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Elias Crameri, Peter Crane, James Cranwell, Thomas Cranwell, John Crapper,



Elias Crameri

From Email Tue, 26 Jul 2005 wrote of Elias Crameri from Poschiavo 1855-1945.
Elias Crameri 1855-1945 born in Poschiavo Switzerland, wed 1885 #6300 to Mary Jane Wallis 1860 #16661 - 1947 #22979 aged 87 born at BetBet in Victoria, lived in Maryborough
We need the marriage certificate 1885 #6300 of Elias Crameri born in Switzerland, and Mary Wallis to get his parents and birthplace. A possible clue is Benedetto Crameri born at Poshiavo in Graubunden region, Switzerland and died c1895
6 children 1. Margherita Nesbitt Crameri 1886 #19862
2. James Joseph Crameri 1888 #22192 - 1970 #10932 aged 81
3. Elizabeth Emily Crameri 1890
4. William Charles Crameri 1892 - 1952 #18265 aged 60
5. Edward Thomas Crameri 1899 lived 2 days
6. Robert Samuel Crameri 1903 - 1932 #9777 aged 30
1. Margherita Nesbitt Crameri 1886 #19862 - 1973 #21090 aged 86, wed 1911 #4120 to Richd Jos Talbot from New Zealand
1 child 1. Margharita Mary Talbot 1912 #14833
3. Elizabeth Emily Crameri 1890 wed 1916 #7221 to John Michael Hogan
Son 1. John Crameri Hogan, 19 April 1921 wed Marjorie Bravo

Peter Crane

Peter Crane 1824 - 1878 #5692 aged 54, and Caroline Taylor came c1856
1 child 1. Peter Crane 1858 #17350
1. Peter Crane 1858 #17350 wed 1886 #1104 to Emily Lettisha Benning 1862 - 1940 #19214 aged 78.
6 children 1. Leslie Crane 1887 #16264
2. Caroline Crane 1890 #17822 - 1953 #19978 aged 63,
3. Emily Crane 1891 #29175 - 1962 #5783 aged 70, wed Cotter
4. Adele (Delia) Crane 1893 #18462 - 1970 #1956 aged 77, wed Silverstone
5. Clevewill Crane 1898 #7847
6. Stewart Crane 1900 #23454
Carol Crane 1890 - 1953 #19978 aged 63, wed 1914 #3448 to Joseph Metcalf Hetherington

