Person
Description of Transaction
Location
Date
Daniel Toas
County
Lib.:No.:Fol. Date
Cecil County: Daniel Toas is the father of John Toas and Sarah Toas.  Sarah Toas married Peter Massey.
2:81 1706/02/19
Kent County: Sarah (nee Toaes or Toas, whose father was Daniel) Massey, bride of Peter Massey, of Kent County in Maryland inherits a 350 acre parcel called London Bridge from John Toaes (Toas) son of Daniel Toas. JS:N:112 1709/05/12
Cecil County: Daniel Toas, Senior, in his Last Will and Testament dated April 26, 1691, bequeathed the land to be equally divided among his three children, i.e., his sons Daniel Toas and John Toas, and to his daughter Sarah Toas (now Sarah Toas Massey). 2:260 1714/01/20
Kent County: 200 acres of Partnership, formerly owned by the late Daniel Toas, is sold by Peter Massey and wife Sarah. BC:1:21 1714/06/05
Kent County: A 1,000 acre portion of a 3,000 acre tract called Partnership is sold by Peter Massey and wife Sarah, daughter of Daniel Toas, Sr. BC:1:283 1717/02/25
Kent County: A 200 acre parcel, part of Partnership, is sold by Peter Massey, planter, and wife Sarah (heir to Daniel Toas, mariner). BC:1:260 1717/12/04
Samuel V. Mace
County
Lib.:No.:Fol. Date
Cecil County: Dr. Samuel V. Mace of Cecil County in the State of Maryland buys goods and chattels from William D. Morris, also of Cecil County.
WHR:1:264 1858/05/20
Cecil County: Samuel V. Mace of Cecil County in the State of Maryland buys for $2,000.00 from Thomas Ford and his wife Helen M. Ford, also of Cecil County, part of as tract of land lying in Cecil County in the Village of Cecilton. HHM:9:608 1858/12/11
Cecil County: Samuel V. Mace of Cecil County in the State of Maryland mortgages for $2,000.00 to Thomas Ford, also of Cecil County, all of a tract of land lying in Cecil County in the Village of Coalton. WHR:1:619 1858/12/11
Cecil County: Samuel V. Mace (Massey) of Cecil County in the State of Maryland buys for $1,250.00 from Richard D. Aiken and his wife Elizabeth A. Aiken, also of Cecil County, all of a 1/2 acre parcel of land located in the Village of Cecilton. WHR:2:342 1860/01/02
Cecil County: Samuel V. Mace of Cecil County in the State of Maryland mortgages for his debt of $591.00 to Richard D. Aiken, also of Cecil County, all of a parcel of land located in the Village of Cecilton. WHR:3:264
1860/01/02
Cecil County: Richard D. Aiken of Cecil County in the State of Maryland assigns for $591.00 paid to him by Isaac B. Parker the entirety of the lands and property mortgaged to Richard D. Aiken by Samuel V. Mace (Massey) by deed dated January 2, 1860 and recorded in Liber WHR No.3, Folio 264. WHR:3:368 1860/03/16
Cecil County: William Reed and his wife Elizabeth Reed of Harford County, Ann Reed, Benjamin Reed and his wife Rebecca Reed, Joshua Reed and his wife Sarah Elizabeth Reed, and John Reed and his wife Eliza Reed, all of Cecil County, all in the State of Maryland, sell for $200.00 to Samuel V. Mace (Massey) also of Cecil County, in fee simple, all of a lot or parcel of ground lying in Cecilton WHR:4:237
1861/09/23
Cecil County: Samuel V. Mace (Massey) M.D., of Cecil County in the State of Maryland, buys for $500.00 from H.M. Vanzant and his wife Anna E. Vanzant, also of Cecil County, all that parcel of land located in John Town near St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church in Cecil County and bounded by lands of William H. Emerson, Jeremiah C. Price, William H. Knock, and the public roads leading from John Town to Pearce's Nook, provided that if the said H.M. Vanzant shall pay on or before February 4, 1866, to the said Samuel V. Mace the sum of five hundred dollars with interest thereon from the present date, payable in three different payments as follows: One hundred and sixty eight dollars on or before February 4, 1864; one hundred and sixty six dollars on or before February 4, 1865, and the remaining one hundred and sixty six dollars on or before February 4, 1866, then this instrument of writing shall be null, void and of no effect. If default should occur, Samuel V. Mace has the authority to sell this parcel at public auction with appropriate notice. WHR:5:497 1863/02/04
Cecil County: Samuel V. Mace of Cecil County in the State of Maryland sells for $1,200.00 to Susan Beaston all that parcel located in the Village of Cecilton ... it being the same parcel that was conveyed to Samuel V. Mace by Thomas Ford and his wife Hellen M. Ford by deed dated December 11, 1858 and recorded in Liber HHM No.9, Folio 608. Should Samuel V. Mace satisfy this mortgage by repayment of the $1,200.00 debt on or before February 6, 1867, then this present conveyance become void and of no effect. WHR:6:138 1864/02/09
Cecil County: Samuel V. Mace of Cecil County in the State of Maryland sells for $527.50 to Ann E. Vansant all that property which is described in a deed of mortgage from Hamilton M. Vansant to the said Samuel V. Mace dated February 4, 1863 and recorded in Liber WHR No.5, Folio 497, the quantity of interest being conveyed being the interest of Samuel V. Mace under the said mortgage from and after the date of the present deed. WHR:7:82 1864/02/09
Cecil County: Samuel V. Mace of Cecil County in the State of Maryland pays the last  $591.00 of the mortgage debt (which has been assigned by Richard D. Aiken) to Isaac B. Parker, and so title to the land used to secure the debt is hereby conveyed to Samuel V. Mace by the present deed.  The relevant mortgage was recorded in Liber WHR No.3, Folio 264. Isaac B. Parker was assigned the balance of the mortgage by Richard D. Aiken by deed recorded in Liber WHR No.3, Folio 368. WHR:6:412 1865/01/02
Cecil County: Samuel V. Mace of Cecil County in the State of Maryland sells for $1,500.00 to John Piser all that parcel of land located in the Town of Cecilton ... it being the same parcel of land which was conveyed by Richard D. Atkinson (Aiken) and his wife Elizabeth A. Atkinson (Aiken) by deed dated January 2, 1860 and recorded in Liber WHR No.2, Folio 342. WHR:7:539 1865/04/19
Cecil County: Samuel V. Mace of Cecil County in the State of Maryland buys for $1,000.00 from John Piser and his wife Arabella Piser all that parcel of land lying in the Town of Cecilton ... it being the same piece of land which was conveyed to John Piser by Sameul V. Mace on this same day, provided that if we, John Piser and my wife Arabella Piser, pay to Samuel V. Mace $1,000.00 on or before April 19, 1866, then this mortgage shall be null and void. Witness: Justice of the Peace William N. Pearce; Charles H. Haines is Cecil County clerk. On the bottom of the record is this notation: I hereby release the foregoing mortgage; September 8, 1869 [signed] Thomas P. Jones, attorney for Dr. Samuel V. Mace, deceased. WHR:6:517 1865/04/20
Cecil County: William H. Mace and his wife Henrietta M. Mace, Charles R. Mace, John H. Mace, Carville V. Mace, and Sophia V. Mace of Baltimore County, Alford Mace of Baltimore City, Franklin Mace and his wife Frances R. Mace of Montgomery County, and Thomas P. Jones and his wife Ann C. Jones of Cecil County, all in the State of Maryland, surviving heirs of the late Samuel V. Mace, deceased, of Cecil County, sell for $3,000.00 to Mrs. Susan N. Allen of Cecil County in fee simple all those two lots or parcels of land lying in Cecilton, Cecil County, Maryland, and which are described in deeds, one made by Thomas Ford and wife to Samuel V. Mace and recorded in HHM No.9, Folio 608, and the other made by William Reed and others to Samuel V. Mace and recorded in Liber WHR No.4, Folio 237. Witness: George Councilman and Justice of the Peace for the City of Baltimore W.H. Hebden; certified by Alford Mace and John Longnecker, Clerks of Superior Court of Baltimore City. HRT:1:392 1867/02/06
Queen Anne's County: John Brown & David H. Crane, commissioners appointed by the Circuit Court of Queen Anne's County to divide the real estate of John Hendris, deceased, and Mary Ann Baker and George Vickers, executors of Samuel E. Baker, late of Kent County, deceased, sell to William H. Mace, Charles R. Mace, John H. Mace, Carville V. Mace, and Sophia V. Mace, all of Baltimore County, Franklin Mace of Montgomery County, Ann C.Jones, wife of T.P. Jones of Cecil County, and Alfred Mace of Baltimore City. SED:3:346 1868/01/17
John Mace
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Dorchester County: Nicholas Mace of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland gives to his son John Mace and daughter Elizabeth Mace one slave called Tanfill; should Elizabeth Mace marry, John Mace and his heirs of his body lawfully begotten to get her share of the slave Tanfill; likewise, one slave called Janny shall go to my daughter Ann Mace Sharshane and to the heirs of her body lawfully begotten; only the first child of the aforesaid woman slave shall go to my son Thomas Mace and the second to my daughter Ann Mace Sharshane; and all the aforesaid slaves shall remain and be for the use of my loving wife during her life and that she may have the work and occupation of them also during her life and then to go as above mentioned. Old:8:410 1730/04/07
Dorchester County: John Mace, planter of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland, for 1,809 pounds of tobacco and 34 8/-to him paid by Mason Shehawn became security to Doctor William Murray, and for which sum as security to indemnify the said Mason Shehawn, I, John Mace, do sell, make over and deliver unto Mason Shehawn the following articles: ... All these goods and animals to remain as security with Jon Mace unless Mason Shehawn pays the associated debt within one year from this date, in which case the sale becomes null and void. Old:14:621 1752/06/15
Dorchester County: John Mace and his wife Mary of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland sell for 53 5/- to Jean Fishwick, daughter of the late William Fishwick, who made the payment before his death, the two tracts called Cornwell and Head Range lying at the head of Fishing Creek. Old:15:32 1754/02/07
Dorchester County: Thomas Mace, [Senior] planter of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland, sells for 10 to Thomas Mace [Junior] son of the aforesaid Thomas Mace, all that 77 acre parcel called Mace's Back Range, and a 61 acre part of the parcel called Cornwell, both lying in Dorchester County, adjoining and contiguous to each other, within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a marked gum standing in Hodson's Branch, then running up the said branch North eight degrees East fifty three perches, then North forty degrees East forty perches to another marked gum, then North ten degrees West one hundred and seventy perches, then West South West ninety four perches to [yet another] marked gum standing at the end of a division line between John Mace and the said Thomas Mace, the younger, and from thence South one hundred and ninety perches to a marked maple standing on the side of the said branch, containing by implication one hundred and thirty eight acres. Old:21:117 1766/09/09
Dorchester County: Thomas Mace, [Senior] planter of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland, sells for 10 to John Mace, son of the aforesaid Thomas Mace, a 66 acre portion of the tract called Mace's Back Range, 25 acres of the tract called Cornwell, and 21 acres of the tract called Outlet, all lying contiguous to and adjoining each other in Dorchester County, and to the West of a line drawn North from a marked maple standing by the [side] of a branch called Hodson's Branch, being a division line between Thomas Mace, son of the said Thomas Mace, and John Mace, to a marked gum one hundred and ninety perches, then South seventy five degrees West one hundred and twelve perches to a marked white oak standing on the West side of the aforesaid tract called Outlet, being a division line between Nicholas Mace and the said John Mace. Old:21:120 1766/09/09
Dorchester County: Thomas Mace, Senior, of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland, sells for 2 to John Mace, also of Dorchester County, parts of the tracts called Cornwell and Outlett, which are contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a marked gum being the division tree between Thomas Mace, Junior, and the said John Mace and running from thence with a straight line to a cedar post standing in the head of a gut [?] which is the head of the Church Creek and which Gut is to the Westward of the dwelling house of Thomas Mace, Senior, and from the said post two perches wide back o the beginning gum tree, containing two acres. Old:26:21 1772/10/02
Dorchester County: Nicholas Mace asks for and is granted a commission to reestablish the boundaries of his tract called Cornwell; the commission is composed of the substantial and capable landowners: Thomas Jones, Stevens Woolford, John Anderson, and Arthur Whitely. Thomas Jones and Stevens Woolford took over this task and obtained the following depositions: (1) Absalom Thompson, age about sixty one, described the stump of a tree that he had heard from James Busick that is was Mace's boundary, but that the stump was marked instead of the first boundary which stood near by; (2) James Busick, age about fifty two, stated that the aforesaid stump was the boundary of Cornwell as he had heard directly from Nicholas Mace and Thomas Mace; and also that he heard John Mace also describe the stump as the boundary of Cornwell; (3) Colman Mace, age about forty three, said that he heard his father and many others say that the stump in question was marked for the first boundary of Cornwell; and (4) Absalom Thompson - again - now at another stump - said that John Mace took him to this place and told him that this white oak was the original boundary.  Accordingly, the commissioners put down new cedar posts at the positions of the two original boundary trees. Old:27:304 1774/08/11
Dorchester County: John Mace, planter of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland, buys for eighteen pounds in gold from Thomas Callendar, also of Dorchester County, all that 18 acre part of a tract called Tootell's Venture, lying upon a branch of Blackwater River called Hodsons Branch in Dorchester County, lying between a tract called Mace's Purchase and another tract called Mace's Back Range, beginning at a marked post standing near the land called Mace's Purchase JCH:1:314 1780/03/07
Dorchester County: John Mace, planter of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland buys for three pounds in gold from Nehemiah Vickars and his wife Nancy, planter, also of Dorchester County, a 9 acre portion of that part of a tract called Head Range that lies in Dorchester County on the West side of a cove that runs up between Nicholas Mace's and James Besick's commonly called the Indian Gut ... Thence follows this statement: We hereby certify that the within named John Mace acted for and on our parts and behalf in carrying on the lawsuit against a certain James Busick whereby we recovered a judgment for the within bargained and sold land and premises out of Dorchester County Court by virtue of a a lease of ejectment brought against the said James Busick on May 10, 1774, he the said John Mace paying the sixpence of the said suit for us. In witness whereof we have set our hands the day and year aforesaid.
