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Jeremiah Crossley

Jeremiah Crossley, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jeremiah Crossley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 16th August, 1811
Occupation: Brickmaker
Date of Death: 1st August, 1884
Age: 72 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: York, West Riding Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John
Departure date: 26th January, 1832
Arrival date: 8th June, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 262
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

D Wong on 6th March, 2013 wrote:

Jeremiah Crossley was 21 years old on arrival.

1832-1838: Assigned to George MacLeay at ‘Brownlow Hill’ Camden.

10/5/1838: COF

25/5/1840: Married Sarah James (1824-1909) at St John’s Parramatta.

Sarah was born in the Colony and she and Jeremiah had 15 children, 2 were stillborn.  They lived at Yass, NSW.

1/8/1884 Jeremiah committed suicide at his residence at Wargeila.  He had been suffering from acute rheumatism for a long time and before he shot himself, he had said to his wife that he would do away with himself, rather than to suffer the pain he had on the previous Tuesday night.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 6th March, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 16th August, 1811, date of death 1st August, 1884, gender, occupation, crime

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