Friends of Hastings Cemetery

Goodsell Brothers, Rowland and William p.2

AV H15

In affectionate remembrance of

Rowland Hartnup

3rd son of William and Matilda Goodsell

who was accidentally drowned while bathing

on the 3rd of July 1877

aged 16 years


William Thomas Goodsell

brother of the above

aged 33 years

who was also drowned whilst bathing

June 30th 1889

leaving a widow and son to mourn their loss

Ellen  Adams

Wife of the above

Died March _ 1915

aged 57 years

In the midst of life we are in death

He was the eldest son of Mr. William Goodsell, landlord of  the Plough Inn, Westfield.  Deceased was a member of the Executive Committee of the Hastings Liberal Association, as a representative of the Ore District.”

William's widow Ellen, whose name appears on the gravestone, remained in Ore.  In the 1891 Census she is recorded as a laundress, and her son is a carpenter (aged fourteen).  In November 1901 Ellen married William Herbert Adams, a Hastings man, but on the gravestone she is described as the wife of William Goodsell.