David Crombie

M, b. 15 June 1830, d. 27 February 1841
     David Crombie was born on 15 June 1830 in Kilminning, Fife.1,2 He was the son of David Guillan Crombie and Janet Campbell (Jessie) Webster. David Crombie was christened on 7 July 1830 at Crail, Fife.2 He died on 27 February 1841 at the age of 10.1,3

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Old parochial registers, 1655-1857 Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Crail.
  3. [S607] Website billiongraves.com (http://www.billiongraves.com/) "https://billiongraves.com/grave/person/16521839#/."

David Crombie1

M, b. 10 January 1871, d. 28 January 1871
     David Crombie was born on 10 January 1871.2 He was the son of James Crombie and Isabella Harriett Cameron.1 David Crombie died on 28 January 1871 living only 18 days.1

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 43.

David Crombie1

M, b. 27 August 1823
     David Crombie was born on 27 August 1823.1 He was the son of John Crombie and Euphemia Wallace.1 David Crombie was christened on 23 September 1823 at Kilconquhar, Fife.1

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Old parochial registers for Kilconquhar, 1637-1855.

David Alexander Crombie

M, b. 14 February 1841, d. 1 May 1841
     David Alexander Crombie was born on 14 February 1841 in Kilminning, Fife.1,2 He was the son of David Guillan Crombie and Janet Campbell (Jessie) Webster. David Alexander Crombie was christened on 2 April 1841 at Crail, Fife.2 He died on 1 May 1841.1

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Old parochial registers, 1655-1857 Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Crail.

David Alexander John Crombie

M, b. 11 August 1842, d. 30 March 1919
David Alexander John Crombie
(1842 - 1919)
     David Alexander John Crombie was born on 11 August 1842 in Crail, Fife.1,2 He was the son of David Guillan Crombie and Janet Campbell (Jessie) Webster. David Alexander John Crombie was christened on 25 August 1842 at Crail, Fife.2 He married Mary Forrester Fortune, daughter of George Fortune and Euphemia Forrester Brown, before 8 February 1877 in The Cathedral, Hong Kong.3 In 1881 he was appointed secretary and treasurer of the Bank of Madras.4 David Alexander John Crombie and Mary Forrester Fortune appear in the 1881 census at York, Yorkshire, where he is listed as manager of the L&G Bank.5 In 1894 It was reported in the Madras Weekly Mail that a presentation had been made upon his retirement as secretary and treasurer of the Bank of Madras.6 In December 1911 he is the informant of his sister's death and his addess is given as at Larkfield, Kent.7 David Alexander John Crombie died on 30 March 1919 at 40 Craigmillar Park, Edinburgh, at the age of 76.8

Children of David Alexander John Crombie and Mary Forrester Fortune

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Old parochial registers, 1655-1857 Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Crail.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, East Fife Observer, 8 February 1877.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, Fife, Scotland, Cupar Library Newspaper Index Cards, 1833-1987 in East Fife Record, 14 October 1881, p. 2.
  5. [S50] British Census 1881.
  6. [S232] Ancestry.com, Fife, Scotland, Cupar Library Newspaper Index Cards, 1833-1987.
  7. [S90] Scotland, Statutory Register Index Deaths, 685/01 0569.
  8. [S232] Ancestry.com, England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1861-1941.

Colonel David Campbell Crombie CBE1,2

M, b. 19 November 1877, d. 1952
Col. D.C. Crombie 11th, 23rd P.A.V.O. Cavalry (F.F.) when a Captain
(1877 - 1952)
David Campbell Crombie in Home Guard uniform
     Colonel David Campbell Crombie CBE was born on 19 November 1877 in Shanghai, China.1,3 He was the son of David Alexander John Crombie and Mary Forrester Fortune.1 Colonel David Campbell Crombie CBE was commissioned on 22 January 1898 and was promoted Captain 22 January 1907 serving as a British Officer of the Indian Army in the 23rd Cavalry. He was appointed C.B.E. in the Birthday honours of 1924. He died in 1952 "Died S.A." South Africa or South Australia? possibly 1 April 1952.4

Child of Colonel David Campbell Crombie CBE

Citations

  1. [S50] British Census 1881.
  2. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Jun 03, 1924.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Fife, Scotland, Cupar Library Newspaper Index Cards, 1833-1987.
  4. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Bell Birthday Book.
  5. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers.

