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John Crocker

Birthdate: (91)
Birthplace: Revelstoke, Devonshire, England
Death: Died in New Plymouth, New Plymouth District, Taranaki, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of Sampson Crocker and Thomasine Crocker
Husband of Jane Crocker
Father of Charles Crocker; Jane Kingcombe Crocker; Mary Perring Kingcombe Crocker; Emily Eliza Crocker; Sarah Jane Kingcome Crocker and 1 other
Brother of Elizabeth Ann Revell

Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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About John Crocker

Taranaki Herald, Volume XLI, Issue 9408, 4 June 1892:


One of the earliest of the Taranaki settlers passed away to his rest on Friday morning (June 3rd), at the very ripe age of 90 years. When a youth he served his apprenticeship to shipbuilding in Her Majesty's Dockyard at Plymouth, and after the completion of his indentures spent some years at sea. On the formation of the Plymouth Company he came to New Zealand in the ship William Bryant, and landed at Moturoa before any provision had been made to receive the new arrivals, the only structure at that time being that brought out and erected by the Survey staff. After remaining in New Plymouth for a number of years, he, in company with the late Mr Mr J. T. Shaw, went to Kaipara to engage in their calling of shipbuilders, and at the conclusion of their labours returned again to their homes. He lost his wife in 1865, and has remained a widower, spending the whole of his declining years with his unmarried daughters, richly enjoying the rest his long life of industry had fully earned. Of a family of four daughters there are two survivors, Mrs Reid, widow of tho late Rev. A. Reid, Auckland, and Miss Crocker, whose home has always been in New Plymouth. Mr Crocker was always of a retiring disposition, and though he took great interest in passing events, never engaged actively in public matters, but preferred to live his own life in his own quiet way, esteemed and loved by everyone.

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John Crocker's Timeline

November 26, 1800
Revelstoke, Devonshire, England
Age 33
Age 36
Devon, England, United Kingdom
Age 37
Devon, England, United Kingdom
Age 38
Devon, England, United Kingdom
Age 46
Age 52
Devon, England, United Kingdom
June 3, 1892
Age 91
New Plymouth, New Plymouth District, Taranaki, New Zealand