Nehemiah Vickers
JCH:1:311 1780/03/17
Dorchester County: Nicholas Mace, Senior, planter of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland, sells for 10 to his son. Nicholas, Mace, Junior, also of Dorchester County, 66-1/2 acres in two tracts lying in Dorchester County known as Cornwell and Head Range as well as another tract called Outlett, which said parts of the aforesaid tracts are contiguous and adjacent to each other, and are contained within the following metes and bounds: ... division formerly between Thomas Mace and John Mace, deceased ... containing sixty six and a half acres. NH:2-4:481 1784/09/27
Dorchester County: John Mace of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland petitions the Justices of Dorchester County to set up a commission to reestablish the boundaries of his tract called Head Range, lying in Dorchester County. The commissioners are John Bromwell, Moses LeCompte, Richard Patison, Stenens Woolford, all gentlemen of Dorchester County. John Dickinson, gentleman, is Presiding Judge of Dorchester County Court; N. Hammond is Dorchester County clerk. Moses LeCompte and Richard Patison were subsequently certified and sworn by Justice of the Peace Thomas Jones on Arpil 15, 1786. Depositions were taken: (1) Edmond Mace, age about fifty six, stated that about twenty years ago he saw Jonathan Partridge (Patridge) reverse the home course of Head Range down to the water side, and there he set his compass; and when he, the deponent, sighted through the compass along the home course, reversed, across the creek and it struck a cedar bush on the opposite shore, which place is the same or near the place he now shows the commissioners; and the deponent further saith that Jonathan Partridge was at the time of his running the reverse course of Head Range, a sworn surveyor; and the deponent further saith that about thirty three years ago he, the deponent, was requested by his uncle, John Mace, to lay off part of the aforesaid Head Range that he, the aforesaid John Mace, sold to James Busick that he began at the first bounder of Head Range and run in the reverse home course to the main road and then began to lay off the aforesaid part that was sold to Busick in the following manner: Ninety four perches on the said reversed home course from the main road, then down to the Indian Cove, then up the said cove to the main road, then with the road to the beginning, which part has been since recovered of James Busick by the heirs of the aforesaid John Mace; and further the deponent saith not on June 10, 1786. Witnesses; Moses LeCompte and Richard Pattison, Junior. (2) Thomas Mace, age about fifty two, states that about thirty five or six years ago he, the deponent, was sitting on the post that now standing where the deponent now stands; and the deponent saith that it was settled by four freeholders by the consent of all concerned parties, being James Busick, Absalom Thompson, Thomas Mace, & John Mace; and further the deponent saith that the same post now standing where the deponent stands his uncle John Mace and Absalom Thompson showed him the same place and told him it was the first bounder of Head Range; and since that about five or six years ago he, the deponent, heard James Busick acknowledge the same post to be the first bounder of Head Range; and the deponent further saith that when the aforesaid post was put down, he saw the roots of the tree dug up; and this deponent further saith that about twenty years ago he, the deponent, saw Jonathan Partridge run the home course, reversed down to the water and then set up his compass and sighted across the creek the same course, and it struck a bush, which place he now shows to the commissioners; and the deponent further saith that about the same time Absalom Thompson showed the deponent the place where the line ran between him, the said Thompson, and the deponent's father Thomas Mace, which place is the same he now shows to the commissioners, but he does not recollect that he heard Thompson say what land that was a line of; and the deponent further saith that the aforesaid Jonathan Partridge was at the time of his running the reverse course of the Head Range, a sworn surveyor; and the deponent further saith that about forty years ago he saw William Grantham sight the home course of Head Range reversed from the first bounder and it struck about four feet to the North of a pine on the East side of the creek, which place he now shows to the commissioners; and further, the deponent saith not on June 10, 1786. Witnesses: Moses LeCompte and Richard Pattison, Junior. The commissioners, after due deliberations, then stuck down a barrel stave so as to stand at the distance of ten feet from a cedar bush standing on the East side of Church Creek and about forty feet to the Southward of a large pine standing near the water's edge and a little to the Eastward of the house where Col. Thomas Woolford now lives; and to commemorate the place where the bush stood as mentioned in Thomas Mace's deposition to be in the home line of Head Range, the commissioners have caused a barrel stave to be stuck down, which stave stands five feet to the Northward of the place shown by Edmund (Edmond) Mace as aforesaid. NH:5-8:428 1786/06/13
Dorchester County: Nicholas Mace, planter of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland, buys for 10 from James Mace, also planter of Dorchester County, 66-1/2 acres from parts of three land parcels: Part of Cornwell, part of Head Range, and part of Outlett, all lying together in Dorchester County within the following metes and bounds: ... a marked white oak standing on the South side of a gut called Indian Gut, it being a division formerly between Thomas Mace and John Mace, deceased. NH:9:3 1786/07/17
Dorchester County: Nicholas Mace, planter of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland and wife Alefair (Alesair) Mace, sells for 133 to Thomas Lockerman, also of Dorchester County, 66-1/2 acres of the tracts called Cornwell, Head Range and Outlett, all lying together in Dorchester County ... standing on the South side of a gut called Indian Gut, it being a division formerly between Thomas Mace and John Mace, deceased. NH:9:201 1787/02/06
Dorchester County: Thomas Colsten (Colston) of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland, trustee to the insolvent Thomas Kallendar, sells for 21 12/- 8p to John Mace, planter, also of Dorchester County, the 5-3/4 acre tract called Tootell's Venture. HD:6:178 1793/11/09
Dorchester County: William Mace, planter of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland, sells for 100 in gold or silver to John Mace, also planter of Dorchester County, as one tract, formed of the tracts Dess, Mace's Back Range, and Cornwell, that lies in Dorchester County upon the Hodson's Branch that issues out of the Blackwater River, and to the Southward of a division line between William Mace and his brother Edmund (Edmond) Mace given to him by his father in his Will, all contiguous and adjoining each other. The sale is contingent upon the actual payment of the 100 in gold or silver by April 1, 1800. HD:9:314 1796/05/02
Dorchester County: James Mace of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland petitions to have the boundaries of his land called Head Range reestablished by a commission, subsequently chosen from among Thomas Jones, Ezekiel Vickars, William Vickars, and Roger Woolford. Ultimately, Ezekiel Vickars and William Vickars were suitably sworn; and then Col. Thomas Jones and Roger Woolfdord were also sworn. Several depositions were then taken: (1) Edmond Mace, age about fifty five, stated that about twenty years ago he was with Jonathan Patridge at the beginning bounds of Head Range, and there Jonathan reversed the home course of Head Range and came down to the water side on the said course and then set his compass as he expected on the same course and asked Edmond, the deponent, to look through it, and it pointed to a cedar near where the deponent now stands; and further the deponent states that formerly there used to be disputes about the division between Abraham Thompson and Thomas Mace, and that the division fence was often moved on the aforesaid Thomas Mace, but that he, the deponent, did not know that ever these movings of the division fence was on the line properly run; and further the deponent saith not on November 30, 1784. (2) Thomas Mace, age about fifty one, stated that about thirty five or six years ago where he, the deponent, now stands, it was settled by four freeholders by the consent of all concerned parties, that is, James Busick, Absalom Thompson, Thomas Mace and John Pace; and that further the deponent states that his uncle, John Mace, and Absalom Thompson showed him the same place and told him it was the boundary of Head Range, and since about fifty five or six years ago he, the deponent heard James Busick acknowledge the same post to be the first boundary of Head Range; and the deponent further saith that when the aforesaid post was put down, he saw the roots of the true disch [?] up; and further the deponent saith not. (3) Solomon Busick, age about fifty three, stated that about forty years ago he saw Major Henry Ennalles run from John Mace's boundary which he understood since was the first boundary of Head Range and run from the said boundary as he understood with Mr. Mace's line to the place where the deponent now showeth, being about eight feet from the place shown to the Northward of two persimmon trees which was generally allowed to stand on Mr. Mace's land; and further the deponent saith that some time before Major Ennalles run the before mentioned land he saw Mr. Grantham run at the insistence and request of his father and Mr. Mace the division line between them and the course was of there running of the line was that Mr. Mace contended the division fence stood on him but when they run the line they found the division fence stood on his father's land; and further the deponent saith that the line Mr. Grantham run very near agreed with Mr. Ennalles's running; and further the deponent saith that Mr. Mace before mentioned was John Mace, the owner of that part of Head Range; and further the deponent saith that he heard Joshua Busick say he saw Edmond Mace sight across the creek the division lines between his father in law and brother that Joshua Busick said he split the difference; and further the deponent saith that he understood that the division fence now standing is the half way where formerly the division line stood and where the line before mentioned runs, and that when he understood the splitting the difference; and further the deponent saith that his brother Joshua Busick told him the line that Mr. Patrisdge run went under the boughs of the holly  and the line as he meant was the line of Mr. Thomson's resurvey; and further the deponent saith not on December 11, 1784. (4) Philemon Brannok, age twenty eight, stated that he was born and always resided in this neighborhood and that he remembers when a fence run near a persimmon tree mentioned in the deposition of Edmond Mace, but whether the said fence was a division fence between Mace & Thompson, this