Alfred Godley Crewe
4 February 1861
Volume 2, page 188, sitting number 2042.
Born at Breadsall in Derbyshire on 9 July 1831, Alfred Godley Crewe was the third son of the clergyman and naturalist Henry Robert Crewe, Rector of Breadsall, and his wife Frances Caroline née Jenney
When the census was taken in 1861 he was staying or living at his parents’ residence, Breadsall Rectory. He gave as his profession ‘Assistant Surgeon Her Majesty’s Indian Army, Bengal.’
On 26 June 1861 he married Jemima Macklin at Saint Wergurgh, Derby, Derbyshire, England. Their marriage produced three children but only one survived into adulthood.
He retired from the Bengal Army on 2 April 1865.
At the time of the 1881 census he and Jemima were living with two servants at 2 Priory Lane, Milton, Hants. He gave ‘Surgeon MRCS (England)’ as his profession. Ten years later he described himself as a ‘Physician & Surgeon.’
Alfred Godley Crewe died on 2 April 1894 at the Old Priory, Milton, Hampshire, leaving an estate valued at £769.
An obituary appeared later that same day in the Portsmouth Evening News (2 April 1894): ‘It is with much regret that we record the death of Dr Alfred Godley Crewe, which took place early this morning at his residence, Milton. Deceased, who succumbed to inflammation of the lungs, after an illness extending over several weeks, was 68 [sic] years of age.
'Dr Crewe formerly served with the Army in India, and on retiring from the service settled down in Milton several years ago. He occupied the office of churchwarden at St James’s, Milton, and will be sadly missed in the village, as well as throughout the more populous district of Eastney, where he had an extensive practice. He was exceedingly kind to the poor, bestowing his professional services freely upon those who could ill afford to pay for medical assistance, and making his charitable disposition widely felt in many other ways. Great sympathy is felt with Mrs and Miss Crewe in their bereavement.’