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FAMILIES AT MASON & BIRD'S MILL   

Research by Gordon Freegard

These lists are not complete. They have been compiled from various records including the local Postal Delivery Directories for the years 1898 - 1930.They do however give you some idea of how large some of the mill settlements were.

1863   DART  Joseph Henry         Teamster

           MASON  Benjamin             Owner

                          Wife:   Eliza

           POWELL   E. A.                   Foreman

 

1864   DART  Joseph Henry         Teamster

           MASON  Benjamin             Owner

                          Wife:   Eliza

           POWELL   E. A.                   Foreman

 

1865    DART  Joseph Henry         Teamster

            KINGHORM                       Sawyer

            MASON  Benjamin             Owner

                          Wife:   Eliza

           POWELL  E. A.                   Foreman

 

1866   DART  Joseph Henry         Teamster

            DRAKE  Thomas               Teamster    (year to be confirmed)

           MASON  Benjamin             Owner

                          Wife:   Eliza

           POWELL   E. A.                   Foreman

 

1867   DART  Joseph Henry         Teamster

          DRAKE  Thomas               Teamster    (year to be confirmed)

         MASON  Benjamin             Owner

                          Wife:   Eliza

           POWELL   E. A.                   Foreman

 

1868      DART  Joseph Henry         Teamster

            DRAKE  Thomas               Teamster    (year to be confirmed)

            MASON  Benjamin             Owner

                          Wife:   Eliza

           POWEL    E. A.                   Foreman

 

1869      BAYLISS  Mrs. Caroline               Teacher

                         17 Children at School

             BISHOP John                   Sawyer

             DART  Joseph Henry         Teamster

             DRAKE  Thomas               Teamster    (year to be confirmed)

             MASON  Benjamin             Owner

                          Wife:   Eliza

            POWELL   E. A.                   Foreman

 

1870   BAYLISS  Mrs. Caroline               Teacher

                         18 Children at School

          COOKE  Charles                Sawyer         

          DART  Joseph Henry         Teamster

          DRAKE  Thomas               Teamster    (year to be confirmed)

          DAVIS J.

          DICKENSON H.

          HAY   David                    Teamster

          MASON  Benjamin             Owner

                          Wife:   Eliza

          MOTTRAM Henry              Sawyer (year not confirmed)

                          Wife;   Anna Maria nee Banyard

                          Children;      James      born 1857

                                           Henry William     born 1858

                                           Joserh        born 1861

                                           Sarah        born 1863

                                           Elizabeth   born 1866

                                           Samuel     born 1869

          POWELL   E. A.                   Foreman

          SHAW                            Blacksmith             Died 6th November 1870 heart attack

                         Wife;

                         Child:

 

!871    BAYLISS  Mrs. Caroline               Teacher

          BIRD  Francis                   Partner Owner   

                           Wife:       Augustus Maude (nee Earnshaw)

                           Children:  Un-named stillborn male 18th December 1871

          DART  Joseph Henry         Teamster

          DRAKE  Thomas               Teamster    (year to be confirmed)

          HAY  David                     Teamster

          MASON  Benjamin             Partner Owner

                          Wife:   Eliza

          McDONALD  Alexander       Teamster  Ticket-of-leave

          MOTTRAM Henry              Sawyer (year not confirmed)

                          Wife;   Anna Maria nee Banyard

                          Children;    James      born 1857

                                           Henry William     born 1858

                                           Joserh        born 1861

                                           Sarah        born 1863

                                           Elizabeth   born 1866

                                           Samuel     born 1869

          PERRY   Joseph                Teamster

          POWELL  E. A.                 Foreman

 

1872    ADLAM  M.

           BAYLISS  Mrs. Caroline               Teacher

                         18 Children at School - 6 boys & 12 girls         

          BIRD  Francis                   Partner Owner  

                           Wife:       Augustus Maude (nee Earnshaw)

          CONNOLLY  T.

          COLLINS  J.

          DART  Joseph Henry         Teamster

          DRAKE  Thomas               Teamster    (year to be confirmed)

          HETHERINGTON   H.

          MASON  Benjamin             Partner Owner

                          Wife:   Eliza

          MASON  Benjamin (Junior)

          MASON   T.

          McKENNA  T.                   Foreman

          MORLEY E.

