Thomas Medcraft and Sarah Hearps

1-Thomas Medcraft was born on 3 Jun 1827 in Wolvercote, England and died on 21 May 1913 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania at age 85. Thomas married Sarah Hearps, daughter of John Hearps and Jane Baker Briggs, on 1 Apr 1858 in Launceston, Tasmania. Sarah was born on 23 Aug 1843 in Launceston, Tasmania and died on 9 Sep 1913 in Latrobe, Tasmania at age 70. They had six children:

2-Caroline Jane Medcraft was born on 14 Mar 1859 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania and died on 3 Mar 1938 in Latrobe, Tasmania at age 78. Caroline married Henry Cole, son of Henry Cole and Julia Synott, on 12 Mar 1877 in the Port Sorell District, Tasmania. Henry was born on 3 Dec 1852 in Launceston, Tasmania and died on 14 Mar 1934 in Latrobe, Tasmania at age 81. They had nine children: Sarah Jane, Thomas Henry, James Alfred, Mary Elizabeth, Amelia Louisa, Emma Jane, William Walter Cyril, Violet and Caroline Jane.

3-Sarah Jane Cole was born on 7 Nov 1877 in the Port Sorell District, Tasmania.

3-Thomas Henry Cole was born on 6 Dec 1879 in the Port Sorell District, Tasmania.

3-James Alfred Cole was born on 5 Sep 1882 in the Port Sorell District, Tasmania.

3-Mary Elizabeth Cole was born on 27 Jun 1885 in the Port Sorell District, Tasmania.

3-Amelia Louisa Cole was born on 23 Jul 1888 in Mersey, Devonport.

3-Emma Jane Cole was born on 19 Jul 1890 in Mersey, Devonport.

3-William Walter Cyril Cole was born on 9 Jun 1894 in the Port Sorell District, Tasmania and died on 20 Dec 1972 at age 78.

3-Violet Cole was born on 26 Nov 1896 in Mersey, Devonport.

3-Caroline Jane Cole was born on 22 Dec 1899 in Barrington, Tasmania and died on 29 Aug 1961 in Ulverstone, Tasmania at age 61. Caroline married Victor Costello, son of Richard Costello and Harriett Jones, on 8 May 1918 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania. Victor was born about 1888 and died on 17 May 1965 in Devonport, Tasmania aged about 77.

North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times Thursday 16 May 1918, page 4

COSTELLO— COLE. A wedding that attracted considerable interest was celebrated in the Lower Barrington Baptist Church on Wednesday, May 8, by the Rev. W. Heaven. The bride. Miss Carrie Cole, is the youngest daughter of Mr. H. Cole, and Mr. Vic. Costello, the bridegroom, is the second youngest son of Mr. Richard Costello, both of Lower Barrington. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a trained robe of crepe-de-chene, and a becoming wreath of orange blossom held her veil in position. She carried a shower bouquet. Miss Violet Cole was in attendance as bridesmaid, and wore a gown of pink crepe-de-chene, with hat to match. The little maid of honor, Lily Ivory, wore a dainty frock of white silk and carried the cushion for the bride to kneel on. Mr. W. Cole supported the bridegroom as best man. Later a dinner was served at the residence of the bride's parents, about 100 guests being present. Mr. Heaven, in proposing the health of the bride and bridegroom, presented the young couple with a silver teapot from members of the church. Other presents were numerous and costly. Mr. and Mrs. Costello's future home will be at Lower Barrington. 2-John Medcraft was born on 8 Oct 1860 in the Port Sorell District, Tasmania and died on 1 Dec 1930 in Latrobe Hospital, Tasmania at age 70. John married Mary Ann Agnes Donoghue, daughter of Michael Donoghue and Margaret Broomhall, on 28 Jun 1882 in the Port Sorell District, Tasmania. Mary was born on 12 Aug 1862 in Deloraine, Tasmania. They had ten children: Alice Caroline, Margaret Sarah, Bertha May, Amy Elizabeth, Edith Grace, Thomas John, Herbert William, Ada Jane, May Linda and Melvina Victoria.

3-Alice Caroline Medcraft was born on 16 Aug 1883 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania and died on 14 Dec 1976 in Devonport, Tasmania at age 93. Alice married John Lord on 28 Feb 1908 in The Manse, York Street Baptist Church, Launceston.  They had one son: Andrew.

