Martha Crossley, 18421937 (aged 94 years)

Crossley, Martha (1842-1937)
Name
Martha Crossley
Given names
Martha
Surname
Crossley
Married name
Martha Alt
Married name
Martha Mote
Married name
Martha Weatherby
Birth October 15, 1842 31 18
Text:

Born 15 Oct 1842 and baptised 13 Nov 1842 Martha daughter of Jeremiah and Sarah Crossley a farmer of Seven Hills H.H. Bobart officiating minister

Birth of a sisterAnn Crossley
April 9, 1844 (aged 1 year)
Birth of a sisterJane Crossley
December 28, 1846 (aged 4 years)
Birth of a brotherJames Crossley
February 1, 1849 (aged 6 years)
Birth of a sisterLucy Crossley
February 7, 1851 (aged 8 years)
Birth of a sisterEsther Crossley
May 31, 1853 (aged 10 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnn Bean
March 2, 1854 (aged 11 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherSamuel James
March 5, 1855 (aged 12 years)
Burial of a maternal grandfatherSamuel James
March 6, 1855 (aged 12 years)
Cemetery: St. John's Church of England Cemetery
Note:

Samuel's headstone inscription reads: Sacred to the Memory of Samuel James Died March 5 1855 Aged 71 yrs O think who is on this stone you look Tis written in the Holy Book That Christ in mercy shed his blood To bring poor sinners back to God.

Burial Register: Section 2, Row I #9.

Birth of a brotherUriah Crossley
March 27, 1855 (aged 12 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Crossley
May 9, 1857 (aged 14 years)
Birth of a sisterAnn Maria Crossley
March 28, 1859 (aged 16 years)
Death of a brotherUriah Crossley
1860 (aged 17 years)
Birth of a brotherHezekiah Crossley
June 10, 1861 (aged 18 years)
MarriageChristopher AltView this family
January 1, 1862 (aged 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Martha Maria Alt
January 23, 1863 (aged 20 years)
Address: Carriers Arms Inn
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Ellen Crossley
May 19, 1863 (aged 20 years)
Birth of a son
#2
James Alt
August 12, 1864 (aged 21 years)
Address: Fairy Hole Creek Inn
Birth of a daughter
#3
Sedonia Alt
January 31, 1866 (aged 23 years)
Address: Fairy Hole Inn.
Death of a daughterSedonia Alt
February 16, 1866 (aged 23 years)
Address: Fairy Hole Inn
Birth of a son
#4
John T. Alt
March 13, 1867 (aged 24 years)
Address: Fairy Hole Inn
Birth of a sisterEmma Amelia Crossley
May 13, 1867 (aged 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Sidonia Alt
December 17, 1868 (aged 26 years)
Address: Fairy Hole Inn
Death of a sisterEmma Amelia Crossley
1868 (aged 25 years)
Birth of a sisterAda Eliza Rosetta Crossley
April 15, 1869 (aged 26 years)
Birth of a son
#6
William Alt
September 10, 1870 (aged 27 years)
Address: Yass Hotel
Death of a sonWilliam Alt
May 3, 1872 (aged 29 years)
Address: Yass Hotel
Birth of a daughter
#7
Elizabeth Alt
July 23, 1872 (aged 29 years)
Address: Yass Hotel
Death of a husbandChristopher Alt
July 15, 1873 (aged 30 years)
Note:

Christopher's obituary was published in The Yass Courier, Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia, on Friday, 18 July 1873 as follows: DEATH OF A WELL-KNOWN TOWNSMAN On last Tuesday Mr Christopher Alt died at his residence the Yass Hotel, at the comparatively early age of forty-three and his funeral, which was largely attended by all classes, took place on Wednesday afternoon. Mr Alt was for many years a carrier on the road, and was well-known as "Johnie the German". By industry and thrift, he acquired a snug farm in the neighbourhood of Yass, which he cultivated successfully, and latterly became landlord of the Yass Hotel. Not long after commencing hotelkeeping, he was attacked with illness, from which he suffered until the hour of his death, although medical practitioners both in Yass and Sydney were consulted. He was very generally respected and leaves a wife and seven children behind to mourn the loss of an attentive husband and father.

