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Descendants of

William Crew

 and

Mary Cassidy

 

1. William1 Crew (alias Williams), born 1770 in England Somerset Bristol; died 1797 in Australia NSW Concord. He married in 1796 in Australia NSW Sydney Mary Cassidy, born 1773 in Ireland Dublin; died 1835 in Australia NSW Wilberforce.

Notes for William Crew (alias Williams)

Text: On Thursday 19 November 1789 John WILLIAMS alias William MILLER and his partner in crime, William WILLIAMS alias William CREW, on horseback, held up and robbed the occupants of three coaches including that of a gentleman named Mr CAPPER on the roads of Hertfordshire, England. Later that afternoon,
they were arrested at the Queens Head public house in Pinner and subsequently tried at the Old Bailey.

Following their convictions on 9 December 1789, John WILLIAMS alias William MILLER and William WILLIAMS alias William CREW, were sentenced to death. Their sentences of death were subsequently commuted to transportation to serve out life sentences.

William WILLIAMS alias William CREW travelled to Sydney Cove on the same Third Fleet ship Albermarle as John WILLIAMS alias William MILLER.

William CREW and William MILLER were cousins.

In December 1794, William MILLER was given a land grant of
30 acres at the flats at Upper Port Jackson ¿(Concord)¿. His English partner in crime now known in the colony as William CREW was also granted 30 acres adjoining William MILLER¿s land.

