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Emma Deason, parents unknown, from London, died 1867 aged 26.
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Our John Deason lived in the Bendigo area including Moliagul, Victoria; Scilly Iles, Cornwall, England pre 1855. Rick Smith is also looking for information on the "Welcome Stranger" gold nugget which was discovered by John Deason and his friend Richard Oates, on the 5th February 1869. The 66-kg 'Welcome Stranger', then the world's largest-known gold nugget, was taken to Dunolly where it had to be broken on an anvil (located in the Goldfields Historical and Arts Museum) before it could fit on the bank's scales. It was worth 10 000 pounds at the time ($3-4 million in today's money). Deason returned to Moliagul and his descendants are still in the area. Oates went back to Cornwall for a while but returned to live out his life at Dunolly.
John Deason 1830 - 1915 aged 85, son of Elizabeth Jenkins and Thomas Deason, and Margaret Davy 1830 - 1858 #2980 aged 29, daughter of Hannah and Stephen Davey, wed in Cornwall and reached Bendigo, Victoria, on 10th February 1854 with baby Grace
John Deason wed second to 1858 #4309 to Catherine McAndrew 1836 - 1921, aged 85, daughter of Betsy Leslie and Hugh McAndrew
3 Children
of Margaret
1. Grace Deason 1852 - 1857 lived 5 years
2. Margaret Deason 1855 lived 5 months
3. John Deason 1857 - 1858 #5123, lived 16 months
11 Children
of Cath
4. Thomas Deason 1859 - 1928 wed Esther Eddy Pollard
5. Hugh McAndrew Deason 1861 - 1940 lived 3 months
6. Henry Jenkins Deason 1862 - 1932
7. Hugh McAndrew Deason 1864 - 1940
8. Elizabeth Deason 1866
9. Alfred Deason 1868 - 1933
10. Catherine Deason 1870 - 1935 aged 65
11. Grace Oates Deason 1872 - 1956 aged 85
12. John Edward Deason 1874
13. James Joseph Deason 1876 - 1950
14. Mary Ann Deason 1878 - 1913 aged 35

4. Thomas Deason 1859 - 2 Feb 1928 wed 1878 #3145 to Esther Eddy Pollard 1857 - 1910 aged 53 (buried 24 Jan 1910), born in Cornwall, daughter of Elizabeth Williams and John Pollard, 10 children.
Thomas wed (2) 1915 #3441 to Anna Agatha Byrns 1878 #19173 - 1937 #10746 aged 59, daughter of Sarah Foley and Laughlin Byrns, 1 son
11 Children 1. Elizabeth Catherine Deason 1879 - 1913 aged 34
2. Esther Amelia Deason 1881
3. Thomas Deason 1883 lived 16 months
4. Lilian Emily Deason 1884 - 1973 aged 88, wed 1908 to George Herbert Treeby
5. Helen May Deason 1886 wed 1908 to Fernando Dennis
6. John Deason 1888 wed 1910 to Catherine May Davies
7. Mary Beatrice Deason 1890 wed 1913 to Malcolm John McLeod
8. Thomas Deason 1892
9. Hugh Deason 1894 - 1905 lived 10 years
10. James Deason 1900 - 1981
11. Edward Thomas Deason 1918 - 1973

6. Henry Jenkins Deason 1862 - 22 June 1932 wed 1887 #920 to Christina Sophia Van Berkel 1867 #12477 - 16 Apr 1956, born at Ballarat to Christina Cox and Hugo van Berkel, died at Dunolly, Victoria.
3 Children 1. Herbert Henry Deason 1888 - 1968
2. Hilda Deason 1891 wed 1919 to Henry Gulley
3. Edith Minna Deason 1902

7. Hugh McAndrew Deason 1864 - 6 Sep 1940 wed 1888 #4960 to Elizabeth Ann Scadden c1863 - 9 Dec 1934, born in England, second daughter of Caroline Noble and William Henry Scadden, family came to Australia, lived at Eaglehawk, Victoria. No children.
8. Elizabeth Deason 1866 - 1953 wed 1892 #7418 to Hugh McAndrew Robinson, c1846 - 1902, born at Ballymena, Ireland and died at Moliagul, Victoria, son of Jane Tombe and Hugh Robinson
3 Children 1. Elizabeth Beulah Robinson 1893 - 1928 aged 35
2. Hugh Thomas Robinson 1895 - 1979 aged 84
3. Redvers John Tombe Robinson 1900 - 1983

9. Alfred Deason 1868 - 17 July 1933 wed 1898 #6250 to Alice Scadden 1874 #2040 - 10 July 1952, daughter of Caroline Noble and William Henry Scadden, born at Nerring and died at Bendigo, Victoria.
7 Children 1. Lucas Lionel Deason 1900 lived 1 month
2. Alfred William Deason 1901 - 1958
3. Leaflet (Lillian) Lovelock Deason 1902 - 1973, wed McInerney
4. Zephyr Evelyn Deason 1905 - 1970, wed James Alfred Warburton
5. Hugh Luther Deason 1906
6. Thomas James Deason 1909
7. Venus Adrienne Deason 1912 wed Norman Alex Free

10. Catherine Deason 1870 - 19 Apr 1935, wed 1900 #3554 to Christopher N Smith Davies. They visited Maldron, Cornwall, England where Christopher John Davies was born
2 Children 1. Christopher John Davies 1901
2. Gwyneth Davies 1903 - 1921

11. Grace Oates Deason 1872 - 13 Oct 1956 wed 1892 #456 to Augustine Heraud (Herald) 10 Sep 1871 - 13 Oct 1956, son of Margaret Cecily Smith (1843-1905) and Pierre (Peter) Heraud (1833-1908)
4 Children 1. Catherine Margaret Heraud 1893 - 1972 aged 79, wed Jones
2. Thomas John Heraud 1896 - 1877 aged 81
3. William Heraud 1900 - 1991
4. James Joseph Heraud 1907 - 1979 aged 72

12. John Edward Deason 1874 by Deason family records went to Albany, West Australia and wed 1900 to Louisa Ann Opie and had 2 children, John Stanley Hewitt Deason 1902 -1905, and George Wilfred Deason 1904 - ?
My records say he wed 1910 to Catherine May Davies
2 Children 1. Mildred Irene Deason 1914
2. Esther May Deason 1917

13. James Joseph Deason 1876 - 4 Sep 1950, wed 1901 #1584, Albany, Western Australia, to Florence Emily Thomas c1880 - 1975, daughter of Ellen Baker and John Thomas
1 Child 1. Ronald Robert Deason c1911 - 1984

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