MarriageJames Frederick MoteView this family
January 10, 1874 (aged 31 years)
Address: Yass Hotel
Birth of a son
#8
Frederick Arthur Mote
September 28, 1874 (aged 31 years)
Birth of a son
#9
Alfred Jeremiah Mote
June 25, 1876 (aged 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#10
Clara Ann Mote
June 4, 1877 (aged 34 years)
Death of a sonAlfred Jeremiah Mote
1877 (aged 34 years)
Marriage of a childJohn SharpMartha Maria AltView this family
May 3, 1880 (aged 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#11
Alice May Mote
December 10, 1880 (aged 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#12
Amelia Maude Mote
July 11, 1882 (aged 39 years)
Marriage of a childJames AltHannah Maria ChalkerView this family
April 14, 1884 (aged 41 years)
Text:

4216/1884 ALT JAMES CHARKER HANNAH M PICTON

Death of a fatherJeremiah Crossley
August 1, 1884 (aged 41 years)
Cause: Suicide
Note:

The results of a Coroner's Inquest into his death appeared in The Yass Courier, Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia, on Monday, 4 August 1884 as follows:

CORONER'S INQUEST Dr. Blake held an inquest at Wargeila on Friday last when the following evidence, touching the death of deceased (Jeremiah Crossley) was taken.

Hezekiah Crossley Deposed. I am a son of the deceased and lived in the same house with him; the last time I saw deceased alive was about half past 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, the 31st of July. He complained that he was suffering acute pains in his legs; deceased had been suffering for some time past from rheumatic pains; I was absent from home from half past five o'clock yesterday afternoon until ten o'clock at night; when I returned home at ten o'clock I did not see deceased.

About two o'clock this morning my mother woke me up, telling me to come out, that she wanted me; I came out onto the verandah and saw deceased lying dead there; I lifted deceased up, and carried him into the house, and placed him on a sofa; when I lifted the deceased up I saw the double barrel gun produced; it was lying under deceased; I was using the gun last night shooting opossums; when I brought the gun in I left it hanging on one of the beams of the roof; it was not loaded in either barrel; when I picked the gun up, after lifting deceased on the sofa, I noticed that it had been recently discharged; I am sure that no one but deceased took the gun after I hung it on the beam; I did not hear the report of a gun being fired during the night; it would be possible for a gun to be fired on the verandah of the house without me hearing it as I sleep in a room some distance from the verandah.

I informed my brother of what had taken place and he reported the matter to the police; my brother's name is James Crossley; when I hung up the gun on the beam, the hammers of both barrels were cocked, and when I found it where deceased was lying, the hammer on the right-hand barrel was down and battered cap on the nipple; the gun is my property; deceased often used it.

Sarah Crossley deposed:- The deceased (Jeremiah Crossley) is my husband; deceased is 73 years of age; I last saw deceased alive at eleven o'clock last night, July 31st, 1884; he was suffering from rheumatic pains in his legs; I bathed his legs with hot water and turpentine about nine o'clock; he then went to bed, and shortly afterwards I went to bed also; we slept in the same bed; after we went to bed we slept a short time, and about eleven o'clock deceased complained that the pains were very severe, and he would get up; he told me not to get up, or that I had better go into the bed with my daughter; I told him I would stay where I was, but that I would leave him plenty of room to get in and out without disturbing me; deceased then got up and I heard him making a fire; he sat by the fire, and I went to sleep; about two o'clock this morning I was awakened by hearing a noise like something falling on to the ground; I thought that deceased had fallen down; I got up and when I came into the room where the fire was, I could not see deceased; both doors of the room were open; I called to deceased, asking where he was, and, hearing no reply, went in search of him, and found him lying on the verandah; I noticed that blood was flowing from the left side of his head; I then called my daughter and son, and when my son carried deceased to the sofa, I saw the gun produced lying where the body of deceased was lifted from; the gun is the property of the last witness; deceased, when he complained of the pains, said if he suffered another night as much as he had done on last Tuesday night, he could not stand it; I am quite sure deceased fired the shot that caused his death; he had said he would make away with himself rather than again suffer the pains he endured on last Tuesday night; deceased appeared to be quite dead when I found him; deceased and myself always lived on the best of terms, and the only reason I can assign for deceased committing suicide was the acute pains he was suffering.