          MOTTRAM Henry              Sawyer (year not confirmed)

                          Wife;   Anna Maria nee Banyard

                          Children;      James      born 1857

                                           Henry William     born 1858

                                           Joserh        born 1861

                                           Sarah        born 1863

                                           Elizabeth   born 1866

                                           Samuel     born 1869

                                          Thomas Henry      born 1872

          O'CONNELL   M.

          PERKINS  G.

 

1873   BAYLISS  Mrs. Caroline               Teacher

          BIRD  Francis                   Partner Owner  

                           Wife:       Augustus Maude (nee Earnshaw)

          CONNELLY  James

          DART  Joseph Henry         Teamster

          DRAKE  Thomas               Teamster    (year to be confirmed)

          EXPOSITO  Guiseppe

          KNAPE  John

         HETHERINGTON H.

          MASON  Benjamin             Partner Owner

                          Wife:   Eliza

           MOTTRAM Henry              Sawyer (year not confirmed)

                          Wife;   Anna Maria nee Banyard

                          Children;      James      born 1857

                                           Henry William     born 1858

                                           Joserh        born 1861

                                           Sarah        born 1863

                                           Elizabeth   born 1866

                                           Samuel     born 1869

                                          Thomas Henry      born 1872

 

1874   BAYLISS  Mrs. Caroline               Teacher

          BIRD  Francis                   Partner Owner  

                           Wife:       Augustus Maude (nee Earnshaw)

         DART  Joseph Henry         Teamster

          DRAKE  Thomas               Teamster    (year to be confirmed)

          FINNEY Benjamine             Ticket of Leave

          MASON  Benjamin             Partner Owner

                          Wife:   Eliza

           McPHERSON    Alex

           MOTTRAM Henry              Sawyer (year not confirmed)

                          Wife;   Anna Maria nee Banyard

                          Children;      James      born 1857

                                           Henry William     born 1858

                                           Joserh        born 1861

                                           Sarah        born 1863

                                           Elizabeth   born 1866

                                           Samuel     born 1869

                                          Thomas Henry      born 1872

                                           Un-named girl. Died 10th April 1874    aged 1 day

          SWEENEY   Alexander

 

1875    BIRD  Francis                   Partner Owner  

                           Wife:       Augustus Maude (nee Earnshaw)

         DART  Joseph Henry         Teamster

          DAVIS Thos

          DRAKE  Thomas               Teamster    (year to be confirmed)

          HUGHES Robert                 Driver   Died 12th April 1875

'          MASON  Benjamin             Partner Owner

                          Wife:   Eliza

          McKEOWN Stephen

          McPHERSON Alex

          MOTTRAM Henry              Sawyer (year not confirmed)

                          Wife;   Anna Maria nee Banyard

                          Children;      James      born 1857

                                           Henry William     born 1858

                                           Joserh        born 1861

                                           Sarah        born 1863

                                           Elizabeth   born 1866

                                           Samuel     born 1869

                                          Thomas Henry      born 1872

                                           Un-named girl. Died 10th April 1874    aged 1 day

         O'CONNELL Maurice

         SWEENEY Alexander           Foreman/Manager

 

1876    BIRD  Francis                   Partner Owner  

                           Wife:       Augustus Maude (nee Earnshaw)

         DART  Joseph Henry         Teamster

          DRAKE  Thomas               Teamster    (year to be confirmed)

          MASON  Benjamin             Partner Owner

                          Wife:   Eliza

          MOTTRAM Henry              Sawyer (year not confirmed)

                          Wife;   Anna Maria nee Banyard

                          Children;      James      born 1857

                                           Henry William     born 1858

                                           Joserh        born 1861

                                           Sarah        born 1863

                                           Elizabeth   born 1866

                                           Samuel     born 1869

                                          Thomas Henry      born 1872

                                           Un-named girl. Died 10th April 1874    aged 1 day

          MOYNS J.                         Engineer  (year not confirmed)

          SMITH  W.

