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The lone but not alone grave of Elizabeth ANSET Maldon, Victoria

Journal by janilye

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
much respected

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on 2011-04-01 23:50:24

janilye - 7th generation, Convict stock. Born in New South Wales now living in Victoria, carrying, with pride 'The Birthstain'.

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by ngairedith on 2011-04-02 00:03:09

you going to do a journal on Elizabeth janilye??

by janilye on 2011-04-02 00:53:43

Well, I asked around and nobody seems to know anything much about her. The family had only been in the country a year. I can trace him but she's a bit of a mystery. I think I might put her in the too hard box for now.

by mowsehowse on 2011-04-02 12:42:08

Hi Janilye,
Do you know which county Elizabeth's Brixton was?
There is the famous area which is now London - but there is a litle known Brixton in Devon too - and perhaps others.........

by janilye on 2011-04-02 18:35:13

Hi Mowse, It was Surrey (I better fix that)and husband William's parents lived in Lambeth, Surrey. William died in Castlemaine, Victoria in October 1902..Jan

by ansett on 2013-07-05 04:09:31

Hi all, Elizabeth Ansett nee Burton from Brixton, London, Surrey. Parents did not want her to come out. That info from grandaughter to Elizabeth Mavis Ansett Graves. William Elizabeth and daughter Elizabeth shipwrecked near Cape Jaffa and walked to Portland. Ansett family thought they were lost at sea. Reunited in Collingwood and walked to gold fields. William decided to split with family going to Bendigo and went to Maldon Victoria. Elizabeth was pregnant and very soon gave birth caught dysentery and they both died. William eventually shifted to Castlemaine and carted goods for a living. Lost his left leg in an accident but still worked. Daughter Elizabeth Ansett married Richard Lemon/Lemmon. William died in 1902 profession a Gentleman. The grave is an original grave from Mt Tarrengower cemetery that was in the back corner of the Methodist Church which is still there. Survived as it was a lane. The rest of the headstones where relocated to Castlemaine Cemetery in Campbell's Creek. First White Woman to die in Central Victoria.
Tony Ansett
Lara Victoria Australia

by ansett on 2015-10-01 04:56:04

Ansett is spelt with one or two t's right through history Tend to think tt is the correct spelling as one t makes a different verbal and french silent. William Ansett here was two t's and on the grave was not spelt correctly.

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