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William MASTON - Yorkshire but which Riding

DaveHam9

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Hello,

The Sydney Morning Herald - Tuesday 4 March 1930 p.16
MR. WILLIAM MASTON.
Advice was received in Sydney by cable from Aden yesterday of the death of Mr. William Maston, chairman of directors of Sargents, Ltd., caterers. Mr. Maston left Sydney about four weeks ago by the Norwegian motorship Taronga on a trip to England. For a long time he had been in ill health.
Mr. Maston who was 67 years of age was born in Yorkshire and came to Sydney when a young man. He had been trained as a stonemason ...

Births Dec 1863
MASTON William Otley 9a 111

1881
RG11 piece/folio: 4337 / 114 page 17
ame: Willie Maston
age: 17
gender: Male
birth year: 1864
birthplace: Otley, Yorkshire, England
relationship to head of household: Son
marital condition: Single
profession/occupation: Mason Apprentice
address: 9 Peels Crescent
census place: Otley, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Rhoda Maston F 48 Otley, Yorkshire, England
son John Maston M 19 Otley, Yorkshire, England


Births Dec 1864
MASTON William Beverley 9d 91

1881
RG11 piece/folio: 4741 / 101 page 14
name: William Maston
age: 16
gender: Male
birth year: 1865
birthplace: Beverley, Yorkshire, England
relationship to head of household: Son
marital condition: Single
profession/occupation: Stonemasons Apprentice
address: Wilbert Grove
census place: Beverley St Martin, Yorkshire (East Riding), England
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Thomas Maston M 45 Ottley, Yorkshire, England
wife Jane Maston F 40 Skelton, Yorkshire, England
son William Maston M 16 Beverley, Yorkshire, England
daughter Emma Maston F 14 Beverley, Yorkshire, England
son John Maston M 13 Beverley, Yorkshire, England
daughter Hannah Maston F 10 Beverley, Yorkshire, England
son Thos Geo Maston M 8 Beverley, Yorkshire, England
son Fred Maston M 6 Beverley, Yorkshire, England
son Henry Maston M 4 Hull, Yorkshire, England
son Edward Maston M 3 Beverley, Yorkshire, England
son Benjamin Maston M 0 Beverley, Yorkshire, England


So far I can't find William's arrival in Australia.

NSW marriage 2337/1887 MASTOW WILLIAM - THOMPSON ANNIE - ASHFIELD

A little puzzle that should be easy to solve. ;)

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Dave
 
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The William born Beverley is on UK census up to and inc 1911.. The William born Otley West Yorks is not there after 1881 as he went to Sydney in his early years - so there's your answer. Otley is a small town 10 miles north of Leeds, 5 miles from where I live

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there is a tree on A.. which confirms this. It has the death notice attached. says he left 2 sons, 6 daughters, parents Samuel and Hannah Robinson.. burried in Aden. (died at sea)


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It says in Wikapedia that the Houses of Parliament were built from stone quarried near Otley. Did he come over assisted passage you think. I have stone masons in my family who came over assisted passage to help build Adelaide.
 
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the quarry is now an area of recreation called The Chevin. The rock face creates a 180 degree vista overlooking the Wharfe valley and the town of Otley. On a clear day the towns of Ilkley, Harrogate and Doncaster can be seen. At Easter it is tradition for a large wooden cross to be errected at the top of the rock face overlooking Otley. A very popular area

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ot...AWFkoDQBQ&sqi=2&ved=0CGIQsAQ&biw=1305&bih=624

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Interesting DW.

I don't know yet. Can't find him in Assisted to NSW so still looking.

Can't find him in Qld or Vic. lists so possibly Unassisted to NSW.

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:2fun:

I had the answer all the time:

NSW marriage 15203/1914 SANDS REGINALD D - MASTON BESSIE L - ROCKDALE

The Sydney Morning Herald - Saturday 19 December 1914 p.10
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A wedding was celebrated at the Rockdale Congregational Church on December 5, when Reginald David Sands, third son of Rev. J. M. and Mrs. Sands, of Arncliffe, was married to Bessie Louise Maston, third daughter of Alderman and Mrs. W. Maston, of Wharfedale, Lauff-street, Rockdale. The Rev. J. M. Sands, B.A., father of the bridegroom, officiated, assisted by the Rev. Absalom Deans, B. A.,...

Otley is in Wharfedale RD.
 

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