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Capt John Mason Sr.

Birth
Surry County, Virginia, USA
Death 3 Sep 1755 (aged 61–62)
Surry County, Virginia, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 126513407 View Source

Birthplace: Albemarle Par, Surry, Virginia, USA
Died September 3, 1755 in Albemarle Parish, Surry, Virginia, USA

Captain John Mason, the Elder
"On May 6, 1738, John Mason, the Elder, gave to John Mason Jr., 180 acres of land."
"At a Meeting of the Coucil on may 2, 1729, John Mason was nominated by the Governor to be Sheriff of Surry County."
"by the Albemarle Parish Register, Captain John Mason died September 3, 1755; intestate, and his inventory was recorded December 8, 1755 in Sussex. Thre were no records of heirs but it is known that he had eight sons and several daughters. He had a brother Isaac Mason in Southampton County, who died in 1759, also intestate, leaving a wife Catherine. By the old English laws of primogeniture, his estate went to John Mason Jr., the oldest son of his oldest brother."

Children:
John Mason Jr. b. 1717 married Elizabeth Chappell
James Mason married Mary Tomlinson
Joseph Mason born 1719 married Phoebe (Shands?)
Mary Mason born ca 1720/21 married William Dancy
Christopher Mason born ca 1724 married Sarah Chappell
Anne Mason born ca 1726 married John Gilliam
Daniel Mason born ca 1727 married Elizabeth Winfield
Isaac Mason born ca 1730 married Ann Petway
David Mason born 1731 married Mary Eppes
Charles Mason born ca 1733 married Mary Burch

Sources: Surry County records; Sussex, A Tale of Three Centuries, and Virginia Magazine of History & Biography Vols 200, 29, 34; Masons of South Side Virginia, p. 2.


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