Helen Usher Crease1

F, #6005, b. circa 1867, d. 4 April 1951
     Helen Usher Crease was born circa 1867.2 She married David Crombie Greig, son of Peter Greig and Elizabeth Campbell Crombie, on 5 September 1895 in Strand, London.1,3 Helen Usher Crease died on 4 April 1951.1

Children of Helen Usher Crease and David Crombie Greig


  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960. Southampton, February 1936.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~usher/ushersct/…
  4. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~usher/ushersct/…
  5. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~usher/ushersct/…

Francis Creasy1

M, #27092, b. 20 December 1741
     Francis Creasy was born on 20 December 1741 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.1 He married Sarah Godfrey, daughter of Joseph Godfrey and Mary Sewall, on 12 October 1765 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.1


  1. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001.

Lt. Earl Raymond Crebbs1

M, #20250
     Lt. Earl Raymond Crebbs married Mary Friend Darracott, daughter of Dr. Thomas P. Darracott and Mary Friend, on 13 June 1919 in Irvington, Multnomah County, Oregon.1


  1. [S205] Newspaper, Oregonian, 15 June 1919.

Joseph Crediford1

M, #12262
     Joseph Crediford married Esther Littlefield.

Child of Joseph Crediford and Esther Littlefield


  1. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 1 p. 206.

Lydia Crediford1

F, #12261, b. 9 December 1733, d. 1769
     Lydia Crediford was born on 9 December 1733 in Wells, York County, Maine.2 She was the daughter of Joseph Crediford and Esther Littlefield.1 Lydia Crediford married Dummer Mitchell, son of John Mitchell and Lydia Sewall, after 6 January 1759 in Maine (being the date of the marriage intention.)1 Lydia Crediford died in 1769 in Kennebunk, York County, Maine,2 and is buried in Village Cemetery, Kennebunkport, York County, Maine.3


  1. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 1 p. 206.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 68037639."
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 68037639, Lydia Crediford Mitchell, showing gravestone photograph."

Elizabeth Creighton

F, #24658, d. 4 January 1872
     Elizabeth Creighton married Samuel Bradstreet Robie, son of Thomas Robie and Mary Bradstreet, on 6 October 1806 in Halifax County, Nova Scotia. She was probably the Elizabeth Creighton whose death was recorded on the 4 January 1872 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, aged 86.

John Loring Crichett

M, #26643, b. 29 August 1854, d. 8 October 1919
     John Loring Crichett was born on 29 August 1854 in Barrington, Strafford County, New Hampshire.1 He married Emma Florence Sewall, daughter of Levi Woodbury Sewall and Mary Elizabeth Layne, on 23 February 1884 in Newmarket, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.2 John Loring Crichett died on 8 October 1919 in Barrington, Strafford County, New Hampshire, at the age of 651 and is buried in Critchett Homestead Cemetery, Barrington, Strafford County, New Hampshire.3


  1. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 77347053."
  2. [S89] Family Search, New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947.
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 77347053, John Loring Critchett, showing gravestone photograph."

Richard Crisp1

M, #5870

Child of Richard Crisp


  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 6 p. 409.

Sarah Crisp1

F, #5481
     Sarah Crisp was the daughter of Richard Crisp.2 Sarah Crisp married secondly Hon. John Leverett, son of Hudson Leverett and Sarah Peyton, in 1722?1


  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 6. p. 409.
  2. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 6 p. 409.

John Crispe1

M, #15826
     John Crispe was the son of Avis Denne.1 Of Cliuecourt in the Isle of Thanet.1


  1. [S227] John Philipot, The Visitation of Kent, 1619, p. 99.

T.A.F. Critchley

M, #19530

Lt. Colonel Bertram Edward Crocker DSO1

M, #15629, b. circa 1866, d. 28 February 1950
     Lt. Colonel Bertram Edward Crocker DSO was born circa 1866 in West Indies. The marriage of Lt. Colonel Bertram Edward Crocker DSO and Mary "Mollie" Troughton was registered in the quarter ending December 1898 in the Maidenhead registration district.2 Lt. Colonel Bertram Edward Crocker DSO died on 28 February 1950 in White Oast, Wingham, Kent, the home of his daughter, Joyce Knocker.3

Child of Lt. Colonel Bertram Edward Crocker DSO and Mary "Mollie" Troughton


  1. [S117] The Times Newspaper, 26 Sep, 1961.
  2. [S120] Free BMD.
  3. [S117] The Times Newspaper, 2 Mar 1950.

Joyce Irene Delamain Crocker1

F, #509, b. June 1900, d. March 1968
     Joyce Irene Delamain Crocker's birth was registered in the quarter ending June 1900 in the Maidenhead, Berkshire, registration district.2 She was the daughter of Lt. Colonel Bertram Edward Crocker DSO and Mary "Mollie" Troughton.1,3 Joyce Irene Delamain Crocker married Lt. Colonel Harold Sewell Knocker, son of John Cowper Knocker and May Livingstone Sewell, on 26 September 1936 in The Garrison Church, Portsmouth.1 Joyce's death was registered in the quarter ending March 1968 in the Thanet, Kent, registration district.4


  1. [S117] The Times Newspaper, 26 Sep, 1961.
  2. [S120] Free BMD.
  3. [S117] The Times Newspaper, 27 Nov1950.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007.

Mary Crockett1

F, #3453
     Mary Crockett married William Henry Titcomb, son of William Titcomb and Salome Delano, on 4 January 1844 in Thomaston, Knox County, Maine.1,2


  1. [S24] Sarah Elizabeth Titcomb, Early New England People, p. 178.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Maine Marriages, 1771-1907.

Maria Florence Eileen Croker-Walsh1

F, #24846, b. 1894
     Maria Florence Eileen Croker-Walsh was born in 1894 in East Molesey, Surrey.2 She married Reginald Seymour Allen, son of Col. Francis Seymour Allen and Florence Emma Mary Symonds, on 26 September 1917 in Kensington, London.1


  1. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017, Descendants of Francis Seymour Allen.
  2. [S569] 1911 British Census.

Ada Alexandra Crombie

F, #166, b. 16 November 1878, d. 29 September 1956
     Ada Alexandra Crombie was born on 16 November 1878 in Dacca, West Bengal, India.1 She was the daughter of Lt. Colonel Alexander Crombie CB, MD and Zébée Minto Bell. Ada Alexandra Crombie was christened on 6 January 1879 at St. John's Church, Dacca, West Bengal, India.2 She married Professor George Ernest Gask M.D., CMG, DSO, M.A., FRCS, son of Henry Gask and Elizabeth Styles, on 18 June 1913 in Camberley.3,4 Ada Alexandra Crombie died on 29 September 1956 in 71 St. Mark's Road, Henley-on-Thames, at the age of 77. The funeral service took place at St. Mary the Virgin, Hambleden, Tuesday 2nd October, 1956.5 John Gask summarised a round the world voyage that his mother made and which was recorded as

This diary was written by my mother, Ada Alexandra Gask, nee Crombie, of a voyage round the world from August 1954 until March 1955.
My father had died almost four years earlier. My mother had her 76th birthday during the trip. She had sold their home at Hatchmans Hambleden and moved into a much smaller house at 54 St. Mark’s Road, Henley-on-Thames, where she died in the year after her return.
For most of the trip she was accompanied by her niece, Rosemary Gask, daughter of my father’s brother, Sydney, and later the wife of John Jones and mother of Christopher, for whom I am making this precis. Rosemary was also recently bereaved having devotedly looked after her father in his last years.
It argues much for their mutual affection and tolerance that the difference in age ( Rosemary was .... years old at the beginning of the trip) and their different experiences in life, did not prevent them from getting on together very well. The cabins and hotel rooms they shared were often small and cramped.
Their voyage was certainly undertaken in a spirit of adventure, but on my mother’s side it was undertaken to reunite her with three branches of her family whom she wanted to see before she died. As the three branches lived in Eastern Canada, Western Canada and Australia, she thought that they could be connected by a voyage round the world, from East to West.
The first family group she visited was that belonging to Margaret, “Ming”, nee Sewell, the daughter of my mother’s sister, Maude Sewell. Margaret had married, quite late in life, a skilled mechanic called Bob Silvey who had emigrated to Canada to be successful and to live a lifestyle which was impossible for them between the wars in England - still very snobby! My mother and Rosemary spent at least seven weeks in Eastern Canada.
The next object of her odyssey was to be united with her brother, Claude, who had been “sent to the colonies” in 1904 for some minor peccadillo. I can just remember him in uniform when he came over here to fight for King and Country in WW1.1 remember us raiding a cupboard to get at ajar of honey. I must have been about four years old at the time He showed his Scottish ancestry by his long lugubrious nose. My mother was shocked to find he had become an old and shrunken man, and, indeed, he died not long after her visit. Claude had had two wives and two daughters, one in Banff.
My mother and Rosemary first visited the children of his first marriage in Banff and then spent seven weeks with Claude in Vancouver.
The third collection of relatives my mother wished to visit were her Australian cousins - hundreds of them! To understand why she had Australian cousins one has to go back to quite early in the 19th century and to her grandfather, David Crombie, who was a farmer at Kilmining in Fife. He was a tenant farmer but I have inherited his Hepplewhite chairs which, myth says, were removed from parlour to kitchen when they became old fashioned!
David Crombie had four sons none of whom wanted to follow in his footsteps and take on the farm, exposed to all the winds on the Neuk of Fife. My mother’s father, Alexander, qualified M.D. at Edinburgh University, then went to India where he distinguished himself in the I.M.S. Two of his brothers, James and William, emigrated to Australia where they met and married two Cameron sisters and it was their offspring and intermarriages, nearly all to people of Scottish descent, that mad up the “Australian Cousins”.
Between the wars, my parents kept open house at Hambleden for the Australians: Crombies, McDowells, Warrens, Harts and Frasers, who used to visit “Home”. During WW11, many came over in uniform and spent their leave with my parents. Many did not return to Australia; they seemed to have chosen Bomber Command before being killed. But no-one since the original emigration in 1880 had travelled in the reverse direction until my mother did in 1955. She was received like royalty!
I think the highlight of their whole trip was visiting the sheep stations in the “outback” of Queensland. Conditions were still pretty primitive and it was the height of the Australian summer. The family still owned or managed the shearing pens. The place was steeped in Australian history - a short history as compared to English history but a history of which they were very proud.
In 1862 the two Crombie brothers formed a consortium with the two Camerons to make their fortune by sheep farming in Queensland. The women were left behind in Victoria. When the brothers reached New South Wales, they bought sheep and drove them 1,000 miles to N.W. Queensland where land was to be had for the asking. They took a year over their transhumance, avoiding hostile aborigines, but were rewarded at the end of it by buying a 40-mile frontage on the Sarcoo River (one of the many Australian rivers which never reach the sea). These stations, Greenhill, Longreach, Muttabura and Barcaldine, have now become towns. Their fortunes went up and down with the price of wool but their size was immense: up to lOOsquare miles with 90,000 sheep. At some time, these stations, 400 miles North West of Brisbane, were given up by the family. The stations visited by my mother and Rosemary were about 120-150 miles west of Brisbane over the Darling Downs and close to Dalby.

Child of Ada Alexandra Crombie and Professor George Ernest Gask M.D., CMG, DSO, M.A., FRCS


  1. [S205] Newspaper, Times of India, 29 November 1878.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Parish register transcripts from the Presidency of Bengal, 1713-1948 India. Office of the Registrar General.
  3. [S21] Various editors, Dictionary of National Biography, 2648.
  4. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Jun 17, 1913.
  5. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Monday, Oct 01, 1956.

Adam Crombie1

M, #4273, b. 2 May 1872, d. 8 May 1872
     Adam Crombie was born on 2 May 1872 (if this date is correct then the child is illegitimate; 2 May 1875 would be a practical date.)1 He was the son of William Crombie and Margaret Anne Cameron.1 Adam Crombie died on 8 May 1872 (the account in The Crombies and Camerons says he died at birth and was buried in the Home Creek garden.)1,2


  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.

Adrian Alexander Minto Crombie1

M, #240, b. 25 July 1882, d. 1 January 1883
     Adrian Alexander Minto Crombie was born on 25 July 1882 in Darjeeling, India.1,2 He was the son of Lt. Colonel Alexander Crombie CB, MD and Zébée Minto Bell.1 Adrian Alexander Minto Crombie died on 1 January 1883 in Dacca, India,1,3 and is buried in Dacca Cemetery.
Adrian Crombie's memorial
Dacca Cemetery


  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Times of India, 4 August 1882.
  3. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Bell Birthday Book.

Lt. Colonel Alexander Crombie CB, MD

M, #163, b. 12 December 1845, d. 29 September 1906
Alexander Crombie
(1845 - 1906)
Studio portrait taken in India
Alexander Crombie
(1845 - 1906)
Crombie family group
Back row: Alexander and Zébée; Front row: Claude, Maude, Ada
     Lt. Colonel Alexander Crombie CB, MD was born on 12 December 1845 in Crail, Fife, Scotland. He was the son of David Guillan Crombie and Janet Campbell (Jessie) Webster.1 Lt. Colonel Alexander Crombie CB, MD was christened on 30 December 1845 at Crail, Fife.2 He graduated in 1867 from Edinburgh M.B; M.D. 1870, admitted to The Royal College of Surgeons. The Fife Herald dated 9 March 1871 reported that Dr. Alex. Crombie of Kilwinning [sic.], had the rare honour of attaining the highest number of marks at the recent competative examination for Her Majesty's British Medical Service, held at the London University, on the 20th ult. He entered military service as an Assistant Surgeon in the Bengal Medical Service. on 30 March 1872. He married Zébée Minto Bell, daughter of Dr. William Bell and Zébée Stewart Gordon, on 13 March 1875 in Holy Trinty Church, Rangoon, Bengal, India, the service was conducted by the Revd. Wellbore McCarthy.3,4 In 1885 he is recorded in the Army List as senior surgeon in charge of the jail, lunatic asylum, medical school and civil hospital in Dacca. Lt. Colonel Alexander Crombie CB, MD retired on 7 April 1898 as a Brigade Surgeon with the rank of Lt. Colonel.

In evidence published in the Indian Hemp Commission Report, 1894 "Surgeon-Lieutenant-Colonel Crombie (witness No. 104), of over 20 years' service, is not aware of any ill effects being produced by the moderate use of the drugs, but he added: "If any were produced; the use would no longer be moderate, but excessive." In cross-examination Dr. Crombie stated: "I have had no experience of any diseases attributable to ganja. My experience has been chiefly in Eastern Bengal, where ganja is largely consumed."

The Forbidden Game - Brian Inglis "There was no shortage of witnesses to testify to the way hemp drugs caused insanity; a few even expressed the view that to reopen this particular line of enquiry was stupid, implying 'wilful blindness to what has been abundantly proved'. And so the evidence at first suggested. Statistics sent in from mental hospitals all over India showed that for years, hemp drugs had been one of the chief causes of mental breakdown. The foremost expert on the subject, Surgeon Lt. Col. Crombie, had already shown in an article in the Indian Medical Gazette that a third of the inmates of the Dacca hospital of which he had been Superintendent had smoked ganja; and in a very large proportion of cases, he believed, it had been 'the actual and immediate cause of their insanity'. The 1871 Commission, which in other respects had tended to play down the danger of the drugs, had accepted that their habitual use did tend to produce insanity; and the Government of Burma had just put a ban on hemp drugs largely for that reason."

He and Zébée Minto Bell appear on the census of 1 March 1901 at 35 & 34 York Place, Marylebone, London, as boarders.5 In a paper dated on 9 December 1901 read before the Medical Society of London, entitled The Measure of Physical Fitness for Life in the Tropics Alexander Crombie is described as Lt. Col I.M.S. (retired); Member of the Medical Board at the India Office; Lecturer on Tropical Diseases, Middlesex Hospital. London: 1902. In 1906 Crombie was living in 3A Bickenhall Mansions, Gloucester Place, London. He died on 29 September 1906 in London at the age of 60.6 His ashes are interred in niche 90 in the Columbarium in Golder's Green Crematorium, London, (by an indenture dated 30th November 1906.)
ALEXANDER CROMBIE, C.B., M.D. Edin., L.R.C.S. Edin., L.S.A.,
Brigade-Surgeon-Lieutenant-Colonel, I.M.S.

The news that Brigade-Surgeon-Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Crombie died in London on Sept. 29th will be received with deep sorrow by all who knew him, not only in this country but also in India by the many friends amongst whom he spent so many years of his life, and where the greater part of his life's work was done. Dr. Crombie was the youngest son of Mr. David G. Crombie, of Kilminning, Fifeshire, and was born in December, 1845. After completing his early education at St. Andrews he went to Edinburgh to study medicine and graduated at that university, taking his M.B. with honours in 1867 and his M.D. degree in 1870. In 1867 he also became L.R.C.S. Edin. Dr. Crombie was a Fellow of the University of Calcutta, an Associate of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, and was created a Companion of the Bath (civil division) in 1902. Dr. Crombie entered the Army Medical Service on April 1st, 1871, taking first place in the competitive examination. He, however, resigned his commission in the following December, for the purpose of entering the Indian Medical Service, which he did in the following March, again obtaining the first place in the list of successful candidates for commissions.
Arriving in India in July, 1872, after a few months' regimental service, Dr. Crombie was appointed resident surgeon at the Calcutta Medical College and in 1873 was appointed lecturer on surgery and second surgeon to the hospital. In 1874 he became professor of materia medica and second physician. From February, 1875, until April, 1877, he held the appointment of civil surgeon at Rangoon and health officer of that port. At the last-named date he was transferred to the civil surgeoncy of Dacca where he was also superintendent of the medical school, the Mitford Hospital, and the lunatic asylum. He at the same time was in medical charge of the gaol. In April, 1880, he was transferred to the civil surgeoncy of Simla, a post which he held for two years, and then returned to his former post at Dacca, where he remained until 1888 when he was transferred to Calcutta to take up the appointment of surgeon-superintendent of the Presidency General Hospital, which post he held for ten years. During this time Dr. Crombie was engaged in a large practice, chiefly consulting work, as well as his onerous official duties. He retired from the service in 1898 and on leaving Calcutta was presented by his medical confrères in that city with a testimonial expressing the high esteem and affection in which they held him. On his return to England he practiced his profession in London as a consulting physician. He was appointed a Member of the Medical Board at the India Office and filled that position for three years; he held the office of physician to King Edward VII.'s Hospital for Officers; and it was in recognition of his services to the sick and wounded officers who returned home from the Boer war that he received his C.B. Dr. Crombie lectured on the Diseases of Tropical Climates at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School and also at the London School of Tropical Medicine. He was nominated by the Secretary of State for India to attend the international medical congresses at Moscow in 1897, at Paris in 1900, and at Madrid in 1903, representing India at those meetings. Dr. Crombie was the author of many very able papers on professional subjects. Special mention maybe made of his treatises on "The Unclassified Fevers of the Tropics" and "Normal Temperature in India" ; and his articles on "Sprue," "Hill Diarrhoea," "Congestion," and "Abscess of the Liver" in Allchin's Manual of Medicine. Dr. Crombie was a most painstaking physician, earnest and conscientious in his work, an able diagnostician, and a loyal and sympathetic colleague. He was a man of great breadth of view, whose opinion on other than professional matters was often sought and always willingly given, regardless of trouble or personal inconvenience. He was a thoroughly trustworthy man, who never failed one of the many friends whom he leaves to mourn their loss, a loss in which are involved not only relatives and friends but also the great service of which be was a distinguished member. The Lancet.

Children of Lt. Colonel Alexander Crombie CB, MD and Zébée Minto Bell


  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. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Bell Papers.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Medical Times and Gazette 3 April 1875, p. 380.
  5. [S121] 1901 British Census.
  6. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Bell Birthday Book.

Alexander John Crombie1

M, #4224, b. 3 April 1832, d. 7 August 1836
     Alexander John Crombie was born on 3 April 1832 in Kilminning, Fife.1 He was the son of David Guillan Crombie and Janet Campbell (Jessie) Webster. Alexander John Crombie was christened on 4 May 1832 at Crail, Fife.2 He died on 7 August 1836 at the age of 4.3


  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#/."

Professor Alistair Cameron Crombie PhD.

M, #4508, b. 4 November 1915, d. 9 February 1996
     Professor Alistair Cameron Crombie PhD. was born on 4 November 1915 in Brisbane, Australia. He was the son of William David Crombie and Janet Wilmina (Mina) Macdonald. Professor Alistair Cameron Crombie PhD. married Nancy Hay in 1943 in Ramsgill, Yorkshire, (possibly called Mary.) Professor Alistair Cameron Crombie PhD. died on 9 February 1996 in Orchard Lea, Boars Hill, Oxfordshire, at the age of 80 at his home, from a brain tumour and is buried on 19 February 1996 in Ramsgill Church, Yorkshire.

After school at Geelong Grammar School, he began his university career at Trinity College, Melbourne University, as a medical student, and took his first degree there in zoology in 1938. Leaving Melbourne, he continued his studies at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he took his doctorate in 1942 with a dissertation on population dynamics. Between 1941 and 1946 Crombie occupied a temporary research position witht he Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. In 1946 he was appointed lecturer at University College London. In 1953 he was the successful applicant for the lecturship of the history of science at Oxford. In 1969 a fellow of Trinity. Professor of History of Science, Oxford University. Senior Fellow of the British Academy, 1990. President International Academy of the History of Science, 1968-1971. Fellow of Royal Historical Society, Galileo Prize, 1969.

Child of Professor Alistair Cameron Crombie PhD. and Nancy Hay

Andrew Charles Crombie

M, #4465, b. 21 July 1923, d. 7 August 1954
     Andrew Charles Crombie was born on 21 July 1923 in Beryl, Longreach.1 He was the son of James Crombie and Amy Gladys Kirk Flower. On 1940? He entered military service as a Member A.I.F. Second World War. Andrew Charles Crombie died on 7 August 1954 in Brisbane at the age of 31 died unmarried.1


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

Archibald Crombie1

M, #20775, b. 29 December 1817, d. 23 November 1882
     Archibald Crombie was born on 29 December 1817 in Fife.1 He was the son of John Crombie and Euphemia Wallace.1 Archibald Crombie was christened on 14 January 1818 at Kilconquhar, Fife.1 He married Catherine McLachlan on 9 September 1852 in Govan, Lanarkshire.2,3 Archibald Crombie died on 23 November 1882 in Glasgow at the age of 642,4 and is buried in Glasgow Necropolis, Glasgow.2 On 7 March 1883

7 March. — Confirmation of Archibald Crombie, Merchant, Glasgow, who died 23 November 1882, at Glasgow, testate, granted at Glasgow, to Archibald Robertson, Cashier, Royal Bank, Glasgow, Thomas Keay, Agent, Moore Place Branch, Clydesdale Bank (Limited), and Ebenezer Simpson Macharg, Accountant, Glasgow, Executors nominated in Will or Deed, dated 15 August 1877, and Codicil, dated 5 August 1879, and recorded in Court Books of Commissariot of Lanark, 1 March 1883. ( Additional Inventory given up 14 October 1884). Value of Estate, £74,914, 6s. 2d.4


  1. [S89] Family Search, Old parochial registers for Kilconquhar, 1637-1855.
  2. [S607] Website billiongraves.com (http://www.billiongraves.com/) "Glasgow Necropolis, 91 Wishart St., Glasgow, Scotland."
  3. [S89] Family Search, Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, Scotland, National Probate Index (Calendar of Confirmations and Inventories), 1876-1936.

Archibald Reid Crombie1

M, #25280, b. 1871, d. 6 August 1885
     Archibald Reid Crombie was born in 1871 in Melbourne, Victoria.2 He was the son of Edward Ellice Crombie and Jessie Watson.1 Archibald Reid Crombie died on 6 August 1885 in London3 and is buried in Hampstead Cemetery, Hampstead, London.4


  1. [S460] MI, "unknown cd."
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922.
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#176630814."
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 176630844, Edward Ellice Crombie, showing gravestone photograph."

Beatrice Mary Crombie1

F, #26942, b. 29 October 1915
     Beatrice Mary Crombie was born on 12 July 1915 in Bengal, India.2 She was christened on 29 October 1915 at Bannu, Bengal, India.2 She was the daughter of Colonel David Campbell Crombie CBE and Thérèse Henrietta Pankhurst.1


  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, UK and Ireland, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960.
  2. [S89] Family Search, India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947.

Squadron Leader Charles Arbuthnot Crombie D.S.O., D.F.C.

M, #4284, b. 16 April 1914, d. 26 August 1945
     Squadron Leader Charles Arbuthnot Crombie D.S.O., D.F.C. was born on 16 April 1914 in Brisbane, Queensland.1 He was the son of David William Alexander Crombie and Phoebe Janet Arbuthnot. Squadron Leader Charles Arbuthnot Crombie D.S.O., D.F.C. married Elizabeth "Betty" Deane Butcher on 20 September 1940 in Sydney, New South Wales.2 On 17 February 1943 as a Pilot Officer he was awarded the DSO for attacking a superior force of four Japanese aircraft and with his RAF observer destroying two of them before they were compelled to abandon their burning machine. This took place in India. Later in the same year he was given an immediate award of the DFC.3 Squadron Leader Charles Arbuthnot Crombie D.S.O., D.F.C. died on 26 August 1945 in Williamtown, Newcastle, Australia, at the age of 31 whilst on a routine test flight, ten days after the war was over4 and is buried in Plot K. Row C. Grave 3. Newcastle (Sandgate) War Cemetery.5

Sq-Ldr. Charles Arbuthnot Crombie, DSO, DFC, of Warwick, Queensland, a famous RAAF ace, died of injuries on Sunday, two hours after his Beaufighter crashed at Williamstown, N.S.W. Sq-Ldr. Crombie had a brilliant reputation as an RAAF pilot in the United Kingdom, India, and Malta, with a score of 12 enemy aircraft shot down. Near Calcutta, Sq-Ldr. Crombie attacked four Japanese aircraft, destroying two before he and his observer were compelled to abandon their own machine, which was set on fire. He was awarded the DSO. As a Beaufighter pilot, he subsequently won the DFC in Malta for outstanding service in air operations.6


  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Sydney Morning Herald, 20 September 1940.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) 18 February 1943.
  4. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 66.
  5. [S49] CWGC.
  6. [S205] Newspaper, The Advertiser (Adelaide), 29 August 1945.

Claudia Crombie1

F, #589, b. 10 November 1916, d. 12 November 1990
     Claudia Crombie was born on 10 November 1916 in Swift Current, Swift Current Census Division, Saskatchewan.2 She was the daughter of William Claude David Crombie and Edith Mary Lawrence.1 Claudia Crombie died on 12 November 1990 in Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, at the age of 74.2


  1. [S12] Christopher John Rees, CJR family tree.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 183031517."

Constance Christian "Gipsy" Crombie1

F, #4235, b. 11 December 1882 or 14 December 1882, d. 28 January 1915
     Constance Christian "Gipsy" Crombie was born on 11 December 1882 or 14 December 1882 in Madras, India, "Dec 11th at Madras the wife of DAJ Crombie of a daughter."2,3 She was the daughter of David Alexander John Crombie and Mary Forrester Fortune. Constance Christian "Gipsy" Crombie was baptised on 14 February 1883 at Madras.3 She appeared in the 1891 census at 23 Stafford Street, Edinburgh.1 She died on 28 January 1915 in Boscombe, Hampshire, her address then being Corolanty, Spa Road, Boscombe.4


  1. [S94] 1891 British Census, Edinburgh St Cuthberts.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Times of India, 18 December 1882.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, India, Select Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995.

David Crombie

M, #4223, 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 in Crail, Fife, at the age of 101,3 and was buried on 3 March 1841.4


  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#/."
  4. [S606] Findmypast.com, Scotland, Fife Death Index, 1549-1877. Sexton Book, Crail Museum.

David Crombie1

M, #4266, 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


  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.