David Guillan Crombie1

M, b. 20 November 1797, d. 10 December 1879
David Callard Crombie
(1797 - 1879)
     David Guillan Crombie is also recorded as David Callard Crombie this version of the name has been used in some old family trees. He was born on 20 November 1797 in Newburgh, Fife.2,3 He was the son of John Crombie and Elizabeth Guillan.1 David Guillan Crombie was baptised on 3 December 1797. David Guillan Crombie lived at Kilminning Farmhouse, Crail, Fife.2
Crail 1889
A watercolour by H.S.D. Bell
He married Janet Campbell (Jessie) Webster, daughter of Alexander Webster and Janet Campbell, on 7 July 1827 in Anstruther Easter, Fife, The Register of Proclamations and Marriages of the Parish of Anstruther, Fife of 25th June 1827 reads "Mr. David Guillan Crombie and Jessy Webster of the parish of St. Vigeans were contracted to be proclaimed the 1st July next and married 7th same month." The banns appear to have been read in St. Vigeans, Arbroath on 4th July 1827.4,5 David Guillan Crombie appeared in the 1861 census at Kilminning Farm, Crail, Fife. Where he is described as a farmer of 135 acres employing 5 men and 8 women.6 In August 1875 at Kilminning Farm, Crail, won the East Fife Agricultural Society's annual competition for the best managed farm in the district.7
Kilminning Farm from a 19th century water-colour
He died on 10 December 1879 in Kilminning, Crail, Fife, at the age of 82 of Bright's disease.8 He was buried in Crail Churchyard.

DEATH OF ANOTHER OLD EAST NEUK AGRICULTURIST - On Monday there was a little green mound the more in the Churchyard of Crail over the remains of one of those old and successful farmers whose ranks have been so sadly thinned around us in the course of the year. We refer to Mr David Crombie, of Kilminning, who has passed away at the patriarchal age of four score and four years. Harvests had come, and his venerable face and stately figure was as familiar as ever in the old haunts, but at that time be was stricken down by the malady under which he has suffered so much till his release came, we may say on the previous Wednesday. His connection with Kilminning is almost akin to a family heritage; but let us touch for a moment on this - perhaps the most interesting locality in the East of Fife - Kilminning, that is the Ceil or Chapel of Monan, the Martyr Saint, who is said to have had his favourite resting place here, while engaged in his missionary labours on the mainland - was beyond all question a plans of peculiar sanctity, if only from the fact of the old foundations and numerous stone coffins which have been turned up from time to time about the corn yard. It was in spots like this, we are told, consecrated by religion that agriculture like the other arts of peace first nestled in a turbulent age and land, but, be this as it may, The farm has been remarkable from a very remote time for its singular fertility, though never more so than in the hands of him and his who has just passed from amongst us. There are few to-day amongst our grey beards who can remember the time when Mr Crombie's father entered on his first lease, but he himself, as a young man, quitted the old home to begin life as a Corn Factor in Anstruther. These were the days when the harvests of the East Neuk almost exclusively found their way to the granaries of Leith. "The corn trade is and will be as good to us as thirty per cent." the little bookseller would boast at the packet meetings, and so long as it lasted, no connection was or could be more satisfactory, not to one but to all concerned. Nothing of course contributed so much to this as the rare business talent and upright conduct of those who with so many temptations to speculate if not to gamble so successfully continue the trade, but Mr Crombie was induced to give up this honourable situation, in which he is yet so kindly remembered, in order to take his father's place on the farm, nor would any one have been better fitted to do so. Old men by the smithy fire are fond of telling even yet, how, at Thirdpart or other " freendly darg." the young farmers, such as David Crombie, David Gray, or Robert Wilson, took the honours of the day, and it was no doubt this real schooling with plough and harrow, or the union of practice with theory which went far to secure his success in after years. Certainly, for the last half century he has leased Kilminning, it has been one of the finest examples of advanced Scottish farming, and only the other year in recognition of this, Mr Crombie won the envied prize - an elegant silver cup - of the East of Fife Agricultural Society. He was also of the most considerate of masters, but after all this was only the outcome of those fine qualities which secured for him the esteem and confidence of every one that came in contact with him. He is survived by his amiable partner, a sister of the late Mr Webster of the Parish School, and a large family, who at home and abroad are bearing the best of all testimony to a faithful and beloved home. One son in particular holds a distinguished medical appointment in India, another is in an office of trust in China, and two are of the goodly band who are giving to-day a new future to the prairie lands of Australia. Fife Herald, 18 December 1879.9

