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

George IV {Addl Records} Mason

Female 1725 -


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  • Name George IV {Addl Records} Mason 
    Born 11 Dec 1725  Doeg's Neck Plantation, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I102072  Tree1
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2022 

    Father George III Mason,   b. 1690, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1736, Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Thompson,   b. Bef 1682, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1762, Chopawamsic Plantation, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1721  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9573  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      And whereas there is in my hands as Executor of Mr. William Eilbeck dec'd, a considerable sum (as will appear by my account with his Estate) which by his Will is bequeathed to and divided among his Grandchildren, my children, which I am answerable to them for and have a power of laying out for their benefit, and as I have hereinbefore not only given much more to each of my said children than their respective shares of his Estate in my hands amounts to but have disposed both of that and my own Estate among them in order to make the best provision in my power for them all, and if any of my children were notwithstanding to claim after my death their parts of their said Grandfather s Estate in my hands over and above what I have given them, it would occasion much confusion and alter the disposition which I have herein before made to the prejudice and injury of some of my children, I do therefore declare that what I have herein before given unto all and each of my said children is inclusive of and in satisfaction for what was due to them from me as Mr. Eilbeck s Executor and that the several devises, bequests and legacys herein devised bequeathed or given to each of my said children are upon express condition of each of them respectively releasing and discharging my Estate and Executors from any claim or demand on account of the balance due from me to the said Mr. Eilbeck's Estate per account already settled or to be settled with the commissary in Maryland, and if any one or more of my said children when they respectively come of age should refuse to release and discharge my Executors accordingly, then and in that case it is my Will and desire and I hereby direct and order that all the Estate herein by me given to such child or children shall be forfeited and shall go to and be equally divided among my other children and their heirs forever. And as there are debts due to me to a considerable amount by bond the yearly interest of which will be a great advantage to the common stock of my Estate, I desire and direct my Executors to continue the said debts upon interest either in such hands as they shall be in at the time of my death, or in such other hands and upon such other security as they in their discretion shall judge best, until the money shall be wanting from time to time for any of the purposes by me directed, and likewise to let out upon interest such money as can at any time be spared out of the profits of my Estate. I also authorize and direct my Executors to settle a Quarter or Quarters upon my land between Dogues Run and the South Branch of little Hunting Creek, as hereinbefore mentioned (unless the same shall have been settled by me before my death) when they shall think it most for the interest of my Estate so to do, as also upon any of the other lands herein devised to either of my three youngest sons Thomson, John or Thomas, either with any slaves that can be spared from my other Quarters or plantations or with slaves to be purchased by them for that purpose with any money that can be spared out of the common stock of my Estate, without interfering with my daughters fortunes or with the money bequeathed unto my youngest son Thomas, all which Quarters and slaves are to be considered as part of the common stock for the purposes before expressed.

      I likewise impower and direct my Executors to erect marble tombstones over the graves of my honored father and mother and my dear wife if the same is not done by me in my life time. And that no dispute or difficulty may arise to my Executors or my children about the manner in which that part of my estate given to my residuary Legatees is to be divided among them, I hereby declare it to be my will and intention that when each or either of them comes of age or marrys, he is to receive his part or portion thereof as it stands at such time respectively (always having regard to and reserving a sufficient sum of my money and debts still in the common stock to pay the money that may hereafter be due to any of my daughters for their fortunes, as well as the money bequeathed to my youngest son Thomas Mason) so that any of them after having received and withdrawn their parts from the common stock are not to be entitled to any share of the subsequent increase or profits thereof, and consequently not to any of the slaves that may afterwards be born or purchased, nor liable to any loss that may happen therein except such part of the common stock as may happen afterwards to fall to them by the death of some of their brothers or sisters, yet the fortunes herein given to my daughters in money are to be secured to them notwithstanding at all events, and in case of any deficiency in their said fortunes by failure of securitys or any other inevitable accident, the same is to be made good in equal proportion by all my residuary Legatees as well those who had before as those who had not received their parts out of the common stock. And I appoint my good friends the Revd. Mr. James Scott, the Revd. Mr. Lee Massey, Mr. John West Jun., Colo. George Washington and Mr. Alexander Henderson (whenever it shall be necessary) to make such estimation, division and alotment to and among my several residuary legatees, and it is my Will and desire and I hereby direct and order that such estimation, division and alotment as they or any three of them shall from time to time make and give under their hands and seals, shall to all intents and purposes whatsoever be conclusive and binding upon my said residuary Legatees and their heirs. I hope they will be so charitable as not to refuse undertaking this trouble for the sake of a friend who when living would cheerfully have done them any good office in his power.

      I recommend it to my sons from my own experience in life, to prefer the happiness of independence and a private station to the troubles and vexation of publick business, but if either their own inclinations or the necessity of the times should engage them in public affairs, I charge them on a father s blessing never to let the motives of private interest or ambition induce them to betray, nor the terrors of poverty and disgrace, or the fear of danger or of death, deter them from asserting the liberty of their country and endeavoring to transmit to their posterity those sacred rights to which themselves were born.

      I release and remit unto my brother Thomson Mason and his heirs forever, a certain debt of three hundred and ten pounds, four shillings and five pence 3/4 sterling and nine pounds twelve shillings and four pence currency, due to me on account of money advanced for him many years ago while he was in England, for which it was never my intention to make him answerable as will appear by an entry to that purpose in my own handwriting annexed to the account in my book. And whereas my said brother is indebted to me a further considerable sum on account of a protested bill of exchange drawn by him and of a bond I paid for him to Mrs. Bronaugh's Estate, I desire and direct my Executors not to bring any suit against him for the recovery of the said debt but to wait until he can conveniently pay the same.

      I give and bequeath unto Mrs. Heath the wife of Thomas Heath of Stafford County, the sum of forty shillings sterling in first cost of goods a year, to be laid out in necessarys for her own particular use during her life, and if ever her son Mr. Richard Hewit my old schoolfellow and acquaintance from my childhood, should unfortunately be reduced to necessitous circumstances I desire and direct my Executors to supply him with necessary's for his support and maintenance out of my Estate, and I particularly recommend this care to my children if it should be necessary after they come of age.

      I give to Mr. John Moncure a mourning ring of three Guineas value which I desire him to wear in memory of my esteem for my much lamented friend his deceased father. I desire my old and long tryed friends the Rev. Mr. James Scott and Mr. John West Junr. each of them to accept of a mourning ring of the same value. I leave to my friend and relation the Rev. Mr. Lee Massey a mourning ring of the same value, and I entreat the favour of him to advise and assist my Executors in the direction and management of my affairs. I am encouraged to request this of him from the experience I have had myself of his good offices that way, and I am satisfied that both he and my worthy friend Mr. (Martin) Cockburn will excuse the trouble I now give them, when they reflect upon the necessity that dying men are under of thus employing the care and kindness of the living which must also one day be their own case, and as the most acceptable acknowledgement I can make them, I desire them to receive out of the common stock of my Estate, the sum of ten pounds a year to be laid out by them in private charitys upon such as they shall judge worthy objects. I also give to my cousin Mrs. Cockburn a mourning ring of the same value, and desire her and my cousin Miss Bronaugh and Mr. Cockburn to accept of a suit of mourning each.

      Lastly, I appoint my eldest son George Mason and my good friend Mr. Martin Cockburn, Executors of this my last Will and Testament and guardians to my children until they respectively come of age. And it is my Will and desire and I hereby direct and order that no securitys shall be required of them by the court but only their own bonds taken for the performance. In Witness whereof I have to this my said last Will and testament all in my own hand writing and contained in fifteen pages set my hand and affixed my seal this 20th day of March in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and seventy three. George Mason. [seal]

      Signed and sealed and published and declared to be the last will and testament of Mr. George Mason in our presence and subscribed by us in his presence.

      Gustavus Scott
      Elizabeth Bronaugh
      Ann Cockburn
      John West, Junr.
      Robert Graham
      John Davidson

      At a court contd. and held for Fairfax County 16th October 1792 this will was presented in court by George Mason one of the Executors therein named who made oath thereto and the same being proved by the oath of Ann Cockburn and Robert Graham is admitted to record and the said Executor having performed what the law requires in such cases a certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.
      Teste P. Wagener, Cl. Cur. (Clerk of the court of Fairfax County Virginia)

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      Charles County, Maryland, Inventories,1791-1797; Page 139,
      Colo. George Mason - Inventory.
      An inventory of the goods and chattels of Colo. George Mason, late of Fairfax county, Virginia, decd, the property in Stump Neck, CC, by Fran's B. Franklin & F. Speake, Dec 8, 1792.
      Negro men: Benjamin (aged 58 years), Charles (48), Fredrick (not worth 1 farthing). Negro women: Nancy (18), Cloe (60), Moll (55), Lett (45), Sary (12), Charity (5).
      Total amount: 391.16.6.
      Signed - Fran's B Franklin, F. Speake.
      CC, May 13, 1793. Then came George Mason, acting executor, & made oath.
      Certified by John Muschett, Registrar of Wills,
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      (7)
      GEORGE MASON
      departed this life on the 7th day of October 1792
      in the 67th year of his Age
      Principal Author of the First Constitution of Virginia
      - Basis of the Federal Bill of Rights -
      Note(7): Marble box tomb. Inscription is on the east side.

      George Mason, b. 1725 and d. 10/14/1792 at "Gunston Hall" who m. Anne Eilbeck and then Sarah Brent, both of Charles Co.

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      EILBECK, WILLIAM, Portobacco Parish, Charles Co. 2 Jul, 1763; 17 Oct 1765
      Wife Sarah, choice of 20 Negroes, husbandry gears at my Pomonkey Quarter; use of all lands in Charles Co.
      Mentions grandchildren.
      To dau, Anne Mason, Profits of two tracts In Prince George's County, called "Chiney" and "Chiney's Addition," 410 a,
      To grandson George Mason, Negro boy Dick.
      To grand dau. Anne Eilbeck Mason, Negro girl Penny.
      To grandson William Mason, Negro boy Cato.
      To grandson Thomson Mason, Negro boy Cupld.
      To grand dau. Sarah Mason, Negro girl PrIsso
      To grand dau. Mary Mason, Negro girl Nan.
      To grandson William Mason in case he and his elder brother George Mason both shall live to full age of 21, all my lands, to take after my wife's decease.
      To son in law George Mason, 50 lbs. whom I constitute and make my ex .
      Mentions anything due from Joseph Aderton, deceased of John Aderton his ex. 33, 364
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      William Eilbeck 90.60 CH £2213.2.4 Nov 7 1765 May 1 1766
      Appraisers: Thomas Contee, John Dent.
      Creditors; Jame Craik, D. Jenifer.
      Next of kin: widow Sarah Eilbeck.
      Executor: George Masson.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1790-1791; Liber JJ2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 129. At the request of Rinaldo Johnson the following Deed of Gift was recorded June 23, 1790
      I George Mason, Esq., of Fairfax County, Virginia in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and do bear unto my daughter Ann Eibeck Mason and for other good causes and considerations me hereunto moving have given the following 17 slaves; Mulatto Lizzy,Mullatto Nan, Bess and her eight children, Frank, Lizzy, Dick, Chloe, Nancy, Margaret, Priss and Delia Penny formerly given to my daughter by her grandfather Mr. William Eilbeck, deceased, Areajah and her son Nace, both bequeath to my daughter by her grandmother Mrs. Sarah Eilbeck, deceased, and the three other children of Arecajah born since her death, Kate, William and Sarah. In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this February 3, 1789, G. Mason in the presence of Lee Massey, Daniel McCarty, Jr., Wm Mason, G. Mason, Jr., Martin Cockburn, Thomson Mason
      At a court held for the County of Fairfax, April 21, 1789, the deed was proved by the oaths of Martin Cockburn, Thomson Mason and Daniel McCarty, Jr., to be the act and deed of George Mason, Esq. and ordered to be recorded. Test, P. Wagener
      I do hereby certify that the 17 slaves named in a deed of gift from me to my daughter Ann Eilbeck Mason, now the wife of Rinaldo Johnson, Esq. bearing date February 3, 1789 were born in the said county and Commonwealth of Virginia. Given under my hand in the said county of Fairfax and Commonwealth of Virginia this February 26, 1790, G. Mason
      Calvert County, Maryland Sct, April 10, 1790; Mrs. Ann Eilbeck Johnson formerly Miss Ann Eilbeck Mason and made oath that the Negroes mentioned in the annexed deed of gift from George Mason, Esq. to her and the annexed certificate of Col. George Mason were inhabitants of the State of Virgina for the space of three whole years antecedent to the importation of the said Negroes into the State of Maryland. Sworn before Thomas Harwood, 3rd, Port of Nottingham, State of Maryland
      I George Briscoe, collector of the United States do certify that Rinaldo Johnson, Esq., in behalf of his wife Mrs. Ann Eilbeck Johnson did enter with me the said 17 negroes and that satisfactory proof hath been produced to me, to wit, a certificate from under the hands of the Hon. George Mason, Esq., of Gunston Hall, Virginia and also the deposition of Mrs. Ann Eilbeck Johnson formerly Miss Ann Eilbeck Mason
      and acknowledged before that the negroes had been inhabitants of the State of Virginia. Witness my hand and seal this April 10, 1790, Geo. Briscoe, Coll.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1790-1791; Liber JJ2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 155. At the request of Rinaldo Johnson the following Marriage Contract was recorded July 1, 1790
      Indenture tripartite made February 4, 1789; Between Rinaldo Johnson, Esq. of PGCo of the first part, Ann Eilbeck Mason of Fairfax County, Virginia of the second part and George Mason and George Mason, Jr., of Fairfax County, Virginia of the third part. Whereas Ann Eilbeck Mason is possessed to 17 Negroes, to wit; Lizzy and Nan, Mullatto Bess and her eight children, Frank, Lizzy, Dick, Chloe, Nancy, Margaret, Priss and Delia Penny, Arecajah and her four children, Nace, Kate, William and Sarah; and whereas marriage is intended shortly to be solemnized between Rinaldo Johnson and Ann Eilbeck Mason, and Rinaldo Johson has agreed that he will not have any right to the aforesaid negroes or to their increase that shall remain Ann Eilbeck Mason's use. Now this indenture witnesseth that for preserving the negroes and their increase for the separate use of Ann Eilbeck Mason and Rinaldo Johnson doth agree with George Mason and George Mason, Jr., that the negroes and their increase shall be accounted as a separate estate from him and not subject to the payment of any of his debts. Signed Rinaldo Johnson, Ann E. Mason, G. Mason, G. Mason, Jr., in the presence of Daniel McCarty, Jr., Wm Mason, Lee Massey, Martin Cockburn, Thomson Mason
      At a court held for the County of Fairfax, April 21, 1789, the deed was proved by the oaths of Martin Cockburn, Thomson Mason and Daniel McCarty, Jr., to be the act and deed of Rinaldo Johnson, Ann Eilbeck Mason, George Mason, George Mason, Jr., and ordered to be recorded. Test, P. Wagener

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