Source: Morris, Allen. My Brick Wall and How I Demolished It. Essay submitted for
```` the 2008 Jane Reakes Memorial Award.

Notes for Mary Cassidy

Convicted at Dublin. Arrived on the Kitty.

Children of William Crew (alias Williams) and Mary Cassidy were as follows:

+ 2 i Ann2 Crew, born 1796 in Australia NSW Concord; died 1857 in Australia NSW Wilberforce. She married Thomas Rose.

+ 3 ii Mary2 Crew, born 1798; died 1888 in Australia NSW Singleton. She married John Frederick Cobcroft.

Generation 2

2. Ann2 Crew (William1), born 1796 in Australia NSW Concord; died 1857 in Australia NSW Wilberforce. She married in 1812 Thomas Rose, born 1781 in England Dorset; died 1869 in Australia NSW Wilberforce, son of Thomas Rose and Jane Topp.

Notes for Thomas Rose

Text: In August 1792, as the result of repeated requests by Governor Arthur Phillip for the dispatch of intelligent and experienced farmers, Thomas Rose and his family together with four other free settlers sailed in the ship 'Bellona' for New South Wales. Rose and his companions were the first free and independent settlers to reach Australia. They arrived in Sydney on 16 January 1793, when David Collins noted that Rose was 'the most respectable of these people, and apparently the best calculated for a bona-fide settler'.

Source: Australian Dictionary of Biography. Online edition.

Children of Ann Crew and Thomas Rose were as follows:

4 i Sarah3 Rose, born 1813; died 1813.

5 ii Mary Ann3 Rose, born 1815; died 1815.

6 iii John3 Rose, born 1816 in Australia NSW Wilberforce; died 1835 in Australia NSW Wilberforce. He married in 1850 in Australia NSW Colo Susan Morris?.

+ 7 iv Elizabeth3 Rose, born 1818 in Australia NSW Wilberforce; died 1908 in Australia NSW Wollombi. She married William John Cobcroft.

 

3. Mary2 Crew (William1), born 1798; died 1888 in Australia NSW Singleton. She married in 1817 in Australia NSW Windsor John Frederick Cobcroft, born 1797; died 1881 in Australia NSW Patricks Plains, son of John Frederick Cobcroft and Sarah Smith.

Children of Mary Crew and John Frederick Cobcroft were as follows:

+ 8 i Arthur Charles3 Cobcroft, born 1829 in Australia NSW Wilberforce; died 1904 in Australia NSW Kempsey. He married Harriett Stewart Hope.

+ 9 ii Enoch3 Cobcroft, born 1816; died 1905 in Australia NSW Hurstville. He married Isabella J Norman.

+ 10 iii Adam George W3 Cobcroft, born 1827 in Australia NSW Wilberforce; died 1880. He married Anne Donohoe.

11 iv Henry3 Cobcroft, born 1820.

12 v Elvira3 Cobcroft, born 1821; died 1826.

13 vi Recarda3 Cobcroft, born 1823.

+ 14 vii Abel John3 Cobcroft, born 1826 in Australia NSW Parramatta; died 1920 in Australia NSW East Maitland. He married Mary Ann Ridge.

15 viii John Frederick3 Cobcroft, born 1831.

16 ix Willliam3 Cobcroft, born 1833.

+ 17 x Alfred3 Cobcroft, born 1834; died 1889 in Australia NSW Singleton. He married Sophia Harriet Allen.

18 xi Mary3 Cobcroft, born 1836.

19 xii Matilda Jane3 Cobcroft, born 1838; died 1901 in Australia NSW Sydney.

20 xiii Emma Jane3 Cobcroft, born 1842.

Generation 3

7. Elizabeth3 Rose (Ann2 Crew, William1), born 1818 in Australia NSW Wilberforce; died 1908 in Australia NSW Wollombi. She married in 1840 in Australia NSW Wilberforce William John Cobcroft, born 1818 in Australia NSW Wilberforce; died 1879 in Australia NSW Wollombi, son of Richard William Cobcroft and Charlotte Smith.

Children of Elizabeth Rose and William John Cobcroft were as follows:

21 i Emma Peel4 Cobcroft, born 1841; died 1913. She married in 1864 in Australia NSW Wollombi William Alexander Cross, born 1835; died 1905, son of David Cross and Charlotte Elizabeth Johnson.

22 ii Keziah4 Cobcroft, born 1844; died 1887. She married in 1866 in Australia NSW Wollombi Alfred Harvest Baldwin, born 1840 in Australia NSW Hawkesbury; died 1910 in Australia NSW Windsor, son of Harvest Baldwin and Kezia Maskey.

23 iii William John4 Cobcroft, born 1845 in Australia NSW; died 1924.

24 iv Tamar4 Cobcroft, born 1848; died 1932. She married in 1874 Humphrey S Gainey.

+ 25 v Oliver4 Cobcroft, born 1850; died 1929. He married Emily Jane Laycock.

26 vi Louisa Mary4 Cobcroft, born 1851; died 1898. She married in 1877 in Australia NSW Maitland James Henry Wilson.

27 vii Roland George Rose4 Cobcroft, born 1854; died 1875.

