Cross Ancestry
Generation 1: MATHEW CROSS b abt 1764 at Charmouth, Dorset mar: 8 Feb 1785 to SUSANNA VIRGIN (b: 1763 Axminster, Devon d: 27 Mat 1896) Mathew d: 27 Apr 1842 Devon.
Generation 2: Their son was GEORGE CROSS (b: 1797 d: 4 Sep 1881 Devon) mar 26 Nov 1826 MARY ANN GODDARD (b: 1801 d: 28 Jan 1891 Devon).
Generation 3: JOHN CROSS was born 26 June 1834 in Membury, Devon (Bapt 11 Oct 1834) He left his parental home in Axminster, Devon for Combeinteiteignhead (near Exeter) where he married on 11 Oct 1855 to SARAH SETTER(her parents were WILLIAM and MARY SETTER) in Combeinteignhead. She was born 1833 in Crediton, Devon. John was ag. lab., farmer and butcher and he and Sarah raised 14 children in Combeinteignhead before Sarah died 18 Nov 1885 from Bright's disease. 

By then, five eldest sons had immigrated to Australia and New Zealand and three more sons eventually migrated to NZ. In 1905, the eldest son George, by now a land-owning farmer, returned to England (possibly for youngest brother Walter's wedding) and brought his widowed father John back to New Zealand. He lived with son John and died aged 80 on 23 Oct 1914 at Temuka where he was buried 

Cross Family Resercher: Neville Thomas

1 GEORGE CROSS, b: 21 Dec 1855; bap. 6 Jan 1856 at Combeinteignhead, Devon; Sailed 10 Feb 1874 London, England on the "Atrato arriving 20 Jun 1874 at Lyttleton, Canterdury. On 14 Sep 1876 he married MARY LEWIS and farmed at Arowhenua; George d. 14 Apr 1926 at Timaru.


Their Children:

Margaret Sarah Frances b: 1877; George Edward b: 1878; Joseph John b: 1880, Robert Lewellyn b: 1882; Louisa Catherine b: 1885 d: 1977; Cecil Thomas b: 1886; Ebenezer Horace Arnold d: 1960; Ethel Lily b: 1890, d: 1899; Edith Elizabeth  b: 1893, d: 1907; Thomas David Samuel b: 1894, Stanley Morgan b: 1896 d: 1897; Gladys Mary

2 EDWARD (NED) CROSS, b. 1858 Devon; sailed  on the "Merkara" 1883 with 3 brothers sailed to Australia, disembarking at Mackay where he remained and his brothers went on to NZ,; A farmer he mar 23 Mar 1881 to ANNIE MARIA WARREN (b: 1859 Eng)  at Mackay, Queensland. where he d: 31 Aug 1923

Children - Florence L, Caroline Mary, Annie Warren, Sarah Elizabeth, Lucy Warren, William Henry, Amelia Jane, Ada Bessie, Alice Beatrice (b: 1895 d: 1913 mar: John W Benbow); Edward Elias, John Robert

3 MARY CROSS b: 29 Dec 1859 Combeinteignhead Devon; mar. 1888 HENRY J H  Tickner. She d: 1947 England

WILLIAM (BILL) CROSS, b. 26 May 1862, Bap. 13 Jul 1862 at Combeinteignhead, Newton Abbot, Devon, England; sailed on the Merkera 1883 with 3 brothers to Australia, disembarking at Mackay and went on to NZ, d. 20 Jan 1946, Princess St. Temuka. 

5 JOHN CROSS, b. 23 Mar 1864. In 1883 sailed on the Merkara with three brothers disembarking at Mackay and went on to NZ. Mar: 10 Oct 1899 to MARGARET EVELYN RUTTER (d 1930 aged 49y) John was a farmer and carrier at Temuka where he d: 14 Jan 1949 Temuka

Children - Clarence Errol b: 1901; Evelyn Malvina b: 1902; Laurence Henry b: 1904; Albert Allan b: 1910; Ronald Ivor b:1912; Melva Jean b 1916

6 JAMES CROSS b: 1866 Combeinteignhead, Devon, England; sailed on the Merkera with 3 brothers to Australia, disembarking at Mackay and went on to NZ,  mar: ELIZABETH PREDDY 1891; a farmer, builder, carrier he d: 9 Nov 1948 Timaru 

James CROSS family . . 1918c (Source: Neville Thomas)

Standing: Gilbert George B: 1905; Harold Charles 1896, Amelia Bessie b: 1892; Frances Roland b: 1907; Irene Elsie Pretoria b: 1900, Arthur James b: 1894
Seated: Florrence Ruby b: 1903; James, Helen Elizabeth b: 1908; Elizabeth (nee PREDDY), Rosina Hilda b: 1906. Daughter Irene Elsie b 1898 died 28 Feb 1899 at 4 mths
7 EILEEN LUCY CROSS b: 1868 Coombinteignhead, Devon  mar: 6 Aug 1894  to EDWARD K MURPHY - she d: 1962 England

8 ROBERT CROSS, b. 1870. He immigrated c. 1890 and in 1895 mar: MARY DUNFORD At Temuka was a farmer and carrier His death was at Christchurch 1948

Children - Herbert Henry, Cyril Charles, Lionel Aug., Standerton Rob, Kathleen Edith, Myrtle Mary, Eileen Lucy, Ronald J., Vivian C

9 SARA ANN CROSS, b. 31 Mar 1873 Devon. Mar: England GEORGE W WAREHAM

10 HENRY CROSS, bap. 26 Oct 1873. He mar: 1897 to BEATRICEA MITCHELMORE (b 1875 d: 22 Jul 1945) and they sailed to NZ 1903 on the "Ruapehu"  where he farmed at Pareora and died 1950 at Timaru

Children - Winifred, Henry John

11 ELIZABETH CROSS, b: 1875 Devon; mar: 1904 JACK TICKNER; d: 1967 England
Cross James and Elizabeth,
also Irene Died 28 Feb 1899
age 4 months (Temuka Cem)

12 CHARLES CROSS, b. 1876. In 1901 he mar: MARGARET HUGHES b: 1877 at Wales and immigrated 1915 on the Ionic. He was a gardener, dairyman at Winchester and died 1952 at Christchurch

Children - Thomas Charles, John Henry, Hugh George, Alfred, Margaret Queenie, Edith Mary, Walter Clifford, Gweneth

13 ELLEN AMELIA CROSS b: 6 Oct 1878; d: 21 Mar 1879 England

14 SAMUEL THOMAS CROSS b: 26 Jul 1881 Devon; mar:  26 Dec 1959 England to MABEL YEO

 15 WALTER CROSS b: 20 Jun 1884 Devon; mar: 1905 FLORENCE E FORD d: 14 Jun 1927 England