Children of David Guillan Crombie and Janet Campbell (Jessie) Webster

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 14.
  3. [S607] Website billiongraves.com (http://www.billiongraves.com/) "https://billiongraves.com/grave/person/16521839#/."
  4. [S89] Family Search, Old parochial registers for Anstruther-Easter, 1641-1854.
  5. [S89] Family Search, Parish registers for St. Vigeans, 1669-1854.
  6. [S218] 1861 British Census.
  7. [S232] Ancestry.com, Fife, Scotland, Cupar Library Newspaper Index Cards, 1833-1987 in East Fife Record, 27 August 1875, p. 2.
  8. [S90] Scotland, Statutory Register Index Deaths, Statutory Deaths 417/00 0027.
  9. [S205] Newspaper, Fife Herald, 18 December 1879.

David William Alexander Crombie1

M, b. 28 January 1874, d. 15 August 1957
     David William Alexander Crombie was born on 28 January 1874 in Cleveland, Brisbane.2,3 He was the son of James Crombie and Isabella Harriett Cameron.1 He was a grazier. David William Alexander Crombie married firstly Edith Mary Milman on 18 June 1903. David William Alexander Crombie married secondly Phoebe Janet Arbuthnot, daughter of General Sir Charles Arbuthnot KCB and Caroline Charlotte Clarke, on 29 May 1913 at Newton, Hampshire. In June 1941 David William Alexander Crombie and Phoebe Janet Arbuthnot were living in Warwick, Queensland, Australia. David William Alexander Crombie died on 15 August 1957 in Warwick at the age of 83 peacefully in his sleep.4

Child of David William Alexander Crombie and Edith Mary Milman

Children of David William Alexander Crombie and Phoebe Janet Arbuthnot

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 47.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Brisbane Courier, 31 January 1874.
  4. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 48.

Donald Charles Cameron Crombie1

M, b. 19 January 1876, d. 9 August 1951
     Donald Charles Cameron Crombie was born on 19 January 1876 in Enniskillen, Blackall. He was the son of James Crombie and Isabella Harriett Cameron.1 Donald Charles Cameron Crombie married Mildred Ida Lloyd Hart, daughter of Graham Lloyd Hart and Sarah Ellen Cooper Roberts, on 18 February 1905 in St Andrew's Church, Indooroopilly. Donald Charles Cameron Crombie died on 9 August 1951 in Skye, Toowoomba, at the age of 75.2

Children of Donald Charles Cameron Crombie and Mildred Ida Lloyd Hart

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 13.

Pilot Officer Donald Charles Cameron Crombie

M, b. 2 March 1915, d. 31 March 1944
     Pilot Officer Donald Charles Cameron Crombie also known as Cam Crombie.1 He was born on 2 March 1915 in Longreach. He was the son of Donald Charles Cameron Crombie and Mildred Ida Lloyd Hart. Pilot Officer Donald Charles Cameron Crombie died on 31 March 1944 in near Neustadt, Germany, at the age of 29 shot down flying a Lancaster bomber on the Nuremburg Raid the night of 30/31st March. His name is to be found on Panel 258 of the Runnymede Memorial.2,3

Citations

  1. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 6.
  2. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 69.
  3. [S49] CWGC.

Donald Crombie J.P.

M, b. 26 August 1916
     Donald Crombie J.P. was born on 26 August 1916 in Talleyrand, Longreach. He was the son of James Crombie and Amy Gladys Kirk Flower. Donald Crombie J.P. entered military service in the RAAF during the Second World War in 1940?

