Joseph Crediford1

M
     Joseph Crediford married Esther (Unknown).

Child of Joseph Crediford and Esther (Unknown)

Citations

  1. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 1 p. 206.

Lydia Crediford1

F
     Lydia Crediford was the daughter of Joseph Crediford and Esther (Unknown).1 The marriage intention of Lydia Crediford and Dummer Mitchell, son of John Mitchell and Lydia Sewall, was published on 6 January 1759.1

Citations

  1. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 1 p. 206.

Elizabeth Creighton

F, d. 4 January 1872
     Elizabeth Creighton married Samuel Bradstreet Robie, son of Thomas Robie and Mary Bradstreet, on 6 October 1806 in Halifax County, Nova Scotia. She was probably the Elizabeth Creighton whose death was recorded on the 4 January 1872 in Halifax, Nova Scotia aged 86.

Richard Crisp1

M

Child of Richard Crisp

Citations

  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 6 p. 409.

Sarah Crisp1

F
     Sarah Crisp was the daughter of Richard Crisp.2 Sarah Crisp married secondly Hon. John Leverett, son of Hudson Leverett and Sarah Peyton, in 1722?1

Citations

  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 6. p. 409.
  2. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 6 p. 409.

John Crispe1

M
     John Crispe was the son of Avis Denne.1 Of Cliuecourt in the Isle of Thanet.1

Citations

  1. [S227] John Philipot, The Visitation of Kent, 1619, p. 99.

T.A.F. Critchley

M

Lt. Colonel Bertram Edward Crocker DSO1

M, b. circa 1866, d. 28 February 1950
     Lt. Colonel Bertram Edward Crocker DSO was born circa 1866 in West Indies. The marriage of Lt. Colonel Bertram Edward Crocker DSO and Mary "Mollie" Troughton was registered in the quarter ending December 1898 in the Maidenhead registration district.2 Lt. Colonel Bertram Edward Crocker DSO died on 28 February 1950 in White Oast, Wingham, Kent, the home of his daughter, Joyce Knocker.3

Child of Lt. Colonel Bertram Edward Crocker DSO and Mary "Mollie" Troughton

Citations

  1. [S117] The Times Newspaper, 26 Sep, 1961.
  2. [S120] Free BMD.
  3. [S117] The Times Newspaper, 2 Mar 1950.

Joyce Irene Delamain Crocker1

F, b. June 1900, d. March 1968
     Joyce Irene Delamain Crocker's birth was registered in the quarter ending June 1900 in the Maidenhead registration district.2 She was the daughter of Lt. Colonel Bertram Edward Crocker DSO and Mary "Mollie" Troughton.1,3 Joyce Irene Delamain Crocker married Lt. Colonel Harold Sewell Knocker, son of John Cowper Knocker and May Livingstone Sewell, on 26 September 1936 in The Garrison Church, Portsmouth.1 Joyce's death was registered in the quarter ending March 1968 in the Thanet, Kent registration district.4

Citations

  1. [S117] The Times Newspaper, 26 Sep, 1961.
  2. [S120] Free BMD.
  3. [S117] The Times Newspaper, 27 Nov1950.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007.

Mary Crockett1

F
     Mary Crockett married William Henry Titcomb, son of William Titcomb and Salome Delano, on 18 December 1843 in Boston, Massachusetts.1,2

Citations

  1. [S24] Sarah Elizabeth Titcomb, Early New England People, p. 178.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

Maria Florence Eileen Croker-Walsh1

F, b. 1894
     Maria Florence Eileen Croker-Walsh was born in 1894 in East Molesey, Surrey.2 She married Reginald Seymour Allen, son of Col. Francis Seymour Allen and Florence Emma Mary Symonds, on 26 September 1917 in Kensington, London.1

Citations

  1. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017, Descendants of Francis Seymour Allen.
  2. [S569] 1911 British Census.

