John Robert Croucher (1842-1927)


Dates

Birth: October 1842 St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands
Father: William Croucher 1810-a1871
Mother: Elizabeth Robert c1805-1872

Christening: Unknown

Marriage: Unknown
Wife: Amelia Ann Miller 1850-1921

Death: 12 September 1927 Guernsey, Channel Islands
Burial: 1927 Foulon Cemetery, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Children

Bertha Amelia Croucher 1873-a1911
Ernest John Croucher 1874-a1901
Edith Lizzie Croucher 1876-1919
William Croucher 1879-b1881
Henry Croucher 1874-a1901
John Croucher 1884-1915

Notes

In the 1851 census as John Croucher aged 8, born in St Pters P, Guernsey, and living with his mother (Elizabeth), two brothers (James and William), and two sisters (Elizabeth and Matilda) at Doyle Road, St Peter Port, Guernsey.

In the 1861 census as John Croucher aged 18, born in St P Port, unmarried, employed as a painter and living with his parents (William and Elizabeth), bother (William A), and two sisters (Ann St and Matilel F) in Rorg a' Lor Lane, St Peter Port, Guernsey.

In the 1871 census as John R Croucher aged 28, born in St. Peter Port, Guernsey, employed as a painter and living with his wife Amelia A at ?, St Peters Port, Guernsey (this address was shared with another family and was five enries after his parents).

In the 1881 census as John Croucher aged 37, born in St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, a painter and living with his wife (Amelia), son (Ernest), two daughters (Bertha and Edith) and mother-in-law (Ann Miller) at 34 Mount Durand, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands (this address was shared with two other families).

In the 1891 census as John R Croucher aged 48, born in St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands,a painter, and living with his wife (Amelia), three sons (Ernest J, Henry and John), two daughters (Bertha and Edith L), and mother-in-law (Ann Miller) in four rooms at 1 Kings Road, St Peter Port,Guernsey, Channel Islands.

In the 1901 census as Robert J (sic - on the original)) Croucher aged 58, born in St Peter Port, single, a painter and decorator and an employer, and living with his wife (Amelia A), three sons (Ernest J, Henry and John), and daughter (Bertha A) at 9 Allex Street, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands. This address was shared with another family.

In the 1911 census as John Robert Croucher aged 68, and living with Amelia Ann (wife?), John (son?) and Bertha Amelia (daughter?) in Gurnsey.

His wife died in Guernsey in 1921.

The Channel Islands and the Great War has a photograph of the tombstone in Foulon Cemetery which reads "IN/Loving Memory of/AMELIA ANN MILLER/THE BELOVED WIFE/JOHN R CROUCHER/WHO DIED 13 AUGUST 1921/AGED 70 YEARS/SIMPLY TO THY CROSS I CLING/ALSO OF/PTE JOHN CROUCHER/2nd BATTN, KING's OWN/ROYAL LANCASTER REGIMENT/WHO FELL IN ACTION IN FRANCE/ON THE 8TH MAY 1915, AGED 51 YEARS,/ALSO OF/EDITH CROUCHER/WHO DIED 17 FEBY 1919 AGED 42 YEARS,/THE BELOVED CHILDREN OF JOHN AND AMELIA CROUCHER./"THE LORD GIVETH AND THE LORD/HATH TAKEN AWAY."/ALSO OF THE ABOVE/JOHN ROBERT CROUCHER/WHO DIED 12 SEPTEMBER 1927/AGED 84 YEARS AND 11 MONTHS/R.I.P."

Angela Bishop has an entry in RootsWeb WordConnect for John Robert Croucher born in about 1842 in Guernsey, parents William Croucher and Elizabeth Robery, his marriage to Ann Miller and his six children.

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