Lt. Col. George Mason

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George Mason

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Stafford, Stafford, VA, USA
Death: Died in Charles County, Province of Maryland
Cause of death: Drowned while crossing the Potomac River.
Immediate Family:

Son of George Mason II; _ Mason and Mary Sarah Mason
Husband of Ann Stevens Mason (Thomson)
Father of George Mason; George Mason, IV; Mary Thompson Selden; Thomson Mason, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia and Stephen Thomson Mason
Brother of Nicholson Mason; Elizabeth Roy; frances bunbury; French Mason, Sr.; Ann Fowke Mason Fizhugh Darrell Smith and 2 others
Half brother of Mary Mason; Catherine Mercer; Frances Mason; Francis Mason; Gerard Mason and 2 others

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About George Mason

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Mason_III -------------------- George Mason

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Origins

MASON, George, colonist, born in England: died in Stratford county, Virginia. in 1686. He was the first of the Virginian family of that name that came to this country.

He lived in Staffordshire, and belonged to the family of Masons settled at Stratford-on-Avon. He commanded a troop of horse under Charles II., and, when the royalist forces were defeated at Worcester by Cromwell in 1651, Mason made his escape disguised as a peasant, and, embarking for this country, he landed at Norfolk, Virginia.

He received a grant of land in Northumberland (afterward Stafford) county, Virginia, in 1655, for transporting eighteen persons into the colony. He was sheriff of Stafford county in 1670, and county lieutenant in 1675. Colonel Mason represented his county in "Bacon's assembly" in 1676. He was conspicuous in Indian warfare, and in Bacon's rebellion he espoused the popular side in the house of burgesses. In the acts of the assembly for 1675, 1679, and 1684, Colonel Mason is seen to be actively engaged in defending his frontier county against the Indians.

--His son, George Mason, frontiers man, born in Stafford county, Virginia, about 1670; do there in 1716, was justice of the peace in 1689-'99, and captain of rangers. In 1699-1700 he was county lieutenant of Stafford, under General Nicholson, and was engaged, as his father had been before him, in the defense of the Potomac region against the Indians. A copy of his will is preserved in the archives of the Virginia historical society.

--The second George's son, George Mason legislator, born in Stafford county, Virginia, about 1690; died in Charles county, Maryland, in 1735, like his predecessors, was county lieutenant, receiving his commission from Governor Spotswood in 1719. For courtesies extended to the Scotch merchants and their agents in Virginia, he was complimented by being made a "burgess and gild brother" of the city of Glasgow in 1720. He represented Stafford county in the Virginia assembly in 1718-'23 and 1726. The county originally embraced all that part of the Northern Neck north of Westmoreland county. Colonel Mason owned estates on both the Maryland and the Virginia side of the Potomac, and he was living on one of his plantations in Charles county, Maryland, when he was drowned while crossing that river. The mother of the third George Mason was Mary Fowke, granddaughter of Colonel Gerard Fowke, of "Ounston Hall," Staffordshire, a royalist officer who came to Virginia at the same time with the first Colonel Mason. The third George Mason married, in 1721, Ann Thomson, daughter of Stevens Thomson, attorney-general of Virginia and granddaughter of Sir William Thomson, of London.

Colonel George Mason, in 1721, married Anne, daughter of 
Stevens Thomson, and granddaughter of Sir William Thomson, 
of England, of the Yorkshire family of that name.

Their two 
sons were "The Bill of Rights" George Mason, of "Gunston 
Hall," and Hon. Thomson Mason, who married first, Miss Barnes, 
of Maryland; second, the widow Wallace (nee Elizabeth West- 
wood). , 


NOTE. — Stevens Thomson, Attorney General of Virginia, and 
Sir William Thomson, born 1658, were sons of William Thomson, 
of Yorkshire, England, one of the masters of the Utter bar.

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Lt. Col. George Mason's Timeline

1690
1690
Stafford, Stafford, VA, USA
1721
1721
Age 31
Stafford County, Province of Virginia
1725
December 11, 1725
Age 35
Doeg's (Mason's) Neck, Fairfax County, VA
1725
Age 35
1731
1731
Age 41
Charles County, Province of Maryland
1733
1733
Age 43
Stafford County, Province of Virginia
1735
March 5, 1735
Age 45
Charles County, Province of Maryland
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