Ann Cracklin

F, b. 1800
FatherMartin Cracklin b. 1752, d. 5 Aug 1823
MotherSusan Bridge b. 1756
Last Edited8 Jul 2009
     Ann Cracklin lived. She was buried. She was born in 1800. She was christened on 9 November 1800 at Haverhill, Suffolk, England.

Anne Cracklin

F, b. 1778
FatherMartin Cracklin b. 1752, d. 5 Aug 1823
MotherAnn Whiffin b. b 20 May 1756, d. 18 Jun 1799
Last Edited19 Mar 2009
     Anne Cracklin (an unknown value.) She was born in 1778. She was christened on 18 January 1778 at Haverhill, Suffolk, England.

Eliza Cracklin

F, b. 25 December 1833
FatherThomas Cracklin b. 31 May 1807
Last Edited8 Jul 2009
     Eliza Cracklin was christened on 25 December 1833 at Haverhill, Suffolk, England.

Elizabeth Cracklin

F, b. 1812, d. 1814
FatherMartin Cracklin b. 1752, d. 5 Aug 1823
MotherSusan Bridge b. 1756
Last Edited8 Jul 2009
     Elizabeth Cracklin was born in 1812. She was christened on 24 May 1812 at Haverhill, Suffolk, England. She died in 1814 at Haverhill, Suffolk, England. She was buried on 29 March 1814.

Elizabeth Cracklin

F, b. 6 October 1853
FatherJohn Cracklin b. 30 Jun 1821, d. 1908
MotherSusannah Williams b. 21 Jun 1830, d. 6 Jan 1893
Last Edited8 Jul 2009
     Her married name was Mead. Her married name was Lloyd. Elizabeth Cracklin was born on 6 October 1853. She married Henry William Lloyd on 28 June 1874 at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Elizabeth Cracklin married Thomas Mead on 14 August 1883 at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

Family 1

Henry William Lloyd d. b 1883

Family 2

Thomas Mead d. 1915
Children

James Cracklin

M, b. 8 May 1791
FatherMartin Cracklin b. 1752, d. 5 Aug 1823
MotherAnn Whiffin b. b 20 May 1756, d. 18 Jun 1799
Last Edited8 Jul 2009
     James Cracklin was christened on 8 May 1791 at Haverhill, Suffolk, England. He was born on 8 May 1791.

John Cracklin

M, b. 17 June 1796
FatherMartin Cracklin b. 1752, d. 5 Aug 1823
MotherAnn Whiffin b. b 20 May 1756, d. 18 Jun 1799
Last Edited8 Jul 2009
     John Cracklin was born on 17 June 1796. He was christened on 10 July 1796 at Haverhill, Suffolk, England.

John Cracklin

M, b. 30 June 1821, d. 1908
FatherJoseph Cracklin b. 1793, d. c 24 Nov 1832
MotherElizabeth Bailey b. 12 Nov 1795, d. 12 Feb 1879
Last Edited10 Jul 2009
     John Cracklin was a Whaleman: John began his whaling career at the age of 18 and retired when hewasin his 80’s. He was granted his foreign going Master Mariners Certificate of service in 1875 (MB 2/26/1 No. 64) and was Master of whaling vessels almosta quarter of a century before thatdate. His first command was the whaling brig \u201cHarriet Hope\u201d.Some ofthe other vessels he commanded werethe \u201c Sir WilliamWallace\u201dthe \u201c Wallaby\u201d the \u201c Louisa\u201d,\u201cAladdin\u201dand the \u201c Sea Shell \u201d. His last ship wasthe\u201cOffley\u201d. At one stage John was Master of the 119’schooner\u201c Briton’s Queen\u201d when the crew mutinied. Article appearing in the Mercury Newspaper Monday morning and 27 July 1874: --The Whaling Barque, \u201cSea Shell\u201d, J. Cracknell, Master, arrived yesterday, after a cruise of 14 months, during which, owing to a series of misfortunes only eight tons of whale oil were obtained. He was born on 30 June 1821 at New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia. He was baptized on 3 July 1821 at New Norfolk, Van Diemen's Land, Australia. He married Susannah Williams, daughter of Convict Thomas Wheller Williams and Frances Reardon, on 16 March 1860 at Independent Church, Brisbane Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. John Cracklin died in 1908 At his death John was the oldest living Whaleman in Australia.