deponent cannot undertake to say, nor does he remember to have heard it called & when the fence run by the tree before mentioned he believes Mace tended the lands on the East side of the said fence and he himself has seen the said lands on the east side of the fence tended in corn by old Nicholas Mace, and old Mr. Thompson himself and afterward his tenant Joshua Busick used to tend on the West side of said fence. Old Mr. Thompson got Edmond Mace to run his lands round and it came down as the fence now stands, and it was run with a wooden chain & staked out from the woods to the creek and after this running he believes the fence was moved after and placed upon the line as staked out, and this was done by the aforesaid Nicholas Mace and Joshua Busick; he does not know that this was a division fence, but it was said old Mr. Thompson's line came down to the place that was stalked out. This deponent was present when the line was run. After the fence was moved Mace tended the lands on the East side of the fence and Busick those on the West side of said fence. He cannot tell how long ago this was, but he might be then twenty years old or less, and after they had run the said Thompson's land as he hath before mentioned they went round the head of the creek and sighted from a post down to the opposite side of the creek. This deponent did not go with them but remained on the North side of the creek and the line so sighted run equal with the line on this the North side of the creek. When Edmond Mace run the lands before mentioned he did it at the request of Thompson. He believes the line run exactly as the fence now stands. He saw the fence moved, and it was sit as the stakes now stuck, at least that part which he saw moved, which was fifteen panels next to the woods, but he does not know that the whole of the fence was sit as the stakes were stuck, the line, as they then run it, runs over the road on the swamp side.  And this deponent further saith not on April 30, 1785. (5) Jemima Busick, age about forty years, stated that she formerly lived on Absalom Thompson's lands ten years and has been removed from said lands between seven and eight years. She thinks that some time between a year or eighteen months after her late husband Joshua Busick came to live on the lands of the late Mr. Thompson her husband [illegible] that Mace had some part of White Haven which he had leased from Thompson in his Mace's possession insisted that Thompson should have his lands run, and Thompson & Mace applied to Edmond Mace who was brother to Nicholas Mace and son in law to Thompson to get him to run his lands. Her husband often said to her that Edmond Mace did not do Thompson justice for that he did not give him his right, for he had divided the spoil between them he had given about half to one and half to the other; on hearing him say so often, she asked him if Thompson had his right how far he would run in upon Mace, he answered he would take all that point and run very near Nicholas Mace's peach orchards and near or under two persimmon trees which the deponent now shows as those she understood to be meant by her husband and would come very near or would strike Nicholas Mace's kitchen and that the line would then run between Nicholas Mace's gate and where the fence now stands.  He also said he wished the two old men Maces and Thompson would have it settled in their time, for that after they were gone it would occasion a lawsuit or a war. She has often understood that the division fence formerly stood near the persimmon tree mentioned in Edmond Mace's deposition, and she thinks the fence as it now stands appears to be moved further in upon Thompson's lands than it stood when she lived here, and it appears to her to be nearer the persimmon tree, but she does expect it may conceit on her. That the conversations she mentions to have had with her husband was at their own house, and he described to her how Thompson's line ought to run, but he never showed her the place or any of the places to which it should run, nor were they in sight of them at any time when the conversations happened.  She thinks she so well acquainted with the lands, having lived on the creek for several years and on Thompson's lands a year or a year and a half that she could not have mistaken her husband in the place he described to her, and she knew of no other persimmon trees near the peach orchard than those she has shown. Her husband was bred and born and had always lived in this neighborhood on the place where James Busick now lives. Her husband had never in any of these conversations told her how he knew that Thompson's lands run as he described. [And she] does not know that her husband ever saw Thompson's land run, except when run by Edmond Mace. After the fence was moved on the running of the lands by Edmond Mace [she] thinks her husband assisted in putting up the division fence. She had heard her husband say that he kept up on half that division fence. Her husband after that, as far as she knows, never tended or used any of the lands on Mace's side of the fence while she lived on Thompson's lands. Her husband came in one day after Edmond Mace had made the division between Nicholas Mace and Thompson and said that Nicholas Mace had cut down or had ordered someone to cut down a holly tree in which he had done very wrong, for it was as good as a boundary to Thompson's lands. It appears to her the holly tree stood about as far to the eastward of the present division fence as the persimmon tree mentioned by Edmond Mace stands to the Westward of the said fence.  [She] does not remember of any other holly tree; it was a large spreading topped tree. [She] understood by her husband that Thompson's lines [were] near that holly tree and that she understood him was what he meant when he said it was as good as a boundary. This deponent being requested to go out and endeavor to show the place having taken a view of the grounds saith that when she formerly knew the place it was sometimes tended in corn and sometimes uncultivated, and being now sown in wheat she cannot show the place where the said tree stood. And this deponent further saith not on April 3, 1785. (6) Edmond Mace, age about fifty five, stated that twenty years ago he was present when Jonathan Patridge sighted the home course of Head Range from the post to the water; and he, the deponent, has also sighted it himself. [He] knows where the division fence between Absalom Thompson and Nicholas Mace formerly stood; and further he saith that the said fence formerly stood forty three strides further to the Westward than it does now. The deponent has this day measured the distance by striding it out. [He] does not know of [how] the said fence came to set where it was or that it was on the line of Head Range. At the same time when Absalom Thompson was about to make the resurvey called Addition to White Haven, this deponent understood that his father Thomas Mace, who held the part of Head Range now in dispute, and Edmond Brannock both had older warrants than Mr. Thompson and that his father, whose warrant was the eldest of them, told Edmond Brannock that unless he would let Thompson lay his warrant on some of the vacancy, he would lay his own warrant on it and Absalom Thompson in the presence of this deponent promised Nicholas Mace, the son of the aforesaid Thomas Mace, that he would let him have all the lands that lie between where the old division fence stood and where it now stands, but he understood from Nicholas Mace afterwards that Thompson would not let him have the lands which he had promised him.  Further, this deponent saith that when a boy he remembers that the division fence stood sixteen strides still further Northward and Westward; this was forty years or more ago.  After Thompson left White Haven, the division fence was moved and Jemima Busick lived on White Haven and has been informed by Joshua Busick that he helped to keep up the division fence as it now stands. [He] does not recollect to have ever heard Mr. Thompson say anything about this division fence as it now stands.  He believes the division fence as it was moved and stood the second way was kept up, and Absalom Thompson and Thomas Mace who used the lands on one side of the fence and Mr. Thompson used them on the other.  In cross examination this deponent saith that the time when the agreement was made between Thompson and Nicholas Mace as before mentioned, this deponent believes the place where the fence now stands was a part of the vacancy which Thompson was to let Nicholas Mace have. When Patridge made Thompson's survey, the cleared land was not staked out, nor was it staked out at all except where the line was near a tract called Timber Neck.  This deponent saith that when he spoke to his father and brothers tending the lands up to the division fence as aforesaid, he did not understand they tended it as being their lands or within their lines, and he believes that the lands were vacant up to the lines [illegible] White Haven. This deponent further saith that he believes the lands from the South West end of the division fence as it now stands up to the division fence as it formerly stood was vacant land, but [he] does not know whether it did or did not go nearer to the water than the persimmon tree, but [he] believes it might go a small matter nearer the creek. [He] believes the vacancy did not go nearer the creek than the old lines of the old tract called White Haven. [He] does not remember he ever saw White Have run until within these few years. He had twenty years ago frequently sighted the reverse line of Head Range at the request of his father and none of the sightings ever agreed with the present division fence; [he] believes they run to the Southward of the fence, buy he does not know what occasions him to do so. This deponent further saith that he was some time last Summer summoned as a witness to his brother Nicholas, to appear upon a land commission to declare whether he had ever seen the reversed home line of Head range run or sighted. [He] thinks the lines he has heard his brother say the lands before mentioned were vacant. Taken & sworn on April 8, 1785. (7) Edmond Brannock, age about forty four, saith that better than twenty years ago he accompanied Edmond Mace and Absalom Thompson; Edmond Mace had been running some vacant land adjoining to White Haven, and after they had done, Absalom Thompson asked Edmond Mace to plat down the division line between him, Absalom Thompson, and Nicholas Mace, but whether he did or not, this deponent does not know. At that time the division fence stood in further upon Absalom Thompson's land than it does now, but how much, he does not know.  