Hi Everyone, wondering if anyone could tell me what son by mas means?
I've recently been tracing one of my ancestors with the surname of bennett. I've found a census from 1851 which says his surname as bennett but his parents with the surname of walker?
On the relation to head column, it states that he is the son. However, when i reviewed one of his siblings its states, "son by mas". Not sure what this means or if it has been translated correctly?
Perhaps orphans who have been adopted or father died and mother remarried? Not entirely sure and haven't located anything as to an explanation.