Family

Susannah Williams b. 21 Jun 1830, d. 6 Jan 1893
Children

Joseph Cracklin

M, b. 1793, d. circa 24 November 1832
FatherMartin Cracklin b. 1752, d. 5 Aug 1823
MotherAnn Whiffin b. b 20 May 1756, d. 18 Jun 1799
Last Edited27 May 2013
     Joseph Cracklin Joseph and Elizabeths only daughter, Mary Ann and two of her husbands, John Lewis and William Screen, were well known identities in the hotel industry in a Wapping area.

Between the years 1840 to 1880 Thomas, John and William made significant contributions to the whaling industry in Tasmania and their exploits have been well documented.

Both John and William, who could not read or write, became Master Mariners and the captains of many well-known whaling vesselssuch as Aladdin, Wallaby, Emu and Grecian.

The brothers married sisters, Ann and Susanna Williams,granddaughters of First Fleeter Bartholomew Reardon (1788) and SecondFleeter Hannah Reardon nee Ronay, (1789). Joseph Cracklin was also known as Joseph Cracknell. He was born in 1793 at Haverhill, Suffolk, England. He was christened on 5 May 1793 at Haverhill, Suffolk, England. He married Elizabeth Bailey, daughter of William Bailey and Ann Granger, on 5 November 1815 at Haverhill, Suffolk, England. Joseph Cracklin was Joseph was a soldier in the British Army, he arrived in Sydney from England in 1817. He was sent from Sydney to Tasmania in 1818 he spent six years in Tasmania setting with the 48th Regiment of Foot.

He transferred to India in 1824 and left behind his wife, Elizabeth and four young children, Thomas, Mary Ann, John and William.

Joseph was discharged from duty in 1828 and he returned to live in Tasmania. in 1818. He was a farmer in November 1832 at New Norfolk area, Van Diemen's Land, Australia. He lived in November 1832 at Fenton Farm, Van Diemen's Land, Australia. He died circa 24 November 1832 at New Norfolk, Van Diemen's Land, Australia, Joseph drowned off New Norfolk Bridge. He was buried circa 25 November 1832 Headstone of William's grave has the surname spelt as Cracknell.
Buried with his wife Elizabeth.

Family

Elizabeth Bailey b. 12 Nov 1795, d. 12 Feb 1879
Children

Joseph Cracklin

M, b. 1786, d. before 1793
FatherMartin Cracklin b. 1752, d. 5 Aug 1823
MotherAnn Whiffin b. b 20 May 1756, d. 18 Jun 1799
ReferenceC-7933-J
Last Edited15 Sep 2014
     Joseph Cracklin was born in 1786. He died before 1793.

Marie Cracklin

F, b. 1802
FatherMartin Cracklin b. 1752, d. 5 Aug 1823
MotherSusan Bridge b. 1756
Last Edited8 Jul 2009
     Marie Cracklin was born in 1802. She was christened on 5 December 1802 at Haverhill, Suffolk, England.

Martin Cracklin

M, b. 1784
FatherMartin Cracklin b. 1752, d. 5 Aug 1823
MotherAnn Whiffin b. b 20 May 1756, d. 18 Jun 1799
Last Edited7 May 2009
     Martin Cracklin Martin was apprenticed to a blacksmith, John Webb of nearby Linton, in Cambridgeshire. He would have been about 16 years of age and brother to Joseph. He was born in 1784. He was christened on 14 March 1784 at Haverhill, Suffolk, England. He was Apprenrice Blacksmith in 1801.

