Elizabeth Gardiner was born in London, England in 1833 and I am yet to discover when Elizabeth immigrated to Australia.

At aged 36 she married James Lea Clifford in 1869 who ran The Market Hotel in Bridge St in Ballarat. Elizabeth resided and lived there with James and together they raised their adopted daughter Bertha (James’s niece).

James died in April 1879 aged 49 and Elizabeth took over running the Hotel. Being a female publican was probably uncommon in 1879. She continued to care for her adopted daughter alone until she married my 3rd Great Grandfather John Andrew in early 1885.

I am unable to find when Elizabeth and John Andrew left The Market Hotel.

Bertha married in 1896.

John died in 1899 and Elizabeth in 1919.

James, Elizabeth and John are ALL BURIED TOGETHER at the New Ballarat Cemetery, Church of England B, Section 05, Grave 53.