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James Albon Creaton, Thomas Creaton, Edward Crellin,
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James Albon Creaton

From Doug's letter -
James Albon Creaton Born 1780 wed in 1807 to Hestor Smith 3rd daughter of John and Catherine Smith (nee Johnson).
From an 1837 list of distressed persons, London Gazette, James Albon Creaton, late of No. 58, Great Tower-street, London, Auctioneer, out of business, a part of the time at No. 58, Maiden-lane, Convent garden, Middlesex, Butcher, and Vestry Clerk of All Hallows, Barking, London.
The next list begins 'On Saturday the 18th day of Novmeber 1837, at the same Hour and Place.'

From on Thursday, 10 November, 2011
Hi Elizabeth'
Thank you for your prompt response to my email. Initially I had only listed the line of male members of my ancestors so I have listed below some more info.
1. Albon Creaton Date of birth and wifes name unknown.
2. His son James Albon Creaton Born 1780 wed 1807 to Hestor Smith 3rd daughter of John and Catherine Smith (nee Johnson) at Saint Giles Cripplegate, London, London, England
3. Their son George Creaton Born 1815 wed 1845 to Ann Matilda Ames, the daughter of Samuel Ames and Betty Smith who was the 2nd daughter of John and Catherine Smith
4. Walter Creaton Born 1851, 4th son of George and Ann married Hannah Eltzabeth Webb in 1877.
5. Walter Creaton (Jnr) Born 1879 2nd son of Walter and Hannah married Florence May Bayley in 1904.
6. Frank Alfred Creaton Born 1905 only son of Walter (Jnr) and Florence May
From on Saturday, 28 April 2012
, who wrote 'I came across this on LDS when looking for a different John Creaton.'
Groom's Name: Edward Creaton, blank for Groom's Birth Date: Groom's Birthplace: Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Ann Galvin, blank for Bride's Birth Date: Bride's Birthplace: Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 19 Nov 1842, Marriage Place: Barrackpore, Bengal, India
Groom's Father's Name: James Albon Creaton, Groom's Mother's Name: blank, Bride's Father's Name: William Galvin


Walter Creaton Apr-June 1851 wed April-June 1877 to Hannah Elizabeth Webb in Islington District, Vol 1b page 421
Hannah Elizth Creaton nee Webb 1853 - 1942 #1056 aged 89 dau of Hannah and Walter Webb, died at Camberwell
In July 1885 the family came to Melbourne on the ship Burrumbeet - Walter Creaton aged 34, wife Hannah Creaton aged 32, and children
Edith Creaton aged 6, Walter Creaton aged 5, Ellen Creaton aged 4 and Edward Creaton aged 2
4 children 1. Edith Marian Creaton registered in Camberwell district, London, July-Sep 1878 - 1959 #952 aged 80, wed Warrington
2. Walter Creaton registered in Hackney district, London, Jan-Mar 1880 - 1966 #13300 aged 86 son of Hannah Elizabeth Webb and Walter Creaton, died at Canterbury, wed Florence May Bailey 1881 - 1965 #15350 aged 84, dau of Eleanor Emma Meadows and Alfred Bailey (came Apr 1886 on the Carthage with son and 3 dau)
3. Ellen (Nellie Frances) Creaton Jan-Mar 1881
4. Edward Creaton Oct-Dec 1882 - 1960 #5189 aged 77 son of Hannah Webb and Walter George Creaton, died at Hawthorne, Vic

