Eliza Maslin - aged 16 years


Name: HUTTON Eliza

Date of Birth: 24 April 1866

(Baptised 29 Oct 1866 Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia)

Birth Location: Blackwood, Western Australia

Maiden Name: Maslin

Age at Burial: 80 years

Date of Death: 27 September 1946

Death Location: Capel, Western Australia

Date of Burial: 28 September 1946

Denomination: Anglican D

Row/Grave: Row 5 Grave 53

Grave Transcription:

In Loving Memory Of


Beloved Wife Of

Thomas Giles


Died 26 September 1946

Aged 80 years

Father: Thomas Neate Maslin 1824-1909

Mother: Sarah Ann Andrews 1828-1899

Grandparents (father): William Neate and Elizabeth Maslin

Grandparents (mother): Thomas Andrews and Anne?


James William Maslin 1846-1929              Married Elizabeth Bowe

George Charles Maslin 1849-1899              Married Catherine Roberts

Thomas Henry Maslin 1850-1852

Elizabeth Maslin 1855-1896                      Married Absolom Roberts

Amelia Maslin 1855-1947

Letitia Maslin 1857-1941                            Married Michael Flynn

Sarah Anne Maslin 1860-1919                  Married John Coverley

William Henry Maslin 1862-1958              Married Elizabeth Sarah Sugd Olfe

Avis Jane Maslin 1864-1941

Spouse: Thomas Giles Hutton


May Letitia Hutton 1887-1970                  Married Albert Henry Scott

Sarah Jane Hutton 1889-1972                  Married Joseph Davis

Edith Christina Hutton 1892-1982            Married Thomas Lytton Appleyard

Ernest Wilfred Hutton 1894-1917(KIA WW1)       Married Lilly Brown

Wilfred Thomas Hutton 1897-1982          Married Clara Flynn

Mary Hutton 1899-1899

Amy Elizabeth Hutton 1900-1973             Married Charles Edward Scott

Frederick George Hutton 1904-1973        Catherine (Kate) Eustelle Wittfoht

Occupation: Home Duties

Their Story:

Eliza was the youngest (10th ) child of Thomas and Sarah Maslin. Her parents. Thomas and Sarah with two sons sailed per Victory from England, arriving in Fremantle 24 March 1854. Thomas and his wife Sarah were from Pewsey, Wiltshire, England and had been married there in 1854. It is recorded that Thomas took up land on the Blackwood between 1855 and 1860.

In the late 1870s Thomas, his wife and younger children moved to Mullalyup. Then in 1882 Thomas Maslin attended the Bunbury Court of Petty Sessions and obtained an official certificate to operate his now completed ‘Eating, Boarding and Lodging House at Mullalyup, previously the Elm Grove homestead, Nelson Location 23. Thomas was a farmer and Inn keeper.

inHerit Heritage Council – Blackwood Inn

Whilst working with her mother Sarah at the Inn, Eliza met Thomas Giles Hutton. Eliza (20 years) married Thomas Giles Hutton (26 years) in a double wedding, together with her sister Letitia, who married Michael Flynn on the 16 September 1866, at Donnybrook Schoolhouse by Rev Pernell. As there was no church in the district at that time, a clergyman came from Bunbury to hold services in the school at intervals.  Eliza and her sister rode on horseback into Donnybrook and dressed for the wedding at the home of friends. Their parents followed in the horse-drawn sulky.

Thomas and Sarah Maslin left Mullalyup and retired to Bunbury. For interest, the naming of the Inn to Blackwood Inn was only in 1889 when John Bovell who purchased the property from Thomas Maslin placed a notice in the Perth and Bunbury papers saying he had purchased the property and hence forth would be called the Blackwood Inn.

Five years after their marriage Eliza and Thomas moved into their first home on their Goodwood Road property. It was made of wattle and Daub, with split slabs and a rammed dirt floor.

In 1916 Eliza and Thomas moved into a new home built on a rise overlooking the river.

The loss of their eldest son Ernest who was killed on the Battlefield at Passchendaele in France in October 1917 at the age of 23 was a terrible blow to Eliza and Thomas. Eliza wore black mourning ribbon for a long time.

It is written that Eliza and Thomas discussed all matters pertaining to the running of the farm.

After Tom’s death in 1940 at the age of 80 Eliza was cared for by her youngest son Fred and his wife Kat nee Wittfoht. Eliza also spent time with her daughter and son in-law May and Bert Scott at Nannup.

Eliza Hutton died in Bunbury 27 September 1946 at the age of 80. She was a quiet, frail lady who had worked extremely hard and was most capable. She and Thomas were devoted to each other and always worked in co-operation with one another throughout their 54 years of marriage.

Eliza is buried in the Capel Cemetery.


History written from notes by the T.F. Hutton Grandson of Thomas Giles Hutton and Edith Appleyard nee Hutton daughter of Thomas and Eliza Hutton. Additional research and compiled by Great Great Granddaughter Shellie Cummings

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