History 1 by my dad- Alfred J Pawsey who married my mam Rhoda Mason in 1939

Born between 1805 and 1815, the first Thomas Mason then went on to marry and have a son- also named Thomas and the father is described as a ‘pitman’.

This Thomas- the son was Rhoda Mason and her brother John Mason’s, Great, Great Grandfather. He was also the gt gt grandfather of Josephine Stephenson who kept the tradition alive and married a coal miner.