Thomas Creaton

Thomas Creaton wed 01 Jun 1818 to Mary Crasdale at Saint John, Preston, Lancashire, England
Thomas Albon Creaton 14 Apr 1813 christened at St George The Martyr, Southwark, London, England son of Mary Ann and Thomas Creaton
Thomas Albon Creaton wed Oct-Dec 1842 to Lydia Daikers in Wandsworth District, London
Thomas Albon Creaton, of Bow-street, Cheapside, in the city of London, Writer and Decorator, is the surviving executor for John Lovell, - Solicitor's advertisement dated 5 Mat 1870
Lydia Creaton died Oct-Dec 1875 aged 52, born 1825 in Greenwich District.
Children registered in England appear to include
8 children 1. Thomas Albon Creaton born Apr-June 1844 in London
2. Lydia Daikers Creaton born July-Sep 1845 died Oct-Dec 1851
3. Charles Albon Creaton Jan-March 1848 died Oct-Dec 1855
4. Marian Creaton Apr-June 1853
5. James Daikers Creaton Jan-March 1855
6. Alice Daikers Creaton July-Seo 1859
7. Florence A Creaton July-Sep 1866
8. Frederick Albon Creaton Oct-Dec 1873 - a grand-son?
Widower Thomas Albon Creaton wed Jul-Sep 1877 to Catherine Daikers at Camberwell Vol 1d page 1067. The district Camberwell spans the boundaries of the counties of London and Surrey
Thomas Albon Creaton aged 66 came Sep 1879 on the Chimborazo with his wife Catherine Creaton nee Daiken aged 55 (1824 - 1887 #4475 aged 63 daughter of James Daiken) and daughters Mary 1855, Alice 1859 and Florence 1869
Widower Thomas Albon Creaton wed 1887 #2457 to Isabella McCormick 1823 - 1899 #11372 aged 76, died at St Kilda
Thomas Albon Creaton 1813 - 1895 #7342 aged 82, son of Mary Ann Cremidge and Thomas Pardon Creaton, died at St Kilda
1. Thomas Albon Creaton born Apr-June 1844 in London and stayed there
Old Bailey Proceedings, 20th April 1896 - Three men were charged with burglary at the house owned by THOMAS ALBON CREATON . I am landlord of 20, Langham Street Mr. Anderson is my tenant on coming down that morning I missed a coat which I had put in the hall the night before, and which I am now wearing one of the officers gave it to me I went into the sitting-room, and found one shutter closed and another partly so, and the window un-latched. The Police were commended for their excellent detecting to recover the stolen items.
7. Alice Daikers Creaton born Sep quarter, 1859 - 1942 #9947 aged 83 wed 1888 #4737 to Arthur John Furneaux and lived at Fairfield, 3 children
8. Florence Annie Creaton born Sep quarter, 1866 wed 1888 #2457 to James Sharman Crawford from NSW, and lived at South Yarra
3 children 1. Mary Flor Crawford 1889 #7896
2. Hilda Alice Crawford 1890 #27662
3. Kathleen Crawford 1891 #37258

