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Jane Alice Norcross

Birthplace: Preston, UK
Death: Died in New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Norcross and Alice Elizabeth Norcross
Wife of Mr. Watts and Moana Hill
Ex-wife of Harry John Dunn
Mother of Tom Dunn and Hilda Allena Dunn
Sister of David Norcross; Margaret Hartley; Elizabeth Gardner; John Norcross; Richard Norcross and 7 others

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About Jane Alice Norcross



Date: Tue, 21 Sep 99 16:41:44 -0000

I am looking for ancestors/descendants

of Jane Alice NORCROSS, born in Longwich,

Lancashire, England about 1883. There

is possibly a relationship to the

surname BARRICOT.

She emigrated from England to New Zealand.

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Jane Alice Norcross's Timeline

Preston, UK

record title: England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
name: Jane Alice Norcross
gender: Female
baptism/christening date: 02 Jul 1882
baptism/christening place: Longridge, Lancashire, England
father's name: Thomas Norcross
mother's name: Alice Elizabeth
indexing project (batch) number: I04109-8
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1657578

1901 Census

Name: Jane A Norcross
Event: Census
Event Date: 31 Mar 1901
Age: 18
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Birthplace: Longridge, Lancashire
Record Type: Household
Registration District: Preston
Sub-district: Trinity
Ecclesiastical Parish: St Matthews
Civil Parish: Preston
County: Lancashire

October 11, 1902
Age 20
Preston, Lancashire, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Per UK FreeBMD Index
Records are kept quarterly, so while marriage seems to have occurred when Lydia already pregnant, it may have been as early as October 1st, 1902.

DETAILS OF Marriage Certificate Preston:234/2/21
Preston, St Mathew
Learned from Certificate:
Groom's Age 25 - New Hall Lane - woodworker
Bride's Age 20
Date Oct. 11, 1902
Parish Church of St. Mathew

Grooms father - (late) Thomas Norcross - Manager
Bride's father - Robert Hesketh - Ginger Beer maker

Witnesses: Jane Alice Norcross & Fred W. (no last name)

1915 RI Census:

Name: John Norcross
Residence: Pawtucket Ward 03, E.D. 184, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 35
Estimated Birth Date: 1880
Place of Birth: England
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Gender: Male
Race: White
Place of Birth: Father: England
Place of Birth: Mother: England
Page Number: J
Line Number: 6
GSU Film Number: 1765136

Name: Lydia Norcross
Residence: Pawtucket Ward 03, E.D. 184, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 32
Estimated Birth Date: 1883
Place of Birth: England
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Gender: Female

Name: Ada Norcross
Residence: Pawtucket Ward 03, E.D. 184, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 12
Estimated Birth Date: 1903
Place of Birth: England
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Gender: Female

Name: Harold Norcross
Residence: Pawtucket Ward 03, E.D. 184, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 10
Estimated Birth Date: 1905
Place of Birth: England
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Gender: Male

Name: Nellie Norcross
Residence: Pawtucket Ward 03, E.D. 184, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 6
Estimated Birth Date: 1909
Place of Birth: England
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Gender: Female

Very poor quality transcription of 1920 Census:

Name Ethel Norcros
Residence , Providence, Rhode Island
Estimated Birth Year 1918
Age 2
Birthplace Rhode Island
Relationship to Head of Household Daughter
Gender Female
Race White
Marital Status Single
Father's Birthplace
Mother's Birthplace
Film Number 1821674
Digital Folder Number 4383806
Image Number 00799
Sheet Number 16
Household Gender Age
Parent Jhon Norcros M 38y
Parent Lilia Norcros F 37y
Adda Norcros F 16y
Harel Norcros M 15y
Nally Norcros F 11y
Ethel Norcros F 2y
Albert Hasketh M 25y


1925 RI Census

Name: Harold Norcross
Residence: Pawtucket Ward 02, E.D. 147, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 20
Estimated Birth Date: 1905
Place of Birth: England
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Gender: Male
Race: White
Page Number: 7
Line Number: 13
Film Number: 1769845
Family Number: 53
Household Gender Age
Lydia Norcross F 43y
Ada Norcross F 22y
Harold Norcross M 20y
Nellie Norcross F 16y

