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.

Janet Margaret Crombie1

F, b. December 1947, d. 23 April 1949
     Janet Margaret Crombie was born in December 1947.1 She was the daughter of Barbara Marjorie Knight.1 Janet Margaret Crombie died on 23 April 1949 in Queensland at the age of 1.2

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Australia Death Index, 1787-1985.

Jessie Campbell Crombie

F, b. 15 October 1836, d. 4 December 1911
     Jessie Campbell Crombie was born on 15 October 1836 in Kilminning, Crail, Fife.1 She was the daughter of David Guillan Crombie and Janet Campbell (Jessie) Webster. Jessie Campbell Crombie was christened on 29 December 1836 at Crail, Fife.2 She married Dr. George Lawrence, son of George Lawence and Helen Mill, on 22 November 1859 in Crail, Fife, the marriage was performed by the Rev. William Merson of Crail.3,4 Jessie Campbell Crombie appears in the Census of 1881 at Kilminning Farmhouse, Crail, Fife.5 She died on 4 December 1911 at the Royal Scottish Nursing Home, Edinburgh, at the age of 75 s.p. The entry in the Statutory Register indicates her usual address to have been Brisbane, Australia.1,6

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, The Caledonian Mercury and Daily Express (Edinburgh, Scotland), Saturday, November 26, 1859.
  4. [S89] Family Search, Register of births, marriages and deaths of Scotland Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah).
  5. [S50] British Census 1881.
  6. [S90] Scotland, Statutory Register Index Deaths, 685/01 0569.

Jessie E. Crombie1

F, b. circa 1881
     Jessie E. Crombie was born circa 1881 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.

Jessie Webster Crombie1

F, b. 21 January 1878, d. 8 November 1961
     Jessie Webster Crombie was born on 21 January 1878 in Kilminning, Crail, whilst the families were visiting Scotland from Australia.2 She was the daughter of James Crombie and Isabella Harriett Cameron.1 The announcement of her engagement to Albert Alexander Donaldson was made on 13 May 1899.3 Jessie Webster Crombie married Albert Alexander Donaldson, son of John Donaldson, on 10 December 1902 in Wickham Terrace Presbyterian Church, Brisbane.4 Jessie Webster Crombie died on 8 November 1961 in Brisbane at the age of 83.

Children of Jessie Webster Crombie and Albert Alexander Donaldson

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. 12.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Brisbane Courier, 13 May 1899.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld.) 20 December 1902.

Joan Minto Crombie1

F, b. 4 July 1909
     Joan Minto Crombie is also recorded as Jo.1 She was born on 4 July 1909 in Saskatchewan.2,3 She was the daughter of William Claude David Crombie and Edith Mary Lawrence.1

Citations

  1. [S12] Christopher John Rees, CJR family tree.
  2. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Bell Birthday Book.
  3. [S225] 1911 Canadian Census, Moosejaw, Saskatchewan.

Joanna Matilda Crombie1,2

F, b. 30 September 1834
     Joanna Matilda Crombie was born on 30 September 1834 in St. Andrews, Fife.1,2 She was the daughter of John Crombie and Euphemia Wallace.1 Joanna Matilda Crombie was christened on 19 October 1834 at St. Andrews, Fife.2 She married Robert Vannan on 18 December 1860 at 116 South Portland Street, Glasgow.3

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.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Glasgow Herald, December 19, 1860.

John Crombie1

M, b. 1750, d. 25 November 1841
     John Crombie is also recorded as John Crammy.2 He was born in 1750 in Fife. He married Elizabeth Guillan on 4 December 1778 in Kettle, Fife, The register giving their names as John Crammy and Elizabeth Gulen.2 John Crombie died on 25 November 1841 in Scotland.1

Children of John Crombie and Elizabeth Guillan

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S470] Scotland, Old Parish Registers, 438/ 0030 0357.
  3. [S470] Scotland, Old Parish Registers, 438/ 0020 0305.
  4. [S470] Scotland, Old Parish Registers, 438/ 0030 0330.
  5. [S470] Scotland, Old Parish Registers, 438/ 0020 0363.
  6. [S470] Scotland, Old Parish Registers, 438/ 0030 0043.

John Crombie1

M, b. 9 October 1780, d. before 1860
     John Crombie is also recorded as John Crammy.1 He was born on 9 October 1780 in Kettle, Fife.2 He was the son of John Crombie and Elizabeth Guillan.1 John Crombie was baptised on 15 October 1780 at Kettle, Fife.1,2 He married Euphemia Wallace, daughter of John Wallace and Isabella Jervie, on 28 March 1815 in Kilconquhar, Fife.3 John Crombie appears in the 1851 census at Union Street, St. Andrews. Where his occupation is given as artist.4 He died before 1860 he was dead before his daughter Joanna's wedding.5

Children of John Crombie and Euphemia Wallace

Citations

  1. [S470] Scotland, Old Parish Registers, 438/ 0020 0305.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Old parochial registers for Kettle, 1633-1854 Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Kettle (Fifeshire).
  3. [S470] Scotland, Old Parish Registers, 436/ 0030 0539.
  4. [S319] 1851 Scotland Census, CROMBIE, JOHN (Census 1851 453/00 002/00 014).
  5. [S205] Newspaper, Glasgow Herald, December 19, 1860.
  6. [S89] Family Search, Old parochial registers for Kilconquhar, 1637-1855.
  7. [S89] Family Search, Old parochial registers for St. Andrews and St. Leonards, 1627-1854.

John Crombie1

M, b. 2 March 1816, d. 1832
     John Crombie was born on 2 March 1816 in Fife.1 He was the son of John Crombie and Euphemia Wallace.1 John Crombie was christened on 26 March 1816 at Kilconquhar, Fife.1 He died in 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.

John Flower Crombie D.F.C.

M, b. 22 January 1914
     John Flower Crombie D.F.C. was born on 22 January 1914 in Kirkston, Albion, Brisbane.1,2 He was the son of James Crombie and Amy Gladys Kirk Flower. He was a grazier. Member RAAF in 2nd World War. John Flower Crombie D.F.C. married secondly Betty Phyllis Deshon in 1954.

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, The Argus, 17 February 1914.

Kathleen Constance Crombie1

F, b. 30 June 1912, d. 1942
     Kathleen Constance Crombie was born on 30 June 1912 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.2,3 She was the daughter of William Claude David Crombie and Edith Mary Lawrence.1 Kathleen Constance Crombie died in 1942.

Citations

  1. [S12] Christopher John Rees, CJR family tree.
  2. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Bell Birthday Book.
  3. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Jul 29, 1912.

Margaret A.M. Crombie1

F, b. 4 April 1872, d. 3 February 1879
     Margaret A.M. Crombie was born on 4 April 1872. She was the daughter of James Crombie and Isabella Harriett Cameron.1 Margaret A.M. Crombie died on 3 February 1879 at 22 Parkhurst Road, London, at the age of 6.2

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, The Brisbane Courier, 4 April 1879.

Margaret Ann (May) Crombie1

F, b. 27 May 1876, d. 4 October 1943
     Margaret Ann (May) Crombie is also recorded as Margaret Anne Crombie.1 She was born on 27 May 1876 in Home Creek, Queensland.2 She was the daughter of William Crombie and Margaret Anne Cameron.1 Margaret Ann (May) Crombie married Arthur Hamilton Hart, son of Frederick Hart and Isabel Horsley. Margaret Ann (May) Crombie died on 4 October 1943 at the age of 67.1

Children of Margaret Ann (May) Crombie and Arthur Hamilton Hart

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Fife, Scotland, Cupar Library Newspaper Index Cards, 1833-1987 in East Fife Record, 18 August 1876, p. 2.

Margaret Beatrice Crombie1

F, b. 6 February 1880, d. 17 July 1965
     Margaret Beatrice Crombie was born on 6 February 1880 in William Street, Brisbane.2 She was the daughter of James Crombie and Isabella Harriett Cameron.1 Margaret Beatrice Crombie married Percy Lloyd Hart, son of Graham Lloyd Hart and Sarah Ellen Cooper Roberts, on 12 July 1904 in Queensland.3 Margaret Beatrice Crombie was living in 90 Oriel Road, Brisbane. She died on 17 July 1965 in Queensland at the age of 85.

Children of Margaret Beatrice Crombie and Percy Lloyd Hart

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, The Brisbane Courier, 10 February 1880.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1949.

Mary Arbuthnot Crombie

F, b. 3 July 1925, d. 11 December 1991
     Mary Arbuthnot Crombie was born on 3 July 1925.1 She was the daughter of David William Alexander Crombie and Phoebe Janet Arbuthnot. Mary Arbuthnot Crombie married Gostwick Clarence Cory in 1948. Mary Arbuthnot Crombie died on 11 December 1991 in Brisbane, Queensland, at the age of 66.2

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S93] Gary B. Milera, "Website or written communication", Ancestral File.

Mary Edith Crombie1

F, b. 17 November 1880, d. 25 February 1976
     Mary Edith Crombie was born on 17 November 1880 in Queensland.1,2 She was the daughter of William Crombie and Margaret Anne Cameron.1 Mary Edith Crombie married Charles Constantine Warren, son of James Warren and Margaret Brough, on 25 September 1901 in The Presbyterian Church, Wickham Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland,

WEDDINGS.
Warren-Crombie.

The wedding of Mr. Charles Constantine Warren, third son of the late James Warren, of Garrendenny, Queen's County, Ireland, to Miss Mary Edith Crombie was celebrated in the Wickham-terrace Presbyterian Church yesterday afternoon, by the Rev. W. Sweyn Macqueen. The bride is the youngest daughter of the late William Crombie, of Greenhills station, Muttaburra. Her father was born in Fifeshire, and educated at St Andrews, in that county. He arrived in Victoria about the year 1863, and joined his brother, the late James Crombie, M. L. A. for the Warrego, in farming pursuits in the State. He came to Queensland in 1863, and joined with his brother and the late D.C. Cameron in the purchase of Barcaldine Downs station. Mrs William Crombie was a daughter of the late D.C. Cameron, and sister of Mr. John Cameron, of Kensington Downs, and now member for Brisbane North. The friends of the bride had decorated the alter rails with a profusion of white flowers, and a large floral wedding-bell was suspended over the bride and bridegroom. Mr. C.H. Allan presided at the organ.

The young bride was given away by her aunt, Mrs. James Crombie, and looked very handsome in her beautiful wedding gown of cream brocaded merv, the long-trained skirt frilled at the foot with delicate embossed lisse, a scroll pattern of narrow chiffon ruchings relieving the plain sheath like effect. The sleeves were of transparent embossed chiffon, and the yoke of the same delicate fabric, swathed lightly with a chiffon fichu, upon which a long spray of orange blossoms rested; long stole ends of gathered chiffon completed the good effect. The veil of embossed tulle was worn with a coronet of bridal flowers, and her shower bouquet and diamond bangle and brooch were the gifts of the bridegroom. Two sisters and two cousins attended as bridesmaids - the Misses May, Janet, Jessie, and Beatrice Crombie. The bridegroom was attended by Mr. J.E. Trude as best man and by Messrs. Hart, Crombie, and Crouch as groomsmen.

Her bridesmaids looked very charming in their simple white flocks of fine Persian lawn, the tucked frille on the foot of the skirt edged with lace, wide insertions of Mechlin lace adorning the upper part in tunic design; the bodices were inserted with the same beautiful lace, a full jabot ornamenting the front; folded white chiffon fichus gave a finishing touch to the pretty costumes. The hats were not similar, but showed characteristic touches of colour. Miss Crombie's white crinoline hat had a beefeater crown swathed in white tulle over geranium foliage and buds, a butterfly bow of pink satin ribbon in front and geraniums on the hair. Miss Jessie Crombie's toque is of white chiffon under gold bullion, the crown formed of large pink roses with diamond centres and foliage, choux of pink and white ribbon in front. Miss Janet's picture hat had the crown of white satin straw, a brim of pink rose petals over white chiffon underbrim, butterfly bow of white glace and steel buckle. Miss Beatrice's hat was of fancy straw flared from the face and lined with white tulle. A scarf of white tulle was thrown lightly over a trail of large white marguerites, a jet buckle and rosette of pink ribbon rested on the coiffure. The bridesmaids carried posies of pink and red roses, pink carnations, and foliage, tied with pink satin loops and streamers, which, together with their "Nellie Stewart" bangles, were presents from the bridegroom. Their pearl and turquoise brooches were presented by the bride.

Mrs Crombie, aunt of the bride, wore a rich-looking gown of black matelasse silk outlined with narrow steel fringe, opening over a vest of tucked white chiffon, the under skirt of black satin was closely ornamented with black guipure; her black bonnet of jet and fisher's net was relieved by a touch of silver. Mrs. Cameron, of Fairholme, Toowoomba, the stately grandmother of the bride, wore a black Princess robe appliqued with guipure and lace, and a beautiful cream guipure collarette, showing black sequins, and a small black bonnet to harmonise. Mrs. Sword aunt of the bride, was in French gray voile, opening over a pink chiffon vest; her becoming black and white straw hat was swathed in black Chantilly lace over white tulle; deep red and pink roses made a pretty contrast to the blue gown Mrs. Beauchamp Cameron's stylish gown was of cobalt blue voile, the Venetian sleeves slashed with white silk and white guipure, the three flounces on the skirt strapped with blue stitched glace; her black fancy straw hat was lined with pink chiffon, trimmed with black tulle and sequinned net, sprays of pink cluster roses.

Mr. and Mrs. Heussler were among the guests, their daughter (Mrs John Cameron) looking very nice in mauve silk, patterned in corded stripers, the bodice appliqued in a deeper shade and worn with a violet velvet belt, which colour was repeated on the white fancy straw hat, which was swathed in mauve spotted tulle.

Mrs. Bailey, sister of the bridegroom, was in a stylish gray gown outlined with cream guipure; her hat was swathed tulle and garlanded with bright flowers. Mrs. Graham Hart and her daughters were among the guests, Miss Kathleen in a pretty white lawn, the trained skirt inserted with black lace; black Leghorn hat and plumes. Miss Mildred wore a very becoming flat hat in bright magenta-pink, with her soft white gown.

Mrs William Graham and her daughters made another family group, Mrs Carew-Smyth wearing cream veiling and a white glace silk blouse minutely corded and tucked, and one of the new flat double-leafed hats swathed in white tulle, the brim garlanded with daisies. Miss Graham, Miss M. Stewart-Graham, and Miss Hassall were in their bridesmaid's dresses worn at Mrs. Carew Smyth's wedding.

Mrs. Milman, in handsome black costume and cream duchesse lace, was accompanied by her daughters Miss Milman wearing a bright pink floral muslin, and fawn chiffon hat with gold tracing of floral ornamentation; her sister, in a very pretty grown of transparent white mousseline de soie, much inserted with lace, over very pale blue glace silk. Mrs. A. McDowall was accompanied by her son, Mr. V. McDowall; her pretty gown of white floral patterned foulard was strapped and tabbed with mauve glace, her small Princess bonnet harmonised in touches of pink and green with the colours of the gown. Mrs. A.J. Callan had a handsome gown of black grosgrain, much tucked and corded, the bolero being of Russian net applique; her black jetted bonnet was brightened with cut-steel buckles. Miss May Goggs wore a floral muslin, the triple deep flounces outlined with scarlet; a flat chiffon hat, with triple-frilled brim outlined with black bebe velvet and sprays of flowers and foliage. Mrs. Macqueen's elegant trained gown of black merv. was closely tucked and inserted with cream guipure; her becoming hat in the new flat shape, had the brim garlanded with purple orchids. Miss Macintosh had a very pretty gown in pastel-green-shade, the skirt prettily frilled with embroidered lisse; her rustic straw hat was garlanded with roses. Mrs. Hardie looked well in blue glace, veiled in white net applique; and toque of fancy straw, ornamented with blue glace and pink roses.

After the ceremony the guests, who were chiefly relatives and very old friends of the family, were entertained by Mrs. James Crombie at Oriel, Albion, where the wedding breakfast was served in Eachenhagen's best style, who also furnished the handsome wedding cake. As an old friend of the family, the Hon. A.J. Callan was privileged to propose the health of the bride. In returning thanks, the bridegroom proposed the health of the bridesmaids to which Mr Trude responded. The Rev. Sweyn Macqueen proposed the health of Mrs Cameron the grandmother of the bride, to which her son, Mr John Cameron, made a happy response. Dr. Hardie proposed the health of Mrs James Crombie, her son, Mr Donald Crombie, responding.

Mr and Mrs Warren will make a trip to the South and will visit Tasmania and New Zealand. The bride travelled in a pretty blue gown of satin spotted canvas, appliqued with cream guipure, the stylish little bolero having deep revers of cream satin veiled in cream guipure, her becoming pink straw hat was turned off the face, with under-brim of tucked white chiffon draped with embroidered lisse, large pale pink and blue roses nestled on the hair and the whole was toned with a band of black velvet round the crown, fastened with a diamond ornament.

The presents were numerous and much admired. Cheques were sent by Mr. and Mrs. Sword, Mr. J. Cameron, Mr. and Mrs. W. Cameron, Mr. D. C. K. Cameron, Dr. Warren (brother of the bridegroom), Mrs. Cameron, Mr. and Mrs. Beauchamp Cameron, Mr. Crombie, Mrs. Bridges. Other donors of presents were: The Misses and Master Sword, Messrs. J. C. Cameron-Crombie, D. W. A. Crombie, W. D. Crombie, James Crombie, Mr. Percy Hart, Mrs. Hart, Mrs. Heussler, Miss and Mr. Bernays, Mr. and Mrs. W. Johnston, Mr. Walker, Dr. and Mrs. Gibson, Mr. A. A. Donaldson, Miss Ford, Mrs. and Miss Avery, Misses Townley, Mrs. Hassell, Miss Hassell, Mr. Rex. Kennedy, Mr. Max. Graham, Miss Meta Cameron, Mr. Thornton, Misses and Master Cameron. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey, Mrs Lawrence, Dr. and Mrs. Berry, Mr. J. E. Trude, Miss Nicholson, Miss R. Nicholson, Mrs. J. Cameron, Dr. and Mrs. Hardie, Mr. L. H .C. Morgan, Mrs. Rendall, Mrs. Milman, Mrs. Edkins, Rev. and Mrs. Macqueen, Mr. Bright, Mr. Power, Miss May Goggs, Miss Mollie Graham, Percy Cameron, Miss Macdiarmid, Miss Macdonald, Miss E. Milman, Miss Munro, Miss Abercrombie, Mr. and Mrs. W. Cameron, Mr. F. Nicholson, Mr. and Mrs. H. Robinson, Miss L. Grant, Mr. and Mrs. McDowall, Mr and Mrs Miles, Mr. and Misses Macintosh, Mr. Wallace, Mrs Carew Smyth, Mr. Val. McDowall, Mr Wardrop Hill, Miss and Master Miles, Miss Dobinson, Miss Gibson, Miss Foxton, Miss Hart.

The bride's robe, travelling costume, trousseau dreses, and bridesmaids' dresses, and all the millinery were designed and made by Messrs. James Chapman and Co., of queen street. Messrs. Grmies and Petty were responsible for some of the guests' dresses , the bride's and bridesmaids' bouquets from London-American florists, others from Spry and Co. The Brisbane Courier, 26 September 1901.3,4

Mary Edith Crombie died on 25 February 1976 at the age of 95.1

Children of Mary Edith Crombie and Charles Constantine Warren

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Queensland Figaro, 26 September 1901.