Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

French Mason

Male 1695 - 1748  (53 years)


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  • Name French Mason 
    Born 1695  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Nov 1748  Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I027939  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father George Mason,   b. 1660, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1716, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Mary Fowke,   b. 1667, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1701 and 1704, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 1688  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Family ID F01086  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Nicholson,   b. Abt 1700, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1748, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married Abt 1725  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Leannah Mason,   b. 1727, Truro Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1741, Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 15 years)
     2. Rosanna Mason,   b. Aft 1735, Truro Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1790, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 55 years)
     3. George Mason,   b. Abt 1730, Truro Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1803, Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     4. French Mason,   b. 1738, Truro Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1768, Fairfax County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     5. Lucretia Mason,   b. 1740, Truro Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1816, Fairfax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F17010  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      A Quit Rent Roll of 1723; Taken from the Register of Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia; 1,455 acres, Paid 256 lbs. Tobacco - in part. Due 281 lbs. Tobacco.
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      ABSTRACTS OF WILLS, FAIRFAX CO., VA.
      (Liber A, B, Wills-by Eula K. Woodward)
      Mason, French, 15 Nov. 1748.
      To dau. Rosanna & hrs. he lives on & 100 A. adj. to dau. Lucretia & his plantation on which Cha. Chrismas lives & 100 A. adj;
      to eldest S. Geo. &c; to youngest s. (name omitted) rem. half of land, incl. plantation rented to Thos. Montieth & that leased to Ben Grayson on which the mill is.
      To dau. Leanna Talbot 1 S., part at marriage.
      Ex. Geo. Mason.
      French Mason. Wit. Cha. Green,
      Jere Bronaugh (p. 256)

      Mason, French, est. acct. 27 Mch. 1751 (p. 467).
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber E; 1740 - 1741; pp 72-75
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty sixth day of August in the year of our Lord 1740 Between FRENCH MASON of the Parish of Truro & County of Prince William Gent. of one part and BENJAMIN GRAYSON of the Parish of Hamilton & County of Prince William Gent. of other part Wittnesseth that said FRENCH MASON for the yearly Rent and Covenants herein after mentioned on the part & behalf of said BENJAMIN GRAYSON and his two sons named BENJAMIN GRAYSON & SPENCE GRAYSON and each of them respectively hath Leased and to ffarm letten unto said BENJAMIN GRAYSON SENR, BENJAMIN GRAYSON JUNR. & SPENCE GRAYSON all that tract of land being in Prince William County and on the lower side of POHICK RUN containing fifty acres of land bounded Beginning at a Red oak and a Hiccory by the MAIN COUNTY ROAD & running thence North East to a white oak thence South East to two Birches on the South side of the MAIN RUN of POHICK thence up and binding with the said Run North East to a Sycamore on the Run side thence leaving the Run North West to another Sychamore thence South West to a Hiccory Saplin thence South West to a red oak thence South West to a small red oak thence one hundred & ten pole to the Begg. for fifty acres of land more or less including the OLD MILL and all the works thereunto belonging and also one acre of land on the upper side of the said Run opposite to the OLD MILL DAM To Have and To Hold unto the said BENJAMIN GRAYSON SENR, BENJAMIN GRAYSON JUNR, and SPENCE GRAYSON from the first day of March next ensueing the date hereof for & during the term of the natural lives of said BENJAMIN GRAYSON SENR., BENJAMIN GRAYSON JUNR. and SPENCE GRAYSON and the longest liver of them respectively paying yearly during the said term unto said FRENCH MASON his heirs the Rent of five hundred & thirty pounds of tobacco annually on the first day of March also the sum of Five pounds Currant money at or before the day of the date of these presents And the said FRENCH MASON doth agree that it shall be lawfull for him upon the death of either or both of the said Sons to renew a Lease for the land & therein to incert the name or names of any other one or two persons that he shall think fit. In Wittness whereof the partyes have sett their hands and seals
      FRENCH MASON
      Memorandum that before Executing this Lease it is Covenanted & agreed between the parties that ye said FRENCH MASON his heirs shall have his or their Corn Ground TOLL FREE all the term herein above mentioned and that ye yearly Rent above reserved is not to commence until the first day of March 1742 payable ye 1st day of March then next ensuing also ye said MASON his heirs to have the liberty of FISHING on the Run in presence of us BENJA. RUSH,
      JOHN DENNIS, JOHN BRONAUGH
      At a Court con unued & held for Prince William County August 26th 1740
      FRENCH MASON Gent acknowledged this Lease to be his act and deed and it was thereupon admitted to record
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber E; 1740 - 1741; pp 275
      May 22d ANNO 1741 TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall come Greeting know ye that I FRENCH MASON of the Parish of Truro in the County of Prince William Gent for divers good causes but more especially for the paternal love & affection I have & bear to my dutiful Daughter LEANA MASON, as also for the better maintenance of my said Daughter have given unto her the said LEANA MASON & to her heirs forever all that plantation or parcel of land containing one hundred acres lying on POHICK CREEK in the Parish of Truro in the County of Prince William as afsd and now is in the Occupation of Mr, JOHN STURMAN, and which I will cause to be laid off to containe one hundred acres, Together with all houses & all other appurtenances to the said land belonging , To Have and To Hold the said one hundred acres of land to the only proper use of the said LEANA MASON her heirs forever. In Witness whereof I have set my hand & Seal
      in presence of ED. WASHINGTON, FRENCH MASON
      JOSEPH MOXLEY, ANN MOXLEY
      At a Court continued & held for Prince William County May the 26th 1741
      FRENCH MASON Gent acknowledged this Deed to be his act and deed and it was thereupon admitted to Record
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      LAND RECORDS, FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA, Liber A
      (by Mrs. Eula K. Woodward, Washington, D. C.)
      French Mason, Truro, Fairfax Co. gent. to John Mercer, of Marlborough, in Stafford Co. certain negroes.
      Wit. Joseph Foxhall, John Farguson, James Cavanagh. 22 May, 1745, p. 382.
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      1746-1750 Fairfax Co Va Deeds Liber B; pp 331-333
      Indenture 9th December 1747 between FRENCH MASON of Fairfax County, Gent. and PHILLIS MONTEETH of King George County .. in consideration of rents .. farm let .. plantation upper side Pohick Creek lately in tenure and occupation of John Connell with 200 acres of land .. for natural life of Phillis Monteith and James Monteeth, her son .. yearly rent of six hundred pounds of Tobacco payable on the 25th day of December ..
      In presence of Hugh Parker, French Mason
      John Brawner, Benja. x Price,
      Henry Boggess Junr.
      Lease recorded 18th May 1748.

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