Col. Lemuel Mason

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Lemuel Mason

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Lower Norfolk Co., Va.
Death: Died in Lower Norfolk, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Mason, Jr., Ancient Planter and Mary "Alice" Mason
Husband of Ann Mason
Father of Col. Lemuel Mason, Jr.; Lemeul , Jr Mason; Mary Cocke; George Mason; Frances Newton and 14 others
Brother of Frances Stafford; Frances Ann Stafford; Elizabeth Thelaball; Robert Mason; Alice Mason and 1 other

Occupation: Colonial
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About Col. Lemuel Mason

Lemuel Mason (son of Francis Mason and Alice Unknown) was born 1628, and died 1702 in Norfolk, VA. He married Alice Sewell on Abt. 1649, daughter of Henry Sewell and Alice Willoughby.

Notes for Lemuel Mason:

From "Virginia, Prominent Families, Vol. II."

"And just here, it may be remarked that James Mason was as prominent in Surry as was Lemuel in Lower Norfolk. He held large grants there, as well as in lsle of Wight, and in 1652 was a member of the Council. Colonel Lemuel Mason is one of the first names of the old record of Portsmouth. As written it might stand for any and every word except one, and that one Lemuel.

"He was born 1628, just twenty years of age when his father died, and he was twenty-one when he married Alice Seawell, five years younger than himself. She was a daughter of Henry Seawell, merchant, Burgess for Elizabeth City in 1632, and for Norfolk County in 1639. He died about 1644 (1649. The estate of Mr. Matthew Phillips (Phripp?), for estate of said Henry Seawell, as it was left at the decease of the said Alice, wife of the said Henry.) The administratrix was Anne, wife of said Phillips, whom Alice had married soon after her husband died.


His will was dated June 17, 1695, and probated seven years later. He names his three sons, Thomas, Lemuel and Géorge; daughters, Frances, wife of Mr. George Newton; Alice, wife of Samuel Boush, and widow of William Porter; Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Cocke; Margaret, wife of [paper torn], in England; Anne, wife of Mr. Cron [or something like this, but the paper here is also mutilated]; Mary, wife of Walter Gee, and Dinah.

Mrs. Mason's will is also recorded, of date 1704. It recites Frances Sayer, Alice Boush, Mary Cocke, Dinah Thoroughgood


From Re: George Lemuel Mason (sic) 1628 and Anna Sewell (sic)

"I too am a direct descendent of Colonel Lemuel Mason (2nd generation in America), who was of Lower Norfolk Virginia, and who was born circa 1628, a son, and the fourth child of Lt. Francis Mason (1st), Cavalier & Adventurer, and Ancient Planter of Jamestown, Virginia Company. This Francis arrived at Jamestown in 1613 with his first wife Mary, and their daughter Ann Mason. This Francis was born 1584.

"Francis's second wife, Alice Ganey, was the mother of our [Colonel] Lemuel Mason. I am a patrilinial child in the tenth generation Francis Mason, said to be the first of any Mason in America.

"the family tree through to myself, related herein is from my copy of the privately published, Torrence, Robert McIlvaine, Torrence and allied families, Philadelphia: Wickersham Press, 1938, 640 pgs. (Hugh Torrance of Gaston County, N.C.). .....

Links alternate death date 1/18/1711 need to investigate

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Col. Lemuel Mason's Timeline

Lower Norfolk Co., Va.
Age 20
Surry, Virginia, USA
Age 21
Lower Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Age 27
Norfolk, VA, USA
Age 28
Norfolk, Virginia, Colonial America
Age 30
Wilsonia, Virginia, USA
Age 32
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Age 33
Lower Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Age 34
Norfolk, Virginia, USA