Attention Internet Explorer User

Your web browser has been identified as Internet Explorer .

In the coming months this site is going to be updated to improve security, accessibility and mobile experience. Older versions of Internet Explorer do not provide the functionality required for these changes and as such your browser will no longer be supported as of September 2020. If you require continued access to this site then you will need to install a different browser such as Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.

Obituaries Australia

  • Tip: searches only the name field
  • Tip: use double quotes to search for a phrase
  • Tip: lists of awards, schools, organisations etc

Browse Lists:

Cross, Edward (1789–1860)

A farmer, residing at Caddie Creek, named Edward Cross, having been missed for several days from his home, enquiries were set afoot, when the following circumstances were elicited. It appears he came to Windsor on Friday last, to register his last born child. On his return home he called at Mawson's public-house in Pitt Town. Mr. Mawson states that he left his house about eleven o'clock on Friday night, somewhat inebriated. He endeavoured to persuade him to stay all night, but he would not. Nothing more was heard of him until Sunday morning, when his horse was found about two and a-half miles from Pitt Town, at a place called Long Neck, adjoining a chain of ponds. A considerable number of the settlers joined the Pitt Town constable in his search on Monday, which proved unsuccessful. On Tuesday morning constables Walsh and Wilkinson were dispatched from Windsor to renew the search, in company with a large number of the neighbours. After a tiresome prosecution of their object, they so far succeeded as to find Mr. Cross's hat floating in a large pond; on Wednesday morning following his body was discovered, having been drowned in the lagoon. An inquest was held the same day, when the following facts were deposed to, and a verdict returned accordingly.

Original publication

Citation details

'Cross, Edward (1789–1860)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/cross-edward-17308/text32921, accessed 29 October 2020.

© Copyright Obituaries Australia, 2010-2020