Husband: James CROSSER (c. 1835-1866)
Wife: Elizabeth DIFFEN (c. 1835-aft1871)
Children: Margaret CROSSER (1855-1908)
Elizabeth CROSSER (1857- )
Sarah CROSSER (1859- )
James CROSSER (1861- )
Janet CROSSER (1863- )
John CROSSER (1866- )
Marriage 28 Dec 1854 Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland1,2,3,4

Husband: James CROSSER

Name: James CROSSER1,5,6
Sex: Male
Father: James CROSSER ( - )
Mother: -
Birth c. 1835 Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland1,7,8
Occupation Coal Miner1,2,4,5
Occupation 6 Sep 1859 (age 23-24) Labourer at Iron Work9
Census 7 Apr 1861 (age 26) Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland8
231 Main Street
Occupation 7 Apr 1861 (age 26) Agricultural Labourer; Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland8
Occupation 12 Nov 1863 (age 27-28) Hawker3
Occupation Labourer10
Residence 20 Oct 1866 (age 30-31) Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland6
Death 20 Oct 1866 (age 30-31) Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland7
Cause: Disease of Heart
Address: Thomson's Square
Time of death 0300
Burial 22 Oct 1866 (age 30) Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland6
Interred in common ground

Wife: Elizabeth DIFFEN

Name: Elizabeth DIFFEN5,6,7,8
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1835 (cal) Derry?, Ireland1,8
Census 7 Apr 1861 (age 25) Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland8
231 Main Street
Death aft 29 Dec 1871 (age 35-36)5

Child 1: Margaret CROSSER

Name: Margaret CROSSER8,11,12
Sex: Female
Spouse: James HOLMES (c. 1844-1916)
Birth 16 Sep 1855 Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland1,4,5,8
Woodhall
Time of birth 1530
Census 7 Apr 1861 (age 5) Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland8
231 Main Street
Occupation 29 Dec 1871 (age 16) House Keeper5
Residence 29 Dec 1871 (age 16) Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland5
217 Main Street
Census 3 Apr 1881 (age 26) Dalziel, Lanarkshire, Scotland13
7 Glencleland
Census 5 Apr 1891 (age 36) Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland14
7 Simpson's Square
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 45) Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland15
Waddell's Land Main Street
Occupation 31 Mar 1901 (age 45) House Keeper; Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland15
Residence 9 Sep 1908 (age 52) Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland6
Death 9 Sep 1908 (age 52) Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland11
Cause: Abdominal Tumour 4 months
Address: Bruce's Land, Union Street
Time of death 6:30PM
Informant James Holmes, Son.
Burial 12 Sep 1908 (age 52) Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland6
Interred in common ground
From Jim Leonard - 'The reason that Margaret who died in 1908 was sent back to Cambusnethan for burial was that paupers had
to have 7 years residency in the parish before they could claim poor relief. Margaret obviously didn't have
enough residency in Bellshill (Bothwell parish) so Cambusnethan parish had to "Accept Liability" (the phrase
used in the original claims).'

Child 2: Elizabeth CROSSER

Name: Elizabeth CROSSER8
Sex: Female
Spouse: Cochrane JOHNSTON (c. 1855- )
Birth 17 Jun 1857 Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland8,16
Time of birth 0430
Census 7 Apr 1861 (age 3) Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland8
231 Main Street
Residence 17 Jul 1874 (age 17) Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland17
216 Main Street
Occupation 18 Jul 1874 (age 17) Housekeeper17
Census 3 Apr 1881 (age 24) Dalziel, Lanarkshire, Scotland18
2 Glencleland

Child 3: Sarah CROSSER

Name: Sarah CROSSER8
Sex: Female
Spouse: Robert PICKETT (c. 1857- )
Birth 6 Sep 1859 Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland9
231 Main Street
Time of birth 0100
Census 7 Apr 1861 (age 1) Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland8
231 Main Street
Occupation 29 Dec 1876 (age 17) Housekeeper10
Residence 29 Dec 1876 (age 17) Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland10
Neilson's Square

Child 4: James CROSSER

Name: James CROSSER4
Sex: Male
Birth 17 Nov 1861 Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland4
233 Main Street
Time of birth 0600
Residence 17 Nov 1861 (age 0) Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland4
233 Main Street

Child 5: Janet CROSSER

Name: Janet CROSSER3
Sex: Female
Birth 12 Nov 1863 Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland3
233 Main Street
Time of birth 0900

Child 6: John CROSSER

Name: John CROSSER2
Sex: Male
Birth 30 Jan 1866 Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland2
Main Street, Wishaw
Time of birth 1330

Sources

1ScotlandsPeople, "Scotland Statutory Birth Record - Margaret CROSSER" (628/00 0302).
2ScotlandsPeople, "Scotland Statutory Birth Record - John CROSSER" (628/00 0125).
3ScotlandsPeople, "Scotland Statutory Birth Record - Janet CROSSER" (628/00 0605).
4ScotlandsPeople, "Scotland Statutory Birth Record - James CROSSER" (628/00 0622).
5ScotlandsPeople, "Scotland Statutory Marriage Record - James HOLMES and Margaret CROSSER" (628/00 0009).
6Jim Leonard, "Email from Jim Leonard to Ian Nelson, 19 June 2011, citing transcripts of burials at Cambusnethan from 1861 to 1916". Assessment: Secondary evidence.
7ScotlandsPeople, "Scotland Statutory Death Record - James CROSSER" (628/00 0310).
8ScotlandsPeople, "1861 Scotland Census [images online]" (Census 1881 Cambusnethan ED 5 Page 18).
Scotlands People. Web: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.
9ScotlandsPeople, "Scotland Statutory Birth Record - Sarah CROSSER" (628/00 0524).
10ScotlandsPeople, "Scotland Statutory Marriage Record - Robert PICKETT and Sarah CROSSER" (628/00 0023).
11ScotlandsPeople, "Scotland Statutory Marriage Record - Thomas McLeod JOHNSTON and Maggie Crosser HOLMES" (625/03 0071).
12ScotlandsPeople, "Scotland Statutory Birth Record - Margaret HOLMES" (628/00 0655).
13Ancestry.com, "1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]" (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Parish: Dalziel; ED: 14; Page: 15; Line: 6; Roll: cssct1881_212; Year: 1881.
Accessed 03 July 2011.).
Ancestry, Waterfront Building, Hammersmith Embankment, Chancellors Road, London, W6 9RU. Tel: +44 208 846 3620. Email: support@ancestry.co.uk. Web: http://www.ancestry.com.
14ScotlandsPeople, "1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]" (Census 1891 628/00 014/00 0025).
Scotlands People. Web: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.
15ScotlandsPeople, "1901 Scotland Census [images on-line]" (Census 1901 Bothwell 625/03 011/0002).
Scotlands People. Web: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.
16ScotlandsPeople, "Scotland Statutory Birth Record - Elizabeth CROSSER 1857" (628/00 0307).
17ScotlandsPeople, "Scotland Statutory Marriage Record - Cochrane JOHNSTON and Elizabeth CROSSER" (628/00 0118).
18Ancestry.com, "1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]" (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Parish: Dalziel; ED: 14; Page: 14; Line: 6; Roll: cssct1881_212; Year: 1881.
Accessed 02 July 2011.).
Ancestry, Waterfront Building, Hammersmith Embankment, Chancellors Road, London, W6 9RU. Tel: +44 208 846 3620. Email: support@ancestry.co.uk. Web: http://www.ancestry.com.