(After 1768-)
Francis HARRIS
(Abt 1756-1807)
George CRASE of Brea
Elizabeth HARRIS


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Mary Ann Vivian MOYLE


  • Born: 1819, Penryn, Cornwall
  • Christened: 28 Feb 1819, St. Gluvias, Cornwall 2
  • Married: 3 May 1847, Camborne, Cornwall 1
  • Died: 8 May 1905, Dulwich, Adelaide, S.A., Australia 3 4 5
  • Buried: Kapunda, South Australia

   Orthographic variation: CRAZE

  General Notes:

Relationship to Compiler: great, great grandfather

  Research Notes:

1841 CENSUS:

Age: 20
Occupation: Butcher
Place: Gojegoes, Camborne, Cornwall


In 1846, James Craze was a witness to the marriage of his sister Elizabeth to John Tiso Blewett.


1853 Electoral Roll list (South Australia)

Counties of Light and Eyre
Year 1853
Name: James CRASE
Qualification: Dwelling House
Location: Sect 1401 North Kapunda


James CRASE traveled from Melbourne 11 Jul 1852 per "Hero". Brig 'Dale' …? (Reg. 9 Jul 1852, p. 10)...

James CRASE traveled from Melbourne to Adelaide on 'Cleopatra' (Steamer) 8 May 1853, returning from the Victorian Gold Fields.



James Crase, of Kapunda, publican, [and others], now out of business.

South Australian Register, Thursday 16 Nov 1871


Mr. James Crase, of Kapunda, has permantly lost the sight of one of his eyes through a piece of glass bottle penetrating it.

Northern Argus, Tuesday 8 Jan 1889


"On the 8th May. at his daughter's residence, Dulwich, James Grase, aged 85 years."

"In loving memory of father and mother, who died May 8, 1905, and November, 9, 1884. Not forgotten.—inserted by lovrng daughters, Mary, Lizzie, and Nellie."



The remains of the late Mr. James Crase were brought to Kapunda for interment in Clare-road Cemetery, on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Crase, who had been ailing for a number of years, died on Monday at the residence of his daughter (Mrs. L. L. Elliott, of Dulwich, near. Adelaide), at the age of 85 years. The funeral was well attended. The service at the graveside was conducted by the Rev. S. Rossister (Methodist), and the orations of the Oddfellows, M.U., and Foresters' lodges were also read.

Mr. Crase arrived in South Australia in 1847. He was born at Cambourne, Cornwall [sic]*, in 1820. On his arrival in South Australia, he was first employed at Port Adelaide building embankments to keep back the sea water. Later he removed to Kensington, and lived in one of the first houses built in that suburb. Subsequently he went to Allen's Creek, near Kapunda, and was employed at the Allen's Creek mine, under Captain Paul. He then started business as a stock dealer and butcher, and also wheat buyer, and soon established a large. connection. His butcher's shop was in Hill-street, where Mr. M. Thomson's drapery establishment now stands. He also successfully engaged in agricultural pursuits, his farm, on Clare-road (now in possession of Mr. Thomas Scott), being well-known. Mr. Crase made two visits to the Victorian gold diggings, in 1852 and in 1853, and both visits proved successful. In 1854 he purchased the North Kapunda Hotel, which-he rebuilt in 1865. He kept this house for over 22 years. He was one of the pioneers of Kapunda, and was one of the first councillors on the declaration of Kapunda as a corporate town. He represented East Ward. Of the original council only two survive -- Mr. Joseph Tuckfield and Mr. R. J. Day, Messrs. Wm. Lewis, John Mullen, Richard Rowett, Stephen Bennett, James Pearce, James Crase, and Dr. M. S> Blood (mayor) being dead. Mr. Crase took a great interest in the affairs of Kapunda, and owned a large amount of property in and around the town. He was one of the foundation members of the Oddfellows (M.U.) and Forrester's lodges, and was one of the early members of the Lodge of Light. For the last fourteen years Mr. Crase had lived in retirement with his children in the city. The surviving family are -- Messrs. George (of the A.M.P. Society), Thomas (of Donaldson and Co.). Arthur, and Herbert Crase, and Mesdames L. L. Elliott (Dulwich), Lansberg (Prospect), and Tillet (Norwood)."

* James Crase lived from childhood in Camborne, but he was born in Penryn. 6

  Marriage Information:

James married Mary Ann Vivian MOYLE, daughter of Cpt. Thomas MOYLE and Mary VIVIAN, on 3 May 1847 in Camborne, Cornwall 1. (Mary Ann Vivian MOYLE was born in 1826 in Town, Camborne, Cornwall, christened on 23 Sep 1826 in Camborne, Cornwall 7, died on 9 Nov 1884 in William St., Norwood, South Australia, Australia and was buried in Kapunda, South Australia.

  Marriage Notes:

James Craze, of full age, of Crane, bachelor, miner, son of George Craze, butcher, and
Mary Ann Vivian Moyle, minor, of Crane, spinster, daughter of Thomas Moyle, mine agent

Married by Banns

Witnesses: Thomas Bawden and John Duckham (presiding).


1 Marriage Certificate, Entry No. 172 (a copy in the possession of the compiler).

2 St. Gluvias Parish Registers, Baptisms, p. 82, no. 653.

3 Death Certificate, in possession of the compiler.

4 The Register (Adelaide), Tuesday 9 May 1905.

5 The Advertiser (Adelaide), Monday 9 May 1910.

6 Kapunda Herald, Friday 12 May 1905.

7 Camborne Parish Register transcripts, baptisms, p. 771.

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