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

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Findingmypast Report 7 Feb 2013 14:06

Dear Rootgatherer,

Many thanks for the info. !
That must be Thomas' death - he does describe himself as a 'gentleman' on 1881 census & everything else fits nicely.

Also, thankyou for the marriage details to Alinda.
Her parents were believed to be Samuel + Mary Pratt but without any proof to backup the assumption i didn't feel right in posting that info. here.

Best Wishes


rootgatherer Report 7 Feb 2013 14:03

For ref.

1871 Census

Name: Thomas Mason
Gender: Male
Age: 54
Birth Year: abt 1817
Birth Place: England
Marital Status: Married
Religion: Congergationalist
Origin: English
Province: Ontario
District: Halton
District Number: 38
Division: 01
Subdistrict: Trafalgar
Subdistrict Number: b
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas Mason 54 Farmer
Alinda Mason 40
Alfred Mason 24 Farmer
Wm Mason 22 Farmer
John J Mason 18 Farmer
Edwin Mason 14
Waltar C Mason 12

All born England


rootgatherer Report 7 Feb 2013 13:58

Could this be your Thomas (from a tree on Ancestry)

Thomas Mason
Birth 20 Aug 1816 in Ashby, Leicestershire, , England
Death Living
Death 28 Sep 1887 in Burlington, Halton, Ontario, Canada

Father John, mother Mary Scotton.

Name: Thomas Masor
[Thomas Mason]
Death Date: 28 Sep 1887
Death County or District: Halton
Age: 73
Gender: Male
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1814
Birth Location: Lestershire, England

From image

Occupation: Gentleman
Informant: John J. Mason

Thomas's marriage?

Name: Thomas Mason
Birth Place: England
Residence: Toronto Township
Age: 51
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1817
Father Name: John
Mother Name: Mary
Spouse Name: Clinda G. Bosby
Spouse's Age: 36
Spouse Birth Year: abt 1832
Spouse Birth Place: England
Spouse Residence: Toronto Township
Spouse Father Name: Samuel
Spouse Mother Name: Mat Pratt
Marriage Date: 25 Feb 1868
Marriage County or District: Halton


Findingmypast Report 7 Feb 2013 13:31

Searching for info. on emigration + deaths of Thomas Mason (a farmer) & four of his sons who emigrated from England to Canada between 1861 England census & 1871 Canada census.

Thomas (born ca.1817 Ashby Parva, Leicestershire), his sons (born in Newton,Warks. & Ullesthorpe,Leics.) :
Alfred (1846), William (1849), John Jabez (1852 - died 1921 in York, Ontario), Edwin (1856), Walter Cosford (1858).

Thomas (widowed early 1858) is living with second wife Alinda G. Mason (born England ca.1830) + five sons in Trafalgar, Halton County, Ontario on 1871 census...although i can't find a record of the marriage.

Thomas + Alinda are living in Burlington, Halton County, Ontario on 1881 census.

John Jabez lived + died in York, Ontario, but i can't find out what became of Alfred, Edwin or Walter Cosford Mason.

William Mason & his family are on 1901 census in Assiniboia, NWT (Saskatchewan).

**** i should add that these are not my relatives - i am posting for a close friend without computer access.

Many thanks for any help or suggestions !