Thomas Mason

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Thomas Mason of Content Hall Pen was defendant in the case of R v Mason and plaintiff in the suit of Mason v Oldrey, both of which considered the powers of the special magistrates appointed to administer the apprenticeship system. The conduct of Mason towards individuals on his property, and towards an enslaved woman called Sarah Williams in particular, is related at length by Diana Paton in 'Gender, Language, Violence and Slavery: Insult in Jamaica, 1800-1838' (Gender and History, Vol.18, No.2, August 2006, pp. 246-265).

Associated Estates (4)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1839 [EA] - → Other
1831 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Lessee
1825 [EA] - 1827 [LA] → Other
1832 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Executor