Sampson MASON

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  • Name Sampson MASON  [1, 2, 3
    Born Bef 06 Dec 1624  Bolton, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1651  [2
    Occupation army, Shoe maker  [2
    Religion Baptist  [2
    Residence Dorchester, Rehoboth Mass,1657 Swansea 67 Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died Bef 15 Sep 1676  Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Notes 
    • [Hulett FTW from MC Scott.FTW]

      [Br»derbund WFT Vol. 12, Ed. 1, Tree #2528, Date of Import: Jan 27, 2000]

      Genealogy of the Sampson Mason family
      From Page 6
      Following extract from the History of the Baptists in America, compiled by the Reverend Isaac Backus. "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 and his posterity are now as numerous as, perhaps those of any man who came to our country in his day" (Suffolk Co. Mass. Wills. Vol. 1, 2, Pages 288, 435).
      From Page 7
      The family of Sampson Mason consisted of his wife and three children but upon his removal to Rehoboth, John, the third child, was left in Dorchester to be brought up by John Gurnell or Gornell, a tanner of that town. The births of the ten younger children are recorded in Rehoboth and it is probable that they were born there. The eleventh child, Pelatiah, is recorded in Rehoboth with the statement that he was born near Providence Ferry, and it is probable that the father was then living on a tract of land on Watchemoket Neck, now East Providence, Rhode Island. In conveyances from one to another son and grandson of Sampson Mason, Mention is made of a tract of ninety-five acres of land on Watchemoket Neck, and also of smaller tract of eight acre with at house at theFerry, and it is possible that the family occupied one or the other of these places for a short; but the homestead was probably farther inland within the limits of the present town of Seekonk in Mass.
      From Page 10
      There is no evidence however that he removed to Swansea and his burial is recorded in Rehoboth, Sept. 15, 1676. His personal estate was large for his time and conveyances by his sons of property acquired through his bequests show an extensive real estate amounting to many hundreds of acres. During King Philip's War, which broke out shortly before his death, his widow contributed thirteen pounds, five shillings and ten pence, the ninth largest in the list of contributions from Rehoboth. She spent the latter part of her life with her daughter Mary who married Elder Ephraim Wheaton, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Swansea. He resided in Rehoboth and Mary Mason's will is dated in that town and her death is recorded there as having occurred Aug. 29, 1714.
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      Genealogy of the Sampson Mason family
      Page 11-12
      Will of Sampson Mason
      The 22nd Day of Oct. in the year of our Lord according to the English accompt one Thousand six hundred seventy and two.
      Know all men by these p'sents that I Sampson Mason of Rehoboth in the Collonie of New Plymouth in New England, Cordwinder, being sicke in body, but through the Grace of my God of Good and p'fect form following; That is to say
      first I give and bequeath my whole estate as well Recall as p'sonal to Mary my beloved wife; To have and to hold the same and every p'te thereof To the use of her the said Mary during her widdowood; onely excepting such Gifts and Legacyes as are heerin and heerafter bequeathed;
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my eldest son Noah; either my house which is shortly to be built in Swansey, or that house wherin I doe Now dwell, That is to say that house which his Mother my said wife shall order him to take; and an equall proportion with all his brothers in all my lands within the severall Townships of Rehoboth and Swansey; and on the Northside of the Towne of Rehoboth; when hee shall attaine to one and twenty years of age; To the use of him and his heires and assignes for ever;
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my second son Sampson Fifty acrees of land which is shortly to be layd out as my Lott on the Northsyde of the Towne of Rehoboth; to have and to hold the said Fifty acrees; from the Time that hee shall attaine to one and twenty yeers of age; To him and his heires and assignes for ever;
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Samuell that house which my said wife shall Choose for her owne p'ticulare use; with five and Twenty acreec of land where my said wife and the overseers of this my will heerafter Named shall see convenient: To have and to hold the said house and land from and after my said wifes decease; To him and his heires and assignes for ever:
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my other six sonnes an equall right to and proportion of all my lands not alreddy bequeathed within athe severall Townships of Fehoboth and Swansey: and on the Northsyde of the Towne of Rehoboth; whether the same or any p'te therof be devided or undevided; as it is or shall be layed out to the use of mee mine heires or assignes att any time heerafter; To have and to hold To them my said six sonnes; and every of them respectively; when they shall attaine to one and twenty years of age; and after the second Marriage of my said wife or her decease; to there sverall and Respective use of them and to the severall and Respective uses of theires and assignes for ever provided mever the less that whensoever every of my last mensioned six sons posess and Injoy an equall proportionall of land with my said sonnes Noah and Samuell; That the Remaining lands shallbe att my wifs dispose; and off my said overseers heerafter mensioned;
      Item. I doe heerby declare that it is my last will and Testament; That every of my four daughters shall have such a portion of my estate both Reall and p'sonall as my said wife and the said overseers shall see meet and to be payed to every of them according to the order of my said wife and overseers;
      Item. I doe heerby Nominate my said deare wife Mary sole executitrix of this my last will and Testament; and my beloved friends Mr. John Myles, Mr. Ja,es Brpwm amd my brother John Butterworth to be overseers thereof; desireing that they doe see the same accomplished and p'formed according to the true Intent and meaning thereof; In witness wherof I have heerunto putt my hand and seal the day and yeere first above written.

