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her baptism is found in the Bishops Transcripts, with no father noted, so she may well not belong in the family given the Anne born in April next year.
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The burial says simply Thomas Mason, son of Thomas Mason and Jane his wife.
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The baptismal entry says "Thomas Mason, the illegitimate son of Thomas Mason and Elizabeth Pilkington."
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She and her mother were buried together, so quite possibly Elizabeth died during childbirth.
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She is merely said to be "Elizabeth, the illegitimate daughter of Elizabeth Mason". To know who was the father, one would have to look at the maintenance orders.
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I am guessing that he was the father of the Elizabeth born a few days earlier.
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Margaret Dickins in her book, A Little History of Cherington, says that in 1651 Robert Lucy demised, granted, set and to farm let, to Judith Mason, widow, for 150 pounds one yard land of property of which she was already in occupation. It was lease for 99 years "if Richard, Francis, and John, sons of Judith, shall so long live". She goes on to say that in 1680 the three sons bought the copyhold property. She says that the purchasers were Francis, Thomas Mason senior, and John. She adds that John bought one yard land, but does not say when.
So, no matter what, the husband of Judith died before 1651. Therefore, all of the children had to be born in 1652 or earlier.
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The parish records for Boconnoc, Cornwall, England have him baptised on May 26, 1833. The "Haley Family History" has him born in 1832. Ms. Buchannan has him born in August 1833.
He appears along with Agnes and several children in the 1861 census but is not there is 1871. I now know that he died in 1862. In 1861, he is living next door to a James Brown, his wife Margaret and child Catherine. On November 25, 1862, William and his wife deeded the 50 acres located in the North West Quarter of Lot 27, Nissouri to James, their son. I guess this was a type of estate planning. However, the date is slightly off. Perhaps it was registered on the 25th?
I could not find the family in 1851 so it is possible that they came to Canada after that date.
He and several other persons related to me are buried in the North Nissouri Presbyterian Church cemetery.
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This couple seems to have had a huge number of children: Elma Jane, Bertha, Charles Miles, Florence, Elizabeth, Marion, Grace Beryl, and Rachel. I have to wonder whether Philip was earlier married to a Mary Brown because in the marriage register, that is his mother's name. Mind you, Maggie is listed as the daughter of Edward Dunn and Unknown Henderson.
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Our first grandson, who was born at almost 10 pounds.
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Her CL husband is Norman Smith.
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The marriage license says that he was a policeman in Railborough Cross(?), London.
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In the will of his uncle John Timms of 1801, he is said to be of Tredington, Wocestershire. How close are they?