John Mason Jr.

20 April 1740–
Houghton le Spring, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Mason Jr. was christened on 20 April 1740, in Houghton le Spring, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Mason, was 31 and his mother, Mary Robson, was 26. He married Ann Barras on 3 December 1763, in Houghton le Spring, Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter.

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John Mason Jr.
Ann Barras
Marriage: 3 December 1763
Edward Mason
John Mason
Ann Mason
Thomas Mason
Thomas Mason
William Mason

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World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union
The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Name Meaning

(1997: 54197;2007: 116311; 2010: 160213)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 .

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

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Sources (9)

  • John Mason, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Mason, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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