Ann Mason was the wife of William Dearman who is as far back as we can go with the Dearman line at the moment. Possibly her father was called Oliver, but then again maybe not - Oliver may have been her brother. I know very little about her. The tree and the countryside shown above are typical of Hertfordshire where they lived at the time of the birth of their children.
Lots to look forward to finding out and if you know anything, do please get in touch by email.
meaning and origins
French - masson, referring to a stone mason who was and is a very skilled craftsman.
Masson, Massen, Macon, Machun
distribution in England and Wales
In 1891 the Masons were largely centred on Yorkshire, Lancashire and Staffordshire.