James Cranwell

James Cranwell 1812 - 1879 #2109 aged 67, son of Sarah and James Crantwell, wed Oct-Dec 1838 to Susanna Jeffery at Saffrom Waldon James Cranwell aged 40 born c1814, came Oct 1854 on the Neleus with Susan Cranwell aged 35, c1819, William Cranwell aged 12 born Jul-Sep-41, Sarah Cranwell aged 8 born Jun-45, Rebecca Cranwell aged 5 born Jun-48, Jane Cranwell aged 2 born Mar-52 and Mary Elizabeth Cranwell aged 0 born at Sea (cSep-54) then lived at Essendon
9 Children 1. William Cranwell aged 12 born Jul-Sep-1841 - 1940 #10249 aged 99,
2. Sarah Cranwell aged 8 born Jun-1845 - 1845 - 1922 #1516 aged 77, died as Mrs Rodier
3. Rebecca Cranwell aged 5 born Jun-1848 - 1938 #6380 aged 91,
4. Jane Cranwell aged 2 born Mar-1852 - 1875 #10431 aged 24, as Martha Jane wed 1874 #95 to Thomas William Avery Babb from Guernsey
5. Mary Elizabeth Cranwell aged 0 (cSep-1854) - Unnamed Female born at Sea 1854 #167M
6. John George Cranwell 1856 #10941 - 1857 #309 lived 4 months
7. Joseph Cranwell 1858 #5132 - 1942 #5562 aged 84
8. George Cranwell 1861 #18397 wed 1888 #2217 to Johanna McLeod
9. James Cranwell 1864 #21802 - 1869 #1672 lived 4 years
1. William Cranwell aged 12 born Jul-Sep-1841 - 1940 #10249 aged 99, wed 1868 #3668 to Elizabeth Smith 1896 #9604 aged 47, dau of Richard Smith, died at Flemington
2. Sarah Cranwell aged 8 born Jun-1845 - 1922 #1516 aged 77, died as Mrs Rodier, wed 1862 #309 to George Smith
Sarah Ann Smith nee Cranwell wed c1870 to Donald Tolmie 1842 - 1875 #2935 aged 33
Sarah Tolmie nee Cranwell wed 22 July 1876 #3192 to Joel Skipworth from Lincolnshire, (3rd marriage for each) and lived at Footscray
Sarah Ann Cranwell) 4th marriage 1892 $7670 to Edward Rodier 1870 - 1959 #22475 aged 89
4 Children 1. Susan Ann Smith 1862 #20595 - 1940 #437 aged 77, wed Fraser
2. May Tolmie 1871 #2450 - 1871 #1011 lived 1 day
3. Maud Martha Jane Skipworth 1877 #8994 - 1938 #72 aged 60, wed Louis Alex Chapman
4. Mary Johnson Skipworth 1878 #16039 - 1959 #12174 aged 81, wed Chapman
3. Rebecca Cranwell aged 5 born Jun-1848 - 1938 #6380 aged 91, wed Andrew Frederick Turner 1857 #7872 son of Elizabeth Wall and Joseph Turner born at Beechworth, lived at Shepparton
5 Children 1. Jas Jos Frederick Turner 1879 #25898R
2. Mary Jane Turner 1882 #12178 - 1962 #7210 aged 81, wed Baker
3. Charlotte May Turner 1884 #27800 - 1959 #11509 aged 75, wed Fraser
4. Furney Furnella Turner 1887 #23807
5. George Turner 1890 #36498 - 1942 #12775 aged 52
5. Mary Elizabeth Cranwell aged 0 (cSep-1854) - Unnamed Female born at Sea 1854 #167M, wed 1874 #191 to William Molyneux from Enniskillen
1 Child 1. Mary Jane Molyneux 1875 #24204
7. Joseph Cranwell 1858 #5132 - 1942 #5562 aged 84 wed 1883 #5369 to Martha Elizabeth Spooner 1852 #27462 - 1938 #10564 aged 85, dau of Dora Morris and Joseph Spooner
2 Children 1. George Robert Cranwell 1885 #9972 - 1965 #8555 aged 80
2. Joseph Oliver Cranwell 1887 #28344
8. George Cranwell 1861 #18397 wed 1888 #2217 to Johanna McLeod 1869 #1821 dau of Catherine McFarlane and Alexander McLeod born at Creswick, lived at Maidstone
5 Children 1. Jos Archd Cranwell 1889 #5049
2. Ruby Jane Cranwell 1891 #14417 - 1892 #2679 lived 11 months
3. Aileen Rubenia Cranwell 1893 #24145 - 1976 #17040 aged 84 wed Bradford
4. Emma Cranwell 1896 #21383 - 1899 #2388 lived 2 years
5. Geo Cranwell 1900 #4561 - 1937 #4517 aged 37

Thomas Cranwell

Thomas Cranwell 1850 - 1887 #14470 aged 37, son of Ellen Corrigan and Benjamin Cranwell (they wed 1850-03-21 in Adelaide), died at E Melb Hospital. He wed 1884 #1023 to Annabel Dunbar and had a daughter, Christina Cranwell 1886 #21373. Annabel Cranwell nee Dunbar wed 1892 #5168 to Henry Tanner and had 2 sons, Walter John Tanner 1893,and Herbert Henry Tanner 1895.

