Monthly Archives: November, 2016

Peter Webster MASON

A further confirmation of the details and death of my 3rd great-grandfather, Peter Webster MASON, was found this week by his great-great-grandson Steve Wakely. Thanks Steve. (1892, April 4). The Bendigo Independent (Vic. : 1891 – 1918), p. 2. from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article174510836 Advertisements

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A nasty experience for young Elizabeth Mason of Myer’s Creek

Elizabeth MASON was born about 1845 in Cupar, Fife, Scotland. She was the second eldest daughter of my 3rd great grandparents, Peter Webster MASON and Margaret Leslie nee CARSTAIRS. Peter and Margaret Mason sailed from Plymouth, UK aboard  the “Cheapside”  on the 21st of May 1848. They reached Port Phillip on the 18th of August …

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My first foray into DNA for genealogy

I have recently had an autosomal DNA test done by FTDNA. I was so excited when my results came back the other day. What a huge learning curve! I uploaded the raw DNA data to GEDmatch and waited for those results to come through. Once they had, the third highest match shown in my results …

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Private William John BEATON

William John BEATON was a first cousin of my maternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Ann PIKE (1847-1933). He was born in Euroa, Victoria in 1877, first son, the third of ten children of Peter and Catherine BEATON. William enlisted as a Private, service number 1912, on the 15th of January 1915.   He was 35 years of age, …

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