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Thomas Mason + Sons : England to Canada (1860's)

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mgnv

mgnv Report 16 Feb 2013 18:37

Re "technical difficulties"

Earlier this week, LAC said:

Major interruption of LAC computing services February 16, 2013
On Saturday, February 16, 2013, from 6 a.m. to noon (EST), a major interruption of computing services will affect clients of Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
[That would be 11am-5pm UK time.]

EDIT Just checked (19:12 UK time) and I had no access problems

Margee

Margee Report 16 Feb 2013 13:52

A tree on Ancestry has photos of Mary Scott, her sister Isobel Scott and her mother Isobel Low.

Findingmypast

Findingmypast Report 16 Feb 2013 13:34

Hello again mgnv,

Thanks for the reply.
I did try to view Walter's attestation papers via your link without success, and as of today (16 Feb) it still keeps putting out the same ''technical difficulties'' message (unless i'm doing something wrong !).

I did look at the death of Janet Mason (in 1932 on Familysearch) myself but there is not enough proof to know for sure, just guessing really.

As for the 'name of father entry' it looks to me as though the person registering this Janet Mason death did not know the name of her father...Cregg Ireland could mean that his POB was in Cregg, County Clare, Ireland..?

Perhap's Walter's marriage was unsuccessful &,as you say, the NOK on his papers suggest that the marriage was probably childless.

Once again, many thanks for all of your great help !
Best Wishes

Roy + Patricia

mgnv

mgnv Report 14 Feb 2013 19:04

"The bride is recorded as Janet Elizaberth Nicol ... i have been unable to find ... where they lived"

Check Walter's attestation papers - it's at the edge of chinatown.

http://search.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/sn-E0EE9E/gbsearch/Births,Marriages,Deaths
Vital Event Death Registration
Name: Janet Mason
Event Date: 1932 7 22 (Yr/Mo/Day)
Age: 57
Gender: female
Event Place: Grand Forks
Reg. Number: 1932-09-467296
B.C. Archives Microfilm Number: B13144
GSU Microfilm Number: 1952655
[Grand Forks is abt 500km E of Vancouver.]

I checked http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/KeywordGenealogy
and FS https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGJ-ZTL
Neither has an image this time, but FS gives another father, so I guess it's not our lass. We know WLM died in Toronto - presumably he no longer has a wife as his nok is his dad, so maybe she died in Ont.

Findingmypast

Findingmypast Report 14 Feb 2013 16:24

Hello mgnv

Many thanks for the new information - we are again in your debt !
Some fascinating stuff here, & a very special thankyou for finding William Mason's death in 1914 - & for confirming the death of Walter Luther Mason in 1940.

You were right about the daughters of Walter Cosford Mason.
Margueretta Teresa & Eva Ella did marry the Lynch brothers George Martin + John Joseph - & both couples went on to have eight children !

Their brother Walter Luther Mason (born Toronto 1881 - died Toronto 1940) is not so easy to track.
There is a marriage on Familysearch that could be him as it takes place in Toronto on 26 April 1905 - the same place + date as his sister Margueretta married John Joseph Lynch...unless it is a coincidence ?

His parents are given as Walter Mason + Mary Dixon which troubles me as the maiden name given for Mary is usually Scott (although i can't find the marriage record myself...or Mary's death)...unless it is a typo ?

The bride is recorded as Janet Elizaberth Nicol (born about 1876 / 1877), daughter of Robert Nichol & Susanna (Hardy) & sister of Priscilla F. Nichol - who married John Kingsnorth....i can't find this family anywhere & i have been unable to find if this Walter & Janet Mason had any children or where they lived.

I would welcome your opinion about this marriage - do you think it sounds possible or do you think i could be on the wrong track ?

Best Wishes
Roy + Patricia

mgnv

mgnv Report 13 Feb 2013 00:08

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-110.01-e.php
You want:
Title: Veterans Death Cards: First World War
Microform: marshall_l
Page 686 of 1383
[Walter Luther d 2/11/1940 bur in Prospect Cemetery, Toronto.
NOK is his dad Walter C Mason of Lakeview ON]

mgnv

mgnv Report 12 Feb 2013 22:22


Odds & ends

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onvsr/
MASON, Thomas, m, 28 Sept 1887, 73 years, Leicestershire England, cause - gastric fever, infm - John Mason, Burlington (Halton Co) 006033-87


Searching at:
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/western-land-grants/index-e.html

Part Section Township Range Meridian
SW 34 39 10 W3
Reference:
Volume: 341
Folio: 511
Microfilm reel number: C-6207
Names: Walter A Mason

