Richard Gustavus William Leonard Glasson

(1869—1957)





 KNOWN AS William
 
 BORN 18 July 1869
 Data 

NSW Birth Record V18691524 160/1869

GLASSON RICHARD G W L
GUSTAVUS R & ANN
 
 DIED 24 July 1957 in Qld.
 Data 

Qld Death Record 1957/B20960

William Glasson
Richard & Annie Tom
 
 
 FATHER Gustavus Richard Glasson (1839-1894)
 MOTHER Annie Tom (1840-1872)
 
 MARRIED 1 Mary Rowena Treweeke (1864-1939) on 6 August 1890 in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney, NSW.
 Data 

NSW Marriage Record 1115/1890

GLASSON RICHARD G W L & TREWICKE MARY R
@ SYDNEY
 
 CHILDREN   William Hector Glasson (1892-1976)
 Annie Olga Glasson (1893-)
 Katherine Glasson (1893-1998)
 Dorothy Howard Glasson (1895-1943)
 Mary Rosalind Glasson (1896-1973)
 Harry Cecil Glasson (1898-1924)
 
 MARRIED 2 Elsie Madeline Geraghty (1890-1970) in 1939
 Data 

NSW Marriage Record 15486/1939

GLASSON WILLIAM
GERAGHTY ELSIE MADELINE
MURWILLUMBAH
 
 CHILDREN   Olga Hamline Glasson


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William Glasson of Cadira lived with his grandparents at Godolphin and was a jackeroo at Umbercollie. He eloped with his feisty cousin Mary Rowena to his half Aunt Lydia (nee Michell) in Sydney who had also eloped with William Hosie as a young girl. They were married in St Andrews Cathedral.

Classified ad in Brisbane Courier of 3 Sep 1890 says On the 6th of August, at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney, NSW, by the Rev. Richard James Read, William Glasson, second son of the Rev. G. R. Glasson, of Tamworth, to Mary Rowena, eldest daughter of the late W. H. Treweeke, of Umbercollie, Queensland.

The Glasson Saga adds that William was educated at Newington College, Sydney where he was poet Laureate to the school magazine. William went on to serve in the AIF in France during WW1. He was over the age to enlist in Australia, so went to the UK and joined a British regiment.

There is Electoral Roll evidence that Richard and Mary lived apart in latter years — he in Qld, she in NSW.

There is also a question as to the mother of son William John Glasson (1924-2004).


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