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DURHAM CRICKMORES

Provided and researched by John Crickmore

It is thought that the Crickmores that lived in Durham appeared to have descended from Robert Crickmore and Urseline Watling of Southwold, Suffolk. This link has still not been proven through firm records, but the use of the name 'Ursula/Urseline' in the female children of the Crickmores in Sunderland would appear to support this claim.

The information on the Durham Crickmores has been compiled from information provided by Chris Elsden and Richard J Crickmore. Information on the early Australian connection of the Durham Crickmores has come from Richard J Crickmore and Marie Wilson with recent details being provided by John Crickmore.

References to PRO indices are shown in square brackets [ ].

Last updated 18 March 2004


1838

D1

Robert Crickmore b ? d ? married
Urseline Watling b
? d ?
4th qtr 1838
[FreeBMD Vol 13 Page 931 Blything]

Children of Robert and Urseline

D2...... Robert William (William Robert)
b
1839
d
?
D3...... Henry
b
abt 1843
d
?
  Note: In the 1841 census Ursley Crickmore appears at Southwold with a one-year-old William, presumably the same child (no birth of another William is indexed, although registration was not at that time compulsory). In the 1851 census Ursley (this time called Usley) appears with an 11-year-old William and a 9-year old Robert (born and registered in Blything, 1842). [Research by Chris Elsden]

1862 - 1865

Children of Robert and Urseline

D2 William Robert (Robert William) Crickmore married
Christen Stuart
b abt 1843 d 16 Dec 1902 [Deaths Vol 10 p358 Sunderland, Durham]
on 25 Mar 1862
  Notes:

William Robert (Robert William) 23 yo son of Robert Crickmore, mariner. Christen Stuart 19 yo daughter of James Stuart, mariner, residing Bishopwearmouth, Durham [Richard J Crickmore's research]

Robert William Crickmore later became a Master Mariner. The Lloyd's records state that Robert William was born in Suffolk in 1839 and his Master's Certificate, number 26713, was issued at Sunderland in 1870. He was master of the Mary Ann Annison, also the Jessie Kelly, and on these two vessels, between 1870 and 1874 sailed to South America, the United States, Australia and the East Indies. He had a collision in the Mary Ann Annison on 15th November 1872. The Mary Ann Annison sunk in Kaipara Harbour (Auckland, North Island New Zealand) in 1885. There is a record of the Mary Ann Annison arriving in Sydney in 1873 with Robert William as the Master. [Research by Chris Elsden]

There is also a record of a Robert William Crickmore, mariner marrying Mary Smith in the then Colony of Victoria in 1879. (See early Australian Crickmores for further information)

  Children of Robert William and Christen
  D4...... Robert Henry
b
2 July 1863 [Birth Cert BXBY 579857 Monkwearmoouth, Durham]
d 4th qtr 1947 [Deaths Vol 1b p742 Middlesbrough, Yorkshire]
  D5..... William
b 1 Mar 1866
d after 1891...
(possibly at sea, no record found)
    Notes: The 1881 Census shows William aboard the training ship, "Wellesley", North Shields Northumberland
  D6...... Lena Christen
b 25 May 1869 at 49 Emma Street, Sunderland
d
?
  D7...... John Stuart
b 1 Mar 1871 at 8 Robinson Tce, Sunderland
d 4th qtr 1873 [Deaths Vol 10 p372 Sunderland, Durham ]
  D8...... Elizabeth Ursula (Ursley?)
b 4 Jan 1873 at 6 Addison St, Sunderland
d ?
    Notes: In the 1871 Census the family lived at 8 Robinson Tce, Sunderland. Christena and the children were present, but not their father Robert William [Chris Elsden's research]
Microfilm RG10 5008 120v 485
     


In the 1881 Census, Christen and the remainder of the children are shown as living at 8 Deptford Road, Bishopwearmouth; the details being:

      Name Status   Sex Age Birthplace Occupation
George A. ADIR Head M Male 36 Sunderland General Labourer
Christon ADIR Wife M Female 35 Sunderland  
Henry C. ADIR Son U Male 17 Sunderland Black Smith
Lena C. ADIR Daug   Female 11 Sunderland  
Elizabeth C. ADIR Daug   Female 8 Sunderland  
Florance ADIR Daug   Female 2 m Sunderland  
     
In the 1891 Census, Christen is still living with George Adie at 4 Farringdon Row, Sunderland
      Name Status   Sex Age Birthplace Occupation
George A Adie head M Male 4? Sunderland gen labr
Christen wife   Female 47 Sunderland  
Flora dau   Female 10 Sunderland  
     
In the 1901 Census, Christen is living with her daughter Lena and son in law Elliot under the name Crickmore. George and Flora Adie are living at 28 Farrington Row, Sunderland with Ann Fletcher (Head) - widow

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D3 Henry Crickmore married
Harriet Ann Edwards
b abt 1844 d 17 Oct 1918
on 30 Oct 1865
  Notes:

Henry Crickmore 22 yo mariner, son of Robert Crickmore. Harriet Ann Edwards 21 yo daughter of Henry Edwards, mariner of Durham [Richard J Crickmore's research]

Harriet is listed in the 1881 Census as being married and employed as a Domestic Servant to Mr Edward Newcomb, 5 Salem Street Bishopwearmouth [Ref RG11 Piece 4997 Vol 125 p65]. In the 1901 Census Harriet is listed as being widowed, and working as a Housekeeper to Mr Robert Thompson, 25 Olive Street, Sunderland

Daughter Jane Ursley Stafford present at Harriet's death [Deaths Vol 10 p1881 Sunderland, Durham]

  Children of Henry and Harriet
  D9...... Jane Ursley (Ursula?)
b
3rd qtr 1867 [Births Vol 10 p557 Sunderland, Durham]
d ?

1883 - 1902

Children of Robert William and Christen Crickmore

D4 Robert Henry Crickmore married
(a) Catherine Ann Spedding b 1865 d 1 Mar 1890
on 19 Nov 1883
(b) Annie Carson b ? d ?
on 25 Dec 1891 [Marriage Vol 10 p338 Sunderland, Durham]
  Children of Robert Henry and Catherine Ann
  D10...... John Henry Spedding
b 1 Sept 1884 at 11 Walton Pl, Bishopwearmouth
d
26 Jan 1959 at 30 Clarendon Rd, Thornaby & Stokesley
  D11...... Robert Spedding
b 19 July 1886 at 7 Sunderland St, Bishopwearmouth
d 30 Jan 1947 at Howbeck Hospital, West Hartlepool
  Children of Robert Henry and Annie
  D12...... Christina
b
4th qtr 1899 [Births Vol 10a p710 Sunderland, Durham]
d
?
  D13......

David Carson
b
21 Apr 1902 at 14 Grey St, Southwick [Births Vol 10a p773 Sunderland, Durham]
d
1970?

    Notes: David Carson emigrated to Australia in 1926, sailing on the SS Osterley (pictured on right), arriving on 1 March 1926. While his apprenticeship had been with Dorman Long as a Boilermaker, on the passenger list his profession is listed as being Horseman.

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D5 William Crickmore married
Eleanor Davison
b ? d ?
in 1st qtr 1887 [Marriages 1837-1903 Vol 10 p734 Sunderland, Durham]
  Children of William and Eleanor
  D14...... Lawther
b
14 Sept 1887 at 3 Hood St, Monkwearmouth
d
3rd qtr 1948 60 y.o. [Deaths Vol 1 p288 Durham East, Durham]
  D15... George William
b
4th qtr 1888 [Births Vol 10a p529 Sunderland, Durham]
d ?
  D16...... William Emmerson
b
2nd qtr 1889 [Births Vol 10a p638 Sunderland, Durham]
d
1 May 1907 at Sunderland [Deaths Vol 10a p326 Sunderland, Durham]
  D17...... Christen (daughter)
b
3rd qtr 1891 [Deaths Vol 10 p846 Sunderland, Durham]
d 3rd qtr 1891 [Deaths Vol 10 p846 Sunderland, Durham]
  D18...... Annie
b
4th qtr 1892 [Births Vol 10 p339]
d
3rd qtr 1925 [ Deaths 1919-1965 Vol 10 p649 Sunderland, Durham]
    Notes: In the 1891 census, William, Eleanor and the boys are recorded as living at 20 Portobello Lane, Monkwearmouth.
      Name Status   Age Birthplace Occupation
Wm Crickmore Head M 26? Sunderland Foundry Labourer
Eleanor Crickmore Wife M 24 Sunderland  
Lawther Crickmore Son   3? Sunderland  
Wm Crickmore Son   2? Sunderland  
     
It is not known when William and Eleanor died, but in the 1901 Census, Lawther and Emmerson are listed as being 'Boys Under Detention' at the Boys Industrial School, Thomas Street Sunderland (?) and Ann was listed as a pauper at the Union Workhouse Hylton Road, Sunderland.

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D6 Lena Christen Crickmore married
Elliot A Davison
b abt 1867 d ?
in 2nd qtr 1891 [Marriages Vol 10 p774 Sunderland, Durham]
  Notes: In the 1901 Census Lena and Elliot are living at 73 St Lukes Rd, Sunderland. Lena's mother, Christen Crickmore was also living with them.

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D8 Elizabeth Ursula Crickmore married
Henry Simons
b abt 1870 d ?
19 Sept 1891 [Marriages Vol 10 p846 Sunderland, Durham]
  Notes: Elizabeth 18 yo of 4 Farringdon Rd, Sunderland married Henry Simons 20 yo, Driller, son of John Alfred Simons, Labourer of Sunderland. [Richard J Crickmore's research]

Children of Henry and Harriet Crickmore

D9 Jane Ursley Crickmore married
William Stafford
b abt 1863 d ?
in 3rd qtr 1892 [Marriages Vol 10 p776 Sunderland, Durham]

 


1908 - 1926

Children of Robert Henry and Catherine Ann Crickmore

D10 John Henry Spedding Crickmore married
Emma Elizabeth Gibson
b ? d ?
on 29 Aug 1908 [Marriages Vol 10a p156 Stockton, Durham]
  Notes: John Henry Spedding Crickmore married Emma Elizabeth Gibson, daughter of Thomas William Gibson, Machinist of Stockton, at the Stockton on Tees Primitive Methodist Chapel [Richard J Crickmore's research]
  Children of John H S and Emma
  D19......

John Henry Gibson
b
1st qtr 1909 [Births Vol 9d p645 Middlesbrough, Yorkshire]
d
16 Mar 1947

    Notes: John served as a Private(#7261541) in the Royal Army Medical Corps and is buried in theThornaby-on-Tees Cemetery, Yorkshire
  D20...... Norman
b
3qtr 1910 [Births Vol 9d p661 Middlesbrough, Yorkshire]
d
?
  D21......

Ernest A.
b
2nd qtr 1911 [Births Vol 9d p553 Middlesbrough, Yorkshire]
d
?

  D22...... Elsie I.
b 1st qtr 1912 [Births Vol 9d p1264 Middlesbrough, Yorkshire]
d
?
  D23...... Lena M.
b 2nd qtr 1915 [Births Vol 9d p1287 Middlesbrough, Yorkshire]
d
?
  D24...... Enid N.
b
1st qtr 1920 [Births Vol 9d p1507 Middlesbrough, Yorkshire]
d ?

