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Henry and Jane Cracknell

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Received from Max Martin on 22 March 2001. (Email address now defunct)
I am quite willing to let you add any details that I have to the Cracknell page. Here are the certificates that I have, Henry and Jane's Marriage, Henry's Death, and Jane's Death
25 October 1854 at St Pauls Geelong. Henry Cracknell age 24 B/place Maidstone Kent Occ:Labourer Father: John Cracknell Mother: Mary Kemsey Father's Occ: Labourer. Jane Cumming age 21 Occ: Servant Father: John Cumming Mother Ellen Hill Fathers Occ: Labourer
14 April 1873 at Amherst Hospital - Harry Cracknell -40 years Cause of Death Abscess of Liver and Dysentry Parents "Unknown" Buried at the Amherst Cemetery, died 11 April 1873 married to Jane Cumming and in the issue column it has "No Issue" which is strange as the witness to the burial was his eldest son Robert !!
Robert was only 16 or 17, obviously shocked at his father dying.
9 July 1903 at View St Ararat Jane Cracknell age 64 Years Cause of Death Carcinoma of Liver Parents: Father John Cumming, Army Captain(?) Mother Ellen Russell Informant James Cracknell, Son. Buried 11 July 1903 at Ararat Cemetery B/place Belfast Ireland, 52 years in Victoria Married to Henry Cracknell, Issue: Robert 47yrs, Ellen 45 yrs. Emily dead. Annie 40 yrs. Henry Dead.
I have a photo of Jane, it is on a glass negative and a photo of her grave at Ararat Cemetery
Thankyou very much, for sharing these certificates.

