John Croucher (1845-1939)


Dates

Birth: April-June 1845 Portsea, Hampshire, UK
Father: John Croucher 1787-1873
Mother: Ann Barnes (Barns) [Moore] c1810-1901

Christening: 27 July 1845 St Mary, Portsea, Hampshire, UK

Marriage: January-March 1877 St Pancras, Middlesex, UK
Wife: Elizabeth Scott 1850-1926

Death: April-June 1939 Wandsworth, London, UK

Children

Anna (Annie) Marina Croucher 1878-a1891
John Henry Barnes Croucher 1879-1935
Jeannie (Jennie) Elizabeth (Louisa) Croucher 1881-a1911
Ada Bessie Croucher [Smith] 1886-a1913
Eleanor Louise Croucher 1887-a1935
Dorothy Ann Croucher [Smith] 1891-a1914

Notes

Birth of John Croucher in FreeBMD in April-June 1845 in Portsea (7 144).

Christening of John Croucher in the IGI on 27 July 1845 at Saint Marys, Portsea, Hampshire, parents John and Ann Croucher.

In the 1851 census as John Croucher aged 3, born in Portsea, Hampshire, and living with his parents (John and Ann), two (half)brothers (Frederick and James Croucher), (half)sister (Sarah Croucher), (half)brother (George Moore) and (half)sister (Maria Moore) at Church Path, Landport, Portsea, Hampshire.

In the 1861 census as John Croucher aged 16, born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, and a gun servant on HMS Immortalite (51 guns captained by Geo Hancock and 555 onboard) moored at Gilbratar. HMS Immortalite, a wooden screw frigate, was the fastest wooden ship under sail at the time. She was built at Pembroke Dockyard and launched 25th October 1859, completed November 1860 and scrapped 1883 (taken from Immortalite Frigates).

In the 1871 census as John Croucher aged 25, born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, single, a police constable and living at the Police Station, 21 New Street, St Marylebone St John, Middlesex.

Marriage of John Croucher and Elizabeth Scott in FreeBMD in January-March 1877 in Pancras (1b 177).

Anna was born in Epsom, John and the remaining children in Kingston except for Dorothy who was born in Wandsworth.

In the 1881 census as John Croucher aged 35, born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, an inspector of police and living with his wife (Elizabeth), son (Henry B) and daughter (Anna M) at 6 Wells Cottages, Fairfield Rd, Kingston on Thames, Surrey.

In the 1891 census as John Croucher aged 45, born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, an inspector Met police, and living with his wife (Elizabeth), son (John H), four daughters (Ada B, Eleanor L, Hannah M, and Jannie E) and a housekeeper (Matilda Bridgewood aged 52, born in Pattingham, Staffordshire and single) at 93 Haldon Road, Wandsworth, London. The entry for Hannah M is confusing - her age is given as 7 although it should be 13, and she is placed out of sequence on the original after the housekeeper. However I can find no evidence for the death of Anna and birth of Hannah so I assume this entry is refering to Anna. She was christened in Wimbledon in 1888.

In the 1901 census as John Croucher aged 55, born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, a retired inspector Met police, and visiting with his wife (Elizabeth) and daughter (Dorothy) his widowed (halfsister) Marina A Bessant and her daughter (Ada) at 14 Upper Church Path, Portsmouth.

In the 1911 census as John Croucher aged 65 and living with Elizabeth (wife?), and Ada Bessie and Dorothy (daughters?) in Havant, Hampshire.

His wife died in 1926 in Portsmouth.

Death of John Croucher in FreeBMD in April-June 1939 aged 93 in Wandsworth (1d 522).

Scott Houghton has an entry in Ancestry Public Member Trees for John Croucher born about 1848 in Portsea, Hampshire, parents John and Ann Croucher.

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