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Sampson Mason, of Bolton & Rehoboth

Birthplace: Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, England
Death: Died in Rehoboth, (Present Bristol County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Place of Burial: Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Mason, of Bolton and Hannah Elizabeth Mason
Husband of Mary Mason
Father of Noah Mason; Bethiah Wood; Sampson Mason, II; John Mason; Sarah Phillips and 8 others
Brother of Sara Mason; Mary Mason; Robert Mason; Hanna Mason; Thomas Mason and 1 other

Occupation: Shoemaker, cordwinder
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About Sampson Mason, of Bolton & Rehoboth

Sampson Mason

  • Birth: Mar 10 1625 - Bolton Le Moors, Lancashire, England
  • Death: Sep 7 1676 - Bullock's Cove, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts
  • Wife: Mary Butterworth
  • Children: Isaac Mason, Noah Mason, Samson Mason, John Mason, Samuel Mason, Sarah Mason, Mary Butterworth Mason, James Mason, Joseph Mason, Bethiah Mason, Pelatiah Mason, Benjamin Mason, Thankful Mason

Notes for Sr. SAMPSON MASON:

Sampson Mason, the founder of the branch of the Mason family, came from England and settled in Dorchester, Massachusetts, where he resided in 1649. Backus, the historian of the Baptist church, says that he served under Cromwell in England, and Bayliss adds that he was a "dragoon."

In 1657 he settled in Rehoboth, and was one of the proprietors of the town. He was a man of wealth and importance. He was a member of the Baptist church in later life.

He married, about 1651, Mary Butterworth, who bore him thirteen children,

1. Noah, born in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

2. Sampson (2), served in King Philip's war.

3. John, married Content Wales.

4. Samuel, married Elizabeth Miller.

5. Sarah (no record of marriage).

6. Mary, married Rev. Ephrahim Wheaton.

7. James, probably died young.

8. Joseph, deputy to general court; selectman, town clerk, and in 1709 was ordained pastor of the second church of Swansea.

9. Bethiah, married John Wood.

10. Isaac, see forward. n. Peletiah, married Hepsbeth Brooks.

12. Benjamin, a farmer, the only son of Sampson who did not learn a trade, all the others being shoemakers and tanners, which was also their father's trade.

13. Thankful, married Thomas Bowen, and had thirteen children.

Source: Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs: A Record of Achievements of the People of the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys in New York State, Included Within the Present Counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Washington, Saratoga, Montgomery, Fulton, Schenectady, Columbia and Greene, Volume 3 (Google eBook). Cuyler Reynolds. Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911 - Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.)

more: Sampson Mason, the Baptist and Dragoon in Oliver Cromwell's Army: (Communicated by Hon. Ira M Barton, A. M., of Worcester, Mass.) In 1855, the Rev Abner Morse, A. M., published an interesting volume of genealogies, embracing the families of Adams, Bullard, Holbrook, Phipps, Rockwood, Sanger and Wood. As a supplement, never published, materials were collected with considerable labor and expense for an account of the maternal ancestry of Mrs Lucy Bullard, widow of Dr Artemas Bullard, late of Sutton, now eighty-six years of age. Mrs Bullard was the daughter of Deacon Jesse White, of Northbridge, by Anna Mason, his wife, the eldest child of Melatiah Mason, of Thomson, CT, who died in 1831, aged more than one hundred years. The early history of this family proved to be of some public as well as private interest. A clue to it was first obtained from the histories of the Baptists by Backus and Benedict, and Baylies's Memorial of the Plymouth Colony, where this family of Masons had its principal seat.

The few facts gathered from those works have been much amplified by a reference to more local histories; to the records of the Plymouth Colony, and to the church and municipal records of Rehoboth, Swansey, Taunton, and other towns. It is not supposed that the early history, or, much less, the genealogy of this family is complete; such subjects are never exhausted. It is hoped that the facts here collected may provoke genealogical research in the later generations of this numerous and widely extended family.

Sampson Mason was the American root of this family. Of this fact we have not only the testimony of Backus, in his Church History, whose wife, Susannah Mason, was a descendant of Sampson, in the line of his son, Samuel Mason, but the ancient records of the towns of Rehoboth and Swansey.

By the concurrent authority of th tradition, and the history above referred to, Sampson Mason was a soldier, or as Baylies has it in his historical memoir of Plymouth, "a dragoon", in the Republican Army of Oliver Cromwell.

Backus says that he came over to this country upon the turn of times in England. If by this he means the restoration of Charles II, in 1660, Mr Backus was certainly mistaken for Sampson Mason came over, at least, 10 years before that time. This fact, however, does not at all countervail the evidence that he belonged to the Army of Cromwell, who raised his celebrated "Ironsides" troop of horse, at Cambridge, in 1642. At the battle of Marston-moor, in 1644, he had become Lieut. General of the army of Parliament. And if Sampson Mason was a dragoon, as Baylies asserts, it is not improbably that he belonged to this "troop," which performed such prodigies of valor at the battle referred to.

The earliest notice of Sampson Mason yet discovered in this country is found in the Suffolk reocrd of the settlement of the estate of Edward Bullock, of Dorcheser. His will is dated 25-May-1649 and a debt is specified as "due to Sampson Mason for wife's shoes."

The Registry of Deeds for Suffolk shows that in 1651, Sampson Mason purchased a home and land in Dorchester, of William Betts; that he afterwards sold the same to Jacob Hewins, and removed to Rehoboth. For this reference to the Registry of Deeds, I am indebted to Ebenezer Clapp, Esq., of Boston.

The following extract from the Records of Rehoboth, fixes the period of his removal to that place, "December 9, 1657. It was voted that Sampson Mason should have free liberty to sojourn with us, and to buy house, lands or meadow, if he see cause for his settlement, provided that he lives peaceably and quietly," - History of Rehoboth, by Leonard Bliss, Jr.

April 7, 1662 Mr Brown made his will, and died the same year. Sampson Mason was one of the witnesses to the will, a cimcumstance that renders it probably that he was a neighbor, and resided in the same part of Rehoboth.

That Sampson Mason became a man of substance, is inferable, not only from the part he took in the settlement of Swansey, but also from the fact that he was one of the proprietors of the "North Purchase," in King Philip's war, his widow is credited #13-5-10; it being among the larger contributions made on that terrific emergency. The credit is given to the widow, as Sampson Mason died just at the close of the war, and she settled whatever estate he had left after the ravages made by the indians (Bliss's History of Rehoboth)

The above facts induce the belief, that although Sampson Mason was associated as one of the founders of Swansey, and worshipped there with is Baptist brethern, whose meeting house was first errected at Wannamoiset, yet, it is probably that he never actually moved from Rehoboth. His estate was there; the births of nine of his chldren were recorded there; and we shall find that Rehoboth was faithfully preserved the record of his death, and that of Mary, his wife.

Though there is the usual tradition about the "three brothers emigrating to America," there is no evidence of any connection between the family of Sampson Mason, and the other New England families of that name noticed by Farmer in his Register. And I am informed by the Hon. James M Mason, of Wincheser, VA, that none of his family ever emigrated to the North of Mason and Dixon's line. His ancestor was Col George Mason, a member of Parliament from Staffordshire, in the region of Charles I, and a Colonel of Cavalry at the battle of Worcester, in the army of Charles Stuart, afterwards Charles II. Immediately after the battle, that ruined the fortunes of Charles, Col Mason left England and landed at Norfolk, VA., before the end of the same year, 1651. This fact, with the tradition that Sampson Mason had belonged to the victorious army of Cromwell, renders it probably that those families were as far separated in the old world as they are in the new.

The period of the brith of Sampson Mason and his wife must be inferred from their history and from the following account of their children. But the period of their deaths appears from the well-preserved records of the ancient town of Rehoboth. <NEHGS Vol 18 page 245-249>

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On the twenty-fifth day of July in the year 1649, Edward Bullock of Dorchester in the Colony of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, being on the point of departure for England and mindful of the many perils of the voyage, made his will. Ordinarily this document would be of comparatively little interest or importantance to any save his posterity but one slight mention makes it of the greatest consequence to the numberous descendants of one individual named therein. "To Sampson Mason for wife's shoes" (Suffolk Co. Mass. Wills, Vol 1, page 288.)

This is the earliest known record to prove the presence of Sampson Mason in New England. Of his early history nothing more is known than is contained in the following extract from the History of the baptists in America, complied by the Reverend Isaac Backus. "Sampson Mason was a soldier in Cromwell's army and he came to America upon the turn of the ties in England and settled in Rehoboth (Mass.) and his posterity are now as numerous as, perhaps those of any man who came to our country in his day" (Vol 2, page 435.) Bakcus probaby gained his informatin from grandsons of Sampson Mason who were pastors of the Second Church of Swansea (Mass) at the time history was written, and possibly his wife, who was a great-granddaughter of Sampson Mason, may have related to him some of the family traditions. However this may be, the authenticity of the statement can scarcely be doubted.

On the ninth day of March in the year 1650-51, Sampson Mason, designated shoemaker, purchased from William Betts his house and home lot in Dorcheser, the lost containing six acres. (Suffolk Co. Mass. Deeds Vol 1, page 127) By a later purchase the lot was enlarged to six and one half acres. The date of purchse of this house probably indicates very nearly the time of his marriage to Mary Butterworth. Her parentage can only be sumised, but she was probably the daughter of John Butterworth of Weymouth in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and from various mentions it appears evident tht she was a sister of John Butterworth of Swansea, Mass.

February 19, 1655-6, Sampson Mason sold to Jacob Hewins of Dorchester, his house and home lot containing six and one-half acres, two divisions in the commons of Dorchester, viz. the thirty-seventh lot in the second division, 2 acres, three quarters and 25 rods, and the thirteenth lot in the third division, containing the same amount of land as the first named. By the same deed he conveyed three divisions beyond the Neponset River, containing two and three-quarters acres each, with the common rights thereto belonging. (Suffold Co. Mass, Deeds, Vol 4 pages 299-301)

The exact date of his removal to Rehoboth, Mass is unknown but the records of the town have the following entry. "1657, Dec 9. It was voted that Sampson Mason should have free liberty to sojourn with us and to buy houses, lands and meadows, if he see cause for his settlement, provided he lives peaceably and quietly." The form of vote was not essentially different from that ordinarily employed and merely expressed the town's reservation of its right to expel unruly or obnoxious inhabitants.

At this time the family of Sampson Mason consisted of his wife and three children but upon his removal to Rehoboth, John, the third child, was left in Dorchester to be brought up by John Gurnell or Gornell, a tanner of that town. The births of the ten younger children are recorderd in Rehoboth and it is probable that they were born there. The eleventh child, Pelatial, is recordered in Rehoboth with the statement that he was born near Providence Ferry, and it is probable that the father was then living on a tract of land on Watchemoket Neck, now East Providence, Rhode Island. In convenyances from one to another son and grandson of Sampson Mason, mention is made of a tract of ninety-five acres of land on Watchemoket Neck, and also of a smaller tract of eight acres with a house at the Ferry, and it is possible that the family occupied one or the other of these places for a short time; but the homestead was probably farther inland within the limits of the present town of Seenonk in Massachusetts. From the records it is evident that Sampson Mason had acquired considerable property when he removed to Rehoboth, and he then entered extensively into the land speculations so common of his age. He appears as holder of one share of the seventy-nine and one-half shares in the Rehoboth North Purchase, which afterward become the town of Attleborough, and also one of the Proprietors or shareholders of the town of Swansea in which his descendants for many generations were prominent.

Sampson Mason was one of the original Proprietors and a subscriber to the agreement which took effect when the town was incorporated by the Court at Plymouth in an order as follows. 'March 5, 1668. The township of Wannamoisett and the parts adjacent are established as Swanseay." (Plymouth Colony Records. Vol 4, page 175.)