Dorothie George "Tuckie" Crombie1

F, b. 3 March 1888, d. 1977
     Dorothie George "Tuckie" Crombie was born on 3 March 1888 in Madras, India, "Mar 3 at Madras the wife of DAJ Crombie of a daughter."2 She was the daughter of David Alexander John Crombie and Mary Forrester Fortune. Dorothie George "Tuckie" Crombie died in 1977.1

Citations

  1. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Times of India, 6 March 1888.

Edward Ellice Crombie1

M, b. 5 January 1839, d. September 1892
     Edward Ellice Crombie was born on 5 January 1839 in St. Andrews, Fife.2,1 He was the son of John Crombie and Euphemia Wallace.2 Edward Ellice Crombie was christened on 21 January 1839 at St. Andrews, Fife.1 He married Jessie Watson.3 Edward's death was registered in the quarter ending September 1892 in the St. Pancras, London registration district.4

Children of Edward Ellice Crombie and Jessie Watson

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Old parochial registers for St. Andrews and St. Leonards, 1627-1854.
  2. [S319] 1851 Scotland Census, CROMBIE, JOHN (Census 1851 453/00 002/00 014).
  3. [S94] 1891 British Census, Class: RG12; Piece: 118; Folio 183; Page 54; GSU roll: 6095228.
  4. [S120] Free BMD.

Effie Forrester Crombie M.B.E.1

F, b. 23 January 1879
     Effie Forrester Crombie M.B.E. was born on 23 January 1879 in Hong Kong.2,3 She was the daughter of David Alexander John Crombie and Mary Forrester Fortune. Effie Forrester Crombie M.B.E. appeared in the 1891 census at 23 Stafford Street, Edinburgh.4 She was living in 1936 at the time of the death of her sister Mary Fortune.5

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S50] British Census 1881.
  3. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Bell Birthday Book.
  4. [S94] 1891 British Census, Edinburgh St Cuthberts.
  5. [S232] Ancestry.com, England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1861-1941.

Elizabeth Crombie1

F, b. 10 August 1783
     Elizabeth Crombie is also recorded as Elizabeth Crammy.1 She was born on 10 August 1783 in Kettle, Fife.2 She was the daughter of John Crombie and Elizabeth Guillan.1 Elizabeth Crombie was baptised on 17 August 1783 at Kettle, Fife.1

Citations

  1. [S470] Scotland, Old Parish Registers, 438/ 0030 0330.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950.

Elizabeth Crombie1

F, b. 9 March 1832
     Elizabeth Crombie was born on 9 March 1832 in St. Andrews, Fife.1,2 She was the daughter of John Crombie and Euphemia Wallace.1 Elizabeth Crombie was christened on 25 March 1832 at St. Andrews, Fife.2

Citations

  1. [S319] 1851 Scotland Census, CROMBIE, JOHN (Census 1851 453/00 002/00 014).
  2. [S89] Family Search, Old parochial registers for St. Andrews and St. Leonards, 1627-1854.

Elizabeth Crombie1

F, b. circa 1873
     Elizabeth Crombie was born circa 1873 in London.1 She was the daughter of Edward Ellice Crombie and Jessie Watson.1

Citations

  1. [S94] 1891 British Census, Class: RG12; Piece: 118; Folio 183; Page 54; GSU roll: 6095228.

Elizabeth Campbell Crombie

F, b. 13 September 1828, d. 16 November 1887
     Elizabeth Campbell Crombie was born on 13 September 1828.1 She was the daughter of David Guillan Crombie and Janet Campbell (Jessie) Webster. Elizabeth Campbell Crombie was christened on 2 October 1828 at Anstruther Easter, Fife.2 She married Peter Greig on 10 April 1856 (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~usher/ushersct/3965.htm says the marriage took place on 10 April 1856 in Geelong, Australia.)1,3 Elizabeth Campbell Crombie and Peter Greig were appeared in the Census of 1881 together with three of their children at Dumbarton Road, Clydeview, Lanarkshire.3 Elizabeth Campbell Crombie died on 16 November 1887 at 11 Clydeview, Partick, at the age of 59 of apoplexy.4

Children of Elizabeth Campbell Crombie and Peter Greig

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Old parochial registers, 1641-1854 Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Anstruther-Easter.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~usher/ushersct/…
  4. [S90] Scotland, Statutory Register Index Deaths, Register of Deaths for Partick in Lanarkshire p. 219.