Nor does he know [how] the division fence came to be moved or why it was moved, nor by whom. [He] thinks he has heard that the fence was a division fence between Nicholas Mace and Absalom Thompson and has heard it so talked in the neighborhood and also from Nicholas Mace, but not from Absalom Thompson; and as he recollects at the time when the fence [being] spoken of stood in upon Thompson's lands, he lived in White Haven, but at the time when it was moved further in to the Eastward & Southward, he, Thompson, had removed from White Have to Blackwater. [He] does not know that the fence stood where he mentions because the line of Head Range run there or not. When the division fence was moved as aforesaid, it was a good deal talked of in the neighborhood and to be hard upon Nicholas Mace, though this deponent does not know why it was moved, only by whom. The fence of which this deponent speaks was not moved until after the resurvey was made by Thompson, called Addition to White Haven. [He] has been intimately acquainted with these lands twenty or thirty years and has always understood that the fence was a division line between Nicholas Mace and Absalom Thompson; on being asked from whom he had heard this was a division fence as aforesaid, he saith he does not recollect any person from whom he heard it except from Nicholas Mace and his mother, but [he] verily believes he has heard it from others of the neighbors, but to name any particular person is not in his power.  Taken and sworn on April 8, 1785. (8) Thomas Fitchew, aged about sixty seven, saith that about forty four years ago he lived with Mr. John Mace, and this deponent remembers that during the time he lived with the aforesaid Mr. Mace that he was shown the division line between Mr. John Mace and James Busick, and  that the said line was told to him to be the division line extended across the Church Creek to a cedar that stood on the North side of the aforesaid creek, the place now shown, and further the deponent saith that to the best of his knowledge he had this information from Mr. James Mace who was the owner of the land adjoining to the aforesaid division line and on which he than lived; and further this deponent saith not on July 25, 1785. (9) Thomas Mace, age about fifty two, saith that about forty years ago he, the deponent, saw Wiliam Grantham sight the home course of Head Range and that the said line went near the place now shown; and further the deponent saith that about twenty odd years ago that Absolom Thompson showed him, the deponent, near where the deponent now shows, but he, the deponent, does not know what line it was, and further the deponent saith that about twenty years ago he saw Mr. Patridge run the home course of Head Range down to the water and then set his compass and sighted across the creek and told the deponent it struck a bush, which bush as well as he can recollect stood near the place he now shows, but he saith he is not positive. And further the deponent saith that a few months ago a former commission met on the above mentioned land; he, this deponent, declared on his oath that at that time he did not know that ever he saw the said land run at that time, but the deponent since that remembers that he saw Jonathan Patridge run it. On the question being asked, whether he now remembers whether his father and Jonathan in particular said it was the home course of Head Range he was sighting, answered that he does remember they said it was the home course, and further the deponent saith at the time that Mr. Patridge sighted the course across the creek that there was many bushes along the creek side beside the one mentioned. And further the deponent believes that the said bush might be standing about fifteen years ago there; and further the deponent saith not on August 1, 1785. (10) Edmond Mace, age about fifty five, saith that about twenty years ago he, this deponent, sighted the line of Head Range reversed, which struck a large pine at the place now shown; and further this deponent saith that about twenty years ago when his uncle John Mace sold part of Head Range to James Busick he, the deponent, laid off the part so sold to the said Busick and that he began to lay off the said part in the home line of Head Range but does not remember that he showed the place of beginning to Mr. Barrow, the surveyor, when he laid down the lands between Elizabeth Meddiss (Medes) and others and James Busick; and further this deponent believes the place where he began to lay off the new part of Head Range for the said Busick was in the true home line of the said Head Range. This deponent further saith that when Mr. Barrow ran the said line it did not agree with the line as he, this deponent, ran it, but [instead] ran to the right hand that he believes that when he came near to the water that he varied from the line as he ran it above one perch or perhaps better. And further, this deponent saith not on August 1, 1785.  The commission had met on November 30, 1784, and on several later occasions to take the above depositions and subsequently set the metes and bounds of Head Range as follows: We certify that the division fence bears from the fourth Eastmost corner of the new stone house North sixty three and a half degrees East nine perches, and from the aforesaid corner of the aforesaid stone house to where the holly tree stood is thus North seventy three and three quarter degrees East thirty eight perches, and from the aforesaid corner of the said stone house to the two persimmon trees is thus South sixty degrees east fifteen perches; the course and distance from the Eastmost corner of the aforesaid stone house to a stake put down at the North side of the peach orchard shown by Jemima Busick is thus South thirty four degrees East twelve perches. The course and distance from said corner of said stone house to the dwelling house is South forty nine degrees West thirteen and a half perches, and from thence to take the course and distance to the two persimmon trees standing over the creek the objects bears South sixty two degrees West then run of South three degrees West seventeen perches, then the trees bears South seventy five degrees West [illegible]. [signed] Thomas Jones, Ezekiel Vickars and Roger Woolford. HD:14:1 1798/03/31
Dorchester County: William Colsten (Colston) by his attorney Jonah Bayly put forth a petition to Dorchester County Court to create a Commission to divide the several  tracts lying in Dorchester County that were amassed by Thomas Colsten in his lifetime and which have since descended to James Colsten, Thomas Colsten, Elizabeth Colsten, all of full age, and to Samuel Colsten, an infant under the age of twenty one, his only children and heirs at law. ... also the Northerly room on the lower floor where John Mace lives, being on said Lot No.4 with one-third privilege of all the out houses and likewise a privilege to and from the County Road and full enjoyment of the aforesaid privileges both as to ingress and regress ... ER:5:72 1818/03/26
Dorchester County: John Mace of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland buys for $340.00 from Levin Moore, also of Dorchester County, the slave boy Cullie Stephens, age about fourteen or fifteen years. ER:5:561 1819/07/19
John Mace of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland buys for $612.50 plus $1.00 from Noah Dixon, trustee appointed by the Chancery Court of Dorchester County to sell the real estate of M. Garrison Dixon, late of Dorchester County, consisting of part of the tract called Keens Inclosure and Lot No.Six as surveyed by Arthur Bell according to his plat and certificate dated October 14, 1824 ... divisional line between Amelia Keene and the aforesaid Garrison Dixon, thence binding with said line South fifty five and a quarter degrees East seventy two perches to Martin L. Wright's Lot No. Four. ER:11:77 1828/05/20
Dorchester County: John Mace of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland sells for $612.50 to Noah Dixon, also of Dorchester County, the very same tract called Keens Inclosure and Lot No.Six which is located in Dorchester County on and near the County Road near Church Creek, and which was described in Liber ER No.11, Folio 77. ER:11:78 1828/05/20
Dorchester County: John Mace, William A. Barrow, Thomas C. Jones, Charles U. Pell, Hugh Neild, and Whitefield Moolford of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland buy for $5.00 from Levin Richardson, also of Dorchester County, the tract lying in Dorchester County on the North side of a well known cart road leading from the County Road to the timbered land of the said Levin Richardson, generally known as Neild's Road ... [for a schoolhouse, it would seem from the largely illegible remainder of this deed - GL,III, ed.] ER:12:503 1832/02/15
Dorchester County: John Mace and his wife Mary M. Mace, both of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland, sell for $30.00 to Thomas C. Jones, John Jones, and William Cooper, also of Dorchester County, 3/4 acre of the tract lying in Dorchester County near the Worlds End Bridge and near the Forrest Road which intersects the County Road near where Edward Griffith lived and died, the said lot being a part of Lot No.One of the land sold by Henry Page, trustee for the sale of George Graham's real estate [see Liber ER No.14, Folio 94]. ER:14:385 1835/01/26
Dorchester County: John Mace of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland buys for $2,400.00 from Samuel LeCompte, also of Dorchester County, the land known as Colsten's Good Will, which Samuel LeCompte had obtained from William Colsten of Dorchester by deed dated February 5, 1830, in order to secure payment of Colsten's debts and subsequently sold on August 13, 1830 ... a division line between William Holsten and John S. Barrow, deceased. ER:15:510 1836/11/28
Dorchester County: Joseph Stewart of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland buys for $2,141.875 from John Bunting and his wife Rose Ann Bunting, also of Dorchester County, the tracts called Blackford, part of Mace's Chance, part of Addition to Chance, and part of Colstens Goodwill (Good Will), lying in Dorchester County ... a locust post, a bounder for that part of Colstens Good Will conveyed to John Mace. ER:17:315 1839/06/21
Dorchester County: John Mace of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland buys for $1,499.60 from James A. Stewart, trustee appointed by the High Court of Chancery to dispose of the real estate of Joseph Stewart, late of Dorchester County, all of the farm where Thomas Mace, son of John Mace, now resides, embracing the following tracts: Blackford, Mace's Chance, Addition to Chance, and Colsten's Good Will, containing two hundred and thirty acres, but subject to the widow's dower right. WJ:2:433 1845/08/12
Dorchester County: John Mace and his wife Mary Mace of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland sell for $500.00 to Thomas Mace, also of Dorchester County, all the 231 acre farm located near Church Creek in Dorchester County and embracing the following tracts: Blackford, Mace's Chance, Addition to Chance, and Colstens Good Will, containing two hundred and thirty one acres, subject to the right of dower of the widow of Joseph Stewart, it being the same land purchased from James A. Stewart, trustee for the sale of the real estate of Joseph Stewart, by deed dated August 12, 1845, and recorded in Liber WJ No.2, Folio 433. For courses and distances, refer to the deed from John Bunting and wife to Joseph Stewart dated June 12, 1839 and recorded in Liber ER No.17, Folio 315. WJ:5:121 1849/09/03

Alexander Massey

County
Lib:No.:Fol.
