George Mason

Brief Life History of George

When George Mason was born on 23 December 1790, in Over Wyresdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Mason, was 26 and his mother, Ruth Kelsall, was 24. He had at least 2 daughters with Elizabeth. He lived in Lancashire, England in 1790.

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George Mason
1790–
Elizabeth
Margaret Mason
1830–
Ellen Mason
1833–

Sources (7)

  • George Mason, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • George Mills in entry for Thomas Mills, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • George Mason, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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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.

1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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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