Henry emigrated to Australia with his wife and daughters Sarah and Rachel Ann Pursey on the "Reliance" which arrived at Port Adelaide on 13th September, 1851.
Chronicle Adelaide Saturday November 1912
WARCOWIE, November 3.— An old resident of the Hawker district, Mr. Henry Crossman, sen., died on October 21 at the residence of his son, Mr. F. Grossman, of Warcowie, at the age of 83 years. The deceased was a colonist of 61 years, and was born near Taunton, Somerset, England; on. ' December 31, 1828. He was married to Miss Pamela Badman in 1848, and in 1851 he and his wife left England in the ship ' Reliance (Captain Fells) for South Australia. They resided at Coromandel Valley, and later on at Riverton and Saddleworth and when the land was first opened up in the Hawker district they, with their sons, came north to work a farm in the hundred of Arkaba for the late Mr W. H. Harry. In 1882 Mr. Crossman selected land in the hundred of Cudlamudla, near Wilson, and commenced farming on his own account. There he lived until the death of his wife, three years ago. The deceased left four sons— Messrs- F*. Crossman (Warcowie), Oliver Crossman (Wilson), Henry Crossman (Wilson), and Arthur Crossman (Broken Hill)-and four daughters— Mesdames H. Flemine (Tarlee), W. J McLeod (Port Pirie) J. Burford (Yacka), and C. Oehme (Broken Hill), . There are 47 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren.
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