Originating from County Kent, Clement Crispe was born in 1804. He married Indiana Moxon Maxwell. The couple and their young family came to South Australia on the ship John Renwick in 1837. The ship was the second to carry migrants to South Australian shores.
Daughter Indiana is recorded as being the third child to be born in the province and the second girl. Indiana remained on the ship for the birth of her child as there was no proper accommodation on shore. Indiana junior was the third Crispe children which numbered four boys and four girls. Her name is the twelfth to appear in the baptism register of the Holy Trinity Church in North Terrace.
The family lived in tents by the sea before moving to Adelaide again residing in tents along the banks of the Torrens River purchasing land in 1848.
The family moved to farm on the Gawler River, occupying sections 65 (78), 91 (75 acres), 92 (73 acres), 93, 7590 (80 acres). Hundred of Mudla Wirra sections 93 (73 acres), pt section 93, (6 acres). The land lay on the bank of the Gawler River, close to where the Angle Vale bridge now stands. Their property was known as Buckland.
Thomas Bagnold b. 12 May 1833 East Mailing, Kent
m. Charlotte Ann Strongman on 1 May 1868
Georgina b. 1835 East Mailing, Kent
d. 1926, Woodville SA
Indiana b. 1837
m. Carl Louis Reuter Carl was born in 1839 in Essen Germany. He arrived in 1856 and farmed at the Gawler River for a short time before moving to Balaklava where he lived for 50 years.
Alfred Clement b. 1 July 1840 Gawler River
m. Ellenora Hordhardt (12 March 1866)
Annie b. 12 Aug 1842
d. 3 June 1895
Eliza b. 7 Feb 1845 Gawler
m. Edward Peyton Evans 1878
Edward b. 17 April 1847 Gawler River
m. Sarah Ann Wingate (5 March 1873)
Percy b. 1850 - 1853
Charles b. 1853 - 1925
At Buckland on 17th May 1853, the couple’s three year son, Percy died.
Clement died 25 November 1857, age 53, buried at Gawler. He left all land to his wife. Indiana died at Buckland at Crystal Brook (The family took the name, Buckland with them to their new farm) on 18th September 1881 aged 73. The property was left to all her eight children, being entitled to one eighth of the land. Edward Crispe claimed compensation of £1,600 from the Real Property Act Assurance Fund on the grounds that all eight were deprived of their inheritance by the granting of the title on Section 65. Indiana became insolvent on 27 Feb 1877.