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: 29 September 1946
Denomination: Anglican D
Row/Grave: Row 5 Grave 53
In Loving Memory Of
Beloved Wife Of
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
Frederick George Hutton 1904-1973 Catherine (Kate) Eustelle Wittfoht
Occupation: Home Duties
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.
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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