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Robert Crossman

Male 1803 - 1883  (79 years)



  • Name Robert Crossman  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 21 Aug 1803  Holy Island Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3, 4, 5
    • son of William Crossman & Margaret Gilchrist [4]
    Baptism 04 Sep 1813  St Mary the Virgin, Holy Island Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Marriage 03 Oct 1829  All Saints, Kingston-upon-Thames Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Sarah Douglas,   b. abt 1807, Reading Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1889, Moss Close, Manor Rd, Bournemouth Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Jun 1841  Brewer  [5
    Residence Jun 1841  Silver St, Berwick-upon-Tweed Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Occupation Apr 1861  Brewer  [3
    Residence Apr 1861  29 Westbourne Terrace, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Occupation Apr 1871  Brewer & Landowner  [2
    Residence Apr 1871  Oak Hill, Surbiton Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2
    Residence Apr 1871  Cheswick Find all individuals with events at this location ; Principal residence  [1
    Occupation Apr 1881  Magistrate; Brewer  [7
    Residence Apr 1881  Cheswick Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Death 19 Jul 1883  Cheswick Find all individuals with events at this location   [8, 9, 10
    Probate 01 Oct 1883  > 230,000  [9
    • The will and codicil (both dated July 12, 1833) of Mr. Robert Crossman, J.P., late of Cheswick, Northumberland, of the Albion Brewery, Mile-end-road, aud of Burton-on-Trent, who died on July 19 last, were proved on the 1st ult. by Colonel William Crossman, James Hiscutt Crossman, and Alexander Crossman, the sons, and George Landles Paulin, the executors, the value of the personal estate amounting to upwards of 230,000. Ths testator leaves to his wife 500, and for life, if she shall so long remain his widow, 2,000 per annum, and the use of his mansion house, Cheswick, with the books, maps, plans, plate, pictures, furniture, statues, bronzes, articles of vertu, wines, horses, and carriages ; at the death of his wife he gives the wines, carriages and horses to his son William; and the statues, bronzes, article of vertu, books, maps, plans, furniture, plate, and effects are made heirlooms to go with the Northumberland estate. He also leaves 20,000, upon trust, for his son Joseph Gilchrist; 10,000, upon trust, for his son John Wycliffe; 5,000, upon trust, for his daughter Mrs. Margaret Richardson, in addition to 10,000 settled upon her at her marriage; 15,000, upon trust, for each of his daughters, Mrs. Mary Douglas Tatham, Mrs. Eliza Pratt, Miss Emma Rachel Crossman, and Miss Sarah Maria Crossman; and his three last-named daughters are to have the use for life of his mansion houue in Holy Island and a portion of his plate. The cottage adjoining the library at Holy Island is to be held upon trust for Alexander Johnston for life, and then upon the trusts of the library, founded by him; and a sum of l,5OO Consols is to be placed, upon trust, to pay 30 per annum to provide new books, &c., for the library, 10 per annum towards the repairs of the church, and 5 per annum to poor fishermen or fishermen's widows; and there are bequests to his executor, Mr. Paulin, to some of his own and his wife's relatives, to servants, and others. His Northumberland estate, including his property at Holy Island, Lindisfarne, and Berwick-upon-Tweed, he devises to the use of his son William for life, with remainder to his son Robert (testator's grandson) for life, with remainder to his first and other sons according to seniority in tail male. His Bucks estate he settles upon his son James Hiscutt. His property in Kingston, Surrey, and the residue of the real estate are directed to be sold, and the proceeds, with the residue of the personalty, laid out in the purchase of freehold or copyhold property in the counties of Northumberland and Berwick-upon-Tweed, to be held and go with his Northumberland estate. The provision made for his wife and issue is in addition to that made for them by his marriage settlement. [Morning Post]
    Probate 01 Nov 1883  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 231,337 7s. 8d  [10
    • The Will with a Codicil of Robert Crossman late of Cheswick House Beal in the County of Northumberland Esquire who died 19 July 1883 at Cheswick House was proved at the Principal Registry by Richard Crossman of Cheswick House Colonel in Her Majesty's Army James Hiscutt Crossman of 31 Curzon-street Mayfair in the County of Middlesex brewer Alexander
      Crossman of Longcroft Hall Yoxall Burton-on-Trent in the County of Stafford brewer the Sons and George Landles Paulin of Berwick-on-Tweed Wharfinger the Executors. 1 November. Personal Estate 231,337 7s. 8d. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • Brewer of Berwick-upon-Tweed who joined forces with Thomas Paulin to establish a brewery at Isleworth which was to become Mann, Crossman and Paulin. Returned to Berwick and acquired the manor of Holy Island and the family property at Cheswick, Northumberland.
    • No apparent connection with Richard Crossman (1907-1974), the Labour Cabinet Minister
    Person ID I2706  Tatham | Morris branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 04 Dec 2014 

    Family Sarah Douglas,   b. abt 1807, Reading Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1889, Moss Close, Manor Rd, Bournemouth Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Marriage 03 Oct 1829  All Saints, Kingston-upon-Thames Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Notes 
    • Son William age 10 in Jun 1841 [1841 Census]. Sir William Crossman K.C.M.G. (30 June 1830 - 19 April 1901). Major-General, ex-Royal Engineers, MP for Portsmouth (Liberal, later Liberal Unionist).
    • other ch res 1861: Margaret (27), Alexander (18), Joseph (14).
    • also resid Apr 1881: dau Eliza Pratt, 36 b Berwick; son Joseph, marr, 34 b London; dau Emma R, 32 b London; dau Sarah M, 28 b Surbiton; grandson Robert, 18 b Anderton, Cornwall; + 4 serv.
    Children 
    +1. Mary Douglas Crossman,   b. 19 Sep 1831, Kingston-upon-Thames Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Nov 1920, Greenway Court, Birchwood Rd, Parkstone Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 04 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F0761  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 21 Aug 1803 - Holy Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 04 Sep 1813 - St Mary the Virgin, Holy Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 03 Oct 1829 - All Saints, Kingston-upon-Thames Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 03 Oct 1829 - All Saints, Kingston-upon-Thames Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jun 1841 - Silver St, Berwick-upon-Tweed Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1861 - 29 Westbourne Terrace, Paddington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1871 - Oak Hill, Surbiton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Principal residence - Apr 1871 - Cheswick Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - Cheswick Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 19 Jul 1883 - Cheswick Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 231,337 7s. 8d - 01 Nov 1883 - London Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Newspaper, Daily News, 28 Apr 1871.
      marriage notice, dau Mary

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      age 67

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1861.
      age 57

    4. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Mary the Virgin, Holy Island (IGI), 04 Sep 1803.
      b 21 Aug 1803

    5. [S01] Census, UK, 1841.
      age 37 b not-Northumberland [sic]

    6. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, All Saints, Kingston-upon-Thames (IGI), 03 Oct 1829.

    7. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 77 b Holy Island

    8. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Berwick, 3Q1883.
      age 79

    9. [S11] Newspaper, Morning Post, 30 Nov 1883.
      wills & bequests

    10. [S14] National Probate Calendar.