          SWEENEY Alexander           Foreman/Manager

          WESTON Richard              Carpenter/Wheelwright

                          Wife:       Mary

                          Children:  Francis  Born January 1876 Died 2 days old

                                        Francis John (Frank) Born 1876 Died 1953

 

1877   27 Men, 18 Women, 24 Children

         BIRD  Francis                   Partner Owner

                           Wife:       Augustus Maude (nee Earnshaw)

         DART  Joseph Henry         Teamster

          DRAKE  Thomas               Teamster    (year to be confirmed)

          MASON  Benjamin             Partner Owner

                          Wife:   Eliza

          MOSS George Thompson

                          Wife:      Elizabeth Ann

                          Children:  Harry?

          MOTTRAM Henry              Sawyer (year not confirmed)

                          Wife;   Anna Maria nee Banyard

                          Children;      James      born 1857

                                           Henry William     born 1858

                                           Joserh        born 1861

                                           Sarah        born 1863

                                           Elizabeth   born 1866

                                           Samuel     born 1869

                                          Thomas Henry      born 1872

                                           Un-named girl. Died 10th April 1874    aged 1 day

          MOYNS J.                         Engineer  (year not confirmed)

          SWEENEY Alexander           Foreman/Manager

          WESTON Richard              Carpenter/Wheelwright

                          Wife:       Mary

                          Children:  Francis  Born January 1876 Died 2 days old

                                        Francis John (Frank) Born 1876 Died 1953

 

1878     BIRD  Francis                   Partner Owner  

                           Wife:       Augustus Maude (nee Earnshaw)

           DART  Joseph Henry         Teamster

           DRAKE  Thomas               Teamster    (year to be confirmed)

                           Wife:   Name Unknown daughter of Anne Hemsley

           HACKETT  Owen

           LORNEY (Looney?) James   Storekeeper         Died 1878

           MASON  Benjamin             Owner (Francis Bird left partnership)

                          Wife:   Eliza

           MASON S.                      Teacher

                         12 Children enrolled

           MOSS George Thompson       

                          Wife:      Elizabeth Ann  (nee Waterworth)

          MOTTRAM Henry              Sawyer (year not confirmed)

                          Wife;   Anna Maria nee Banyard

                          Children;      James      born 1857

                                           Henry William     born 1858

                                           Joserh        born 1861

                                           Sarah        born 1863

                                           Elizabeth   born 1866

                                           Samuel     born 1869

                                          Thomas Henry      born 1872

                                           Un-named girl. Died 10th April 1874    aged 1 day

          MOYNS J.                         Engineer  (year not confirmed)

          RAWLINS  John Alexander    Shingle Splitter

                           Wife:   Jane (Fayerman) Married 25th November 1878

         STEVENSON Robert                  Saw Filer       

                           Wife:   Mary  (nee Waterworth)

                           Children:  John Alfred                 Born in Yorkshire

                                        Elizabeth   (aka Eliza)   Born in Yorkshire

                                        Alice                         Born in Western Australia - date unknown betwwen 1878 and 1881

                                        Maria                        Born in Western Australia - date unknown between 1878 and 1881.

          SWEENEY Alexander           Foreman/Manager

          WESTON Richard              Carpenter/Wheelwright

                          Wife:       Mary

                          Children:  Francis  Born January 1876 Died 2 days old

                                        Francis John (Frank) Born 1876 Died 1953

                                        Henry Joseph  Born 1878 Died 1928

 

1879    BARBER George                Died in campfire accident 22 February

                           Wife:

                           Children:    Julia   married 16th July 1880 to William Miller

                                           3 other Daughters

                                           1 Son

         BIRD  Francis                   Partner Owner   Left the Company 1879  

                           Wife:       Augustus Maude (nee Earnshaw)

          BISHOP  John

          DART  Joseph Henry         Teamster

          DRAKE  Thomas               Teamster    (year to be confirmed)  

                           Wife:   Name Unknown daughter of Anne Hemsley

          MASON  Benjamin             Owner

                          Wife:   Eliza

           MOYNS?

