MASON, Richard (c.1655-90), of Rockley Hall, nr. Bishop’s Castle, Salop.
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Family and Education
b. c.1655, 1st s. of Thomas Mason of Rockley Hall and Churchstoke, Mont.; bro. of Charles Mason*. educ. Trinity, Oxf. matric. 15 Nov. 1672, aged 17; I. Temple called 1682. unm.1
Freeman, Much Wenlock 1684.2
Mason was returned with the help of his father, who was probably a Whig, for a borough in the affairs of which his family had long taken a leading part. Lord Carmarthen (Sir Thomas Osborne†) classed him as a Whig in a list of March 1690, but he was dead v.p., by 11 Apr. 1690, when a writ for a new election was ordered, and was eventually succeeded in the seat by his younger brother, Charles.3