Mason, William
1790-1873; e.m. 1817

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BC itinerant, born at Cookbury, Devon. A farmer's son, by the time he met William O'Bryan in 1815 he was the champion wrestler of Devon. Converted under O'Bryan, he became a class leader and local preacher, and then an itinerant in 1817. He was President of the 1828 Conference. His wife Mary Mason, née Hewett (1803-53), was a Quaker, born at Wellington, Som. on 20 December 1803. She joined the Bible Christians in 1825 and became a female itinerant. When she was appointed to Devonport in 1827 she lodged with the O'Bryans at Mill Pleasant and was married from there. The Masons travelled in many circuits and brought up eight children.

Mary died at Launceston on 5 June 1853. William died at Gunnislake on 30 May 1873.

  • Lois Deacon, So I Went my Way (1951)

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