'Mason02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Mason of Bishop's Castle, Mason of Didlebury (Diddlebury), Mason of Minton (Mynton), Mason of Rockley Hall

Visitation identifies the arms of this family as "Or, a lion rampant with two heads azure".
Richard le Mason of Minton, co. Salop (a 1373, 1384)
m. Alicia (a 1400)
1. Richard le Mason (a 1422, 1459)
  m. Johanna
  A. William Mason of Mynton (a 1453)
  m. Alicia Done (dau/heir of Phillip Done by Sibilla)
  i. Richard Mason 'of Minton' (a 1509, 1546)
m. Margaret Higgins (dau of Richard Higgins of Stretton)
  a. William Mason of Didlebury, Salop
  m. Elizabeth Leighton (dau of John Leighton, sister of Sir Thomas of Watlesborough)
  (1) Thomas Mason 'of Minton' of Didlebury (d 27.07.1583)
  m. Johanna Bawdwin (dau of John Bawdwin of Didlebury, m2. William Burfeld of Herefordshire?)
  (A) William Mason of Didlebury & Mynton (dsp)
  m. Elianora Gower (dau of William Gower of Worcestershire, relict of Anthony Aylworth of Ailworth)
  (B) Elizabeth Mason
m. Richard Marston of Minton
  (C) Maria Mason
  m. Walter Walwin of Herefordshire
  (2) Edward Mason
  m. Margaret Needham (dau of William Needham of Alderley)
  (A) Thomas Mason of Didlebury & Marshe Munslowe (a 1623)
  m. Johanna Leighton (dau of Richard (sb Ralph?) Leighton of Cotes)
  (i) Richard Mason
m. Elianora Baldwin (dau of Charles Baldwin)
  (a)+ issue (a 1623) - Thomas, George, Robert, Edward, Anna
  (ii) Robert Mason (dsp)
  (iii) Eceila Mason (dsp?)
  m. _ Cox
  (B) George Mason of Didlebury (a 1623)
  m. Maria Baldwin (dau of Richard Baldwin of Didlebury)
  (C) Elianora Mason
  m. Richard Hide of Hopton Wafres
  (D) Ankareta Mason
  m. Richard Price
  (i) Elizabeth Price (a 1623)
(E)+ other issue - Richard, Thomas
  (3) Alicia Mason
  m. Richard Bedos (Beddoes?) of Stretton
  (4) daughter
  m. _ Brampton
  b. daughter
  m. _ Bowdler
  c. Johanna Mason
  m1. _ Ball
  m2. Richard Marston
  d. Elizabeth Mason
  m. _ Minton of Minton
  e. daughter
  m. _ Harington
  f. daughter
  m. _ Sankey
  g. Agnes Mason
  m. Richard Lewis of Weston
  B. Walter le Mason (a 1457)
  m. Alicia



Possibly connected to the above family, given that the following family was also based in Shropshire (Salop), was ...
Edward Mason of Bishop's Castle, Shropshire
m. Margaret Philips (dau of James Philips of Llandevy in Radnor)
1. Edward Mason of Bishop's Castle
  m. Julian Thomas (dau of Edward Thomas of Bishops Castle)
  A. Sir Richard Mason of Bishop's Castle & Ednop (b c1618, a 03.1668, Clerk of the Green Cloth, MP)
  m.(by 1661) Anna Margaret Long (dau of Sir James Long of Draycot Cerne)
  i. Dorothy Mason (b 1665-6, d 13.01.1699-1700)
  m. Sir William Brownlow, Bart
  ii. Anne Mason (b c1666)
  m1. (18.06.1683, div 1698) Charles Gerard, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield
  m2. (c1701) Henry Brett of Cowley & Sandywell Park (b 05.12.1675, d 09.1724, Colonel, MP)
  B. Thomas Mason of Rockley Hall (near Bishop's Castle) & Churchstoke, Monmouthshire (d 1705)
  i. Richard Mason of Rockley Hall (b c1655, dvp unm by 11.04.1690, MP)
  ii. Charles Mason of Rockley Hall (bpt 15.04.1661, d 1739, Baillif of Bishops Castle, MP)
  a. son

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (Shropshire, 1623, 'Mason of Minton and Diddlebury')
(2) For lower section : 'Pedigrees of the Knights' (Le Neve, edited by George Marshall (1873), p132), HoP (various)
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