Collection RS111 - Thomas Crouch: Miscellaneous papers

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Thomas Crouch: Miscellaneous papers


  • 1826-1853 (Creation)

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23 papers

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(1805 - 1890))

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Thomas James Crouch (1805 - 1890) was born in London, arrived in Hobart in 1825 and was Sheriff's clerk and in 1836 was appointed Under-Sheriff. He was a prominent Methodist (although originally Anglican) and also organised the Temperance Alliance. He married Sarah Rothwell at St David's Cathedral in 1832. Sarah became a Quaker after the Quaker missionaries James Backhouse and G. VI. Walker lodged with them. There
were several children, including Ann, who married R.W.G. Shoobridge in 1871, Mary who married R. S. Caseley a Wesleyan minister in South Australia, Thomas James who became an architect and designed Melbourne G.P.O., and George Stanton, farmer, newspaper proprietor and auctioneer, who died in 1914.

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Collection of miscellaneous papers including lease, bank book, letter from G. W. Walker, gold digging license, correspondence of William Woollett about survey of allotment at Great Swanport, birth certificate of James Rothwell Crouch 22 January 1843 (Quaker certificate of witness of birth), bank book of Ann Crouch, small ms. music book inscribed "CC to KL".

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

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