Part Section Township Range Meridian
NE 16 16 19 W2
Reference:
Volume: 265
Folio: 101
Microfilm reel number: C-6142
Names: William Gladstone Mason - Wm Gladstone Mason

Part Section Township Range Meridian
SE 28 16 19 W2
Reference:
Volume: 113
Folio: 234
Microfilm reel number: C-6024
Names: William Mason
Letters Patent: Image

http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e119/e002957709.jpg
[Letters Patent (i.e., title) granted 30/12/1897]

Part Section Township Range Meridian
SE 34 15 19 W2
Reference:
Volume: 291
Folio: 77
Microfilm reel number: C-6164
Names: Nelson Theodore Mason

Part Section Township Range Meridian
SW 33 4 19 W1
Reference:
Volume: 115
Folio: 429
Microfilm reel number: C-6025
Names: William Mason
Letters Patent: Image

Using "Search Help" to date them:
LIBER DATES REEL NUMBER
113 Nov. 08, 1897 - April 15, 1898 C-6023-C-6024
115 Jan. 19, 1898 - Aug. 19, 1899 C-6025-C-6026
265 Jan. 18, 1907 - Feb. 04, 1907 C-6142-C-6143
291 Sept. 04, 1907 - Sept. 13, 1907 C-6164-C-6165
341 Dec. 16, 1908 - Dec. 22, 1908 C-6206-C-6207


Using the PO to locate them:
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/post-offices/index-e.html
Fleming SK Sec.3, Twp.13, R.30, W1 - 1884-07-01
Kirkella MB Sec. 22, Twp. 12, R. 29, WPM - 1903-03-01
Killarney MB Sec. 4, Twp. 3, R. 17, W - 1883-02-01
Regina SK Sec.19, Twp.17, R.19, W2 - 1882-11-01
Saskatoon SK Sec.28, Twp.36, R.5, W3 - 1900-08-01
North Battleford SK Sec.8, Twp.44, R.16, W3 - 1905-09-12
Sonningdale SK Sec.32, Twp.39, R.12, W3 - 1907-07-15
Borden SK Sec.33, Twp.39, R.9, W3 - 1905-12-01
Davidson Sec.33, Twp.26, R.29, W2 - 1903-05-01
Hawarden SK Sec.23, Twp.28, R.5, W3 - 1909-06-08

Briefly, township & range form a lat/long type descriptor of a 6 x 6 mile township block.
Township counts the northing from the US border, and Range counts the westing (easting in east MB) from the last meridian.
For fuller details of rural prairie addy's, including section numbering, see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominion_Land_Survey

http://www.saskhomesteads.com/search.asp
File Number Name Part Section Township Range Meridian Subdivision Remarks
683261 Mason, Walter A. SW 34 39 10 W3

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1®ion=CANADA
Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987
https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1916143
However, the first entry is in the file Homestead files 1908 no 1634639-1635299
When I look at the actual contents, it's clear 1908 is the initial filing date, so at least 3 y before letters patent were granted.
So you'll have to come back when they've added more images.

Willian d 19/8/1914 @ Regina from his probate file:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNTN-BWK







http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/001042-100.01-e.php
Search and get their attestation papers:

Name: MASON, WALTER LUTHER
Regimental number(s): 646233
Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6016 - 14
Date of Birth: 20/03/1879
Attestation paper: Front of form - Back of form
[no hit @ CWGC
NB his b.cert says 20/3/1881 - the b'day is much more trustworthy than the y.o.b.]

Name: MASON, WILLIAM
Rank: LT
Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6016 - 19
Date of Birth: 08/05/1871
Attestation paper: Front of form -
[Looks like s/o bro John Jabez - born just after JJ's 1871 census @ Frolesworth]

mgnv

mgnv Report 12 Feb 2013 22:21

Walt:
http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e328/e008182000.pdf


1901 Census of Canada Page Information
District: ON MUSKOKA & PARRY SOUND (#91)
Subdistrict: Brunel D Page 13
2 118 Mason Walter M Head M Mar 20 1858 43
3 118 Mason Mary F Wife M Aug 1 1850 50
4 118 Mason Margueretta R. F Daughter S Mar 17 1883 18
5 118 Mason Eva Ella L. F Daughter S Dec 26 1886 14
6 118 Grey Edward M Boarder S Sep 26 1890 10
7 118 Bastable Robert J. M Boarder S Jul 1 1881 9

S1 http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1901/z/z002/z000083380.pdf
S2 http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1901/z/z005/z000200159.pdf
[P13L2 addy=b Conc 4 Lot 9]

1911 Census of Canada
Home / 1911 / Ontario / Muskoka / 15 Stephenson / page 6
17 48 Mason Walter M Head M Mar 1858 52
18 48 Mason Mary F Wife M Aug 1852 59

http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e002003638.pdf
[Walt immig 1864; Mary immig 1870 dob doesn't match age - one is off by 1y]
[I don't know where Stephenson is, but subdistrict 15 also covers Utterson Village and Port Sydney and these are 20-15 km S of Huntsville, which latter is 95 km N of Orillia.]

I wonder abt these 2 lasses:
1911 Census of Canada
Home / 1911 / Ontario / Muskoka / 22 Huntsville / page 15 split view
29 139 Lynch Joseph M Head M Sep 1875 35 1901 Links
30 139 Lynch Margretta F Wife M Mar 1883 28 1901
31 139 Lynch Cecil M Son S Apr 1905 6 1901
32 139 Lynch Mary F Daughter S Jul 1906 4 1901
33 139 Lynch Joseph M Son S Aug 1908 2 1901

http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e002003809.pdf

1911 Census of Canada
Home / 1911 / Ontario / Toronto West / 69 Toronto / page 12-13
46 136 Lynch George M Head M Jul 1882 28 1901
47 136 Lynch Eva F Wife M Dec 1886 24 1901
48 136 Lynch Theresa F Daughter S Dec 1904 6 1901
49 136 Lynch Lilian F Daughter S Mar 1907 4 1901
50 136 Lynch L Violia F Daughter S Feb 1909 2 1901
1 136 Lynch Mary F Daughter S Mar 1911 2/12 1901

http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e002030035.pdf
http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e002030035.pdf
http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e002030036.pdf



1901 Census of Canada Page Information
District: ON MUSKOKA & PARRY SOUND (#91)
Subdistrict: Brunel D Page 12
8 106 Lynch Joseph M Head M Sep 2 1876 24

18 108 Lynch Joseph M Head M Jul 27 1847 53
19 108 Lynch Mary A. F Wife M Dec 19 1845 55
20 108 Lynch Eduard M Son S Mar 4 1873 28
21 108 Lynch George M Son S Jul 20 1880 19
22 108 Lynch Robert M Son S Feb 25 1885 16
23 108 Lynch Francis M Son S Sep 18 1887 13

S1 http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1901/z/z002/z000083379.pdf
S2 http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1901/z/z005/z000200159.pdf
P12L8 addy=Con 6 Lot 7; P12L18 addy=Con 6 Lot 10; NB P13L2 Walt was con4 Lot9, so a couple of miles away]

1891 http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148156-00608.pdf
[So Jos & Geo are bros]



SK BMDs back online

https://apps.isc.ca/VitalStatistics/Genealogy/vsgs_srch.aspx
Registration Number: 4616
Last Name: MASON
First Name: GEORGE WILLIAM ELLISTHORPE
Sex: M
Birth Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 1907 / 1 / 8
Place of Birth: REGINA Mother
MARY EDNA STORRY
Father
WILLIAM GLADSTONE MASON


1901 Census of Canada Page Information
District: TT ASSINIBOIA (West/Ouest) (#204)
Subdistrict: Springdale N(2) Page 2
25 16 Mason Wm G M Head S Jul 1 1879 21
26 16 Mason N T M Brother S Dec 4 1883 17

S1 http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1901/z/z004/z000182286.pdf
[occups=Farmers]
S2 http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1901/z/z004/z000182284.pdf
[P2L25 addy=Springdale S NE16 T 16 R 19 W2M]


1906 Census Page Data
District: SK Assiniboia West District (#12)
Subdistrict: 37 B (City of Regina) Page 12-13
38 89 Mason William Head M M 58
39 89 Mason Mary A. Wife F M 53
40 89 Mason Gertie Daughter F S 18
1 89 Mason Walter Son M S 10
2 89 Mason Nelson Son M S 22
3 89 Harwood Percy Boarder M S 22
4 89 Ross Murray Boarder M S 21

http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/e/e049/e001208367.pdf


1916 Canada Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta
Name Parents or spouse names Home in 1916(Sub-District, District, Province) Birth Year Birth Place Relation
Nelson T Mason name info, Last Mountain, Saskatchewan 1883 location relation
Laura Mason Nelson T info, Last Mountain, Saskatchewan 1890 location relation

http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/006003/t-21938/pdf/31228_4363967-00076.pdf
[addy=McCraney T28 R1 W3M]

