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Re: Seeking family of John Rigby, Nile
« Reply #27 on: Saturday 18 February 17 08:02 GMT (UK) »
John CRUSE was a convict.

from  Australian Convict Transportation Registers Other Fleets & Ships, 1791-1868
John Cruse
Vessel:   Waterloo
Convicted Date:   16 Oct 1834
Voyage Date:   18 Nov 1834
Colony:   Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land)
Place of Conviction:   Sussex, England

New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1841

John CRUSE, employed by Rev M? W? Davies, Norfolk Plains

Australia Convict Musters, 1846 and a similar entry for 1849
Convicted Sussex, ship Waterloo arr 1835, Conditional Pardon

I can't see him on the Criminal Registers.

This may be his baptism:
John Owen CRUSE
Baptism: 15 Dec 1811 at Hartfield, Sussex, England
Mother:   Mary Cruse


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Re: Seeking family of John Rigby, Nile
« Reply #28 on: Tuesday 21 March 17 22:29 GMT (UK) »
Regarding Martha Frampton, (m. John Owen Cruse), I have her lineage going back to 1679 in Walton, Somerset.  She also had a brother Charles Frampton, who emigrated as well, and settled & died in Victoria.  I have photos of both John and Martha Cruse, and some of the descendants if anyone is interested.  Mary Cruse, the mother of John Owen also came to Australia, and she died in South Australia in 1871.