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

George V Mason

Male 1753 - 1796  (43 years)


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  • Name George V Mason 
    Born 30 Apr 1753  Gunston Hall Plantation, Fairfax County, Virginia. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Dec 1796  'Lexington', Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Gunston Hall, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20341  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 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 Elizabeth Mary Anne Barnes Hooe,   b. 28 Mar 1768, Barnsfield, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1814, 'Lexington', Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 22 Apr 1784  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Mary Anne Barnes Mason,   b. 9 May 1785, 'Lexington' Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1827, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)  [natural]
     2. George VI Mason,   b. 11 Aug 1786, "Lexington' Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1834, Gunston Hall, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)  [natural]
     3. William Eilbeck Mason,   b. 3 Feb 1788, "Lexington' Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1820, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)  [natural]
     4. Anne Eilbeck Mason,   b. 1 Apr 1791, "Lexington' Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1864, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
     5. Sarah Barnes Hooe Mason,   b. 27 May 1794, "Lexington' Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1877  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     6. Richard Barnes Mason,   b. 16 Jan 1797, "Lexington' Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1850, Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F13376  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • (5)
      George Mason
      of
      Lexington departed
      this life on the 5th day of
      December 1796 in the 44th
      year of his Age.
      ===
      1794-1798 Fairfax Co Va Wills Liber G [Antient Press]; Page-254
      I GEORGE MASON of LEXINGTON in the Parish of Truro & County of Fairfax being of perfect & sound mind & memory but in bad health & mindful] of the uncertainty of human life do make & appoint this my last Will and Testament.
      My body I desire may be decently buried but without pomp or Perrade in a plain unornamented coffin in the Family Burying Ground at GUNSTON. I request and particularly desire that neither my Family nor Friends wear Mourning for me unless it be a Scarf or some buffing badge, My Worldly Estate I dispose of in manner & form following. Imprimis. I give & bequeath to my Wife, ELIZABETH, during her life or Widowhood my Mansion House & Seat calded LEXINGTON together with the gardens orchards & pastures adjoining
      Item. I give & bequeath to my Wife during her life or Widowhood, my Plantation in DOGUE NECK commonly called the DOGUE NECK PLANTATION, where J. FUGATE is Overseer, for the present year 1795, together with all the Negroes Stocks of Horses cattle sheep hogs & cows which shall property belong to and be maintained on the said Plantation at my death, with all the Plantation utensils, Implements of Husbandry thereto belonging:
      Item. I give and devise unto my Wife during her life or Widowhood the six following slaves. to wit, Sarah, Phillis, Betty, Cooke Charles, Jerry Son of Occoquan, Nell & George Son of Phillis (seven named) also my saddle horses, carriage & horses, and my Waggon & horses at LEXINGTON, also the use of all my Plate, household & kitchen furniture, also the right & privalege of geting wood and timber in any part of my land in DOGUE NECK for the proper use of said Plantation in DOGLT NECK & the Mansion House at
      LEXINGTON,
      Item. I give and devise to my Sons, GEORGE & WILLIAM & their heirs forever when they arrive at the age of twenty one years or marry, whichever shall first happen, my tract of land whereon I now live called DOGUE NECK to be divided between them by the following lines or bounds, vizt, to begin at the RIVER POTOMACK at a place called the CAUSEWAY POINT at the mouth of the Great March, which is about half way between the upper Landing at the Plantation where J. FUGATE is now Overseer & a place well known by the name of MOORE's SAND BEACH. thence in a Streight line Northerly thro' the said March to a small Island in the said March at or near the mouth of CRAWFORDs CREEK over which I have made a Dam to Drain the said Creek; the Island I suppose contains two or three acres of land, thence thro' the said Island dividing it into equal parts, Northerly in a streight line from the Island crossing the Road leading from GUNSTON to the DOGUE NECK PLANTATION, thro' the Old Field to some Honey Locust, Lombardy Poplars & Cherry trees which