This is a long standing brick wall which other family members have spent many hours at the National Archive and other Record offices trying to solve. The couple were married at St George in the East, 15 Sept 1825. Witnesses An Mason and L Bennett. we have identified, and know all that we need to about their children. William Daniel *(1828 -1874) Mary Ann (1830-1836), Edward Alfred (1832-1834), Susannan (1834-1835), Eliza (1835-1903), Thomas (1838-1921) In 1841 Mary and her three surviving children are at 41 Clark Street, Stepney. (HO107; Piece: 712; Book: 11; Civil Parish: Stepney; County: Middlesex; Enumeration District: 22; Folio: 16; Page: 25; Line: 1) In 1851 the family are at 10 Arbour St and Mary is a widow (HO107; Piece: 1552; Folio: 659; Page: 5; ) Mary died 8 Sept 1857, age 57 according to the headstone in Abney Park which names her as the widow of Capt Mason.( in later years the family were strongly Methodist ) We have checked the East India Company records with no success. My feeling is that Capt Mason sailed to the West Indies as their sons were associated with the firm of Scrutton and Sons who had ships going that way. In 1861 daughter Eliza is with her aunt Susannah Chipperfield (RG 9; Piece: 292; Folio: 129; Page: 13;) Mary and Susannah both give their place of birth as Epping. And that is where we are stuck. who was Capt William, who were the parents of Mary and Susannah and * as I think I have mentioned on a previous thread who was Anne Wright,the wife of William Daniel????