DEASON - January 2021
DEASON - January 2021
Rick Smith
This web page is about the DEASON families of Isles of Scilly and mainland Cornwall, England pre 1855. Bendigo area including Moliagul, Victoria, Australia 1855+ and New Zealand.

John DEASON (about 1829 - 1915) came to Victoria, Australia via South Australia and co-found the “Welcome Stranger” gold nugget with Richard OATES (about 1827 - 1906) on 5th February 1869 near Moliagul, Victoria, Australia.

The main DEASON researchers are Greg Campbell and Winston Deason. Greg and Winston's address email is [email protected]. Most of my DEASON family tree comes directly from their work and used with kind permission. A very special thanks for all of their work.

Another link to the “Wikipedia: Welcome Stranger” gold nugget.

These records would not have been possible for the help of many contributors. Special thanks to Catherine Jenvey for her help in England and Judith Page for her kind words. Many thanks to many others.

Disclaimer and Copyright:
While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy in transcribing, mistakes will inevitably occur. Researchers should always check the original documents.

All personally transcribed materials on this site may be used for personal family histories and research but may not be used for any commercial purpose whatsoever without express permission of the original researcher or [email protected].

Copyright remains with the original researcher or [email protected] © 2005-2021.
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For privacy reasons I have tried NOT to include people who were born less than 100 years ago and are still living.

I will update these trees on a regular basis. Please note further information may be available on request by descendants or researchers. Please use this information positively and acknowledge all source(s) of the information contained in this website.

I hope you enjoy these records and contribute any corrections or additions.

Please email me at: [email protected]

Kind regards
Rick Smith

(Last Update: January 2021).
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