William Mason

24 December 1838–April 1886 (Age 47)
Wivelsfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Mason was born on 24 December 1838, in Wivelsfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Mason, was 37 and his mother, Mary Bean, was 33. He married Martha Hobden on 11 September 1864, in Burgess Hill, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Southwick, Sussex, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Lambeth, Surrey, England, United Kingdom in 1881. He died in April 1886, in Camberwell, Southwark, London, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 47.

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Family Time Line

William Mason
Martha Hobden
Marriage: 11 September 1864
Susan Mary Mason
Sam Mason
Agnes Mason
Alice Sophia Mason
Harry Frank Mason
Florence Gertrude Martha Mason
Ellen Maria Mason

Spouse and Children

11 September 1864
Burgess Hill, Sussex, England, United Kingdom


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Parents and Siblings

    Henry Mason


    Mary Bean




    Sarah Ann Mason


    Agnes Mason


    Stephen Mason


    Mary Bean Mason



+2 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 5

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 

Age 14

George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 16

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a stonemason, Middle English, Old French mas(s)on. Compare Machen . Stonemasonry was a hugely important craft in the Middle Ages.2 Italian (Veneto): from a short form of Masone .3 French: from a regional variant of maison ‘house’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Mason in household of Henry Mason, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Mason, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • William Mason in household of Henry Mason, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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