Jackson Mason

MASON, Jackson. b. Normanton, South Yorkshire, 4 December 1833; d. Leeds, 27 November 1888. The son of a clergyman, he was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (BA 1856). He took Holy Orders (deacon 1857, priest 1858), serving a curacy at Cantley, Doncaster, South Yorkshire (1858-59), and becoming vicar of All Saints’ Church, Pickhill, near Bedale, North Yorkshire (1859-83). He was vicar of Settle from 1883 until his death. Mason published a 43-page pamphlet, The Rhythm of Bernard de Morlaix in English, on the Heavenly Country (1880). The naming of Bernard as ‘de Morlaix’ suggests the influence of John Mason Neale*. Jackson made a misguided but heroic attempt to reproduce an English...

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