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Mason: James Gregory (Name change from William Wright?)
« on: Monday 07 January 19 08:27 GMT (UK) »
Born: About 1891
Death: 4 June 1969
Wife: Ada Amelia Branson (married 1932)

He was in the Merchand Navy during WWI and at one stage he was captured.

https://i.imgur.com/HojFUEh.png

Above is an image of the death notice, saying he had two names.

None of the family can find any information on when the name change occured or if there ever was one. Ada also apparently had another husband "George Bertram Evelyn Mason" before James, which adds to the intrigue.

Can anyone shed some light on this or do you think it will be a family mystery forever?

I can provide as much details as I can, just ask.

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Re: Mason: James Gregory (Name change from William Wright?)
« Reply #1 on: Monday 07 January 19 08:51 GMT (UK) »
Where do you see the marriage to George Bertram Mason?

I see this one: 515 1919 Branson Ada A to Rutherford Charles G Perth

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Re: Mason: James Gregory (Name change from William Wright?)
« Reply #2 on: Monday 07 January 19 08:53 GMT (UK) »
Rutherford   Ada A   Female   Mason   James G   Male      Perth   640   1932   
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Re: Mason: James Gregory (Name change from William Wright?)
« Reply #3 on: Monday 07 January 19 08:54 GMT (UK) »
so, he was already MASON at that marriage
Who does he say his father is on the cert?

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Re: Mason: James Gregory (Name change from William Wright?)
« Reply #4 on: Monday 07 January 19 08:57 GMT (UK) »
Charles had done a runner, near bottom 4th column:

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32659414

She married James the same year.

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Re: Mason: James Gregory (Name change from William Wright?)
« Reply #5 on: Monday 07 January 19 09:00 GMT (UK) »
Which name was he using in the service?

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Re: Mason: James Gregory (Name change from William Wright?)
« Reply #6 on: Monday 07 January 19 09:03 GMT (UK) »
Which name was he using in the service?

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I don't have much info yet about WW1, but my family did find the linked article about him for WW2

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Re: Mason: James Gregory (Name change from William Wright?)
« Reply #7 on: Monday 07 January 19 09:05 GMT (UK) »
Where do you see the marriage to George Bertram Mason?

I see this one: 515 1919 Branson Ada A to Rutherford Charles G Perth

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For the George Bertram Evelyn Mason link, I am only going by the words of one of Adas daughters, so no concrete evidence there.

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Re: Mason: James Gregory (Name change from William Wright?)
« Reply #8 on: Monday 07 January 19 09:18 GMT (UK) »
tree on Ancestry has 2 daughters to George and Ada with MASON in brackets, as if registered births as BRANSON.

Branson   Irene M   Female            Boulder   48   1913
Branson   Ina M   Female            Boulder   179   1914

So - never married?
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