William Mason & Elizabeth Nicholson
Notes - to be confirmed
William Mason - b Cumberland England
- m Eliz Nicholson
Came to NC via St Quivox
George Sanderson's Books Quotes
|Thought to be Elizabeth (Walker) WATSON
This photo is one that my Mum told me was old Granny Mason.
I am not certain which Granny Mason. I had originally assumed that it was Elizabeth Boyd who was married to William
Mason, therefore my great-great-grandmother. But according to information received from another researcher, Elizabeth
(Boyd) Mason died aged only 46, and this lady is definitely a lot older than that. Therefore, I am now assuming that
it is the mother of William Mason who married Elizabeth Boyd. In that case, this would be my great-great-great grandmother.
I am currently trying to get an estimation of the age of the photo.THIS PHOTO IS NOT ELIZABETH BOYD - I NOW BELEIVE THAT IT
IS ELIZABETH (WALKER)WATSON, WIFE OF JOSEPH WATSON AND MOTHER OF WHITEFIELD WATSON,so my great great grandmother.
WILLIAM MASON & ELIZABETH BOYD
George Sanderson mentions William Mason in his book 'New Cumnock Long Ago and Far Away''.
At Connelpark the Mason family were in before the bricks; Gilbert's grandfather, William moved into the first
houses built of stone by the Lanemark Coal Company in 1866. William came from England via St. Quivox where he married and
the promise of house enticed him to New Cumnock; one of his daughters born here was called Julia, there are still women in
the village carrying her Christian name.
Gilbert Mason studied for the ministry and went to Barrow-on-Furness in England. He joined the Fire Service
during WWII and was on fire watch on the roof of his own church with a helper, when both men were killed during an air raid
on 16th April 1941.
The 1881 census of New Cumnock shows us the family
of William Mason & Elizabeth Boyd, living at Connel Park. By now, William is widowed, maybe for the second
Dwelling: 3 Connel Park
Census Place: New Cumnock, Ayr, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0203606 GRO Ref Volume 608
EnumDist 7 Page 1
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
William MASON W 43 M England
Occ: Coal Miner
U 18 M St Quivox, Ayr, Scotland
Occ: Coal Miner
John MASON U 16 M St Quivox, Ayr, Scotland
Jessie MASON U 14 F New Cumnock, Ayr, Scotland
Julia MASON 12 F New Cumnock,
Elizabeth MASON 10 F New Cumnock, Ayr, Scotland
MASON 8 M New Cumnock, Ayr, Scotland
Janet RIDDEL 4 F New Cumnock, Ayr, Scotland