Section VI - Massey Data Bank One Maryland Massey Family by George Langford, Jr. 1901-1996
©Cullen G. Langford and George Langford, III, 2010

Massey records in the Grantee/Grantor Index Files for Bright Helmstone in Kent County, Maryland












Sarah Massey

Henry Evans

Bright Helmstone




November 16, 1721 (recorded May 8, 1722): Tripartite indenture between Sarah Massey (widow of Samuel Massey, deceased tallow chandler, of Philadelphia, and represented by James Harris, Esquire), Simon Williams (gentleman of Philadelphia), and Henry Evans (merchant of Philadelphia).  Land parcel: Bright Helmstone in Kent County, 1,000 acres. One-third willed by Samuel Massey to wife Sarah, the other two-thirds going to their children Sarah, Daniel, Wight, Elizabeth and Mary Massey.  Simon Williams acting as trustee-arbiter to oversee the dividing of the lands between the heirs.  Sarah sells all 1,000 acres for 100 pounds to Henry Evans.  The parcel originally was patented by James Kendall of Bright Hemston in England, which he left to his wife Elizabeth Kendall and their daughter Elizabeth (who later died); Elizabeth (nee Brocklesby) the mother willed the land to her brother Edward Brocklesby, who in turn willed it to his brother Thomas Brocklesby, who sold it to Samuel Massey in October 1710 (Baltimore County, Lib No.JS, fol. page 62).  Witneses: Gilbert Falconar, [illegible], Charles Brockden, [illegible] Evans, and [illegible] Ellis. Courses: Beginning at a corner marked pick hickory standing on the south side of Choplank Road near the head of a branch belonging to Sassafras River called the Mill Branch and running from the said tree South East four hundred perches then with a line drawn North East four hundred perches and from thence with a line drawn North West four hundred perches and from thence with a line drawn to the aforementioned pick hickory containing and laid out for one thousand acres. Acting for the Crown: John March and Simon Wilmer, Justices of the Peace for Kent County; James Smith, Kent County Clerk.