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Sampson Mason

Male - 1676


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  • Name Sampson Mason  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 1676  Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I22679  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of GFS
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2019 

    Family Mary Butterworth,   b. Bef 9 Aug 1629,   d. 20 Aug 1714, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 85 years) 
    Married Abt 1650  [2
    Children 
    +1. Bethia Mason,   b. 15 Oct 1665, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F13668  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Sampson Mason, the immigrant ancestor, was a soldier or 'dragoon' in Cromwell's army, and he came to America about 1650. The earliest record found of him in America is in the Suffolk county record of the settlement of the estate of Edward Bullock, of Dorchester, Massachusetts. His will was dated July 25, 1640, and a debt is mentioned due to Sampson Mason for his wife's shoes. In 1651 Sampson Mason purchased a house and land in Dorchester of William Botts, and afterwards sold it to Jacob Hewins. He removed to Rehoboth, Massachusetts, where by vote of the town, December, 1657, was given permission to buy land and settle there. He was a Baptist, and the records show that he and other Baptists became prominent in the town in spite of the fact that they were only allowed to live there, without the privilege of being made freemen, by the Puritan inhabitants. He obtained grants of land south of Rehoboth, from the Indians, in the town Swansea. His name is among the original associates and founders of the town, and of the original proprietors of the 'North Purchase,' later Attleborough, Massachusetts. He died in 1676, in the midst of Indian wars, and his widow settled that of the estate which was left after the ravages of the Indians." [New England Families Genealogical and Memorial, citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S479] Little Compton Families, from records compiled by Benjamin Franklin Wilbour. Little Compton, Rhode Island: Little Compton Historical Society, 1967. Fifth edition, Baltimore: Clearfield, 1997.

    2. [S2878] Clifford L. Stott, "Henry1 Butterworth of Halifax, Yorkshire and Weymouth, Massachusetts." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 168:58, 2014.

    3. [S648] New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation, ed. William Richard Cutter. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1913.