The Will of Isaac Mason

Provided by Pat Clare

In a 1912 publication of the Pensylvania Genealogical Society, Vol 5,  No 1,  pg. 110, Mar 1912, is the family record of an Isaac Mason who married (1) Susannah Roe, widow of David and (2) Ruth unknown; The children with Susannah were: Joseph b 1722; Eleanor b 1725; Isaac b 1728; Abraham b 1730; Jacob b 1732; by second wife Ruth: Josephus, Elias b 1738, and Elijah; I believe Eleanor, Josephus and Elijah to have died young.

Here is the will of Isaac Mason of Kent Co DE from my transcription of a copy of the original will; he mentions his youngest son from his first marriage and his surviving son from his second marriage. The other sons are not mentioned in the will, but are found in land and apprentice records.  His dwelling plantation was on the Mispillion River in Kent, DE in Saw Mill Range.

Also note the connection with the Manlove family who came out of Accomac to Manokin area and lived along the Pocomoke River before migrating up into DE.  William Manlove m Mary Bibbe > Mary Manlove m Joseph Mason b 1722 s/o Isaac Mason/Susannah Roe


In the name of God Amen I Isaac Mason being sick and weak in body but of full and perfect sence and memery-Thanks be given unto God for it and calling to
mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is apointed once for all men to die I do bequeath my soul unto God that gave it and my body unto the earth
from whence it was taken in a full and sarten hoop to reseve the same again by the mity Power of the all mighty God at the last day and as for such
Things as it hath pleased God to Bles me with all I dispose of Them in maner as follows -------------

Item I give and bequeath unto my tow sons Jacob Mason and Eleias Mason my dweling Plantation with tow hundred acres of land there unto belonging to be
ecaly Divided between them and their heirs forever and my will and Design is that my well beloved wife Ruth shall have the use of my Plantation During the Time
of her widowhood and my will and Design is That after all my ________(blackened fold in paper) _________That all the Remaining Part of my moveble Estate
Should be eagely Divided between my well beloved wife Ruth and all the rest of my Childring and I Do here by apoint this my Last Will and Testement and I Do
appoint and ordain my well beloved wife Ruth to be my Executrix of this my Last will and testament in testimoney here of I have sett my hand and Seal this
Third day of March 1742/3

Pronounced Sealed and Sined in presents of us -
William Johnston
William Manlove
Henery (H) Bradley (his mark) Isaac + Mason
(his mark)

Proved the 26th day of March 1743
William Johnston & William Manlove

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