Elizabeth Guillen Crombie1

F, b. 8 December 1821, d. before 1832
     Elizabeth Guillen Crombie was born on 8 December 1821.1 She was the daughter of John Crombie and Euphemia Wallace.1 Elizabeth Guillen Crombie was christened on 26 December 1821 at Kilconquhar, Fife.1 She died before 1832.2

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Old parochial registers for Kilconquhar, 1637-1855.
  2. [S90] Scotland, Statutory Register Index Deaths, Statutory Deaths 644/09 0762.

Euphemia Crombie1

F, b. 25 October 1819
     Euphemia Crombie was born on 25 October 1819 in Fife.1 She was the daughter of John Crombie and Euphemia Wallace.1 Euphemia Crombie was christened on 9 November 1819 at Kilconquhar, Fife.1

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Old parochial registers for Kilconquhar, 1637-1855.

Frances Annie Crombie1

F, b. circa 1875
     Frances Annie Crombie was born circa 1875 in Glasgow.1 She was the daughter of William Reid Crombie and Isabella Macdonald.1

Citations

  1. [S50] British Census 1881.

Gladys Elizabeth Crombie

F, b. 14 August 1920
     Gladys Elizabeth Crombie was born on 14 August 1920 in Longreach.1 She was the daughter of James Crombie and Amy Gladys Kirk Flower. Gladys Elizabeth Crombie is also recorded as Beth. In August 1961 She was appointed as the first female Probation Officer, by the Justice Department in Queensland.

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.

Helen Isabella Maule Crombie

F, b. 15 July 1904, d. between 17 October 1950 and 17 October 1959
     Helen Isabella Maule Crombie was born on 15 July 1904. She was the daughter of David William Alexander Crombie and Edith Mary Milman. Helen Isabella Maule Crombie married Jonathan Fleming Robert Boadle on 15 July 1937 in St. Peter's Church of England, Southport, Queensland.1 Helen Isabella Maule Crombie died between 17 October 1950 and 17 October 1959 (probably 1952.)

Child of Helen Isabella Maule Crombie and Jonathan Fleming Robert Boadle

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld.) 16 July 1937.

Ian Alistair Crombie1

M, b. 16 October 1943, d. circa December 1943
     Ian Alistair Crombie was born on 16 October 1943.1 He was the son of Professor Alistair Cameron Crombie PhD. and Nancy Hay. Ian Alistair Crombie died circa December 1943.1

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.

James Crombie

M, b. 8 June 1834, d. 17 September 1898
     James Crombie was born on 8 June 1834 in Kilminning Farm, Crail, Fife.1 He was the son of David Guillan Crombie and Janet Campbell (Jessie) Webster. James Crombie was christened on 25 June 1834 at Crail, Fife.1 He was educated at Madras College, St. Andrews. He emigrated on 22 September 1852 from Greenock; on the ship Typhoon 965 tons. Master Alex. D. Smith. The ships masts were damaged in a gale off Portugal, they arrived Melbourne on 4th March 1853. Upon reaching Melbourne he prospected with fair success at Bakery Hill, Ballarat. Joined by his brother William, Crombie commenced mixed farming at Mount Prospect, Creswick, and developed a close relationship with the family of John Cameron. Crombie was an active member of the Creswick District Road Board, the Bullarook Farmers' Common and the Smeaton, Spring Hill and Bullarook Agricultural Association. He embarked on a Pastoral trek to Queensland with the Camerons in 1863.

The partnership stocked Barcaldine Downs in 1864-78 and later leased Kensington Downs and Greenhills, near Mutaburra in the Mitchell district. Crombie visited Britain in 1877-79 and, in 1881, the brothers took control of Greenhills. James moved to Brisbane and also purchased a large Fassifern farm. He became a director of the Royal Bank of Queensland and the Queensland Meat Export and Agency Co., and joined the Queensland Meat and Dairy Board. Representing Mitchell in 1888-93, and Warrego in 1893-98, Crombie was one of the last of the pioneer Central Queensland squatters to enter parliament. Publicly taciturn and blunt, he was uninterested in political advancement although privately warm hearted and genial. He raised his widower brother's four children.

