The Cruchley Page

Alice Ann Cruchley, who married George Jones in 1846, was born in the City of London on 12 November 1815. Her father, William John Cruchley was born in London on 3 June 1793. He married Alice Anne's mother, Margaret Elizabeth Saul Else, in St Lawrence in Thanet church, Ramsgate in 1814.

William John was the elder brother of George Frederick Cruchley a well known map publisher throughout the era of growing towns and cities and rapidly spreading ralways.

Father of these Cruchleys and their sister Catharine was John Cruchley who in 1801 was appointed a Deputy Marshal of "His Majesty's Most Honorable Household". Born about 1763, He married Ann Tibbott from Connington in Cambridgeshire at St Martin in the Fields, London, in 1792.

As a Deputy Marshall he was Master of the Marshalsea Prison and Prothonotary of the Marshalsea Court. The prison was principally for debtors and in 1824 the father of Charles Dickens was imprisoned there. This made a profound impression on Charles and references can be found in several of his works, especially Little Dorritt.

William John Cruchley

William and Margaret's first child was Alice Ann Cruchley, born in London in 1815. Shortly thereafter they moved to Dudley in Worcestershire, where William taught at Dudley Boys' Grammar School.

Cover of a
			Cruchley map
Cover of a one of the many maps published
by George Frederick Cruchley

Seven of Alice Ann's eight siblings were born in Dudley. Alice Ann was baptised there in 1819, with her sister Margaret and brother John William. They returned to London by 1834, when the last child, Matilda, was born. They lived in Hatton Wall and this is where Margaret died, in 1841.
In 1842, William John married Adelia Jones. According to the Marriage record, she was a spinster and her father's name was William Windsor. This seems rather odd; the only William Windsor we have found at the time was clerk to the parliamentary Solicitor.

cruchley tree diagram


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