Elizabeth Forsyth Cadzow **
- Born: 30 Oct 1855, Forest Creek diggings near Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
- Marriage (1): William Jones ** on 20 Jul 1876 in The Bride's father's house, Myrtleford, Victoria, Australia
- Died: 31 Oct 1933, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia at age 78
- Buried: 1 Nov 1933, Presbyterian Cemetery, Rookwood Cemetery, Lidcombe, , New South Wales, Australia
Cause of her death was Diabetes Mellitis/ Arterio Sclerosis / Terminal Acute Peritonitis / Gangrene Great toe (right).
Another name for Elizabeth was Lizzie.
The story of this branch of the Cadzow / Jones family and their descendants is recounted in Craig's book - In the Shadow of Feathertop A History of the Lives and Legacy of George Jones and Margaret Hardie . Now available, you can read about it here:
No formal record of her birth can be found in the Victorian Births Deaths and Marriages Registry, despite a search by officials there. However, in a letter written from the Forest Creek diggings by her father, William on 23rd December 1855, to his parents-in-law back in Scotland he records:
"I have got a little addition to my family since I came on the Diggons Euphemia gave birth to a Daughter on the 30 October last which we have named Elizabeth famy was a great deal easier this time than she was at home She commenced in the morning to make ry faces but not much moving till about miday then she went to bed I went to castlemain for the Doctor he delivered her in about half an hour after he came" [NB spelling and grammar are exactly as they appear in the original document]
She was living at home with her parents and siblings in Myrtleford in July 1874, and married in that house in 1876. Over the next 21 years she and her husband William raised 11 children, all of whom survived to adulthood, quite a remarkable achievement for the time.
Elizabeth gave birth to her son James Hardie Jones just two days after the accidental death of her own father, and the day after his funeral.
Whilst living in Harrietville with her husband she was the town mid-wife and Nurse, often being called at at all hours, and in all types of weather, on foot or on horseback to attend to births or injuries. She was the first president of the local branch of the Red Cross when it was formed in 1914.
She was still living in Harrietville in 1919, occupation home duties. She moved to Sydney in 1921 to live with her son, Peter Lanark Jones and is recorded as living with him at 36 Seymour St, Croydon Park in 1930 and 1933.
Elizabeth is buried with her daughter, Agnes Cullen Jones, in the Presbyterian Cemetery at Rookwood, Location: Section 5F, Grave 2809. The Headstone reads:
In Loving Memory of / ELIZABETH JONES / who fell asleep / 31st Oct 1933 / Aged 76 Years / And AGNES / Loved Daughter / At Rest 4.9.36 / Aged 50 Years.
Elizabeth married William Jones **, son of George Jones ** and Margaret Hardie **, on 20 Jul 1876 in The Bride's father's house, Myrtleford, Victoria, Australia. (William Jones ** was born on 16 Jul 1848 in Newarthill, Lanark, Scotland, died on 27 Oct 1917 in Harrietville, Victoria, Australia and was buried on 29 Oct 1917 in Harrietville Cemetery, Harrietville, Victoria, Australia.). The cause of his death was Phitisis (Tuberculosis)/ 3 yrs.
It was a Presbyterian ceremony. The witnesses included William's brother, James Hardie Jones and David Hynd (who was to become William's sister's second husband 10 years later)
and Janet Cadzow, one of Elizabeth's sisters, and Margaret Hill