Crombie was foundation treasurer of the United Pastoralists' Association of Queensland (1891-96), and delegate to all conventions of the Pastoralists' Federal Council of Australia during the shearing strikes of 1891 and 1894. In 1889 he believed that "the (trade) union had been a blessing to the district", but by 1891 he eulogized the role of the defence forces in the great confrontation. Similarly, in 1894, he was one of the more intransigent of the employers, a position he admitted had been forced upon him by falling prices, rising rents and militant unionists. He judged the pastoralists' victory as a logical triumph of commonsense over the "threats and intimidation by certain union leaders' who were 'rightly rejected by the very bushmen they purported to represent".

Like other Victorian 'gold rushers' but not his Queensland confreres, Crombie was a protectionist who advocated state assistance to create a sturdy section of western grazing farmers. But these views were subordinated to the efforts he made to preserve dwindling family-structured pastoral empires mired in the quicksands of post-1889 Queensland. His utterances during 1894-95 reflect both their and his bewilderment at the threat of radical change and the frustrations of pioneer aspirations forged a generation before. Still, he had contributed substantially to the establishment and diversification of sound, productive rural enterprise in Queensland, and his conservative opinions concealed a successful rearguard action. He preserved family properties, helped maintain the political status quo and successfully curtailed the 'socialist menace' before Federation. D. B. Waterson, 'Crombie, James (1834 - 1898)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 8, Melbourne University Press, 1981, p. 155.2

He married Isabella Harriett Cameron, daughter of Donald Charles Cameron and Margaret Anne Moore, on 1 December 1869 in the Presbyterian Church, Springsure, Queensland.3 James Crombie died on 17 September 1898 in Oriel, Albion, Brisbane, at the age of 64 of pneumonia (heart disease according to ADB).4,5 He was buried in the Presbyterian section of Toowong cemetery,
FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR. J. CROMBIE.

The funeral of the late Mr. James Crombie, M.L.A., took place yesterday afternoon, and was very largely attended. Before the cortege started from the deceased gentleman's late residence, Oriel road, Albion, a most impressive service was conducted by the Rev. John Barr. The cortege then formed and moved into town, via Ann-street, where a large number of influential citizens joined in the mournful procession. Amongst those present were Sir Hugh Nelson, President of the Legis- lative Council ; Hons. B. B. Moreton, J. C. Smythe, R. Bulcock, F. T. Brentnall, Wm. Allen, William Forrest, MM.L.C; (Hons. J. Murray, R. Philp, J. R. Dickson, and D. H. Dalrymple, members of the Ministry ; Messrs F. Lord, R. H. Smith, A. S. Cowley, A. J. Callan, J. T. Annear, W. H. Corfield, W. Stephens, J. T. Bell, J. Stodart, W. J. Castling, W. H. B. O'Connell, J. Newell, J. M'Master, MM.L.A; Mr. Justice Real, Messrs. J. Chapman, A. M'Dowell Surveyor-General ; J. Munro (Q.N. Bank), W. V. Ralston (Q.N. Bank), H. P. Abbott, D. J. Abercrombie, Commercial Bank of Sydney), A. H. Hudson (Commercial Bank of Australia), J. Lee (Commercial Bank of Australia), Dr. Hill, S. McGregor, T. Noyes, J. Benson (Union Mortgage and Agency Company), J. Milne (Q.N. Bank), J. Forrest (Q.N. Bank), E. Denny Day (Royal Bank), Peter Thomp- son, Geo. Watson, A. D. Walsh (Dalgety and Co.), J. Macdonald (New Zealand Loan), A. C. Grant (Morehead and Co.), J. R. M'Swaine, Geo. Hannlngton, Rev. Canon Osborn, W. W. Hood, Geo. Scott, John Stevenson, Ebb-Smith, L. M'Gee, Fitz- gerald, M'Farlane, F. Ranson (secretary United Pastoralists' Association), and A. M. Francis.
On arrival at the Toowong Cemetery, a large number of relatives of the deceased gentleman were assembled, there being present Mrs. Crombie, widow of the deceased gentleman ; Mrs. M. A. Cameron, Mrs. P. Cameron, Mrs. Snow, and Mrs. Lawrence (sisters of the deceased). Miss Jessie Crombie (daughter), Misses May and Janet Crombie, and Miss Vera Cameron (nieces), Mr. James Crombie (the youngest son). The two eldest sons were not pre- sent, they being away on the station ; Messrs W. A. Snow and John A. Cameron (brothers-in-law).
The burial service at the grave was most impressive, and was conducted by the Revs. John Barr and T. Nisbet. The coffin was literally covered with wreaths and other floral offerings, which were of the most beautiful description. Wreaths were sent by the Ministry, Mrs. M. A. Cameron, Mr. and Mrs. Snow, Mrs. Beauchamp Cameron, Mr. and Mrs. M'Dowell, Mr. and Mrs. Abbott, the Misses Armes, Mrs. Lord, Mrs. Douglas Graham, Mrs. Drew, Miss Snow, Mr. and Mrs. R. Gray, Mrs. Andrew Petrie, Miss Lord, Mr. S. H. Eves, Mr. G. Foxton, Mrs. Herd, Mrs. Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Steveneon (Fernberg), the members of the United Pastoralists' Association of Queenelandi, Mr. F. Ranson, Mr. A. D. Walsh, Mr. John Cameron, Mr. Dobinson, the members of the Queensland Stockbreed- ers and Graziers' Association, Miss Vera Cameron, Masters Percy and John Cameron, Mr. D. C. Cameron, Mr. and Mrs. Abercrombie, Mr. F. H. Morgan, Mr. Kennedy, Mrs. Graham, Mr. Max. Graham, Mr. A. J. Callan, Mr. Stevens, Mrs. W. W. Hood, Masters Allen and Kenneth Cameron. The Brisbane Courier, Tuesday 20 September 1898.2

