Section ABL: Descendants of Alexander Mason

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Report generated by MagiCensus Deluxe v5.1.0 on 29 June 2017
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Generation One

1. ALEXANDER1 MASON was born between 1534/5 and 1578, and was buried on 3 March 1627/8[7] in Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom[7]. He married (1st) in Bolton[9], on 3 Oct. 1592[9], ANNE SHAWE, who was buried on 5 Sept. 1601[7] in Bolton[7]. He married (2nd) in Bolton[9], on 27 Jan. 1605[9], ALICE BOLTON, who was buried on 4 Aug. 1623[7] in Bolton[7]. [7]
Children of: Alexander1 MASON and Anne SHAWE:
2i.WILLIAM2 MASON, b. on 12 Jan. 1594/5[4] in Bolton[4]; bur. on 7 Jan. 1596[7] in Bolton[7].
+3ii.ROBERT MASON, b. about 1600; d. on 28 May 1644[8] in Bolton[8]; m. MRS. ROBERT MASON.
4iii.ALEXANDER MASON, b. about 1600; bur. on 28 May 1644[8].
5iv.MARGARET MASON, b. about 1550; bur. on 12 May 1602[7] in Bolton[7].

Children of: Alexander1 MASON and Alice BOLTON:
6i.a child MASON, b. about 1560/1; d. on 28 July 1606[7] in Bolton[7].
7ii.a child MASON, b. about 1550/1; bur. on 22 Jan. 1607/8[7] in Bolton[7].


Generation Two

3. ROBERT2 MASON (Alexander1), son of (1) Alexander1 and Anne (SHAWE) MASON, was born between 1577/8 and 1608, and died on 28 May 1644[8] in Bolton[8]. He married MRS. ROBERT MASON, who was buried on 10 Aug. 1643[8] in Bolton[8]. [8]
Robert was one of 78 Bolton residents killed in the Bolton Massacre, part of the English Civil War (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolton_Massacre).[8, 28]
Robert is likely the son of Alexander and Anne (Shawe) Mason, based on the following reasoning.
Robert's first known child was born in 1622 in Bolton, making him probably born around 1598. The baptism records between 1595 and 1600 are not present, but only two Mason possibilities are known to have had children there around that time. John and Elizabeth (married 1602, but with a child born 1600) seem to be too late. Alexander and Anne (married 1592, first child 1594) thus remain as the likely possibility. Furthermore, Robert was killed in the Bolton Massacre along with an Alexander Mason, and they were buried 28 May 1644. They were the only two Masons killed, possibly suggesting a close relationship between them. Since the elder Alexander had been buried 3 Mar 1627, and the name Alexander Mason did not appear to be common in the area, the slain Alexander was most likely his son. Thus, all things considered, and with the absence of other parental candidates, it seems most likely that the Robert and Alexander killed in the storming of Bolton were sons of Alexander and Anne Mason.[4, 8, 7, 9]
Children:
8i.HANNA3 MASON, bp. on 30 June 1622[5] in Bolton[5].
+9ii.SAMPSON MASON, bp. on 6 Dec. 1624[5] in Bolton[5]; bur. on 15 Sept. 1676[12] in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, United States[12]; m. about 9 March 1650/1[21] in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts[21] (IR-11) MARY BUTTERWORTH, chr. in Heptonstall, Yorkshire, England[34] on 9 Aug. 1629[34], d. in Rehoboth[34] on 20 Aug. 1714[34], daughter of (IR-5) Henry and Mary (LONGBOTHAM) BUTTERWORTH.
10iii.SARA MASON, bp. on 6 Jan. 1627[5] in Bolton[5].
11iv.MARY MASON, bp. on 1 Feb. 1628/9[5] in Bolton[5].
12v.ROBERT MASON, bp. on 15 Jan. 1631/2[5] in Bolton[5].
13vi.ELIZABETH MASON, bp. on 8 Feb. 1634/5[5] in Bolton[5].
14vii.THOMAS MASON, bp. on 29 Jan. 1637/8[6] in Bolton[6]; bur. on 27 March 1638[8] in Bolton[8].