           MOSS George Thompson       

                          Wife:      Elizabeth Ann  (nee Waterworth)

          MOTTRAM Henry              Sawyer (year not confirmed)

                          Wife;   Anna Maria nee Banyard

                         Childre:     James      born 1857

                                           Henry William     born 1858

                                           Joserh        born 1861

                                           Sarah        born 1863

                                           Elizabeth   born 1866

                                           Samuel     born 1869

                                          Thomas Henry      born 1872

                                           Un-named girl. Died 10th April 1874    aged 1 day

          RAWLINS  John Alexander    Shingle Splitter

                           Wife:   Jane (Fayerman)

                           Children:   Edith Harriet

         STEVENSON Robert                  Saw Filer       

                           Wife:   Mary  (nee Waterworth)

                           Children:  John Alfred                 Born in Yorkshire

                                        Elizabeth   (aka Eliza)   Born in Yorkshire

                                        Alice                         Born in Western Australia - date unknown betwwen 1878 and 1881

                                        Maria                        Born in Western Australia - date unknown between 1878 and 1881.

         SWEENEY Alexander           Foreman/Manager

         THOMPSON W.

         WESTON Richard              Carpenter/Wheelwright

                          Wife:       Mary

                          Children:  Francis  Born January 1876 Died 2 days old

                                        Francis John (Frank) Born 1876 Died 1953

                                        Henry Joseph  Born 1878 Died 1928

 

1880     DART  Joseph Henry         Teamster

           DOUGLAS

           DRAKE  Thomas               Teamster    (year to be confirmed)  

                           Wife:   Name Unknown daughter of Anne Hemsley

           MASON  Benjamin             Owner

                          Wife:   Eliza

           MASON   Thomas                Teamster/Carrier   (Year to be confirmed)

                          Wife:    Ellen

                          Children:   John

           MILLER  William

                          Wife:   Julia  (nee Barber) Married 1880

                          Children:   William

           MOSS George Thompson       

                          Wife:      Elizabeth Ann  (nee Waterworth)

                          Children: Harry              Born in Fremantle

          MOTTRAM Henry              Sawyer (year not confirmed)

                          Wife;   Anna Maria nee Banyard

                          Children:     James      born 1857

                                           Henry William     born 1858

                                           Joserh        born 1861

                                           Sarah        born 1863

                                           Elizabeth   born 1866

                                           Samuel     born 1869

                                          Thomas Henry      born 1872

                                           Un-named girl. Died 10th April 1874    aged 1 day

          RAWLINS  John Alexander    Shingle Splitter  

                           Wife:   Jane (Fayerman)

                           Children:   Edith Harriet

                                          Maud Emma

         STEVENSON Robert                  Saw Filer       

                           Wife:   Mary  (nee Waterworth)

                           Children:  John Alfred                 Born in Yorkshire

                                        Elizabeth   (aka Eliza)   Born in Yorkshire

                                        Alice                         Born in Western Australia - date unknown betwwen 1878 and 1881

                                        Maria                        Born in Western Australia - date unknown between 1878 and 1881.

          SWEENEY Alexander           Foreman/Manager

          WALLIS  John                   Carpenter/Wheelwright

                          Wife:   Emma

                          Children;   Levi   Born 1874  in Pinjarra

                                         Lucy  Born 1877 in Fremantle

                                         Fred  Born 1880 in Fremantle

           WESTON Richard              Carpenter/Wheelwright

                          Wife:       Mary

                          Children:  Francis  Born January 1876 Died 2 days old

                                        Francis John (Frank) Born 1876 Died 1953

                                        Henry Joseph  Born 1878 Died 1928

                                        Richard  Born October 1880  Died 1 day old

 

1881    DART  Joseph Henry         Teamster

                          Wife:   Mary Ann  (nee James)

                          Children:   Edward James  born 5th September.  Died 18th September aged 13 days

           DRAKE  Thomas               Teamster    (year to be confirmed)  

                           Wife:   Name Unknown daughter of Anne Hemsley

           MASON  Benjamin             Owner

                          Wife:   Eliza

           MASON   Thomas                Teamster/Carrier   (Year to be confirmed)

                          Wife:    Ellen

                          Children:   John

           MILLER  William

                          Wife:   Julia  (nee Barber) Married 1880

                          Children:   William      Born date unknown         

           MOSS George Thompson       

                          Wife:      Elizabeth Ann  (nee Waterworth)

                          Children: Harry              Born in Fremantle

          MOTTRAM Henry              Sawyer (year not confirmed)

                          Wife;   Anna Maria nee Banyard

                          Children:     James      born 1857

                                           Henry William     born 1858

                                           Joserh        born 1861

                                           Sarah        born 1863

                                           Elizabeth   born 1866

                                           Samuel     born 1869

                                          Thomas Henry      born 1872

                                           Un-named girl. Died 10th April 1874    aged 1 day

          RAWLINS  John Alexander    Shingle Splitter  

                           Wife:   Jane (Fayerman)

