RE: Jabez Cruse Hi Jennifer You've not just helped me find Jabez Cruse's tombstone, you've helped me learn a lot about what happened to him in the 10 years or so that he lived in Brisbane. I've sent you the story of the Tapestry Cruses from the Clovelly and Bideford areas, now updated with this information. Thanks again for your help.
Jabez Cruse Hi Jennifer Thank you so much for posting the photograph of Jabez Cruse' grave. He is a distant relative by marriage. He emigrated to Brisbane from a farm near Bideford, Devon, England with his wife and two daughters in about 1888. From what I have discovered so far, I believe he lived at Eagle Farm, Downfall Creek, but I'm not sure where that was or what he did there. He certainly owned cattle and horses. After he died, his wife and daughters returned to England in about 1903. His brother John, wife Elizabeth and several children also came to Brisbane in 1892, but I have no further record of them. Thank you again for helping me fill in more of the picture for Jabez. Kind regards Charles Tucker