Children of James Crombie and Isabella Harriett Cameron

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Old parochial registers, 1655-1857 Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Crail.
  2. [S92] Various Editors, Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol. 8. p 155.
  3. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  4. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 17.
  5. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 45.

James Crombie1

M, b. 20 October 1881, d. 30 March 1942
     James Crombie was born on 20 October 1881 in Greenhills, Longreach.1 He was the son of James Crombie and Isabella Harriett Cameron.1 He was a grazier. James Crombie married Amy Gladys Kirk Flower, daughter of John H. Flower and Dora (Unknown), on 2 April 1913 in St. Andrew's Church, Lutwyche, Brisbane.2,3 James Crombie died on 30 March 1942 at the age of 60 behind the wheel of the Dodge utility.1,4 He was buried among some vine trees near the Beryl house.4

Crombie, James (1881-1942)

The death occurred suddenly on Monday of last week of Mr James Crombie, aged 61 years. Mr Crombie was a member of a family associated with the early colonisation of Central-western Queensland. He was born at Greenhills, near Longreach, in 1881. which property is still owned by members of the Crombie family. He resided at Beryl, in the Muttaburra district, a resumption of Kensington Downs, since 1909, the property being selected in 1893.

He had taken three of his children, one of whom was travelling south to enlist, to catch Monday's mail train at Chorregon, and at the time of his death, was returning alone to Beryl. He passed Marita apparently in good health, and when he did not reach Beryl later a party set out and found him dead in his car about three miles from the homestead. The three children were taken off the train at Dartmouth, and returned to Beryl.

Mr. Crombie served in the Great War and was a member of the Muttaburra sub-branch of the R. S. S. A. I. L. A. He was also a member of the Longreach Club. He is survived by his widow, formerly Miss Flower, daughter of Mr. John Henry Flower, of Brisbane, and a family of nine children, four of whom are with the fighting services. The remains were interred at Beryl, Rev. W. R. Roberts officiating at the graveside.5

Children of James Crombie and Amy Gladys Kirk Flower

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 13.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Queenslander, 19 April 1913.
  4. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 61.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld.), 8 April 1942.

James Cameron Crombie

M, b. 12 August 1912
     James Cameron Crombie was born on 12 August 1912 in Brisbane. He was the son of Donald Charles Cameron Crombie and Mildred Ida Lloyd Hart. James Cameron Crombie was also known as "Long Jim".1 James Cameron Crombie was living in Crail, Roma, Queensland.2

Citations

  1. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 11.
  2. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 13.

James Campbell Crombie1

M, b. 4 August 1916, d. circa January 1998
     James Campbell Crombie was born on 4 August 1916.1,2 He was the son of Colonel David Campbell Crombie CBE.1 James Campbell Crombie died circa January 1998 in Devon.2

Citations

  1. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1984-2005.

Janet Crombie1

F, b. 20 February 1791
     Janet Crombie is also recorded as Janet Crammy.1 She was born on 20 February 1791 in Kettle, Fife.2 She was the daughter of John Crombie and Elizabeth Guillan.1 Janet Crombie was baptised on 27 February 1791 at Kettle, Fife.1,3

Citations

  1. [S470] Scotland, Old Parish Registers, 438/ 0030 0043.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Old parochial registers for Kettle, 1633-1854 Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Kettle (Fifeshire).

Janet Lawrence Crombie1

F, b. 13 July 1878, d. 2 July 1955
     Janet Lawrence Crombie was born on 13 July 1878 in Kilminning, Crail, Fife.2 She was the daughter of William Crombie and Margaret Anne Cameron.1 Janet Lawrence Crombie married Dr. Valentine McDowall, son of Archibald McDowall and Ada Sarah Coutts, on 12 January 1906 in Queensland

McDowall-Crombie.

WEDDING of Miss Janet Crombie, daughter of the late William Crombie, Esq., of Greenhill, and niece of Mrs. James Crombie, of Oriel, Oriel Road. Clayfield, to Dr. Valentine McDowall, youngest son of the former Surveyor-General of Queensland, took place last Friday after noon, the 12th inst., at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Creek Street. The service was taken by the venerable pastor of the Park Presbyterian Church, the Rev. David Mitchell. The bride was given away by her aunt, Mrs. James Crombie, from whose house the marriage took place, and her sister, Miss May Crombie, acted as her bridesmaid, and Mr. J. W. Hesslop as best man. The bride's dress was of white messaline, trimmed with ruching, worn with a berthe fastened over
a vest of Brussels net. She wore orange blossom and tulle veil, and carried a shower bouquet of roses, stephanotis, and lilies. The bridesmaid wore white Swiss muslin over glace, adorned with valenciennes lace, edging muslin frills; white chip hat with shaded ribbons, roses and foliage. Her bouquet was of shaded roses, tied with pale blue streamers. The pretty bouquets were made by the London and American florists. The church was decorated for the occasion, with palms and flowers and festoons of white Japanese crepe paper. A bell of white roses was suspended over the bridal couple. The grand new organ heard for the first time in nuptial music was skilfully played by the organist, Mr. Phillips, who chose the pretty Wedding March from Lohengrin, less familiar than that of Mendelssohn.
Mrs. James Crombie entertained a number of guests at her pretty house, Oriel, Clayfield, Eschenhagen catering for their entertainment. Among the relatives present were Mrs. Sword, Mrs. John Cameron, and Mrs. Donaldson. Among the many wedding presents given by friends of the bride were also presenta tions made to the bridegroom from friends in the South, his best man, Mr. J. W. Heaslop, of Brisbane, who is a medical student in Sydney, accompanying his friend from the South for the occasion. The bride's travelling dress was of dark blue voile, pleated skirt and bolero jacket over white vest; Breton hat trimmed with blue. The bride and brides maid's dresses and many of the guests were made by Miss Grogan, Kent's Buildings, Adelaide Street.
It will be remembered that Surveyor-General McDowall was one of the first victims of the Retrenchment System, which smote this state simultaneously with Federation. Mr. McDowall at this juncture took a house in Oriel Road, in close proximity to that of Mrs. James Crombie; and the attach ment between his medical son, then a student, and Mrs. Crombie's niece, their homes being not many yards apart, was a sequence. The young couple have left for Tasmania, where the bridegroom's parents are now. Queensland Figaro, 18 January 1906.3


Janet Lawrence Crombie died on 2 July 1955 in England at the age of 76.1

Children of Janet Lawrence Crombie and Dr. Valentine McDowall

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Fife Herald - Thursday 18 July 1878.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950.