Thomas Cranwell wed Oct-Dec 1848 to Emma Bolden 1832 - 1874 #10805 aged 42, dau of Elizabeth and Joseph Bolding, born at Saffrom Waldon Thomas Cranwell aged 30 born c1824, came Oct 1854 on the Neleus with Emma Cranwell aged 27, Emma Agnes Cranwell aged 4 born Sep-49 and Ahel Cranwell aged 2 born Jun-52
11 Children 1. Emma Agnes Cranwell aged 4 born Sep-1849 - 1937 #10593 aged 88,
2. Ahel Cranwell aged 2 born Jun-1852
3. Elizabeth Cranwell 1855 - 1937 #6626 aged 82,
4. Joseph Cranwell 1857 #13417 - 1928 #12787 aged 70
5. Sarah Jane Cranwell 1860 #17113 - 1940 #21092 aged 80,
6. Unnamed Female Cranwell - Emma Cranwell 1862 #3227 - 1930 #11916 aged 68,
7. Alice Cranwell 1865 #15278 - 1865 #6562 lived 9 weeks
8. Albert Cranwell 1866 #14702
9. John Cranwell 1869 #3268 - 1869 #4468 lived 3 days
10. Angelina Cranwell 1872 #16189
11. George Thomas Cranwell 1874 #23777 - 1875 #2866 lived 2 months
1. Emma Agnes Cranwell aged 4 born Sep-1849 - 1937 #10593 aged 88, wed 1878 #1725 to widowed Thomas William Avery Babb who died 1840 - 1870 #4551 aged 30, son of Margaret and unknown. His first wife was Jane Cranwell, dau of James Cranwell.
2. Ahel/Abel Cranwell aged 2 born Jun-1852, in Saffron Waldon, wed 1879 #929 to Emmeline Gray 1858 #9166. They moved to Taralgon after 1883
5 Children 1. Emma Peers Cranwell 1880 #3146 - 1958 #2965 aged 78, wed James Brush
2. Alice Maud Cranwell 1883 #7053 - 1974 #24552 aged 91, wed Beamsley
3. Percy Cranwell 1888 #16239
4. Harold Cranwell 1890 #37129 - 1941 #6192 aged 50
5. Lucy May Cranwell 1893 #27134 - 1940 #3794 aged 46, wed Wells
3. Elizabeth Cranwell 1855 - 1937 #6626 aged 82, wed 1901 #6923 to William Stevenson
1 Child 1. Doris Stevenson 1898 - 1965 #25263 agged 67, wed Fillmore
4. Joseph Cranwell 1857 #13417 - 1928 #12787 aged 70, wed 1899 #3234 to Emma Louisa Esnowf 1860 - 1953 #16654 aged 92, dau of Sophia Louisa Collins and Edward Esnouf died at Echuca
5. Sarah Jane Cranwell 1860 #17113 - 1940 #21092 aged 80, wed 1889 #5906 to Neil Shaw Mcdonald and lived at Morwell, 3 daughters all died at Castlemaine
4 Children 1. Archibald Mcdonald 1890 #25685
2. Emma Mcdonald 1892 #15903 - 1957 #21610 aged 65, wed Halliwell
3. Grace Mcdonald 1893 #33817 - 1959 #22619 aged 64
4. Marion Mcdonald 1897 #21374 - 1931 #794 aged 33
6. Unnamed Female Cranwell - Emma Cranwell 1862 #3227 - 1930 #11916 aged 68, wed 1889 #1340 to Hugh Henory/Henry Thompson 1870 #24692 son of Louisa Morthmore and Hugh Bellis Thompson, and lived at Morwell, Traralgon, Dandenong
5 Children 1. Roy Chant Thompson 1889 #33536 - 1978 #11131 aged 88
2. Olive Grace Thompson 1892 #18101
3. Hugh Murray Thompson 1894 #26219X1933
4. Kenneth Thompson 1897 #23322 - 1897 #10772 lived 1 month
5. Hazel Loveday Thompson 1900 #18270
10. Angelina Cranwell 1872 #16189 - 1957 #20596 aged 84 dau of Emma (mother's surname thought to be McHastey) and Thomas Cranwell, died at Taralgon, wed 1897 #6767 to Samuel John Thompson, and lived at Traralgon
2 Children 1. Una Eileen Thompson 1898 #29700
2. Ivor Vivian Thompson 1903 - 1984 #26245 aged 81