Date
Worcester County: Transaction from Moline S.H. Fassitt to Alexander Massey ... not yet located. GMH:8:474 1700/01/01
Worcester County: Alexander Marsey (Massey ?) of Worcester County in the Province of Maryland buys for 30 from John Fassitt, planter, also of Worcester County, the 100 acre Southern portion of the 300 acre tract called Nathan's Chance, lying in Worcester County on the sea side. B:257 1750/06/01
Worcester County: Johnson Massey of Worcester County in the Province of Maryland sells for 18 5/- to Nehemiah Noch the entirety of the tract called Carmon which was willed by his grandfather Alexander Massey to his father William Massey and thence to him, the said Johnson Massey. E:309 1762/05/01
Worcester County: Alexander Marsy (Massey ?) of Worcester County in the Province of Maryland sells for 50 to John Fassitt, Senior, also of Worcester County, a 100 acre portion of the 300 acre tract called Nathen's Chance, lying in Worcester County on the sea, which was patented to John Fassitt, Senior. F:452 1764/08/01
Worcester County: Alexander Massey of Worcester County in the Province of Maryland buys for 221 from McClamey (McClammy) Jones, also of Worcester County, the 128 acre parcel called Carmel that McClamey Jones obtained from Johnson Massey (originally part of a two thousand acre tract granted to William Stevens on June 11, 1769 in Sinepuxon) that had come into Johnson Massey's ownership. F:326 1765/04/16
Worcester County: John Massey (son of Alexander Massey) of Worcester County in the Province of Maryland buys for 45 from Powell Pattey, also of Worcester County, all that tract of land called Silver Street and Penney Street in two parts ... Pleasant Lott, now in the possession of John Massey, lying near the Head of Synapuxon Rock. H:631 1771/12/02
Worcester County: John Massey (son of Alexander Massey), planter of Worcester County in the Province of Maryland, buys for 37 from William Stephens (Stevens), also planter of Worcester County, all that tract called Eagle's Choice, lying in Worcester County back in the woods near a stream called Herrin (Hearon) Creek. I:2 1772/01/13
Worcester County: Alexander Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland buys for 100 from Alexander Franklin, also of Worcester County, all that parcel of land described in Alexander Franklin's grandfather Alexander Massey's Will, it being part of a tract belonging to Alexander Massey, deceased, lying in Synipuxent Neck and contiguous to another parcel called Carmel. Y:621 1806/03/28
Worcester County: Alexander Massey, planter of Worcester County in the State of Maryland buys for $200.00 from Isaac Hill, planter, also of Worcester County, one slave and child named Siria about eighteen years old. Z:369 1808/05/20
Worcester County: Alexander Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland sells for $1,500.00 to Henry Franklin, Senior, also of Worcester County, all the lands which John Massey, father of Alexander Massey [passed] to him, called Carmel, Penny Street & Silver Street, and Pleasant Lott. AL:480 1821/05/05
Worcester County: Lambert E. Powell and his wife Louisa Powell and Rachel Massey sell for $233.00  to John A. Massey and Kendle (Kendall) Massey, also of Worcester County, all their right, title and interest in the lands which were devised to them by John A. Massey, Senior, lying in Worcester County and known as Brick Ridge, Penny Street & Silver Street, and Pleasant Lott, near the head of Herring Creek and on the public road leading from the same, which land was willed by the father of John A. Massey to his sons Alexander Massey, John Massey, and Kendall Massey to be divided between them. AW:326 1830/09/11
Worcester County: Alexander Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland buys for $1,500.00 from Henry Franklin, also of Worcester County, all those lands (Carmel, Penny Street & Silver Street, and Pleasant Lott) which were conveyed to Henry Franklin by Alexander Massey by deed dated May 5, 1821, [and recorded in Liber AL, Folio 480]. AX:135 1831/04/14
Worcester County: Alexander Massey, Senior, of Worcester County in the State of Maryland sells for $600.00 to Alexander Massey, Junior, also of Worcester County, all the lands to be conveyed after his death which he inherited from his father John Massey according to the Will dated July 16, 1785, including the land and marshes on which Alexander, Senior, now lives called Carmall (Carmel), lying in Worcester County in Synapuxent Neck containing three hundred acres, also three tracts of land over the bank called Penny Street & Silver Street and Pleasant Lot, containing thirty acres, including all the lands now owned by Alexander, Senior. AX:207 1831/07/20
Worcester County: Alexander Massey, Junior, of Worcester County in the State of Maryland buys for $85.00 from Jacob White and his wife Elizabeth White, also of Worcester County, a part of the tract called Carmell (Carmel) that William Fassitt sold to Jacob White ... on the East side of said Massey's road that leads from the dwelling house to the woods ... a division between said Massey and this part ...