Alton Kingsley Hoets deposed: I am a legally qualified medical practitioner, and reside at Yass; I have made a post mortem examination of the deceased (Jeremiah Crossley); immediately in front of the right ear I found a large irregular wound, communicating with the interior of the skull; the edges of the wound were blackened, and smelt strongly of burnt gunpowder; on opening the skull, I found the bones on the right side of the head extremely fractured; the interior portion of the brain is severely lacerated; on the left side of the brain I found a large quantity of small sized shot; it appears to be No. 4 shot; I produce some of the shot found in the brain; there were no other marks of violence about the body; I am of opinion that the cause of death was injury to the brain, caused by a gunshot wound; the wound could have been inflicted by deceased, who could have placed the muzzle of the gun produced to his head, and fired it by touching the trigger with his foot; he could not have pulled the trigger with his hand; a shot fired from the gun produced would cause such a wound as I have described.

The jury found the following verdict that the deceased Jeremiah Crossley of Wargeila died on the first day of August 1884 from the effects of a gunshot wound inflicted by himself on the same day

Burial of a fatherJeremiah Crossley
August 2, 1884 (aged 41 years)
Cemetery: Church of England Cemetery
Note: The inscription on the headstone reads - Jeremiah, born Yorkshire, England, husband of Sarah, died 1 Aug 1884 aged 73 years.
Birth of a son
#13
Walter John Mote
October 15, 1884 (aged 42 years)
Birth of a son
#14
Albert Thomas Mote
February 4, 1888 (aged 45 years)
Address: Yass Hotel
Marriage of a childHubert Leaf MellershSidonia AltView this family
1889 (aged 46 years)
Marriage of a childFrederick George MouleElizabeth AltView this family
January 29, 1890 (aged 47 years)
Address: St. Clements Church
Marriage of a childJohn T. AltMary Ann Crawford SmithView this family
1891 (aged 48 years)
Marriage of a childThomas FoxMartha Maria AltView this family
July 6, 1892 (aged 49 years)
Death of a husbandJames Frederick Mote
April 23, 1893 (aged 50 years)
Marriage of a childJohn James SheekeyElizabeth AltView this family
March 30, 1894 (aged 51 years)

MarriageGeorge WeatherbyView this family
January 3, 1897 (aged 54 years)
Marriage of a childFrederick Arthur MoteEliza Margaret Horton LizzieView this family
December 28, 1902 (aged 60 years)
Marriage of a childJames Kingston Elijah WeatherbyAmelia Maude MoteView this family
August 16, 1905 (aged 62 years)
Shared note: as reported in the Yass Courier on 18 August 1905
Marriage of a childFrancis Patrick DelaneyClara Ann MoteView this family
1907 (aged 64 years)
Death of a sisterLucy Crossley
March 31, 1908 (aged 65 years)
Death of a motherSarah James
February 18, 1909 (aged 66 years)
Burial of a motherSarah James
after February 18, 1909 (aged 66 years)
Shared note: The inscription on the headstone reads - Sarah, died 18 Feb 1909 aged 84 years.
Death of a brotherJames Crossley
November 3, 1911 (aged 69 years)
Death of a husbandGeorge Weatherby
March 7, 1912 (aged 69 years)
Marriage of a childAlbert Thomas MoteMabel Beryl WalesView this family
Type: Religious marriage
September 15, 1915 (aged 72 years)
Address: Young New South Wales Australia
Marriage of a childSamuel Francis NicholasAlice May MoteView this family
December 18, 1915 (aged 73 years)
Marriage of a childWalter John MoteEthel Vere McKinnonView this family
November 16, 1917 (aged 75 years)
Death of a sisterJane Crossley
July 9, 1922 (aged 79 years)
Address: Laidlaw Street
Death of a brotherWilliam Crossley
November 14, 1922 (aged 80 years)
Death of a daughterAmelia Maude Mote
October 26, 1925 (aged 83 years)
Death of a daughterMartha Maria Alt
April 13, 1934 (aged 91 years)
Death of a sisterEsther Crossley
November 11, 1934 (aged 92 years)
Death of a sonJohn T. Alt
December 23, 1935 (aged 93 years)
Death 1937 (aged 94 years)
Text:

Name: Martha Weatherby Death Date: 1937 Death Place: New South Wales Father's name: Jeremiah Mother's name: Sarah Registration Year: 1937 Registration Place: Yass, New South Wales Registration Number: 17391