28 viii Maude4 Cobcroft, born 1856. She married in 1876 in Australia NSW Berrima Thomas Murphy.

29 ix Ada Emily4 Cobcroft, born 1857 in Australia NSW Wollombi; died 1916. She married (1) in 1882 in Australia NSW Wollombi George D Laycock, born 1858 in Australia NSW Windsor, son of Thomas Laycock and Mary (---); (2) George Alfred Downer.

30 x Clara Australia4 Cobcroft, born 1859 in Australia NSW Wollombi; died 1917. She married (1) in 1881 in Australia NSW Sydney Phillip Purcell; (2) George Robert Simpson Wilson.

+ 31 xi Alfred Joseph4 Cobcroft, born 1863; died 1914. He married Emily Louisa Pinchen.

 

8. Arthur Charles3 Cobcroft (Mary2 Crew, William1), born 1829 in Australia NSW Wilberforce; died 1904 in Australia NSW Kempsey. He married in 1863 in Australia NSW Redfern Harriett Stewart Hope, born 1844; died 1916 in Australia NSW Kempsey, daughter of Thomas Frederick Hope and Harriett Stewart.

Children of Arthur Charles Cobcroft and Harriett Stewart Hope were as follows:

32 i Mabel Nina4 Cobcroft, born 1866; died 1952 in Australia NSW Kempsey.

+ 33 ii Ernest Hope4 Cobcroft, born 1869; died 1952 in Australia NSW Grafton. He married Emily Isabel Kerr.

34 iii Maude Marion4 Cobcroft, born 1871; died 1948 in Australia NSW Kempsey.

+ 35 iv Arthur Charlton4 Cobcroft, born 1864; died 1941 in Australia NSW Bankstown. He married Amy Ellen Freeman.

36 v Jessie S4 Cobcroft, born 1868; died 1908. She married in 1900 Albert Kemp.

37 vi Frank Stewart4 Cobcroft, born 1873; died 1873.

38 vii Florence C4 Cobcroft, born 1877; died 1879.

39 viii Lena Marie Stewart4 Cobcroft, born 1887; died 1972.

 

9. Enoch3 Cobcroft (Mary2 Crew, William1), born 1816; died 1905 in Australia NSW Hurstville. He married in 1853 Isabella J Norman, born 1888 in Australia NSW Woollahra, daughter of Richard Norman and Margaret (---).

Children of Enoch Cobcroft and Isabella J Norman were as follows:

+ 40 i Enoch John4 Cobcroft, born 1847; died 1837 in Australia NSW Ashfield. He married (1) Anne Stewart Hope; (2) Mary Vernon Hall; (3) Mary Ellen Edwards.

41 ii Isabel Jane4 Cobcroft, born 1849; died 1838 in Australia NSW Hurstville. She married Unknown Swayne.

42 iii John4 Cobcroft, born 1845; died 1865.

43 iv Julia M A4 Cobcroft, born 1852; died 1934 in Australia NSW Burwood. She married Unknown Collett.

44 v Martha4 Cobcroft, born 1843; died 1933 in Australia NSW Woollahra. She married Unknown Simpson.

45 vi Robert P4 Cobcroft, born 1850.

46 vii Minnie Rose4 Cobcroft, born 1861; died 1888 in Australia NSW Newcastle.

 

10. Adam George W3 Cobcroft (Mary2 Crew, William1), born 1827 in Australia NSW Wilberforce; died 1880. He married in 1853 in Australia NSW Singleton Anne Donohoe.

Children of Adam George W Cobcroft and Anne Donohoe were as follows:

47 i Hildegard4 Cobcroft, born 1856. She married in 1882 William Lynch.

+ 48 ii Alfred Wallace John4 Cobcroft, born 1862; died 1937 in Australia NSW Newcastle. He married Sarah Thornley.

+ 49 iii Gertrude S4 Cobcroft, born 1869 in Australia NSW Patricks Plains; died 1939. She married Michael C Hawthorne.

 

14. Abel John3 Cobcroft (Mary2 Crew, William1), born 1826 in Australia NSW Parramatta; died 1920 in Australia NSW East Maitland. He married in 1854 in Australia NSW Wilberforce Mary Ann Ridge, born 1828 in Australia NSW Sackville; died 1906, daughter of Richard Ridge
and Margaret Forrester.

Children of Abel John Cobcroft and Mary Ann Ridge were as follows:

50 i Matilda Ann4 Cobcroft, born 1855 in Australia NSW Maitland.

51 ii William Bligh4 Cobcroft, born 1857 in Australia NSW Maitland; died 1857.

52 iii Frances Clara (Fanny)4 Cobcroft, born 1858 in Australia NSW Maitland; died 1930. She married in 1896 James Hardress Fitzgerald Waller, born 1865; died 1937, son of George Studdert Waller and Joanna Mann.

53 iv Mary Ann4 Cobcroft, born 1861. She married in 1880 Sydney B Day, born 1857 in Australia NSW Port Macquarie, son of Edward Denny Day and Margaret Raymond.

+ 54 v Arthur John4 Cobcroft, born 1863 in Australia NSW Maitland; died 1942. He married Catherine Anne O'Brien.

55 vi Amy4 Cobcroft, born 1865 in Australia NSW Maitland. She married Carl Bauer.

+ 56 vii Herbert Cecil4 Cobcroft, born 1868 in Australia NSW Maitland. He married unknown.

57 viii Percival Henry4 Cobcroft, born 1871 in Australia NSW Maitland.

