Thomas Rason and Sarah Bennett

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Parents    Robert Rason and Elizabeth Clark     Sarah Bennetts parents not known

Thomas Rason .(b 1743 Bedworth Warwickshire, m Sarah Bennett 1764 St Laurence Foleshill., d 1816 Bedworth)
Sarah Bennett (b 1744 Bedworth, d 1814 Bedworth)
    John Rason .(b 1766 Bedworth)
    Thomas Rason .(b 1767 Bedworth)
    Elizabeth Rason .(b 1772 Bedworth, d 1778)
    Catherine Rayson .(b 1774 Bedworth Warwickshire, m  Thomas Clarkson 1794 Kingsbury, d 1839 Sydney)
        Catherine Clarkson (b 1798 Kingsbury, m Thomas Rowley II 1818 Christ Church, Castlereagh, d 1858 Minto NSW).
            John Rowley (b 1822 Minto NSW, m Mary Jane (Jane) Onslow 1846 Liverpool, d 1856 Liverpool NSW)
                   John Clarkson Rowley (b 1847 Liverpool, m Sarah Jane Smart 1874 Beechworth Vic, 1928 Bethanga Vic)
                         Joseph Smart Rowley (b 1875 Yackandandah Vic, m Eircell Broome 1909 Albury NSW, m Avis Sirl 1922 Albury, d 1957 Bethanga)  


We have the lady who was recorded as Catherine Rayson being born as Catherine Rason in Bedworth, 12 miles SE of Kingsboury. The change of spelling and 12 miles are a little disconcerting but there are no real alternatives in the LDS, and the age is spot on. Also there is a Thomas Rayson registering children in Bedworth around 1810 in the LDS, and A Catharine Rayson being born 1793 in Bedworth. It does look as if the accepted spelling of the surname shifted 1790-1810. All in all pretty confident this is the right connection (80%?)


Above family from LDS
Data added from Warren Family Tree on Ancestry

Research Notes

Genes Reunited nothing Sarah or Thomas
FHO no joy for Sarah or Thomas, OPC has website that might be helpful.. 
1744 Baptism Thomas Rason 23 Apr parents Robert and Elizabeth

1764 Banns Thomas Rayson and Sarah Bennet, Stb Laurence Foleshill.

1774 Bapt Catherine Rayson  Bedworth parents Thomas and Sarah 24 Apr

1794 Marriage Thomas Clarkson and Catherine Rayson Bedworth 18 aug
1816 Thomas Rayson Burial aged 75

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