Aft 1653 - Abt 1711 (56 years)
||Thomas MASON |
||Thomas MEASON |
||Norfolk County, VA
(1) Source: Mark Freeman .
(2) Torrence, Robert McIlvaine, Torrence and Allied Families, Philadelphia, PA: Wickersham Press, 1938, p. 338:
[Note by compiler: Information from the Torrence book should be viewed with caution, since it contains some errors relating to the MASON and allied families.]
THOMAS MASON, "Gent. & Planter of Tanner's Creek", was a member of the House of Burgesses from Norfolk County, September 24, 1696, at the same time that John Battaile served from Essex, and George Mason served from Stafford Counties; was Justice of Lower Norfolk in 1699. His wife was Elizabeth, as shown by Court Order Book, Portsmouth, Virginia (reverse pages 12 to 15, June, 1711): "Thomas Mason, deceased: Orders granted his widow Elizabeth Mason. Attest: Wm Miller & Willoughby." Thomas Mason's will is recorded at Portsmouth, Virginia, in Will & Deed Book, No. 9, p. 60. He mentions his wife, Elizabeth and his children, all under age: Lemuel, Mary, Ann, and Margaret; his loving brother Captain George Mason, and his cousin George Newton. After the death of Thomas Mason, his wife Elizabeth married, second, Captain Richard Sanderson. Thomas and Elizabeth Mason's children, four: 1. Lemuel Mason, born 1684; died 1712. 2. Mary Mason, married William Ellison. 3. Ann Mason, married Captain Thomas Willoughby. "20 July, 1717, Thomas Willoughby, who intermarried with Ann, daughter and legatee of Thomas Mason, came into Court concerning the interest of his wife, in Thomas Mason's estate." 4. Margaret Mason.
It is of particular interest to note here, because it will be referred to later, that in the settlement of his estate, the Court records spell his name, as well as his wife's, MEASON. Because his nephew, Thomas Mason, adopted Meason as the spelling of his name, this Court Record is repeated here. . . .
"Portsmouth, Virginia. Norfolk County Records, Court Order, 19 February 1713-14. (Reverse page 73, Book 12.)
MEASON AUDIT and ORDER for its DEBTOR the ESTATE to the Securities.
"Ordered that Major Samuel Bough and Capt. William Crawford meet some time betwixt this and next Court and Audit the Estate of Mr. Thomas Meason deceased, and report each orphan's share to the next Court, Mrs. Elizabeth Meason having intermarried with Capt. Richard Sanderson, who upon motion of Mr. Willis Wilson and Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson, executor and executrix of Col. James Wilson, deceased, was one of the securities to the Court, and they aggrieved and petitioning this Court for redress, it was ordered that the said Capt. Sanderson and his wife be summoned to give new security, who appearing at Bar offered to deliver the Estate into the Custody of Capt. George Newton and Mr. Willis Wilson, securities, and thereupon it's ordered after Audit the said Capt. Sanderson deliver the sd Estate to the forsaid securities conforme to audit before his removal aty Ex."
||Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
||8 Mar 2014 |
||Lemuel MASON, Sr., b. Abt 1628, VA , d. Bef 15 Sep 1702, Lower Norfolk County, VA (Age ~ 74 years) |
||Ann SEAWELL, b. Abt 1634, VA , d. Bef 15 Mar 1706, Norfolk County, VA (Age ~ 72 years) |
||Abt 27 Feb 1650
||Norfolk County, VA