Generation Three

9. SAMPSON3 MASON (Robert2, Alexander1), son of (3) Robert2 and Mrs. (ROBERT) Mason MASON, was christened on 6 Dec. 1624[5] in Bolton[5], and was buried on 15 Sept. 1676[12] in Rehoboth[12]. He married in Dorchester[21], about 9 March 1650/1[21], (IR-11) MARY BUTTERWORTH, daughter of (IR-5) Henry and Mary (LONGBOTHAM) BUTTERWORTH, who was christened on 9 Aug. 1629[34] in Heptonstall[34], died on 20 Aug. 1714[34] in Rehoboth[34], and was buried in Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island, United States[26]. [21, 12, 5, 29, 30]
"Sampson Mason was a soldier in Cromwell's army and he came to America upon the turn of the times in England and settled in Rehoboth."[29]
Children:
15i.NOAH4 MASON, b. between 26 Oct. 1651 and 8 Feb. 1652[12] in Dorchester[12]; d. on 2 March 1699/1700[31] in Rehoboth[31].
16ii.SAMPSON MASON, b. about 1654[31] in Dorchester[31]; d. after 28 June 1735[31] in Rehoboth[31].
17iii.JOHN MASON, b. between 18 March 1656 and 12 May 1656[12] in Dorchester[12]; d. on 18 March 1682/3[12] in Dorchester[12].
18iv.SAMUEL MASON, b. on 12 Feb. 1656/7[15] in Rehoboth[15]; d. on 21 Jan. 1743/4[32] in Swansea, Bristol Co.[32]; m. on 4 Nov. 1718[24, 32] in Providence, Newport Co., Rhode Island[24, 32] (ANU-2) LYDIA TABER, b. in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts about 1648[24], d. in Providence, Providence Co. in 1720, daughter of (ANU-1) Philip and (ABO-5) Lydia (MASTERS) TABER.
19v.SARAH MASON, b. on 15 Feb. 1657/8[12, 32] in Rehoboth[12, 32]; d. after 1713[32].
20vi.MARY MASON, b. on 7 Feb. 1659/60[12, 32] in Rehoboth[32, 16].
21vii.JAMES MASON, b. on 30 Oct. 1661[12] in Rehoboth[12].
22viii.JOSEPH MASON, b. on 6 March 1662/3[12] in Rehoboth[12]; d. on 19 May 1748[17] in Warren, Rhode Island[17].
23ix.BETHIAH MASON, b. on 15 Oct. 1665[13] in Rehoboth[13]; d. before 1712[32, 18] in Rehoboth[32, 18].
+24x.ISAAC MASON, DEACON, b. on 15 July 1667[14, 32] in Rehoboth[14, 32]; d. on 25 Jan. 1741/2[19] in Swansea[19]; m. about 1693 of Rehoboth (AEF-2) HANNAH _____ of Rehoboth, b. on 5 Jan. 1679[35], d. after 1741[19], daughter of (AEF-1) John and Ann (HUMPHRY) MYLES.
25xi.PELATIAH MASON, b. on 1 April 1669[13, 32] in Rehoboth[13, 32]; d. on 29 March 1763[32] in Swansea[32].
26xii.BENJAMIN MASON, b. on 20 Oct. 1670[13, 32] in Rehoboth[13, 32]; d. in 1740[32] in Swansea[32].
27xiii.THANKFUL MASON, b. on 27 Oct. 1672[13, 33] in Rehoboth[13, 33]; d. after 1749[33] in Rehoboth[33].


Generation Four

24. ISAAC4 MASON, DEACON (Sampson3, Robert2, Alexander1), son of (9) Sampson3 and (IR-11) Mary (BUTTERWORTH) MASON, was born on 15 July 1667[14, 32] in Rehoboth[14, 32], died on 25 Jan. 1741/2[19] in Swansea[19] and was buried in Swansea[27]. He married of Rehoboth, about 1693, (AEF-2) HANNAH _____ of Rehoboth, daughter of (AEF-1) John and Ann (HUMPHRY) MYLES, who was born on 5 Jan. 1679[35], and died after 1741[19]. [14, 19, 27, 32]
Children:
28i.HANNAH5 MASON, b. on 9 Jan. 1694[19] in Rehoboth[19]; d. on 26 Feb. 1697[19].
29ii.MARY MASON, b. on 26 Jan. 1695 in Rehoboth; d. on 4 March 1697.
30iii.ISAAC MASON, b. on 26 Dec. 1698[19] in Rehoboth[19]; d. in 1732 prob. Swansea.
31iv.SAMPSON MASON, b. on 24 Feb. 1700[19] in Rehoboth[19]; d. in 1731 in Swansea.
32v.HEZEKIAH MASON, b. on 6 June 1704[19] in Rehoboth[19]; d. on 4 April 1738 in Swansea.
+33vi.NATHAN MASON, b. on 10 May 1705[22] in Rehoboth[22]; d. in May 1758[22]; m. on 26 Aug. 1731[22] (TV-21) LILLIS HALE, b. in Swansea[22] on 2 Oct. 1714[22], d. in Swansea[22] on 15 Dec. 1797[22], daughter of (TV-10) John and (AOM-21) Hannah (TILLINGHAST) HAILE.
34vii.OLIVER MASON, b. on 20 Aug. 1706[23] in Swansea[23]; d. on 11 Dec. 1787[23] in Swansea[23].
35viii.HANNAH MASON, b. in March 1710 in Swansea.
36ix.BENJAMIN MASON, b. on 10 April 1711 in Swansea.
37x.MARY MASON, b. on 21 May 1713 in Swansea.


Generation Five

33. NATHAN5 MASON (Isaac4, Sampson3, Robert2, Alexander1), son of (24) Isaac4, Deacon and (AEF-2) Hannah (_____), was born on 10 May 1705[22] in Rehoboth[22], died about 1758[22] and was buried in Swansea[22, 25]. He married on 26 Aug. 1731[22], (TV-21) LILLIS HALE, daughter of (TV-10) John and (AOM-21) Hannah (TILLINGHAST) HAILE, who was born on 2 Oct. 1714[22] in Swansea[22], died on 15 Dec. 1797[22] in Swansea[22], and was buried in Swansea[22]. [20, 22, 25]
Children:
38i.SAMSON6 MASON, b. on 27 Sept. 1732 in Swansea.
39ii.BARNARD MASON, b. on 15 March 1735 in Swansea.
40iii.JESSE MASON, b. on 21 March 1737 in Swansea; d. on 17 Oct. 1783 in Swansea.
+41iv.LILLIS MASON, b. on 8 May 1739[22] in Swansea[22]; m. (1) on 16 March 1764[22] in Swansea[22] (QC-47) ISAAC FISH, b. prob. Swansea on 4 Aug. 1737, son of (QC-43) Daniel and (ANZ-6) Mary (TALLMAN) FISH; m. (2) on 14 Nov. 1781[11] in Lanesborough, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts[11] (QC-50) JONATHAN FISH, b. in Dighton, Bristol Co. on 12 Sept. 1757, d. in 1841, son of (QC-43) Daniel and (ANZ-6) Mary (TALLMAN) FISH.
42v.NATHAN MASON, b. on 21 Feb. 1741 in Swansea.
43vi.FREELOVE MASON, b. on 25 April 1743 in Swansea.
44vii.INNOCENT MASON, b. on 20 Aug. 1745 in Swansea.
45viii.MARY MASON, b. on 30 June 1748 in Swansea.
46ix.AARON MASON, b. on 29 June 1749 in Swansea.
47x.ROSANNA MASON, b. about 1750 in Swansea.
48xi.SIBBEL MASON, b. about 1751[22].
49xii.LEVI MASON, b. on 15 Oct. 1752 in Swansea.
50xiii.PARDON MASON, b. on 19 Aug. 1758.
51xiv.NANCY MASON, b. about 1740.
52xv.PHOEBE MASON, b. in 1762[35] in Lanesborough[35].


Generation Six

41. LILLIS6 MASON (Nathan5, Isaac4, Sampson3, Robert2, Alexander1), daughter of (33) Nathan5 and (TV-21) Lillis (HALE) MASON, was born on 8 May 1739[22] in Swansea[22], and died between 4 Aug. 1800 and 1849. She married (1st) in Swansea[22], on 16 March 1764[22], (QC-47) ISAAC FISH, son of (QC-43) Daniel and (ANZ-6) Mary (TALLMAN) FISH, who was born on 4 Aug. 1737 prob. Swansea. She married (2nd) in Lanesborough[11], on 14 Nov. 1781[11], (QC-50) JONATHAN FISH, son of (QC-43) Daniel and (ANZ-6) Mary (TALLMAN) FISH, who was born on 12 Sept. 1757 in Dighton, and died in 1841.

From the 2 Aug. 1790 census, in New Ashford, Berkshire Co.[2]:

Name: Isaac Fish
1 Free White male 16+ (Isaac 52)
3 Free White males 0-16 (?, ?, ?)
3 Free White females 0+ (Lillis 51, ?, ?)

From the 4 Aug. 1800 census, in Cheshire, Berkshire Co.[3]:

Name: Isaac Fish
1 Free White male 45+ (Isaac 63)
1 Free White female 0-10 (?)
1 Free White female 26-45 (?)
1 Free White female 45+ (Lillis 61)

[10, 22, 1, 3]
Children of: Lillis6 MASON and Jonathan FISH: See (QC-50) Jonathan FISH



1. 1790 United States Federal Census, New Ashford, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
2. Ibid., 437.
3. 1800 United States Federal Census, Cheshire, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
4. Parish Church of St. Peter (Great Bolton, Lancashire), "Register for Baptisms at St Peter," 1573-1610; transcription, Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerks, OnLine Parish Clerks for the County of Lancashire (http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/ : accessed 6 May 2012).
5. Ibid., 1611-1635.
6. Ibid., 1636-1650.
7. Parish Church of St. Peter (Bolton, Lancashire, England), "Burials at St Peter in the Parish of Bolton le Moors ," 1573-1631; transcription, Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerks, OnLine Parish Clerks for the County of Lancashire (http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/ : accessed 6 May 2012).
8. Ibid., 1632-1660.
9. Parish Church of St. Peter (Bolton, Lancashire), "Marriages at St Peter in the Parish of Bolton le Moors," 1573-1660; transcription, Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerks, OnLine Parish Clerks for the County of Lancashire (http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/ : accessed 6 May 2012).
10. Fish, Lester Warren, Fish Family in England and America (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Publishing Co., 1948), 106, 110. some excerpts online at http://www.dallas.net/~mcmanus/book.htm
11. Ibid., 110.
12. Alverado Hayward Mason, Genealogy of the Sampson Mason Family (East Braintree, Mass: A.H. Mason, 1902), 10; digital images, Archive.org (http://www.archive.org).
13. Ibid., 11.
14. Ibid., 11, 26.
15. Ibid., 19.
16. Ibid., 22.
17. Ibid., 23.
18. Ibid., 25.
19. Ibid., 26.
20. Ibid., 26, 62.
21. Ibid., 6.
22. Ibid., 62.
23. Ibid., 63.
24. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 3:1793.
25. Find A Grave, Memorial #15081605; online, Findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com).
26. Ibid., Memorial #42068366.
27. Ibid., Memorial #42108237.
28. Ibid., Memorial #57967881.
29. Lyman Mower, The Ancestry of Calvin Robinson Mower (1840-1927) (Salem, Massachusetts: Higginson Book Co., 2004), 423; digital images, FamilySearch.org (http://familysearch.org/ : accessed 28 September 2014).
30. Ibid., 424.
31. Ibid., 430.
32. Ibid., 431.
33. Ibid., 432.
34. Clifford L. Stott, "Henry Butterworth of Halifax, Yorkshire, and Weymouth, Massachusetts," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 168 (January 2014): 58-61, specifically 61.
35. Ancestral File, CD-ROM database (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1998).