Samuel Maxwell West Croskery

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Samuel Maxwell West Croskery
In Yokohama, Japan, in 1905.
Parents: Hugh Croskery
    1803 – after 1897
Charlotte Wallace Brown
Siblings: Alexander Brown Croskery
    10 March 1838 – 3 April 1897
Albert James Croskery
Samuel Maxwell West Croskery
Partners: Clara Croskery (née Nicol)
Mary Croskery (née Gilmour)
    1843-01-04 – 1899
Children: Marian Gilmour Hancox (née Croskery)
    1879-12-08 – 1970-12-08
Jeanie Elenora Dunsmuir MacConnal (née Croskery)
Wikitree: Croskery-59
FamilySearch: 9MNV-NPF
Ancestry: 312495719479

Born in County Down, Ireland.[1] Notes:

  • File:Attachment for sextants - patent US 544212.pdf
  • 1876, Master of Stentor, Liverpool. Aged 28, Born Down Patrick. Last ship: Red Gauntlet, 14 December[illegible]  1875.[2]
  • 1881, Master of Bessarabia, Liverpool. Joined ship in Cardiff on 2 May 1881.[1]
  • Initiated to the Merchants Lodge in Liverpool aged 38 on 4 August 1885.[3]

Letter to The Daily Mail, 1914:[4]

U.S. Anger with Germany.

Futher evidence of United States sympathy with Great Britain's cause continues to reach this country. In a letter to Capetain Croskery, of New Ferry, Cheshire, Mr. John Stewart Morton, of St. Pault-street, Baltimore, says:

"Never have I seen the citizens of this country so worked up against a country as they are against the Germans. It just shows when old Mother England is in trouble our sympathies go right in her direction."

Living at 20 Highfield Crescent, Rock Ferry, Liverpool, in 1896.[5]

Died aged 85[6] on 27 May 1933.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Liverpool, England, Crew Lists 1861-1919 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors. File:Liverpool, England, Crew Lists 1861-1919.jpg Original data: Crew lists. 387 CRE. Liverpool Record Office, Liverpool, England. Crew lists (fishing boats). 387 FIS. Liverpool Record Office, Liverpool, England. Name: Samuel Maxwell West Croskery Age: 32 Birth Year: abt 1849 Birth Place: Down Event Date: 1881 Port of Registry: Liverpool, Lancashire, England Ship Name: Bessarabia Official Number: 78733 Reference Number: 387CRE/117
  2. File:Stentor Crew List 32168_100000_1806-00049.jpg
  3. Library and Museum of Freemasonry; London, England; Freemasonry Membership Registers; Description: Register of Contributions: Country and Foreign Lodges Supplement 1, fols 1-311 File:Liverpool freemason lodge, 1884.jpg
  4. File:1791_The_Daily_Mail_(London),_1914-09-02_page_3_386x290.png
  5. UK, City and County Directories, 1766 - 1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013. File:GB1286-00127 Highfield Cres Rock Ferry.jpg
  6. "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007", database, FamilySearch ( : 2 November 2021), Samuel M W Croskery, 1933.
  7. "England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 August 2019), Samuel Maxwell West Croskery, 11 Jul 1933; citing Probate, Over Pool, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Great Britain.; FHL microfilm .


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