4-Andrew Medcraft was born on 29 Jun 1906 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania and died on 29 Jun 1906 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania.

3-Margaret Sarah Medcraft was born on 24 Jul 1885 in the Port Sorell District, Tasmania and was christened on 24 Jul 1885 in the Port Sorell District, Tasmania.

3-Bertha May Medcraft was born on 29 Jun 1886 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania. Bertha married John Henderson on 2 Feb 1921 in The Rectory, Burnie, Tasmania.  They had one son: William.

4-William Medcraft was born on 28 Sep 1911 in Home of Mercy, Midwood Street, New Town, Tasmania.

3-Amy Elizabeth Medcraft was born on 6 Jan 1889 in Mersey, Devonport.

3-Edith Grace Medcraft was born on 1 Oct 1890 in Mersey, Devonport. She had a daughter: Joyce Amy.

4-Joyce Amy Medcraft was born on 17 Jun 1909 in Connaught Crescent Salvation Army Home for Unwed mothers and died on 6 Jan 1901 in Connaught Crescent Salvation Army Home for Unwed mothers at age -8.

3-Thomas John Medcraft was born on 29 Nov 1892 in Mersey, Devonport. Thomas married Margaret Emma Bricknell on 30 Dec 1914 in Devonport, Tasmania.  They had three children: Annie May, Murray Thomas and Clarice Margaret.

4-Annie May Medcraft was born on 9 Apr 1916 in West Devonport, Tasmania.

4-Murray Thomas Medcraft was born on 20 Feb 1919 in Latrobe Hospital, Tasmania.

4-Clarice Margaret Medcraft was born on 20 Feb 1919 in Latrobe Hospital, Tasmania.

3-Herbert William Medcraft was born on 30 Aug 1895 in Mersey, Devonport. Herbert married Melva Eva Myrtle Berry on 24 Dec 1914 in Holy Trinity Church of England, Ulverstone, Tasmania.  They had one daughter: Beatrice Edna.

4-Betarice Edna Medcraft was born on 18 Dec 1915 in Ulverstone, Tasmania.

Herbert next married Mary Ann Alexander on 13 Apr 1922 in West Devonport, Tasmania.

3-Ada Jane Medcraft was born on 2 Feb 1899 in Mersey Circuit, Latrobe. Ada married James William Dobson on 8 Jan 1921 in Leesville, Tasmania.  They had two children: Frederick Cannon and Maud Jean.

4-Frederick Cannon Medcraft was born on 12 Aug 1917 in West Ulverstone, Tasmania.

4-Maud Jean Medcraft was born on 10 Sep 1919 in Wivenhoe, Tasmania.

3-May Linda Medcraft was born on 24 Sep 1901 in Maidstone, Tasmania. May married Aubrey Osacr Henricks on 31 May 1920 in Wivenhoe, Tasmania.

3-Melvina Victoria Medcraft was born on 18 Dec 1903 in Latrobe, Tasmania. Melvina married Allan Roy Smith on 8 Aug 1923 in St Pauls Anglican Church, East Devonport, Tasmania.

2-James Henry Medcraft was born on 22 Jan 1866 in the Port Sorell District, Tasmania. James married Eva Florence Barker, daughter of James Ward Barker and Sarah Ann Elliott, on 1 Mar 1888 in Sheffield, Tasmania. Eva was born on 25 Dec 1867 in the Port Sorell District, Tasmania. They had seven children: George Walter, Grace, Mabel Sarah, Leonard William, May, Alma Hadley and James Henry.

3-George Walter Medcraft was born on 20 Feb 1888 in Mersey, Devonport. George married Beatrice Veronica Naughton on 5 Mar 1912 in Barrington, Tasmania.  They had two children: Bryda May and Walter James.

4-Bryda May Medcraft was born on 1 Dec 1912 in Sheffield, Tasmania.

4-Walter James Medcraft was born on 6 Jun 1914 in Queen Victoria Maternity Hospital, Launceston.

3-Grace Medcraft was born on 26 Jul 1889 in Mersey, Devonport. Grace married Thomas Benjamin Roach on 10 Jun 1908 in Barrington, Tasmania.  They had one daughter: Winifred.

4-Winifred Medcraft was born on 18 Nov 1903 in Wellington Street, Launceston.

3-Mabel Sarah Medcraft was born on 20 Mar 1891 in Mersey, Devonport. Mabel married Eli Butler, son of Eli Butler and Emily Jane Brown, on 3 Jul 1912 in Barrington, Tasmania. Eli was born on 8 Oct 1891 in Deloraine, Tasmania and died on 29 Feb 1952 in Burnie, Tasmania at age 60.

3-Leonard William Medcraft was born on 9 Jan 1893 in Mersey, Devonport.

3-May Medcraft was born on 24 May 1895 in Mersey, Devonport. May married Harold Rolls on 20 Oct 1915 in Barrington, Tasmania.

3-Alma Hadley Medcraft was born on 19 Mar 1900 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania. Alma married Hubert Edward Rivers Docking on 17 Aug 1918 in Barrington, Tasmania.

3-James Henry Medcraft was born on 30 Dec 1901 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania. James married Gertrude Maude Leek on 15 Feb 1922 in St Johns Church of England, Devonport, Tasmania.

2-Charles Edward Medcraft was born in 1868 in the Port Sorell District, Tasmania. Charles married Jane Ann Donohue on 27 Mar 1889 in Mersey, Devonport. Jane died about 1943. They had 12 children: Ethel May, Sewald Edward, Sarah Maud, Caroline Jane, Myrtle Elizabeth, Thomas William, Cyril, Edward Adrian, Gladys Coralie, Gladys Coral, Ruth Marjorie and Jean Mavis.

The Advocate 27 May 1947 page 2

LATE C. E. MEDCRAFT, LATROBE

The death recently of Mr. Charles Edward Medcraft removed from the Latrobe district one of the oldest and most respected pioneers in the area.

Born at Barrington over 80 years ago, Mr. Medcraft resided there until his marriage to the late Jane Ann Donohue, who predeceased him nearly four years ago.

A keen farmer in the Barrington district the deceased moved to Sassafras where, with the help of his sons, he cleared and planted many acres of orchard. With his wife and family he resided in Sassafras for some years before going to Latrobe, where he engaged in contracting work, with one of his sons until the time of his retirement.

He is survived by two brothers, James (Devonport), and William (Sassafras). The six of his 12 children living are: Caroline (Mrs. Wescombe, Spreyton), Thomas William (Sassafras), Cyril (Latrobe)., Adrian (Vic), Ruth (Mrs. Nugent), Jean (Mrs. M'Fie, Vic.)

The burial service was conducted by the Devonport Salvation Army captain. Carriers were Messrs. Ken and Ivan Wescombe and Rex and Max Medcraft (grandsons). Chief mourners were Mrs. Wescombe (daughter), Messrs. Thomas, William and Cyril (sons) and Neville (grandson).

3-Ethel May Medcraft was born on 8 Jan 1890 in Mersey, Devonport. Ethel married John Henry Ivory, son of James Thomas Frederick Ivory and Eliza Jane Fiebey,  on 21 Dec 1910 in Barrington, Tasmania. John was born on 7 Sep 1884 in the Port Sorell District, Tasmania.

3-Sewald Edward Medcraft was born on 21 Oct 1891 in Mersey, Devonport and died on 20 Mar 1895 in Mersey, Devonport at age 3. Another name for Sewald was Seymour Edmund.

3-Sarah Maud Medcraft was born on 11 Feb 1894 in Mersey, Devonport and died on 2 Nov 1909 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania at age 15.

3-Caroline Jane Medcraft was born on 31 Jan 1896 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania, died on 3 Mar 1965 at age 69, and was buried in Latrobe Cemetery. Caroline married James Edward Wescombe, son of Charles Edward Wescombe and Amy Isobel Howard, on 22 Oct 1917 in Registry Office, Devonport, Tasmania.

3-Myrtle Elizabeth Medcraft was born on 2 Jun 1899 in Port Frederick, Tasmania and died on 18 Aug 1912 in Sassafras, Tasmania at age 13.

