Gunston Hall is the 1750s home of Ann and George Mason. More than one hundred others--enslaved people, tenant farmers, indentured servants, and wage workers--also lived there. Today, Gunston Hall is a historic site and museum dedicated to stimulating the exploration and understanding of the principles expressed by George Mason in one of America's first rights documents: the 1776 Virginia Declaration of Rights.
William Buckland and William Bernard Sears were indentured servants who helped design and construct the mansion at Gunston Hall.
William Buckland used English pattern books to design the magnificent interiors of the house. William Bernard Sears used his expertise in wood carving to implement the plans.
A German indentured servant whose name has been forgotten drove the coach. He liked to drink, though, so the Masons were happy for him eventually to move on after his indenture contract ended.