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Hezekiah Crossley

Hezekiah Crossley

Male 1861 - 1945  (83 years)

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  • Name Hezekiah Crossley 
    Born 10 Jun 1861  Wargeila, near Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
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    • The following was told to D G Bradfield in 1972 by Hezekiah's daughter, Mrs Gruber:

      Hezekiah Crossley was the youngest son of Jeremiah Crossley. He spent all of his life at Wargeila and died within a mile of where he was born. In his young days he shepherded sheep and was very fond of hunting kangaroos, native cats, possums and native bears.
      Hezekiah took up land adjoining his father's and married Sarah Ann Martin. They started their lives together in two rooms with a bark roof and earth floor. He had no education but his wife had a little and did any clerical work that had to be done.
      Quite a few people could not read so the police came around periodically and collected the returns. They usually stayed with the Crossleys for a night or two while collecting around the district.
      Hezekiah and Sarah had 12 children. As the family grew, and most people had large families, and churches were few, a minister would come from Yass to worship in Sarah Crossley's home. Eventually the house was too small and it was decided to build a Union Church on Hezekiah's property. There were three denominations. The church was built of slabs with an iron roof. He did a large room for himself used as a dining room and kitchen where they used to hold dances. His wife Sarah used to play the concertina and sometimes there would be a violin player who came to play for special ocassions.
    Occupation a farmer and grazier  [2
    Died 31 Mar 1945  Wargeila, near Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Aft 31 Mar 1945  Church of England cemetery, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • The inscription on the headstone reads - Hezekiah, died 31 March 1945 aged 83 years.
    Person ID I880  Mote/McInnes
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2004 

    Father Jeremiah Crossley,   b. 16 Aug 1811, Scholes, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Aug 1884, Wargeila, near Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Sarah James,   b. 11 Aug 1824, Castle Hill, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1909, Wargeila, near Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 25 May 1840  Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Count of Children Between 1842 and 1870 
    15 children, two of them still born and unregistered, 
    Family ID F18  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Ann Martin,   b. 23 Aug 1867, Arkstone, near Boorowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1944, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 26 Feb 1884  St Clement's Church, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Esther Jane Crossley,   b. 23 Nov 1884, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1967  (Age 82 years)
     2. Elizabeth Emily Crossley,   b. 20 Dec 1885, Wargeila, near Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1968, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Joseph William Crossley,   b. 15 Jan 1887, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1888, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. James William Crossley,   b. 11 Aug 1888, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1965, Pudman Creek, near Boorowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Florence Louisa Crossley,   b. 22 Aug 1890, Wargeila, near Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1978, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     6. Theresa Ann Crossley,   b. 09 Nov 1892, Wargeila, near Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1947, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     7. Elsie May Crossley,   b. 19 Mar 1895, Wargeila, near Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1986, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     8. Mabel A Crossley,   b. 02 Aug 1898, Wargeila, near Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Oct 1978, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     9. Albert M Uriah Crossley,   b. 08 Jul 1901, Wargeila, near Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1974, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     10. Norman Stanley Crossley,   b. 02 May 1904, Wargeila, near Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1967, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     11. George Edward Crossley,   b. 22 Dec 1907, Wargeila, near Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jun 1979, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     12. Neta Evelyn Crossley,   b. 1913, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1988, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 11 May 2019 
    Family ID F407  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Hezekiah Crossley
    Hezekiah Crossley

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] NSW BDM, Compiler: NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, (Royal Melbourne Institute of Techno, Melbourne, Vic, 1995), Place of Registration: Yass
      Registration Year: 1861
      Registration Number: 14619.

    2. [S249] McCormack, Patrick, Patrick Martin McCormack, (June, 2001).

    3. [S2] NSW BDM, Compiler: NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, (Royal Melbourne Institute of Techno, Melbourne, Vic, 1995), Place of Registration: Yass; Year: 1945; Number: 13569.

    4. [S2] NSW BDM, Compiler: NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, (Royal Melbourne Institute of Techno, Melbourne, Vic, 1995), Page: 25
      Number: 363b.

    5. [S2] NSW BDM, Compiler: NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, (Royal Melbourne Institute of Techno, Melbourne, Vic, 1995), Place of Registration: Yass
      Registration Year: 1884
      Registration Number: 7367.