My Cracknell Research
Henry Cracknell died, parents unrecorded, in 1873 aged 40. On Wedding cert the parents are John Cracknell and Mary Kemsey
On 25 October 1854 #32998 Henry aged 24 married Jane Cumming aged 21 at St Pauls Geelong.
Jane died at Ararat 1903 #8088, aged 64, daughter of John Cumming and Ellen Russell (neither appeared in Victorian death indexes). This gives Jane's birth year as 1839, and she was aged 15 at marriage, aged 34 when widowed.
Jane's age from her marriage certificate is 21 in 1854, so born in 1833, and her parents are John Cumming and Ellen Hill
Henry Cracknell and Jane Cuming's children are
6 Children   1. Robert John Cracknell 1856 #4648 at Ballarat
2. Ellen Cracknell 1858 #8184 at Pleasant Ck, died 1907 #14125 aged 49
3. Emily Cracknell died 1861 #7713 aged 11 months
4. Ann Adeline Cracknell 21 Jul 1862 at Avoca wed 1886 #4412 to Daniel McDonald, died 26 Dec 1940 #12735 aged 77
5. Henry Cracknell 1866 - 1888 aged 22
6. James Cracknell 1869 #3213 at Lexton, wed 1888 #7683 to Sarah Maria Wellard, died 1 Sep 1927 #12104 aged 58
1. Robert John Cracknell 1856 - 1933 wed at Avoca 1883 #2594 to Mary Pendlebery 1862 #3369 - 1933 #13490 aged 71.
13 Children 1. Florence Cracknell 1883 - 1933 #13490
2. Henry Cracknell 1885 - 1952 #11388
3. Edith Mary Cracknell 1886 - 1973 #11591 did not marry
4. Annie Cracknell 1888 #17175 lived 30 months
5. Jane Cracknell 1890 #28049 at Stuart Mill
6. Annie Beatrice Cracknell 1891 #28044
7. Robert James Cracknell 1892 #17896
8. Emma Cracknell 1894 #17101 lived 6 weeks at Ararat
9. Herbert John Cracknell 1895 #8670 lived 1 month
10. Ernest Stanley Cracknell 1897 #147 - 1960 #8016 aged 63
11. Harold Cracknell 1899 #129 - 1978 #10115 aged 79
12. Albert Edward Cracknell 1901 #144 - 1968 #2804 aged 67
13. Willie Cracknell 1902 #23191
1.1 Florence Cracknell 1883 - 1933 #13490 wed 1916 #187 to Charles Henry Robinson
2 Children 1. Robert John Robinson 1916 #27801
2. Florence Ethne Robinson 1918 #24371
1.2 Henry Cracknell 1885 - 1952 #11388 wed 1908 to Priscilla Mandy Turner 1887 - 1933 #9418 aged 46, daughter of Priscilla Dowsett and William Turner
8 Children 1. Flor Maud Cracknell 1908 #16035
2. Edith Mabel Cracknell 1910 #7854
3. Wm Robt Cracknell 1911 #25092
4. Harry Cracknell 1912 #25680
5. Harold Jas Cracknell 1914 #37 lived 2 years
6. David Cracknell 1915 #26812
7. Mary Jean Cracknell 1918 #29
8. Albert Cracknell 1920 #8532
1.10 Ernest Stanley Cracknell 1897 #147 - 1960 #8016 aged 63, wed 1917 #1541 to Agnes Myrtle Ralph - 1956 #8103 aged 61, daughter of Mary Smith and Albert Ralph.
3 Children 1. Ernest Stanley Cracknell 1917 #8574 - 1975 #7476
2. Robert William Cracknell 1918 #24267
3. Sheila Cracknell 1920 #27415
2. Ellen Cracknell 1858 #8184 at Pleasant Ck, died 1907 #14125 aged 49, wed 1874 #3685 to Thomas Smith 1874 - 1 Nov 1921 born in Cornwall
6 Children 1. Jane Smith 1876 #147 lived 7 months
2. Henry Ernest Smith 1877 #19854 - 1957 #20461 aged 79
3. Ellen Alethea Smith 1879 #6586 - 1940 #21553 aged 60, wed Whitley
4. Herbert Thomas Smith 1881 #13665 - 1945 #17352 aged 63
5. Arthur Oaten Smith 1887 #25539 - 1954 #19100 aged 66
6. Dulcie May Smith 1897 #31342 - 1970 #432 aged 72
4. Herbert Thomas Smith 1881 #13665 - 1945 #17352 aged 63 wed 1921 to cousin Ethel Mary Cracknell 1898 #16535 - 1958 #23264 aged 60
2.5. Arthur Oaten Smith 1887 #25539 - 1954 #19100 aged 66, wed 1912 #6097 to cousin Elsie Olive Cracknell
4 Children 1. Arthur James Thomas Smith 1913 #26471 - 1961 #8849 aged 46
2. Eileen Beatrice Smith 1916 #26012
3. Alice May Smith 1918 #7908
4. Herbert Richard Smith 1919 #21599 infant death
6. Dulcie May Smith 1897 #31342 - 1970 #432 aged 72, wed Lawrence Hamilton Hoare 1892 #15924 - 1959 aged 66, son of Annie Meyers wed 1890 #3442 to Benjamin Hoare
Ann Claudine Meyers 1863 #10982 dau of Ann Isabella Hutt wed 1858 #3549 to Frederick Meyers, wed 1890 #3442 to Benjamin Hoare 1860 #15030 son of Catherine Hanlon wed 1858 #702 to William Hoare
8 Children 1. Leslie Lawrence Hoare 1915 - 1923 aged 8
2. Francis Herbert Hoare 1918 - 1983 aged 65
3. Iris Alice Hoare 1920 -
4. Frederick Keith Hoare 1922 -
5. Annie Joyce Hoare 1923 - 2009 aged 86
6. Patrick Lawrence Hoare 1925 - 1986 aged 65
7. John Thomas Hoare 1928 -
8. Raymond Michael Hoare 1933 -
Which is 'our William?
Wm Hoare aged 19 came Jul 1854 on the James Carson as a Unassisted passenger travelling alone
William Hoare 20 came Oct 1855 on the Balnaguith 12 155 Assisted passenger travelling in a family
William Hoare 22 came Aug 1857 on the Echunga Ass passenger travelling alone
Balnaguith ship, 461 tons, with 210 emigrants, sailed 14 Jul 1855 from Plymouth for Portland, Victoria, arrived Mon 29 oct 1855. In the Portland Police report ,7 crew were charged for refusing to do their duties, sentenced to 4 months hard labour. Captain Henry Pearett Brunell reported them for refusing duty on board. Their names were Thomas Johnston, Douglas Griffiths, Lory Mory, Peter Johnston, Henry Collins, Robert Smith, Francis Fuut, all articled seamen on board. So the Captain left them in Portland, and had to recruit 7 new crewmen.

