John Allen Cross [Convict "Alexander" 1788]

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John Allen Cross

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Wiltshire England
Death: December 24, 1824 (67)
Hawkesbury River
Place of Burial: Windsor, Hawkesbury City Council, New South Wales, Australia
Immediate Family:

Son of James Cross and Elizabeth Cross
Husband of Keren Happuch Cross and Mary Ann (Davison) Cross [Convict "Lady Juliana" 1790]
Father of Mary Burden Cross, infant; William Idgliah Cross; Mary Burden Cross, infant; Elizabeth Cross, infant; James Thomas Cross and 7 others
Brother of James Cross and Anne Cross

Managed by: Kathleen Margaret Cobcroft
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About John Allen Cross [Convict "Alexander" 1788]

John CROSS was born c1757 and was baptised 23/3/1757 at East Knoyle, Wiltshire, UK (son of James CROSS and Elizabeth THOMAS)

John married Keren Happuch BURDEN 11/1/1781 in Semley, UK and they had the following children

  • Mary Burden 1783 died 1786
  • William Idgliah 1784
  • Mary Burden 1786

John was convicted of stealing sheep and sentenced to transportation for 7 years. He arrived in Sydney Cove on 26/1/1788 on "Alexander"

John married Mary DAVIDSON in 1793 and they had the following children

  • Elizabeth 1794
  • James Thomas 1796
  • William 1797
  • David 1799
  • John 1801
  • Alexander 1803
  • Mary Ann 1806
  • Ann 1808
  • Sarah 1812

John died 24/12/1824 at Wisemans Ferry, NSW and was buried 27/12/1824 at Windsor


First fleet convict (Alexander). Convicted at 'New Sarum' of stealing 1 wether sheep - death commuted to 7 years.

Birth: Mar 23 1757 - East Knoyle, Wiltshire England

Death: Dec 24 1824 - Sussex Reach, Hawkesbury River, NSW

Parents: James Cross, Elizabeth Cross (born King)

Wife: Mary Ann Cross (born Davidson (Aka Davison))

Children:Elizabeth Cross, James Thomas Cross, William (Will) Cross, David George Charles Cross, John Cross, Alexander (Alick) Cross, Mary-ann (Sis) Cobctoft (born Cross), Ann Ester Cavanough (born Cross), Sarah Herps (born Cross)

John Cross received sentence of death at New Sarum ‎[Salisbury, Wilts}‎ on 5 Mar 1785 for theft of a wether sheep. He was reprieved to transportation for seven years on 5 April and sent to the Ceres hulk age given as 29, delivered thence to the ship 'Alexander' on 6 January 1787. He was almost certainly the son of James Cross, baptised John at East Knoyle, Wilts on 23 Mar 1757.

Source: Gillen, Mollie. The Founders of Australia: a biographical dictionary of the First Fleet. North Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1989

By 1793 Mary Davidson and John Cross were living together. Their daughter Elizabeth was baptised in Sydney in Jun 1794 followed by James Thomas ‎(1796)‎, William ‎(1797)‎, David ‎(1799)‎, John ‎(1801)‎, Alexander ‎(1803)‎, Mary Ann ‎(1806)‎, Ann ‎(1808)‎ and Sarah ‎(1812)‎.

Source: Flynn, Michael. The Second Fleet: Britain's grim convict armada of 1790. Sydney : Library of Australian History, 1993

Came to Australia on the 'Alexander' in 1788.

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John Allen Cross [Convict "Alexander" 1788]'s Timeline

March 23, 1757
Wiltshire England
March 23, 1757
East Knoyle, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 25
East Knoyle, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
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East Knoyle, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 28
East Knoyle, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
April 1, 1794
Age 37