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Children of Robert Henry and Annie Crickmore

D12 Christina Crickmore married
Norman Proudlock
b ? d ?
in 2nd qtr 1925, Middlesbrough

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D13 David Carson Crickmore married
Ameila Lousia Vance (nee Johnson)
b ? d ?
on 15 Feb 1930
  Children of David and Amelia
  D25...... David
b
1935

Children of William and Eleanor Crickmore

D14 Lawther Crickmore married
Mary Maud Graham
b? d 3rd qtr 1931 [ Deaths Vol 10d p463 Sunderland, Durham]
on 1 Aug 1908 [Marriages Vol 10a p1317 Sunderland, Durham]
  Children of Lawther and Mary
  D26...... Mary Ann Goldsmith
b
1 Aug 1911
d
1 Aug 1912
    Notes: Mary Ann was born at 25 Walworth Street, Sunderland - father Lawther, coal miner (putter) and mother Mary Maud [Richard J Crickmore's research]
  D27...... Annie
b
3rd qtr 1913
d
3rd qtr 1913 [Deaths Vol 4 p705 Sunderland, Durham]
    Notes: Annie was born at 22 King Street, Sunderland - father Lawther, a labourer at engine works [Richard J Crickmore's research]
  D28...... George Kears
b
3rd qtr 1913
d
8 Nov 1913
    Notes: George Kears, 3 months old - twin to Annie (?) [Richard J Crickmore's research]
  D29...... Wilfred Graham
b
11 Oct 1914
d
1973
    Notes: Wilfred born at 58 Northumberland Street, Sunderland - father Lawther a labourer at engine works [Richard J Crickmore's research]
  D30...... Joseph Graham
b
14 Nov 1917
    Notes: Joseph born at 58 Northumberland Street, Sunderland - father Lawther, Sapper Royal Engineers [Richard J Crickmore's research]
  D31......

Agnes H.
b
abt 1920
d 4th qtr 1924 [ Deaths 1919-1965 Vol 10 p715 Sunderland, Durham]

  D32...... Leslie (son)
b
1st qtr 1922 [Births Vol 10 p1683 Sunderland, Durham]
  D33...... Annie Maud
b
3rd qtr 1924
  D34...... Mary Maud
b
1st qtr 1926

 


1936 - 1965

Children of John H S and Emma Crickmore

D19 John Henry Gibson Crickmore married
Margaret Hughes
b ?
in 3rd qtr 1936 London, Kensington District
  Children of John H G and Margaret
  D35......

John H.
b
1st qtr 1940

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D22 Elsie I. Crickmore married
? Swann

in 1st qtr 1932 Middlesboro District

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D23 Lena M. Crickmore married
? Dunkley

in 3rd qtr 1936 Chesire, Macclesfield District

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D24 Enid N. Crickmore married
? Bainbridge

in 3rd qtr 1940 Yorkshire, Cleveland District

Children of David and Amelia Crickmore

D25 David Crickmore married
Mary Elizabeth Putland
b 1937
in 1957, Christ Church, St Kilda Melbourne, Australia
  Children of David and Mary
  D36......

John David
b
1958, Morwell Victoria, Australia

  D37......

Barry Charles
b
1961, Morwell Victoria, Australia

  D38......

Graham Ross
b
1965, Seymour Victoria, Australia


Children of Lawther and Mary Crickmore

D29 Wilfred Graham Crickmore married
Grace Graham Gemmel
b ?
in 1st qtr 1941 St Giles, Edinburgh Scotland
  Notes: Wilfred Graham Crickmore mareid Grace Graham Gemmel, 27 y.o. daughter of Thomas Gemmell, Coal Miner (ret'd) - Marriage Transcript 685.4/330 - St Giles, City of Edinburgh Scotland [Richard J Crickmore's research]
  Children of Wilfred and Grace
  D39...... Rosemary
b
1945 - Birth Cert 685.3/1346 Canongate, City of Edinburgh Scotland
  D40......

Lawrence
b
1949

  D41...... Kenneth Graham
b
1951 - RD No 709 Entry 185 Haddington, Scotland
  D42...... Dorothy
b
1954

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D30 Joseph Graham Crickmore married
Alice Varley
b ?
in 3rd qtr 1941 [Marriages Vol 10 p1874]
  Children of Joseph and Alice
  D43......

