Elizabeth Ann Mutton

26 March 1851–1 February 1897 (Age 45)
Wattle Grove, New South Wales, Australia

The Life of Elizabeth Ann

When Elizabeth Ann Mutton was born on 26 March 1851, in Wattle Grove, New South Wales, Australia, her father, William Mutton, was 28 and her mother, Charlotte Elizabeth Woodhams, was 26. She married Francis Rule in 1874, in Orange, New South Wales, Australia. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 1 February 1897, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 45.

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Francis Rule
Elizabeth Ann Mutton
Marriage: 1874
Elizabeth Marion Rule
Carolin Louisa Rule
Edwin Francis William Rule

Spouse and Children

Orange, New South Wales, Australia


    Elizabeth Marion Rule


    Carolin Louisa Rule


    Edwin Francis William Rule


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World Events (5)


Age 1

Bathurst County was one of the original Nineteen Counties in New South Wales and is now one of the 141 Cadastral divisions of New South Wales. It includes the area to the south-west of Bathurst to Cowra and Orange. The Lachlan River is the boundary to the south-west, the Belubula River forms part of the northern boundary, with the Fish River on the northeastern boundary. Blayney is located roughly in the middle. Bathurst County was named in honour of Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl 1762–1834.[1] The Electoral district of Bathurst (County) was the first state electoral district for the area, between 1856 and 1859. The Lachlan River at Cowra; the river is the boundary between Bathurst and Forbes In 1852 it had an area of 1,196,400 acres (4,842 km2) and population of 6,405. At this time it was described as having some of the best wool in the colony, with excellent farming land.[2]

Age 16

End of transportation to Western Australia.

Age 19

British troops withdraw from Australia.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Devon): nickname for someone thought to resemble a sheep (e.g. a gentle but unimaginative person), or metonymic occupational name for a shepherd, from Anglo-Norman French muto(u)n ‘sheep’ (Old French mouton, probably of Gaulish origin; compare Breton maout ‘sheep’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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