It is probable that Sampson Mason became a member of the First Baptist Church about this time and the family tradion that he was converted to the Baptist faith by Elder John Myles may rest upon a substantial foundation although the tendanecy of his religious leaning was manifest prior to this time. During his residence in Dorchester he evidently had some connection with the Orthodox Church, possibly through his wife, and had not then arrived at the conclusion that infant baptism was wrong or useless, for his son Noah was baptized in 1652 without protest or any evidence of disapproval on his part; but in 1660 when his son John was brought to baptism in the First Church of Dorcester by John Gurnell, he expressed his disapproval while giving his consent. (Printed records of the First Church of Dorchester, Mass., page 191.)

In 1672 Samspon Mason was allotted twelve acres of land in Swansea and it is is probable that upon this lot the house alluded to in his will was to be erected, it being a requirement that lands allotted should be improved or forfeited to the Proprietors in general. There is no evidence however that he removed to Swansea and his burial is recorded in Rehoboth, September 15,1676. His personal estate was large for his time and conveyances by his sons of property acquired thorugh his bequests show an extensive real estate amounting to many hundreds of acres.

During King Philip's War, which broke out shortly before his death, his widow contributed 13 pounds, five shillings and ten pence, the ninth largest in the list of contributions from Rehoboth. She spent the latter part of her life with her daughter Mary who married Elder Ephraim Wheaton, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Swansea.

He resided in Rehoboth and Mary Mason's will is dated in that town and her death is recorded there as having occurred August 29, 1714. <Genealogy of the Sampson Mason Family, page 6, compiled by Alverdo Hayward

Mason; 1902.>

The tradition that Sampson Mason was an officer in Cromwell's command appears to be without foundation and all the circumstances militate against and make it appear only the result of distorted family vanity.

<Genealogy of the Sampson Mason Family, page 5, compiled by Alverdo Hayward Mason; 1902.>

Will of Sampson Mason

"The 22nd Day of October in the yeer of our Lord according to the English accompt one Thousand six hundred seaventy and two.

Know all men by these p'sents that I Sampson Mason of Rehoboth in the Collonie of New Plymouth in New England, Cordwinder, being sicke in body, but through the Grace of my God of Good and p'fect memory doe make and declare my last will and Testament in manor and form following; That is to say First I give and bequeath my whole estate as well Reall as p'sonall to mary my beloved wife; To have and to hold the same and every p'te thereof To the use of her the said Mary during her widdowood; onely excepting such Gifts and Legacyes as are heerin and heerafter bequeathed; Item.

I give and bequeath unto my eldest son Noah; either my house which is shortly to be built in Swansey, or that house wherin I doe Now dwell, That is to say that house which his Mother my said wife shall order him to take; and an equall proportion with all his brothers in all my lands within the severall Townships of Rehoboth and Swansey; and on the Northsyde of the Towne of Rehoboth; when hee shall attaine to one and twenty yeers of age; To the use of him and his heires and assignes for ever; Item.

I give and bequeath unto my second son Sampson Fifty acrees of Land which is shortly to be layd out as my Lott on the Northsyde of the Towne of Rehoboth; to have and to hold the said Fifty acrees; from the Time that hee shall attaine to one and twenty yeers of age; To him and his heires and assignes for ever; Item.

I give and bequeath unto my son Samuell that house which my said wife shall Choose for her owne p'ticulare use; with five and Twenty acrees of Land where my said wife and the overseers of this my will heerafter Named shall se convenient; To have and to hold the said house and land from and after my said wifes decease; To him and his heires and assignes for ever; Item.

