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Francis Mason, Jr.,

Also Known As: "Ancient Planter"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Mason, Sr., and NN Mason
Husband of MARY Mason and Mary "Alice" Mason
Father of Frances Stafford; Elizabeth Thelaball; Robert Mason; Col. Lemuel Mason; Alice Mason and 2 others
Half brother of John ROBERT Mason

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."

http://espl-genealogy.org/MilesFiles/ui31.htm

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~deschart/z0001133.html

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.).

http://vagenweb.org/tylers_bios/vol1-27.htm


Lt. Francis Mason came to Virginia in 1613, with his wife, Mary, and daughter, Anne. He married secondly, Alice, and was sheriff and justice of Norfolk county. He had by his first wife: Francis (probably ancestor of the Surry Masons), and Lemuel by his second. He died about 1648.

“Francis .. came to Virginia in 1613 with his wife, Anne (sic Mary) 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 immigrant0, and sons, Lemuel and James (q.v.).”

“Francis Mason and Alice Mason were identified among settlers living at "Elizabeth Cittie" in Virginia, February 7, 1624/5” ---------------------------------- 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."

"His plantation may be identified through the patent issued Aug. 31, 1642 to Lieut. Francis Mason for 1,250 acres at "Hogpen Point," near land of Capt. Thomas Willoughby. His headrights included Francis Mason, Mary Mason his first wife, Ann Mason his daughter, and Alice Gany his second wife ..."[As of 1642, therefore, a daughter Ann was either single, or this record was carried forward from a time when she was single.]

"from Lower Norfolk County Records, WIlls and Deeds C, December 15th 1651: "Recorded 15 Jan 1651/1. Dated 7 Nov 1648. Agreement betw Alice Mason, widow and relict of Mr. Francis Mason, dec'd and Mr. Lemuell Mason of the one part and Mr. James Thelaball of the other part. (1) 'That the samd Lemuel Mason shall uppon demand give and assure unto the said Mr. Thelaball the Lands called the Mayne right against Hogg Island being about Two hundred acres, which the one halfe of the said Hogg Island, which Hogg Island is to be devided by fower men to be indifferenly chosen, or by the said Lemuel and James, one of them to make the devision, and the other to choose as they shall best agree'. (2) Alice and Lemuel to give James "two thousand foote of sawen planke". (3) Alice and Lemuel to give James "as much glasse and leade, as to make fower such glasse windowes as are in the now dwelling house wherein they remayne". (4) "That the said Alice and Lemuel shall uppon demand give and Deliver unto the said James Six silver spoones". Signed Alice Mason, Lemuell Mason, James Thelaball. Wits: Tho. Lambert, Rich. Conquest, John Sibsey, Math. Phillippes. ... "

"There is no mention of William Stafford, Ann Mason or Francis Mason."

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Francis Mason, Jr., Ancient Planter's Timeline

1584
1584
England, United Kingdom
1610
1610
Age 26
Elizabeth City, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
1623
1623
Age 39
Elizabeth City, Norfolk, VA
1625
1625
Age 41
Elizabeth City, Virginia Colony
1628
1628
Age 44
Lower Norfolk Co., Va.
1628
Age 44
Charles City, Virginia, USA
1630
1630
Age 46
Lower, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
1632
1632
Age 48
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
1648
November 15, 1648
Age 64
Virginia