Lawyer, mathematician, historian.
Fellow of the Royal Society (1771). Attorney general of Quebec (1766-69). Baron of the exchequer (1773-1824).
Wrote widely on mathematics and social issues.
Franklin read and found compelling Maseres’ pamphlet, A Proposal for Establishing Life-Annuities in Parishes for the Benefit of the Industrious Poor (London, 1772).
Born in London.