District: 20 – Last Mountain
Sub-District Number Sub-District Description
14 Townships 27 and 28, ranges 1, 2, 3 and 4, west of third meridian, including the village of Bladworth


1916 Canada Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta
Name Parents or spouse names Home in 1916(Sub-District, District, Province) Birth Year Birth Place Relation
W G Mason name info, Last Mountain, Saskatchewan 1879 location relation
Mary Mason name info, Last Mountain, Saskatchewan 1878 location relation
George Mason name,name info, Last Mountain, Saskatchewan 1907 location relation
Lola Mason name,name info, Last Mountain, Saskatchewan 1915 location relation
Tom Conlin info, Last Mountain, Saskatchewan 1890 location
Wm Vanzant info, Last Mountain, Saskatchewan 1892 location

http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/006003/t-21938/pdf/31228_4363967-00140.pdf
[addy=McCraney T28 R29 W2M]

District: 20 – Last Mountain
Sub-District Number Sub-District Description
17 Townships 27 and 28, ranges 26, 27, 28 and 29, west of second meridian



Findingmypast

Findingmypast Report 12 Feb 2013 12:49

Hello again mgnv,

Thanks for your continued interest & help - it is very much appreciated.
Some of the info. posted we didn't have - so great to read something new about Alinda !

Best Wishes
Roy + Patricia

mgnv

mgnv Report 11 Feb 2013 16:51

Re Alinda - well she was still a widow in 1891, but I found nothing after that.
Re Walt - although deaths are not closed in Ont, there's no index published for 70y - more recent than that, you have to pay a search fee for every 5y block, then pay for the d.cert itself. Ancestry only has to 1939 online - I'm sure 1942 will have been released by now, but not yet compiled into an index, so unless you're in Ottawa, you have to pay a researcher to find the released but not online yet stuff out. My guess is Walt died within the last 70 y - he was the youngest.

You probably have most of this, but...


1841 England Census Transcription
Street:COMMERCIAL STREET
Parish:ALL SAINTS
City:NORTHAMPTON
County:Northamptonshire
Country:ENGLAND
House Number:
House Name:
Registration District:NORTHAMPTON
Archive Reference:HO107 Piece Number:814 Book:6 Folio:15 Page:23

SAMUEL PRATT 1800 41 Smith
MARY PRATT 1798 43
SAMUEL PRATT 1826 15 Ap Smith
ELIZA PRATT 1829 12
ELINDA PRATT 1831 10
MARY PRATT 1833 8
KITTY PRATT 1838 3
[no one has pob=Northamptonshire]


1851 England Census Transcription
Parish:KENILWORTH
City:
County:Warwickshire
Division Of County:SOUTH WARWICKSHIRE
Ecclesiastical District:WORCESTER
Hamlet:
House Name:CASTLE END
House Number:
Parliamentary Borough:
Municipal Ward:
Registration District:WARWICK
Enumeration District:6C
Archive Reference:HO107 Piece Number:2073 Folio:163 Page:22

SAMUEL PRATT 1801 50 Southam, Warwickshire HEAD M Ag Implement maker employing 1 man
MARY A PRATT 1799 52 Warwick, Warwickshire WIFE M Dress Maker
SAMUEL PRATT 1826 25 Southam, Warwickshire SON U Journeyman Smith
ALINDA PRATT 1831 20 Kenilworth, Warwickshire DAUGHTER U Dress Maker
MARY A PRATT 1834 17 Kenilworth, Warwickshire DAUGHTER U Dress Maker
CATHERINE PRATT 1838 13 Kenilworth, Warwickshire DAUGHTER


Maybe
groom's name: Samuel Pratt
bride's name: Mary Ann Gould
marriage date: 30 Jun 1825
marriage place: Saint Mary,Warwick,Warwick,England
indexing project (batch) number: M04153-1
system origin: England-ODM
source film number: 0559247, 0559248
reference number:
Citing this Record
"England, Marriages, 1538–1973 ," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NVTP-KXZ : accessed 10 Feb 2013), Samuel Pratt and Mary Ann Gould, ; citing Saint Mary,Warwick,Warwick,England, reference ; FHL microfilm 0559247, 0559248.

