William Henry Crane, 18261914 (aged 87 years)

Name
William Henry Crane
Given names
William Henry
Surname
Crane
Birth October 5, 1826 26 22
Address: Castlereagh Street
Christening October 29, 1826 27 22 (aged 24 days)
Address: St. Philip's Church of England
Education
School or college: Sydney College
Note: William was very proud of a large silver medal which was awarded to him for proficiency in Latin.
Residence
Address: 'Marellan' Cavendish Street
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Babbage
November 20, 1826 (aged 1 month)

Birth of a sisterMary Ann Crane
1829 (aged 2 years)
Text:

Name: Mary A Crane Birth Date: 1829 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1829 Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Father: Christopher Crane Mother: Sarah Volume Number: V1829122 13

Birth of a sisterSusannah Crane
January 24, 1831 (aged 4 years)
Christening of a sisterSusannah Crane
February 13, 1831 (aged 4 years)
Address: St. Philip's Church of England
Birth of a brotherHenry Crane
1833 (aged 6 years)

Birth of a brotherEdward Jacob Crane
June 13, 1836 (aged 9 years)
Christening of a brotherEdward Jacob Crane
July 15, 1836 (aged 9 years)
Address: St. Philip's Church of England
Birth of a sisterEmma Josephine Crane
1838 (aged 11 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherSusannah Elizabeth Broom
February 27, 1841 (aged 14 years)
Shared note:

Susannah's death notice appeared in the Sydney Gazette of 2 Mar 1841. Her name was recorded as Sarah: Family Notices DEATH. On Saturday last, Mrs Sarah Crane, wife of John Crane, Senior, of No. 62, Cumberland Street, in the 77th year of her age, after a long and painful illness.

Death of a maternal grandfatherHugh McEvoy
March 18, 1841 (aged 14 years)
Text:

V1841248 25B/1841 MC EVOY HUGH AGE 70

Birth of a sisterEliza Caroline Crane
1842 (aged 15 years)

Birth of a brotherChristopher Crane
1844 (aged 17 years)

Birth of a sisterMaria Crane
1848 (aged 21 years)

Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Crane
August 5, 1848 (aged 21 years)
Property 1849 (aged 22 years)
Note: Purchased 88 acres in 1849 at Castle Hill.
MarriageMargaret FairweatherView this family
June 12, 1850 (aged 23 years)
Address: St. John's Church of England
Occupation
Gold prospector
1850 (aged 23 years)

Note: In 1850 William and three friends journeyed over the Central Tablelands to the Ophir and Turon diggings in search of gold. There they met Edward Hargeaves whose discovery of gold in 1851 initiated the gold rush.
Occupation
Magistrate
after 1850 (aged 23 years)
Note:

William's first position in Sydney was that of a law clerk to Judge Josephson. Soon afterwards he was appointed Clerk in the Central Police Court, which was then on the site of the present (2009) Queen Victoria Building.

William was also a prominent worker for the Church of England and for charitable societies of Sydney such as Sydney Female Refuge, the Benevolent Asylum, Sydney City Mission and was on the board of the British and Foreign Bible Society. He was a well known cricketer in his younger days and frequently swam from Fig Tree Wooloomooloo to Garden Island and back.

Birth of a sonWilliam Crane
April 14, 1851 (aged 24 years)
Text:

Born 14 Apr 1851 and baptised 22 May 1851 William son of William and Margaret Crane a farmer of Castle Hill

Birth of a daughterJane Ann Crane
1853 (aged 26 years)

Birth of a sonRowland Fairweather Crane
1856 (aged 29 years)

Death of a motherSarah McEvoy
1857 (aged 30 years)
Text:

CRANE SARAH Registration number 686/1857 V1857686 37B Father's Given Name(s) AGE 48 Mother's Given Name(s) District

Birth of a daughterHarriett Margaret Crane
1858 (aged 31 years)

Birth of a sonJohn Leslie Crane
1862 (aged 35 years)

Birth of a sonArthur Robert Crane
May 23, 1864 (aged 37 years)
Citation details:

