|Elizabeth Sarah Mottram|
Her sister, My Great Great Grandmother, born two years later in 1854 was also named Elizabeth. Elizabeth Sarah Gourley was born on the 30th July 1854 at Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, the youngest child of William & Margaret Gourley. Elizabeth never knew her father, who died soon after on 23rd October 1854.
Elizabeth was orphaned before she turned four years old. Her mother Margaret was only 34 years old when she died in a tent on the Goldfields of Heart & Liver Disease. It seems that Elizabeth's mother had gone to the gold fields to make money to support her children, who were likely living with other family members.
Elizabeth could sign her name, but did not know the correct names of her parents, when at 20 years of age, she married Samuel Mottram at Bet Bet, Victoria, on the 27th January 1875.
Elizabeth Sarah Mottram was 80 years old when she died from senility, myocardial degeneration and uraemia, at her daughter's home in Richmond, on 16th September 1934.
|circa 1904 - Mottram Family|
Back: Mary, Samuel, Sam, Jack, Fred
Front: Eve, David, Henry, Elizabeth, Madeline
|Elizabeth & Samuel Mottram|
Dundas Road, Maryborough - before July 1928
|Mary Walker, Elizabeth Mottram, Madeline Mottram|
Children: Betty and Bob Walker
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