Francis Henry William Thomas Winifred Brownrigg Peter Welsh Thomson Margaret Jean Caldow /Hodsdon Frederick Edward Senior James Roger Francis Wyman Clark Richard Robertson Patricia Mae Mulligan Joachim Dido

Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Maurice Henry ANCLIFFE

Born 1901 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England [21]
Son of Joseph ANCLIFF and Elizabeth HASTINGS [21]
     His mother died in 1908 at the age of 33 years and his father died in early 1909 at the age of 34 years [21]
     At the age of seven years he was an orphan with younger brothers Wilfred, aged five years, and George, who was an infant [21]
     Their uncle William John HASTINGS, who was a farmer in Western Australia, travelled to England to collect them [50] [203]
     He and his brothers departed London, England with their uncle on the steamship Orama on 10 October 1913 [203]
     They arrived on the steamship Orama in Fremantle, Western Australia on 11 November 1913 [70]
     Resided with his uncle William, aunt Elizabeth and cousin W. G. Clayton HASTINGS on farmland in Mawson [15] [50]
Farmhand in Mawson in 1925 [50]
In partnership he and Robert J. V. CAVE purchased 3,001 acres of virgin land in Caron on 17 September 1928 [27]
     The 3,001 acres was Lot M1779 of Victoria Location 2023 situated on the north side of the Caron Road [27] [62]
     They purchased the land from the Midland Railway Company at a cost of £1500/10/- (10/- an acre), payable by instalments [27]
Farmer in Caron 1929-1939 [19]
Farmed in partnership with Robert J. V. CAVE as "Ancliffe & Cave" from 1929 to 1937 [6]
     Although the farm was located at Caron in the Perenjori district, they were both known to be "of Carnamah" [6] [19]
     He received his mail from Carnamah and was also enrolled to vote with an address of Carnamah [6] [19]
     They wrote to the Carnamah District Road Board in November 1928 requesting a road be made to their property [4: 1-Dec-1928]
     In 1929 they had P.O. Box 60 at the Carnamah Post Office [53]
     They had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in 1929 [53]
     In November 1929 they purchased a new Chevrolet 6 truck from Carnamah dealer L. Scott WYLIE [4: 9-Nov-1929]
     During the Great Depression they went bankrupt and their estate was put under the management of a trustee [86: 20-Feb-1932]
     Their trustee was Carnamah accountant John G. HUNTER [86], who absconded with money stolen from his clients [P399]
     The local newspaper reported on 8 December 1933 that goods had arrived for them at the Carnamah Railway Station [5: 8-Dec-1933]
     Both he and Robert J. V. CAVE were on the farm until 1933, however from 1933 to 1939 it was just himself on the farm [19]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1928-29 and 1929-30 [4: 2-Feb-1929, 14-Dec-1929]
Member of the Gimlets Cricket Club in 1930-31 [4: 22-Nov-1930]
Married Eleanor Jane BAMFORD in Perth in 1935 [66]
An unnamed child of theirs died on 8 December 1935 and was buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth [2]
The sale of their farm was rescinded by the Midland Railway Company on 17 March 1939 [27]
The Midland Railway Company subsequently resold their former farm to Rupert J. CAMAC on 9 May 1940 [27]
His former wife Mrs Eleanor Jane ANCLIFFE married Herbert James DOYLE in Perth in 1946 [2] [66]
His uncle William John HASTINGS passed away on 29 September 1953 and was buried at the Anglican Cemetery in Beverley [138]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Gosnells [2]
Died 26 August 1974; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, PE, 50)[2]
Also known as Morris Henry ANCLIFF [2] [21]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Maurice Henry Ancliffe' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 October 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/maurice-henry-ancliffe [sources]




Use the below form or email history@carnamah.com.au

Name:
 
Email:
 
Comment, memory or story about this person
Suggested correction or additional information
Question or general feedback
 
 
Please enter this code into the box to confirm your request.


During this time we encourage you to stay active + keep connected. Check out Act-Belong-Commit Creative @ Home for ideas!