Hannah Mary Crossley, 18791955 (aged 76 years)

Name
Hannah Mary Crossley
Given names
Hannah Mary
Surname
Crossley
Married name
Hannah Mary Martin
Birth 1879 21 22
Birth of a brotherAlbert James William Crossley
June 12, 1882 (aged 3 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJeremiah Crossley
August 1, 1884 (aged 5 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 paternal grandfatherJeremiah Crossley
August 2, 1884 (aged 5 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 brotherThomas Jeremiah Robert Crossley
November 6, 1884 (aged 5 years)
Birth of a sisterAlice Louisa Crossley
1886 (aged 7 years)
Death of a brotherAlbert James William Crossley
1887 (aged 8 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherRobert Cox
October 8, 1888 (aged 9 years)
Birth of a brotherWalter James William Crossley
April 3, 1889 (aged 10 years)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Ann Crossley
March 22, 1891 (aged 12 years)
Birth of a sisterMatilda Crossley
November 24, 1892 (aged 13 years)
Birth of a brotherAlbert Frederick Henry Crossley
July 21, 1894 (aged 15 years)
Birth of a sisterDorothy Crossley
October 16, 1896 (aged 17 years)
Birth of a brotherPercy Joseph Uriah Crossley
July 4, 1897 (aged 18 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Oliver Clarence Crossley
January 9, 1899 (aged 20 years)
MarriageJoseph William MartinView this family
January 17, 1900 (aged 21 years)
Birth of a sisterLaura E. Stella M. Crossley
1901 (aged 22 years)
Text:

18542/1901 CROSSLEY LAURA E S M WILLIAM MARGARET YASS

Birth of a daughterDoris Martin
1902 (aged 23 years)
Birth of a sonRobert James Martin
1903 (aged 24 years)
Birth of a brotherCecil Ernest Stanley Crossley
May 29, 1903 (aged 24 years)
Birth of a sonJoseph William Martin
1904 (aged 25 years)
Text:

38794/1904 MARTIN JOSEPH W JOSEPH W HANNAH W YASS

Marriage of a parentMargaret CoxView this family
after 1903 (aged 24 years)

Birth of a sonWilliam Joseph Martin
1906 (aged 27 years)
Birth of a half-brotherTerence Uson Ferdinand Eric Crossley
August 26, 1906 (aged 27 years)
Birth of a daughterLila Martin
1908 (aged 29 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherSarah James
February 18, 1909 (aged 30 years)
Burial of a paternal grandmotherSarah James
after February 18, 1909 (aged 30 years)
Shared note: The inscription on the headstone reads - Sarah, died 18 Feb 1909 aged 84 years.
Death of a fatherWilliam Crossley
November 14, 1922 (aged 43 years)
Death of a sisterElizabeth Ann Crossley
November 1, 1927 (aged 48 years)
Marriage of a childJoseph William MartinKathleen Claire FinnView this family
1928 (aged 49 years)
Text:

1036/1928 MARTIN JOSEPH W FINN KATHLEEN C YASS

Death of a motherMargaret Cox
1939 (aged 60 years)

Marriage of a childAndrew DownieDoris MartinView this family
October 24, 1945 (aged 66 years)
Death June 16, 1955 (aged 76 years)
Family with parents
father
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
mother
Marriage
Marriage: November 30, 1878Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
13 months
herself
18791955
Birth: 1879 21 22Wargeila, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 16, 1955Young, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger brother
18821887
Birth: June 12, 1882 25 25Wargiela, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1887Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
18841959
Birth: November 6, 1884 27 27Limestone Creek, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 27, 1959Binalong, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
18861970
Birth: 1886 28 29Wargeila, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 14, 1970Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
18891969
Birth: April 3, 1889 31 32Wargeila, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1969Cowra, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
18911927
Birth: March 22, 1891 33 34Wargeila, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 1, 1927Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
20 months
younger sister
1892
Birth: November 24, 1892 35 35Wargeila, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
20 months
younger brother
18941971
Birth: July 21, 1894 37 37Wargeila, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 22, 1971Gallops Creek, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
18961972
Birth: October 16, 1896 39 39Wargeila, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1972
9 months
younger brother
18971966
Birth: July 4, 1897 40 40Wargeila, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1966Blacktown, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
18 months
younger brother
18991978
Birth: January 9, 1899 41 42Wargeila, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 9, 1978Goulburn, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
1903
Birth: May 29, 1903 46 46Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
Mother’s family with
step-father
mother
Marriage
Marriage: after 1903
4 years
half-brother
19061981
Birth: August 26, 1906 49Camden, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 1, 1981Wollongong, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Joseph William Martin
husband
18761962
Birth: 1876 32 30Burrowa, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 19, 1962Goulburn, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
herself
18791955
Birth: 1879 21 22Wargeila, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 16, 1955Young, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: January 17, 1900Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
19021974
Birth: 1902 26 23Wargiela, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1974New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
19031984
Birth: 1903 27 24Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 28, 1984Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
19041980
Birth: 1904 28 25Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1980New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
19061976
Birth: 1906 30 27Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1976New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
1908
Birth: 1908 32 29Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: