The Crawford familiy
Meet the people of the KellyGang story
Importance of the Crawfords
We lived at Beechworth and operated a coaching business. Mr Hiram Alan Crawford and Emma Crawford. Mr Crawford was a magistrate who also owned the Crawford & Co. Coaching Company and the Eastern Arcade in Beechworth
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Hiram Crawford was born in the USA in 1832 and came to Victoria in 1853 to
work the gold diggings. I found gold on the Woolshed and soon founded the
coaching business of Crawford & Co.
I did some gold mining with Dr Hutchinson.
In 1860 with others including Cobb & Co I founded regular coach services
between Albury and Melbourne
I was elected Mayor of Chiltern
After a time in Melbourne when I was in partnership with John Leonard
in the Eastern Archade in Burke St east I came back to Beechworth
where I had a successful business career
My business had the contract to take mail between the
Chiltern post office and
the railway station 4 times a day,
I also had the contract between
Wodonga to Tintaldra via Bonegilla,
Bethanga, Talgarno, Bungil, Thologolong, Burrowye, Jingellic, Walwa
I built and managed the Eastern Arcade in Beechworth
Sherritts at my paddock. (Argus1/7/79)
While Jack Sherritt and Aaron Sherritt were working on my paddock on 13/11/1879, Mary Jane came to say that Dan Kelly called at Mrs. Sherritt's and asked for him.(RC15751)
The paddock runs across in front of the Sherritt's place on the road to Beechworth, about 2 1/2 miles from Beechworth.(RC15259)
The owner of Aaron Sherritt's hut came about 11 o'clock one morning. He ordered Aaron to clear out. He was the original owner of the hut. Aaron took forcible possession of it. Was this Mr Crawford?(RC12131)
There is a story that says that my daughter Emma was a good friend of Kate Kelly.
of Aaron Sherritt
Augustus Connolly worked with Hiram Crawford at Crawford & Co. Coaching Company.
He arrived in Beechworth early 1870's, married and lived in Kars St
Mr Hiram Crawford
1 Anna (m1855 in Beechworth)(d1860s), children
Martha and. Emma (b1857)
Hiram Allan, Gertrude,Walter and Marion
Hiram died in 1916
What happened to the Crawford family
Please enjoy the story of the KellyGang, but also remember that at least 10 people died and many more had their lives changed in ways that may still be painful to some people.
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