There's another marr date for the same couple - presumably it's really a banns record:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NJ3Z-TZZ

Maybe
Marriages Jun 1853 (>99%)
Bickley Harriet Coventry 6d 448
Cosby John Coventry 6d 448
Heggs Thomas Coventry 6d 448
Pratt Alanda Coventry 6d 448

groom's name: John Cosby
groom's birth date: 1829
groom's age: 24
bride's name: Alanda Pratt
bride's birth date: 1831
bride's age: 22
marriage date: 16 May 1853
marriage place: Holy Trinity,Coventry,Warwick,England
groom's father's name: Charles Cosby
bride's father's name: Samuel Pratt
indexing project (batch) number: M04192-6
system origin: England-ODM
source film number: 1067414
reference number:
Citing this Record
"England, Marriages, 1538–1973 ," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NVFM-M76 : accessed 10 Feb 2013), John Cosby and Alanda Pratt, ; citing Holy Trinity,Coventry,Warwick,England, reference ; FHL microfilm 1067414.


I found this adult baptism, so maybe none of the kids were baptized as babes.
name: Alinda Gold Corsbie Pratt
gender: Female
baptism/christening date: 17 Oct 1857
baptism/christening place: MILLBROOK,BEDFORD,ENGLAND
birth date: 21 Mar 1831
birthplace:
father's name: Samuel Pratt
mother's name: Mary Ann
indexing project (batch) number: C00396-2
system origin: England-ODM
source film number: 1279170, 1279170 IT 10-17
reference number:
Citing this Record
"England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JSRF-L6X : accessed 10 Feb 2013), Alinda Gold Corsbie Pratt, 17 Oct 1857; citing [REFERENCE-ERROR], reference ; FHL microfilm 1279170, 1279170 IT 10-17.


1861 England Census Transcription
Street:17 HASSETT STREET
County:Bedfordshire
Parish:ST PAUL
City:BEDFORD
Town:BEDFORD
Ecclesiastical District:
Parliamentary Borough:BEDFORD
Registration District:BEDFORD
Registration Sub-District 6 Bedford and Cardington
Enumeration District:5
Archive Reference:RG09 Piece Number:991 Folio:110 Page:30

SAMUEL PRATT 1800 61 Southam, Warwickshire HEAD M I??rge Smith Fitter
MARY ANN PRATT 1799 62 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire WIFE M


**** Can't find her in 1861 in either country

1871 http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1871/pdf/4396298_00536.pdf
1881 http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e328/e008190756.pdf
1891 http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148174-00383.pdf
[The enumerator and transcriber have combined to butcher the trascription. Ancestry has her as Alexida (& LAC use the Ancestry transcriptions here), and the enumerator has her stepson Jno (i.e., John) as Mr Jabez]

1881 John - looks like some sort of institution - maybe a hospital
http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e328/e008181990.pdf

Thomas Harold Perry Mason
Ontario Births, 1869-1912
birth 20 Sep 1895 Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada
parent John Jabez Mason, Margaret Picket
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNG8-4PT

Susan Gertrude Mason
Ontario Births, 1869-1912
birth 29 Dec 1899 York, Ontario, Canada
parent John J. Mason, Margaret Pickett
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMXB-1Y3



1901 Census of Canada Page Information
District: ON YORK (West/Ouest) (#131)
Subdistrict: Toronto (City/Cité) Ward/Quartier No. 6 G-10 Page 8
29 68 Mason John J M Head M Mar 27 1853 49
30 68 Mason Margaret P F Wife M Mar 21 1862 39
31 68 Mason Thomas H M Son S Sep 20 1895 5

S1 http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1901/z/z003/z000119551.pdf

S2 http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1901/z/z003/z000119542.pdf
[P8L29 addy=109 Westlodge Av - it runs N off Queen, maybe 1 km before Queen meets the Gardiner]


1911 Census of Canada
Home / 1911 / Ontario / Toronto West / 122 Toronto / page 6
17 58 Mason John M Head M Mar 1856 55
18 58 Mason Margaret F Wife M Mar 1863 48
19 58 Mason Thomas R. M Son S Sep 1895 15

http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e002031007.pdf




Alf


http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148163-00606.pdf

name: Alfred Mason
event: Death
event date: 29 Sep 1899
event place: Toronto Township, Peel, Ontario
gender: Male
age: 51
birth date:
birthplace:
estimated birth year: 1848
burial date:
burial place:
father:
mother:
spouse:
reference number:
film number: 1854391
digital folder number: 4174747
image number: 1603
Citing this Record
"Ontario Deaths,1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JKWW-H3V : accessed 10 Feb 2013), Alfred Mason, 1899.


Findingmypast

Findingmypast Report 11 Feb 2013 15:30

Hello mgnv

Many thanks for the extra information re: the Mason family, your help is most appreciated !
I've only just returned to the thread today, hence the delay in thanking you.