Ada Alexandra Crombie

F, b. 16 November 1878, d. 29 September 1956
     Ada Alexandra Crombie was born on 16 November 1878 in Dacca, West Bengal, India.1 She was the daughter of Lt. Colonel Alexander Crombie CB, MD and Zébée Minto Bell. Ada Alexandra Crombie was christened on 6 January 1879 at St. John's Church, Dacca, West Bengal, India.2 She married Professor George Ernest Gask M.D., CMG, DSO, M.A., FRCS, son of Henry Gask and Elizabeth Styles, on 18 June 1913 in Camberley.3,4 Ada Alexandra Crombie died on 29 September 1956 in 71 St. Mark's Road, Henley-on-Thames, at the age of 77. The funeral service took place at St. Mary the Virgin, Hambleden, Tuesday 2nd October, 1956.5

Child of Ada Alexandra Crombie and Professor George Ernest Gask M.D., CMG, DSO, M.A., FRCS

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, Times of India, 29 November 1878.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Parish register transcripts from the Presidency of Bengal, 1713-1948 India. Office of the Registrar General.
  3. [S21] Various editors, Dictionary of National Biography, 2648.
  4. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Jun 17, 1913.
  5. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Monday, Oct 01, 1956.

Adam Crombie1

M, b. 2 May 1872, d. 8 May 1872
     Adam Crombie was born on 2 May 1872 (if this date is correct then the child is illegitimate; 2 May 1875 would be a practical date.)1 He was the son of William Crombie and Margaret Anne Cameron.1 Adam Crombie died on 8 May 1872 (the account in The Crombies and Camerons says he died at birth and was buried in the Home Creek garden.)1,2

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 12.

Adrian Alexander Minto Crombie1

M, b. 25 July 1882, d. 1 January 1883
     Adrian Alexander Minto Crombie was born on 25 July 1882 in Darjeeling, India.1,2 He was the son of Lt. Colonel Alexander Crombie CB, MD and Zébée Minto Bell.1 Adrian Alexander Minto Crombie died on 1 January 1883 in Dacca, India.1,3 He was buried in Dacca Cemetery.
Adrian Crombie's memorial
Dacca Cemetery

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Times of India, 4 August 1882.
  3. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Bell Birthday Book.

Lt. Colonel Alexander Crombie CB, MD

M, b. 12 December 1845, d. 29 September 1906
Alexander Crombie
(1845 - 1906)
Studio portrait taken in India
Alexander Crombie
(1845 - 1906)
Crombie family group
Back row: Alexander and Zébée; Front row: Claude, Maude, Ada
     Lt. Colonel Alexander Crombie CB, MD was born on 12 December 1845 in Crail, Fife, Scotland. He was the son of David Guillan Crombie and Janet Campbell (Jessie) Webster.1 Lt. Colonel Alexander Crombie CB, MD was christened on 30 December 1845 at Crail, Fife.2 He graduated in 1867 from Edinburgh M.B; M.D. 1870, admitted to The Royal College of Surgeons. The Fife Herald dated 9 March 1871 reported that Dr. Alex. Crombie of Kilwinning [sic.], had the rare honour of attaining the highest number of marks at the recent competative examination for Her Majesty's British Medical Service, held at the London University, on the 20th ult. He entered military service as an Assistant Surgeon in the Bengal Medical Service. on 30 March 1872. He married Zébée Minto Bell, daughter of Dr. William Bell and Zébée Stewart Gordon, on 13 March 1875 in Holy Trinty Church, Rangoon, Bengal, India, the service was conducted by the Revd. Wellbore McCarthy.3,4 In 1885 he is recorded in the Army List as senior surgeon in charge of the jail, lunatic asylum, medical school and civil hospital in Dacca. Lt. Colonel Alexander Crombie CB, MD retired on 7 April 1898 as a Brigade Surgeon with the rank of Lt. Colonel.

In evidence published in the Indian Hemp Commission Report, 1894 "Surgeon-Lieutenant-Colonel Crombie (witness No. 104), of over 20 years' service, is not aware of any ill effects being produced by the moderate use of the drugs, but he added: "If any were produced; the use would no longer be moderate, but excessive." In cross-examination Dr. Crombie stated: "I have had no experience of any diseases attributable to ganja. My experience has been chiefly in Eastern Bengal, where ganja is largely consumed."

