The only son of Lady Mason, for whose sake she forged the codicil to her husband’s will leaving Orley Farm to him. He was educated at private schools and in Germany, returning borne to introduce scientific farming. Honest, but opinionated and selfwilled, he returned Orley Farm to his older brother Joseph Mason when he learned that his father had not left it to him. An unsuccessful suitor of Sophia Furnival."...a handsome, well-mannered lad, tall and comely to the eye, with soft brown whiskers sprouting on his cheek, well grounded in Greek, Latin and Euclid, grounded also in French and Italian ..."