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

William Mason

Male Abt 1663 - Bef 1687  (~ 24 years)


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  • Name William Mason 
    Born Abt 1663  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 10 Mar 1686/87  Accokeek, Stafford County, Virginia. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I029623  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 

    Father George Mason,   b. 5 Jun 1629, Pershore, Worcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1686, Accokeek, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Female {Unproven} Allerton,   b. Bef 1638,   d. Abt 1669, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 31 years) 
    Married Abt 1661  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12503  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane MNU Mason,   b. Bef 1667, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1683  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Mason,   b. Bef 1686, Accokeek, Stafford County, Virginia. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1711, Accokeek, Stafford County, Virginia. - Proved Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years)
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F18046  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=kld&id=I1284

      A William Mason left a will dated 10 Mar 1690. The will is in the lost books of Stafford Co. but the old Court Order book says that by his will of this date he directed that his daugthter, Barbara, who was underage, be given to the care of Thomas Lynn and Jane his wife. This is the only direct record for the name and age of a child of William Mason.

      However, Katherine Gottschalk says "from later records, we can compute that he had an older child, George Mason, probably son of a first wife." She presents no evidence for this connection, but indicates this George was designated "of Aquia."

      Thus--NO PROVEN CONNECTION BETWEEN GEORGE I OF AQUIA AND WILLIAM. However, it is convenient to follow Gottschalk's mode l until additional information surfaces on the relationships of all the Masons in Stafford, if, indeed, such informations exists.

      What is clear is that there was a George Mason of Aquia in Stafford Co. in the early 1700s, and that he left descendants in Stafford, Prince William and Loudoun.
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      Stafford County, Virginia Order Book, Page 119 (contd) Court held 10th December 1690
      947. Ordered that WILLIAM LYNNE, JANE LYNNE and WILLIAM HAMBLETON shall by the sherif be Summoned to the next Court to give good Security and Enter into bond that they shall faithfully keep and preserve the Cattle and mares with their Increase for the use and benefit and behoof of BARBARY the daughter of WILLIAM MASON late of this County deced according to the true intent purport and meaning of the aforesaid William Mason last will and Testament.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEED AND WILL BOOK, 1686 - 1689; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      p. 37a The Depon, of Mr.. JOHN MATHEWS aged Sixty two yeares or thereabouts sworne and Examined Saith that WM. MASON came to yor Depts. House at a little befor Christmas in ye yeare 84, and Desired me to lett my Sone goe along with him to kill those hoggs of THOMAS GREGGs & me owne for they are out Lyers and wee most killd them all for wee shall nevr gets noe good of them and yor Sone knows where they bee and if hee goes with me I will pay you yor worke againe and I did so lett him goe and they killed yt all and I had allw'd me Seaven dayes worke for ye same of WM. MASON and his Wife and as WM. MASON told it to me those hoggs that they killed were those hoggs that THOMAS GREGG put upon ye Planton against his in Copartnership and further yor Dept, saith that severall times since ye Death of WM. MASON I have beard JANE MASON say that there was sixty head of hoggs belonging to her and THOMAS GREGG and further saith not.
      Saith ye same JOHN MATHEWS
      MRS. MATHEWS her marke Sworne and Recorded in ye County Court of Stafford this 10 day of March 1686/7

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