Mason Clan Book
With an early history entwined with that of Clan Sinclair, bearers of the Mason name may well have been privy to a secret tradition relating to the mysterious Rosslyn Chapel in Midlothian, featured in Dan Brown’s best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code and also in the film of the name.
As stonemasons they helped to build magnificent structures that still grace the landscape to this day, while they were also to be found on the battlefield and, in later years, finding fame through a diverse range of other endeavours and pursuits.
On the silver screen James Mason, born in 1909, was the award-winning actor whose many credits include the 1944 Fanny by Gaslight, the 1945 The Seventh Veil and, from 1982, The Verdict; through his marriage to the actress Pamela Mason, he was the father of the American actor, film producer and politician Morgan Mason.
The colourful and intriguing tale of the Masons is recounted here.