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Authorised form of nameMason; Charles (c 1699 - 1771)
SurnameMason
ForenamesCharles
Datesc 1699 - 1771
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
c 1699
Death:
18 December 1771
ActivityProfession:
Clergyman, Church of England
Education:
School at Wem, Shropshire; Trinity College, Cambridge; BA (1723), MA (1726), BD (1736), DD (1749); Incorporated at Oxford (1731)
Career:
Fellow of Trinity (1725); Professor of Geology (1734-1762); Ordained deacon (1733); Vicar of Barrington, Cambridgeshire (1742); Rector of Orwell (1762-1771)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
24/06/1742
RelationshipsSon of Charles Mason of Prees, Shropshire.
General contextNOT to be confused with Charles Mason, Astronomer, (1728-1786) who surveyed the Mason-Dixon Line and was at one time was employed by the Royal Society but was never FRS.
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; Venn
HW Robinson ,'A note on Charles Mason's ancestry and his family' in Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 93, No. 2, 1949
TD Cope, 'Collecting source material about Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon' in Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 92,(2) 1948, pp111-114.
Royal Society codeNA1244
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1742/14Mason, Charles: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/10/121Receipt for money from the Royal Society received by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon from William Cooley, Collector of Customs, Portsmouth25 November 1760
MM/10/145Receipts from Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon 'showing what cash we received at the Cape'c.1762
EL/M3/49Charles Mason, dated at Trinity College Cambridge, to John Senex27 February 1736
MM/10/126Letter from Charles Mason, Portsmouth, to the Earl of Macclesfield19 December 1760
MM/10/149Receipt for £10 from Nevil Maskelyne to Charles Mason 2 January 1762
MM/10/118Letter from Charles Mason to the Council of the Royal Society4 November 1760
MM/10/147Note from the Council of the Royal Society about the moneys apportioned for the expense of the expedition of Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon to observe the Transit of Venus1 July 1762
MM/10/116Articles of Agreement between the Council of the Royal Society and Mr Charles Mason and Mr Jeremiah Dixon23 October 1760
MM/10/143Account of expenses incurred at the Cape of Good Hope by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixonc.1762
MM/10/144Vouchers for expenses incurred at the Cape of Good Hope by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, as part of their observations of the Transit of Venusc.1762
MM/10/146Receipt from James Short for instruments handed over by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon to the Royal Society16 May 1762
MM/10/135Letter from Charles Mason, Cape of Good Hope, to Charles Morton6 May 1761
MM/10/117Receipt from Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon to Royal Society for Instruments for Bencoolenc.1760
MM/10/131Letter from Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, Plymouth, to Dr Thomas Birch27 January 1761
MM/10/132Draft of a letter from the Royal Society to Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon31 January 1761
MM/10/108Memorandum by the Royal Society to the Lords of the Treasury5 July 1760
MM/10/120Bill from Richard Lever (for George Clarke, carrier) to Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon for £3.13.0d17 November 1760
L&P/2/472Letter, 'On the discovery of a skeleton, swords, helmet, nacklet when making a road between Thrapston and Kettering; also an 'after-pass' in Trywell Field' from Charles Mason to Daniel Gray1754
L&P/4/56Letter, 'Observations of Jupiter's satellites' from Richard Dunthorne to Charles Mason3 March 1761
L&P/5/193Paper, 'Astronomical observations made at Cavan for the Royal Society' by Charles Mason1770
L&P/5/57Paper, 'Observations for determining the length of a degree of latitude in Maryland and Pennsylvania' by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon1768
L&P/5/47Paper, 'Account of observations made by Mason and Dixon for determining a degree of latitude in the province of Maryland' by Nevil Maskelyne1768
MM/10/130Letter from Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, Plymouth, to Charles Morton25 January 1761
MM/10/134Letter from Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, Plymouth, to Dr Thomas Birch3 February 1761
MM/10/124Letter from Charles Mason, Portsmouth, to Charles Morton8 December 1760
IM/003011Mason, Charlesnd
MM/10/128Letter from Charles Mason, Portsmouth, to Charles Morton12 January 1761
MM/10/129Letter from Charles Mason, Portsmouth, to the Rev Dr James Bradley25 January 1761
MM/10/123'Account of moneys apportioned for 29 November 1760 for the expenses of the observations', by Peter Davall22 July 1760
L&P/5/53Paper, 'Astronomical observations made in the forks of the River Brandiwine, as to the local effect of gravity on the going of a clock sent out by the Royal Society' by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon1768
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