Mary Ann Crask (b 1821)

Mary Ann was baptised 12 May 1821 in Northrepps, Norfolk, England[1].
Her parents were John Crask and Ann Susannah Emery.

Sometime before 1855, Mary Ann married Thomas Oakford

Thomas arrived in Australia on 9 April 1855 on board the Essex and  Mary Ann arrived 2 years later on 29 December 1857 on board the Almora[2].

The Argus, 10 April 1855[5]

The Argus, 30 December 1857[5]

Thomas' parents were Edward Oakford and Mary Ann Fegeter[3].
Thomas worked as a Plasterer[9].
Thomas Oakford died in Victoria on 24 July 1872[3,8].

from Thomas Oakford's Last Will

Thomas made out his Last Will on 15 June 1872 and one of the witnesses was William Davies Walton.  Thomas and Mary Ann were living at 111 Wellington Street, Windsor, Victoria at the time[8].  Thomas left his entire estate to Mary Ann.

from Thomas Oakford's Probate

Mary Ann then married George Jameson in 1857[3].

George came from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England.  He married Matilda Clarke on 15 April 1846 in Newcastle.
and they had two sons[1]:-
Presumably, Matilda died before George and his sons emigrated to Victoria.

Nothing more has been found for Thomas Clar and Alfred.

George Jameson died on 9 September 1884[3].

from George Jameson's Last Will

George made out his Last Will on 8 January 1878.  He was living in Cardigan Street, Carlton, Victoria.  He states his occupation as Gentleman.  

In this Will, he bequeaths all his estate to his two sons, Thomas Clark Jameson and Alfred Jameson.  There is no mention of Mary Ann.  

George left no real estate, only his personal effects and some cash

Mary Ann died on 18 November 1915 in South Yarra, Victoria and was buried on 19 November at St Kilda General Cemetery in the Wesleyan Monumental Section, Compartment B, Grave 0196[4,7].  

In the same grave are buried her aunt, Mary Crask (nee Brett) and her first husband, Thomas Oakford.

Before her death she lived at 9 Hobson Street, Hawthorn.

The Argus, 29 November 1915[5]
The person named "M.M. Kinder" is Matilda Maud Kinder (nee Crask) who married Enoch Kinder.  Mary Ann was Matilda Maud's aunt.

  1. International Genealogy Index
  2. Victorian PRO Immigration to Victoria 1852-1879
  3. Victorian Pioneers Index
  4. Mary Ann Jameson (Crask) death notice
  5. Australia Trove,
  6. Victorian Great War Index
  7. St Kilda General Cemetery records
  8. Thomas Oakford Last Will and Probate
  9. George Jameson Last Will and Probate