Francis Mason, Jr., Ancient Planter

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Francis Mason, Jr.,

Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Mason, Sr., and NN Mason
Husband of Mary "Alice" Mason
Father of Ann Stafford; Elizabeth Thelaball; Robert Mason; Col. Lemuel Mason; Alice Mason and 1 other

Managed by: Daniel Robert May
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About Francis Mason, Jr., Ancient Planter

Lt. Francis Mason (1st), Cavalier & Adventurer, and Ancient Planter of Jamestown, Virginia Company. Lt. Francis Mason (1), is the American Patriarch of this genealogy (Torrence & Allied Families) arriving in 1613 at Jamestown with the third investment of the Jamestown Corporation aboard the ship "‘JOHN & FRANCIS' " with his first wife Mary Dickman, whom he wed in England, and their daughter Ann Mason . "He [Lt. Francis Mason (1)] is believed to be the first person by the name of Mason to arrive in this country, and is the subject of this sketch."

As relates to Francis Mason's second Wife, Alice [Ganey], who is the mother of Colonel Lemuel Mason, b circa 1628 consider: "9 November, 1648, Alice Mason, relict of Francis Mason, deceased, and Lemuel Mason, conveyed land to Mr. James Thelaball, 15 November, 1648. His widow, and son Lemuel, petitioned to administer his estate, and letters were granted'. [double cross] Alice Mason's will bears date 15 September, 1702; proven 1706."

As to the substance of Alice Ganey from a geneologic and social aspect, consider: "Alice Ganey is Matriarch of the bulk of the principals identified in this genealogy. Born in 1598, Alice came to America in 1622 aboard the ship "Margarett & John." The Masons were closely connected with the Hancocks, the Ganeys, and Thomas Lee. Lieutenant Francis Mason died before November 7, 1648."

Francis Mason b. 1584 England, d. Nov 7 1648 Lower Norfolk Co VA

       Came to America aboard the "John & Francis" in 1613
    m. Mary Alice Ganey 1624 Lower Norfolk Co VA
       b. 1596 England, d. 1656 Lower Norfolk Co

Mason, Lieutenant Francis, born in 1585, came to Virginia in 1613 with his wife Anne and daughter Anne. He married (second) in 1623-1625, Alice ———. He was justice of Lower Norfolk county from 1637 to 1648; sheriff in 1646. He died in 1648, leaving a daughter Elizabeth, who married James Thelaball (a Huguenot immigrant), and sons, Lemuel and James (q. v.).

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Francis Mason, Jr., Ancient Planter's Timeline

England, United Kingdom
Age 26
Elizabeth City, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Age 40
Lower Norfolk, VA
Age 41
Elizabeth City, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Age 44
Age 44
Charles City, Virginia, USA
Age 46
Lower, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Age 48
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
November 15, 1648
Age 64