James Hutt aged 40 came Jul 1849 on the Caroline Agnes with Marianne/MaryAnne Hutt aged 46 c1803, Ann Hutt aged 19, c1830, John Hutt aged 16, c1833, Sarah Hutt aged 15, c1834 and Emma Hutt aged 7, c1842
Emma Hutt birth registered Sept 1842 in district of Pontefract which spans the boundaries of the counties of West Riding of Yorkshire and West Yorkshire;

From on Sunday, 8 March 2015
I was tracing the Smith branch in your tree. I am a decendant to Dulcie May Smith (1897 St. Arnaud - 26/12/1969) who wed Lawrence Hamilton Hoare (1892-1959) and they had 8 children
Thankyou for details of Lawrence Hoare. His marvelous mother had 9 children from 1889 to 1900, registered at Donald, Mt Jeffcott North, Donald and then St Arnaud. I do not know if that suggests shopping in different places, or his father moving from one job to another.


Extras - dates and details - provided by Ann's grand-daughter.
4. Ann Cracknell 21 July 1862 at Doctor's Creek near Lexton, Vic, died at Bentleigh, 26 Dec 1940 #12735 aged 77 buried Cheltenham Cemetery, wed at Avoca 30 Aug 1886 #4412 to Daniel McDonald 11 Jan 1859 - 14 Nov 1936, buried at Cheltenham Cemetery, 6 Children
6. James Cracknell 1869, wed 1888 to Sarah Maria Wellard, 1867 -1925 aged 58
10 Children 1. George Henry Cracknell 1889 #18069 - 1965 #13406 aged 76
2. James Edward Cracknell 19 Jan 1891 - 22 Mar 1945
3. Annie Beatrice Cracknell 1892 #24016 - 1969 #16743 aged 77
4. Elsie Olive Cracknell 1893 #32382 - 1962 #11440
5. Henry Cracknell 1895 #7617
6. Ethel Mary Cracknell 1898 #16535 - 1958 #23264
7. Nellie Cracknell 1900 #15779 - 1956 #12097 aged 56
8. Robert Leslie Cracknell 1903 #5437
10. Richard Harvey Cracknell 1907 #13292
No other marriages were found to 1930 for James' siblings.
1. George Henry Cracknell 1889 #18069 - 1965 #13406 aged 76 wed 1914 #6979 to Ella Ivy Craig 1886 - 1957 #14766 aged 71 dau of Elizabeth Esther Pilven and David Wy Craig, no known chn
6.2. James Edward Cracknell 19 Jan 1891 - 22 Mar 1945 wed 1911 to Amber Stephenia Hancock 11 Jul 1892 - 18 Jul 1968.
14 Children 1. Mary Maria Cracknell 8 Jul 1911 wed Alfred Victor Hardifelt, 4chn
2. James Edward Cracknell 1913 KIA New Guinea 1943, wed Winnie Halliday, 2 sons
3. Beatrice Elizabeth Cracknell 17 Aug 1914 wed Frank Phillips, 2 chn
4. Leslie Norman Cracknell 1916 wed Annie Powell, 6 chn
5. Stillborn 1918
6. Reginald Wellard Cracknell 6 Aug 1921 wed Hazel Chaplin, 6 chn
7. Stillborn 1923
8. Twin Nancye Jean Cracknell 3 Oct 1924 wed Bob Humphreys 8 chn
9. Twin Ronald Steven Cracknell 3 Oct 1924 wed Mavis Clark, 4 chn
10. Isobelle Edna Cracknell 25 Nov 1926 wed John Cooper, 2 chn
11. Stillborn
12. Alma Amber Cracknell 13 Jul 1930 wed Colin Reeves 6 chn
13. Richard John Cracknell 30 May 1933 did not marry
14. William George Cracknell 14 Sep 1935 wed Lorraine Mayes, 2 chn

