John Cridge

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John Cridge was born in 1833 at West Hatch, Taunton, Somerset, England. [1]

on 23 November 1863 John Cridge married Mary Higgs at St Gregory's Catholic Church, Queanbeyan, New South Wales.[2]

John Cridge died at Numerella aged 84 years on 26 February 1917.[3]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

John Cridge was a private with the 12th Regiment. He was stationed at Eureka in 1854, and deserted from the Military in August 1855.[4]

Post 1854 Experiences

Cridge moved to the Cooma/Monaro district of New South Wales where he became a well-known grazier. [5]

In the News

Public Schools.-The undermentioned gentlemen have been appointed to form the Public School Boards of the Public schools established at the places specified in connection with their names respectively:- Killawarra - Messrs. Archibald Moore, Benjamin Thurling, Richard James Ferrett, and James Moora; Kelvin Grove - Messrs. William Chapman, Edward Carey, William Walter Bird, Benjamin Joyce. John Burgess Smith ; Deep Creek-Messrs. James Maher, Denis Martin, and John Edgeton; Tollbar Creek - Messrs. William Goodwin, Edward Agnew, George Goodwin, William George Lloyd, and John Cridge; Moonan Brook Messrs. William Williams jun., John Simson, John Londrigan, John Ewbank Simpson, and Walter Samuel Baker; Welshman's Creek - Messrs. Justin Hamburger, William Henry Holmes, J.P., John Getts, John Gehrig, Anthony Kellner, and Jacob Smith; Windowie - Messrs. Thomas Quilty, Henry Walker, Thomas Boyd, and John Richards. ... [6]

COOMA.-At the Cooma Police Court on Monday, before Mr. F. H. Galbraith, P.M., John William Koppman summoned John Cridge, of Numeralla, for removing stock from certain lands in complainant's possession without having given notice of the same. Mr. Rose appeared for plaintiff, and Mr. Mitchell for defendant. The case was dismissed and plaintiff was ordered to pay costs, amounting to £2 4s, in default one week's imprisonment.[7]

Louisa Worland - The subject of this sketch was born in Cooma, N.S.W., 58 years ago, her father being the well-known grazier, Mr. John Cridge; Most of her early life was spent in the Southern State. About two years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Worland came north and settled in the Millaa Millaa district, taking up dairying on the Innisfail road. Mrs. Worland immediately identified herself with the C.W.A. and by her genial disposition endeared herself to all who came into contact with her. She was to be found at every local function doing her best to assist. Recently, Mrs. Worland's health gave her husband and family considerable anxiety, and she received medical attention. On Saturday a few friends called to take her to the show, and apparently the excitement was too much for her and she became seriously ill. The patient was removed to the Eacham hospital, Malanda, where she passed away on Tuesday at midday, the cause of death being hemorrhage of the brain. The funeral took place in the Church of England portion of the Millaa Millaa Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. J. H. Smith, Methodist, officiated at the graveside in the presence of a large number of sympathisers. Mrs. Worland leaves six children. Mesdames D. P. Gray and R. G. Wilkes (Millaa Millaa), A. Afflick Mooball (Tweed River), H. Grice (Bundo wan, N.S.W.), and R. M. Bark (Tyalgum, N.S.W.), and Patrick William Worland; son, Burringbar and 17 grandchildren.[8]

See also


Further Reading

Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.


  1., viewed 29 March 2013.
  2., viewed 29 March 2013.
  3., viewed 29 March 2013.
  4., viewed 29 March 2013.
  5. Cairns Post, 24 November 1932.
  6. Sydney Morning Herald, 17 January 1880.
  7. Sydney Morning Herald, 17 August 1905.
  8. Cairns Post, 24 November 1932.

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