Edward Crellin

Edward Crellin came from Manchester Sep 1857 on the Marco Polo with Caroline Goodwin when Edward was aged 33 and Caroline was 21, with Louisa 3, Henry 1 and infant, and lived in BetBet, Maryborough, then Melbourne
Edw Crellin 1828 - 1896 #7447 aged 68, son of John Crellin, died at Prince Alfred Hospital, and Caroline Crellin nee Goodwin 1833 - 1901 #4880 aged 67, dau of Ann and John Joseph Goodwin, died at Brunswick
12 children 1. Louisa Crellin 1854
2. Henry Crellin 1856
3. Mary Ann Crellin 1857 #9215 - 1932 #5145 aged 75, born at Sea, died at Coburg
4. Elizabeth Crellin 1860 #5148
5. John Joseph Crellin 1862 #21821 - 1864 #1322 lived 21 months
6. Margaret Crellin 1866 #9382
7. Ellen Jane Crellin 1868 #17582
8. Caroline Crellin 1870 #17101
9. Emma Crellin 1872 #24392 - 1873 #1507 lived 10 months
10. Emma Crellin 1874 #17065
11. Edward Crellin 1876 #17538
12. Jessie Crellin 1882 #4105
1. Louisa Crellin c1853 born at Manchester wed 1872 #3283 to Alfred Reed born in England, and lived at Timor
6 children 1. William George Reed 1873 #13234
2. Edgar Reed 1874 #19756
3. Roseann Reed 1876 #19740
4. Bertram Bennet Reed 1878 #19580
5. Ethel Reed 1882 #4123
6. John Dunford Reed 1885 #28418
2. Henry Crellin c1855 born at Manchester wed 1882 #6008 to Mary Ann Cooper 1858 #17865 born at Queenscliff, lived at Brunswick
6 children 1. Oliver Highfield Crellin 1883 #24213
2. Eveline May Crellin 1885 #20852
3. Lillian Alberta Crellin 1888 #5949
4. Walt Hy Crellin 1890 #6976
5. Henry Edward Crellin 1892 #11000" - 1955 #9276 aged 61
6. Gerte Crellin 1894 #27153
3. infant (Mary Ann) Crellin 1857 #9215 - 1932 #5145 aged 75, born at Sea, died at Coburg, wed 1881 #2691 to Fred Baddeley born in New York, lived at Talbot-Amherst, Narracan, Surrey Hills, 10 children
6. Margaret Crellin 1866 #9382 wed 1888 #5500 to George Walter Stuart 1863 #12652, 3 Children
7. Ellen Jane Crellin 1868 #17582 wed 1889 #4386 to Albin Emanuel Johnsson from Sweden and lived at Collingwood, Hotham West
4 Children 1. Herman Johnsson 1891 #21878 - 1891 #10016 lived 3 days
2. Otto Johnsson 1893 - 1895 #4662 lived 2 years
3. Vera Rubena Johnsson 1898 #26946
4. Albein Brunolph Johnsson 1897 - 1964 #18777 aged 67
8. Caroline Crellin 1870 #17101 wed 1889 #6400 to Edward Patrick Hedger 1867 #21488 - 1936 #1256 aged 68,
10. Emma Crellin 1874 #17065 wed 1893 #3399 to Edward Gunston 1874 #10146 - 1942 #4782 aged 70, son of Charlotte Davidson 1836 and Thomas Gunston 1830, lived at Brunswick, Hotham East
Thomas Gunston aged 27 came as Assisted Immigrants in Jan 1857 Balnaguith with Charlotte Gunston aged 21
4 Children 1. Ethel Gladys C Gunston 1894 #9636
2. Phyllis Charlotte Gunston 1896 #8244
3. Ivy May Vic Gunston 1898 #9097
4. Hilma Pretoria Gunston 1900 #11773

Charles Creswick

Three brothers Charles, Henry and John, with their sisters Elizabeth and Maria Creswick, came 24 June 1840 from England as Intermediate passengers on the Andromache
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 1 December 1921, on Page 12, has
Steve Gladneid glazed@fwi.net.au son of Elizabeth Thompson) Joan Bratton in 2001 wrote I am a Creswick or actually my mother is. Her father was Thomas Newton, his parents Fredrick and Mary. Mum is the last surviving member of her family, her siblings were Lillian, John, Arthur, Emily and Hanna known as Nancy. Mum has just turned 93. A Pioneer's Grave St. Arnaud, Wednesday. A meeting was held at Avon Plains to take steps to renovate the grave of Mr. Charles Creswick, at Grey's Bridge cemetery, near St. Arnaud. Probably this grave is the oldest grave of a white man north of the divide. Charles Creswick was one of the three Creswick brothers, who hearing from Major Mitchell of the good grazing land to the north, journeyed thence, and settled on land at York Plains, granted to them on February 7, 1844. In 1847 Charles Creswick died, and was buried at Grey's Bridge, where an old slate headstone shows his age as 28 years. The meeting decided to ask for public subscriptions to renovate the grave, and place a railing around it.