Martin Cracklin

M, b. 1752, d. 5 August 1823
Last Edited8 Jul 2009
     Martin Cracklin was born in 1752 at Peas Market, Haverhill, Suffolk, England. He married Ann Whiffin, daughter of James Whiffin and Ann Backler, on 7 November 1775 at Haverhill, Suffolk, England. Martin Cracklin married Susan Bridge on 24 September 1799 at Haverhill, Suffolk, England. Martin Cracklin died on 5 August 1823 at Reed's Pond's, Suffolk, England. He was buried on 8 August 1823. He The following was published in the 'Haverhill Historian' by the Haverhill History Society in June 1984.

'Amongst the various Haverhill Records which have been preserved was the Diary of a gentleman, by the name of Samuel Bigmore and in it was the following:

'Tuesday August 5th 1823, Martin Cracknell was found dead in Reed's Pond.'

An even more famour Haverhill man, Mr Barnabus Webb who wrotes everal quite famous poems about Haverhill, recalled in his diary 'Martin Cracknell, his wife and daughter (Mary) and himself had an affray about 6 o'clock on Monday evening. His blood ran out of one ear-hewent to bed and got uo again at 9 o'clock. When his son found him about 2 o'clock on Tuesday, dead, the hair on the back part of his head was dry- August 5 1823 aged 71 years.

The Bury and Norwich Post reporting on the inquest said the wife and daughter had accused him of being intoxicated although there was no foundation for such a charge as he was a man of sober habits and had only drunk one pint of beer that day. The Coroner was also told that his wife and daughter has been in the constant habit of beating and ill-treating the poor old man for a long time in such a degree as to cause disturbance and alarm to the neighbourhood. Not only were they severley censured but the parish officers were also told off for not prosecuting the wife and daughter.

Coroners report:-
08 Aug 1823 Martin Cracknell – who destroyed himself. Of Pease Market age 71.

Verdict of Coroner’s inquest. The deceased in a state of temporary mental derangement caused by the blows and ill treatment received from his wife Susanna & daughter Mary. Destroyed himself by drowning and suffocation. in June 1984.

Family 1

Ann Whiffin b. b 20 May 1756, d. 18 Jun 1799
Children

Family 2

Susan Bridge b. 1756
Children

Mary Cracklin

F, b. 5 January 1784
FatherMartin Cracklin b. 1752, d. 5 Aug 1823
MotherAnn Whiffin b. b 20 May 1756, d. 18 Jun 1799
Last Edited27 Sep 2010
     Mary Cracklin married John Bacon, son of John Bacon and Ruth Brasier. Mary Cracklin was also known as Mary Bacon. She was born on 5 January 1784.

Family

John Bacon b. c 1780
Child

Robert Cracklin

M, b. 1855, d. 10 October 1945
FatherJohn Cracklin b. 30 Jun 1821, d. 1908
MotherSusannah Williams b. 21 Jun 1830, d. 6 Jan 1893
Last Edited8 Jul 2009
     Robert Cracklin He lived with his parents and two sisters for a number of years and later the family lived in Lower Harrington Street Hobart. He was educated at the school opposite, with James Lowe in charge. In 1870 he left school and went to sea. He was 15 years of age at that time fall to his first ship was the Barque “Planter” in charge of Capt John Anderson,who was married to his cousin – Susannah Screen. He left the “Planter” and became a Water man on ferries which took seamen to and from their ships anchored at midstream.

When his father Capt. John Cracknell was given the command of the “Seashell” it was arranged that Robert should accompany him, but the plan fell through for some reason and Robert went pining at Macquarie Harbour in the Swansea Packet, in charge of Capt. Harry Lloyd. Robert’s next assignment after a few months spell ashore was on the whaling Barque “Runnymede” in command of Capt. H. Hill. The ship returned home after 17 months away. Robert then signed on as boatsteerer for the “Runnymede’s” next voyage at the age of 17. He was the youngest steerer at that time. The “Runnymede’s” voyage this time included the Middle Ground, the Solomons and the New Hebrides. His next ship was the Brig the “Louisa” and he signed on as boatsteerer. Capt. John Chamberlain was in command. On its return from this voyage the ship was refitted and command was given to Robert’s Uncle, Capt. William Cracknell and Robert was the boats steerer once again. Some of his other ships the “Pet” and the Brig “Fair Rock”. Robert gave up the sea in 1902 and took out a Waterman’s license. He was in charge of four ferry boats until his retirement in 1928. He was born in 1855 at Old Cat and Fiddle Alley, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. He was christened on 29 December 1855. He married Mary Ann Blades on 1 October 1879 at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Robert Cracklin died on 10 October 1945.

Family

Mary Ann Blades b. 1850, d. 1 Feb 1919
Children

Samuel Cracklin

M, b. 1804
FatherMartin Cracklin b. 1752, d. 5 Aug 1823
MotherSusan Bridge b. 1756
Last Edited8 Jul 2009
     Samuel Cracklin lived. He was born in 1804. He was christened on 25 November 1804 at Haverhill, Suffolk, England.

Sarah Cracklin

F, b. 1782
FatherMartin Cracklin b. 1752, d. 5 Aug 1823
MotherAnn Whiffin b. b 20 May 1756, d. 18 Jun 1799
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     Sarah Cracklin lived. She was buried. She was born in 1782. She was christened on 17 February 1782 at Haverhill, Suffolk, England.

Susannah Cracklin

F, b. 28 August 1851, d. 27 March 1877
FatherJohn Cracklin b. 30 Jun 1821, d. 1908
MotherSusannah Williams b. 21 Jun 1830, d. 6 Jan 1893
Last Edited8 Jul 2009
     Susannah Cracklin was buried. She lived. Her married name was Mead. She was born on 28 August 1851. She married Thomas Mead on 18 March 1868. Susannah Cracklin died on 27 March 1877 at age 25.

Family

Thomas Mead d. 1915
Children

Thomas Cracklin

M, b. 31 May 1807
FatherMartin Cracklin b. 1752, d. 5 Aug 1823
MotherSusan Bridge b. 1756
Last Edited27 Sep 2010
     Thomas Cracklin was christened on 31 May 1807.

