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Catherine Critchley

Catherine Critchley

Female 1817 - 1872  (54 years)

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  • Name Catherine Critchley 
    Nickname Cath, Cathy 
    Born 23 Nov 1817  Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • NSW BDM V18552625 72/1855
    • Erskine Street, Sydney, NSW
    Gender Female 
    Emigrated 1832  Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Moved to NSW from Hobart 
    Died 12 May 1872  Tambaroora, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • NSW BDM 6684/1872
    • Cause: Typhoid fever
    Buried 14 May 1872  Tambaroora, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • Hi
      My great-great grandmother Catherine Hurley (nee Critchley) married for the 3rd time a John Palmer (stated as being a bachelor from Glen Innes) at the Presbyterian Church Maitland, NSW on the 21st Jan 1852. They later owned a hotel at Tambaroora, near the Hill End goldfields near Mudgee NSW.
      They had 5 children
      Sarah Anne b 20 Jan 1853
      Eliza b 5 Feb 1855
      Archer Money b 1856 ?d 1856
      Frederick Moneyb 1859 ?d 1859
      Frederick John Money b. 20 March 1862 and later to be postmaster at Bondi & Grafton

      I would love to know if there's a chance this John Palmer is the same one outlined as coming to Australia, in the forum above....as there is a John D M Palmer in the BDM Index dying at Hill End in 1886 (Father John M & Mother Sarah - I haven't acquired a death certificate to establish family is the same...has anyone else? It would be great to re-establish the Hurley Palmer connection!

      Regards, in anticipation
      Kathy
    • From Anne Wilson:

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "David & Anne Wilson"
      To:
      Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2005 6:14 PM
      Subject: [PJ] Thomas Thompson


      Good morning everyone and happy new year to all,

      I've been a bit quite lately tracing a line of my husband's family who were free settlers and have come to a halt at a gentleman called Thomas Thompson. I would like to find out if Thomas was a convict but as there is little to be read about him I am wondering if anyone may know anything about the Thomas Thompsons who came to the colony in the early 1800's. There were a few of them.

      My Thomas married a Catherine Critchley in 1831 Newcastle area. Catherine was the daughter of a marine of the 48th Regiment and was born in Tasmania. Thomas died in 1842 in Sydney and a transcript of his death says he was a coloured man. I am assuming this meant he was from the West Indies or Africa and not an Aborigine as from what I have read so far most Aboriginal deaths are recorded that way. I have emailed the person who has claimed a Thomas Thompson on the Claim a Convict site but had no response and am wondering if anyone may be related to the Critchley family who settled in the Maitland area or the Hurley or Palmer families of the same area as poor Catherine Thompson nee Critchley married Farrell Hurley in 1843 after Thomas died but Farrell then died and Catherine married a Mr Palmer and they lived "happily together until Catherine's death.

      I hope everyone has a successful year of searching and maybe I will get to see some of you at various places that I will be visiting when I come to Sydney in early February.

      Regards Anne in Townsville
    Person ID I168  Kelly / Grayer
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2015 

    Father William C Critchley,   b. 1 Sep 1774, West Derby, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1847, West Maitland, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Catherine Murphy,   b. 1795, Wicklow, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1854, Tambaroora, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 1815 
    Notes 
    • William and Catherine lived in Maitland, NSW
    • From Barbara Wyatt

      Hi Dennis,
      Thanks for your reply. I would love to read the information you have. William and Catherine had more than 3 children. There was Catherine (your ancestor), Ann (my gggmother), Jacob (who died in infancy), Martha, William, George (died aged 16), Elizabeth (who married the founder of Ashton's Circus), Jane and Carolline (who died aged 10 weeks). W & C were married before coming to Australia and only settled in Maitland when William left his regiment. I was aware of the Kelly connection but would love to chat with you. I am in touch with a cousin (Robyn)closer biologically to you than me. Maybe you have already had contact with her.
      Cheers, Barbara
    Family ID F131  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Thomas Thompson 
    Married 9 Jul 1831  Newcastle, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jane Thompson,   b. 1837
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F180  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Farrell Fergus Hurley,   b. 1814, County Clare, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, Moreton Bay, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 15 Apr 1843  Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Hurley,   b. 22 Jun 1844, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1911, Waverley, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. George Hurley,   b. 13 Apr 1846, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1913, Hill End, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +3. William Fergus Hurley,   b. 2 Jul 1848, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1924, Burwood, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F144  Group Sheet

    Family 3 John Dennington Money Palmer,   b. 25 May 1806, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1886, Hill End, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 21 Jan 1852  Maitland, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Presbyterian Church
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Anne Palmer,   b. 21 Jan 1853, Hill End, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1936, Bathurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Eliza Jane Palmer,   b. 17 Feb 1855, Hill End, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1919, Waverly, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +3. Archer Money Palmer,   b. 19 Nov 1856, Tambaroora, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1942, Mudgee, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. Frederick Money Palmer,   b. 19 Aug 1859,   d. 19 Aug 1859  (Age 0 years)
    +5. Frederick John Money Palmer,   b. 20 Mar 1862, Tambaroora, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1945, Killara, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F46  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Nov 1817 - Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Apr 1843 - Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 May 1872 - Tambaroora, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 14 May 1872 - Tambaroora, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    The original Hargraves Hotel at Tambaroora ca 1872
    The original Hargraves Hotel at Tambaroora ca 1872
    Catherine Palmer (nee Critchley) standing at doorway. Probably some of her children standing near the sign.

    The hotel was on the eastern side of the road about 300 metres south of the the old chimney, which is the only remnant of the former mining town.
    General Store and Cath Palmer's Hargraves Hotel in Tambaroora
    General Store and Cath Palmer's Hargraves Hotel in Tambaroora
    This was the first Hargraves Hotel. Cath died of typhiod just after this photo was taken and the hotel moved north and onto the western side of Mudgee Road under the ownership of James Dagger.
    Catherine Palmer
    Catherine Palmer
    Cath Palmers Family under Hargraves Hotel sign
    Cath Palmers Family under Hargraves Hotel sign
    Hodges Store and Hargraves Hotel 1872 - 2015
    Hodges Store and Hargraves Hotel 1872 - 2015
    Cath is in the centre of the top photo

    Documents
    Catherine Palmer Death Certificate
    Catherine Palmer Death Certificate

    Histories
    Catherine letter to editor
    Catherine letter to editor
    Currency Lad licence 1854
    Currency Lad licence 1854
    Currency Lad Licence 1858
    Currency Lad Licence 1858
    John Palmer - Currency Lad hotel for sale
    John Palmer - Currency Lad hotel for sale
    The hotel was not sold.