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Re: Mason: James Gregory (Name change from William Wright?)
« Reply #18 on: Monday 07 January 19 09:38 GMT (UK) »
Western Australia's death certs are usually full of information.  I see his is indexed in the name of William WRIGHT ... aged 78, parents as William and Emma,  #83, of 1969.  Swan District.
 
https://bdm.justice.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/default.aspx

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That's perfect as it lines up with the census data I had on him and his parents!

https://i.imgur.com/19uEGky.jpg

Marriage

https://bdm.justice.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/default.aspx

That just links to the search page.

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https://i.imgur.com/zsdRc4j.png

Here is a copy of the info I got from it. I will order a copy of it even though it seems the parents names are already found to be William and Emma (as per a few posts up).

Maybe noone will ever know why the change from William Wright to James Mason. Will I be able to get a copy of the name change records from anywhere if he legally changed the name?

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Re: Mason: James Gregory (Name change from William Wright?)
« Reply #19 on: Monday 07 January 19 09:39 GMT (UK) »
I think you mean the electoral rolls.  There are no census available in Aus.
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Re: Mason: James Gregory (Name change from William Wright?)
« Reply #20 on: Monday 07 January 19 09:40 GMT (UK) »
Can you see the ORDER to the right of the database entry?
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Re: Mason: James Gregory (Name change from William Wright?)
« Reply #21 on: Monday 07 January 19 09:41 GMT (UK) »
I think you mean the electoral rolls.  There are no census available in Aus.

I meant the Census data from London where James was born.

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Re: Mason: James Gregory (Name change from William Wright?)
« Reply #22 on: Monday 07 January 19 09:45 GMT (UK) »
IF you use the live link that I posted there, and do your own search for that 1932 marriage, you will find it, and then on the right hand side IF you click the order option, you will be able to access a pdf form, which has already filled in enough information by the BDM online order service for you to order that record.  It is fairly expensive though, so be aware you will need your plastic card.   

These are historic certificates, so are easier to access.  More recent ones .... well .... usually these require you to be a close relative and have a great depth of private knowledge before applications to gain access can be advanced.

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Re: Mason: James Gregory (Name change from William Wright?)
« Reply #23 on: Monday 07 January 19 09:48 GMT (UK) »
IF you use the live link that I posted there, and do your own search for that 1932 marriage, you will find it, and then on the right hand side IF you click the order option, you will be able to access a pdf form, which has already filled in enough information by the BDM online order service for you to order that record.  It is fairly expensive though, so be aware you will need your plastic card.   

These are historic certificates, so are easier to access.  More recent ones .... well .... usually these require you to be a close relative and have a great depth of private knowledge before applications to gain access can be advanced.

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Thanks, I'm going to order a copy just to keep for my records. It's a pity that I might never find out more info about the name change though.

I'm also going to find out more info about how they came across to Australia.

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Re: Mason: James Gregory (Name change from William Wright?)
« Reply #24 on: Monday 07 January 19 09:48 GMT (UK) »
I am lost for words ... ME ... I read that it is $35 for each of the historic certs ...   





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Re: Mason: James Gregory (Name change from William Wright?)
« Reply #25 on: Monday 07 January 19 10:12 GMT (UK) »
Alright I've completed the form to order the marriage certificate.

It will be nice to have a copy regardless of if it shows any more information than I know now.

I will keep trying to find out how they came to Australia in the first place, and try to pinpoint the year he went from "William Wright" to "James Gregory Mason".

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Re: Mason: James Gregory (Name change from William Wright?)
« Reply #26 on: Monday 07 January 19 21:11 GMT (UK) »
how they came to Australia

Who are ‘they’?

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