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From: "D" <>
Subject: [MASON] Ann Mason dau of Francis Mason 1600s
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 19:48:55 -0500


Source:
http://www.avice.net/williamstafford1604.htm

William Stafford : Chr) 09 Sep 1604 Warwickshire England) d) abt. 1655
Elizabeth Town, North Carolina

Marriage 1. Ann MASON 1640 Virgina

1. William Stafford b) abt. 1641 Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, Virginia d)
1700 York of Stafford, Virginia


Warwickshire, England: Parish and Probate Records

Warwick: Solihull - Parish Registers, 1538-1668

Christenings.
September.
County: Warwick
Country: England
09 Sep 1604 , Mr William Stafforde, sonne of Mr William Stafford, Knighte.


Muster of the inhabitants of Virginia settlements, January 20 to February 4,
1624/5
Sources: "Hotten's Lists" and "Adventurers of Purse and Person"
Click Here

Immigration records:

Name: William Stafford
Year: 1622
Age: 16
Place: Virginia
Source Publication Code: 3520
Primary Immigrant: Stafford, William
Annotation: From state papers in the Public Record Office, London, a census
of the inhabitants of Virginia taken between January 20 and February 7, 1624
or 1625. Lists 1,232 names, with ages and ships taken. Item no. 1272,
Colonial Records of Virginia, has many more
Source Bibliography: JESTER, ANNIE LASH, and MARTHA WOODROOF HIDEN. "Musters
of the Inhabitants in Virginia 1624/1625." In Adventurers of Purse and
Person; Virginia, 1607-1625. N.p.: Order of First Families of Virginia,
1607-1620 [Princeton University Press], 1956, pp. 5-69.
Page: 56

Name: William Stafford
Year: 1624
Age: 17
Place: Virginia
Source Publication Code: 3283
Primary Immigrant: Stafford, William
Annotation: Standard work. Includes lists of ships to Bermuda, Barbados, and
continental North America. Indexes family names. Names of Jews are excerpted
in Adler, no. 61. Care should be taken when using Hotten. There are two
versions, one with accurate text and inde
Source Bibliography: HOTTEN, JOHN CAMDEN, editor. The Original Lists of
Persons of Quality; Emigrants; Religious Exiles; Political Rebels; Serving
Men Sold for a Term of Years; Apprentices; Children Stolen; Maidens Pressed;
and Others Who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations,
1600-1700. With Their Ages, the Localities Where They Formerly Lived in the
Mother Country, the Names of the Ships in Which They Embarked, and Other
Interesting Particulars. From MSS. Preserved in the State
Page: 249

Name: William Stafford
Year: 1624
Age: 16
Place: Virginia
Source Publication Code: 3283
Primary Immigrant: Stafford, William
Annotation: Standard work. Includes lists of ships to Bermuda, Barbados, and
continental North America. Indexes family names. Names of Jews are excerpted
in Adler, no. 61. Care should be taken when using Hotten. There are two
versions, one with accurate text and inde
Source Bibliography: HOTTEN, JOHN CAMDEN, editor. The Original Lists of
Persons of Quality; Emigrants; Religious Exiles; Political Rebels; Serving
Men Sold for a Term of Years; Apprentices; Children Stolen; Maidens Pressed;
and Others Who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations,
1600-1700. With Their Ages, the Localities Where They Formerly Lived in the
Mother Country, the Names of the Ships in Which They Embarked, and Other
Interesting Particulars. From MSS. Preserved in the State
Page: 251



Came to Jamestown VA at 16 as a possible ward of Francis MASON on the ship
Furtherance. (Hotten: Arrivals in VA of Persons of Quality), confirming the
evidence with nothing to refute it, that he was the son of William Stafford
of Grafton, England, being 5 or 6 when his father died in 1612, making his
date of birth about 1606. He made his home at Elizabeth City, and in 1639-40
married Frances, daughter of Francis. She would have been 16-17, he 33-34.
He later married Anne Mason, older sister of Frances. Va records state that
the planter William Stafford was granted 100 acres on Keith's Creek on
8-23-1634, and 300 acres on 11-12-1635. He seemed to die suddenly in 1644,
and there is a will and inventory of his estate dated 3March1644. His
inventory was appraised at 30,681 lbs of tobacco and 8 negroes.

Thanks to Natalie Whiteman at genforum:
" William Johnston Of Isle Of Wight County, Va. and his descendants" William
Stafford came to Virginia at the age of 14 aboard the Furtherance in 1622.
He was married to Frances MASON and had a son William Jr. This William also
had a son William III who was married to Jean Brown. They lived in Currituck
Precinct, N.C. They also had a son William IV- he was married to a woman
named Elizabeth and lived in New Hanover County, N.C. They had a daughter
Mary Stafford who was born in 1717 and died 1823 (106 years of age) She is
buried at Old Bostick Cemetary in Garnett, S.C. She was married twice that I
know of, her first husband was John May of New Hanover County and her second
husband was a Mr. Mullet. I don't know if there were siblings. It also
states for a complete account of the Stafford Family see the House of
Stafford in Annie Elizabeth Miller's Our Family Circle at page 503-505. Just
in case anyone was wondering why the Staffords would be in a Johnston
book--Mary Stafford May's daughter Elizabeth May married a Johnston.

http://www.lamartin.com/genealogy/stafford.htm Dec
1999
William Stafford was born around 1608 in England. He is found in America in
the official "Muster of Francis Mason," of Elizabeth City, Virginia in 1624.
It lists under servants: "William Stafford, aged 16, in the "Futherance,"
1622 . The next record is February 11, 1634, John Harvey, Lieutenant
Governor granted to William Stafford, a planter of Kolher Creek, in the
county of Norwicke River, 100 acres of land on the west side of Kolher
Creek. Stafford was to pay each year at the Feast of St. Thomas a rental in
Indian Corn. William Stafford married Ann Mason around 1640. They had a son
William Stafford born around 1641. William and Ann moved to York Co.
Virginia where he died and the inventory of his estate was presented to the
court in March 3, 1644.



The January 1624 survey lists Francis and Mary MASON among those living at
"Elizabeth Cittie"

Virginia records state that planter William Stafford was granted 100 acres
on Keith's Creek on August 23, 1634, and 300 acres on November 12, 1635.

William Wells was granted 50 acres in the county of Elizabeth City at the
head of Hampton River, adjoining the lands of William Stafford and John
Place. Due for his own personal adventure. By West, last day of March, 1636.

He apparently died suddenly in 1644. There is a will and inventory of his
estate dated March 3, 1644. His inventory was appraised at 30,681 pounds of
tobacco and 8 negroes.

Note: One source mentions marriage to Anne MASON sometime after 1640 and
that William died 1655 in Elizabeth Town, North Carolina. Another source
mentions that William died suddenly in 1644 and there is a will and
inventory of his estate dated March 3, 1644.


He was married to Ann MASON in 1640 in Virginia. Futher proof of this
marriage is needed. The publication "General Leroy Augustus, His Forebearers
and Descendants" by G. M. G. Stafford mistakenly lists the "wife's" name as
Frances Mason.

Ann MASON was born in 1610 in England. She died in Elizabeth City Co.,
Virginia. Some sources have her death in 1642. Ann Mason was born in England
about 1610 to Lieutenant Francis Mason and his wife Mary. The family came to
America on the ship "John and Francis" which landed in Jamestown, Virginia
in 1613. Ann probably went back to England for schooling as she is not shown
in her father's household in the census taken for 1624. She is shown
returning on the ship "Merchant's Hope" in 1634. She married William
Stafford who lived in her father's home. They married in 1640 and stayed in
Elizabeth City, VA for a short while, then moved to York County, VA. They
had a son, William II. William Stafford I died and his estate inventory was
presented to the court in York County on March 3, 1644. Ann married for the
second time to Rev. John Cluverius.




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