The Forbidden Game - Brian Inglis "There was no shortage of witnesses to testify to the way hemp drugs caused insanity; a few even expressed the view that to reopen this particular line of enquiry was stupid, implying 'wilful blindness to what has been abundantly proved'. And so the evidence at first suggested. Statistics sent in from mental hospitals all over India showed that for years, hemp drugs had been one of the chief causes of mental breakdown. The foremost expert on the subject, Surgeon Lt. Col. Crombie, had already shown in an article in the Indian Medical Gazette that a third of the inmates of the Dacca hospital of which he had been Superintendent had smoked ganja; and in a very large proportion of cases, he believed, it had been 'the actual and immediate cause of their insanity'. The 1871 Commission, which in other respects had tended to play down the danger of the drugs, had accepted that their habitual use did tend to produce insanity; and the Government of Burma had just put a ban on hemp drugs largely for that reason."

He and Zébée Minto Bell appear on the census of 1 March 1901 at 35 & 34 York Place, Marylebone, London.5 In a paper dated on 9 December 1901 read before the Medical Society of London, entitled The Measure of Physical Fitness for Life in the Tropics Alexander Crombie is described as Lt. Col I.M.S. (retired); Member of the Medical Board at the India Office; Lecturer on Tropical Diseases, Middlesex Hospital. London: 1902. In 1906 Crombie was living in 3A Bickenhall Mansions, Gloucester Place, London. He died on 29 September 1906 in London at the age of 60.6 His ashes are interred in niche 90 in the Columbarium in Golder's Green Crematorium, London, (by an indenture dated 30th November 1906.)
ALEXANDER CROMBIE, C.B., M.D. Edin., L.R.C.S. Edin., L.S.A.,
Brigade-Surgeon-Lieutenant-Colonel, I.M.S.

The news that Brigade-Surgeon-Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Crombie died in London on Sept. 29th will be received with deep sorrow by all who knew him, not only in this country but also in India by the many friends amongst whom he spent so many years of his life, and where the greater part of his life's work was done. Dr. Crombie was the youngest son of Mr. David G. Crombie, of Kilminning, Fifeshire, and was born in December, 1845. After completing his early education at St. Andrews he went to Edinburgh to study medicine and graduated at that university, taking his M.B. with honours in 1867 and his M.D. degree in 1870. In 1867 he also became L.R.C.S. Edin. Dr. Crombie was a Fellow of the University of Calcutta, an Associate of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, and was created a Companion of the Bath (civil division) in 1902. Dr. Crombie entered the Army Medical Service on April 1st, 1871, taking first place in the competitive examination. He, however, resigned his commission in the following December, for the purpose of entering the Indian Medical Service, which he did in the following March, again obtaining the first place in the list of successful candidates for commissions.
Arriving in India in July, 1872, after a few months' regimental service, Dr. Crombie was appointed resident surgeon at the Calcutta Medical College and in 1873 was appointed lecturer on surgery and second surgeon to the hospital. In 1874 he became professor of materia medica and second physician. From February, 1875, until April, 1877, he held the appointment of civil surgeon at Rangoon and health officer of that port. At the last-named date he was transferred to the civil surgeoncy of Dacca where he was also superintendent of the medical school, the Mitford Hospital, and the lunatic asylum. He at the same time was in medical charge of the gaol. In April, 1880, he was transferred to the civil surgeoncy of Simla, a post which he held for two years, and then returned to his former post at Dacca, where he remained until 1888 when he was transferred to Calcutta to take up the appointment of surgeon-superintendent of the Presidency General Hospital, which post he held for ten years. During this time Dr. Crombie was engaged in a large practice, chiefly consulting work, as well as his onerous official duties. He retired from the service in 1898 and on leaving Calcutta was presented by his medical confrères in that city with a testimonial expressing the high esteem and affection in which they held him. On his return to England he practiced his profession in London as a consulting physician. He was appointed a Member of the Medical Board at the India Office and filled that position for three years; he held the office of physician to King Edward VII.'s Hospital for Officers; and it was in recognition of his services to the sick and wounded officers who returned home from the Boer war that he received his C.B. Dr. Crombie lectured on the Diseases of Tropical Climates at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School and also at the London School of Tropical Medicine. He was nominated by the Secretary of State for India to attend the international medical congresses at Moscow in 1897, at Paris in 1900, and at Madrid in 1903, representing India at those meetings. Dr. Crombie was the author of many very able papers on professional subjects. Special mention maybe made of his treatises on "The Unclassified Fevers of the Tropics" and "Normal Temperature in India" ; and his articles on "Sprue," "Hill Diarrhoea," "Congestion," and "Abscess of the Liver" in Allchin's Manual of Medicine. Dr. Crombie was a most painstaking physician, earnest and conscientious in his work, an able diagnostician, and a loyal and sympathetic colleague. He was a man of great breadth of view, whose opinion on other than professional matters was often sought and always willingly given, regardless of trouble or personal inconvenience. He was a thoroughly trustworthy man, who never failed one of the many friends whom he leaves to mourn their loss, a loss in which are involved not only relatives and friends but also the great service of which be was a distinguished member. The Lancet.

