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Private Thomas Crowhurst (.1819.......1890.)

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  • Born : 1819 
  • Baptized  : 29 Aug 1819 in Lamberhurst, Kent, England.
  • Where Born : England
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived :  8th Dec. 1839
  • Ship Arrived on :  "Barossa"
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  • Comments Regarding Army Discharge : Resigned
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  • Died : 16 Feb 1890
  • Where Died / Buried : Terowie and is buried in the Terowie cemetery (plot 418 with a wrought iron fence).
  • Parents Names : John Crowhurst and Ruth Rabbitt.
  • 1st Spouse's Name : Euphemia Ross 
  • Date Married : 17 Oct 1842,
  • Where Married : Hobart
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  • Born : c . 1811
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  • 2nd Spouse's Name : Jane Thorburne,
  • Date Married : 17 Oct 1842,
  • Where Married : Hobart
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  • CROWHURST, Thomas CM 215442 Age: 23 Marriage
    Spouse: ROSS, Euphemia Age: 31
    Marriage Date: 17 Oct 1842
    Reg Year: 1842 Reg State: Tasmania
    Ref Number: 74 (1)

     

    Descendants
    Meredith Crowhurst meredithcrowhurst@yahoo.com.au;
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    History & Achievements :
    Thomas Crowhurst listed as a foot policeman in the 96th regiment.
    He was born in 1819 in England, the 5th of 10 children, and came out to Australia as a private.
    His parents were John Crowhurst and Ruth Rabbitt.
    He was baptized 29 Aug 1819 in Lamberhurst, Kent, England.
    He came to Australia as a private in the army.
    I believe he first served at Port gaula (whereever that is) and then Port Arthur, in Tasmania.
    He married Euphemia Ross (b around 1811) on 17 Oct 1842, in Hobart
    He arrived in South Australia from Tasmania in 1846
    He settled in Terowie (North of Adelaide), South Australia, and is in Terowie on the 1887 census
    He married Jane Thorburne, leaving his previous property to Euphemia Ross, and with Jane, fathered 10 children.
    He is recorded as having been awarded land by credit selection: CROWHURST Thomas; Kimberley; Hd Gumbowie; Sect 14; total area 475 acres; 486/17/6; 22-5-1877
    A number of his children also settled in the area around Terowie and 2 were awarded land also by credit selection.
    This was a wheat farming area, so I think he became a wheat farmer. My grandfather started out as a wheat farmer in Terowie also.
    He died in Terowie on 16 Feb 1890 and is buried in the Terowie cemetery (plot 418 with a wrought iron fence).
    Also, there is a picture of him and his wife, Jane, in the South Australian library.

     

    (1) Australia Vital Records Index 1788 -1905

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