Family

Children

Thomas Cracklin

M, b. March 1816, d. 24 September 1866
FatherJoseph Cracklin b. 1793, d. c 24 Nov 1832
MotherElizabeth Bailey b. 12 Nov 1795, d. 12 Feb 1879
Last Edited23 Apr 2009
     Thomas Cracklin There is a record in the Tasmanian State Archives of the Cracknell children being listed as 'Orphans but not objects of charity.' This was recorded a census taken for the educational needs of children in the New Norfolk area in 1827/28.
The Cracknell children were not orphans but their father lived and worked in the military barracks. At least 12 months she is recorded as being employed as housekeeper for Governor Wm. Sorell at his Government Cottage, New Norfolk, where she received the princely sum of Twenty Pounds per annum. No other record of her employment can be found.
None of the Cracknell children could read or write nor could their parents, which seems to supply a reason for the many mis-spellings of the family name. These range from - Cracklin,Crackling and Crackland. Indeed Joseph was enlisted in the military as 'Crackland', which has provided some confusion for researchers. Cracknell seems to have beenused by those writing records in a more educational atmosphere.
Thomas makes an appearance next as an adult serving as a mate aboard whaling vessels out of Hobart Town. Indeed his two younger brothers, John and William were well known and respected Captains of various whaling vessels. He was born in March 1816 at Haverhill, Suffolk, England.1 He was buried on 28 August 1866. He died on 24 September 1866 at South West Cape, Tasmania, Australia, at age 50 Thomas never married and he met his death violently. The Mercury Newspaper Thursday Sept 27th. 1866, in the death notices reads-
'CRACKLING - On the 24th. inst. Mr. Thomas Crackling, aged 50 years.The funeral will move from the residence of his sister, Sir George Arthur (hotel) Campbell Street on Friday morning, the 28th. instant, at eight o'clock, when friends are invited to attend, as no circulars will be issued.'
In the column headed 'Shipping Intelligence' there is more news regarding Thomas death -
'The Offley, whaling barque, from the South West Cape, anchored off Brown's River yesterday to land the body of Mr. Thomas Cracknell,second mate of the 'Offley' who accidentally met with his death on board that ship on Monday last under the following painful circumstances, related to us yesterday by Mr. James Chamberlain, mate of the vessel. The Offley had killed a whale on Saturday last, off the Cape, and they were trying it out in that locality on Monday morning, when a number of whales were sighted, and an order was given to lower boats, and one of the boat-steerer scommenced loading one of the bomblance guns on the quarter deck. Unfortunately the hammer of the gun slipped through the man's hand, inthe barrel and the cap being on, the charge exploded, lodging the bomb in the right side of Mr. Cracknell who was standing opposite boat for lowering. The unfortunate man immediately became insensible, and his mates knowing the explosive contents of the bomb and at imminent risk to pluck it out, but their efforts were unavailing and in a very short period the bomb exploded frightfully lacerating Mr.Cracknell's side and abdomen. The his senses immediately after the bomb exploded and retained them fully up to the time of his death, which happened an hour and twenty-five minutes after. Mr.Cracknell's body was brought up to town yesterday and placed in the General Hospital for inquest. Mr. Cracknell, a brother of Mrs. Screen of the Sir George Arthur Inn in this city was about fifty years of age,and had been many years engaged in whaling out of this port. The Offley is still lying off Brown's River with the flag at half mast as a mark of respect to the unfortunate deceased.'
There are further newspaper reports of the inquest which reports in graphic details poor Thomas' mutilated body. The final report of the inquest states -
'.. that the said Thomas Cracknell in manner and by the means aforesaid, accidentally casually and by misfortune, came to his death..1'

Citations

  1. [S5] Website: Haverhill - UK Web Site.

William Cracklin

M, b. 1776, d. 1779
FatherMartin Cracklin b. 1752, d. 5 Aug 1823
MotherAnn Whiffin b. b 20 May 1756, d. 18 Jun 1799
ReferenceC-7944-W
Last Edited15 Sep 2014
     William Cracklin was born in 1776. He died in 1779.

Mary Crackling1

F, b. circa 1806, d. 1884
FatherMartin Cracklin b. 1752, d. 5 Aug 1823
MotherSusan Bridge b. 1756
Last Edited14 Jun 2014
     Her married name was Challis. Mary Crackling was also known as Maria Marie CracklinCracknell. She was born circa 1802 at Haverhill, Suffolk, England. She was christened on 5 December 1802 at Haverhill, Suffolk, England. She was born circa 1806 at Haverhill, Suffolk, England.2 She married David Challis in 1828 at Haverhill, Suffolk, England.1 Mary Crackling lived in 1841 at Crowland, Haverhill, Suffolk, England. She lived in 1851 at Crowland, Haverhill, Suffolk, England, Occupation - Weaver (dabbet.)2 She lived in 1861 at Crowland, Haverhill, Suffolk, England.3 She lived in 1871 at Crowland, Haverhill, Suffolk, England, Formerly a Cotton Weaver.4 She died in 1884 at Haverhill, Suffolk, England.5

Family

David Challis b. c 1791, d. 1853
Child

Citations

  1. [S36] Website: Boyds Marriage Index 1538-1840.
  2. [S10] 1851 British Census.
  3. [S25] Public Record Office (PRO) 1861 British Census.
  4. [S41] 1871 British Census.
  5. [S5] Website: Haverhill - UK Web Site.