Although we already have the info. re: death of John Jabez Mason in 1921 plus William's children, it was the deaths of Thomas Mason, his wife Alinda & the other four sons that we were hoping to find...possibly their marriages also.

Rootgatherer found Thomas' death in 1887 + marriage to Alinda in 1868 (which i couldn't find) & also the death of Alfred in 1899 & Walter in 1941.

The deaths of William Mason & his brother Edwin are still eluding us, as well as their stepmother Alinda - who could have married husband number three after Thomas Mason's death in 1887 (she was still only 56 yrs. old).

My friend also wishes to pass-on her thanks to you both, as our expectations in finding anything more on the family were very low - especially with our understanding of Canadian records being very hard to access.

Best Wishes

Roy and Patricia

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 9 Feb 2013 11:33

Well done mgnv! Lots of information there. I was hoping you would come in on this one as you are very good with the Canadian research.

mgnv

mgnv Report 9 Feb 2013 09:45

William

http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e329/e008204775.pdf

http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148228-00353.pdf

1901 Census of Canada Page Information
District: TT ASSINIBOIA (West/Ouest) (#204)
Subdistrict: Regina (East/Est) D(2) Page 10
38 86 Mason William M Head M Dec 20 1848 52
39 86 Mason Marian F Wife M Feb 29 1852 49
40 86 Mason Alanda G. F Daughter S Mar 24 1885 16
41 86 Mason Edna G. F Daughter S Apr 9 1888 13
42 86 Mason Walter A. M Son S Jun 20 1896 4

http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1901/z/z004/z000182192.pdf
http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1901/z/z004/z000182180.pdf
[P10L38 addy=St John St]

I'ld normally check SK BMDs at:
http://www.isc.ca/VitalStatistics/Genealogy/vsgs_srch.aspx
but the site is down until Monday (7am SK time)



Mary Anne Mason
Ontario Births, 1869-1912
birth 04 May 1876 Toronto Township, Peel, Ontario, Canada
parent William Mason, Mary Anne Spence
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMCC-ZQX

William Gladstone Mason
Ontario Births, 1869-1912
birth 01 Jul 1878 Glanford, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada
parent William Mason, Mary Ann Spence
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNLP-LKR

Nelson Theodore Mason
Ontario Births, 1869-1912
birth 04 Dec 1882 Greenock Township, Bruce, Ontario, Canada
parent William Mason, Mary Ann Spence
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMDS-KJD

Alinda Gold Mason
Ontario Births, 1869-1912
birth 23 Mar 1885 Greenock, Bruce, Ontario, Canada
parent William Mason, Mary Ann Spence
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMQ5-NQ7

Edna Gertrude Mason
Ontario Births, 1869-1912
birth 09 Apr 1888 Greenock, Bruce, Ontario, Canada
parent Wm. Mason, Mary Ann Spence
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMQ1-HL4

mgnv

mgnv Report 9 Feb 2013 08:24

Bro JJ in Canada


1881 http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e328/e008190788.pdf

1891 http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148143-00213.pdf

1901 Census of Canada Page Information
District: ON HALTON (#68)
Subdistrict: Trafalgar I-6 Page 4
40 36 Mason John J M Head M Feb 6 1834 67
41 36 Mason Lucy F Wife M Sep 14 1835 65
42 36 Mason Benj. J. M Son S Mar 8 1862 39
43 36 Mason George M Son S Aug 20 1873 27
44 36 Mason Mary H F Daughter S Mar 13 1875 26
45 36 Mason Annie F Daughter S Jan 9 1877 24

1901 S1 http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1901/z/z002/z000067322.pdf
1901 S2 http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1901/z/z002/z000067316.pdf
[P4L40 addy=Conc 3 Lot 17 - back then it was just W of Oakville]

1911 Census of Canada
Home / 1911 / Ontario / Halton / 21 Trafalgar / page 4
1 28 Mason John J M Head W Feb 1834 77
2 28 Mason John, Jr M Son S May 1866 45
3 28 Mason Mary H F Daughter S Jul 1878 32
4 28 Mason Annie F Daughter S May 1882 29
5 28 Barue John M Domestic S Apr 1891 20

http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001990385.pdf
[says immig 1871]

http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/Countyatlas/SearchMapframes.php
Click on Halton (NB Note compass rose in top left of map, so N is top right corner of map), then on Trafalgar S
Under map "Click here to generate index of people"

Full record for Mason, J.J.
Last Name Mason
First Name J.J.
Post Office Oakville
Township Trafalgar South
County Halton
Atlas Date 1877
Concession and Lot Lot size
III S, 17 100

Back to map, and again under map "To view a larger version of this map click here"
http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/Countyatlas/images/maps/townshipmaps/hal-m-trafalgar-s.jpg

NB In this twp, a full (200ac) lot is 20 chains x 100 chains (80 chains=1 mile), so concession roads are 1.25 miles apart.

