|Eliza Anne COTTAM (1842 - 1911)|
|Children||Self + Spouses||Parents||Grandparents||Greatgrandparents|
Mary PEARCE (1860 - 1890)
Henry George PEARCE (1863 - 1939)
Eliza PEARCE (1865 - 1865)
John Cottam PEARCE (1866 - 1954)
Eliza Ann PEARCE (1869 - 1943)
Emily PEARCE (1871 - 1942)
Martha Elizabeth PEARCE (1872 - )
William Joseph PEARCE (1876 - 1965)
Edmund James PEARCE (1878 - 1905)
Ralph Thomas PEARCE (1879 - 1951)
Hannah PEARCE (1883 - )
|Eliza Anne COTTAM (1842 - 1911)
John Joseph PEARCE (1830 - 1913)
|Ralph COTTAM (1819 - 1880)|
|Eliza Elizabeth PENNINGTON (1817 - 1880)|
|b. 31 Jan 1842 at Lamberton Green, Wigan, Lancashire, England|
|m. 25 Jun 1861 John Joseph PEARCE (1830 - 1913) at Tumut, New South Wales, Australia|
|d. 08 May 1911 at Adelong, New South Wales, Australia aged 69|
|Ralph COTTAM (1819 - 1880)|
|Eliza Elizabeth PENNINGTON (1817 - 1880)|
|Henry George COTTAM (1844 - 1926)|
|Ralph COTTAM (1846 - 1934)|
|William COTTAM (1853 - 1872)|
|Edmund Lyon S COTTAM (1857 - 1892)|
|Hannah Anna COTTAM (1859 - 1873)|
|Mary PEARCE (1860 - 1890)|
|Henry George PEARCE (1863 - 1939)|
|Eliza PEARCE (1865 - 1865)|
|John Cottam PEARCE (1866 - 1954)|
|Eliza Ann PEARCE (1869 - 1943)|
|Emily PEARCE (1871 - 1942)|
|Martha Elizabeth PEARCE (1872 - )|
|William Joseph PEARCE (1876 - 1965)|
|Edmund James PEARCE (1878 - 1905)|
|Ralph Thomas PEARCE (1879 - 1951)|
|Hannah PEARCE (1883 - )|
|Isabella Ann BROWN (1880 - ), William Glenville BROWN (1882 - 1953), Jessie BROWN (1884 - 1977), Eliza M BROWN (1886 - ), Emily M BROWN (1886 - ), John Pearce BROWN (1887 - 1940), Elsie M BROWN (1890 - ), Elsie Mary PEARCE (1901 - ), John Charles Roy PEARCE (1903 - ), Sarah May PEARCE (1904 - 1987), Amy Esther PEARCE (1907 - ), Richard Louis PEARCE (1909 - ), Henry Edgar PEARCE (1910 - ), Arthur W PEARCE (1914 - ), Emily PEARCE (1916 - ), Albert Lindsay PEARCE (1918 - )|
|Events in Eliza Anne COTTAM (1842 - 1911)'s life|
|31 Jan 1842||Eliza Anne COTTAM was born||Lamberton Green, Wigan, Lancashire, England||Free BMD Mar 1842 21 784 Wigan|
|10 Jan 1858||15||Immigration||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia||per 'Peter Maxwell'|
|25 May 1860||18||Birth of daughter Mary PEARCE||Bago, New South Wales, Australia||V1860144 159/1860||69|
|25 Jun 1861||19||Married John Joseph PEARCE (aged 30)||Tumut, New South Wales, Australia||2935/1861||69|
|30 Oct 1863||21||Birth of son Henry George PEARCE||Tumut, New South Wales, Australia||14172/1863||69|
|09 May 1865||23||Birth of daughter Eliza PEARCE||Tumut, New South Wales, Australia||15770/1865||69|
|12 May 1865||23||Death of daughter Eliza PEARCE||Adelong, New South Wales, Australia||6090/1865||69|
|18 Apr 1866||24||Birth of son John Cottam PEARCE||Tumut, New South Wales, Australia||15471/1866||69|
|08 Jan 1869||26||Birth of daughter Eliza Ann PEARCE||Tumut, New South Wales, Australia||18672/1869||69|
|25 May 1871||29||Birth of daughter Emily PEARCE||Tumut, New South Wales, Australia||69|
|27 Aug 1872||30||Birth of daughter Martha Elizabeth PEARCE||Tumut, New South Wales, Australia||18429/1872||69|
|21 Feb 1876||34||Birth of son William Joseph PEARCE||Tumut, New South Wales, Australia||21107/1876||69|
|06 Mar 1878||36||Birth of son Edmund James PEARCE||Adelong, New South Wales, Australia||13957/1878||69|
|04 Dec 1879||37||Birth of son Ralph Thomas PEARCE||Adelong, New South Wales, Australia||15621/1880||69|
|13 Jan 1880||37||Death of father Ralph COTTAM (aged 61)||Adelong, New South Wales, Australia|
|28 Jul 1880||38||Death of mother Eliza Elizabeth PENNINGTON (aged 63)||Adelong, New South Wales, Australia|
|28 Oct 1883||41||Birth of daughter Hannah PEARCE||Adelong, New South Wales, Australia||31009/1883||69|
|25 Mar 1890||48||Death of daughter Mary PEARCE (aged 29)||Adelong, New South Wales, Australia||69|
|29 Dec 1905||63||Death of son Edmund James PEARCE (aged 27)||Wentworth, New South Wales, Australia||Note 1||69|
|08 May 1911||69||Eliza Anne COTTAM died||Adelong, New South Wales, Australia||4454/1911||69|
|Note 1: 3564/1906 Drowned Darling River|
ELIZA ANN PEARCE nee Cottam
by Debbie Burgess
Eliza Ann Cottam was born on 31 January 1842, at Lamberton Green near Wigan, Manchester, England, the eldest child of nine born to Ralph and Eliza Elizabeth Cottam. Her parents, with six of her eight brothers and sisters, arrived in Sydney on board the Peter Maxwellon 10 January 1858.
The family came to Upper Adelong and selected 500 acres of land calling the properly Two Brooks now known as Ardrossan.
While living at Two Brooks her brother William and sister Hannah died. William died at the age of 19, as a result of a horse riding accident at Reedy FIat (Batlow) Race Course on 26th December 1872. Hannah died at the age of 14, from typhoid fever on 25th December 1873. The graves of Ralph , Eliza Elizabeth, William and Hannah still survive on land at "Ardrossan".
On 25 June 1861 Eliza married John Joseph Pearce at the Bago residence of Mr and Mrs Jonathan Goldspink. John Joseph, "Honest John", being a trusted and
faithful servant of the proprietors of the Billapalap Station.
Eliza Ann was filled with the best qualities to suit her for the position of helpmate of an industrious, frugal and careful husband. Eliza was a most friendly and hospitable woman, she acquired the highest respect and admiration from all who knew her.
Eliza Ann and John Joseph Pearce had a family of eleven children, five sons and six daughters.
After accumulating a sufficient sum of money together, they selected an area of land at Billapalap.
They afterwards sold this land to a good advantage, and then became owners of a fine farm on the Gilmore Creek. (Which in 1911 was owned by MrJ Beck). After the disposal of the Gilmore property they secured a fine holding on Darlow's Creek, taking up residence on a site near where Mr Fred Mackay's home now stands. They held this property for a time.
While at Darlow's Creek, John Joseph and two of their sons Henry George and John Cottam joined five other male companions in gold mining pursuits at the "Navada" mine at Sharps Creek. (Application for an "Extended" Quartz Claim dated Adelong, August 5, 1885).
On 25 March 1890 while still residing at Darlow's Creek, Eliza received the news of the death of her daughter Mary (Mrs Glenville Brown) from typhoid fever at the age of 29 years, leaving seven young children aged between 2 months and 10 years.
This property was sold to enable their taking up the splendid property of Hillside Billapalap in late 1899- early 1900. There they built a most comfortable homestead.
Letters were received whilst al Hillside, detailing the death of her son Edmund James who drowned in the Darling River, near Pooncarie on 29 December 1905.
Eliza Ann died 8 May 1911 at Yaven Creek aged 69 years. Buried in the Adelong Cemetery, along with her husband and daughter Mary (Brown) .
'....We Buried old Mrs Pearce of Yaven Creek. We drove out the night before with the coffin and it took us a full day to reach the cemetery. We had silk black topper hats and the hearse entered the street, there was no minister to be found and we were perched up on this hearse whilst the parson was found; finally ending up with a storm during the burial.'
Memories of an old Adelonian - Mr H Whiting (Adelong Glimpses at the Past - Roslyn J Bird)
The properly Hillside is still held by a member of the direct family. The area is now known as Yaven Creek.
|69. Type: Book, Abbr: Relict of, Title: Relict of … Lives of Pioneering Women of Tumut and District, Auth: Tumut Family History Group, Publ: Tumut Family History Group, Date: 2001|
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|- Reference = 22 (Marriage)|