Esther Crossley, 18531934 (aged 81 years)

Name
Esther Crossley
Given names
Esther
Surname
Crossley
Married name
Esther Seddon
Birth May 31, 1853 41 28
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnn Bean
March 12, 1854 (aged 9 months)
Text:

[see burial below]

Death of a maternal grandfatherSamuel James
March 6, 1855 (aged 1 year)
Citation details:

Vol 04, 1839-1889

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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 1 year)
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

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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 1 year)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Crossley
May 9, 1857 (aged 3 years)
Birth of a sisterAnn Maria Crossley
March 28, 1859 (aged 5 years)
Death of a brotherUriah Crossley
1860 (aged 6 years)
Birth of a brotherHezekiah Crossley
June 10, 1861 (aged 8 years)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Ellen Crossley
May 19, 1863 (aged 9 years)
Birth of a sisterEmma Amelia Crossley
May 13, 1867 (aged 13 years)
Death of a sisterEmma Amelia Crossley
1868 (aged 14 years)
Birth of a sisterAda Eliza Rosetta Crossley
April 15, 1869 (aged 15 years)
MarriageJoseph Pickles SeddonView this family
January 3, 1872 (aged 18 years)
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Born 3 Jan 1872

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Name: Esther Crossley Spouse Name: Joseph Pickles Leddon Marriage Date: 1872 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Yass, New South Wales Registration Year: 1872 Registration Number: 3837

Birth of a daughterLouisa Alice Seddon
March 14, 1873 (aged 19 years)
Birth of a sonJoseph James Frederick Seddon
February 11, 1875 (aged 21 years)
Birth of a sonHezekiah Crossley Seddon
August 1, 1877 (aged 24 years)
Birth of a sonHorace William Seddon
March 17, 1880 (aged 26 years)
Birth of a sonWalter Augustus Seddon
January 1, 1883 (aged 29 years)
Death of a fatherJeremiah Crossley
August 1, 1884 (aged 31 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 31 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 daughterMiriam Lavina Seddon
January 11, 1885 (aged 31 years)
Birth of a daughterLydia Hortensia Seddon
December 17, 1887 (aged 34 years)
Birth of a daughterWinifred Martha Seddon
April 1, 1889 (aged 35 years)
Birth of a daughterEveline Dorothy Seddon
May 30, 1892 (aged 38 years)
Marriage of a childHezekiah Crossley SeddonJanet Rachael MunroView this family
September 10, 1901 (aged 48 years)
Marriage of a childLouis Francis PagesLouisa Alice SeddonView this family
October 16, 1902 (aged 49 years)
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10050/1902 PAGES LOUIS F SEDDON LOUISA A ST LEONARDS

Death of a sisterLucy Crossley
March 31, 1908 (aged 54 years)
Death of a motherSarah James
February 18, 1909 (aged 55 years)
Burial of a motherSarah James
after February 18, 1909 (aged 55 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 58 years)
Marriage of a childArchibald J. McNabLydia Hortensia SeddonView this family
1914 (aged 60 years)
Marriage of a childJohn WoodsMiriam Lavina SeddonView this family
1916 (aged 62 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Joseph HowellWinifred Martha SeddonView this family
June 7, 1916 (aged 63 years)
Citation details:

Petersham All Saints

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Married 7 Jun 1916 John Joseph Howell a labourer and bachelor, residing at Yass, born at Yass, age 28, son of John Howell a farmer and Mary Ann Maria Cox Winifred Martha Seddon, domestic duties, residing Petersham, a spinster, born Yass, age 27, daughter of Joseph Pickles Seddon a cordial maker and Esther Crossley

Death of a sisterJane Crossley
July 9, 1922 (aged 69 years)
Address: Laidlaw Street
Death of a brotherWilliam Crossley
November 14, 1922 (aged 69 years)
Death November 11, 1934 (aged 81 years)
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
elder 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
elder brother
18491911
Birth: February 1, 1849 37 24Thorsbys Creek, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 3, 1911Limestone Creek, Queensland, Australia
2 years
elder 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
herself
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 Joseph Pickles Seddon
husband
18451937
Birth: January 1, 1845London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Death: November 20, 1937Burwood, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
herself
18531934
Birth: May 31, 1853 41 28Kangiaroo, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 11, 1934Campelltown, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: January 3, 1872Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
15 months
daughter
18731962
Birth: March 14, 1873 28 19Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 17, 1962Ashfield, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
23 months
son
18751938
Birth: February 11, 1875 30 21Young, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 18, 1938Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18771918
Birth: August 1, 1877 32 24Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 23, 1918Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18801884
Birth: March 17, 1880 35 26Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 28, 1884Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18831886
Birth: January 1, 1883 38 29Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 16, 1886Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
18851958
Birth: January 11, 1885 40 31Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1958Bulli, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18871977
Birth: December 17, 1887 42 34Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1977Lidcombe, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
16 months
daughter
18891982
Birth: April 1, 1889 44 35Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 22, 1982Burwood, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18921956
Birth: May 30, 1892 47 38Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 15, 1956