Mary Ellen Turner MOORCROFT

Female 1882 - 1976  (94 years)


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  • Name Mary Ellen Turner MOORCROFT 
    Born 7 Jan 1882  Scropton, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • In her adult life, Mary had a moveable year for her birth date. On immigration in 1900 she says she is 20, but is really 18. Ar her death she was thought to be 101, but was actually 94.

      Birthday of 7 Jan given by grandson David Charles Rossow
    Christened 5 Feb 1882  Scropton, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Census 5 Apr 1891  Scropton, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3

    • Living at Mill Green, Scropton

      1) William H Moorcroft, head, married, 30, agricultural labourer, born Scropton, Derbyshire
      2) Ann Moorcroft, wife, married, 30, born Newton Solney, Derbyshire
      3) William H Moorcroft, son, 11, scholar, born Hatton, Derbyshire
      4) Mary E Moorcroft, dau, 9, scholar, born Scropton, Derbyshire
      5) Sarah H Moorcroft, dau, 7, scholar, born Scropton, Derbyshire
      6) Charles Moorcroft, son, 6, scholar, born Scropton, Derbyshire
      7) David Moorcroft, son, 5, scholar, born Scropton, Derbyshire
      8) George Moorcroft, son, 1, born Scropton, Derbyshire
      9) Philis Moorcroft, dau, 3 weeks, born Scropton, Derbyshire
    Immigration 13 Feb 1900  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • Polly MOORCROFT, 20, domestic servant, on "Duke of Portland" departed London 15 Dec 1899, arrived Brisbane 13 Feb 1900.
      On the findmypast.com record, she is listed as Irish, 20 years, domestic servant; on the microfilm from the Queensland State Archives (IMM/127, page 121), she is listed as English and from Derbyshire, 20 years, domestic servant, religion Church of England, can read and write.
    Died 30 Sep 1976  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Cremated Oct 1976  Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery And Crematorium, Graham Road, Bridgeman Downs, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4

    • Albany Creek Crematorium
      Mary Eileen Rossow
      Single Niche 98 - Section 12 - Wall 3
      Died 30 September 1976 aged 101 years

      [Note - her age was actually 94 years]
    AKA Mary Eileen 
    AKA Polly O'BRIEN 
    FamilySearch ID LVDF-Q6P 
    FamilySearch link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=LVDF-Q6P 
    Person ID I273  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2017 

    Father William Henry MOORCROFT,   b. Sep Q 1860, Scropton, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1929, Caboolture, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Mother Ann MOOORHOUSE,   b. Mar Q 1861, Newton Solney, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1928, Caboolture, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1878  Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5677  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Samuel BROWN,   b. Abt 1863, South Leverton, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1926, Nanango, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1900  Nanango, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Children 
     1. Mary Elizabeth BROWN,   b. 2 Jun 1901, Nanango, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1926, Nanango, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     2. Lucy Anne BROWN,   b. 29 May 1903, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Samuel Thomas BROWN,   b. 27 Oct 1905, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Frank BROWN,   b. 18 Mar 1908, Nanango, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1973, Nanango, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2013 
    Family ID F115  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Charles William ROSSOW,   b. 14 Oct 1885, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1962, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married
    • There seems to be no record of a marriage to Charles Rossow. Mary Ellen's first husband Sam Brown was still alive when the children of Charles and Mary were born.
    This couple did not marry: N means not married
    Children 
    +1. Arnold Keith ROSSOW,   b. 5 Nov 1914, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1979, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +2. Cynthia ROSSOW,   b. 4 Nov 1918, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1994, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +3. Lionel Charles "Cobber" ROSSOW,   b. 18 Nov 1920, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1989, Mossman, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2013 
    Family ID F100  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jan 1882 - Scropton, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 5 Feb 1882 - Scropton, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 5 Apr 1891 - Scropton, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 13 Feb 1900 - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Nov 1900 - Nanango, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Sep 1976 - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - Oct 1976 - Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery and Crematorium, Graham Road, Bridgeman Downs, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S28] England, Civil Registration, Birth, Mary Ellen Moorcroft, 7 Jan 1882, Scropton, Burton Upon Trent.

    2. [S659] England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, (FamilySearch), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KBFK-QV3 : Mary Ellen Moorcroft, 1882.

    3. [S220] Ancestry.com. 1891 England Census [database on-line], (Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005.), Derby, Scropton. RD12/2196.

    4. [S267] Albany Creek Crematorium records_staff advice, Phone conversation with Jennifer Crockett 10 Jan 2004.

    5. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, 1976/B72826.

    6. [S16] Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2004), 1900/ 000275.

    7. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Marriage certificate, Samuel Brown and Mary Ellen Moorcroft.