Family with parents
father
18111884
Birth: August 16, 1811Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: August 1, 1884Wargeila, Near Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18241909
Birth: August 11, 1824 40 34Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 18, 1909Wargeila, Near Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: May 25, 1840Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
herself
Crossley, Martha (1842-1937)
18421937
Birth: October 15, 1842 31 18Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1937Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
18 months
younger sister
1844
Birth: April 9, 1844 32 19Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
3 years
younger sister
18461922
Birth: December 28, 1846 35 22Thorsbys Creek, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 9, 1922Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
18491911
Birth: February 1, 1849 37 24Thorsbys Creek, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 3, 1911Limestone Creek, Queensland, Australia
2 years
younger sister
18511908
Birth: February 7, 1851 39 26Kangiaroo, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 31, 1908Gallops Creek, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
18531934
Birth: May 31, 1853 41 28Kangiaroo, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 11, 1934Campelltown, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
22 months
younger brother
18551860
Birth: March 27, 1855 43 30Kangiaroo, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1860Wargeila, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
Crossley, William (1857-1922)
18571922
Birth: May 9, 1857 45 32Kangiaroo, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 14, 1922Wargeila, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
23 months
younger sister
18591952
Birth: March 28, 1859 47 34Kangiaroo, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 5, 1952Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
Crossley, Hezekiah (1861-1945)
18611945
Birth: June 10, 1861 49 36Wargeila, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 31, 1945Wargeila, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
18631950
Birth: May 19, 1863 51 38Wargeila, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 1, 1950Wargeila, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger sister
18671868
Birth: May 13, 1867 55 42Wargeila, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1868Wargeila, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
23 months
younger sister
Crossley, Ada Aliza (1869-1951)
18691951
Birth: April 15, 1869 57 44Wargeila, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 15, 1951Wargeila, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Christopher Alt
husband
18281873
Birth: May 20, 1828Bannerod, Hessen, Darmstadt, Germany
Death: July 15, 1873Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
herself
Crossley, Martha (1842-1937)
18421937
Birth: October 15, 1842 31 18Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1937Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: January 1, 1862Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
13 months
daughter
18631934
Birth: January 23, 1863 34 20Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 13, 1934Coogee, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
19 months
son
18641938
Birth: August 12, 1864 36 21Near Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 29, 1938Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
18 months
daughter
18661866
Birth: January 31, 1866 37 23Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 16, 1866Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
14 months
son
18671935
Birth: March 13, 1867 38 24Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 23, 1935Gordon, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
22 months
daughter
18681953
Birth: December 17, 1868 40 26Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 15, 1953Neutral Bay, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
21 months
son
18701872
Birth: September 10, 1870 42 27Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 3, 1872Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
23 months
daughter
18721943
Birth: July 23, 1872 44 29Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 9, 1943Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Family with James Frederick Mote
husband
18461893
Birth: March 15, 1846 37 35Islington, London, England, United Kingdom
Death: April 23, 1893Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
herself
Crossley, Martha (1842-1937)
18421937
Birth: October 15, 1842 31 18Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1937Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: January 10, 1874Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
9 months
son
18741960
Birth: September 28, 1874 28 31Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 14, 1960Tumut, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
21 months
son
18761877
Birth: June 25, 1876 30 33Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1877Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
11 months
daughter
18771959
Birth: June 4, 1877 31 34Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1959Manly, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
18801958
Birth: December 10, 1880 34 38Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1958Balmain, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
19 months
daughter
18821925
Birth: July 11, 1882 36 39Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 26, 1925Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
18841965
Birth: October 15, 1884 38 42Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1965Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18881960
Birth: February 4, 1888 41 45Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 30, 1960Goulburn, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Family with George Weatherby
husband
18401912
Birth: 1840Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: March 7, 1912Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
herself
Crossley, Martha (1842-1937)
18421937
Birth: October 15, 1842 31 18Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1937Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: January 3, 1897Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Christopher Alt + Elizabeth Jeffrey
husband
18281873
Birth: May 20, 1828Bannerod, Hessen, Darmstadt, Germany
Death: July 15, 1873Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
partner’s partner
18291861
Birth: February 1829Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: February 28, 1861Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: January 21, 1857Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
21 months
step-son
18581942
Birth: October 16, 1858 30 29Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 24, 1942Marrickville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
22 months
step-son
18601897
Birth: August 16, 1860 32 31Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 8, 1897Cowra, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia