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Charles Crossman was born about 1779. He likely spent his whole life in the county of Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He was a gamekeeper. He died of a fever at the age of 60 (apparently) on 25 February 1839 at Doulting, Somerset.
His name and profession are stated on the certificate of marriage of his son Reuben to Mary Ann Kay in Tynemouth, Northumberland in 1870, and also on the death certificate of his wife, Mary Ann Crossman. Reuben is seen in his mother's household in Somerset in the 1841 and 1851 censuses.
Mary Ann was roughly 26 years younger than Charles. Reuben was born only maybe two years before Charles died. A possible answer to the age gap is that this Charles Crossman might have had a son also called Charles Crossman who was also a gamekeeper – not impossible. This younger Charles would have been about the right age to be Mary's partner. Perhaps he died or disappeared into the armed forces. However, Mary Ann had no offspring after the death of Charles, despite being well within her child-bearing years, so there was likely just one of him.
↑ General Register Office for England and Wales register of deaths for 1839, Somerset county, Shepton Mallet district, entry 366 – PDF copy with Alan J. White, December 2019.
↑ General Register Office for England and Wales register of marriages for 1870, Northumberland county, Tynemouth parish, entry 84 – marriage of Reuben Crossman to Mary Ann Kay – paper copy with Alan J. White, December 2019.
↑ Death certificate, Mary Ann Crossman, 5 October 1881, Somerset county, Wells district, no. 342 – PDF copy with Alan J. White, December 2019.
↑ Census of England and Wales, 1841, Somerset county, Shepton Mallet & Wells district, Wells St Cuthbert parish, East Wells, p. 22, sched. 36.
↑ Census of England and Wales, 1851, Somerset county, Wells district, St Cuthbert Wells parish, East Wells, p. 6, sched. 22.