1930 Census:

Name: Lydia Norcross
Event: Census
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan
Gender: Female
Age: 48
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Birthplace: England
Estimated Birth Year: 1882
Immigration Year: 1910
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Enumeration District Number: 0889
Family Number: 60
Sheet Number and Letter: 19B
Line Number: 57
NARA Publication: T626, roll 1030
Film Number: 2340765
Digital Folder Number: 4609270
Image Number: 00868
Household Gender Age
Spouse John Norcross M 53
Lydia Norcross F 48
James Miller M 27
Child Ethel Norcross F 12


1940 Census: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHM9-4BC

name: Lydia Nocross
titles & terms:
event: Census
event year: 1940
event place: Tract 834, Dearborn, Dearborn City, Wayne, Michigan, United States
gender: Female
age: 59
marital status: Married
race (original):
race (standardized): White
relationship to head of household (original):
relationship to head of household (standardized): Wife
birthplace: England
estimated birth year: 1881
residence in 1935: Same Place
enumeration district number: 82-28A
family number: 349
sheet number and letter: 15B
line number: 44
nara publication number: T627
nara roll number: 1826
digital folder number: 005461711
image number: 00318
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head John Nocross M 62 England
wife Lydia Nocross F 59 England

- 1911
Age 26
Nelson, New Zealand

Elizabeth (mother), David, James (known as Thomas), Jane, Mary Anne and Frederick - (Thomas the father had died by the time they emigrated in several stages).
(excerpt of RootsChat message)


There is at least one record of a KENYON family living near Nelson in the 1860s:

Nelson Evening Mail
August --- 1868
KENYON, 25 Aug, at Dovedale, Mrs H Kenyon, a daughter

Emigration date included in J T Norcross military record.


From a granddaughter of Frederick:

The family in Preston, Lancashire were,
Thomas Norcross, wood merchant
his wife Alice Elizabeth (nee Kenyon)
Their children at the time they left:

John, who went to America and was your ancestor.

Those who came to New Zealand in stages:

David, with his wife Sarah and three daughters
Elizabeth, with her husband Tom Gardner and at least two of their children
Margaret, with her husband Jack Hartley, no children
Tom, single, wood merchant/music teacher. Killed in World War 1
Mary, who died at about 21
Alice, who was the mother of Tommy Dunn, Linda Schrom"s father-in-law
Frederick, who was my grandfather.

I believe the three youngest came out with their widowed mother after the others were established here.

June 29, 1913
Age 31
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand

"Jane Alice Norcross gave birth to a boy in
New Plymouth on 29 June 1913. The question
is: what was the name of the boy?

Later in life he took the name Tom Dunn, and
we have a copy of his NZ birth certificate that
was revised to reflect this name change. But
we are wondering what the original name was
on the birth certificate."
Linda - Daughter in law of Tom Dunn

Age 34


Registration Number: 1916/8197

Bride's Given Name(s): Jane Alice

Bride's Family Name: Norcross

Groom's Given Name(s): Moana

Groom's Family Name: Hill

Age 36
New Zealand


Registration Number: 1918/6296

Bride's Given Name(s): Alice Jane Bebby

Bride's Family Name: Norcross

Groom's Given Name(s): Harry John

Groom's Family Name: Dunn


Children taken away (at least from Harry) circa 1930: http://is.gd/EgBpRp



Presented to the House of Representatives, and ordered to be printed.

ORDERS OF REFERENCE. Extracts from the Journals of the House of Representatives. Wednesday, the 23rd Day of July, 1930.

REPORTS. No. 93.—Petition of Harry John Dunn, of Hokitika. Praying for inquiry into committal of his children to the care of the Child Welfare Department, and for the restoration of his children to him. I am directed to report that, in view of the changed conditions which have arisen since the petition was presented, and after full inquiry into all the circumstances, the Committee has no recommendation to make. 27th August, 1930.

December 1920
Age 38
Age 59
Hokitika, West Coast, New Zealand

Have not found record on NZ BDM, but Alice Jane Bibby is buried as "Alice Jane B Watts - died June 1966" in Norcross family plot.

New Zealand

Probate Record:

NORCROSS Jane Alice - Henderson - Married Woman 1937

(Henderson is a suburb of Aukland)


Verna Kenyon Norcross (died @ 3 months in 1913) and Mary Ann Norcross (died @23 years in 1911) buried in same grave in Wakapuaka cemetery in Nelson, along with Hilda Allena Dunn (died at 6 months June 1921), Alice Jane B Watts (no age given) in June 1966 and the ashes of Clarissa Ellen Lewis (died @79 june 2002)