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George Crossman (1825 - 1912)

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George Crossman
Born in Somerset, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 24 Nov 1852 in Scots Church, Sydney, NSW, Australiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Parramatta, NSW, Australiamap
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George Crossman was born in Somerset, England.

George Crossman was born in Somerset about 1825, the son of Samuel Crossman and Sarah Franks. He was baptised at Cameley on 4 December 1825.[1] George was the third of six children and the second of three sons.[2]

George travelled to Australia, as an Assisted Passenger, in 1849 aboard the "Emigrant". He is recorded as a Single Male and gives his calling as Shepherd. He was assessed as being able to both read and write.[3]

George Crossman, son of Samuel Crossman and Sarah Franks, married Ann Shervey, daughter of William Shervey and Mary Brooks, at Sydney on 24 Nov 1852.[4] Ann also migrated to Australia aboard the "Emigrant", so a ship board romance can be suggested.[5] They settled in the Bathurst district and had 12 children: Sarah Powell; Samuel (1855-1926); William; Charles (1858-1918); Mary Oldman (1860-?); Matilda (1862-1951); Arthur ; Alfred (1867-?); Herbert (1869-?); Walter (1871-1912); Alice Riley (1873-?); and Mabel (1875).[2]

George Crossman passed away on 27th December 1912 at Parramatta.[6][7] He was survived by his wife, Ann, 10 of his 12 children, and several grandchildren.[2]

Researh Notes

Birth / Baptism

  1. Crossman, George, 1825, FreeReg - Baptisms [1]
    • County: Somerset
    • Place: Cameley
    • Church: St James
    • RegisterNumber: 219
    • DateofBirth: -
    • BaptismDate: 04 Dec 1825
    • Forename: George
    • Sex: M
    • FatherForename: Samuel
    • MotherForename: Sarah
    • FatherSurname: CROSSMAN
    • MotherSurname: -
    • Abode: Temple Cloud
    • FatherOccupation: Labourer


  1. Crossman, George, 1825, Assisted Immigrants [3]
    List of Immigrants per ship "Emigrant" arrived on the 8th June 1849
    Single Males, not being members of familes
    6 / Crossman George
    • Singe / Male / Age 23
    • Calling: Shepherd
    • Native Place and County: Hinton Blewett Somerset
    • Religion: Church of England
    • Both read and write


  1. Crossman, George, 1825, NSW BDM: Deaths - 3574/1913 [6]
    • Date and Place of death: 1912 27th December; Stewart Street, Municipality of Parramatta
    • Name and Occupation: George Crossman
    • Sex and Age: Male; 86 years
    • Cause of Death: Senile Decay
    • Duration of last illness: two years
    • Medical attendant: Jas. Harvey MRCP registered
    • when he last saw deceased: 25 Dec 1912
    • Name and occupation of father: not known
    • Name and maiden surname of mother: not known
    • Informant: Certified by Alfred Wallace Crossman, son, Constance Street, South Granville; witness W.S. Riley?
    • Particulars of Registration: ?K Hughes; 4th January 13; Parramatta
    • When and where buried: 1912 28th December; Church of England Cemetary, Rookwood
    • name of undertaker: William Metcalfe and co.
    • Name and Religion of Minister: A. W Shapira; Church of England
    • Witnesses of Burial: Clive Rogers; John ? Primrose
    • Where Born: Sommastshire, England
    • How Long in Australasian Colonies: NSWales
    • Place of Marriage, age, and to whom: Sydney NSWales; 26 Years; Ann Shervey
    • Children of marriage (Age in years):
      one male and female deceased
      • Note by B. Williams - Walter Edward Crossman (1871-1872) and Mabel Martha Crossman (1875-?)
    A certified copy of this registration is held by B. Williams
  2. (1912, December 28). Leader (Orange) [7]
    Orange residents will be grieved to hear of the death of Mr. George Crossman, who passed peacefully away at his residence, Guildford, near Sydney, on Thursday morning, aged 82. He was the father of Mr. Arthur Crossman, the well-known traveller for Dalton Bros., Ltd.. and of Mr. Herbert Grossman, of Crossman and Mead, builders, Orange, and also of Mr. Sam Crossman, of East Orange, who was for years in the employ of the East Orange Municipal Council. Mr. Crossman lived in Orange for many years, and during his sojourn here earned the good will and respect of the whole community.

See Also

  1. CapeWill Tree on MyHeritage[2]
    • For all the information I have on George Crossman (1825-1912) and his close family see my tree on MyHeritage that I am progressively transcribing. (B. Williams, 24Feb2019)


  1. 1.0 1.1 Crossman, George, 1825, FreeReg - Baptisms,, accessed 21May2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Crossman, George, 1825, CapeWill Tree on MyHeritage,, accessed 24Feb2019
  3. 3.0 3.1 Crossman, George, 1825, Assisted Immigrants,, accessed 24Feb2019
  4. WikiTree - Crossman Shervey Marriage (NSW BDM)
  5. WikiTree - Ann Shervey Migration
  6. 6.0 6.1 Crossman, George, 1825, NSW BDM: Deaths - 3574/1913,, obtained 22Feb2018
  7. 7.0 7.1 DEATH OF MR. GEORGE CROSSMAN. (1912, December 28). Leader (Orange, NSW : 1899 - 1945), p. 6. Retrieved November 20, 2019, from

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