stand near OLD CRAWLEYs GRAVE YARD about one hundred yards above the fording place over the Head of HALTZ CREEK, thence a streight line Northerly thro' the woods so as to cross the near way path leading from GUNSTON to LEXINGTON exactly half way between LEXINGTON & the Road leading out of the NECK called the LOG TOWN ROAD, thence the line continued untill it strikes Mr. COCKBURNs line in mentioning the bearings of those dividing lines I have guessed at the Courses supposed generally they will be Northerly, my intention will be easily known by any person acquainted with the situation of DOGUE NECK; this will divide the said Land called DOGUE NECK into two parts of nearly equaly value, one part having the seat & Mansion House called GUNSTON & the other that called LEXINGTON, my Son, GEORGE, taking his fir
      choice of those parts or tracts when thus divided; whichever of my Sons geting the GUNSTON HALL Tract to have the right & privalege during his life of geting Timber in any part of DOGUE NECK for the proper use of the seat at GUNSTON & the Plantations at NEW TOWN &HALLOWING POINT,
      Item. I give & bequeath to my Son, GEORGE MASON, my Gold Watch which was given to me by my Farther, also a large Silver Bowl & a large Silver Salver, both of them pieces of Family Plate. I also confirm unto him the Gift of a Silver Beaker given to him by his Grand Father, COLO GEORGE MASON & if either of my Sons should die under age and
      leave no Son by marriage then & in that case the whole of the DOGUE NECK Land to go & decend to the other Brother, but in case either of them die leaving a Daughter or Daughters in marriage, then the other Brother to inherit his part of the DOGUE NECK land as before metnioned on paying to the Daughter, if only one, Ten thousand Dollars, if more Daughters than one, Fifteen thousand Dollars to be divided among them equally the money to he paid in five equal annual payments to commence from the death of either Brother, the money to be put out at Interest or laid out in property for the use of the said Daughter or Daughters, untill they come of age or marry at the discretion of their Farthers Executors or Friends if no Executors,
      Item I give & bequeath to my Son, WILLIAM, my small Gold Watch, which I brought with me from France & my Chamber Clock.
      Item It is my will & desire & I hereby direct & order my three Quarters, viz. NEW TOWN or POHICK QUARTER. HALLOWING POINT QUARTER & OCCOQUAN QUARTER to be kept up and worked as usual & the profits arriseing from them to be laid out in the Education & Maintenance of my Children untill my two Sons respectively come of age or marry & take possession each of his part of my Estate as given or to be given by this Will the remainder of the profits after paying for the maintenance and education of my Children to be put out at Interest or laid out in property at the Discretion of my Executors. one half to be divided between my Sons & the other half to be divided among my Daughters as they respectively come of age or marry. I request that very particular attention he paid to the Education of my Sons
      Item. Tis my will & desire and I hereby order & direct that as soon as either of my Sons comes of age or marrys, the Negros, stocks of horses & of every other kind not already specifically given, the plantation utensils &c. on the plantations at NEW TOWN or
      POHICK, HALLOWING POINT or OCCOQUAN, also at the ROGUE NECK PLANTATION &the Plantation at LEXINGTON in case of their Mothers death or marriage, to be equally divided between my Sons, GEORGE & WILLIAM & whereas I have given to my Wife during her life or Widowhood several Negros, the Stocks &c., on my Plantation called DOGUE NECK QUARTER the use of my household furniture, Plate &c., it is my will & desire & I hereby direct & order that at her death or marriage all the Negros, stocks, household furniture, Plate &c., be taken into the hands of my Executors & be added to the Common Stock for the benefit of my Children & the Negros to be equally divided between my Sons, GEORGE & WILLIAM as they come of age of marry before directed; Item. Tis my will & desire & I hereby direct & order that all debts due to me either by Bond or account be placed as a Fund for my three Daughters Fortunes & that the money collected as speedily as may be by my Executors & divided among my Daughters as they respectively come of age or marry, the rent of my FISHING LANDINGS to be disposed of in the same manner & for the same use of my Daughters, untill my Sons each take possession of the LANDINGS on the Lands given to them,
      Item. I give & bequeath to my Daughter, BETSY, & her heirs forever the six following slaves & their increase, Priss & her Child Will. Nathan, Bess, Matilda & Lett, Daughter of An cilia, a saddle horse saddle & bridle not to exceed the price of one hundred & fifty dollars, also a feather bed & furniture compleat.
      Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter, NANCY, & to her heirs forever the six following slaves & their increase. Cloe & her Child Kate, Alice, Jeremy, Henry & Dennis, Children of Phillism a saddle horse saddle & bridle not to exceed the price of one hundred & fifty Dollars, also a feather bed & furniture compleat.
      Item. I give & bequeath to my Daughter, SALLY, & her heirs forever the six following slaves, Case & her Child Sall Frank, Sam Son of Winey, Hagar & Toney, Children of Milly, a saddle horse saddle & bridle not to exceed the price of One hundred & fifty Dollars, also a feather bed & furniture compleat. If either of my Daughters chose to take the money instead of the Horse saddle & bridle, my request and desire is taht it be paid to them, in case either of my Daughters, BETSEY, NANCY or SALLY die under age or unmarried, then in that case everything given by this Will to the Daughter of Daughters that my die to go & decend to the surviveing Daughter or Daughters; And Whereas I have a Mortgage in a Lott of Land in ORANGE County (which is recorded in the said
      County) from P. ADAMS for a Debt due from him, my Will and desire is that my Executors take the most speedy method to recover the money or said Mortgage & apply it to the Fund for my Daughters Fortunes in the same manner as before mentioned, And Whereas I have a claim against the Estate of the late Mr. GERRARD HOOE, my Wife's Farther, under a Marriage Promise, which claim he by his Will put in the power of his Wife, MRS. SARAH HOOE. to settle but which has never yet been settled, I hereby require my Executors to urge MRS. HOOE or her Heirs to s speedy settlemtn by such means as Council Learned in the Law shall direct, & the proceeds of this Claim to be disposed of among my Children as my Wife may think best, And Whereas MRS. HOOF has given up to me to receive the rents of a tract of land containing about Six hundrd acres on FLAT RUN in CULPEPER County belonging to the BARNES ESTATE, untill a Settlement of my Claim before mentioned on MR. HOOE's Estate is made & has also given to me a Tract of Two hundred & thirteen acres on CROOKED RUN in the said County taken up & Patented in the name of Mr. GERRARD HOOE which two tracts of land rent for about Sixty pounds, my will & desire is that Thirty five pounds which I have agreed to pay annually to MRS MASON. (Widow of my late Farther), as rent or compensation for a claim she had on Five hundred acres of land in DOGUE NECK during her natural life be paid out of those Rents & the ballance to be divided as received between my Sons, GEORGE & WILLIAM, And Whereas I have a lots in the Town of (blank) at the HOT SPRINGS in BATH County, a conveyance for which is to be made on my taking a Bond of Ten pounds which I gave for the said Lott, my will & desire is that the said Conveyance be made to my Sons, GEORGE & WILLIAM, & their heirs forever, to whom I give the said Lott;
      Item. It is my will & desire & I hereby order & direct that all my Lands in the KENTUCKY COUNTRY be equally divided between my two Sons, GEORGE & WILLIAM, and all my other lands not mentioned in this Will be sold or divided among my Daughters at the direction of my Executors, if sold the money arriseing from the sales to be added to the Fund for my Daughters Fortunes as before mentioned, my intention is that the whole of the Funds for my Daughters Fortunes be converted into money & put out at Interest or laid out in property as before mentioned divided equally among my Daughtes, BETSEY, NANCY and SALLY, as they respectively come of age or marry, in case of death, the survivor or survivors to inherit the whole as already mentioned; And it is my will and desire that a Mourning Ring be puchased by my Executors & given to each of my worthy friends & Brothers in Law, Mr. DANIEL McCARTY, Colo. JOHN COOKE & Mr. WILLIAM THORNTON, I appoint my Brothers, WILLIAM, THOMSON, JOHN & THOMAS my Executors & Guardians to my Children. I desire that the Court take no security of them & require only an Inventory of my Estate. I recommend my Dear Wife & helpless Children to the protection of my Executors I declare this to be my last Will and Testament