JCH:4:393 1837/05/17
Worcester County: Kendall Massey, Junior, and his wife July (Julia) Ann Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland sell for $500.00 to John A. Massey, also of Worcester County, the 167 acres of lands which descended to Kendall Massey, Junior, by the death of his father John Massey who died intestate, including Buck Ridge (Buckridge), Pleasant Lot, Penny Street, and Holly Grove, which composed the farm on which John Massey lived at the time of his death, lying in a neck called Maddy Neck adjoining the land of Kendall Massey, Senior, on the South and Powell Patty's (Pattey's) land on the West and Moses Johnson's land on the North and Alexander Massey, Senior, on the East, agreeable to a division formally agreed upon by John Massey, Senior, Kendall Massey, Senior, and Alexander Massey, Senior. GMH:1:325 1838/03/19
Worcester County: Alexander Massey and his wife Sarah Jane Massey, both of Sussex County in the State of Delaware, sell for $3,250.00 to Edward J. Henry of Worcester County in the State of Maryland, the several tracts that were conveyed to Alexander Massey by his father, Alexander Massey, Senior, by a deed dated July 20, 1831, being the same lands that were devised to Alexander Massey, Senior, by his father, John Massey, grandfather of the said Alexander Massey, Junior, by his Last Will and Testament dated July 16, 1785, being the same lands where Alexander Massey, Senior, lived and died, called Carmel, lying in Worcester County in Synapuxent Neck adjoining the lands that Lemuel Showall purchased from Cornelius Fassitt, containing three hundred acres; also a part of three tracts located on the creek called Piney (Penny ?) Street, Plain Street and Pleasant Lot, containing thirty acres; also a tract that Alexander Massey, Junior, purchased from Cornelius Fassitt by deed dated June 7, 1837, that lies in Synapuxent Neck and contains forty acres and is called Carmel; and also the tract that Alexander Massey, Junior, purchased from Jacob White by deed dated May 17, 1837, lying in Synapuxent Neck that contains eight and a half acres. GMH:8:491 1846/01/02
Worcester County: Kendall Massey, Senior of Worcester County in the State of Maryland sells for $1,000.00 to John A. Massey also of Worcester County, his share of the lands which Kendall Massey inherited with his brothers Alexander Massey, John A. Massey, Daniel Massey, and the said Kendall Massey by the Last Will and Testament of John Massey, their father, dated July 16, 1785. The lands have been equitably divided according to a plat dated November 3, 1801, and now the lands which are being sold total one hundred and eighty four acres, being Black Ridge, Eagle Choice and Holly Grove. EDM:1:406 1848/04/29
Worcester County: John A. Massey and his wife Eliza Jane Massey, both of Worcester County in the State of Maryland, sell for $1,200.00 to Milby Griffin the tracts called Buckridge, Pleasant Lot, Penny Street and Holly Grove, lying in Worcester County in a neck called Muddy Neck adjoining the lands of Kendall Massey, Senior, on the South and Laban J. Taylor's lands on the West, and William R. Pitts lands on the North and Lemuel Showall on the East, containing one hundred and sixty seven acres in the whole, more or less, agreeable to a division formerly arranged by John Massey, Kendall Massey, Senior, and Alexander Massey. EDM:7:287 1855/08/25

Benjamin Massey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Queen Anne's County: Benjamin Massey of Kent County in Maryland buys back for 586 pounds, 6 shillings, 8 pence (to be paid in installments) from Benoni Harris and wife Sarah a tract of land called Reviving Springs (purchased from Benjamin Massey and wife Sarah.) STW:3:482 1796/02/09
Qneen Anne's County: Benjamin Massey and his wife Elizabeth of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for 583 6/- 8p (and for 6,200 pounds of tobacco ?) to Benoni Harris, also of Kent County, the tract called Reviving Springs which Eleazer Massey, father of the aforesaid Benjamin Massey, purchased from Samuel Ridgeway, Esquire, deceased, and his wife Littilia on September 8, 1787, then granted by deed to his two daughters Sarah Massey and Elizabeth Massey, being the undivided estate of said Sarah Massey (now Sarah Harris, the wife of Benoni Harris) and the aforesaid Elizabeth Massey. STW:3:491 1796/02/14
Queen Anne's County: Benjamin Massey and his wife Elizabeth of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for 583 16/- 8p to Benoni Harris, of Kent County in the State of Delaware, part of a tract called Reviving Springs, lying in Queen Anne's County;see Liber STW No.2 Folio 491 & 492. STW:5:272 1800/05/01
Kent County: Benjamin Massey of Kent County in Maryland for 500 pounds buys a 120 acre parcel called Angel's Lott (adjoined by land of John Gibson) from William Geddes, Esquire, and wife Mary (represented by John Thomas, Esquire) of Philadelphia, who inherited the land from Simon Wilmer, father of Mary (nee Wilmer) Geddes. ... Another transaction involved land devised to William Geddes by John Pryon of New Castle County, Delaware. TW:1:525 1801/02/20
Kent County: Benjamin Massey of Kent County, Maryland buys for 700 pounds from Elijah Massey and Nicholas Massey a 100-acre parcel of land that adjoins lands belonging to the estate of Robert Little. TW:2:149 1802/03/15
Kent County: Benjamin Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells a 100 acre tract for 700 to Frederick Boyer, also of Kent County. ... [adjoining] land formerly belonging to Robert Little (deceased). TW:3:263 1805/08/26
Kent County: Elijah Massey and Benjamin Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell a 54-1/2 acre portion and a 2-1/4 acre portion of Angels Rest for 552 to Casparis Meginniss, also of Kent County. TW:3:274
1805/09/05
Kent County: Benjamin Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells two portions of Partnership, one of 145 acres, the second containing 117 acres, for 447 10/- to Casparis Meginniss, also of Kent County. TW:3:275 1805/09/05
Kent County: Benjamin Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for 1,700 two portions of Partnership, one of 145 acres and the second having 117 acres, lying in Kent County, from Casparis Meginniss of Kent County and his wife Mary. TW:3:299 1805/10/17
Queen Anne's County: Benoni Harris and his wife Sarah Massey Harris of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for 1,125 to Samuel Cacy of Queen Anne's County, Sarah Harris's undivided moiety in 179-1/4 acres of the land which Sarah Massey Harris with her sister Elizabeth Massey, wife of Benjamin Massey of Kent County, inherited from their father, Eleazer Massey, deceased, called Reviving Springs, lying in Queen Anne's County. STW:7:373 1805/10/28
Kent County: Elijah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for 7/- 6p to Benjamin Massey, also of Kent County, the 121 acre parcel of Angels Rest that Elijah bought from John William and [illegible name.] BC:5:187
1808/02/19
Kent County: Benjamin Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells a 54-1/2 acre portion of Angels Lot for 552 10/- to Casparis Meginniss. ... a bounds between Benjamin Massey and Casparis Meginniss described in the plat by the letter "A." BC:5:207 1808/03/08
Kent County: Benjamin Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys, for $1,500.00, a 60 acre portion of Angels Rest and 15 acres of woodland in Partnership from Moses Tenannt and wife Frances H. Tennant, also of Kent County. The parcel lies in the North West corner of the roads leading from Masseys Cross Roads to the Head of Sassafras River and from the aforesaid Cross Roads to Georgetown, containing sixty acres, and also fifteen acres of woodland contained and being in the before-mentioned tract called Partnership adjoining the lands of the heirs of the late John Massy (Massey) and John Neuman. BC:6:106 1810/02/19
Kent County: George Reynolds Massey, gentleman of New Castle County in the State of Delaware, sells a 3 acre portion of London Bridge Renewed in Bridge Town, Kent County, Maryland for $200.00 to Doctor John Thomas of Kent County in the State of Maryland. Courses, bounded by the following lots and parcels: On the South bounded by the Publick Road leading from Smyrna to Popes Landing on the Chester River, adjoining to and on the North side of said road, and running by and with the most Southerly line of a lot sold by Gilbert Falconar to Helathiel [spelling ? - GL,III,ed.] Ireland and including what is known as Irelands Lot, bounded on the West by land deeded by Gilbert Falconar to Isaac Spencer, bounded on the North by a parcel sold by Gilbert Falconar  to Thomas Gilpin, and on the East by ground conveyed by Gilbert Falconar to Abraham Falconar and William Miers, containing three acres. Witnesses: Cornelius Comegys and Benjamin Massey BC:6:202 1810/08/31