Lindsay & Hilda Creswick, grandfather Frederick Creswick of Arthursleigh & Goulburn. Creswick GROUP on Facebook , My try, based on your notes -
Generation 1.
Richard Creswick 1741 - 1788 aged 47, son of Elizabeth Wright and John Creswick, wed about 1738 to Mary Parkin 1737 - 1790 aged 53, dau of Ann Oxley and Thomas Parkin
Children John, Ann 1741-1846, James, Richard 1771-1837, Helen, Elizabeth 1774-1856, Edward, Mary, Thomas 1778, William 1779-1855, Charles 1781-1840
Generation 2.
Dau - Elizabeth wed 1807 to Sir Joseph Pickford Radcliffe 1744-1819, then Lawrence Peel 1755-1827.
Son Richard Creswick 9 Nov 1771 - 28 Jan 1837 aged 66, lived in Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK, wed about 1801 to Mary Sefton 1787 - 1857 aged 70 Mary Sefton's parents are 'unknown'
Children Elizabeth 1803, Ellen, Ann, Jane 1808, Susannah 1811, John 1814-1893, Charles 1819-1847, Henry 1824-1892.
That list puts Elizabeth as eldest, and leaves out Maria, who could fit about 1816 or 1821,
and the Jane who wrote the precious letters was born 1808
So Sister Elizabeth was 11 years older than John, the first of her brothers.
In 1840 Elizabeth was 37, John 26, Charles 21 and Henry 16
The Andromache brought Henry, Maria and Elizabeth, plus Mr
The Port Phillip Herald for 26 June 1840 lists C and H Creswick. It is normal for females to be 'invisible'
So Elizabeth came with her young brothers Charles and Henry, and sister Maria probably around 23

The accurate family tree goes- Very briefly:
Richard Creswick born 1742 (became partner in Fenton Creswick, Silversmith and Creswick left sometime after 1778,) married Mary Parkin and had two daughters and 8 sons. Amongst which were Richard (father of Henry etc.) and a sister called Elizabeth (who later became Lady Radcliffe).
Elizabeth wed in 1807 to Robert Pickford - Earl of Radcliffe and was a widow by 1819. They had no children.
Richard - also a silversmith (though never registered a mark) - married Mary Sefton 1787 - ? and had 3 sons and 6 daughters. Sons were John (b.1814), Charles (b. 1819) and Henry (b.1824). Daughters (whose birthdate s are unknown) were Jane, Susan, Anne, Fanny, Sarah and Mary - Which are 'pet names' for Elizabeth, Maria and Sarah. Fanny Creswick died Apr-Jun 1850
It is believed Sarah and Mary never married and were supported later by Henry with allowances to the tune of one hundred pounds per year, per sister.
Father Richard Creswick 1771 - 28th January 1837 aged 66, died when Henry was 13. Henry was the favourite nephew of his Aunt Elizabeth Lady Radcliffe who was friends with Robert Russell, first surveyor of Port Phillip. This seems to be the catalyst of Henry and Charles immigrating to Melbourne, carrying an introduction letter to the Russell family from their Aunt Elizabeth. Charles was 20 and Henry only 15. (John came later). They travelled intermediate class and paid sixty pounds and 50 pounds respectively. (A Steerage passenger named Brown wrote an account of the voyage on which the Creswicks sailed. It is in a book titled "Notes of Two Voyages to Australia" by T Brown, published in 1856 by A Scott at 'The Observer" office, Rochdale and is held in The State Library of Victoria.) So the mystery remains - Elizabeth and Maria - on a Passenger list - but not on the arrivals list!?! If they did board - and were cousins? - would Charles and Henry at the age of 20 and 15 have been considered suitable chaperones - I feel that's a stretch. Could they have disembarked on route? If so where and why do the NUMBER of Intermediate passengers on arrival match the passenger list - but no Creswick girls are mentioned?!? I don't think their Aunt ever visited Australia. By then she had married in 1807 to Robert Pickford - Earl of Radcliffe and was a widow by 1819. They had no children. Many letters written by her to Henry over a period of many years are still in the family and published in my fathers book. There is no indication she ever came to Aus. Anyway she was very well off and wouldn't have qualified for an assisted passage as the other Elizabeth is listed as having done. BINGO!!! I was just reading a letter in my fathers papers from Jane Creswick (who was caring for an elderley Aunt Elizabeth at the time) to Henry in Aus. In September 1855. I think I've found the problem here now. I think my father must have got the names of Henry's sisters wrong (lack if interest I suspect). In this letter I have just read - Jane is talking to her brother about Lady Radcliffes will and what she thinks she deserves because she looks after her and as she wants to lessen Henry's financial burden. She also talks about some of their grandfathers silver that has been sent out to him and she wants him to buy. Then she says " I may as well again mention that Maria, Elizabeth and Sarah are to have the interest on the 1,500 pounds - of this present year - by you sending it to them on Jan 1st next year.!!!!!! SO THERE WAS A SISTER ELIZABETH AND MARIA ALL THE TIME!!! They must have gone out to Aus and then returned for some reason and were being supported by Henry. I can really not understand how Dad could have got that so wrong - particularly as he had this letter. I'd wish he were alive so I could tell him! I wouldn't have found this if you hadn't been so kind and sent me the links which confirmed them as having travelled and arrived. Thank you so much!!!