3. Annie Beatrice Cracknell 1892 #24016 - 1969 #16743 aged 77, wed 1915 to Robert Humphreys
1st Child 1. Lawrence Robt Humphris/Humphreys 1919 #30325 - 1919 #18755 lived 1 day
4. Elsie Olive Cracknell 1893 #32382 - 1962 #11440 wed 1912 #6097 to Arthur Oaten Smith (her cousin),
6. Ethel Mary Cracknell 1898 #16535 - 1958 #23264 wed c1921 to Herbert Thomas Smith (her cousin)
7. Nellie Cracknell 1900 #15779 - 1956 #12097 aged 56, wed 1919 #7514 to Hector James and lived at Ararat,
2 Children 1. Alf Hector James 1920 #34
2. Reginald Earl James 1924 - 1972 #8338 aged 48

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Samuel and Judith Cracknell

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Judith, whose real surname is Mobbs, and Samuel Cracknell gave us some Victorian Pioneers.
CRACKNELL Fredk died at HBERG in 1925 #9874, son of Cracknell Saml and Judith UNKNOWN, aged 69

James Cracknell 1834 - 1874 #8762 aged 40, wed Sarah Moore and their daughter was indexed as Hamet, born at PETERS DG in 1866 #23307
Sarah died at Pleasant Creek in 1881 #5494, aged 43, daughter of Mary Melvin and Thomas Moore.
Their daughter Harriet gave her birthplace as St Arnaud when she wed 1886 #3235 to Thomas Torney, 13 Children.
She died at Stawell 1934 #13325 aged 69, daughter of Sarah Moore and James Cracknell
James Cracknell born in Norfolk, England, son of Julia Forbes and Samuel Cracknell, wed 1874 #2663 to Sarah Skipworth born in England.

Samuel Cracknell 1847 - 1933 aged 86, son of Judith Mellers and Samuel Cracknell, from Norfolk wed 1876 to Caroline Griffiths and settled in Flemington. She was buried at Queenstown 1921 #3311 as Carol Griffiths aged 65. Janet Greig Findlay wed 1868 #902 to William Henry Griffiths from Cornwall
5 Children 1. Samuel Arthur Cracknell 1879 wed 1902 to Alice Mary Smith
2. Alfred Cracknell 1881 - 1938 aged 58
3. Caroline Norma Cracknell 1883 lived 4 years
4. John Cracknell 1885 lived 1 year
5. Carol Ruby 1892 #4048 - 1974 #28176 aged 82, did not marry

Responds
I had found the Henry Cracknell d. 40, 1873, parents unknown, record in the Pioneers Index, some time ago, and was interested in it.

As I may have told you, my ancestor Sam Cracknell and wife Judith nee Mobbs, married in Kenninghall, Norfolk. James was born 1832, Harriet, 1834, Charles 1839, Sam 1847, so you see there are a few gaps. Samuel and his wife and 5 children arrived in Adelaide in 1848 on The Duke of Bedford. No records, only the Newspaper report, from our end of the line anyway. I have tracked down James, Harriet, Charles and Sam, and I need another!! Henry's birth year fits in very nicely, so I have more than my fingers crossed!!!!!
Parish Transcripts have been searched, but with no luck. James and Sam both came to Victoria, Harriet and Charles remained in S.A. There were other children born in S.A. 2 did not survive infancy (Emily and Sarah) then there was Ellen, Frederick and John. You can see that the names of Henry & Janes children follow a remarkably similar naming.

