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

William Mason

Male 1757 - 1818  (60 years)


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  • Name William Mason 
    Born 22 Oct 1757  Gunston Hall Plantation, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Feb 1818  Mattawoman Plantation, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20340  Tree1
    Last Modified 16 May 2022 

    Father George IV Mason,   b. 11 Dec 1725, Doeg's Neck Plantation, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1792, Gunston Hall Plantation, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Eilbeck,   b. 4 Apr 1734, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1773, Gunston Hall Plantation, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 3 Apr 1750  Mattawoman Plantation, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9571  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Stuart,   b. Abt 1768, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1855, "Retirement", Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Married 11 Jul 1793  St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Stuart Mason,   b. 1795, Mattawoman Plantation, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1854, Lexington Plantation, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [natural]
     2. George Mason,   b. 11 Nov 1797, Mattawoman Plantation, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1870, Spring Bank, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     3. Anne Sarah Stuart Mason,   b. 1803, Mattawoman Plantation, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1852, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [natural]
     4. Edgar Eilbeck Mason,   b. 1807, Mattawoman Plantation, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1835, Mattawoman Plantation, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)  [natural]
     5. Mary Elizabeth Mason,   b. 1810, Mattawoman Plantation, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1885, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 16 May 2022 
    Family ID F13375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book HB-14, 1817-1825; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 43.
      William Mason, Will & Codicil, October 7, 1817; December 8, 1818
      I, William Mason of CC, being of perfect and sound mind and memory and in good health
      To wife Ann Mason, for and during the term of her natural life, 500 dollars per annum to be paid by all my five children or my executor out of the property of such of them as shall not have arrived at the age of 21 yrs or married in the following proporations to wit: each of my three sons shall pay ¼ part and each of my two daughters 1/8th part on the first day of January, but if my wife shall not agree and stand to this will but claim her thirds then my eldest son shall pay their 1/4th parts to my three youngest children.
      To wife Ann Mason, the use of 10 negroes, ½ male ½ female and after her death to my 5 children.
      To wife Ann Mason, my carriage and horses and all my household and kitchen furniture and all the plate and at he death to my two daughters if unmarried.
      To wife Ann Mason, use of ¼ of my stock of horses, mes, cows, sheep and hogs and at her death to my 3 youngest children.
      To eldest son William Mason, the following 12 negroes; Toney, Guss, Louis, Abram, Lucy, Nely, Eleanor, Leannah, Mathelda, Joshua and Henny all in his possession.
      To second son George Mason, the following 13 negroes; George, Harry, John, Henry, Peter, Anne, Mary, Hannah, Liza, Cintha, Lilly, Ozz and Franny the daughter of Hannah all in his possession.
      To third son Edgar Elibeck Mason and my two daughters Ann Sarah Stuart Mason and Mary Elizabeth Mason at the age of 21 yrs or marriage, each of them four negro men, two boys, three women and three girls.
      To wife Ann Mason, 70 barrels of corn and three of flour per annum paid by my children or my executors in the aforementioned proportions.
      Item: I direct that all the land I die possessed of in Maryland at my decease to be sold by my executors for the benefit and support of my three youngest children until they are of age or marry and money arising divided as follows: ½ to be laid out in bank stock or such landed property to be the property of my 3rd son Edgar Eilbeck Mason at 21 yrs, 1/3 of remainder to be laid out in landed property and houses as a home of residence for my wife and daughters and to remain the property of my wife for and during her natural life and then to my two daughters during their single lives and then sold; the remaining 2/3 (of the ½) to be laid out in bank stock or such landed property to be the property of my two daughters at 21 yrs or marriage.
      To wife Ann Mason, during her natural life, my dwelling house and all the out houses on the lot adjacent with my garden and orchards to be considered as a home and residence for my two daughters during their single lives.
      Item: I direct that the remainer of my lands be cultivated or rented out for the benefit and support of my three youngest children until they are of age or marry then divided as follows; ½ to third son Edgar Eilbeck Mason and the other half between my two daughters Ann Sarah Stuart and Mary Elizabeth Mason.
      Item: I direct that all my lands in Kentucky to be sold and 1/6 part of the money arising to my wife and the balance to my 5 children at age or marriage.
      Executors: two eldest sons William Mason and George Mason, and two friends Richard Stuart and Townshend S. Dade both of King George County, Virginia (guardians)
      Signed: October 7, 1817 Wm Mason
      Wit: Joseph N. Stonestreet, William Brawner, James N. Hickey {did not appear at probate}, George Jenkins, James B. Pye
      Codicil: as there are several debts owing to me from different persons and particularly from my brother John Mason as partner of the House of Fenwick Mason & Company on account of shipments made them during his residence in France, also my part of a considerable sum of money due from said House to the representatives of the late Col George Mason do direct that all monies recovered and the money arising from the sale of a small tract of land in the neighborhood of Port Tobacco, shall be first appropriated to paying a debt now owing from me to George F. Thornton of King George County, Virginia and the residue to my three youngest children.
      Signed: January 9, 1818 Wm Mason.
      Charles County Sct; December 8th 1818, then came George Mason (of Gunston Virginia) and made oath that he was familiar with the hand writing of William Mason deceased.
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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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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      Sarah Edgar Eilbeck died bef 18 Dec 1780 in Charles County, MD.

