Robert Mason

???? - 1769


Biography

One of the attorneys for the Beckford family in Jamaica, and very probably the same man as the Robert Mason who purchased the Spring Garden estate from John Burke in 1764 and whose executors sold the estate to Malcolm Laing for the use of John Price in 1776. An affidavit sworn in Maryland in 1785 identified him as having left that state for Jamaica in 1750 and died there, with a will made in 1768 and proved 1770, in which he left property to a natural son in Maryland known as John Chew or John Mason. The affidavit showed knowledge of reports that Robert Mason had become 'Steward' to Alderman Beckford.

Sources

Michael Craton and James Walvin, A Jamaican Plantation: The History of Worthy Park 1670-1970 (London: W. H. Allen, 1970); http://www.colonial-settlers-md-va.us/getperson.php?personID=I067877&tree=tree1 [accessed 18/04/2018].


Further Information

Absentee?

Associated Estates (4)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1757 [EA] - 1769 [LA] → Attorney
1766 [EA] - 1769 [LA] → Attorney
1764 [EA] - 1775 [LA] → Owner
1776 [EA] - 1776 [LA] → Previous owner