John LAURIE ~1850-1927 & Elizabeth Eleanor CRUSE 1858-1917

Merino, Digby & Hotspur, S-W Victoria, Australia

John LAURIE b. 1850 Newcastle, son of Thomas LAURIE and Jessie PURVES was married in 1879 to Elizabeth Eleanor CRUSE, b. 1858 Branxholme, Vic., daughter of James CRUSE and Jane Eleanor EVANS.

John LAURIE was listed as an early landowner on the Hotspur Parish map.

John was a selector at Hotspur ca 1890.

John LAURIE later purchased "Wattle Hill," an orchard property at Portland, wher he died in 1927.

John LAURIE & Elizabeth Eleanor CRUSE had the following children:

  1. Jane Eleanor LAURIE b. 1879 Merino, Vic., d. 1948, Portland, Vic., m. Frederick Charles PITTS 1884-1958;
  2. John Andrew LAURIE b. 1881 Merino, Vic., ....;
  3. Jessie Purvis LAURIE b. 1884, Hotspur, Vic m. Bertie Thomas PITTS;
  4. Robert James LAURIE b. 1884, d. 1885, Hotspur, Vic.;
  5. Thomas Henry LAURIE b. 1885, Hotspur, Vic, d. 1924, Beulah, Vic., m. Emma WALKER 1884-1939;
  6. Elizabeth Alice LAURIE b. 1888, Hotspur, Vic, d. 1960, Hamilton, Vic., m. Robert Charles PITTS 1882-1954;
  7. Ruby Agnes LAURIE b. 1889, Hotspur, Vic, d. 1971, Warracknabeal, Vic., m1. Albert Allen STEVENS, m2. ___? McLAREN;
  8. Ernest Albert LAURIE b. 1891, Hotspur, Vic., .....;
  9. Ivy Australia LAURIE b. 1893, Hotspur, Vic, d. 1951, Warrnambool, Vic., m. George Andrew THORN 1891-1963;
  10. Anna Margaret LAURIE b. 1894, Hotspur, Vic., d. 1941, Melbourne, Vic.;
  11. Myrtle Josephine LAURIE b. 1898 Condah, Vic., ....

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