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    Lovely to be here

    My parents emigrated to New Zealand in 1950 separately, they met and married later. There was a family mystery and I have learned that nothing is exactly as you see on paper. My Mother always said "It's a wise man who knows his own Father" and nothing illustrates that better than finding out...
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    Can anyone help me unravel this please?

    According to a Poor Laws & Settlement reference Joseph Mawson was married to Harriet Brown in London but he states his Father was William Mawson of Aldfield, near Ripon and that he was a Stonemason working on an estate there. I understand Joseph to be the brother or cousin of my ancestor...