Thomas Mason

MaleMay 1756–1 March 1791

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Mason was born in May 1756, in Bisley, Gloucestershire, England, his father, Daniel Mason, was 28 and his mother, Alice Coates, was 29. He married Jane Smart on 3 November 1777, in Bisley, Gloucestershire, England. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He was buried in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Mason
1756–1791
Jane Smart
1754–
Marriage: 3 November 1777
Mary Mason
1775–1782
Aaron Mason
1777–1785
Sarah Mason
1779–1867
Betty Mason
1781–1782
Charles Mason
1781–
Edward Mason
1785–1875
Phoebe Mason
1788–
Sophia Jemima Mason
1791–1856
Enoch Mason
1794–
Abraham Mason
1795–
George Mason
1798–
Elizabeth Mason
1809–

Sources (31)

  • Thomas Mason, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Mayoe, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Thomas Mason, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 November 1777Bisley, Gloucestershire, England
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (4)

    1770 · Boston Tea Party

    Age 14

    Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

    1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

    Age 19

    "On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."

    1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

    Age 31

    The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from Middle English masoun ‘mason, stone worker, builder in stone’ (Old Central French maçon, masson). A Middle English form machun (derived from Old French machun) gives rise to Machin and its variants. See also Mayson . Stonemasonry was a hugely important craft in the Middle Ages.

    Italian (Veneto): variant of Masone .

    Altered form of French Masson .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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