According to Boyds burials of London there are Mawson's at least back to 1577 when William Mawson is recorded at St Michaels,Cornhill London. Other Mawson families are found at Clerkenwell and Chiswick during the 17th Century.
The Chiswick Mawson's are headed by Thomas Mawson born around 1660, he was described as a Brewer of Fleet Street, London. He married Elizabeth Holden 1st May 1682 at St Michaels, Cornhill. Thomas died 8th June 1714 at Chiswick, they had issue:-
William a mariner, was the Captain of a ship called the Compton which sailed in the East Indies. He died in 1729.
Thomas born 1684 was a Brewer at Chiswick and died in 1748.
Elizabeth married a Mr Robert? Godfrey.
Benjamin lived in Chiswick as a 'Gent', was married to Margaret and died in 1723.
Matthew (Mattias) The Rev. Dr. was bapt 19th July 1683 at St Dunstans, London. He was educated at Cambridge and was a Master at Corpus Christi College in 1724. He held sucessively the Bishoprics of Llandaff 1739, Chichester 1740 and Ely 1754 until 1770 when he died in Kensington Square. London. As Bishop of Ely, The Rev. Matthew Mawson adopted a Mawson Coat of Arms described as follows:-
"Party per bend sinister, ermine & ermines, a lion rampant or" (gold). These arms were also used by Charles Mawson whilst acting as pursuivant at the College of Arms C1680-1686 and before he was granted his own arms in 1692. (See separate furum - Mawson Coat of Arms)
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