William Crews

William Crews came c1859 with children and Margaret Belliott, and lived at Casterton
2 Children 1. Henrietta Crews 1857
2. Unnamed daughter lived 1 day
1. Henrietta Crews 1857 wed 1878 #4578 to Henry Walkerden

Jonas Crewther

Jonas Crewther wed March 1839 at Berwick Vol 25 page 9 to Eleanor Purvis
James Crewther aged 38 came DEC 1852 on the Koh-I-Noor followed in 1857 by chn and Eleanor Purvis
Eleanor Crewther of Newcastle, Northumberland, England came Dec 1857 to Victoria, Australia on the Almora with George 14, John 12, James 7 and Jane 4.
4 children 1. George Purves Crewther Dec 1842 at Berwick Vol 25 page 1
2. John Francis Crewther June 1845 at Berwick Vol 25 page 19
3. James Crewther 1850 at Durham
4. Jane Isabella Crewther 1853 - 1945 born at Durham
2. John Francis Crewther June 1845 at Berwick Vol 25 page 19, wed 1867 #2938 to Annie Isbister
10 children 1. John Francis Crewther 1868 #3327 - 1868 #3567 lived 4 months
2. Annie Crewther 1869 #9417 - 1948 #4257
3. George Purvis Crewther 1871 #17870 - 1940 #9496
4. Eleanor Crewther 1873 #17523
5. Evelyn Crewther 1875 #16856
6. John Francis Crewther 1877 #3486 - 1940
7. Jessie Ethel Crewther 1879 #3702 - 1957 #4810
8. Arthur William Crewther 1881 #10553
9. Stanley Gordon Crewther 1886 #19508
10. Elsie Jean Crewther 1889 #32515 - 1902 #14405 aged 13
3. James Crewther 1850 at Durham wed 1875 #318 to Marion Mcgregor 1854 - 1924, and lived at Kyneton
4 children 1. Hubert John Tait Crewther 1876 #2619
2. Francis Selby Crewther 1878 #9989
3. Henry Mcgregor Crewther 1880 #16868
4. Isabel May Crewther 1885 #18920

Thomas Crewther

Thomas Crewther of Newcastle, Northumberland, England wed 1870 #1010 to Margaret Ferguson and lived at Kyneton
8 children 1. George Purvis Crewther 1871 #3372
2. Jonas Robert Crewther 1873 #1504
3. Grace Crewther 1874 #23618
4. Thomas Crewther 1877 #3499 - 1888 #2986 lived 11 years
5. Eleanor Crewther 1880 #3433
6. Alexander Crewther 1882 #10343
7. William David Crewther 1884 #18098
8. Margaret Elizth Crewther 1887 #4350

