John Croucher (1838-1881)


Birth: October-November 1838 Boldre by Lymington, Hampshire, UK
Father: Henry Croucher 1803-1946
Mother: Ann ? c1804-1890

Christening: 2 December 1838 Boldre by Lymington, Hampshire, UK

Marriage: July-September 1859 Southampton, Hampshire, UK
Wife: Betsy (Betsey) Carter 1838-1919

Death: 28 December 1881 River Itchen, Southampton, Hampshire, UK


Amelia Croucher 1860-1913
Edward Croucher 1862-1921
Henry Croucher 1866-1931


Birth of John Croucher in FreeBMD in October-December 1838 in Lymington (8 169).

Christening of John Croucher in the IGI on 2 December 1838 in Boldre by Lymington, Hampshire, parents Henry and Ann Croucher.

In the 1841 census as John Croucher aged 2, born in Hampshire, and living with Henry and Ann (parents?), Charles and Henry Jr (brothers) in Dilton?, Brockenhurst, Hampshire.

His father died in 1846.

In the 1851 census as John Croucher aged 10, born in Brockenhurst, Hampshire, and living with his widowed mother (Ann) who was housekeeper to John Kidgel (aged 68, born in Shapick, Dorset, widowed, and employed as a master shoemaker), and two of John's brothers (Albert and Henry), at Pilley Bailey, Boldre, Hampshire.

Marriage of John Croucher and Betsey Carter in FreeBMD in July-September 1859 in Southampton (2c 40).

In the 1861 census as John Croucher aged 25, born in Lymington, Hampshire, a seaman and living with his wife (Betsy) and daughter (Amelia) at B Baltic Wharf No. 1, Southampton St Mary, Hampshire which was shared with another family.

In the 1871 census at sea according to the entry for Betsey Croucher who was living with her two sons (Edward and Henry) and daughter (Amelia) at 41 Chapel Road, St Mary, Southampton (shared with another family).

In the 1881 census as John Croucher aged 42, born in Lymington, employed as a labourer in docks, and living with his wife (Betsy), son (Henry), daughter (Amelia), and two boarders William Grove (aged 28, born in Southton and employed as a shipwright) and William Lamprey (aged 18, born in Muckney, Somerset, and employed as a dock labourer) at 8 Albert Street, Southampton St Mary, Hampshire.

Death of John Croucher in FreeBMD in October-December 1881 aged 45 in Southampton (2c 24).

There was an entry in Ancestry Public Member Trees for John Croucher born 1838 in Southampton, Hampshire, and died on 28 December 1881 in River Itchen, Southampton. Rachel Croucher has an entry for John Croucher born in 1838 in Southampton, parents Henry and Ann Croucher), married to Betsy Smart (this must be confused with Eliza Smart who married a John Croucher (1835-1905) in April-June 1859 in Southampton) and his three children.

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