MASON, Herbert Wilberforce

1855 - 1943

Herbert Wilberforce Mason

Born at Ipswich on 24 October 1855, third son and fourth child of George Scott Mason (1812-1893), timber merchant & farmer, and his first wife Eliza née Calver (1816-1876), who married at Stepney, London in 1839. A director of the Ipswich family firm of oil & cake seed crushers, cement manufacturers and paper merchants. He married at Bonchurch, Isle of Wight on 9 September 1880, Agnes Fanny Southam (born 1854) and one of their four children was Agnes Dora Mason [q.v.]. An amateur landscape painter in oil and a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1906-1915 who exhibited a total of eleven oil paintings including in 1906 from the Manor House, Sproughton, Ipswich 'The Gipping at Sproughton' and 'Blakeney Marshes', in 1908 'Cliffs at Benerville', 'A Quiet Corner at Sproughton' and another 'Gipping at Sproughton', in 1910 ‘Blakeney’ and Dunwich Cliffs', in 1911 'Blakeney Dunes', in 1912 'The Clover Stack' and in 1913 'Hamlet in the Dunes, Cornwall'. 1911-1939 he was living at The Manor House, Sproughton, Ipswich where he died on 18 October 1943, aged 88.