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MASON-Bill

William Melbourne “Bill” MASONAge: 7518821957

Name
William Melbourne “Bill” MASON
Given names
William Melbourne
Surname
MASON
Nickname
Bill
Birth May 25, 1882

Citation details: Entry against May 25 - William Melbourne Mason 1882
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Note:

According to his marriage certificate the details of his mother and father are Charles and Catherine FRAZER. However, daughter, Jean Gregory (nee Mason) has stated that he may have been adopted by Miss Catherine Mason and that he was born as Crow or Du Boise. He was definitely raised in Sydney.

A search of the NSW BDM Index revealed the following entry:

14749/1882 MASON WILLIAM M WILLIAM CHARLOTTE A This requires further investigation.

17/9/00 I posted a request for someone to lookup BDM index in Victoria and I received the fololowing reply

"Hello.

The Birth/Death/Marriage index for Victoria 1788-1921 shows no birth for a William Mason with a mother named Catherine Frazer.

I have checked the NSW, TAS, WA references also.

Mike."

19/9/00 A search of the NSW BDM Index revealed only one male entry for CROW in 1882. It was:-

18010/1882 CROW HERBERT L TOM ALICE

There were three male entries for CROWE -

7292/1882 CROWE ARTHUR E ARTHUR CATHERINE 9957/1882 CROWE FRANCIS E FRANCIS E MARY F 25295/1882 CROWE TIMOTHY JOHN JANE

There were no male entries for Dubois nor Du Bois.

8/8/2004 I have today checked the BDM records for Victoria C1882 and a couple of years before that. I can confirm the above email in that there is no record of a birth of William MASON C1882. I can also record that I could not find any record of a Charles Mason marrying a Catherine Fras(z)er in the couple of years prior to 1882.

13/9/2004 Maybe a breakthrough! The following is a supposition on my part, but it is interesting circumstantial evidence. An R.E. Cox was a witness at his marriage. An R.E. Cox married an Ada A. Mason. An Ada A. Mason was born to an Amelia vide the following NSW Birth Index entry:

7922/1869 MASON ADA A AMELIA BRAIDWOOD There is also the following entry of another birth to an Amelia as follows:

889/1882 MASON WILLIAM H AMELIA SYDNEY It could be that the 'H' here is an error in the transcription. If these entries are related and relevant, then Bill could be the sister of Ada.

Jan 2007 I have now obtained the B/C 889/1882 and it is highly unlikely that this certificate is relevant.

Religious marriageElla May JAMESView this family
July 18, 1905 (Age 23)
Address: All Saints, Church of England
Publication: 1905, Church of England, Petersham, NSW
Text:

Married by Robert Edward Goddard, a clergyman of the Church of England.

Citation details: 7577/1905 MASON WILLIAM M JAMES ELLA M PETERSHAM
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Mason-James
Mason-James

Note: Original in the possession of Stuart Gregory


Occupation
baker
July 18, 1905 (Age 23)
Residence July 18, 1905 (Age 23)
Publication: 1905, Church of England, Petersham, NSW
Birth of a daughter
#1
Vera Catherine MASON
June 15, 1906 (Age 24)
Citation details: Entry against June 15 - Vera Catherine Mason
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Birth of a son
#2
Alan William MASON
August 5, 1908 (Age 26)
Citation details: An entry against August 5 - Alan William Mason 1908
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: July, 2000
Publication: 1936, Church of England, Burwood, NSW
Birth of a daughter
#3
Jean Marjorie MASON
September 22, 1912 (Age 30)
Address: Parramatta Road
Publication: Registrar General , Sydney, NSW on 21 Mar 1974.
Citation details: Entry against September 22 - Jean Margery [sic] Mason 1912.
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Note: It is interesting to note the spelling of Margery. Presumably this entry was made by Jean's mother, Ella. It is also interesting to note that the date 1912 has been overwritten in pencil with the date 1911.
Note: Born at her parents home.

Mason-Jean Marjorie
Mason-Jean Marjorie

Note: Extract of Birth Certificate of Jean Marjorie MASON. Born 22 Sep 1912 at Five Dock, NSW.

Occupation
drover
1912 (Age 29)
Publication: Sydney, NSW, NSW Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages
Birth of a son
#4
Norman Keith MASON
November 14, 1916 (Age 34)

Citation details: Entry against November 14 - Norman Keith Mason 1916
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: July, 2000
ResidenceElla May JAMESView this family
between 1912 and 1920 (Age 29)
Address: Parramatta Road, near Rosebank College,
Publication: Sydney, NSW, NSW Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages
Christening of a daughterJean Marjorie MASON
about 1913 (Age 30)
Address: St. Albans, Church of England
ResidenceElla May JAMESView this family
1930 (Age 47)
Address: 341 Queen Street
Marriage of a childArthur Wentworth “Bill, Chocko or Junior” FULLAGAR MBEVera Catherine MASONView this family
Type: Religious marriage
March 5, 1932 (Age 49)
Address: St. Philip's Church Hill.
Publication: Barry Wentworth FULLAGAR
Citation details: 430/1932 FULLAGAR ARTHUR W MASON VERA C SYDNEY
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: National Arhives of Australia, Web site
Note: Their reception was held at the Waldorf. Presumably a hotel in Sydney at the time.


