John William Croucher (Crouch, Razzell) (1868-1936)


Birth: January-March 1868 Marden, Kent, UK
Father: William Croucher 1837-1872
Mother: Fanny Stevens [Razzell] 1837-1938

Christening: 15 September 1872 Dorking, Surrey, UK

Marriage: July-September 1890 Kingston, Surrey, UK
Wife: Emily Steaidford c1870-1937

Death: September 1936 Staines, Middlesex, UK
Burial: 30 September 1936 Q 198, Teddington Cemetery, Middlesex, UK


John William Croucher 1892-1910
Emily Croucher 1894
Albert Croucher 1896-1917
Fanny Ellen Croucher 1899
Annie Hilda Croucher 1903-1911
Ernest Croucher 1905


Birth of John William Croucher in FreeBMD in January-March 1868 in Maidstone (2a 601) which included Marden.

In the 1871 census as John W Croucher aged 3, born in Marden, Kent and living with his parents (William and Fanny), and four sisters (Annie, Elizabeth J, Fanny and Thresasa) at 5 Railway Cottages, Marden, Kent.

His sister Mary Susan was born in Dorking in 1872.

Christening of John William Croucher in the IGI on 15 September 1872 in Dorking, Surrey, parents William and Fanny Croucher. Elizabeth Jane, Fanny, Mary Susan and Theresa Ellen were christened on the same date.

His father died in Guildford at the end of 1872 and his mother married James Razzell in Dorking in 1877.

His half-sister Caroline was born in Clapham in 1877.

In the 1881 census as William Razzell aged 13, born in Marden, Kent and living with his (step)father (James), mother (Fanny), two sisters (Jane E and Mary S), (half)sister(Caroline F), (step)brother (Charles), (step)sister (Ellen), and three boarders (Edward Dance aged 81 and born in Betchworth, Surrey, George Davall aged 29 and born in Kingswood, Surrey, and William Wakefield aged 20 and born in Effingham, Surrey, all single and general labourers) in Kingston Road, Leatherhead, Surrey.

Marriage of William John Croucher and Emily Steaidford in FreeBMD in July-September 1890 in Kingston (2a 550).

In the 1891 census as John Croucher aged 23, born in Morden, Cambridgeshire (sic - on the original), a carman and carter, and living with his wife (Emily) in one room at 114 Elm Road, Kingston, Surrey. This address was shared with another family.

In the 1901 census as John W Croucher aged 33, born in Warden in the index, Marden on the original, Kent, a general labourer and living with his wife (Emily), two sons (Albert and John W) and two daughters (Emily and Fanny) in 4 rooms at 49 Shortlands Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey.

In the 1911 census as William Croucher aged 40, a builders labourer and living with Emily (wife?), Albert and Ernest (sons?), Annie Hilder, Emily and Lanny Ellen (daughters?) at 47 Shortlands Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey.

Death of John W Croucher in FreeBMD in July-September 1936 aged 68 in Staines (3a 34).

There is an entry in Richmond Burials for John William Croucher on 30 September 1936 aged 68 years in Teddington Cemetery section Q Border grave 198.

There is an entry in the Gibson Family History for William John Croucher born in about 1868 in Marden, Kent,his marriage to Emily Steaidford in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, in 1890, and his five children

I cannot find any more information on his wife's family - it is spelt Steaidford on the typed original but it is the only entry with this spelling in the registers. She was born in Camden in about 1870 from the 1891 and 1901 ecensus entries, and died in July-September 1937 aged 64 in Lambeth (1d 121) which puts her birth in 1873.

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