THE 1788 – 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE

Alexander Cross

Born: c.1803.
Status: Free born in the Colony.
Married: Elizabeth Riley in c1827 at Sackville Reach, N.S.W.
Occupation: Farmer
Died: ?1886 at Liverpool, N.S.W.
Buried:
Father: John Cross.
Mother: Mary Davison.

Profile:John Cross.

After the Macquarie era the following children were born to Alexander and Elizabeth:
Mary Ann born c1826.
William J. born c1828.
Elizabeth born c1830.
Matilda born c1832.

Before the Macquarie era Alexander, the son of John & Mary (Davidson) was baptized at St John’s Church of England; Parramatta, N.S.W. – V1803 1212 1A & V1803 356 148

After the Macquarie era, on 3 May 1824 Alexander was a signatory to a letter from the inhabitants of the Lower Branch re a clause they wished to have inserted in the deed for the common at Wallambine Creek; listed as Eleck Cross. On 22 November 1824 & August 1825 he is of Lower Portland Head on a list of persons liable to serve as jurors in the District of Windsor###

In the1822 Muster, Alexander is listed as being 20 years of age, as being a Landholder living in Windsor, N.S.W.

The 1823,24,25 Muster records Alexander as being a Landholder living in Wilberforce, N.S.W.

Alexander married Elizabeth Riley in 1827 at the Church of England, Sackville Reach, N.S.W. - V1827 4045 3B & V1827 225 11

The 1828 Census of New South Wales has 27 year old Alexander listed as a Protestant farmer, living at Lower Portland Head, N.S.W. with his wife Elizabeth and 2 year old Mary Ann.

Alexander died in 1886, aged 83, at Liverpool, N.S.W. – 1886 9146

Researched & submitted by Association member F O’Donnell

References:
NSW Pioneer Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes
General Muster and Land and Stock Muster of NSW. 1822 – ABGR - 1988.
General Muster List of New South Wales – 1823, 1824, 1825 – ABGR - 1999.
Census of New South Wales 1828 – Sainty & Johnson, eds – 2008(cd).
###Index to the Papers of the Colonial Secretary 1788- 1825 – Archives Authority of NSW 1989.

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