William A MASON , 1802–1856 (aged 54 years)
The letter from Barry Fullagar has a Margaret Mason as a sibling of Mary Anne, Catherine, Marion and Helen. I have been unable to find any evidence of Margaret's birth.
A search of the Marriage Index at the NSW Registry revealed the following entries:-
V18433739 74B/1843 MASON WILLIAM FRAZER CATHERINE V18431659 76/1843 MASON WILLIAM FRASER CATHERINE
My guess is that one of these entries is correcting the spelling of Fras(z)er. Which one is the correct one I don't know.
DEVONSHIRE STREET CEMETERY
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In 1820, Governor Macquarie ordered the consecration of the Devonshire Street Cemetery. A brick wall was erected before any interments took place to enclose its 4 acres (1.6 hectares). Within a four-year period the cemetery was expanded by the addition of 7 acres (2.8 hectares) to its south. A road was formed along the southern boundary of the cemetery in the first half of the 1830s and was called Devonshire Street. The Devonshire Street Cemetery, where many of the early settlers were buried, was later moved to build the Sydney railway terminus.
In 1901, the cemetery was resumed to allow for the development of Central railway station, Sydney and representatives of deceased persons buried in the Devonshire Street cemetery were given two months to arrange for exhumation and removal of remains from the cemetery. All reasonable costs were borne by the [Government of New South Wales. The remains that were unclaimed were relocated to a purpose-built cemetery named Bunnerong Cemetery. Remains that were claimed were transferred to a number of cemeteries as listed below. Bunnerong Cemetery, south of the city, had a tram line constructed to make the removal of recasketed remains as simple as possible. Bunnerong Cemetery was next to the Botany Cemetery and, in the early 1970s, was absorbed by that cemetery to create the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park. Central railway station was opened on 4 August 1906.
Burials Relating To Mid North Coast Pioneers