Fullagar-Mason
Fullagar-Mason

Note: Wedding Notice

Birth of a grandson
#1
Barry Wentworth FULLAGAR
August 7, 1934 (Age 52)
Address: Strathmere Private Hospital
Publication: Barry Wentworth FULLAGAR
Citation details: Entry against August 7 - Barry Fullagar
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: National Arhives of Australia, Web site
Note: This hand drawn family tree is in the possession of Stuart Gregory. It documents the decendants of John FULLAGAR b 7/8/1785 and Joseph NOBBS B 12/12/1849.
Christening of a grandsonBarry Wentworth FULLAGAR
November 20, 1934 (Age 52)

Marriage of a childDonald Wilson GREGORYJean Marjorie MASONView this family
Type: Religious marriage
April 18, 1935 (Age 52)
Address: St. Luke's Church of England,
Publication: 18/4/1935, Concord, NSW, St. Luke's Church,

Gregory-Mason
Gregory-Mason

Note: Reverse of Marriage Certificate of Don and Jean Gregory

Citation details: 9329/1935 GREGORY DONALD W MASON JEAN M
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Note:
Publication: Interviewed at Joondalup Health Campus August, 2002.
Note: The Rev. C.T. Kenderdine was the Minister who conducted the service.
Shared note:

47 BURTON STREET, SYDNEY

I have been contacted by a number of people querying the subject marriage address in old marriage records. From a very brief and superficial research into this, I will make the following comments.

St. Luke's Anglican Church in Burton Street, Concord, was consecrated in May 1861, with the foundation stone having been laid in October 1859. Additions were made in 1867 and 1869.

I am not aware of the current street address of this church, but no doubt street numbers have changed since the Church was built.

Clearly this church would have been a relatively long way from the centre of Sydney in the mid to late 1800's. Around these times it was known as the "Free Church of England". Perhaps this was a reason for people from outside the district to be married there.

May be there was also a Burton Street in Sydney around those times, but in my quick research, I could not find one.

My parents were married at St. Luke's, Concord, in 1935.

Stuart Gregory

Gregory-Mason
Gregory-Mason

Note: Newspaper notice of the marriage of Donald Gregory to Jean Mason.


ResidenceElla May JAMESView this family
1936 (Age 53)
Address: 337 Queen St.,
Marriage of a childAlan William MASONDorothy Margaret “Dot” SHEEDYView this family
Type: Religious marriage
February 29, 1936 (Age 53)
Publication: 1936, Church of England, Burwood, NSW

Mason-Sheedy
Mason-Sheedy

Note: Reverse (Declaration) Marriage Certificate- MASON-SHEEDY

Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Glenis Ellen GREGORY
August 13, 1936 (Age 54)
Address: Calga Private Hospital (Sister Cochrane's) Drummoyne
Citation details: Entry against August 13 - Glenis Ellen Gregory born in 1936
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Birth of a grandson
#3
Rodney Wentworth FULLAGAR
February 4, 1937 (Age 54)
Publication: National Arhives of Australia, Web site
Publication: Barry Wentworth FULLAGAR
Citation details: As this family tree was prepared by his brother, it should be accurate
Quality of data: primary evidence
ResidenceElla May JAMESView this family
August 13, 1940 (Age 58)
Address: 337 Queen Street
Death of a sonNorman Keith MASON
September 5, 1948 (Age 66)
Address: Parramatta Road
Cause: Motor vehicle accident
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 26487/1948 MASON NORMAN KEITH WILLIAM MELBOURNE ELLA MAY AUBURN
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: July, 2000
Note: Norm was killed in a car accident on Parramatta Road at Homebush or Flemington. Jean Gregory does not know whether he was driving or not. But the car that he and another male were in drove under the rear of a truck and they were crushed un der the tray.
Residence 1950 (Age 67)
Note: http://tinyurl.com/2xzasp
Marriage of a grandchildIan Maynard McGUIGANGlenis Ellen GREGORYView this family
Type: Religious marriage
February 28, 195718:30 (Age 74)
Address: St. Bedes', Church of England 19 College Street Drummoyne NSW
Citation details: 1555/1957 MCGUIGAN IAN MAYNARD GREGORY GLENIS ELLEN SYDNEY

McGuigan-Gregory
McGuigan-Gregory

Note: Marriage of Ian McGUIGAN and Glenis GREGORY. Photo shows Glenis and her father Don GREGORY.


McGuigan-Gregory
McGuigan-Gregory

Note: Marriage of Ian McGUIGAN and Glenis GREGORY.


McGuigan-Gregory
McGuigan-Gregory

Note: Marriage of Ian McGUIGAN and Glenis GREGORY. Ian and Glenis with respective mothers, Dorothy "Dot" McGUIGAN on the left and Jean GREGORY on the right.


McGuigan-Gregory
McGuigan-Gregory

Note: Marriage of Ian McGUIGAN and Glenis GREGORY. Phto taken at the front door at Clements Street.


McGuigan-Gregory
McGuigan-Gregory

Note: Marriage of Ian McGUIGAN and Glenis GREGORY.


McGuigan-Gregory
McGuigan-Gregory

Note: Marriage of Ian McGUIGAN and Glenis GREGORY. Photo shows Glenis and her mother Jean GREGORY (MASON).


McGuigan-Gregory
McGuigan-Gregory

Note: Marriage of Ian McGUIGAN and Glenis GREGORY.


McGuigan-Gregory
McGuigan-Gregory

Note: Marriage of Ian McGUIGAN and Glenis GREGORY.


McGuigan-Gregory
McGuigan-Gregory

Note: Marriage of Ian McGUIGAN and Glenis GREGORY.


McGuigan-Gregory
McGuigan-Gregory

Note: Marriage of Ian McGUIGAN and Glenis GREGORY.


McGuigan-Gregory
McGuigan-Gregory

Note: Marriage of Ian McGUIGAN and Glenis GREGORY.



Death December 12, 1957 (Age 75)
Address: Home of Peace Wahroonga
Informant: Alan William MASONson
Cause of death: Carcinoma of the tongue
Publication: Ref. No. 1957/028453
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 28453/1957 MASON WILLIAM MELBOURNE CHARLES CATHERINE BURWOOD
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Sydney Morning Herald, Friday Dec 13, 1957, Death Notices
Publication: July, 2000
MASON-William Melbourne
MASON-William Melbourne

Note: Death Certificate of William Melbourne MASON who died on 12 Dec 1957 in the Home of Peace in Wahroonga, NSW.

Burial
Address: 2nd internment at Tree 1179 East Street Lidcombe NSW
Cemetery: Rookwood
Publication: Ref. No. 1957/028453
Family with Ella May JAMES - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: July 18, 1905Petersham, , New South Wales, Australia
11 months
daughter
2 years
son
4 years
daughter
Gregory (Mason)-JeanJean Marjorie MASON
Birth: September 22, 1912 30 28Five Dock, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 4, 2007Mindarie, , Western Australia, Australia
son
Private
son
MASON-NormanNorman Keith MASON
Birth: November 14, 1916 34 32
Death: September 5, 1948Homebush, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthThe Lyric Birthday Book
Citation details: Entry against May 25 - William Melbourne Mason 1882
Quality of data: secondary evidence
MarriageMarriage Certificate (Ceremony) - William Mason and Ella James
Publication: 1905, Church of England, Petersham, NSW
Text:

Married by Robert Edward Goddard, a clergyman of the Church of England.

MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 7577/1905 MASON WILLIAM M JAMES ELLA M PETERSHAM
Quality of data: secondary evidence
ResidenceMarriage Certificate (Ceremony) - William Mason and Ella James
Publication: 1905, Church of England, Petersham, NSW
OccupationBirth Certificate - Jean Marjorie Mason
Publication: Sydney, NSW, NSW Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages
ResidenceBirth Certificate - Jean Marjorie Mason
Publication: Sydney, NSW, NSW Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages
ResidenceWise's Directory, 1914
ResidenceWise's Directory, 1920
ResidenceAustralian Electoral Roll - NSW - 1930
ResidenceAustralian Electoral Roll - NSW - 1936
Publication: 1936
ResidenceMilitary Record WWII - MASON Norman Keith
DeathDeath Certificate - William Melbourne Mason
Publication: Ref. No. 1957/028453
DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 28453/1957 MASON WILLIAM MELBOURNE CHARLES CATHERINE BURWOOD
Quality of data: secondary evidence
DeathDeath Notice - William Melbourne MASON
Publication: Sydney Morning Herald, Friday Dec 13, 1957, Death Notices
DeathLetter and papers from Barry Fullagar to Stuart Gregory
Publication: July, 2000
BurialDeath Certificate - William Melbourne Mason
Publication: Ref. No. 1957/028453