Sam had a brother Robert, and a sister Ann.

I have been able to follow their line back a few generations. They are not originally from Norfolk, as the William and Mary moved there around 1747 from Suffolk, where William was born in 1714. His parents were married in 1706, and now I am trying to establish when the father was born and where. We hope to be able to go to England next March to follow some of this up, so I would like to be able to establish if Henry is my missing child.
Sorry Lois, we now know he is a different line.



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Other Cracknell Pioneers

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Marriages in Victoria, 1854 - 1920

Agnes CRACKNELL born in PANTON HILLS wed in 1908 #2090 to Alf Edwd SCHALER
Alfd CRACKNELL born in FTON wed in 1905 #3732 to Beatrice DUGDALE
Alfd Edwd CRACKNELL wed in 1916 #6528 to Edith Maud IRWIN
Alice CRACKNELL born in PANTON HILLS wed in 1908 #2090R to Alfd Edwd SCHULER
Annie CRACKNELL born in LEXTON wed in 1886 #4412 to Daniel MCDONALD
Annie Beatrice CRACKNELL wed in 1915 #9085 to Robert HUMPHREYS
Annie Beatrice CRACKNELL wed in 1915 #9085R to Robt HUMPHREY
Arth Henery CRACKNELL wed in 1920 #399R to Wfred Mary HANSON
Arth Hy CRACKNELL wed in 1920 #399 to Wfred May HANSEN
Eliza CRACKNELL wed in 1861 #2150 to David DIXON
Ellen CRACKNELL born in CORNWALL wed in 1874 #3685 to Thomas SMITH
Elsie Olive CRACKNELL born in HOMEBUSH wed in 1912 #6097 to Arth Oaten SMITH
Ernt Stanley CRACKNELL wed in 1917 #1541 to Agnes RALPH
Ethel Maude CRACKNELL born in SA wed in 1910 #4513 to Thos Walt Montgomery BRIDGER
Ethel Maude CRACKNELL born in SA wed in 1910 #4513R to Thos Walt Montgomery BRIDGE
Fanny Beatrice CRACKNELL wed in 1915 #4862 to Hy Jno FARRAR
Flor CRACKNELL wed in 1916 #187 to Chas Hy ROBINSON
Fredk Wm CRACKNELL born in ADELAIDE wed in 1905 #7763 to Amelia Mary FALLON
Geo Hy CRACKNELL wed in 1914 #6979 to Ella Ivy CRAIG
George CRACKNELL wed in 1862 #843 to Henrietta Isabella MCLENNAN
Harriet CRACKNELL born in ST ARNAUD wed in 1886 #3235 to Thomas TORNEY
Harry CRACKNELL born in AVOCA wed in 1908 #555 to Priscilla Mandy TURNER
Harry CRACKNELL wed in 1917 #8798 to Marion MADEX
Henry CRACKNELL wed in 1854 #2998 to Jane CUMMING
Hy Barlow CRACKNELL born in MOONEE PONS wed in 1909 #5440 to Florence Elizth FITZGERLAD
Isabella Carol CRACKNELL born in RWORTH wed in 1893 #5570 to Hy Richd HELYAR
James CRACKNELL born in NORFOLK wed in 1874 #2663 to Sarah SKIPWORTH
James CRACKNELL born in LEXTON wed in 1888 #7683 to Sarah WELLARD
Jane CRACKNELL wed in 1916 #6586 to Wm Thos WRIGHT
Jas Edwd CRACKNELL born in HOMEBUSH wed in 1911 #203 to Amber Steoria HANCOCK
Jennett CRACKNELL born in RGLEN wed in 1904 #7891 to Alexn Findlay WOTHERSPOON
Jno Geo CRACKNELL born in RUSHWORTH wed in 1893 #1677 to Bessie DODD
Leslie Wm CRACKNELL wed in 1919 #2510 to Gladys Muriel HALL
Mary CRACKNELL wed in 1863 #860 to Frederick MACKAY
Nellie CRACKNELL wed in 1919 #7514 to Jno Hector JAMES
Norman Carol Ruth CRACKNELL wed in 1913 #11304R to Wm Cavendish Davies HARDING
Robert John CRACKNELL born in BALLARAT wed in 1883 #2594 to Mary PENDELBERY
Ruth Adline CRACKNELL born in NSW wed in 1909 #7509 to Arth STRACY
Saml Arth CRACKNELL born in NEWMARKET wed in 1902 #4770 to Alcie Mary SMITH
Samuel CRACKNELL born in NORFOLK wed in 1876 #67 to Caroline GRIFFITHS
Thomas German Otto CRACKNELL born in ENGLAND wed in 1886 #2050 to Jennett HOSSACK
Thomas William Revel CRACKNELL born in NEWCASTLE ON TYNE wed in 1886 #5069 to Ruth Mary HARGRAVE
Thos CRACKNELL wed in 1913 #7665R to Margt Alice EVANS
Thos Wm Revel CRACKNELL born in ENGLAND wed in 1890 #6753 to Mary CHAFFEY
William James CRACKNELL born in LONDON wed in 1884 #4883 to Mary JEWERY
Wm CRACKNELL born in RWORTH wed in 1904 #4577 to Annie Lisle Young FURPHY
Wm Hy CRACKNELL born in ADELAIDE wed in 1896 #5261R to Alice Lucy Mary GLENNON

