In the 1871 English census George was listed with his father and both were house carpenters. By 1873 George had moved to Bury Lancashire as he married Jane Fairclough in 1873 in St Maries Roman Catholic Church. They had 10 children but only 6 reached adulthood.
George junior married Margaret Jackson in the Church of St Paul, Astley Bridge, Bolton, Lancashire on September 6 1904 and was listed as a fitter and his father was listed as a joiner. Margaret's father Thomas was listed as a blacksmith. Witnesses were William and Elizabeth Jackson, her brother and sister.
By 1909 they had 2 children Harold Mawson and Hilda.
George Mawson left Liverpool on September 14 1910 on SS Haverford and arrived in Philadelphia Pennsylvania on September 25 1910
Margaret and the children followed on the "SS Zeeland" leaving from Liverpool to arrive in Boston Massachusetts on 10 Nov 1910
Two more children, John and Stanley, were born in the USA
In the 1920 US census the family were living in Quincy Norfolk, Massachusetts and George was listed as a toolmaker in a shipyard
In the 1930 census the family were living in Revere Suffolk, Massachusetts and George was a die maker for a die manufacturer. Hilda was now a stenographer for an insurance company. Harold was now married.
In the 1940 census George Junior was aged 55 and living with Margaret aged 56 and Stanley aged 27 who was now working as a clerk in the gas industry. They now lived in Winthrop Ave Revere,Suffolk Massachusetts
There was even a third George Mawson Armitstead and he was the son of Stanley and Edith Armitstead and was born in 1946 and sadly died in 2012. He had been keen on cars and favoured Stan's old car which featured on his Facebook page.