+ 58 ix George Creswell4 Cobcroft, born 1876 in Australia NSW Maitland. He married Constance Ushaine Victoria Holl.

 

17. Alfred3 Cobcroft (Mary2 Crew, William1), born 1834; died 1889 in Australia NSW Singleton. He married Sophia Harriet Allen, born 1860 in Australia NSW Richmond; died 1927 in Australia NSW Sydney, daughter of Edward Allen and Sophia Dean.

Children of Alfred Cobcroft and Sophia Harriet Allen were as follows:

59 i Beatrice Louisa4 Cobcroft, born 1876 in Australia NSW Patricks Plains; died 1958. She married in 1900 in Australia NSW Newtown Edward J Mainwaring?.

60 ii John4 Cobcroft, born 1878 in Australia NSW Patricks Plains.

61 iii Henry4 Cobcroft, born 1879; died 1879.

62 iv Mary4 Cobcroft, born 1880 in Australia NSW Patricks Plains. She married H Palmer.

63 v Annie Tinson4 Cobcroft, born 1884 in Australia NSW Patricks Plains. She married Unknown Cannon.

+ 64 vi Richard Raymond4 Cobcroft, born 1882; died 1909. He married Gertrude M Hurle.

Generation 4

25. Oliver4 Cobcroft (Elizabeth3 Rose, Ann2 Crew, William1), born 1850; died 1929. He married in 1876 in Australia NSW Windsor Emily Jane Laycock, born 1849, daughter of Thomas Laycock and Mary (---).

Children of Oliver Cobcroft and Emily Jane Laycock were as follows:

65 i Mary Matcham5 Cobcroft, born 1878 in Australia NSW Richmond; died 1922 in Australia NSW Howes Valley. She married in 1907 in Australia NSW Sydney John Rowland Cafe, born 1875 in Australia NSW Wollombi; died 1918, son of Thomas Cafe and Maria Jane Merrick.

66 ii Robert William5 Cobcroft, born 1880 in Australia NSW Richmond; died 1950. He married in 1909 in Australia NSW Sydney Elizabeth Hagen.

67 iii Clara Isabelle5 Cobcroft, born 1882 in Australia NSW Wollombi; died 1966. She married in 1906 in Australia NSW Sydney William Smith.

+ 68 iv Austin Essington5 Cobcroft, born 1885 in Australia NSW Millfield. He married Hiltie Angelina Merrick.

69 v Madeline5 Cobcroft, born 1887; died 1889.

70 vi Wilfred5 Cobcroft, born 1889 in Australia NSW Wollombi. He married in 1919 in Australia NSW Singleton Eva Mary Medhurst, born 1892 in Australia NSW Wollombi, daughter of Edward W Medhurst and Maria Cafe.

+ 71 vii Colin Eugene5 Cobcroft, born 1892; died 1967. He married Pearly Jeareen Merrick.

 

31. Alfred Joseph4 Cobcroft (Elizabeth3 Rose, Ann2 Crew, William1), born 1863; died 1914. He married in 1911 Emily Louisa Pinchen.

Children of Alfred Joseph Cobcroft and Emily Louisa Pinchen were as follows:

72 i Elizabeth Rose5 Cobcroft, born 1911. She married Rowley Jacques.

+ 73 ii Athol Joseph5 Cobcroft, born 1914. He married (1) Lorna Evelyn Robinson; (2) Dorothy Gwen Pickford.

 

33. Ernest Hope4 Cobcroft (Arthur Charles3, Mary2 Crew, William1), born 1869; died 1952 in Australia NSW Grafton. He married in 1895 Emily Isabel Kerr.

Children of Ernest Hope Cobcroft and Emily Isabel Kerr were as follows:

74 i Isabel Mary Hope5 Cobcroft. She married Lionel Cooper.

75 ii Dorothy Ker Cobcroft5 Cobcroft, born 1898. She married Norman Robinson.

76 iii Ina Stewart5 Cobcroft, born 1900. She married Kevin Garvie.

77 iv Kathleen Hope5 Cobcroft, born 1903. She married Neville Ryan.

78 v Florence Campbell5 Cobcroft, born 1905. She married Lewis Davies.

+ 79 vi Majorie Stewart5 Cobcroft, born 1907; died 1960. She married unknown.

 

35. Arthur Charlton4 Cobcroft (Arthur Charles3, Mary2 Crew, William1), born 1864; died 1941 in Australia NSW Bankstown. He married in 1885 Amy Ellen Freeman.

Children of Arthur Charlton Cobcroft and Amy Ellen Freeman were as follows:

80 i Charlton5 Cobcroft, born 1886; died 1886.

81 ii Percy Charlon5 Cobcroft, born 1889; died 1917.

82 iii Edith Marion5 Cobcroft, born 1891. He married in 1915 in Australia NSW Ashfield Charles H D Seton.

83 iv Arthur Stewart5 Cobcroft, born 1894; died 1974. He married in 1935 Grace Annie Matthews.

+ 84 v Ronald Hope5 Cobcroft, born 1896; died 1973. He married Rita Beckenham.

85 vi Mabel5 Cobcroft, born 1898; died 1900.

 

40. Enoch John4 Cobcroft (Enoch3, Mary2 Crew, William1), born 1847; died 1837 in Australia NSW Ashfield. He married (1) in 1871 Anne Stewart Hope, born 1845, daughter of Thomas Frederick Hope and Harriett Stewart; (2) in 1879 in Australia NSW Manning River Mary Vernon Hall; (3) Mary Ellen Edwards.

Children of Enoch John Cobcroft and Anne Stewart Hope were as follows:

86 i Florence5 Cobcroft, born 1873; died 1938. She married Thomas Vivers.

87 ii Harold Stewart5 Cobcroft, born 1875; died 1922. He married Florence Mary Noud.

88 iii Millicent Stewart5 Cobcroft, born 1876; died 1933.

Children of Enoch John Cobcroft and Mary Vernon Hall were as follows:

89 i Edith Mary5 Cobcroft, born 1880; died 1962. She married Charles Seton.

+ 90 ii John Vernon5 Cobcroft, born 1882; died 1948 in Australia NSW Penrith. He married (1) Kathleen Crichton; (2) Lucy Ellen Aston; (3) unknown.

+ 91 iii Alan Ridge5 Cobcroft, born 1885; died 1955. He married Winifred Hetherington Carruthers.

+ 92 iv Cecil Vernon5 Cobcroft, born 1887; died 1958. He married Muriel Strickland.

+ 93 v Brian Hall5 Cobcroft, born 1891; died 1960 in Australia NSW Ashfield. He married Lucy E Clarke.

94 vi Dorothy Vernon5 Cobcroft, born 1894; died 1974. She married John Cameron.

Children of Enoch John Cobcroft and Mary Ellen Edwards were as follows:

+ 95 i Ralph Connynge5 Cobcroft, born 1901 in Australia NSW Wagga Wagga. He married Violet Vida Bourke.

+ 96 ii Wilfred Norman5 Cobcroft, born 1903; died 1965 in Australia NSW Parramatta. He married Gwendoline Constance Cleary.

97 iii Geoffrey Stewart5 Cobcroft, born 1905; died 1932.

98 iv Maurice S5 Cobcroft, born 1907; died 1930 in Australia NSW Sydney.

99 v Elinor Jacqueline5 Cobcroft, born 1910. She married Keith Trembath.

 

48. Alfred Wallace John4 Cobcroft (Adam George W3, Mary2 Crew, William1), born 1862; died 1937 in Australia NSW Newcastle. He married in 1892 in Australia NSW Singleton Sarah Thornley, born 1857 in Australia NSW Patricks Plains; died 1932, daughter of John Thorley and Isabella Galvin.

Children of Alfred Wallace John Cobcroft and Sarah Thornley were as follows:

100 i Ruby Ella Ida5 Cobcroft, born 1893; died 1968. She married Albert Ernest Rose.

+ 101 ii Norman Wallace J5 Cobcroft, born 1895; died 1957 in Australia NSW Mayfield. He married Vera M Shaw.

 

49. Gertrude S4 Cobcroft (Adam George W3, Mary2 Crew, William1), born 1869 in Australia NSW Patricks Plains; died 1939. She married in 1897 Michael C Hawthorne, born 1969 in Australia NSW Tenterfield?, son of Adam Hawthorne? and Isabella? (---).

Children of Gertrude S Cobcroft and Michael C Hawthorne were as follows:

102 i Clarence W5 Hawthorne, born 1898. He married Mary J Wilson.

 

54. Arthur John4 Cobcroft (Abel John3, Mary2 Crew, William1), born 1863 in Australia NSW Maitland; died 1942. He married 1899c Catherine Anne O'Brien.

Children of Arthur John Cobcroft and Catherine Anne O'Brien were as follows:

103 i D'arcy Patrick5 Cobcroft, born 1900; died 1917.

+ 104 ii Arthur Edward5 Cobcroft, born 1902; died 1967. He married Marjorie Muriel Osborne.

105 iii Kathleen Mary O'Brien5 Cobcroft, born 1905.

+ 106 iv Gavin William O'Brien5 Cobcroft, born 1907; died 1978. He married Ellie E Moses.

 

56. Herbert Cecil4 Cobcroft (Abel John3, Mary2 Crew, William1), born 1868 in Australia NSW Maitland. He married unknown.

Children of Herbert Cecil Cobcroft were as follows:

107 i Daphne5 Cobcroft.

 

58. George Creswell4 Cobcroft (Abel John3, Mary2 Crew, William1), born 1876 in Australia NSW Maitland. He married in 1899 in Australia NSW Nyngan Constance Ushaine Victoria Holl.

Children of George Creswell Cobcroft and Constance Ushaine Victoria Holl were as follows:

108 i Robert Albert Cecil George5 Cobcroft, born 1899 in Australia NSW Nyngan; died 1971. He married in 1927 in Australia NSW Newtown Laura Evelyn Leveridge, born 1896 in Australia NSW Orange, daughter of Horace Leveridge and Mary J Trefry.

109 ii William E5 Cobcroft, born 1902 in Australia NSW Nyngan.

110 iii William Ernest5 Cobcroft, born 1902; died 1902.

+ 111 iv Zena Faith5 Cobcroft, born 1906. She married Martin M Power.

 

64. Richard Raymond4 Cobcroft (Alfred3, Mary2 Crew, William1), born 1882; died 1909. He married in 1904 in Australia NSW Sydney Gertrude M Hurle.

Children of Richard Raymond Cobcroft and Gertrude M Hurle were as follows:

112 i Henry Raymond5 Cobcroft, born 1904; died 1904.

+ 113 ii Harold Kenneth5 Cobcroft, born 1906. He married Ethel May Wetherall.

+ 114 iii William Arthur Lawrence5 Cobcroft, born 1909; died 1976. He married Eileen May McGrath.

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