Mary Ann Vivian MOYLE
- Born: 1826, Town, Camborne, Cornwall
- Christened: 23 Sep 1826, Camborne, Cornwall 2
- Married: 3 May 1847, Camborne, Cornwall 1
- Died: 9 Nov 1884, William St., Norwood, South Australia, Australia
- Buried: Kapunda, South Australia
Relationship to Compiler: great, great grandmother
Mary Ann was solely in charge of North Kapunda Hotel during the early 1850s whilst her husband James CRASE was off at the Victorian gold diggings seeking his fortune.
An exciting moment in the history of Mary Ann's hotel business occurred when the Duke of Edinburgh arrived one day to officiate at the opening of the Kapunda to Adelaide Railway Line. The royal visitor and his entourage found it necessary to seek refreshment at a convenient place in the neighbourhood, so they dined at "Crase's Room" on 6 Nov 1867 (Kapunda Herald, 6 Nov 1868).
Excerpt from "A TRIP TO KAPUNDA AND ANLABY
[By our Agricultural editor]
On Tuesday, November 11, I took the second train from Adelaide to Kapunda, where Mr. H. T. Morris had kindly arranged to meet and convey me to the Anlaby Home station, in order that l might see the finish of the season's shearing. Upon arrival at Kapunda, however, I found by the serious looks upon every face that something unusual had happened, and it was not long ere I was informed that Mrs. Crase, the landlady of the North Kapunda (or Crase's) Hotel was dead, and to be buried that day. There are few women in this colony more widely known and generally respected than Mrs. Crase was, and the town waa crowded with people dressed in sombre black, congregated for the purpose of paying the last tribute to her remains...."
South Australian Register, Wednesday 19 November 1884
On the 9th November, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. L. L. Elliott, William-street, Norwood, Mary Ann, the beloved wife of James Crase, Kapunda, aged 58 years. A colonist of 38 years.
South Australian Register, Monday 10 Nov 1884
In loving memory of father and mother, who died May 8, 1905, and November, 9, 1884. Not forgotten.-Inserted by lovrng daughters, Mary, Lizzie, and Nellie.
The Advertiser (Adelaide), Monday 9 May 1910
Mary married James CRASE, son of George CRASE of Brea and Elizabeth HARRIS, on 3 May 1847 in Camborne, Cornwall 1. (James CRASE was born in 1819 in Penryn, Cornwall, christened on 28 Feb 1819 in St. Gluvias, Cornwall 3, died on 8 May 1905 in Dulwich, Adelaide, S.A., Australia 4 5 6 and was buried in Kapunda, South Australia.
James Craze, of full age, of Crane, bachelor, miner, son of George Craze, butcher, and
Mary Ann Vivian Moyle, minor, of Crane, spinster, daughter of Thomas Moyle, mine agent
Married by Banns
Witnesses: Thomas Bawden and John Duckham (presiding).