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EDITING SHAMROCK ROSE AND THISTLE Ancestors of Jean Elizabeth Mathews

The Masons

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William Mason & Elizabeth Nicholson
Notes - to be confirmed
William Mason - b  Cumberland England - m Eliz Nicholson
Came to NC via St Quivox
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Granny Watson
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.


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 time.
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
Rel: Head
Occ: Coal Miner
William MASON U 18 M St Quivox, Ayr, Scotland
Rel: Son
Occ: Coal Miner
John MASON U 16 M St Quivox, Ayr, Scotland
Rel: Son
Occ: Coal Miner
Jessie MASON U 14 F New Cumnock, Ayr, Scotland
Rel: Daur
Occ: Housekeeper
Julia MASON 12 F New Cumnock, Ayr, Scotland
Rel: Daur
Occ: Scholar
Elizabeth MASON 10 F New Cumnock, Ayr, Scotland
Rel: Daur
Occ: Scholar
Robert MASON 8 M New Cumnock, Ayr, Scotland
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Janet RIDDEL 4 F New Cumnock, Ayr, Scotland
Rel: Grand Daur


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