Linda G.
b
1949

  D44...... June
b
1959

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D33

Annie Maud Crickmore married
George Matthew Hudson

in 1st qtr 1945 Sunderland, Durham

  Children of Alice and George
  D46...... Graham
b
1946

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D34

Mary Maud Crickmore married
John George Hollingshead

in 1945 Sunderland, Durham [Marriages Vol 10 p1879]

  Children of Mary and John
  D47...... Ann
b
1946 Sunderland, Durham
  D48...... John George
b
1947 Sunderland, Durham

Early Australian Crickmores

Early records of the colonies that went on to form the States of Australia in 1901 show several Crickmores that came to settle or visit on ships. Marie Wilson has listed some of the early arrivals.

One such visitor was Robert William Crickmore, Master of the Mary Ann Annison who came to Sydney in 1873.

MARY ANN ANNISON of Sunderland
ROBERT W. CRICKMORE, Master, Burthen 296 Tons
from the Port of MARUTIUS to SYDNEY, New South Wales, 1st January, 1873
Gilchrist, Watt and Co., agents. Cargo: 6339 bags sugar

Surname Given name Station Age Of what Nation Status Comments
CRICKMORE ROBERT MASTER 33 GREAT BRITIAN CREW  
NAVE JANUS MATE 43 GREAT BRITIAN CREW  
COOMBS GEORGE WILLIAM CARPENTER & A.B. 30 GREAT BRITIAN CREW  
MUNRO JOHN A. B. 20 GREAT BRITIAN CREW  
NAVE JOHN A. B. 23 GREAT BRITIAN CREW  
DERRY FRANK COOK & STEWARD 21 GREAT BRITIAN CREW  
PEARSON WILLIAM A. B. 30 GREAT BRITIAN CREW  
OWEN CLAUDE A. B. 19 FRANCE CREW  
DEANE JOHN WM. APPRENTICE 16 GREAT BRITIAN CREW  
STUART JAMES WM. APPRENTICE   GREAT BRITIAN CREW  
MATTHEWS SAMUEL A.B. 25 GREAT BRITIAN NOT CREW STRUCK THROUGH

Source: Inwards Passengers Lists, AO Reel, #427-7, original located at X128-7.
Scanned & Transcribed: Mary-Anne Warner, September, 1999.


Records in the then Colony of Victoria also show that a Robert William Crickmore, Mariner of Sunderland married Mary Smith in 1879 [provided by Richard J Crickmore].

Extract from the Registry - Colony of Victoria

Marriages solemnized in the District of Bourke in the Colony of Victoria

26 November 1879

Groom Bride

Robert William Crickmore Bachelor (Mariner)
Birthplace Sunderland England
Parents Robert Crickmore (Mariner) & Marion Watkin
Residence Sandridge

Mary Smith Spinster

Birthplace Hotham
Parents Peter Smith (Contractor) & Margaret Patterson
Residence Fitzroy
Note: Sandridge and Emerald Hill were suburbs of Melbourne near the main landing areas for passenger ships, Princess and Station Piers. The cover the areas where Port Melbourne, Garden City, South Melbourne and Albert Park are today.

Births in the District of North Fitzroy in the Colony of Victoria

4 Jan 1881

Child Where and When Born
Margaret Louisa Smith Henry Street, City of Fitroy, County of Bourke
Father Mother
Robert William Crickmore
Seaman 35 y.o.
Birthplace: Sunderland England
Mary Crickmore (nee Smith)
20 y.o.
Birthplace: Hotham, Victoria
Where and When Married Other Children
Sandridge Victoria
21 Nov 1879
none
Informat Witnesses
Mary Crickmore, Mother
Henry Street, Fitroy
Dr Tweedale
Sarah Smith
When and Where Registered  
2 April 1881, North Fitroy  

 

Comparison of the scans of the signatures from the Crew and Passenger lists, and the church records for the Robert William's marriage to Christen Stuart and his brother Henry and the marriage register for the Colony of Victoria would strongly suggest that Robert William of Sunderland is the same person who married Mary Smith.

Records indicate that Mary Crickmore remarried in 1885, to George Rolfe.
Marriage Ref 3383 Victorian BDM [Richard J Crickmore]

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