His lot (Conc 3S, Lot 17, above) is now just S of the 401 and E of Regional Rd 17.
It's now part of Oakville, and there's a Tim Hortons on that lot.
Tim Hortons and Cold Stone Creamery
228 Wyecroft Rd Oakville, ON L6K 3X7

mgnv

mgnv Report 9 Feb 2013 08:23

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1®ion=CANADA

A search in Ont deaths for Jabez Mason gets:
name: John Jabez Mason
event: Death
event date: 12 Dec 1921
event place: York, Ontario, Canada
gender: Male
age: 69
birth date:
birthplace: England
estimated birth year: 1852
burial date: 13 Dec 1921
burial place: Prospect
father:
mother:
spouse: Margaret Mason
reference number: yr 1921 cn 7239
film number: 1863414
digital folder number: 4170892
image number: 418
Citing this Record
"Ontario Deaths,1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JK7F-8NY : accessed 09 Feb 2013), John Jabez Mason, 1921.

Just what you'ld expect - however, it also gets 2 records for another John Jabez Mason:

name: John Jabez Mason
event: Death
event date: 15 Oct 1917
event place: Trafalgar, Halton, Ontario
gender: Male
age: 84
birth date:
birthplace: Leicestershire, England
estimated birth year: 1833
burial date:
burial place: Oakville
father: John Mason
mother: Mary Scatton
spouse:
reference number: yr 1917 cn 15644
film number: 1862685
digital folder number: 4170671
image number: 144
Citing this Record
"Ontario Deaths,1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD6Q-W26 : accessed 09 Feb 2013), John Jabez Mason, 1917.

and https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JK72-P8G


So another John Jabez Mason from Leicestershire and living in Trafalgar Twp - a bit too much of a coincidence, I think, so I looked at this guy:

[I've just reread RG's first post, so he's Thos's bro]


name: John Jabez Mason
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 09 Sep 1834
baptism/christening place: INDEPENDENT,ULLESTHORPE,LEICESTER,ENGLAND
birth date: 06 Feb 1833
birthplace:
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: John Mason
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Mary
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C07931-1
system origin: England-ODM
source film number: 0597076 (RG4 2328)
reference number:
Citing this Record
"England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NPZN-74R : accessed 08 Feb 2013), John Jabez Mason, 09 Sep 1834; citing [REFERENCE-ERROR], reference ; FHL microfilm 0597076 (RG4 2328).

RG 4 General Register Office: Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths surrendered to the Non-parochial Registers Commissions of 1837 and 1857.
Piece reference RG 4/2328 LEICESTERSHIRE: Ullesthorpe, Claybrook (Independent): Births & Baptisms
Covering dates 1805-1827
Held by The National Archives, Kew



Newton and Biggin is a chapelry of Clifton upon Dunsmore Ancient Parish.
Newton is 1km W of Watling St, which here forms the Warks-Leic border.
10km up Watling St, and 2 km to E is ULLESTHORPE, a hamlet, in the parish of Claybrooke.
2km further E is Ashby Parva, an Ancient Parish.

1841 England Census Transcription
Street:ASHBY VILLAGE
Parish:ASHBY PARVA
City:
County:Leicestershire
Country:ENGLAND
House Number:
House Name:
Registration District:LUTTERWORTH
Archive Reference:HO107 Piece Number:597 Book:3 Folio:3 Page:1

JOHN MASON 1781 60 Farmer
MARY MASON 1791 50
THOMAS MASON 1821 20
GEORGE MASON 1821 20
SARAH MASON 1821 20
CATHARINE MASON 1822 19
JABEZ MASON 1833 8
THOMAS CHATER 1816 25 M.S.
[all have pob=Leicestershire]


1861 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription
Street:TOWN STREET
County:Leicestershire
Parish:FROLESWORTH
City:
Town:
Ecclesiastical District:PETERBOROUGH
Parliamentary Borough:
Registration District:LUTTERWORTH
Registration Sub-District: Lutterworth
Enumeration District:14
Archive Reference:RG09 Piece Number:2245 Folio:55 Page:7