Children of Lt. Colonel Alexander Crombie CB, MD and Zébée Minto Bell

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Old parochial registers, 1655-1857 Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Crail.
  3. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Bell Papers.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Medical Times and Gazette 3 April 1875, p. 380.
  5. [S121] 1901 British Census.
  6. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Bell Birthday Book.

Alexander John Crombie1

M, b. 3 April 1832, d. 7 August 1836
     Alexander John Crombie was born on 3 April 1832 in Kilminning, Fife.1 He was the son of David Guillan Crombie and Janet Campbell (Jessie) Webster. Alexander John Crombie was christened on 4 May 1832 at Crail, Fife.2 He died on 7 August 1836 at the age of 4.3

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Old parochial registers, 1655-1857 Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Crail.
  3. [S607] Website billiongraves.com (http://www.billiongraves.com/) "https://billiongraves.com/grave/person/16521839#/."

Professor Alistair Cameron Crombie PhD.

M, b. 4 November 1915, d. 9 February 1996
     Professor Alistair Cameron Crombie PhD. was born on 4 November 1915 in Brisbane, Australia. He was the son of William David Crombie and Janet Wilmina (Mina) Macdonald. After school at Geelong Grammar School, he began his university career at Trinity College, Melbourne University, as a medical student, and took his first degree there in zoology in 1938. Leaving Melbourne, he continued his studies at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he took his doctorate in 1942 with a dissertation on population dynamics. Between 1941 and 1946 Crombie occupied a temporary research position witht he Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. In 1946 he was appointed lecturer at University College London. In 1953 he was the successful applicant for the lecturship of the history of science at Oxford. In 1969 a fellow of Trinity. Professor of History of Science, Oxford University. Senior Fellow of the British Academy, 1990. President International Academy of the History of Science, 1968-1971. Fellow of Royal Historical Society, Galileo Prize, 1969. Professor Alistair Cameron Crombie PhD. married Nancy Hay in 1943 in Ramsgill, Yorkshire, (possibly called Mary.) Professor Alistair Cameron Crombie PhD. died on 9 February 1996 in Orchard Lea, Boars Hill, Oxfordshire, at the age of 80 at his home, from a brain tumour. He was buried on 19 February 1996 in Ramsgill Church, Yorkshire, in the same grave as his wife.

Child of Professor Alistair Cameron Crombie PhD. and Nancy Hay

Andrew Charles Crombie

M, b. 21 July 1923, d. 7 August 1954
     Andrew Charles Crombie was born on 21 July 1923 in Beryl, Longreach.1 He was the son of James Crombie and Amy Gladys Kirk Flower. On 1940? He entered military service as a Member A.I.F. Second World War. Andrew Charles Crombie died on 7 August 1954 in Brisbane at the age of 31 died unmarried.1

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.

Archibald Crombie1

M, b. 29 December 1817
     Archibald Crombie was born on 29 December 1817 in Fife.1 He was the son of John Crombie and Euphemia Wallace.1 Archibald Crombie was christened on 14 January 1818 at Kilconquhar, Fife.1

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Old parochial registers for Kilconquhar, 1637-1855.

Squadron Leader Charles Arbuthnot Crombie D.S.O., D.F.C.

M, b. 16 April 1914, d. 26 August 1945
     Squadron Leader Charles Arbuthnot Crombie D.S.O., D.F.C. was born on 16 April 1914.1 He was the son of David William Alexander Crombie and Phoebe Janet Arbuthnot. Squadron Leader Charles Arbuthnot Crombie D.S.O., D.F.C. married Elizabeth "Betty" Deane Butcher in 1940 in Sydney, New South Wales. On 17 February 1943 as a Pilot Officer he was awarded the DSO for attacking a superior force of four Japanese aircraft and with his RAF observer destroying two of them before they were compelled to abandon their burning machine. This took place in India. Later in the same year he was given an immediate award of the DFC.2 Squadron Leader Charles Arbuthnot Crombie D.S.O., D.F.C. died on 26 August 1945 in Williamtown, Newcastle, Australia, at the age of 31 whilst on a routine test flight, ten days after the war was over.3 He was buried in Plot K. Row C. Grave 3. Newcastle (Sandgate) War Cemetery.4

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) 18 February 1943.
  3. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 66.
  4. [S49] CWGC.

Claudia Crombie1

F, b. 30 November 1916
     Claudia Crombie was born on 30 November 1916.1,2 She was the daughter of William Claude David Crombie and Edith Mary Lawrence.1

Citations

  1. [S12] Christopher John Rees, CJR family tree.
  2. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Bell Birthday Book.

Constance C. "Gipsy" Crombie1

F, b. 11 December 1882
     Constance C. "Gipsy" Crombie was born on 11 December 1882 in Madras, India, "Dec 11th at Madras the wife of DAJ Crombie of a daughter."2 She was the daughter of David Alexander John Crombie and Mary Forrester Fortune. Constance C. "Gipsy" Crombie appeared in the 1891 census at 23 Stafford Street, Edinburgh.1

Citations

  1. [S94] 1891 British Census, Edinburgh St Cuthberts.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Times of India, 18 December 1882.

David Crombie

M, b. 15 June 1830, d. 27 February 1841
     David Crombie was born on 15 June 1830 in Kilminning, Fife.1,2 He was the son of David Guillan Crombie and Janet Campbell (Jessie) Webster. David Crombie was christened on 7 July 1830 at Crail, Fife.2 He died on 27 February 1841 at the age of 10.1,3

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Old parochial registers, 1655-1857 Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Crail.
  3. [S607] Website billiongraves.com (http://www.billiongraves.com/) "https://billiongraves.com/grave/person/16521839#/."

David Crombie1

M, b. 10 January 1871, d. 28 January 1871
     David Crombie was born on 10 January 1871.2 He was the son of James Crombie and Isabella Harriett Cameron.1 David Crombie died on 28 January 1871 living only 18 days.1

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 43.

David Crombie1

M, b. 27 August 1823
     David Crombie was born on 27 August 1823.1 He was the son of John Crombie and Euphemia Wallace.1 David Crombie was christened on 23 September 1823 at Kilconquhar, Fife.1

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Old parochial registers for Kilconquhar, 1637-1855.

David Alexander Crombie

M, b. 14 February 1841, d. 1 May 1841
     David Alexander Crombie was born on 14 February 1841 in Kilminning, Fife.1,2 He was the son of David Guillan Crombie and Janet Campbell (Jessie) Webster. David Alexander Crombie was christened on 2 April 1841 at Crail, Fife.2 He died on 1 May 1841.1

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Old parochial registers, 1655-1857 Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Crail.

David Alexander John Crombie

M, b. 11 August 1842, d. 30 March 1919
David Alexander John Crombie
(1842 - 1919)
     David Alexander John Crombie was born on 11 August 1842 in Crail, Fife.1,2 He was the son of David Guillan Crombie and Janet Campbell (Jessie) Webster. David Alexander John Crombie was christened on 25 August 1842 at Crail, Fife.2 He married Mary Forrester Fortune, daughter of George Fortune and Euphemia Forrester Brown, before 8 February 1877 in The Cathedral, Hong Kong.3 In 1881 he was appointed secretary and treasurer of the Bank of Madras.4 David Alexander John Crombie and Mary Forrester Fortune appear in the 1881 census at York, Yorkshire, where he is listed as manager of the L&G Bank.5 In 1894 It was reported in the Madras Weekly Mail that a presentation had been made upon his retirement as secretary and treasurer of the Bank of Madras.6 In December 1911 he is the informant of his sister's death and his addess is given as at Larkfield, Kent.7 David Alexander John Crombie died on 30 March 1919 at 40 Craigmillar Park, Edinburgh, at the age of 76.8

Children of David Alexander John Crombie and Mary Forrester Fortune

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Old parochial registers, 1655-1857 Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Crail.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, East Fife Observer, 8 February 1877.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, Fife, Scotland, Cupar Library Newspaper Index Cards, 1833-1987 in East Fife Record, 14 October 1881, p. 2.
  5. [S50] British Census 1881.
  6. [S232] Ancestry.com, Fife, Scotland, Cupar Library Newspaper Index Cards, 1833-1987.
  7. [S90] Scotland, Statutory Register Index Deaths, 685/01 0569.
  8. [S232] Ancestry.com, England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1861-1941.

Colonel David Campbell Crombie CBE1,2

M, b. 19 November 1877, d. 1952
Col. D.C. Crombie 11th, 23rd P.A.V.O. Cavalry (F.F.) when a Captain
(1877 - 1952)
David Campbell Crombie in Home Guard uniform
     Colonel David Campbell Crombie CBE was born on 19 November 1877 in Shanghai, China.1,3 He was the son of David Alexander John Crombie and Mary Forrester Fortune.1 Colonel David Campbell Crombie CBE was commissioned on 22 January 1898 and was promoted Captain 22 January 1907 serving as a British Officer of the Indian Army in the 23rd Cavalry. He was appointed C.B.E. in the Birthday honours of 1924. He died in 1952 "Died S.A." South Africa or South Australia? possibly 1 April 1952.4

Child of Colonel David Campbell Crombie CBE

Citations

  1. [S50] British Census 1881.
  2. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Jun 03, 1924.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Fife, Scotland, Cupar Library Newspaper Index Cards, 1833-1987.
  4. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Bell Birthday Book.
  5. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers.

David Guillan Crombie1

M, b. 20 November 1797, d. 10 December 1879
David Callard Crombie
(1797 - 1879)
     David Guillan Crombie is also recorded as David Callard Crombie this version of the name has been used in some old family trees. He was born on 20 November 1797 in Newburgh, Fife.2,3 He was the son of John Crombie and Elizabeth Guillan.1 David Guillan Crombie was baptised on 3 December 1797. David Guillan Crombie lived at Kilminning Farmhouse, Crail, Fife.2
Crail 1889
A watercolour by H.S.D. Bell
He married Janet Campbell (Jessie) Webster, daughter of Alexander Webster and Janet Campbell, on 7 July 1827 in Anstruther Easter, Fife, The Register of Proclamations and Marriages of the Parish of Anstruther, Fife of 25th June 1827 reads "Mr. David Guillan Crombie and Jessy Webster of the parish of St. Vigeans were contracted to be proclaimed the 1st July next and married 7th same month." The banns appear to have been read in St. Vigeans, Arbroath on 4th July 1827.4,5 David Guillan Crombie appeared in the 1861 census at Kilminning Farm, Crail, Fife. Where he is described as a farmer of 135 acres employing 5 men and 8 women.6 In August 1875 at Kilminning Farm, Crail, won the East Fife Agricultural Society's annual competition for the best managed farm in the district.7
Kilminning Farm from a 19th century water-colour
He died on 10 December 1879 in Kilminning, Crail, Fife, at the age of 82 of Bright's disease.8 He was buried in Crail Churchyard.

DEATH OF ANOTHER OLD EAST NEUK AGRICULTURIST - On Monday there was a little green mound the more in the Churchyard of Crail over the remains of one of those old and successful farmers whose ranks have been so sadly thinned around us in the course of the year. We refer to Mr David Crombie, of Kilminning, who has passed away at the patriarchal age of four score and four years. Harvests had come, and his venerable face and stately figure was as familiar as ever in the old haunts, but at that time be was stricken down by the malady under which he has suffered so much till his release came, we may say on the previous Wednesday. His connection with Kilminning is almost akin to a family heritage; but let us touch for a moment on this - perhaps the most interesting locality in the East of Fife - Kilminning, that is the Ceil or Chapel of Monan, the Martyr Saint, who is said to have had his favourite resting place here, while engaged in his missionary labours on the mainland - was beyond all question a plans of peculiar sanctity, if only from the fact of the old foundations and numerous stone coffins which have been turned up from time to time about the corn yard. It was in spots like this, we are told, consecrated by religion that agriculture like the other arts of peace first nestled in a turbulent age and land, but, be this as it may, The farm has been remarkable from a very remote time for its singular fertility, though never more so than in the hands of him and his who has just passed from amongst us. There are few to-day amongst our grey beards who can remember the time when Mr Crombie's father entered on his first lease, but he himself, as a young man, quitted the old home to begin life as a Corn Factor in Anstruther. These were the days when the harvests of the East Neuk almost exclusively found their way to the granaries of Leith. "The corn trade is and will be as good to us as thirty per cent." the little bookseller would boast at the packet meetings, and so long as it lasted, no connection was or could be more satisfactory, not to one but to all concerned. Nothing of course contributed so much to this as the rare business talent and upright conduct of those who with so many temptations to speculate if not to gamble so successfully continue the trade, but Mr Crombie was induced to give up this honourable situation, in which he is yet so kindly remembered, in order to take his father's place on the farm, nor would any one have been better fitted to do so. Old men by the smithy fire are fond of telling even yet, how, at Thirdpart or other " freendly darg." the young farmers, such as David Crombie, David Gray, or Robert Wilson, took the honours of the day, and it was no doubt this real schooling with plough and harrow, or the union of practice with theory which went far to secure his success in after years. Certainly, for the last half century he has leased Kilminning, it has been one of the finest examples of advanced Scottish farming, and only the other year in recognition of this, Mr Crombie won the envied prize - an elegant silver cup - of the East of Fife Agricultural Society. He was also of the most considerate of masters, but after all this was only the outcome of those fine qualities which secured for him the esteem and confidence of every one that came in contact with him. He is survived by his amiable partner, a sister of the late Mr Webster of the Parish School, and a large family, who at home and abroad are bearing the best of all testimony to a faithful and beloved home. One son in particular holds a distinguished medical appointment in India, another is in an office of trust in China, and two are of the goodly band who are giving to-day a new future to the prairie lands of Australia. Fife Herald, 18 December 1879.9

Children of David Guillan Crombie and Janet Campbell (Jessie) Webster

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 14.
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David William Alexander Crombie1

M, b. 28 January 1874, d. 15 August 1957
     David William Alexander Crombie was born on 28 January 1874 in Cleveland, Brisbane.2,3 He was the son of James Crombie and Isabella Harriett Cameron.1 He was a grazier. David William Alexander Crombie married firstly Edith Mary Milman on 18 June 1903. David William Alexander Crombie married secondly Phoebe Janet Arbuthnot, daughter of General Sir Charles Arbuthnot KCB and Caroline Charlotte Clarke, on 29 May 1913 at Newton, Hampshire. In June 1941 David William Alexander Crombie and Phoebe Janet Arbuthnot were living in Warwick, Queensland, Australia. David William Alexander Crombie died on 15 August 1957 in Warwick at the age of 83 peacefully in his sleep.4

Child of David William Alexander Crombie and Edith Mary Milman

Children of David William Alexander Crombie and Phoebe Janet Arbuthnot

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 47.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Brisbane Courier, 31 January 1874.
  4. [S47] James Cameron & Archer, Sarah Beatrice Cameron Crombie, The Crombies and Camerons, p. 48.