Newtown St Stephen Baptism 30 May - 1858 - 28 April 1878

Text:

Born 23 May 1864 and baptised 26 Jun 1864 Arthur Robert son of William and Margaret Crane a gentleman of Newtown

Birth of a daughterEmily Caroline Crane
1865 (aged 38 years)

Birth of a daughterMargaret Amy Crane
1867 (aged 40 years)
Text:

Name: Margaret A Crane Birth Date: 1867 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1867 Registration Place: Newtown, New South Wales, Australia Father: William Crane Mother: Margaret Registration Number: 2910

Birth of a daughterFlorence Mercy Crane
September 6, 1868 (aged 41 years)
Text:

Name: Florence Mercy Crane Event Type: Baptism Birth Date: 6 Sep 1868 Baptism Date: 14 Oct 1868 Baptism Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Parish as it Appears: St Stephen Camperdown Father: William Crane Mother: Margaret Crane

Death of a wifeMargaret Fairweather
1870 (aged 43 years)

Marriage of a childJames Slart HarrisonJane Ann CraneView this family
1875 (aged 48 years)
Death of a fatherChristopher Crane
July 2, 1876 (aged 49 years)
Address: Abercrombie Street
Religious marriageHannah Martha HoggView this family
January 4, 1877 (aged 50 years)
Text:

Registration number 91/1877 Groom's Family Name CRANE Groom's Given Name(s) WILLIAM Bride's Family Name(s) HOGG Bride's Given Name(s) HANNAH MARTHA District SYDNEY

Citation details:

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Sat 13 Jan 1877 Page 1

Text:

MARRIAGES. CRANE — HOGG. —January 4, at St. Barnabas' Church, Sydney, by the Rev. Joseph Barnier, assisted by the Rev. Robert Taylor, William Crane, P.M., to Hannah Martha, eldest daughter of Thomas Hogg, Esq., J.P., surgeon, late of H.M. Indian Army.

Birth of a daughterAnnie Laura Crane
1877 (aged 50 years)

Text:

Name: Annie L Crane Birth Date: 1877 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1877 Registration Place: Newtown, New South Wales, Australia Father: William Crane Mother: Hannah M Registration Number: 4821

Birth of a sonErnest Christopher Crane
September 6, 1880 (aged 53 years)
Citation details:

Erskineville Holy Trinity Baptism 1 February 1880 - 21 November 1899

Text:

Born 6 Sep 1880 and christened 25 Oct 1880 Ernest Christopher son of William and Hannah Martha Crane, Police Magistrate of Missenden Road Newtown

Birth of a sonHubert Russell Crane
1881 (aged 54 years)
Text:

Name: Hubert Russell Crane Birth Date: 1881 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1881 Registration Place: Newtown, New South Wales, Australia Father: William Crane Mother: Hannah Registration Number: 6609

Marriage of a childEdward LampardFlorence Mercy CraneView this family
October 7, 1896 (aged 70 years)
Citation details:

Darlinghurst St John Marriage 23 January 1893 - 30 July 1898

Text:

Oct 7 1896 at St John's Church Darlinghurst Edward Lampard a bachelor, native of Reading Berkshire England, clerk in Holy Orders, age 29 years, residing at 214 Victoria Street Darlinghurst, son of Stephen Lampard and Sophia Maclean Florence Mercy Crane a spinster, native of Sydney NSW, age 28 years, residing Nearellan, Cavendish Street Stanmore, daughter of William Crane and Margaret Fairweather

Death of a sisterMary Ann Crane
1896 (aged 69 years)
Text:

DAVIS MARY A Registration number 11413/1896 Father's Given Name(s) CHRISTOPHER Mother's Given Name(s) SARAH District REDFERN

Death of a brotherHenry Crane
1898 (aged 71 years)

Death of a sisterSarah Crane
1902 (aged 75 years)

