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Mason, William, 1725-1797

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    • Mason, W. (William), 1725-1797
    • Mason, Mr., 1725-1797
    • Mason, Sig., 1725-1797
    • Masson, M., 1725-1797
    • W. M. (William Mason), 1725-1797
    • M., W. (William Mason), 1725-1797
    • Macgreggor, Malcolm, 1725-1797
    • M'Greggor, Malcolm, 1725-1797
    • Author of Elfrida, 1725-1797
    • Elfrida, Author of, 1725-1797
    • Author of The heroic epistle to Sir William Chambers, 1725-1797
    • Heroic epistle to Sir William Chambers, Author of the, 1725-1797
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1725-02-12
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1797-04-05
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        • Organization: (naf) University of Cambridge
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Hull (England)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Aston (South Yorkshire, England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Great Britain
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  • Sources

    • found: Musaeus, 1748 :t.p. (by Mr. Mason)
    • found: OCLC data base, 2/15/91(hdg.: Mason, William, 1725-1797; usage: William Mason; W. Mason; Mr. Mason; Sig. Mason; M. Masson; W.M.; Malcolm Macgreggor; Malcolm M'Greggor, Esq.; Author of Elfrida; Author of The heroic epistle to Sir William Chambers)
    • found: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online, viewed 27 July 2017(Mason, William; 1725-1797; poet and garden designer; born on 12 February 1725 at Kingston upon Hull; Mason was admitted to St John's College, Cambridge on 1 July 1742; he graduated BA in 1746, MA in 1749 at Pembroke College, and was a fellow of the latter college from 1749 to 1759; Mason was ordained deacon on 17 November 1754 in St Margaret's, Westminster, made a priest a week later, and was then presented on 27 November 1754 to the living of Aston, West Riding of Yorkshire, where he remained rector for forty-three years; he was made a royal chaplain in 1757, relinquishing the post in 1772; his most significant post was as precentor of York Minster, held for thirty-five years from 1762; Mason did not have a unified identity, the highly respected author of odes, etc. was at the same time the subversive satirist Malcolm MacGreggor; Mason frequented the estates of his friends and designed several flower gardens for them; Mason died on 5 April 1797 at his rectory in Aston)
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