      Signed & sealed in the p'sence
      off Jonathan Fuller Sampson Mason
      Jonantan Willmoth and a seal.
      (Plymouth Colony Wills. Vol. 3, part 2, page 49.)
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      From First Families of America Vol. 5
      Page 773, Immigrant Ancestors
      Sampson Mason (d 1667), from England to Dorchester, Mass., At Reboboth, 1657; Swansea, 1667; Shoemaker; m Mary Butterworth (d 1714)
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      [m2.FTW]

      [Br»derbund WFT Vol. 12, Ed. 1, Tree #2528, Date of Import: Jan 27, 2000]

      Genealogy of the Sampson Mason family
      From Page 6
      Following extract from the History of the Baptists in America, compiled by the Reverend Isaac Backus. "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 and his posterity are now as numerous as, perhaps those of any man who came to our country in his day" (Suffolk Co. Mass. Wills. Vol. 1, 2, Pages 288, 435).
      From Page 7
      The family of Sampson Mason consisted of his wife and three children but upon his removal to Rehoboth, John, the third child, was left in Dorchester to be brought up by John Gurnell or Gornell, a tanner of that town. The births of the ten younger children are recorded in Rehoboth and it is probable that they were born there. The elevnth child, Pelatiah, is recorded in Rehoboth with the statement that he was born near Providence Ferry, and it is probable that the father was then living on a tract of land on Watchemoket Neck, now East Providence, Rhode Island. In conveyances from one to another son and grandson of Sampson Mason, Mention is made of a tract of ninety-five acres of land on Watchemoket Neck, and also of smaller tract of eight acre with at house at theFerry, and it is possible that the family occupied one or the other of these places for a short; but the homestead was probably farther inland within the limits of the present town of Seekonk in Mass.
      From Page 10
      There is no evidence however that he removed to Swansea and his burial is recorded in Rehoboth, Sept. 15, 1676. His personal estate was large for his time and conveyances by his sons of property acquired through his bequests show an extensive real estate amounting to many hundreds of acres. During King Philip's War, which broke out shortly before his death, his widow contributed thirteen pounds, five shillings and ten pence, the ninth largest in the list of contributions from Rehoboth. She spent the latter part of her life with her daughter Mary who married Elder Ephraim Wheaton, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Swansea. He resided in Rehoboth and Mary Mason's will is dated in that town and her death is recorded there as having occurred Aug. 29, 1714.
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      Genealogy of the Sampson Mason family
      Page 11-12
      Will of Sampson Mason
      The 22nd Day of Oct. in the year of our Lord according to the English accompt one Thousand six hundred seventy and two.
      Know all men by these p'sents that I Sampson Mason of Rehoboth in the Collonie of New Plymouth in New England, Cordwinder, being sicke in body, but through the Grace of my God of Good and p'fect form following; That is to say
      first I give and bequeath my whole estate as well Recall as p'sonal to Mary my beloved wife; To have and to hold the same and every p'te thereof To the use of her the said Mary during her widdowood; onely excepting such Gifts and Legacyes as are heerin and heerafter bequeathed;
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my eldest son Noah; either my house which is shortly to be built in Swansey, or that house wherin I doe Now dwell, That is to say that house which his Mother my said wife shall order him to take; and an equall proportion with all his brothers in all my lands within the severall Townships of Rehoboth and Swansey; and on the Northside of the Towne of Rehoboth; when hee shall attaine to one and twenty years of age; To the use of him and his heires and assignes for ever;
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my second son Sampson Fifty acrees of land which is shortly to be layd out as my Lott on the Northsyde of the Towne of Rehoboth; to have and to hold the said Fifty acrees; from the Time that hee shall attaine to one and twenty yeers of age; To him and his heires and assignes for ever;
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Samuell that house which my said wife shall Choose for her owne p'ticulare use; with five and Twenty acreec of land where my said wife and the overseers of this my will heerafter Named shall see convenient: To have and to hold the said house and land from and after my said wifes decease; To him and his heires and assignes for ever:
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my other six sonnes an equall right to and proportion of all my lands not alreddy bequeathed within athe severall Townships of Fehoboth and Swansey: and on the Northsyde of the Towne of Rehoboth; whether the same or any p'te therof be devided or undevided; as it is or shall be layed out to the use of mee mine heires or assignes att any time heerafter; To have and to hold To them my said six sonnes; and every of them respectively; when they shall attaine to one and twenty years of age; and after the second Marriage of my said wife or her decease; to there sverall and Respective use of them and to the severall and Respective uses of theires and assignes for ever provided mever the less that whensoever every of my last mensioned six sons posess and Injoy an equall proportionall of land with my said sonnes Noah and Samuell; That the Remaining lands shallbe att my wifs dispose; and off my said overseers heerafter mensioned;
      Item. I doe heerby declare that it is my last will and Testament; That every of my four daughters shall have such a portion of my estate both Reall and p'sonall as my said wife and the said overseers shall see meet and to be payed to every of them according to the order of my said wife and overseers;
      Item. I doe heerby Nominate my said deare wife Mary sole executitrix of this my last will and Testament; and my beloved friends Mr. John Myles, Mr. Ja,es Brpwm amd my brother John Butterworth to be overseers thereof; desireing that they doe see the same accomplished and p'formed according to the true Intent and meaning thereof; In witness wherof I have heerunto putt my hand and seal the day and yeere first above written.

      Signed & sealed in the p'sence
      off Jonathan Fuller Sampson Mason
      Jonantan Willmoth and a seal.
      (Plymouth Colony Wills. Vol. 3, part 2, page 49.)
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      From First Families of America Vol. 5
      Page 773, Immigrant Ancestors
      Sampson Mason (d 1667), from England to Dorchester, Mass., At Reboboth, 1657; Swansea, 1667; Shoemaker; m Mary Butterworth (d 1714)
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      [m3.FTW]

      [Br»derbund WFT Vol. 12, Ed. 1, Tree #2528, Date of Import: Jan 27, 2000]

      Genealogy of the Sampson Mason family
      From Page 6
      Following extract from the History of the Baptists in America, compiled by the Reverend Isaac Backus. "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 and his posterity are now as numerous as, perhaps those of any man who came to our country in his day" (Suffolk Co. Mass. Wills. Vol. 1, 2, Pages 288, 435).
      From Page 7
      The family of Sampson Mason consisted of his wife and three children but upon his removal to Rehoboth, John, the third child, was left in Dorchester to be brought up by John Gurnell or Gornell, a tanner of that town. The births of the ten younger children are recorded in Rehoboth and it is probable that they were born there. The elevnth child, Pelatiah, is recorded in Rehoboth with the statement that he was born near Providence Ferry, and it is probable that the father was then living on a tract of land on Watchemoket Neck, now East Providence, Rhode Island. In conveyances from one to another son and grandson of Sampson Mason, Mention is made of a tract of ninety-five acres of land on Watchemoket Neck, and also of smaller tract of eight acre with at house at theFerry, and it is possible that the family occupied one or the other of these places for a short; but the homestead was probably farther inland within the limits of the present town of Seekonk in Mass.
      From Page 10
      There is no evidence however that he removed to Swansea and his burial is recorded in Rehoboth, Sept. 15, 1676. His personal estate was large for his time and conveyances by his sons of property acquired through his bequests show an extensive real estate amounting to many hundreds of acres. During King Philip's War, which broke out shortly before his death, his widow contributed thirteen pounds, five shillings and ten pence, the ninth largest in the list of contributions from Rehoboth. She spent the latter part of her life with her daughter Mary who married Elder Ephraim Wheaton, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Swansea. He resided in Rehoboth and Mary Mason's will is dated in that town and her death is recorded there as having occurred Aug. 29, 1714.
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      Genealogy of the Sampson Mason family
      Page 11-12
      Will of Sampson Mason
      The 22nd Day of Oct. in the year of our Lord according to the English accompt one Thousand six hundred seventy and two.
      Know all men by these p'sents that I Sampson Mason of Rehoboth in the Collonie of New Plymouth in New England, Cordwinder, being sicke in body, but through the Grace of my God of Good and p'fect form following; That is to say
      first I give and bequeath my whole estate as well Recall as p'sonal to Mary my beloved wife; To have and to hold the same and every p'te thereof To the use of her the said Mary during her widdowood; onely excepting such Gifts and Legacyes as are heerin and heerafter bequeathed;
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my eldest son Noah; either my house which is shortly to be built in Swansey, or that house wherin I doe Now dwell, That is to say that house which his Mother my said wife shall order him to take; and an equall proportion with all his brothers in all my lands within the severall Townships of Rehoboth and Swansey; and on the Northside of the Towne of Rehoboth; when hee shall attaine to one and twenty years of age; To the use of him and his heires and assignes for ever;
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my second son Sampson Fifty acrees of land which is shortly to be layd out as my Lott on the Northsyde of the Towne of Rehoboth; to have and to hold the said Fifty acrees; from the Time that hee shall attaine to one and twenty yeers of age; To him and his heires and assignes for ever;
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Samuell that house which my said wife shall Choose for her owne p'ticulare use; with five and Twenty acreec of land where my said wife and the overseers of this my will heerafter Named shall see convenient: To have and to hold the said house and land from and after my said wifes decease; To him and his heires and assignes for ever:
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my other six sonnes an equall right to and proportion of all my lands not alreddy bequeathed within athe severall Townships of Fehoboth and Swansey: and on the Northsyde of the Towne of Rehoboth; whether the same or any p'te therof be devided or undevided; as it is or shall be layed out to the use of mee mine heires or assignes att any time heerafter; To have and to hold To them my said six sonnes; and every of them respectively; when they shall attaine to one and twenty years of age; and after the second Marriage of my said wife or her decease; to there sverall and Respective use of them and to the severall and Respective uses of theires and assignes for ever provided mever the less that whensoever every of my last mensioned six sons posess and Injoy an equall proportionall of land with my said sonnes Noah and Samuell; That the Remaining lands shallbe att my wifs dispose; and off my said overseers heerafter mensioned;
      Item. I doe heerby declare that it is my last will and Testament; That every of my four daughters shall have such a portion of my estate both Reall and p'sonall as my said wife and the said overseers shall see meet and to be payed to every of them according to the order of my said wife and overseers;
      Item. I doe heerby Nominate my said deare wife Mary sole executitrix of this my last will and Testament; and my beloved friends Mr. John Myles, Mr. Ja,es Brpwm amd my brother John Butterworth to be overseers thereof; desireing that they doe see the same accomplished and p'formed according to the true Intent and meaning thereof; In witness wherof I have heerunto putt my hand and seal the day and yeere first above written.

      Signed & sealed in the p'sence
      off Jonathan Fuller Sampson Mason
      Jonantan Willmoth and a seal.
      (Plymouth Colony Wills. Vol. 3, part 2, page 49.)
      ---------------- --------------- ---------------
      From First Families of America Vol. 5
      Page 773, Immigrant Ancestors
      Sampson Mason (d 1667), from England to Dorchester, Mass., At Reboboth, 1657; Swansea, 1667; Shoemaker; m Mary Butterworth (d 1714)
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    Person ID I38099  Main Tree

    Father Robert MASON,   d. 28 May 1644, Lancashire, ENGL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 1620  Lancashire, ENGL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Family ID F00419  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary BUTTERWORTH,   b. Abt 1628, Rochdale, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1714, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Married 09 Mar 1651  Masschusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Bethiah MASON,   b. 15 Oct 1665, Rehoboth, Bristol Co. , Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1712, Rehoboth, Bristol Co. , Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 46 years)  [Natural]
     2. Joseph MASON,   b. 06 Mar 1663, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1748, Swansea, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Family ID F05096  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 06 Dec 1624 - Bolton, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Dorchester, Rehoboth Mass,1657 Swansea 67 Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S03627] World Family Tree Vol. 27, Ed. 1, Br»derbund Software, Inc., (Name: Name: Release date: September 15, 1998;;), Tree #0391.
      Date of Import: 26 Feb 2000

    2. [S02447] Hulett FTW from MC Scott.FTW.
      Date of Import: Oct 13, 2000

    3. [S02545] Johnson/Millikan Family Genealogy.

    4. Details: Footnote: Vital Records-Rehoboth, MA Footnote: Vital Records-Rehoboth, MA Abbreviated Footnote: (null).