      Charles County, Wills AF 7.582
      Sarah Eilbeck's Will
      I, Sarah Eilbeck of CC, widow, am of sound mind, memory,
      and understanding.
      To my grandson William Mason when he arrives at age 21 or
      marries, all my lands in CC. If he dies underage and
      unmarried, then I give my lands to my grandson,
      Thompson Mason when he arrives at age 21 or marries. If
      William and Thompson both die underage and unmarried, I
      give my lands to my grandson, John Mason, when he
      arrives at age 21 or marries. If my 3 grandchildren all
      die underage and unmarried, I give my lands to my
      grandson, Thomas Mason.
      To my grandson William Mason the following 14 Negro slaves
      and their increase, viz, Ben, Penrith, Frank, Will,
      Peer, Clem, Jack, Bess, Doll, Milly, Nell, Kate,
      Henry, Beck [the last 4 mentiond being the daus
      of Bess]. Also my horses, cattle, sheep, and hogs,
      and all the plantation utensils & tools of husbandry at
      my dwelling plantation and Pomonkey Quarter. Also, 5 of
      my best beds with the furniture belonging to them and
      the rest of my household and kitchen furniture not
      herein otherwise specifically disposed of, except the
      remainder of my beds & the furniture belonging to them.
      To my grndson George Mason my diamond ring.
      To my grndson Thomas Mason 25£sterling money and a gold watch.
      To my grandson John Mason the Negro boy named Tom, the son of Bess.
      To my grandson Thomas Mason the Negro boy named James, the son of Moll.
      To my granddaughter, Anne Eilbeck Mason a Negro woman named
      Arecasa, and her son Nace. Also my tea chest with silver cannisters.
      To my granddaughter, Sarah Mason a Negro woman named Jenny,
      and her 3 children, Sue, Robin, & Jesse. Also my
      gold watch and my emerald ring set round with Sparks.
      To my granddaughter Mary Mason a Negro woman named Moll &
      her son Billy. Also my stone ring set round with Sparks.
      To my granddaughter, Elizabeth Mason a Negro woman named China
      & her daughter Patt. Also a Negro girl named Hannah, [the dau of Moll].
      Also 2 plain rings.
      To each of my sd granddaughters, Ann, Sarah, Mary, &
      Elizabeth 100£sterling [over and above the money by
      me heretofore lodged in their father's hands] out of
      the debts due me or the money I mah have at my death,
      to be paid to them when they reach age 21. If any of my
      granddaughters dies underage and unmarried, then the
      money hereby bequeathed to her shall be equally divided
      between such of my sd granddaugters as shall live to
      the age of 21 years, or marry.
      To my son-in-law Colo George Mason the rest of my estate.
      Executor: my son-in-law, Colo George Mason. I order that no
      security shall be required of my executor, other than his
      own bond for the administration, and that no appraisement
      shall be made of my estate, but only an inventory taken.
      Signed Feb 7, 1775 Sarah Eilbeck.
      Wit: Thos Thornton, Anne her mark M.Catee, Danl Jenifer
      Probated on Dec 18, 1780 by the oath of Colo George Mason,
      Esq., and witness Anne McCatee. George Mason, Jr, the Heir
      at Law, is beyond sea and therefore not present.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 60. List of Negroes. List of 10 Negroes, brought into Maryland by William Mason, late of Fairfax County, VA, at different times since Mar 19, 1793, and now removing to this state to be employed on his lands in Maryland, viz, 4 men named Joe, Sampson, Robin, & Davy; 1 boy, Yellow Ben,: 1 woman, Hager and her 4 children, Anthony, Davy, Ned, & Rachal, all of which 10 slaves had been residents of VA prior to Apr 21, 1783, or descendants of residents, as afd. The 10 slaves were acquired in distribution of the will of his late father, Col: George Mason of Gunston Hall, Fairfax County, VA, dated Mar 20, 1773, and recorded in Orphans Court of CC. Two of the slaves, Joe and Yellow Ben, were owned by and in the service of sd William Mason prior to his removal into this state. Signed Apr 6, 1790 - w Mason. wit - none. Recorded Apr 6, 1793
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 190. List of Negroes. List of 10 slaves, brought from VA to Maryland by William Mason of CC on Dec 12, 1793, to be employed on his lands in Maryland, viz, Tom, Glasgow, Ned, Matilda, Hannah, & 5 children, Daniel, Lewis, Bet, moll, and Sall, all of which slaves have been residents of VA prior to Apr 21, 1783. The above slaves were obtained by the sd William Mason by marriage of Ann Stuart of King George County, VA, on Jul 11, 1793. Signed Dec 24, 1793 - Wm Mason. Recorded Dec 24, 1793.
