My name is Catherine Ann Crout-Habel and I was born in South Australia (1946)the third child, and only daughter, of Kathleen Mary (Allan) Crout and Harry Scarborough Crout…
Mum – Kathleen Mary (Allan) Crout was born in the Port Adelaide district of South Australia and is the only daughter of Elizabeth Mary (Murray, Evans) Allan and Frederick Alexander Allan. There’s a Birthday Memorium to my mum HERE. To read about my Grandpa, Frederick Alexander Allan who arrived in Australia about 1920, just click HERE and HERE. Elizabeth’s first marriage was to Alfred Evans at Laura, South Australia and they had three children; Eric, Norman and Constance. There is a fun story HERE about my Nana and my Dad.
My Nana – Elizabeth Mary (Murray, Evans) Allan was born in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, the first surviving child of Eliza Jane (Rowen) Murray and Peter Murray‘s 11 children. Eliza Jane was born in Armagh, South Australia and her husband, Peter Murray, was born (I believe) in County Kerry, Ireland and arrived in Australia in 1883 on the “Berar”. There is further research to be done on Peter Murray’s origins.
My Great-Grandmother – Eliza Jane (Rowen) Murray is the daughter of Susan (Kelleher Nicholls) Rowen who was born in County Clare, Ireland and arrived in Australia in 1855 on the ill-fated ship the “Nashwauk”. This Blog takes it’s name, in part, from Susan. You can read about the “Nashwauk” and the shipwreck HERE. I’ve had no luck, at all, finding Susan’s family back in Ireland. Just click HERE if you want to read about my frustrated attempts. Susan’s first marriage was to Edward Nicholls, the year after she arrived, and they had 3 daughters. Susan was widowed after 4 years of marriage and, 3 years later, married my Great Great Grandfather Timothy Rowen with whom she had another 5 children, 4 girls and 1 boy. Timothy arrived in Port Adelaide in 1859 aboard the “Utopia’ , from County Clare, Ireland, with his brothers Peter and Patrick and Patrick’s wife, Anne. Eliza and Timothy’s only son was named Andrew Rowen and you can read a little about his life, in Broken Hill, HERE.
These two generations of the family lived mainly in Clare, Armagh, Laura and Port Pirie, in the rural mid-north of South Australia. Also, for varying periods of time, in Broken Hill, New South Wales, where Susan remained and is buried. In later years many moved to the city.
Dad – Harry Scarborough Crout was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England on 4 Mar 1912 and is the only son of Marie (Ogilvie) Crout and Henry (Harry) Eden Crout. To read about his birth just click HERE. He arrived in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in 1928 aboard the “Ballarat” alone and only 16. Dad travelled to Australia as part of the “Dreadnought Scheme”, which you can read about HERE. He had no intention of remaining in Australia. As a 16 year old, he believed “the roads were paved with gold” and planned to make lots of money to take home to his “mam” at Windhill, Shipley, Yorkshire, England. Tragically she died 3 years after her only child left for Australia and Dad never returned. This is the Marie in the title of this Blog.
My Dad’s mum, Marie (Ogilvie) Crout was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England to Emma (Chadwick) Ogilvie and James Ogilvie who had 7 children, in all – 5 girls and 2 boys. To read about the family confusions/ myths/ stories about my Grandmother, Marie, just click HERE. Emma was also born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England and James Ogilvie was born in Elgin, Scotland. He moved to Leeds between 1871 and 1875 and died there in 1908, aged 54.
My Great Grandmother, Emma (Chadwick) Ogilvie’s parents were Emma and James Chadwick. They had 9 children, 5 girls and 4 boys. More research needs to be done on Emma (Chadwick) Ogilvie’s mother, also named Emma, as I don’t know her parentage/ maiden name, but I do know, from the Census, that she was born in 1830 in Stockport, Lancashire, England. Her husband, my Great Great Grand-father, James Chadwick, was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England and worked as a “currier”, as did his son-in-law, James Ogilvie.
My paternal Great Grandfather, James Ogilvie who was born in Elgin Scotland, is the second son of Christina (McKenzie) Ogilvie and John Ogilvie. They had two sons and two daughters. Christina, was born in Glen Urquart, Invernesshire, Scotland to Margaret (Gray) McKenzie and John McKenzie. Christina’s husband John Ogilvie was born in Elgin, Moray, Scotland to Jane (Gow) Ogilvie and James Ogilvie. I know, from his death certificate, that John Ogilvie had a brother James Ogilvie who, because he has his father’s birth name, is probably the elder brother. You can read about my Great Great Grandparents (Christina McKenzie and John Ogilvie) and John’s early death, in Elgin, HERE.
My Dad’s Dad – Henry (Harry) Eden Crout was a clarinetist in the 2nd Dragoon Band and stationed at York, Yorkshire in 1899, when he married my Grandmother Marie Ogilvie. Shortly afterwards their first child, my dad’s sister Annie Ruby Crout, was born in London and Marie and the baby lived with his parents whilst their husband, and father, served in the Boer War South Africa. My Dad was born 12 years after his sister Annie Ruby Crout.
My Grandfather Henry (Harry) Eden Crout was born in Battersea, London, England the only child of Annie Jane (Moody) Crout and Henry Eden Crout snr. Henry had previously been married to Rosa Patience Crout, a first cousin. It seems there were no children from this marriage and I have been unable to locate Rosa since the Census of 1881, when she was living & working as a cook in London, and Annie Jane (Moody) Crout, and son were “visitors” with Henry Eden Crout snr. who was also living in London. You can read about Rosa Patience Crout HERE.
It was quite a shock to discover that my Grandfather, Henry (Harry) Eden Crout was a Londoner as we had believed he, and his wife Marie, were both Scottish – wrong, on both counts.
My Great Grandfather, Henry Eden Crout snr., was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, the only child of Henry Edward Crout and Mary (Cozens) Crout. Henry Eden was only 5 years old when his mother died – the following year his father married Jane Ellen Child and they had 2 daughters. Both parents of Henry Eden Crout snr (Henry Edward Crout & Mary Cozens Crout) were born in Portsmouth, Hampshire England. Henry Edward Crout’s parents were Thomas Crout and Patience (Thomasen) Crout. Mary (Cozens) Crout’s parents were George Cozens and Susan Sarah (Morgan) Crout, both of whom were born around Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
My Great Grandmother, Annie Jane (Moody) Crout was born in Brixton, London to Thomas Moody and Anne (Holmes) Moody. Annie Jane was one of 9 children and both her parents were Londoners.
I married in 1967 and there are three wonderful children, their spouses and 4 adored grandchildren from the marriage. I write about both sides of the Family Tree. It is for my beautiful children, and their loved ones, that I write the stories – to put “flesh on the bones” of the multitude of names and dates, I’ve been researching for decades, so they come to know their Ancestors, as I do; to learn where they came from and to appreciate their heritage.
***This is my legacy and my labour of love***
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