3-Thomas William Medcraft was born on 3 May 1901 in Barrington, Tasmania. Thomas married Linda Mary Bennett, daughter of William Bennett and Ada Crabtree, on 1 Feb 1919 in Sassafras, Tasmania. Linda was born on 9 Feb 1900 in Railton, Tasmania. They had one daughter: Marjory.

4-Marjory Medcraft was born on 19 Mar 1919 in Latrobe Hospital, Tasmania.

3-Cyril Medcraft was born on 18 Aug 1903 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania.

3-Edward Adrian Medcraft was born on 8 Jun 1905 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania. Edward married Lila Evelyn Rowe on 28 Mar 1928 in Latrobe, Tasmania.

3-Gladys Coralie Medcraft was born on 14 Apr 1907 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania and died on 19 Aug 1909 in Latrobe Hospital, Tasmania at age 2.

3-Gladys Coral Medcraft was born on 6 Mar 1911 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania and died on 28 May 1912 in Latrobe at age 1.

3-Ruth Marjorie Medcraft was born on 4 Sep 1914 in Latrobe.

3-Jean Mavis Medcraft was born on 13 May 1917 in Sassafras, Tasmania.

2-William Walter Medcraft was born on 29 May 1870 in the Port Sorell District, Tasmania, died on 3 Nov 1948 in Launceston, Tasmania at age 78, and was buried on 12 Nov 1948 in Latrobe. William married Priscilla Matilda Costello, daughter of Richard Costello and Harriett Jones, on 31 Dec 1894 in Mersey, Devonport. Priscilla was born on 31 Aug 1873 in Longford, Tasmania and was buried on 11 Feb 1938 in Latrobe, Tasmania. They had nine children: Arthur George, Walter William, Oscar William, Robert Arthur, Venus Harriett, Walter William, Vera Emiline, Elsie Jane and Melvie Moscella.

3-Arthur George Medcraft was born on 12 Jul 1894 in Mersey, Devonport. Arthur married Irene Mary Barker on 13 Jun 1917 in St Marys Presbytery, Burnie.  They had one son: Elvin Keith.

4-Elvin Keith Medcraft was born on 16 Nov 1917 in Ridgely, Tasmania.

3-Walter William Medcraft was born on 4 May 1896 in Mersey, Devonport. Walter married Mavis Mary Elliott, daughter of Oliver Elliott and Lavena Meers, on 25 Jun 1929 in St Marys Presbytery, Burnie. Mavis was born on 2 Jan 1911 in Ulverstone Cemetery. They had one son: Wilfred Joseph.

4-Wilfred Joseph Medcraft was born on 24 Jun 1929 and died on 23 Nov 1988 at age 59.

3-Oscar William Medcraft was born on 4 May 1896 in Mersey, Devonport, served in the First World War and died on 6 Apr 1917 in France at age 20.

3-Robert Arthur Medcraft was born on 20 Jan 1898 in Barrington, Tasmania. Robert married Harriet Ethel Wyn Spurr on 14 May 1924 in Lower Barrington Baptist Church.

3-Venus Harriett Medcraft was born on 19 Jun 1900 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania.

3-Walter William Medcraft was born on 22 Sep 1902 in Barrington, Tasmania.

3-Vera Emiline Medcraft was born on 25 Apr 1904 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania.

3-Elsie Jane Medcraft was born on 20 Sep 1905 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania and died on 10 Oct 1978 in Albert Park, Melbourne at age 73. Elsie married Alfred James Goss, son of Samuel Goss and Elizabeth Walker, on 16 Mar 1921 in Barrington, Tasmania. Alfred was born on 20 Sep 1895 in Longford, Tasmania and died on 15 Nov 1970 in Albert Park, Melbourne at age 75. They had four children: Matilda Elizabeth, Oscar Alfred, Raymond John and June Margaret. Their story is told here.

3-Melvie Moscella Medcraft was born on 15 Aug 1909 in Lower Barrington, Tasmania. Melvie married William Milton Blackaby, son of William Magnus Blackaby and Beulah Louisa Gower, on 19 Nov 1930 in the Registrar’s Office, Devonport. William was born on 7 Nov 1908 in Melrose, Tasmania.

2-Robert Arthur Medcraft was born on 2 Jun 1873 in the Port Sorell District, Tasmania and died on 27 Oct 1896 in Barrington, Tasmania at age 23.