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James Thomas Croft (1846–1929)

James Thomas Croft (1846–1929), alderman and contractor

Birth: 14 February 1846 at Newcastle, New South Wales, son of James Crofts, convict, prison gaoler and dealer, and Maria Brennan, who had migrated from Ireland as a bounty immigrant in 1841. Marriage: 1868 at Newcastle, to Annie Bassett (1848-1925), born at Finsbury, Middlesex, England. They had five sons and five daughters. Death: 18 December 1929 at Tighes Hill, Newcastle, NSW. Religion: Church of England.

  • began work as a labourer, later was a contractor. In 1913 is listed as a contractor and on death certificate as a retired contractor.
  • was an alderman on Wickham Council in 1899, Newcastlee and mayor in 1911-13.

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  • Crofts, James Thomas

14 February, 1846
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia


19 December, 1929 (aged 83)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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