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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      CCLR N4:60
      At the request of William Mason the following List of Negroes was Recorded this 6th day of April Anno Domini 1793
      List of ten negroes brought into the State of Maryland by William Mason late of Fairfax County Commonwealth of Virginia at different times since the nineteenth day of March 1793 and now removing to this State to be employed on his Lands in the said State of Maryland Viz Four men by name Joe Sampson Robin & Davy one Boy Yellow Ben One woman Hager & her four Children three males and one Female by name of Anthony Davy Ned & Rachel all of which ten slaves had been Residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia prior to the twenty first day of April one thousand seven hundred & eighty three or Descendants of Residents as aforesaid of which ten Slaves viz: Sampson Robin Davy Hagar & her four Children Anthony Davy ned & Rachel were acquired in distribution of the will of his late Father Col: George Mason of Gunston Hall Fairfax County Virginia dated the Twentyeth of March in the year one thousand seven hundred & Seventy three And recorded in the Orphans Court of Charles County and two viz: Joe and Yellow Ben were owned by and in the Service of the said William Mason prior to his Removal
      into this State~ Given under my hand this 6th day of April 1793
      W Mason
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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1813-1814; Liber IB-10 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 460. At the request of William Mason the following Entry of Negroes was recorded May 13, 1814
      a list of one Negro slave removed from King George County, Virginia into CC by the subscriber on April 13th last, to wit, Elinor (10 yrs.) Which said Negro slave is a descendent of a Negro slave who was a resident of Virginia before April 21, 1783 and was devised to and Sarah Stuart Mason the infant daughter of the subscriber by Sarah Stuart by will bearing date November 9, 1811 reference being had to the said will recorded in King George County, Virginia will appear. Given under my hand and seal this May 13, 1814, William Mason
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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1814-1817; Liber IB-11 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 97. At the request of William Mason the following Deed was recorded June 13, 1815
      Indenture made April 24, 1815; between Basil Bowling and Mary Dorothy Bowling his wife of Prince George's County, Maryland of the one part and William Mason of CC of the other part. Whereas the said Basil Bowling and Mary Dorothy Bowling his wife and William Mason are about to exchange their respective lands lying partly in Charles County and partially in Prince George's County, the said Basil Bowling and Mary Dorothy Bowling his wife agrees to give and mutual exchange of there two tracts of land one called "Discovery" and the other called "Nelson's Marsh Pasture" and is desirous to execute these presents. Now this indenture therefore witnessed that Basil Bowling and Mary Dorothy Bowling his wife in consideration of the above recited premises and also in further consideration of the sum of $5 current money paid by William Mason has sold the aforesaid two tracts of land called "Discovery" beginning at Mathias O'Bryan's land standing on the south side of Mattawoman Creek and containing 32 acres and adjoining "Nelson's Marsh Pasture" containing 58 acres and in the whole containing 90 acres. Signed Basil Bowling, Mary Dorothy Bowling in the presence of and acknowledged before Daniel Clarke
      April 24, 1815; Mary Dorothy Bowling wife of Basil Bowling relinquished her right of dower
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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1814-1817; Liber IB-11 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 485. At the request of Henry Brawner the following Deed was recorded December 27, 1816
      Indenture made July 19, 1816; William Mason in consideration of $365.93 current money of the United States paid by Henry Brawner has sold part of a tract called "Wheeler's Purchase Enlarged", alias, "Long Acre" beginning at the end of the second line of "Adventure" containing 36 acres 2 rods and 15 perches. Signed William Mason in the presence of and acknowledged before John J. Jenkins, Joseph N. Stonestreet
      July 19, 1816; Ann Mason wife of William Mason relinquished her right of dower

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