Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of Thomas Crossley

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12. Thomas Crossley Burgess

Thomas Burgess, 68. a boarder at a guest house in Hall Street. Ccssnock, was found dead in his bed last night. His death is believed to have been due to natural causes.
Source: The Newcastle Sun 17 Jly 1944

16. John David Burgess

The funeral of the late Mr. John Burgess, whose death occurred on Thursday at his late residence at Carrington, took place on Saturday afternoon with naval honours, the deceased having been, a member of the Naval Brigade for 23 years. The officers present were Lieutenant L S, Bracegirdle, sub-district Officer, Commander Gardner and Staff-surgeon Nickson (Naval Brigade), Colonel Kirkaldy (Artillery). and Lieutenant Moston (4th Australian Infantry Regiment). The coffin, draped with the Union Jack, was conveyed on a gun-carriage drawn by a gun's crew from the Naval Brigade, and representatives of the 4th Australian In fantry Regiment, Australian Garrison Artillery, Scottish Rifles, and Australian Light Horse also marched in the procession, which was headed by the band of the 4th Regiment. After leaving the deceased's residence, at Carrington, the cotege was joined at the A.A. Company's bridge in Hunter-street by twenty veterans, including several members of the Veterans' Association in Sydney, who had come to Newcatle in order to assist in the formation of a local branch. In addition to the naval and military representatives a large number of civilians followed tihe remains. The pall-bearers were Petty Officers Wiggins and Leslie. The chief mourners were Mrs. J. Burgess, senr., Messrs. George, Walter, Hercules, Frank, Percy, and Alfred Burgess, Miss Florence Burgess, Mr. H. Clarke, Mrs. E. Burgess and Mrs. B. Burgess. The interment took place at Sandgate Cemetery, the Rev. M. Keenan officiating at the graveside.
Source: Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate 14 Aug 1911

Joseph Burgess


Mr Joseph Burgess.
The death occurred at Cessnock Hospital on Monday of Mr. Joseph Burgess, of Bellbird, aged 81 years. the cause of his death was bronchitis. Deceased was predeceaaed by his wife eight years sgo. he is survived by five sons, Ernest, Herbert, Thomas, William and Clarence — thirty grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. He was laid to rest in the Church of England portion of Ellalong cemetery. The late Mr Burgees had a charming personality, and was held in esteem by all who knew him. He had a wonderful memory and could recall the year, and often the date, of many interesting facts long forgotten by most older hands. The late Mr. Burgess was born at sea on a voyage from England, and was the son of James Burgess, a pioneer of Congewai, where most of deceased's life was spent. He was the last of that family, other deceased, members being William and David and Jane (Mrs. Nancarrow), whose son, James, is Secretary of Newcastle Chamber of Commerce. Harriet (Mrs McCann), and Ann and Caroline (the two Mrs. Crossley's).
Source: The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder 16 Aug 1935

5. William Arthur Crossley

Death - Bill was stung by a scorpion whilst trying to free a bogged wagon. The doctor wouldn't attend until he received advance payment. By the time Bill's offsider found the money, Bill had died.    ...Source unknown.

David Burgess

David farmed his father's lease and became owner of this lease in 1910. He taught himself to read and write. He was an excellent tanner and whip maker. He would travel to Mailtand for supplies in his bullock dray.

Edna E Snape

The death occurred at Cessnock on Saturday of Mrs. Basil Burgess, at the age of 23 years; The deceased, young woman gave birth to a child a week previous, and was doing well when she took ill. She was later removed to the Cessnock Hospital, and died. The deceased was a fine young woman, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rol Snape late of Ellalong, but now of Wee Waa. Her young husband, for whom much sympathy is felt, is left with one othe. child, besides the baby.
Source: The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder 31 Mar 1925