Death of a brotherJohn Christopher Crane
September 3, 1904 (aged 77 years)
Death May 26, 1914 (aged 87 years)
Address: 'Marellan' Cavendish Street
Burial
Cemetery: St. Stephen's Church Cemetery
Family with parents
father
17991876
Birth: October 25, 1799 34 35Marylebone, London, England, United Kingdom
Death: July 2, 1876Chippendale, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
Marriage
Marriage: November 20, 1821Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
14 months
elder sister
18221902
Birth: 1822 22 18
Death: 1902
3 years
elder brother
18241904
Birth: June 8, 1824 24 20Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 3, 1904Toowoomba, Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia
2 years
himself
18261914
Birth: October 5, 1826 26 22Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 26, 1914Petersham, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
18291896
Birth: 1829 29 25Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1896Redfern, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
18311919
Birth: January 24, 1831 31 27Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 25, 1919Camperdown, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
18361919
Birth: June 13, 1836 36 32Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 6, 1919
3 years
younger sister
5 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
18441927
Birth: 1844 44 40
Death: July 20, 1927Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
younger sister
18481920
Birth: 1848 48 44
Death: 1920
Family with Margaret Fairweather
himself
18261914
Birth: October 5, 1826 26 22Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 26, 1914Petersham, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18281870
Birth: February 5, 1828 44 36New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1870
Marriage
Marriage: June 12, 1850Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
10 months
son
18511920
Birth: April 14, 1851 24 23Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1920Petersham, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
4 years
son
18561857
Birth: 1856 29 27
Death: May 1857Newtown, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
5 years
son
2 years
son
18641930
Birth: May 23, 1864 37 36Newtown, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 13, 1930Whangarei, Northland, North Island, New Zealand
20 months
daughter
3 years
daughter
18671867
Birth: 1867 40 38Newtown, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 7, 1867Newtown, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
20 months
daughter
18681950
Birth: September 6, 1868 41 40Newtown, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1950North Sydney, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Hannah Martha Hogg
himself
18261914
Birth: October 5, 1826 26 22Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 26, 1914Petersham, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18411930
Birth: 1841 40 26Madras, India
Death: 1930Petersham, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: January 4, 1877Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
12 months
daughter
18771879
Birth: 1877 50 36
Death: February 12, 1879Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
son
18801946
Birth: September 6, 1880 53 39Newtown, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1946Ashfield, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
16 months
son
18811971
Birth: 1881 54 40Newtown, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1971Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
BirthSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
ChristeningSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
EducationSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
MarriageSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
OccupationSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
OccupationSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
MarriageNew South Wales. Department of Justice and Attorney General. NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. [data-base on-line]. Sydney: the Registry.
Text:

Registration number 91/1877 Groom's Family Name CRANE Groom's Given Name(s) WILLIAM Bride's Family Name(s) HOGG Bride's Given Name(s) HANNAH MARTHA District SYDNEY

MarriageNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
Citation details:

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Sat 13 Jan 1877 Page 1

Text:

MARRIAGES. CRANE — HOGG. —January 4, at St. Barnabas' Church, Sydney, by the Rev. Joseph Barnier, assisted by the Rev. Robert Taylor, William Crane, P.M., to Hannah Martha, eldest daughter of Thomas Hogg, Esq., J.P., surgeon, late of H.M. Indian Army.

ResidenceSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
DeathSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
BurialSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
Education

William was very proud of a large silver medal which was awarded to him for proficiency in Latin.

Property

Purchased 88 acres in 1849 at Castle Hill.

Occupation

In 1850 William and three friends journeyed over the Central Tablelands to the Ophir and Turon diggings in search of gold. There they met Edward Hargeaves whose discovery of gold in 1851 initiated the gold rush.

Occupation

William's first position in Sydney was that of a law clerk to Judge Josephson. Soon afterwards he was appointed Clerk in the Central Police Court, which was then on the site of the present (2009) Queen Victoria Building.

William was also a prominent worker for the Church of England and for charitable societies of Sydney such as Sydney Female Refuge, the Benevolent Asylum, Sydney City Mission and was on the board of the British and Foreign Bible Society. He was a well known cricketer in his younger days and frequently swam from Fig Tree Wooloomooloo to Garden Island and back.