Over on my family history blog, Clogs and Clippers, I’ve just posted some new information about the trial of John Mason, Susan Mason’s father. In the book about Susan Mason, I said that he’d been sentenced to being transported for stealing cotton, but I wasn’t sure what that meant. After the British Newspaper Archives made the 1833 editions of the Limerick Chronicle available recently, I’ve discovered that it was 29 yards of muslin that he stole. Was he planning to make dresses out of it? Probably not. Here’s the link to the article: Muslin by the yard

John Mason’s crime