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Looking for Charles Henry MASON of Tasmania & NSW Australia

Query by NewcastleOZ

Charles Henry Mason was born abt 1843 in Hobart Town TAS and married Martha DICK in Bathurst NSW about 1865. They did not stay there for long as their children were born in western NSW. One daughter moved to Mildura Victoria. Trying to find Charles Henry's date of death & place of death. In addition, the exact date of his marriage to Martha DICK is uncertain.

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on 2012-07-19 21:02:06

NewcastleOZ has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2008. is researching the following names: BROCK, CASSIN, VAUN and 6 other(s).

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by asheppard on 2012-07-20 00:27:21

I can't find any marriage registration for a Charles Henry Mason to Martha Dick nor a marriage for Charles Henry Mason to anyone in NSW BDM between 1855-1890

Nothing showing for Charel to Martha Dick on the QLD BMD either.

In the NSW BDM I did find the birth of Margaret Jane 1870 Wee Waa and Alice 1872 Coona, you might have to get hold of the birth certificate or transcript for either of the girls to get more details.

DO you have any other details from documents that would give any clues to Charles Henry Mason b1845 Hobart TAS.

by tonkin on 2012-07-20 04:52:15

No birth located for Charles Henry MASON in Tasmania circa 1843.
But there was an unnamed male MASON born there on the 14 May 1843 to parents William MASON and Elizabeth HEAZELWOOD.

I have searched all the Australian marriage records but unable to locate a marriage for Charles and Martha. The first of their four children was born in 1870, so the marriage may have been a bit later than 1865.

The Charles Henry MASON that died in Inverell, N.S.W. in 1918 aged 76 years would be worth a look at. Would have been born circa 1842/43. The death certificate (or a transcript at half the cost) should name his wife and children, and may give a few more details about his birth and marriage.

His wife Martha died in Mildura, Victoria in 1912, aged 63 years. I expect Martha went to live with her daughter Margaret Jane JACKSON, nee MASON, in Mildura after Charles died.

Charles and Marth's third child, John MASON, died in Ballarat, Victoria in 1962, aged 86 years.

Hope this helps.

by NewcastleOZ on 2012-07-20 06:34:13

Thank you for your responses. I very much appreciate your efforts and your prompt reply.

Locating the marriage of Charles Henry MASON & Martha DICK has been frustrating. I have viewed a film of the C of E register, contacted the archivist at the Roman Catholic Church and also been in contact with the Presbyterians in respect of Bathurst NSW. No success. Still a dead end!

I do have the NSW birth certificates of 4 of their 5 children and all state that Charles Henry was born in Tasmania or Hobart Town Tasmania. I have no further information on Charles Henry's Tasmanian roots.

Those birth certificates state, according to Charles Henry, he married in 1864, 1865 & 1866 but he is consistent with the month of March.

The eldest child Agnes was born around 1866 at Merri Merri / Merry Merry Crk NSW. No birth certificate can be found for her but I do have her marriage & death certificates. Agnes is my direct ancestor.

The family moved around in NSW.
circa 1866 Merri Merri Crk - Agnes
1870 Spring Crk nr Narrabri - Margaret Jane
1872 Narraway - Alice
1875 Carrolls Plains - John
1881 Coan Downs nr Hillston - Lena

The family appear to have moved south after this. Eldest daughter, Agnes, marries at Euston on the Murray in 1885 and second daughter, Margaret Jane, married in 1888 at Wentworth NSW although her place of residence is Yelta VIC (Charles Henry was definitely alive in 1888).

Both Margaret Jane & her mother Martha are buried in Mildura VIC. I have been in contact with the Mildura Cemetery Trust and Charles Henry is not buried with wife and a burial cannot be found for Charles Henry at that cemetery.

Son John, unmarried, resident in NSW for many years, where I do not know, but ends up in Mildura for the last few years of his life. Not buried - body given to Dept of Anatomy!

Of the remaining 2 children, one died as an infant and the other girl, Alice, is unknown.

So, to proceed further with Charles Henry I need his marriage and/or death certificates.

Thanks for the 1918 death in NSW - I will get a transcript of the 1918 death at Inverell NSW. I've spent plenty on Charles Henry already, one more will not hurt.


by janilye on 2012-07-20 08:01:42

The Mildura Cultivator, Saturday 14 September 1912
-At the Mildura Hospital on Thursday, 5th September, Martha Mason. Aged 66 years. THANKS. Mr and Mrs W. Jackson desire to tender their thanks to Dr. Parker, the Matron and nurses of the Hospital for their attention to their mother (Mrs Mason) during her illness.
I think this death notice for Martha indicates that Charles Henry was deceased before 1912
Did not her death certificate state whether she was a widow or not and if so for how long?

by NewcastleOZ on 2012-07-20 09:11:44


Thanks for the family notice. I saw it too on Trove.

The notice could infer that she was a widow by 1912. Alternatively, possibly she simply no longer resided with her husband. They may have been separated or estranged and Martha was left in the care of her daughter.

Checked Martha's death certificate, and she is listed as a 'married woman' and the name of her husband is present. No indication of his death.

Thanks for your help. Very much appreciated.


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