The Hotspur Cemetery is situated on a small rise on the northern bank of and overlooking the Crawford River. As with many small community cemeteries it has a scattering of headstones, some fenced but many with graves unmarked, and many unknown burials. The early burial records have long since disappeared, perhaps in one of the major fires which swept the district on a number of occasions.
Looking west from the Hotspur Cemetery to the Crawford RiverExternal link to .. Ian Marr's S-W Victorian Cemetery Headstones
Names of some of the known burials in the Hotspur Cemetery
B - BEAVIS, BLACK, BLACKWOOD, BOLAN, BOURKE, BRENNAN, BRINDLEY, BROWN.
C - CAMERON, CAMPBELL, CLUNE, COBB, CONDON, COOK.
D - DEADMAN.
E - EDGE.
F - FARR, FIDLER.
H - HAITH, HEAZLEWOOD, HISCOCK, HUNT.
J - JEFFRIES.
K - KEY, KING.
L - LAMOND, LAMONT, LAURIE, LEONARD, LOWE.
M - McDONALD, McEACHERN, McKAY, McCLEAN, MOORE, MUNRO.
N - NICHOLSON, NUGENT.
O - OUTTRAM.
P - PARKER, PHILLIPS.
R - READ, RULE.
S - SLATTERY, SMITH, SPRING, STEWART, STORER.
T - TRELOAR, TURNER.
W - WADE, WAGLAND, WELLNER, WILLIAMS, WILSON.
Erica checking her ancestors headstone inscription on the grave of
Thomas Brindley (1837-1993) & Emma Key (1842-1912)