Elizabeth MASON was born about 1845 in Cupar, Fife, Scotland.
She was the second eldest daughter of my 3rd great grandparents, Peter Webster MASON and Margaret Leslie nee CARSTAIRS.
Peter and Margaret Mason sailed from Plymouth, UK aboard the "Cheapside" on the 21st of May 1848. They reached Port Phillip on the 18th of August as assisted immigrants with children Andrew aged 2 and Susan aged 3 months.
Elizabeth did not come to Australia with her parents because she was sick in 1848. She arrived on the "Ebba Brahe" on 8 Dec 1857 as a Governess.
Peter and Margaret's next 8 children were born in Victoria. One being my great great grandmother, Agnes MASON.
Not long after her arrival as a young teenager, poor Elizabeth had a rather nasty experience.
|EAGLEHAWK POLICE COURT. (1858, November 23). |
Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), p. 2.,
|CIRCUIT COURT. (1859, March 11). |
Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), p. 3.,
Stay tuned for the rest of Elizabeth's story to be told by her great-grandson, Steve Wakely who has done extensive research and shared many family stories.