      written & signed with my own hand this Seventh day of April One thousand seven hundred and ninety five
      Witness RINDA: JOHNSON, LAW. WASHINGTON, GEORGE MASON
      DANIEL McCARTY, THOMPSON MASON,
      J. MASON
      I GEORGE MASON of LEXINGTON do this fourth day of May the year above written make and publish this Codicil to my last Will & Testament, vizt., I give to my Wife to be paid to her by my Executors out of the profits of my Estate, the sum of Forty pounds a year for Four years & in case she should not make sufficient crops of Corn or raise Pork & Beef at her Plantation for the use of the said Plantation & the use of herself at LEXINGTON,
      then & in that case she is to be supplied with these articles at the discretion of my Executors during her life or Widowhood. Item. I give and devise to my Wife during her life or Widowhood the Negro Lad Jacob (who works in the Garden) & I direct & order that Jerry & Lewis continue to work in the Garden for two years if my Wife chooses them to do so. Item I direct that the Garden at LEXINGTON be paled in & the expence paid out of the money arriseing from the profits of my Estate; Item. I direct that the House at GUNSTON be kept in decent repair & the Garden enclosed & the expence dpaid of the money arriseing from the profits of my Estate .
      June 28th 1795. I declare the following also as a Codicil to my Will. I give to my Daughters BETSY, NANCY & SALLY the five lobs I have purchased in the CITY of WASHINGTON, Viz, No. 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12; situate at the Corner of Square 106 on Streets J & 19th those lots to be improved or not at the discretion of my Executors out of the Funds allotted for my said Daughters.
      GEORGE MASON
      November 3rd 1796 I declare the following also as a Codicil to my Will, And Whereaz.i since writing this Will & two Codicils my situation is altered by my Wifes being now pregnant, if the Child should be born alive & arrives at the years of twenty one years or marrys whichever may first happen, I then give him or her and heirs forever all my lands in KENTUCKY hereby revoking that part of my Will respecting my KENTUCKY
      Lands. I also give him or her Nell & her increase forever & the boy called Jeremy 6c at
      his or her Mothers death, Sarah & Phillis, & their increase from this time & Five hundred Dollars to be paid out of the profits of my Estate at the age of twenty one years or sooner if my Executors think proper; I hereby revoke that part of my Will respecting
      Interest in the POTOMACK COMPANY & give the whole of it to my Son, WILLIAM, & desire that the parts of shares I have purchased of my Brothers and Brothers in Law may be conveyed to him
      THOMPSON MASON, GEORGE MASON
      DANIEL McCARTY
      At a Court held for Fairfax County the 19th December 1796
      This last Will and Testament of GEORGE MASON deceased, was proved by the Oaths of RYNALDO JOHNSON and DANIEL McCARTY and the two Codicils thereto annexed were also
      proved by the oaths of DANL. McCARTY. witness thereto and ordered to be recorded: And on the motion of WILLIAM MASON, THOMPSON MASON, JOHN MASON and THOMAS
      MASON, the Executors therein named, who made Oath and Executed and acknowledged
      bond in the penalty of Ten thousand Pounds conditioned as the Law directs, Certificate
      is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form
      Teste P. WAGENER, Cl Cur
      ===
      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
      ===
      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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