JOHN JABEZ MASON 1833 28 Ashby Parva, Leicestershire HEAD M Farmer & Occupier of 88 acres Employing 1 man
LUCY MASON 1836 25 Uttoxeter, Staffordshire WIFE M
HARRIET HALL 1831 30 Uttoxeter, Staffordshire VISITOR U Fund Holder
JOHN BLASBY 1842 19 Sharnford, Leicestershire SERVANT U Servant of all Works
FORST HARRIET 1846 15 Walton, Leicestershire SERVANT U Servant of all Works
[There's also a John Hall, a=32 Waggoner pob=Blaby heading the prev h/h - no Emma]


Marriages Dec 1860 (>99%)
Dyer Ann Honora Uttoxeter 6b 453
Hall Lucy Uttoxeter 6b 453
Mason John Jabez Uttoxeter 6b 453
Sharkey Michael Uttoxeter 6b 453



1871 England Census Transcription
Street:VILLAGE STREET
Parish:FROLESWORTH
County:Leicestershire
Country:ENGLAND
Ecclesiastical District:
Municipal Ward:
Parliamentary Borough:
Registration District:LUTTERWORTH
Registration Sub-District 1B Lutterworth
Enumeration District:14
Archive Reference:RG10 Piece Number:3221 Folio:103 Page:4

JOHN J MASON 1833 38 Ashby Parva, Leicestershire HEAD M Farmer Occupying 110 Acres employing 3 Men - Landowner
LUCY MASON 1836 35 Uttoxeter, Staffordshire WIFE M
BENJAMIN J MASON 1862 9 Frolesworth, Leicestershire SON Scholar
JOSIAH MASON 1864 7 Frolesworth, Leicestershire SON Scholar
EDWIN MASON 1866 5 Frolesworth, Leicestershire SON Scholar
JOHN E MASON 1868 3 Frolesworth, Leicestershire SON Scholar
LUCY E MASON 1870 1 Frolesworth, Leicestershire DAUGHTER
HARRIET HALL 1830 41 Uttoxeter, Staffordshire SISTER U Living on Private Income
ANN JOHNSON 1857 14 Sharnford, Leicestershire SERVANT U General Servant (Domestic)
EMMA HALL 1859 12 Claybrook, Leicestershire SERVANT Nurse Maid

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 7 Feb 2013 14:50

Pleasure to help.

Findingmypast

Findingmypast Report 7 Feb 2013 14:39

Hello again,

Many thanks again for your help & interest - it is very much appreciated !

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 7 Feb 2013 14:36

Not seeing anything for Edwin at the moment.

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 7 Feb 2013 14:27

From a tree on Ancestry

Walter Cosford Mason
Birth: 20 Mar 1858 - Leicester (Leicestershire), England
Marriage: About 1880 - Toronto
Death: 11 Dec 1941 - Ontario, Canada
Spouse: Mary Scott

Family Members
ParentsThomas Mason 1816 – 1887
Ann Alice Hales Cosford 1823 – 1858

Spouse & Children
Mary Scott 1844 – 1934

Walter Luther Harrington Mason 1881 – 1940
Margueretta Teresa Mason 1883 – 1955
Marguretta R Mason 1883 –
Eva Ella Louisa Mason 1885 – 1947

Children of Unknown SpouseNo Spouse
Leonard Mason 1874 –


TimelineBirth 1858

20 Mar
Ullesthorpe, Lutterworth, Leicester, England
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1881 Census of Canada
1901 Census of Canada
1911 Census of Canada
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915


Residence 1861— Age: 3
Newton, Warwickshire, England
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Arrival 1864— Age: 6

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Marriage to Mary Scott 1880 about— Age: 22 possibly Toronto


Census 1881— Age: 23
St Johns Ward, Toronto, York, Ontario Occupation = Peddlar. Age stated as 25yrs. Religion = Church of England


Residence 1881 abt— Age: 23
Toronto City, Ontario, Canada
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Residence 1901— Age: 43
Brunel, Muskoka & Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
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Residence 1901— Age: 43
Brunel, Muskoka & Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
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Residence 1911— Age: 53
Muskoka, Ontario
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Death 1941
11 Dec— Age: 83
Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada



rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 7 Feb 2013 14:14

1881

Name: Alfred Mason
Gender: Male
Age: 34
Birth Year: 1847
Birthplace: England
Religion: Church of England
Nationality: English
Occupation: Farmer
Province: Ontario
District Number: 140
District: Peel
Sub-District Number: A
Subdistrict: Toronto
Division: 1
Household Members: Name Age
Alfred Mason 34



Name: Alfred Mason
Death Date: 29 Sep 1899
Death County or District: Peel
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848