Jane Crossley, 18461922 (aged 75 years)

Name
Jane Crossley
Given names
Jane
Surname
Crossley
Married name
Jane Cox
Birth December 28, 1846 35 22
Birth of a brotherJames Crossley
February 1, 1849 (aged 2 years)
Birth of a sisterLucy Crossley
February 7, 1851 (aged 4 years)
Birth of a sisterEsther Crossley
May 31, 1853 (aged 6 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnn Bean
March 12, 1854 (aged 7 years)
Text:

[see burial below]

Death of a maternal grandfatherSamuel James
March 6, 1855 (aged 8 years)
Citation details:

Vol 04, 1839-1889

Text:

Samuel James of Baulkham Hills Died 6 Mar 1855 and buried 8 Mar 1855 aged 71 years, a farmer

Burial of a maternal grandfatherSamuel James
March 8, 1855 (aged 8 years)
Cemetery: St. John's Church of England Cemetery
Text:

Samuel James BIRTH unknown Essex, England DEATH 6 Mar 1855 Parramatta, City of Parramatta Council, New South Wales, Australia BURIAL St. John's Cemetery Parramatta, City of Parramatta Council, New South Wales, Australia MEMORIAL ID 83167678

Citation details:

pp. 115-16, Section 2 Row I No. 9

Text:

Sacred to the Memory of SAMUEL JAMES Died March 5 1855 Aged 71 years 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: Samuel James. Baulkham Hills. 6-3-1855. 8-3-1855. Farmer

Birth of a brotherUriah Crossley
March 27, 1855 (aged 8 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Crossley
May 9, 1857 (aged 10 years)
Birth of a sisterAnn Maria Crossley
March 28, 1859 (aged 12 years)
Death of a brotherUriah Crossley
1860 (aged 13 years)
Birth of a brotherHezekiah Crossley
June 10, 1861 (aged 14 years)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Ellen Crossley
May 19, 1863 (aged 16 years)
MarriageJohn CoxView this family
January 2, 1865 (aged 18 years)
Birth of a daughterElizabeth Cox
November 1, 1865 (aged 18 years)
Birth of a sisterEmma Amelia Crossley
May 13, 1867 (aged 20 years)
Birth of a daughterMartha Jane Cox
July 14, 1867 (aged 20 years)
Death of a sisterEmma Amelia Crossley
1868 (aged 21 years)
Birth of a sisterAda Eliza Rosetta Crossley
April 15, 1869 (aged 22 years)
Birth of a daughterMary Ann Cox
August 7, 1869 (aged 22 years)
Birth of a daughterEsther Ada Eliza Cox
December 14, 1871 (aged 24 years)
Marriage of a childJames CrossleyMary Ann CoxView this family
1873 (aged 26 years)
Birth of a daughterSarah Amelia Cox
1874 (aged 27 years)
Birth of a daughterEmma Rosetta Cox
April 14, 1877 (aged 30 years)
Birth of a sonJohn Frederick Cox
July 26, 1879 (aged 32 years)
Birth of a sonJeremiah William Cox
October 21, 1881 (aged 34 years)
Death of a fatherJeremiah Crossley
August 1, 1884 (aged 37 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 37 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 daughterFrances Emily Cox
October 17, 1884 (aged 37 years)
Birth of a daughterIrene Bridget Cox
1887 (aged 40 years)
Death of a husbandJohn Cox
January 13, 1907 (aged 60 years)
Death of a sisterLucy Crossley
March 31, 1908 (aged 61 years)
Death of a motherSarah James
February 18, 1909 (aged 62 years)
Burial of a motherSarah James
after February 18, 1909 (aged 62 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 64 years)
Death July 9, 1922 (aged 75 years)
Address: Laidlaw Street
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 38 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
elder sister
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
elder sister
1844
Birth: April 9, 1844 32 19Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
3 years
herself
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 John Cox
husband
18451907
Birth: March 19, 1845 37 19
Death: January 13, 1907Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
herself
18461922
Birth: December 28, 1846 35 22Thorsbys Creek, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 9, 1922Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: January 2, 1865Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
10 months
daughter
1865
Birth: November 1, 1865 20 18Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
21 months
daughter
1867
Birth: July 14, 1867 22 20Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
2 years
daughter
18691963
Birth: August 7, 1869 24 22Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 20, 1963
2 years
daughter
1871
Birth: December 14, 1871 26 24Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
3 years
daughter
1874
Birth: 1874 28 27Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
3 years
daughter
18771958
Birth: April 14, 1877 32 30Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 17, 1958Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
1879
Birth: July 26, 1879 34 32Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
2 years
son
1881
Birth: October 21, 1881 36 34Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
3 years
daughter
18841886
Birth: October 17, 1884 39 37Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1886
3 years
daughter
1887
Birth: 1887 41 40Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: