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Some old historic landmarks of Virginia and Maryland, described in a hand-book for the tourist over the Washington, Alexandria and Mount Vernon electric railway . e year of Bacons Rebellion, he commanded a forceagainst the Indians andrepresented the same year the county of Stafford in the House of Burgesses. Staffordwas carved out of Westmoreland the year before, and was so named by Mason in honorof his native county of Staffoidshire, England. His eldest son. also called George, wasmarried to Mary, daughter of Geirard Fowke of Gunston Hall, Staffordshire. Theeldest son by this marriage also bore the name of George, the third of this name andlike his father, lived and was buried on the patrimonial estate of Acohic. Their willswere recorded in Stafford county court in 1710 and 1 715 respectively. George Mason, the fourth in descent and eldest son of the last named, married a OF VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND. 109 daughter of Stevens Mason of Middle Temple, attorney general of the colony of Vir-ginia in the reign of Queen Anne. He established a plantation in Dogue Neck onthe Potomac, then in Stafford, now in Fairfax, on land which he had inherited, and was. 110 SOME OLD HISTORIC LANDMARKS the Lieutenant and chief commander of the county of Stafford, in 1719. He wasdrowned by the upsetting of his sail boat. He left three children, two sons and adaughter, of these two sons one was George Mason of the Virginia convention and theother Thomas, hardly less celebrated than his brother, who settled in Loudoun countyand was frequently a member of the Assembly, an eminent lawyer and a true patriot.His son, Stevens Thompson Mason was a member of the Virginia convention whichadopted the Federal Constitution, and was a United States Senator as was also his sonArmistead. George Mason of the text, the fifth of the name, was born in 1725, seven years be-fore Washington. At the age of twenty-five he was married to Anne Eilbeck ofMaryland, aged sixteen. This was in 1750. She was said to have bee