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J. T. Gilbert

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Mason, William Shaw (1774–1853), statistician and bibliographer, was born in Dublin, the son of Henry Mason, described as (publicanusBurtchaell & Sadleir, Alum. Dubl.). He was educated, first, under a Mr Carpendale, and then at Trinity College, Dublin, to which he was admitted in 1791, graduating BA in 1796. In conjunction with two others he was appointed by patent in 1805 to the office of remembrancer or receiver of the first-fruits and twentieth parts in ...