Two Mason families from Stafford Co. VA

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  • ID: I186
  • Name: George II Of Aquia MASON
  • Given Name: George II Of Aquia
  • Surname: Mason
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt 1677 in Stafford Co , Virginia
  • Death: 1729 or 1730 in Stafford Co , Virginia, Backwoods Of Aquia
  • Burial: 1729 or 1730 Family Graveyard, Stafford Co VA 1 2 3 4
  • _UID: AEEE2CC5536742358B1607AC7C6E40286457
  • Change Date: 12 Feb 2014 at 15:32
  • Note:
    The will of George Mason who d. 1710/11 names a son, George. This George Mason may be he; the 1733 will of William Mason, who names a brother George, seems to confirm that.

    We believe the following is George II of Aquia:

    Stafford Co. Deed Bk. J, pp. 530-35. Indenture, 9/10 July 1728 between George Mason of Stafford Co. and John Peyton of same...deeds of lease and release...for 50 pounds, tract in Staffor d on Aquia, where George Mason now dwells, abt. 150 acres, being part of a patent of 1,000 acres formerly granted to Valentine Peyton on 6 June 1654, and by him conveyed to Henry Peyton o n 26 May 1657...rec. in Westmoreland Co. and conveyed by said Peyton to Geo: Mason, father of aforesaid George Mason on 8 July 1694 and acknowledged in Stafford Court...bounded by Aquia M ain Run, James Butler, Peyton. Wit: La: Pepper, W. Mason. At a Court 10 July 1728, George Mason's wife Ann relinquishes dower. Rec. 10 July, 1729.

    Gunston Hall library includes this deed above as part of their inventory of the other George Mason line. However, we would argue the above named George Masons are of Aquia. The primary ba ses for this are:
    1) Quit Rent roll, Stafford, 1723:The Stafford County Virigina Quit Rent roll of 1723 shows Colonel George Mason III (1690-1735), son of Colonel George Mason II (1660-1716), owning 18, 8 07 acres of land in Stafford County. While the one Colonel George Mason had a vast amount of land, also shown is George Mason, no title, with 150 acres of land.
    2) The WITNESSES to the above deed were La: Pepper and W. Mason.
    George Mason II of Aquia had a brother, William, named in the 1710/11 will of George I of Aquia. There is no W. Mason in the Gunston Hall line until 1756 (and he died in 1757). Moreover , the following inventory of George II's estate is also witnessed by William Mason and indicates money paid to the account of Lazarus Pepper.

    George died 1729/30. No Gunston Hall Mason matches this date of death.

    The estate of George Mason of Aquia dec'd 1723-1730, rec 9 Sept 1730, Stafford Co. Will BK M p 5-6.

    The inventory of the estate of George Mason known by the name of George Mason of Aquia: viz. Slaves-Negroes Robin, Tom, Pegg and her son Will aged 1 year and 11 months, Bess; 7 pewter dis hes; 25 plates; 2 bassons [basins]; 1 tankard, 3 dozen spoons, 1 salt cellar, 2 brass candle sticks, 1 space mortar, 1 earthen dish, 2 sifters, 2 pails, 2 piggins, 1 bucket, 1 cooler, 1 s mall piggin and a churn, 3 new pots, 2 pair of pothooks and 1 iron pot handle, 1 small bell mettle [metal?] pot and a frying pan, 1 spill, 1 chaffin dish, 1 box iron and heaters, 1 bell m ettle skillet, 1 pair of fire tongs, 1 warming pan, 2 broken looking glasses, 1 old gun powder horn and a shot bag, 5 glass bottles, 1 earthen jar and a butter pot, 1 old brass kettle , 3 old casks and 1 rundlett, 2 locks and keys, 1 small parcell of wool and cotton, 2 old trunks, 1 large chest, 1 table and 9 chairs, 1 pair of small steel yards, 2 narrow axes, 1 broa d axe, 1 old hand saw, 5 narrow hoes, 1 line, 1 iron ladle, 1 flesh fork, 2 chissels, 1 gamblet, 3 feather beds, bolsters and fiurnitrue and 1 new bed and bolster, 1 suiting clothes an d 1 pair of boots, 1 man's saddle and briddle, 1 woman's saddle and briddle, a parcel of books, some negroes' bedding and 2 raw hides, 1 branding iron, 1 pair of pocket stalliards [steely ards=pocket scales], 2 horses and 1 mare, 4 cows and 4 calves, 4 barrow cows, 3 yearlings, 2 four year old steers, 2 two year old heifers, 2 two year old steers, 1 two year old bull, 2 so ws and 10 pigs, 8 barrows, 4 sows, 1board 1 year and 5 months old, 16 shoats, Sundry qualities [sic] of tobacco received as will appear by a stated account thereof herewith annexed as als o sundry qualities of tobacco in debts outstanding with which these executors cannot charge themselves before debts are recovered and received, some of the debts being hazardous.
    [no witnesses copied on this transcribed list] William Mason [brother of Geo II?]
    Ann Ayle Mason

    Page 7 The estate of George Mason of Aquia to the Exors DR

    The funeral expenses and all charges thereon as also
    In removing his corpse from the backwoods to
    Aquia L3-0-0
    To secretary and clerks fees 298 lbs tob @ 10 pr wt 1-9-0
    To Mr. John Wilson paid his account proved 450 lbs tob 2-5-0
    To Lazarus Pepper account 1454 do@ do 7-5-5
    To Henry Connyers for stating and settling the
    Decedent's accounts 500 2-10-0
    PR Contra
    By Sundry parcells of tobacco collected and brought to
    The home house and packett [sic] into 4 hogsheads
    By Thomas Barton Sr.
    By James Maclockin
    By John Parker
    By John Peyton
    By the credit of Mr. Lazurus Pepper's account
    Memo: That crop of tobacco made in the year 1729 by the servants &c was laid out and paid away by the testor before his decease and came not to the Excutors hands.
    Errors Excepted Pr
    William Mason
    Ann Ayle Mason
    Test: Catesby Cocke, Cl Co
    4 Nov 1816 Truly Transcribed John H. Conway, c cl

    The memo at the end of the inventory makes clear that George II died AFTER the tobacco crops of 1729 had been harvested, laid up and paid out. This means he died between late fall of 172 9 and 30 Sept 1730 when the inventory report was dated.

    An addional deed indicates George II of Aquia also owned property on the Occoquan, as did his brother William (see William's 1733 will):

    *Stafford Co. Deed Bk. J, pp. 386-92. Ind., 8/9 May 1727, between Mrs. Mary Chilton widow, of Wash. Par., Westmoreland Co. and George Mason of Aquia in Stafford...deeds of lease and relea se...for 2,000 lbs. tob...tract upon Occoquan R. in Stafford...being half of a tract patented by William Blane and John Bennett 19 Feb 1711, for 246 acres; assigned by Wm. Blane to Richar d dela Foyle of Stafford...on 28 May 1711; then by patent granted to John Bennett and Reynhard de Laufoyol...on 31 Aug. following in 1711...the whole tract is 246 acres, of which this par t is 123 acres...adj. John Hogin..."


    Katherine Gottschalk names as children of George II of Aquia a George Mason (no further information, William, Susannah and Anaple, and perhaps Benjamin, and notes that they later moved t o Loudoun Co. and were associated with Grigsbys. This describes the George Mason III I have included as a descendant of George Mason II of Aquia. KD

    Father: George I (Of Aquia) MASON b: in Stafford Co , Virginia
    Mother: Margaret (UNKNOWN) b: 1656 or 1657 in Stafford Co , Virginia

    Marriage 1 Ann (Anaple) WIGGINTON b: Abt 1700 in Stafford Co , Virginia
    • Married:
    • Change Date: 24 Aug 2010
    1. Has Children George III MASON b: Abt 1720
    2. Has No Children William MASON b: Abt 1722
    3. Has Children Benjamin MASON b: Abt 1724
    4. Has No Children Sarah MASON

    1. Abbrev: George Harrison King
      Title: George Harrison King
    2. Abbrev: Carolyn Britt Anderson
      Title: JCBCWA
    3. Abbrev: Imported GEDCOM file
      Title: GEDCOM file imported on 24 Sep 2004.
    4. Abbrev: Imported GEDCOM file
      Title: GEDCOM file imported on 21 Oct 2004.
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