The lone but not alone grave of Elizabeth ANSET Maldon, Victoria
I know this lone grave has been photographed before,but I decided to do this one for Family Tree circles. On my visit to Maldon, Victoria, last week I went to see the lone grave of Elizabeth ANSET and her infant son. The grave in on the nature strip of a lane off Chaple Street in Maldon. I had a talk with Neil who lives in the house beside the grave. Neil has spent the last 30 years tending this grave and before him many others looked after it.
Elizabeth the wife of William ANSET 1824-1902 was born Elizabeth BURTON in Brixton, Surrey, England in 1827 she died in childbirth on the 19 July 1854 and her infant son 14 days later.
There were other children, The ones I know of are Elizabeth Hannah 1850-1921 and William 1851-1852 and Neil tells me the decendants of Elizabeth Hannah have visited on occassion. I was told these visiting decendants added the extra 'T' to ANSET; however see comment below by Tony Ansett.
William Anset was the son of John ANSET 1803-1861 and Sarah WOODALL 1799-1852. William died in Castlemaine, Victoria 4 October 1902
He and wife Elizabeth had been living in Lambeth, Surrey with his parents, until arrival in Victoria.
Bendigo Advertiser,Tuesday 7 October 1902.
CASTLEMAINE, 6th October.
Mr. W. Anset, who arrived on Forest Creek in the early fifties, died on Saturday
night, aged 79 years.
Before the opening of the Melbourne to Bendigo railway, deceased used to drive
the coach between Forest Creek and Harcourt.
Some 53 years ago Mr Anset had the misfortune to be run over by a dray, and
his left leg was so injured that it had to be amputated. Not-
withstanding this misfortune deceased was of a cheery, genial disposition, and was