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Australia: Joseph MASON and Catherine PURTELL; Tamworth,NSW

Journal by Erin

I've lost my great grandparents!!
Joseph MASON married Catherine PURTELL in 1892 in Tamworth,New South Wales,Australia. I only know of one child, my grandfather, Joseph Mary MASON born 1903 in West Auckland,New Zealand. There must have been other children, possibly born in Australia. I don;t even know when Joseph and Catherine came to New Zealand!
Joseph Mary MASON married
1)Olga Alice RAYNES in 1924 in New Zealand
they had 2 children that I know of; Olga Eugene in 1928, and a son in 1930.
2)Fiona Marion McClure WALKER - my grandmother - in 1943.
This was Fiona's 2nd marriage also. Her 1st marriage was to Albert Victor KING in 1926

Any help or queries welcome,

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on 2007-08-04 01:44:26

Erin , from New Zealand, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2007. is researching the following names: WALKER, MASON, BALLINTINE and 1 other(s).

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by allycat on 2007-08-04 07:23:15

Dear Erin, Hi. Welcome to FamilyTreeCircles. Here's a bit of help for you. I shall include websites of where I've obtained the information so you can do the looking yourself.

Goto NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages click on FAMILY HISTORY, click on SEARCH HISTORICAL INDEXES, then click on SEARCH NOW, then choose between BIRTH AND DEATH RECORDS and MARRIAGE RECORDS.

It seems that your great grandparents were married in the year 1892 at Tamworth in New South Wales, Australia.

Purchase marriage certificate of Joseph MASON and Catherine PURTELL

3 births of children born to Joseph MASON and wife Catherine

Deaths of children born to Joseph MASON and wife Catherine

Please bear in mind that MASON is a common and popular surname. The only way you will know for sure the children's names in the whole family is to purchase death cert of either great grandparent.

I didn't find birth records in NSW (New South Wales) for Catherine PURTELL or Joseph MASON.

If you search here at familytreecircles in the top right hand corner for journals I have written on genie links for New Zealand you may find more details. Search for keyword 'cloud' author allycat.

Also join up as a free member of RootsChat and goto their EMIGRANTS TO NEW ZEALAND board. Rootschatters will just love to assist. You will see there is an EMIGRANTS TO AUSTRALIA board also.

I'd also recommend editing this journal and renaming the subject heading 'Australia: Looking for Joseph MASON and Catherine PURTELL Tamworth, NSW'. That way if any descendants happen to put any of those phrases in the search bar whilst googling on the internet, their search engine will list familytreecircles and your journal as one to read.

Good luck.

Alison from QLD Australia
Hubby is a Kiwi.

by Erin on 2007-08-05 23:38:52

Alison, thanks so much for all your help :)

by Erin on 2007-08-06 00:23:17

Alison, thanks so much for all your help :)

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