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Robert Mason, of Bolton

Birthdate: (46)
Birthplace: Bolton, Lancashire, England
Death: May 28, 1644 (46)
Bolton, Lancashire, England (Killed in "The Bolton Massacre" of May 1644 (English Civil War))
Place of Burial: Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Mason, of Bolton and Anne Mason
Husband of Hannah Mason and Hannah Elizabeth Mason
Father of Sampson Mason, of Bolton & Rehoboth; Sara Mason; Mary Mason; Robert Mason; Hanna Mason and 2 others
Brother of William S Mason; Margaret Mason and Alexander Mason, Jr.

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About Robert Mason, of Bolton

Robert Mason
Birth: 1600 Bolton Lancashire, England
Death: May 28, 1644 Bolton Lancashire, England
Parents: Alexander Mason, Anne Shaw
Wife: Hannah Elizabeth Wheaton
Children: Sampson Mason

Robert Mason was killed as part of the Bolton Massacre in 1644.

The Bolton Massacre, sometimes recorded as the Storming of Bolton, was an episode in the English Civil War, on 28 May 1644. The strongly Parliamentarian town was stormed and captured by Royalist forces under Prince Rupert. It was alleged that up to 1,600 of Bolton's defenders and inhabitants were slaughtered during and after the fighting. The "massacre at Bolton" became a staple of Parliamentarian propaganda.

From Find A Grave Memorial# 57967881

Lancashire: Bolton - Parish Register, 1587-1660 Deaths due to "The Bolton Massacre": "Wm. Bootle, Capt.; James Siddall, servant .....John Drap, Robert Mason, Alexander Mason ... All these 78 of Boltonn slayne on the 28 May 1644"


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MASON Family from Massachusetts to Oneida County, NY

[ Allied Families - Boomer, Boyd, Butterworth, Childs, Lewis, Sherman, Vanderwalker ]

The Mason Family begins with John Robert Mason and wife Hannah Wheaton of Bolton, Lancashire, England in 1625. Their son, Samson Mason b. 10 Mar 1625 in Bolton immigrated to the United States and settled in Rehoboth, Massachusetts and died there on 15 Sept 1676.

The documentation for these families was taken from various source as follows:

Genealogy of the Sampson Mason Family, by Alverdo Hayward Mason, 1902

The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-33

Vanderwerken - Vanderwerker, By Paul Prindle

Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island by John Austin, 1969 reprint of 1887

Records of Ira, Rutland, VT

Records of Adams, MASS

Records of Oneida Co., NY

D.A.R. records

The Richard Warren Mayflower Lineage of Fayette Mason Mead

(Includes lineages of: Richard Warren, John Hathaway, Hannah Hathaway, Deborah Boomer, Sampson Mason, and Isaiah Mason)

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Family Group Record

Husband: Robert Mason

Born: 1598 at: Bolton Le Moors, Lancastershire, England

Married: 1622 at: St. Peter, Bolton Le Moors, Lancastershire, England

  Died: 28 May 1644      at: Bolton Le Moors, Lancastershire, England
Father:Alexander Mason
Mother:Anne Shaw

Notes for Robert Mason

Bolton was a centre of Puritanism, and in the Civil War of the 17th Century it was a Parliamentarian outpost, surrounded by Royalist areas. In 1642 civil war began between king and parliament. The people of Bolton solidly supported parliament but most of the people in the rest of Lancashire supported the king. The people of Bolton built earthwork defences around the town and waited for the royalists to attack. The royalists came in February 1643 but they were beaten off. Then in January 1644 parliament sent 3,000 men to garrison Bolton. The royalists attacked Bolton again in March 1644 but once again they were beaten off.

Finally in May 1644 the royalists made a determined attempt to capture Bolton. Prince Rupert's army of 10,000 men were joined by troops under the leadership of the Earl of Derby, and stormed the town on May 28th 1644 from Deane Moor. This time they succeeded. This was the third major assault against Bolton, of the 3000 local troops led by Colonel Rigby. After a brief siege they broke through the defences. Once inside the town the royalists massacred many of the parliamentary soldiers. Perhaps as many as 1,000 died and another 700 were taken captive. It became known as the Bolton Massacre. Robert Mason was among those killed that day.

After Cromwell's Parliamentarian victory, Charles I was executed in 1649. In 1651 his son led an uprising to try and regain his throne. The uprising failed and the Earl of Derby, James Stanley was hunted down and captured in Cheshire. After a three day trial, he was taken to Bolton, spent his last hours at Ye Olde Man and Scythe public house, then was beheaded in Churchgate on October 15th 1651. In his speech from the scaffold he denied responsibility for the Bolton Massacre.

Lancashire: Bolton - Parish Register, 1587-1660

Deaths due to "The Bolton Massacre"

Wm. Bootle, Capt.; James Siddall, seriant; Nicho Norres, serient; Thomas Cooke, Adam Rothwell, John Rothwell, Wm. Rothwell, Richard Morris, senior, Alex: Lightbowne, John Lightbowne, Roger Seddon, Robt: Kirkall, Raph Dickenson, John Drap, ROBT: MASON, ALEX: MASON, Raph Bordman, John Pomfrett, Rich: Robinson, John Aynsworth, Henery Brook, Tho: Russell, John Kirkall, Robt: Kirkall, Henery Wright, James Wright, John Brook, Rich: Haslome, Jorden Sharples, Wm. Makon, James Norres, Rich: Norres, Roger Hart, Edmund Haslom with his sonne, Raph Leaver, Wm. Bolton, John Hobbs, George Smith, John Dobson, Hamlett Smith, John Norres, Henery Twist, Peter Blakloe, Jo: Greenehalgh, Wm. Yeate, John Edge, Rich: Wright, Gyles Morris, Tho: Grundy, Robt. Robinson, Lamuell Harper, Jo: Bradshaw, gent; Arthur Wolfitt, Wm. Holland, Wm. Hardman, Rich: Marshall, Henery Seddon, Robt. Farnworth, George Holme, James Gorton, Tilsley Grundy, Wm. Harvye, Jo: Fletcher, Wm. Crompton, Wm. Isherwood et uxor, Rich: Bolton, prentice; Tho: Kay, Robt. Dickson, John Crompton, Adam Hodgskinson, Wm. Hosken, Chr. Nuttall, Uxor Arthur Seddon, Chr: Neild, Wm. Wood, George Munday. All these 78 of Boltonn slayne on the 28 May 1644.

Wife: Hannah Elizabeth Uxor

Born: 1604 at: Bolton, Lancashire, England

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Name: Hannah Mason
  Born: 13 Jun 1622      at: Bolton Le Moors, Lancastershire, England

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Name: Sampson Mason

  Born: 10 Mar 1625      at: Bolton Le Moors, Lancastershire, England

Married: 9 Mar 1650 at: Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA

  Died: 7 Sep 1676       at: Bullock's Cove, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA

Spouses: Mary Butterworth

Name: Sarah Mason

  Born: 1627             at: Bolton Le Moors, Lancastershire, England

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Name: Mary Mason

  Born: 1628             at: Bolton Le Moors, Lancastershire, England

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 Name: Robert Mason, Jr.
  Born: 1630             at: Bolton Le Moors, Lancastershire, England

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Name: Elizabeth Mason

  Born: 1632             at: Bolton Le Moors, Lancastershire, England

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Spouses: John Hale

Name: Thomas Mason
  Born: 1636             at: Bolton Le Moors, Lancastershire, England

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  Died: 27 Mar 1683      at: Bolton Le Moors, Lancastershire, England

Spouses: ?

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Robert Mason, of Bolton's Timeline

Bolton, Lancashire, England
Age 24
<St Peter, Bolton, Lancashire, England>
March 10, 1625
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Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, England
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Bolton, LANCASHIRE, United Kingdom
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<Bolton, Le Moors, Lancastershire, Eng>
May 28, 1644
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Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom