lenton, Nottingham, England
  • Died: 16 Mar 1889, Melbourne Benevolent Asylum, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia aged about 65
  • BuriedMale: 18 Mar 1889, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

bullet   Cause of his death was Dysentery, 7 days.

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bullet  General Notes:

The story of the Crossley's emigration to Australia and what became of the family, in particular their daughter Edith, 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/



In 1851 Joseph was recorded at the Borough Gaol in Birmingham where he was employed as a 2nd Class Warder. He was unmarried, aged 26, birthplace Skelsmergh, and a Private in the ?? Dragoon Guards by profession.

Joseph and Lucy emigrated to Australia on the Digby arriving in April 1853. Joseph was aged 28 and Lucy 22. It was just the two of them, there were no children.

In 1856 he was a miner at Alma, near Maryborough in Victoria.

By 1863 he was a Storekeeper in Maldon and later in Drumanure north of Shepparton, near Numurkah. He was declared Insolvent in April of 1881, just a few weeks before his wife, Lucy, died.

He died in the Melbourne Benevolent Asylum in 1889 from Dysentery. The informant on his Death Certificate was a Messenger from the Asylum. His children were named as "James & Edith, other particulars not known" His Death Certificate records his name as Joseph CROSLEY.

He is buried with his daughter Mary, in the Melbourne General Cemetery, Presbyterian Section K, Grave No. 94. There is no headstone and the precise grave location is hard to identify.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

He resided at the time of Edith's birth on 10 Mar 1863 in High St, Maldon, Victoria, Australia.

He resided at the time of Mary's death on 12 Jul 1879 in 268 Nicholson St, Fitzroy, , Victoria, Australia.

He worked as a Carpenter at the time of Jeffrey's birth on 28 May 1855 in Rushworth, Victoria , Australia.

He worked as a Storekeeper at the time of Edith's birth on 10 Mar 1863 in Maldon, , Victoria, Australia.

He worked as a Miner at the time of Joseph's birth on 12 Nov 1856.

He worked as a Carpenter at the time of Joseph's death on 14 Sep 1858 in Maldon, , Victoria, Australia.

He worked as a Carpenter at the time of Mary's birth on 13 Nov 1859 in Maldon, , Victoria, Australia.

He worked as a Storekeeper at the time of Grace's birth on 19 Sep 1861 in High St, Maldon, Victoria, Australia.

He worked as a Storekeeper at the time of James' Birth on 25 Aug 1864 in Daylesford, , Victoria, Australia.

He worked as a Storekeeper at the time of Mary's Death on 12 Jul 1879 in Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia.

He worked as a Storekeeper at the time of daughter Edith's marriage on 25 Sep 1889.

He worked as a Storekeeper at the time of Lucy's death on 27 Apr 1881 in Drumanure, Victoria, Australia.

He worked as a General Storekeeper at the time of his death on 16 Mar 1889 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.


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Joseph married Lucy Green, daughter of John Green and Mary Clark, on 10 Jul 1852 in New Lenton, Nottingham, England. (Lucy Green was born about 1832 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, died on 27 Apr 1881 in Drumanure, Victoria, Australia and was buried on 29 Apr 1881 in Wunghnu, Victoria, Australia.). The cause of her death was Natural causes, 6 months.


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