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Elizabeth Ann Crossley

Elizabeth Ann Crossley

Female 1855 - 1938  (83 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Ann Crossley 
    Born 22 May 1855  Wollombi, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Aug 1938  Cessnock, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 10 children

      Elizabeth Burgess was born as one of the Crossley family, several members of which married into the Burgess family. As David's wife she bore ten children. Elizabeth is always known as wearing an enormous blue Bonnet with white spots on it. Heer home was made of split slab walls and stringy bark pole rafters. The kitchen was separated from the main house, as was the safe custom of the time. Initially the floor was packed earth, which was later replaced with floor boards. The house and slabs were always painted with whitewash. The home was the nearest in style to the old pioneer houses that Fred Ling could recall seeing. Elizabeth also helped in the fields, often with a baby on her hip. She was recognized for her prowess as a horsewoman (sidesaddle only for women), and when her children were sick, she would ride over the mountain with them to Wollombi to secure treatment from Dr, Bapty. OBITUARY The Funeral of the late Mrs D Burgess, which left her resideence at Congewai, on August 27, for the Church of England portion of the Ellalong Cemetery, was very largely attended. Rev. Francis performed the last sad rites. her four grandsons --- Ray and Stan Matthews, Keith and Eric Hollingshed acted as pall bearers.

      NOTES FROM THE CONGEWAI BOOK Narrated by Joyce Kime nee Burgess to her daughter Pat " Crossleys were related to the Burgess's, my grandmother was a Crossley. She had a stove and open fireplace in the kitchen. The 'loo' was impeccably clean a and contained a wonderful sacking pouch (about 2and a half feet wide and 2 feet deep) full of books and magazines. A wonderful read prior to using as toilet paper. Grandma always wore the gingham bonnets and long dresses favoured by the women of her era. [1]
    Person ID I5882  Roy~Royes | Crossley
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2009 

    Father Thomas Crossley
              b. 3 Feb 1802, Southill, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 29 Sep 1874, Ellalong, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Anne Bailey
              b. 5 Dec 1821, Portland Head, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 4 Oct 1864, Waligan Creek, Wollombi, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1840  Wisemans Ferry, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • CofE Chapel
    Histories
    A short history of the Bailey and Bradley Family from 1790
    A short history of the Bailey and Bradley Family from 1790
    Presented to the 2008 Reunion of the descendants of Thomas Mordaunt Royes and Ellen Caroline Crossley
    Family ID F1828  Family Group  |  Family Chart

    Family David Burgess
              b. 1 Sep 1856, Ellalong, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Sep 1928, Cessnock, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 28 May 1878  Ellalong, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • St Thomas's Church - Witnesses were Thomas Crossley and Ann Burgess.
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2014 02:30:18 
    Family ID F3780  Family Group  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 May 1855 - Wollombi, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 May 1878 - Ellalong, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Aug 1938 - Cessnock, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S225] Rose Cocks, Correspondence re: Bailey Wm and Margaret.