Harry Cripps

Harry Cripps baptised 16 Dec 1827 and died 20 Aug 1888 aged 62 son of Margaret and George Cripps of Kent, wed 21 Oct 1853 #1087 in Geelong to Amelia Sophia Jarvis 12 Apr 1829 - 20 Aug 1877 #7074 aged 48, daughter of Mary Katura Coomb and William Jarvis from Guernsey, and lived at Geelong then Ashby
Harry Cripps from Kent wed 1883 #1593 to Mary Keturah Freeman
Henry Cripps 1826 - 1888 #8437 aged 62, son of Margaret and George Cripps, died at Ballarat East
6 children 1. Lucy Jane Cripps 1855 #1927 - 19 Jun 1919
2. Emilie Sophy Cripps 1857 #2389
3. Chas Edwin Cripps 1859 #13628
4. Albert Harry Cripps 1864 #2511 - 1923 #4143 aged 60
5. Annie Kitira Cripps 1867 #12353 wed 9 Sep 1891 #4996 to Arth Geo Tidey and moved to New Zealand
6. George John Cripps 1872 - 10 Apr 1919, wed 17 Aug 1898 to Florence Davis
2. Emilie Sophy Cripps 1857 #2389 - 28 Feb 1914 wed 1884 #792 to David Richards from Glamorganshire
3. Charles Edwin Cripps 1859 #13628 - 1900 wed 1885 #501 to Annie Black 1864 - 1895 #11794 aged 31, daughter of John Black died at Bairnsdale
Charles Edwin Cripps wed 1898 #2059 to Eliza Jane Wilson and lived at Seymour
3 children 1. Amelia Louisa Cripps 1885 #29069
2. John Henry Cripps 1887 #10985
3. Charles Percival Cripps 1889
4. Albert George Cripps 1891 infant death 5. Mabel Grace Cripps 1893 6. Isabel Cripps Jul 1893 - Jan 1894 lived 6 months
Child of Eliza 7. Wm Arthur Cripps 1900 #14336
4. Albert Harry Cripps 1864 #2511 - 1923 #4143 aged 60, wed 1890 #6669 to Hetta Sparks 1872 - 1899 #12147 aged 27, daughter of Henrietta and Henry Sparks, who have no children registered in Victoria to 1888
Albert Harry Cripps then wed c1903 to Violet Rosetta Jones 1878 - 1916
Child of Hetta 1. Olive Annie Cripps 1897 #683 - Feb 1964 wed 1923 to Alexander Amor
3 children
of Violet
2. Amelia Sophia Cripps 1904 #23139 - 1970 wed 1924 to Robert James Robertson
3. Emily Kiturah Cripps 1906 #7995 - 1955 wed 1926 to Richard William Luke
4. Albert David Cripps 1908 #480 wed 1938 to Jessie Verdum May Pollard
5. Henry Albert Cripps 1911 - 1984 wed 1940 to Veronica Mary McCharthy 6. Rosetta Florence Cripps 1912 wed 1932 to Goyen Clarence Sandlant
5. Annie Kitira Cripps 1867 #12353 - 23 Mar 1943 wed 9 Sep 1891 #4996 to Arthur George Tidey 1861 - 2 Nov 1930 don of Rosanna Gray and Arthur Tidey, and moved to New Zealand about 1895
5 children 1. Florence Amy Tidey 1892 - 1955 wed 1921 to Sinclair Peter Knox
2. Clarice Olive Tidey 1894 wed 1920 to Walter Haig
3. Arthur Harry Tidey c1896 - 3 Dec 1917 KIA Belguim
4. Amelia Rose Tidey wed 1920 to Eric Hugh Levido
5. Mabel Keturah Tidey wed 1936 to Samuel Clarkson
6. George John Cripps 1872 - 10 Apr 1919, wed 17 Aug 1898 to Florence Davis


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