John Mahon is the earliest Mahon found so far. We are not sure if john was born in Barbados, or when he was born but we do know that he was married in 1789 in St Lucy, Barbados to Sarah Napleton. John and Sarah are at the head of nine generations of Mahons in Barbados.
It is believed that the Mahons were planters but over the generations they have branched out into many other fields of endeavour.
Of interest, three generations down from John in the generation of Alexander Augustus Mahon 1847-1905, Three Mahon siblings married three Greaves siblings. thus making their offspring double first cousins. (See photo on Greaves page)
In the generation following, two Mahon sibling married two Alleyne siblings making their children double first cousins.
Thee are nine generations shown on the Mahon tree.
FRONT ROW Left to Right
1.Norman Mahon, John Spence, William Spence, Nan Mahon, Dorothy Mahon, Gloria Conliffe, Glyne Mahon, Laurie Yearwood, Betty Yearwood, Michael Spence, Harold Mahon, Dorothy Spence
SECOND ROW Left to Right
1.Francis M.O.Alleyne, Mabel L.G.Alleyne ( nee Mahon ), Lena Thomas ( nee Mahon ), Miley Mahon, Helena Mahon ( m.Augustus Mahon ), Ingrid Conliffe, ( in Grannie Mahon’s lap ), William Mahon, Gertie Mahon, Harry Mahon, David Conliffe ( on Harry’s knee ), Laurie Mahon ( nee Alleyne, Frank’s sister )
THIRD ROW Left to right
1.Howard Horton, Agatha L. Horton, ( nee Alleyne, carrying the yet unborn Monica Horton ), Mary Mahon, Eileen Thomas, Barbara Mahon, Elaine Richardson ( nee Alleyne. Holding Maureen Richardson ) Maisie Mahon ( Wife of Miley Mahon ), Colin Alleyne, Mrs. Thornton ( mother-in-law of William Mahon), Kathleen Spence ( nee Mahon ), Lisle Spence, Annie Bayne, ( Grannie Mahon’s niece ), Clement Conliffe, Creighton Laurie, Ruth Laurie ( nee Mahon ), Agnes Yearwood( Sister to Annie Bayne )
FOURTH ROW Left to Right
Campbell Alleyne, Fred Thomas, Colin Thomas, Stanley( Boy ) Mahon ( Miley’s son ), James Richardson, Sis Mahon, ( Daughter of William Mahon ), Herbert Alleyne, Campbell Mahon ( Son of William Mahon ), Bob Spence, Margery Conliffe ( nee Alleyne ), John Mahon ( Son of William Mahon ), Campbell Mahon ( Son of Laurie and Harry Mahon ), Armel Yearwood ( Husband of Agnes Yearwood ), .Blackett ( Servant )
Photo taken Christmas 1932 at Bush Hall House, St. Michael, Barbados
The Mahon family tree has, in large part, been put together by Robin Mahon and Robert Spence. I have added to it, particularly in the more recent generations of the tree and the greaves side of the family, but most of the work was done by them. It is still by no means complete, so if you have information on the family that does not show on this website (including Photos) we would very much appreciate recieving it from you so we can continue to grow the tree.