Frederick Becroft

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Importance of Frank Becroft (Frederick) (Beaucroft) (Beecroft)

A sympathizer and hawker who helped the KellyGang at Faithfull's Creek Station. Came from Longwood.

Links to the KellyGang below , Early Years , Teenage years , First run in with the law , Fitzpatrick Incident , Gold Mining , Murders at Wombat Rangers , Escape North , Euroa Robbery, Mass arrest of sympathizers , Jerilderie Robbery , Later in 1879 , Early in 1880 , Death of Aaron Sherritt , Glenrowan Siege , Ned Kelly's Trial , Royal Commission., Family.,


brothers ?.. sis ters ?... wife Christina Frances Gardner parents Robert William Becroft and Mary Ann May. Children 3 ...?... aunts ?...

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Photograph Early years I was born on 9 Dec 1859 at Reedy Creek, Broadford, Victoria. My father was a shoemaker. I went to school in Longwood,1864-1875. I was 5ft 8in. tall with grey eyes, light brown hair, fair complexion Business as a store keeper and hawker I employed by Mr Gloster the draper in Seymour and hawker. Euroa Robbery 10/12/1878 On the evening of the 9th Mr Gloster and I arrived at Faithfull's Creek Station and met the KellyGang.

Ned Kelly took me with him into Euroa for the robery. He paid me £2 and me the silver watch taken from the body of Constable Lonigan. I gave it to the police.(Argus13/11/78)

Ned Kelly's trial On !!MISSING I was called upon to give evidence at Ned Kelly's committal hearing in Beechworth about a conversation I had with him about the murders at Stringy Bark Creek. (Age10/8/1880) (Argus10/8/80) (Argus12/8/80)

On !!MISSING I gave evidence at Ned Kelly's trial (Age30/10/80) (Argus30/10/80) (JJK)

What happened to Frank Becroft's family

I was married at Milawa on 5 Nov 1889.

I joined the police in March 1886 as a Mounted Constable..

I was stationed at Nathalia for some years during my service in the police and was also at Wunghn

After I retired from the police as a result of "Bodily Infirmity" 31.1.1904 I bought the Cumberland Hotel, Wunghnu

I died at Nine Mile Creek, Victoria, on 3 December 1904 and I am buried together with my wife Christina in the Wunghnu Cemetry. She died in 3/10/1947