                           Children:   Edith Harriet

                                          Maud Emma

         STEVENSON Robert                  Saw Filer       

                           Wife:   Mary  (nee Waterworth)

                           Children:  John Alfred                 Born in Yorkshire

                                        Elizabeth   (aka Eliza)   Born in Yorkshire

                                        Alice                         Born in Western Australia - date unknown betwwen 1878 and 1881

                                        Maria                        Born in Western Australia - date unknown between 1878 and 1881.

          SWEENEY Alexander           Foreman/Manager

          WALLIS  John                  Carpenter/Wheelwright

                          Wife:   Emma

                          Children;   Levi   Born 1874  in Pinjarra

                                         Lucy  Born 1877 in Fremantle

                                         Fred  Born 1880 in Fremantle

           WESTON Richard              Carpenter/Wheelwright

                          Wife:       Mary

                          Children:  Francis  Born January 1876 Died 2 days old

                                        Francis John (Frank) Born 1876 Died 1953

                                        Henry Joseph  Born 1878 Died 1928

                                        Richard  Born October 1880  Died 1 day old

                                        Christina Mary  Born 1881  Died 1883 2 years old

           

1882    COUSINS  Mr. William          Teacher

                         Wife:    Bridget Mary Theresa

                         25 Children enrolled - 17 boys & 8 girls

          DART  Joseph Henry         Teamster

                          Wife:   Mary Ann  (nee James)

           DRAKE  Thomas               Teamster    (year to be confirmed)   

                           Wife:   Name Unknown daughter of Anne Hemsley

           MASON  Benjamin             Owner

                          Wife:   Eliza

           MASON   Thomas                Teamster/Carrier   (Year to be confirmed)

                          Wife:    Ellen

                          Children:   John

            MILLER  William

                          Wife:   Julia  (nee Barber) Married 1880

                          Children:   William      Born date unknown

           MOTTRAM Henry              Sawyer (year not confirmed)

                          Wife;   Anna Maria nee Banyard

                          Children:    James      born 1857

                                           Henry William     born 1858

                                           Joserh        born 1861

                                           Sarah        born 1863

                                           Elizabeth   born 1866

                                           Samuel     born 1869

                                          Thomas Henry      born 1872

                                           Un-named girl. Died 10th April 1874    aged 1 day

          RAWLINS  John Alexander    Shingle Splitter  

                           Wife:   Jane (Fayerman)

                           Children:   Edith Harriet

                                          Maud Emma

             SHAW  Joseph                 New Owner

          SWEENEY Alexander           Foreman/Manager

           WALLIS  John                  Carpenter/Wheelwright

                          Wife:   Emma

                          Children;   Levi   Born 1874  in Pinjarra

                                         Lucy  Born 1877 in Fremantle

                                         Fred  Born 1880 in Fremantle

                                         David  Born 1882 at Mason's Mill

           WESTON Richard              Carpenter/Wheelwright

                          Wife:       Mary

                          Children:  Francis  Born January 1876 Died 2 days old

                                        Francis John (Frank) Born 1876 Died 1953

                                        Henry Joseph  Born 1878 Died 1928

                                        Richard  Born October 1880  Died 1 day old

                                        Christina Mary  Born 1881  Died 1883 2 years old

 

MILL CLOSED  (Partial Operations)

1883       COUSINS  Mr. William       Teacher

                          Wife:    Bridget Mary Theresa

          DART  Joseph Henry         Teamster    Died 8th November. Crushed by a falling tree.

                          Wife:   Mary Ann  (nee James)

           DRAKE  Thomas               Teamster    (year to be confirmed)   

                           Wife:   Name Unknown daughter of Anne Hemsley

                           Children:   Maud B.  

           MILLER  William

                          Wife:   Julia  (nee Barber) Married 1880

                          Children:   William      Born date unknown

                                         Frederick  Born 1883 at "Mason's Hall"

          RAWLINS  John Alexander    Shingle Splitter  

                           Wife:   Jane (Fayerman)

                           Children:   Edith Harriet

                                          Maud Emma

                                          Mary Ann

          SHAW  Joseph                Owner

          WALLIS  John                 Carpenter/Wheelwright

                          Wife:   Emma

                          Children;   Levi   Born 1874  in Pinjarra

                                         Lucy  Born 1877 in Fremantle

                                         Fred  Born 1880 in Fremantle

                                         David  Born 1882 at Mason's Mill

         WESTON Richard              Carpenter/Wheelwright

                          Wife:       Mary

                          Children:  Francis  Born January 1876 Died 2 days old

                                        Francis John (Frank) Born 1876 Died 1953

                                        Henry Joseph  Born 1878 Died 1928

                                        Richard  Born October 1880  Died 1 day old

                                        Christina Mary  Born 1881  Died 1883 2 years old

 

1884       COUSINS  Mr. William       Teacher

                          Wife:    Bridget Mary Theresa  died January  1884

           DRAKE  Thomas               Teamster    (year to be confirmed)   

                           Wife:        Name Unknown daughter of Anne Hemsley

                           Children:   Maud B.  Died 21 January aged 6 months

           GODDARD James

           McEWEN  Robert          RAWLINS  John Alexander    Shingle Splitter  

                           Wife:   Jane (Fayerman)

                           Children:   Edith Harriet

                                          Maud Emma

                                          Mary Ann

 

           SHAW  Joseph                 Owner

           STEVENS W. F.                Leasee

           WALLIS  John                  Carpenter/Wheelwright

                          Wife:   Emma

                          Children;   Levi   Born 1874  in Pinjarra

                                         Lucy  Born 1877 in Fremantle

                                         Fred  Born 1880 in Fremantle

                                         David  Born 1882 at Mason's Mill

                                         May   Born 1884 at Mason"s Mill

           WESTON Richard              Carpenter/Wheelwright

                          Wife:       Mary

                          Children:  Francis  Born January 1876 Died 2 days old

                                        Francis John (Frank) Born 1876 Died 1953

                                        Henry Joseph  Born 1878 Died 1928

                                        Richard  Born October 1880  Died 1 day old

                                        Christina Mary  Born 1881  Died 1883 2 years old

                                        Bertha Amelia  Born 1884  Died 1964

 

1885    BEYERSON?

          COLLETT  F.E.                 Book Keeper

          COUSINS  William              Teacher

                         9 Children enrolled - 8 boys & 1 girl

          FUSELLO                         Boatman

          HOWARD Ernest               New Owner

          MOTTRAM          

          RAWLINS  John Alexander    Shingle Splitter  

                           Wife:   Jane (Fayerman)

                           Children:   Edith Harriet

                                          Maud Emma

                                          Mary Ann

                                          Jane

          SHAW  Joseph                 Owner

          STEVENS W. F.                Leasee

          STOW?  M.

          SWEENEY

          WALLIS  John                  Carpenter/Wheelwright

                          Wife:   Emma

                          Children;   Levi   Born 1874  in Pinjarra

                                         Lucy  Born 1877 in Fremantle

                                         Fred  Born 1880 in Fremantle

                                         David  Born 1882 at Mason's Mill

                                         May  Born at Mason's Mill

           WESTON  Richard            Carpenter/Wheelwright

                          Wife:       Mary

                          Children:  Francis  Born January 1876 Died 2 days old

                                        Francis John (Frank) Born 1876 Died 1953

                                        Henry Joseph  Born 1878 Died 1928

                                        Richard  Born October 1880  Died 1 day old

                                        Christina Mary  Born 1881  Died 1883 2 years old

                                        Bertha Amelia  Born 1884  Died 1964

1886   ATKINS                           Leasee

         CAHILL  Father & 2 Sons          

         RAWLINS  John Alexander    Shingle Splitter  

                           Wife:   Jane (Fayerman)

                           Children:   Edith Harriet

                                          Maud Emma

                                          Mary Ann

                                          Jane

                                          Henry Edward

          SHAW  Joseph                  Owner

          STEVENS W. F.                Leasee

 

UNKNOWN DATE

          DAWS  Marian   (nee Bucklund)  (married 1887)

             

 

References:     Article:      Pickering Brook Heritage Group
                                     Marilyn Corica (nee Stevenson)  re Stevenson & Moss Families

 

 

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