Mason, George V

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Mason, George V Gender: M
born on 30 April 1753 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place Mason Neck, Virginia, 38n3923, 77w1045
Timezone LMT m77w1045 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 10°45' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 12°51 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 25°21'


American planter, businessman, and militia leader. Mason was the eldest son of United States patriot, statesman, and delegate from Virginia to the U.S. Constitutional Convention, George Mason IV and his wife Ann Eilbeck. He was given Lexington plantation on Mason's Neck by his father in 1774. In 1775, he named his plantation to commemorate the Battle of Lexington in Massachusetts.

Mason joined the Fairfax County Independent Militia in 1775 and was elected Ensign. He developed a rheumatic disorder that plagued him for the remainder of his life. In 1776, he commanded a militia company sent to Hampton, Virginia to protect the coast from Lord Dunmore's assaults, but was forced to quit the military on account of his increasingly poor health. He travelled to France between 1779 and 1783 for business purposes and to improve his health. At his father's request, George Washington wrote Mason letters of introduction to the marquis de Lafayette and Benjamin Franklin in Paris. While in France, he settled in Nantes, where he became involved in the tobacco trade and occasionally arranged for shipments of goods to his father.

Upon the death of his father in 1792, Mason inherited the entirety of Mason's Neck. He died four years later at Lexington, on 5 December 1796.

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  • sibling relationship with Mason, John (born 4 April 1766)


  • Death by Disease 5 December 1796 (Chronic illness, age 43)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "The Papers of George Mason, 1725-1792: 1749-1778" by George Mason (University of North Carolina Press, 1970), p. 480: "George Mason, their eldest Son, was born on Monday the 30th. Day of April 1753, abt. 8 O'Clock at Night, in Dogues Neck, & privately baptized the Week after by the revd. Mr. Charles Green Rector of Truro Parish Fairfax County."

Born at Dogues Neck, later Mason Neck, Virginia.


  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Military : Other Military (Militia leader)
  • Vocation : Misc. : Farmer/ Rancher (Planter)