I give and bequeath unto my other six sonnes an equall right to and proportion of all my lands not alreddy bequeathed within the severall Townships of Rehoboth and Swansey; and on the Northsyde of the Towne of Rehoboth; whether the same or any p'te thereof be devided or undevided; as it is or shall be layed out to the use of mee mine heires or assignes att any time heerafter; To have and to hold To them my said six sonnes; and every of them respectively; when they shall attaine to one and twenty yeers of age; and after the second Marriage of my said wife or her decease; to theire severall and Respective uses of them and to the severall and Respective uses of theire heires and assignes for ever provided nevertheless that whensoever every of my last mensioned six sons posess and Injoy an equall proportionall of land with my said sonnes Noah and Samuell; That the Remaining lands shallbe att my wifs dispose; and off my said overseers heerafter mensioned:

Item. I doe heerby declare that it is my last will and Testament;

That every of my four daughters shall have such a portion of my estate both Reall and p'sonall as my said wife and the said overseers shall see meet and to be payed to every of them according to the ordfer of my said wife and overseers; Item. I doe heerby Nominate my said deare wife Mary sole executrix of this my last will and Testament; and my beloved friends Mr. John Myles, Mr. James Brown and my brother John Butterworth to be overseers thereof; desireing that they doe see the same accomplished and p'formed according to the true Intent and meaning thereof; In witness whereof I have heerunto putt my hand and seal the day and yeere first above written.

Signed & sealed in the psence

Off Jonathan ffuller Sampson Mason

Jonathan Willmoth and a seal.

[Genealogy of the Sampson Mason Family by Alverdo Hayward Mason]

Sampson Mason

October 27, 1676

Plymouth Colony Wills 3(2):50-51

  1. P287

The Inventory of Sampson Mason

An Inventory of the estate of Sampson Mason [...MS torn...] tuenty seauenth

of October 1676

L s d

Impr: his wearing apparrell; one blacke Cloth suite [...MS torn...]

Item 1 homemade suite briches and dublitt [...MS torn...]

Item 1 Cloth Coate and wastcoate and a paire of trousers [...MS torn...]

Item 1 Red wastcoate a paire of briches & old Coate 00 1[MS torn]

Item 2 hatts and two paire of drawers 00 10 00

Item 3 shirts three Capps and 9 bands and two handkercheiffes 00 13 00

Item 2 paire of Gloues a paire of Mittens and a tobacco box 00 06 00

Item 7 paire of stockens an apron and smale boxes 00 18 00

Item a paire of shooes and a lether apron 00 03 00

Item 5 pillows a bolster Couerlidd a paire of sheets & a blankett 03 00 00

Item a Flocke bed 2 bolsters a sheet a blankett and a Rugg 02 10 00

Item a bed 2 bolsters a paire of sheets Couerlid & bedstead 03 15 00

Item a bed bedstead a bed matt & Coard 02 10 00

Item 2 blanketts a sheepskin Rugg 2 a Couerlidd & a bolster 02 05 00

Item a bed stead & Coard and a paire of sheets & a paire of

pillow bears 01 10 00

Item 2 smale peeces of New holland and a TableCloth 00 07 00

Item 3 towells & 4 yards of New Penistone 01 00 00

Item 2 yards 4 a halfe of homade Cloth & 4 yards of kersey 01 15 00

Item 6 yards of serge 5 shillings per yard 01 10 00

Item a paire of stockens and 14 yards of New Cloth 03 00 00

Item 4 yards of homemad Cloth 00 16 00

Item a bearing blankett and a Childs Coate 00 12 00

Item 9 yards of homadecloth 01 10 00

Item 2 blanketts and 12 pound of Cotten yerne 03 10 00

Item 2 Guns 2 L a harquebusse 15s 02 15 00

Item 2 Cuttleaxes powder and bulletts 01 12 00

Item 1 blankett & a knapsacke 00 12 00

Item 80 pound of sheeps woole 20 pound of Cotten woole & Flax 03 00 00

Item 3 Chests a bow and a Case with 12 bottles 01 06 00

Item 5 pewter platters & 8 peeces of pewter & 8 spoones 02 05 00

Item earthen ware & wooden ware & trenchers 01 00 00

Item 2 stone Iuggs and 2 pichers and a glass bottle 00 07 00

Item a warming pan and 2 frying pans 00 15 00

Item a Great brasse kettle and 2 skilletts 01 00 00

Item 4 Iron potts and an Iron kettle 02 10 00

Item a smale brase kettle a spitt a box Iron & a Gridiron 01 05 00

Item a paire of Andirons & 2 pott hangers 00 15 00

Item a looking Glasse and an houre Glass & 3 lampes 00 10 00

Item a Great Gratter and a wooden bottle and other small things 00 04 00

Item 4 spining Wheeles & 4 Chaires 01 02 00

Item a Great bible Mr Baxters euerlasting Rest & other books 01 00 00

Item 13 or 14 Iarrs and six barrells and 2 tubbs 02 02 00

Item 2 meate tubbs [2?] Great hogsheds & other wooden lumber 01 10 00

Item a Cradle 2 pailes and a pecke 2 Cherns 2 Cheesefatts 00 17 00

Item a warming pan lead a brush 4 paire of Cards 00 08 00

Item 2 tables 2 stooles 1 seiue and three basketts 00 10 00

Item shoomakers tooles viz: lasts kniues and all other shoomakors

Inatruments and alsoe Currying kniues 10 00 00

Item in sole lether and vper Lether 08 00 00

Item 2 Chaires a paire of Fetters & 3 hoes & 2 beetle Ringes and 3

wedges and a stubb sythe a pitch fork and pickaxe 02 00 00

Item in mony 14s pins a pursse & Combe 00 16 00

Item 2 paire of plow Irons 3 Narrow axes 02 00 00

Item 3 sythes with Nibbs 4 Rakes with a Gindstone 01 05 00

Item a Cart and wheels boxes hoopes and Cart Ropes and yoakes and a plow 03

00 00

Item 2 saddles 2 bridls and a pannell 01 15 00

Item Ioyners tooles 01 05 00

[The following two items are written in the left hand margin:]

more linnin and woollen yerne 00 15 00

3 sheets a Case for a bolster and 3 pillowbers 01 15 00


[...MS torn...]okes and hingges bill hookes & hatchell 01 05 00

[...MS torn...] hookes a peece of a spade & drawing kniffe 00 05 00

[...MS torn...]mp braked & vnbraked and Flax 02 10 00

[...Ms torn...] about 50 bushells of Indian Corne 05 00 00

Item about 15 bushells of Rye 02 10 00

Item 2 oxen 08 10 00

Item 3 Cowes and 2 Calues 09 00 00

Item one 4 yeer old steer & 5 yeerlings 10 00 00

Item 1 horse and mare 03 00 00

Item 7 younge swine 03 10 00

Item 10 sheep 03 00 00

Item 15 load of hay 07 00 00

Item 6 baggs bandeleers powder hornes 00 14 06

Item 1 trusse 00 02 06

Item 8 Gallans of traine oyle 01 00 00

Item 2 trusse Irons tarr and Rosen 00 06 00

Item 4 hiues of bees 01 16 00

sume totall £155. 19. 00.

Aprissed by vs the day and yeer before specifyed

Phillip Walker

Daniell Smith

Forgotten 7 peckes of salt 2 Goat skins dressed 4 sheep skins 3 bushells of

wheat 4 bee hiues 3 or 4 pound of feathers

Mary Mason the Relict of the deceased Sampson Mason tooke her oath to the

truth of this Inventory the 17th of Nouember 1676 before mee Iames Browne


Plymouth Colony Wills, Vol. III, part 2, f. 50-51.

Heritage Consulting. Millennium File [database online]. Provo, Utah:, Inc., 2003. Original data:

Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City: Heritage Consulting, 19--. Millennium File-

Dependency Database1

Name: Sampson Mason

Spouse: , Mary Butterworth

Birth Date: 10 MAR 1625


Death Date: 07 SEP 1676


Children: Isaac Mason


Burial: unknown

Occupation: Shoemaker


Sampson was the son of Robert Mason (b. 1600 Bolton, Lancaster, England and d. 28 May 1644 in Marston Moors, Bolton, Lancaster, England) and Hannah Elizabeth Wheaton (b. 1600 Bolton, Lancaster, England and d. 8 Oct 1643 Bolton, Lancaster, England).

Sampson Mason, the immigrant ancestor, was a soldier or "dragoon" in Cromwell's army, and he came to America about 1650. The earliest record found of him in America is in the Suffolk county record of the settlement of the estate of Edward Bullock, of Dorchester, Massachusetts. His will was dated July 25, 1640, and a debt is mentioned due to Sampson Mason for his wife's shoes. In 1651 Sampson Mason purchased a house and land in Dorchester of William Botts, and afterwards sold it to Jacob Hewins. He removed to Rehoboth, Massachusetts, where by vote of the town, December, 1657, was given permission to buy land and settle there. He was a Baptist, and the records show that he and other Baptists became prominent in the town in spite of the fact that they were only allowed to live there, without the privilege of being made freemen, by the Puritan inhabitants. He obtained grants of land south of Rehoboth, from the Indians, in the town Swansea. His name is among the original associates and founders of the town, and of the original proprietors of the "North Purchase," later Attleborough, Massachusetts. He died in 1676, in the midst of Indian wars, and his widow settled that of the estate which was left after the ravages of the Indians. (Excerpt from Cutter, William Richard. New England families, genealogical and memorial: a record of the achievements of her people in the making of commonwealths and the founding of a nation, Volume 2. Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914, page 984.)

He immigrated in 1649 to Dorchester, Mass. On the 9th of March that year he married Mary Butterworth. They had 13 children together:

1)Noah b. 2 Oct 1651 Dorchester, MA and d. 2 Mar 1700. he m. (1) Martha ? and (2) Sarah Fitch

2)Sampson Jr. b. 1654 Dorchester, MA. he m. (1) Experience Lewis and (2) Abigail Barstow.

3)John b. 1656 Dorchester, MA and d. 18 Mar 1682. he m. Content Wales

4)Samuel b. 12 Feb 1657 Rehoboth, MA and d. 25 Jan 1744. he m. (1) Elisabeth Miller and (2) Liddea Masters Tabor

5)Sarah b. 15 Feb 1658 Rehoboth, MA and d. abt 28 Jan 1712. she m. (1) Samuel Phillips and (2) Daniel Brown.

6)Mary b. 7 Feb 1660 Rehoboth, MA and d. 15 Nov 1727 Rehoboth, MA. she m. Ephraim Wheaton

7)James b. 30 Oct 1661 Rehoboth, MA

8)Joseph b. 6 Mar 1663 Rehoboth, MA and d. 19 May 1748. he m. (1) Anne Daggett and (2) Lydia Bowen

9)Bethiah b. 15 Oct 1665 Rehoboth, MA and d. bef 1711. she m. John Wood

10)Isaac b. 15 Jul 1667 Rehoboth, MA and d. 25 Jan 1742 Swansea, MA. he m. Hannah Myles

11)Pelatiah b. 1 Apr 1669 Rehoboth, MA and d. 29 Mar 1763 Swansea, MA. he m. Hephzibah Brooks

12)Benjamin b. 20 Oct 1670 Rehoboth, MA and d. Aug 1740. he m. Ruth Rounds

13)Thankful b. 27 Oct 1672 Rehoboth, MA and d. aft 1730. she m. Thomas Bowen

 Robert Mason (1600 - 1644)

 Mary Butterworth Mason (1629 - 1714)*

 John Mason (1657 - 1683)*
 Samuel Mason (1657 - 1744)*
 Mary Mason Wheaton (1660 - 1727)*
 Joseph Mason (1663 - 1748)*
 Isaac Mason (1667 - 1742)*
 Pelatiah Mason (1669 - 1763)*
 Benjamin Mason (1670 - 1740)*
 Thankful Mason Bowen (1672 - 1745)*

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Sampson Mason, of Bolton & Rehoboth's Timeline

March 10, 1625
Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, England
December 6, 1625
Bolton, Lancashire, England, (Present UK)
December 6, 1625
St Peter, Bolton, Lancashire, England
December 6, 1625
St Peter, Bolton, Lancashire, England
October 26, 1651
Age 26
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
October 15, 1655
Age 30
Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA
February 12, 1656
Age 30
Rehoboth, (Present Bristol County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
February 12, 1657
Age 31
Dorchester (within present Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
February 15, 1658
Age 32
Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony