Lawson Wilson 1866 - 1953 married Margaret Mitchell

Lawson Wilson was the seventh child of John Wilson and Catherine Barwick. He was born in Kurrajong in 1866 and died in Windsor in 1953. He married Margaret Mitchell in 1892 and they had eight children. They lived the majority of their married life in Schofields. 

It appears that Lawson and Margaret's union was not approved of by her mother Charlotte as she was under the age of 21. A court case ensued - read this article - but love prevailed.

Articles mentioning Lawson can be found herehere and in this article about a subdivision of land at Schofields, near Riverstone in 1921. An article were he appears as a witness in a case against his coursin Joseph Hawkins can be read here. Lawson and Margaret's first son Robert Leslie fought in World War 1 as mentioned here. This article also mentions that three of Lawson and Margaret's sons were killed in World War 1. 

1. Robert Leslie 1894 -1917 (Robert was killed in France during World War 1. Attached is his roll of honour form.

2. Clara Matilda Ann 1895 - ?

3. Andrew 1897 - ? (possibly in World War 1)

4. Norman 1899 - 1918 (Norman was killed in France in World War 1. Attached is his listing on the honour roll at the War Memorial in Canberra. 

5. Francis 1901 -1985 (also served in World War 1 but survived!)

6. Raymond 1904 -?

7. Sylvia Grace 1907 - ?

8. Herbert Donald 1910 -1966