I transcribed the will of Daniel Mason of Kent Co DE who first wrote his will in 1846 and added a codicile in 1852.He died the next year.In the will he mentions nieces and nephews including Isaac and Phoebe Dolby.He did have a sister Elizabeth, which may agree with your William's spouse Elizabeth. ------------------------------------------
Will of Daniel Mason 1774-1853 , son of Isaac/Catherine Mason, son of Isaac/Susannah Harmanson Roe Mason
Made 27 April 1846 Codicil 21 April 1852
To beloved brother Isaac Mason annual interest on $1250 to be paid annually for maintenance and support
To Niece Mary Oliver - lot of ground situate on N side of Second Street of Milford, County of Kent adjoining lots of ground of George M. Davis and others-- 1/4 a. now in tenure of Nancy Bell (widow) and also a lot of ground situate on North Street of said town of Milford, adj lots of ground of George S. Atkins, Mrs. Lister (widow) and others...1/4 a. to Mary Oliver, her heirs and assigns forever.
To my grand niece Elmire Culbreth wife of Thomas B. Culbreth the sum of $500
I give to my Niece Phebe Paisley, wife of Samuel Paisley the sum of $100
I give to my Niece Harriet Prettyman, wife of Lewis Prettyman, and daughter of John Mason deceased the sum of $300.
I give unto Daniel Mason Godwin, son of William M. Godwin, the sum of $400.
I hereby authorize and direct my executors to enclose the old family burying ground, on my farm called "Mason Farm" now in the tenure of Evan Morgan (all of the same ground which is now enclosed) with a substantial wall as follows;the wall to be of hard brick eighteen inches thick from the foundation up to one foot above ground; Then thirteen inches thick up to four feet above ground; Then the top to be capt with slab-stone; with a wrought iron gate and fixtures; all to be done out of good materials and in workman-like manner; And the expenses of the same to be paid out of my estate.
My will and desire further is, that the said burying ground and walls directed to be built, with the privilege of free ingress and egress to and from the same shall be excepted and reserved out of the sales that may take place of my real estate.
I give and bequeath unto my friend Peter F. Causey, all of the balance and remainder of my real estate, consisting of sundry tracts or parcels of land, farms, houses and lots of ground, etc....situate in Milford Hundred County of Kent and State of delaware, aforesaid--to him the said Peter F. Causey his heirs and assigns forever, in trust, for the following use and purpose, that is to say:he the said Peter F. Causey is to sell all the same at public auction in farms or such allotments as he may think will best advance the sales thereof and convey the same by a common deed, as executor, to the purchaser or purchasers, their heirs and assigns forever...
I give...to be equally divided share and share alike....in eight equal parts... my nephew ***Isaac Dolby and niece Phebe Dolby ***- one part my nieces Elizabeth Cats (widow)Ann Smith, wife of David Smith, and nephew Daniel Mason (children of Isaac Mason) - one part my nephew Thomas Oliver - one part and nephew Paul G. Oliver - one part my nieces Mary Oliver - one part Ann M. Godwin, wife of William M. Godwin - one part Elen Wright, wife of Samuel Wright - one part and the children of my nephew Joseph G. Oliver deceased Viz:Ann E.________, William G. Oliver, Thomas Oliver, and Margaret Oliver - one part
Witnessed by Nehemiah Davis and Ch: T. Flemingsigned Daniel MasonSeal
Codicile21 April 1852
Isaac Mason having died, money for his maintenance is revoked; Mary Oliver is given a life estate in the property in Milfordand then the proceeds fromthe property to bepaid out according to item nine.
(Isaac and Catherine Mason were Quakers;)
Calendar of Kent County Delaware Probate Records 1680 - 1800 page 321 Mason, Isaac.Will Made Dec. 17, 1778. Mispillion Hd. Heirs: wife Catharine; sons John, Isaac & Daniel; daus. Persy Spencer & Susannah Crapper; five youngest daus. unnamed. Exec'x, wife Catharine. Wits., John Clark, Joshua Clark, Thomas Bowman. Prob. Jan. 13, 1779. Arch. vol. A33, pages 232-233. Reg. of Wills, Liber L, folios 208-209.
The five unnamed daughters were **Elizabeth 1758, Catherine 1762, Eleanor 1766, Rhoda, 1769, and mary Ann 1771.
Does anyone know Catherine's maiden name?
If anyone can help with the other relationships, I would really appreciate it.