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George MASON, Sr.

Male - Bef 1711


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  • Name George MASON 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Gender Male 
    AFN KVGT-1F 
    Will 13 Jan 1710  Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Bef 16 Mar 1711  Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 16 Mar 1711  Portsmouth, Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Source: Mark Freeman .

      (2) Torrence, Robert McIlvaine, Torrence and Allied Families, Philadelphia, PA: Wickersham Press, 1938, pp. 338-340:

      [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.]

      GEORGE MASON, married Phillis Hobson. . . .

      Captain George Mason (Colonel Lemuel, Lieutenant Francis), was Justice of Norfolk in 1702; Captain of Militia in 1707. His will was dated 13 January, 1710, and recorded in Portsmouth, Virginia, in Book 9, p. 13, as 16 March, 1711. After the usual formalities, he bequeaths to his wife, Phillis; devises to his son, Thomas Mason, the plantation whereon he (the father) lives, designating same to become the property of his son Thomas when he attains maturity. To his son George, the plantation known as "Marriner Jones". His wife Phillis is directed to give title for these properties to his named sons, within three months after his decease. To his daughter Abigail, certain personal items, negroes, etc.; to his daughter Frances, much the same, specifying such are to become their property when they attain the age of 16, or upon marriage. His wife was Phillis Hobson, a daughter of Peter Hobson, as is shown by a deed, in Book 9, page 13, Portsmouth, Virginia, 16 February, 1711; Phillis Mason, widow and relict of George Mason, deceased, made a deed for love and affection to her son Thomas Mason, of certain houses, lands, orchards and gardens, inherited by her from her father, Peter Hobson, which he had bought from Smith, also ½ of the Plantation called "Marriner Jones". The other half was to go to her son George Mason, but Thomas was to have first choice. Ibid. Book 9, p. 89, shows Phillis Mason to have filed a motion, 21 September, 1711. At the time his will was made, the children of George Mason were all under age.

      Children of Captain George and Phillis (Hobson) Mason, four:

      i. FRANCES MASON, who was bequeathed certain items by her father's will, married John Phripp, born 1683; died 1776; a large land owner in the borough of Norfolk. Part of his estate is what was known as Commercial Place, which he gave to the City for a public market. For more than a century it was so used, and known as Market Square. He was elected Mayor of Norfolk, November 14, 1745; served 19 months; re-elected June, 1757; was warden of St. Paul's Church in 1749. . . .

      ii. GEORGE MASON, is mentioned in connection with members of his family, in deeds and land transactions.

      iii. ABIGAILE MASON, mentioned in her father's will; married John Elligood, of Norfolk; who purchased much property from his brother-in-law, Thomas Mason and his wife Mary (Newton) Mason.

      iv. THOMAS MASON, married twice; married, first, Mary Newton; married, second, Elizabeth, surname unknown. [Note by compiler: The compiler believes that this Thomas MASON was married only once, to Mary NEWTON, and that the author has confused this Thomas MASON with the Thomas MASON/MEASON who married Elizabeth TEETH.]
    Person ID I18935  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2019 

    Father Lemuel MASON, Sr.,   b. Abt 1628, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 15 Sep 1702, Lower Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ann SEAWELL,   b. Abt 1634, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 15 Mar 1706, Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 27 Feb 1650  Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8451  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family --- (MASON) 
    Children 
     1. Abigail MASON,   b. Abt 1696, Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1740, Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)  [natural]
     2. Frances MASON,   b. Abt 1698, Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1760, Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)  [natural]
     3. George MASON, Jr.,   b. Abt 1694, Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1730, Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)  [natural]
     4. Thomas MASON,   b. Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between May 1737 and 3 Nov 1740, Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2019 14:47:11 
    Family ID F8471  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart