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Rachel Anna Pursey (Crossman) McLeod (1852 - 1937)

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Rachel Anna Pursey McLeod formerly Crossman
Born in South Australiamap
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Wife of — married 22 Feb 1872 in Adelaide, South Australiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Mile End, South Australiamap
Profile last modified 24 Jan 2018 | Created 22 Feb 2014
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Rachel Ann Persy CROSSMAN was born on Jan 25, 1852 in South Australia to parents Henry Thomas CROSSMAN and Pamela BADMAN[1].

Rachel was the third eldest child of fourteen siblings, and was the first child born in Australia after her parents had immigrated from Somerset, England. aboard the ship "Reliance" in 1851[2].

At age 20, Rachel married William John McLEOD on Feb 22, 1872 at the Wesleyan Parsonage, Pirie St, Adelaide, South Australia[3]. William was a 24 year old labourer who had immigrated from Scotland to Australia in 1855.

William and Rachel had two children, Julia and William Neil.

Rachel passed away at home on Tarragon Street, Mile End, South Australia, aged 85 years and was laid to rest at the West Tce Cemetery, Adelaide [4].


  1. Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922, Book: 3 Page: 333 District: Ade
  2. Reliance: 1851
  3. Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950, vol 90, p.810
  4. Australia Death Index, 1787-1985, vol. 595, p. 4150

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