Note: Item details for: B2455, CRAWFORD J H View digital copy Request copy General Notes: The Examiner Launceston, Tasmania - Wednesday May 29, 1940. Crawford - Passed peacefully away on may 27, 1940 at a private hospital, Hobart, John, relict of the late Annie Crawford, formerly of Bangor, aged 84 years. Index to Births, Deaths & Marriages in "The Examiner", Volume 6, 1936-1940 , Age given as (84); Relict of Annie CRAWFORD, 29th May 1940 Edition. CRAWFORD.-The funeral of the late Mr. John Crawford . Is appointed to leave the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J. Gearing, 55 Howick Street, Launceston. This Day (Wednesday), at 3 o'clock, for Interment In the Carr Villa Cemetery. Friends nre Invited to attend. The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860-1954) Wednesday 29 May 1940 BEREAVEMENT NOTICE The sons and daughters of the late John Crawford wish to thank all kind friends for letters, cards, telegrams, and floral tri- butes received in their sad bereavement, especially thanking Mr. and Mrs. J, Crompton, doctors and nursing staff of St. John's Hospital, Hobart, for kind attention. Will all please accept this as a personal expression Of deepest gratitude? The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860-1954) Thursday 13 June 1940 Noted events in their marriage were: • Witnesses: William Baker and Andrew Robertson. • Place of Marriage: House Of John Robertson - Rites And Ceremonies Of Wesleyan Methodist Church. "The family of Crawford is believed to be of Norman origin, taking their name from the barony of the same name in Lanarkshire. The early names in the principal families are all Norman, although some scholars have asserted an Anglo-Danish ancestry. According to tradition, Reginald, son of the powerful Earl of Richmond, was one of the Norman knights established by David I. The Crawfords feature in the legendery incident which led to the foundation of the Abbey of Holyrood when the Kings life was saved from a stag in 1127. Sir Gregan Crawford, together with divine intervention, was instrumental in saving his royal master's life. In 1296, Sir Reginald Crawford was appointed sherriff of Ayr. His sister, Margaret, married Wallace of Ellerslie, and was the mother of Sir William Wallace, the great Scottish patriot. The Crawfords rallied to their cousin in his struggle against English domination. The family of the sherriff of Ayr also produced the main branches of this family, who were styled 'of Auchinames' and 'of Craufurdland'. The chiefly family is generally reckoned to be that of Auchinames in Renfrewshire, who received a grant of their lands from Robert the Bruce in 1320. William Crawford of Craufurdland was one of the bravest men of his time and was knighted by James I." Also added for interest: "Hugh Crawford, twenty-first Laird of Auchinames, emigrated to Canada, having sold the ancient family lands." (must have been sometime in the last 200 years). "Sir John de Graham was a companion-in-arms of Sir William Wallace, the great patriot. His bravery was legendary even in his own lifetime, and he was called 'Graham with the bright sword'. He fell at the Battle of Falkirk in 1298, and his gravestone and effigy can still be found in Falkirk Old Parish Church." The Wallace family line looks like this: 1.--Richard WALENSIS of Riccarton (held land near Kilmarnock as a vassal of the High Steward of Scotland sometime before 1160) 2.-- ? WALENSIS 3.-- Adam de WALAYS (appears in the Ragman Roll of nobles paying allegiance to Edward I of England in 1296). 4.-- ? WALLACE (succeded to the family estates in Ayrshire) 4.-- Malcolm WALLACE (received Elderslie and Auchinbothie in Renfrewshire.) sp. Margaret Crawford Malcolm was one of the very few Scottish nobles who bravely refused to submit to Edward I. and was executed by Sir John Fenwick). 5.--Andrew WALLACE (executed) 5.-- William WALLACE (Fled to Dundee with his mother Margaret and mustered his forces around him which included the Grahams, the Campbells and the Earl of Lennox). Regards Bronwyn Ford Southern NSW Australia. (44.8 degrees C or 112 degrees F in the shade)
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