George Cracknell 1836 - 1902 aged 66, son of Eliza Hawkin and John Cracknell, wed 1862 to Henrietta Isabelle McLennan at Rushworth
11 Children 1. James Cracknell 1862 lived 4 years
2. Isabella Caroline Cracknell 1864 wed 1893 #5570 to Henry Richard Helyar
3. John George Cracknell 1866 wed 1893 #1677 to Bessie Dodd
4. Frederick Cracknell 1869
5. Selina Rule Cracknell 1871 - 1952 #3181 aged 81, did not marry
6. George Cracknell 1873
7. Alfred Edward Cracknell 1876 - 1968 #11164 aged 92
8. William Cracknell 1878 wed 1904 to Annie Lisle Young Furphy
9. Ada Susan Cracknell 1880 lived 7 years
10. Bertram Richard Cracknell 1883 lived 2 years
11. Helen Cracknell 1886

Thomas German Otto Cracknell 1852 - 1927 #6249 aged 75, parents unknown from England wed 1886 to Jennet Hossack
4 Children 1. Arthur Henry Cracknell 1886 wed 1920 to Winifred May Hansen
2. Beatrice Victoria Cracknell 1889 lived 3 months
3. Jane Cracknell 1892
4. Vera May Cracknell 1894 - 1971 aged 78, wed Kalie
William Cracknell and Catherine Campbell lived in Melbourne in the early 1850s
2 Children 1. Susanna Cracknell 1850
2. Catherine Cracknell 1852 lived 1 year

SurnameGiven namesAgeMonthYearShipCodeFichePage
CRACKNELL----30NOV1857GOMELZAB136001
CRACKNELL---- MRAFEB1877TANJOREF164002
CRACKNELL---- MRSAFEB1877TANJOREF164002
CRACKNELLDAVID25FEB1861NORFOLKB187002
CRACKNELLHARRIET7FEB1861NORFOLKB187002
CRACKNELLJOHN51FEB1861NORFOLKB187002
CRACKNELLSUSAN40FEB1861NORFOLKB187002


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