John Crapper


From on Tuesday, 10 August, 2010
I have been researching our family tree using Ancestry and other sources. My husbandís great-grandmother was Hannah Crapper from Oxford .
I note that you have listed the family of John Crapper and his wife Eliza Britt. I believe that their child 7. Elizabeth France Crapper 1865 #10979 should be Elizabeth Frances Crapper. Johnís mother was Frances Budd and I think it is likely this daughter was given her grandmotherís name. The register could be wrong.
You have also listed the family of his daughter Isabella Crapper who married Robert Morris Jackman. They are shown with 12 children, but I have found a further three:
Annie May Jackman in 1891 #8150 born Yallook , Victoria
In the 1914 Australian Electoral Roll she is living at Tandara , Victoria , working at home duties.
Marion Jackman in 1892 #37727 born Yallook , Victoria
In the 1914 Australian Electoral Roll she is living at Yallook , Victoria , working at home duties. Edith Lily in 1885 #8267 born Yallook , Victoria
In the 1919 Australian Electoral Roll she is living at Bendigo Hospital , Sandhurst East, working as a nurse.
Thank you for the great work listing all the pioneer families of this region.
Kind regards from Sydney, Marian Kingham.
Thankyou for your notes. In checking your letter, I also found the death of John Crapper at Yallock, and like the death for his wife Mary, no mothers are listed.

John Crapper 1819 - 1894 #15426 aged 75, son of Henry Crapper, wed 1853 in NSW (ref V1853164 99/1853) to Eliza Britt 1837 - 1877 #12090 aged 40 daughter of John Britt, born in Ireland
9 Children 1. Isabella Crapper c1853
2. Thomas Crapper 1857 #7568 - 1857 #3715 lived 2 days
3. Thomas Crapper 1858 #1173 born in Sydney
4. Wm Crapper 1859 #21484 - 1860 #3428 lived 3 months
5. Mary Ann Crapper 1861 #10254 - 1861 #8123 lived 5 months
6. Henry Crapper 1863 #17025 - 1863 #7387 lived 2 months
7. Elizabeth France Jackman 1865 #10979
8. Mary Crapper 1867 #4172 - 1886 #3015 aged 18 died at Prince Alfred Hospital
9. Charles Crapper 1869 #10945
Isabella Crapper 1854 - 1919, from Sydney wed 1870 #1304 to Robert Jackman from Devon and lived at Raywood, Yallock, 15 Children
7. Elizth Frances Crapper 1865 #10979 wed 1894 #3820 to John Walter Rawlinson 1860 #9728 son of Mary Ann Guiney and William Rawlinson born at Carisbrook (his parents wed 1857 #57 in Victoria) and lived at Yallock
6 Children 1. Mary Isabel Rawlinson 1895 #25751
2. Annie Margery Rawlinson 1897 #15619
3. Rose Louisa Rawlinson 1898 #15322
4. Francis Walt Rawlinson 1899 #23300
5. Twin Chas Kitchener Rawlinson 1900 #23279
6. Twin Wm Robert Rawlinson 1900 #23280

From on Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Hi Elizabeth, what a fabulous and sharing website. Thank you.
Some years ago my cousin, Frances O'Halloran researched the Rawlinson-Crapper family back to 1450. Unfortunately, her research has disintegrated with her death. I remember quite a lot of detail so my search is a little easier.
I have an update for the -Crapper family:
Elizabeth Frances (known as Frances) and Walter Rawlinson married in 1894.
William Roberts (not Robert) Rawlinson born 1900 #23280
John George Rawlinson born 1902 at Yallook
James Rawlinson born 1904 at Eaglehawk
May Elizabeth Rawlinson born 1904 at Eaglehawk
Frederick Norman Rawlinson born 1906 at Eaglehawk
Margaret Maude Rawlinson born 1907 at Yallook
Sorry - I use the official code, as in William Robert's case 1900 #23280 - year and record number
so that any one following me, will find the same name.
It is interesting - only 2 children died in Vic before 1986 - so it appears that the parents and children moved to another state?
May Elizabeth Rawlinson 1904 - 1979 #13494 aged 75, wed Andrews
Frederick Norman Rawlinson 1906 - 1972 #28885 aged 66


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