Kent County: Benjamin Massey and John Thomas, Justices of the Peace of Kent County in Maryland, witness a deed of sale of portions of The Forest and Chester Grove in Kent County totaling 127-1/2 acres for $618.00 from Joshua Vansant of the Borough of Wilmington in the State of Delaware and his wife Elizabeth to John Newcomb of Kent County in the State of Maryland. BC:6:473 1811/07/15
Kent County: Benjamin Massey, Esquire, of Kent County, buys for 710 the 142 acre tract called Angels Rest from Winder Massey, gentleman of Baltimore County, who had bought the tract from his grandfather Elijah Massey. BC:6:479 1811/07/15
Kent County: Elijah Massey, out of love and affection for Pamela Lambden Massey (daughter of Benjamin Massey) and Francis Massey (daughter of James Massey) gives the 229 acre tract called Angels Rest (Elijah's present home) to Pamela and Francis as tenants in common with the proviso that, should Pamela die unmarried before the age of 21, her share of Angels Rest should go to Carolyn Massey (another daughter of Benjamin Massey).  Angels Rest was acquired by Elijah from Thomas Witherspoon and adjoins lands of Casparis Meginniss and Benjamin Massey. BC:6:476 1811/07/16
Kent County: Benjamin Massey, Esquire, in order to secure a debt of 710 owed to Winder Massey, gentleman of Baltimore, sells in a mortgage deed the 142 acre tract called Angels Rest to Winder for $5.00, which sale becomes null and void if Benjamin makes payment of 355 on October 1, 1811 and another payment of 355 on October 1, 1812, plus legal interest.  In the meantime, Benjamin is free to occupy and use the land and premises as he wishes.  Winder Massey had previously obtained the land (on March 19, 1811) from his grandfather and sold it to Benjamin in an earlier transaction. BC:7:10 1811/09/22
Kent County: Benjamin Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland completes the purchase of the tract called Partnership from Casparis Meginniss which was initiated August 19, 1805. BC:7:215 1812/12/07
Kent County: Jonathan Vanhorn and wife Elizabeth of Bucks County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania sell a 142 acre portion of Goose Haven for $876.00 to Benjamin Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland. ... Goose Haven descended to Elizabeth, the daughter and heir of William Comegys, from William Comegys, Senior. BC:7:289 1812/12/18
Kent County: Benjamin Massey of Kent County and State of Maryland buys for $826.87 the 142 acre tract called Goose Haven (said tract inherited by Elizabeth (nee Comegys) Vanhorn from the William Comegys, Senior and her own father William, and adjoining the land of Arthur Wheatley) from Jonathan Vanhorn and wife Elizabeth Vanhorn. BC:7:289
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1813/01/18
Kent County: Winder Massey of the city of Philadelphia transfers ownership of the 142 acre tract called Angels Rest back to Benjamin Massey, having received timely repayment of the 710 debt plus legal interest owed by Benjamin to Winder.  Winder previously had been given the land by his grandfather (on March 19, 1811) and subsequently sold it to Benjamin. BC:7:309 1813/02/03
Kent County: Casparis Meginniss and Benjamin Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland agree on the boundaries of a tract now called Meginniss Part of Angels Rest Resurveyed as determined by the following Patent of Resurvey granted September 17, 1811 and performed by Simon Hicks, Esquire, Kent County Surveyor. BC:7:442 1813/09/16
Kent County: Benjamin Massey and wife Elizabeth of Kent County and State of Maryland sell for $1,065 a 142 acre tract of land called Goose Haven (previously purchased by Benjamin from Elizabeth {nee Comegys} Vanhorn, to whom it was deeded by her father William Comegys, and adjoining one parcel owned by John Nicoret and another parcel owned by Arthur Wheatley) to James Meredith, once of Queen Anne's County and now of Kent County. BC:8:52 1814/01/11
Kent County: Benjamin Massey, of Kent County and State of Maryland, buys for $180 an 18+ acre tract called Adventure from David Semans of Venice County in the State of New York.  David Semans [Senior] the father of the present grantor, had purchased Adventure from Catherine Semans, one of the daughters and heirs of Lambert Semans, whose father, William Semans, purchased the land from Thomas Ringgold, which land the present David Semans, the grantor within named, took at the valuation which the commissioners duly appointed by the Court of Kent County had determined. BC:8:296 1815/02/14
Kent County: Benjamin Massey, of Kent County and State of Maryland, buys for $1.00 the combined 64-5/8 acres of three tracts, i.e., one half of Burck, all of Peach's Addition and all of French's Lott, from James Connor and wife Elizabeth, also of Kent County.  Adjoining the tracts are a parcel called Purks and a stream called the Black Pudding Branch. BC:8:298 1815/03/03
Kent County: Benjamin Massey, Esquire, of Kent County in Maryland buys and holds in trust for Nathaniel Comegys, "true person of color," of Kent County a five acre parcel, part of tract called Partnership in Kent County that was sold by Philip Reed, Esquire, acting as trustee for the estate of William Clark, to Cornelius Comegys, and for which a deed of sale had been drawn up with Nathaniel but for which Nathaniel had been unable to pay.  Benjamin and Nathaniel came to an understanding wherein Benjamin would enter into a new indenture and purchase the parcel for $35.00, which Benjamin completed on the same day. WS:1:213 1817/01/18
Kent County: Benjamin Massey and wife Elizabeth of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $350.00 the 64-5/8 acre parcel called Pinacle to William Anderson, also of Kent County. WS:2:352 1820/02/09
Kent County: Benjamin Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland, in order to secure a debt of $430.41, sells for $5.00 two tracts of land totaling 262 acres to Benjamin Masden and Nathan Bunker, trading as the firm of Masden & Bunker of the City of Philadelphia, the sale to become null and void if the debt is repaid according to the schedule in this deed The parcels were conveyed in one deed, in which Benjamin Massey bought them from Casparis Meginniss, recorded in Liber TW No.3 Folio 299, 300, & 301, dated August 19, 1805. WS:3:227 1820/03/13
Kent County: Francis Massey Seegar, wife of Arthur Seegar, (both of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland) having reached the age of twenty one, completes the sale of her share of Angels Rest that had been willed to her and her sister Pamela Lambden Massey by Elijah Massey when Francis was a minor, on April 16, 1811.  Benjamin Massey of Kent County is the buyer, at $3,000.00.  According to the referenced deed, Pamela Lambden Massey is the daughter of Benjamin Massey and Francis Massey is the daughter of James Massey. WS:3:474 1821/12/29
Kent County: Benjamin Masden and Nathan Bunker of the City of Philadelphia in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania request that a commission review the deed that they executed with Benjamin Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland in which he sold them for $5.00 the 262 acres in combined tracts of Partnership to secure a debt that he owed the firm of Masden & Bunker.  Commissioners are to be chosen from: John Bartlett, John White, and Henry White, merchants of the City of Philadelphia. WS:3:481 1822/01/18
Kent County: Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for $3,996.00 buys from Banjamin Massey the combined 154 acres of portions of the parcels: Part of a tract of land called Angels Rest, part of a tract of land called Angels Lot, part of a tract of land called Partnership, and part of the tract of land called Spring Garden. TW:4:177 1822/08/07
Kent County: Joshua W. Massey and Pamela L. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sell for $1.00 to Benjamin H. Massy (Massey) for his natural life and Caroline E. Massy (Massey) for ever a 139-1/2 acre portion of Angels Lot that Pamela L[ambden] Massey was given by her grandfather Elijah Massy (Massey). TW:4:188 1823/01/30
Kent County: Ebenezer Thomas Massey buys for $12,218.75 the combined 384 acre parcels, including Angel's Rest, Angel's Lot, Partnership, and Spring Garden, from Benjamin Massey. ... Also another tract of land containing four acres being a part of Partnership which said tract of land said Benjamin Massey purchased of Cornelius Comegys in which he, said Cornelius Comegys, purchased of Philip [illegible] trustee for the estate of William [illegible]. TW:4:178 1823/08/09
Kent County: Benjamin Masden and Nathaniel Bunker of the City of Philadelphia authorize the Clerk of Kent County to set up a commission to authorize the execution of a deed of transfer to Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland for land conveyed in a mortgage recorded by deed on January 7, 1820. Accordingly, Thomas Worrell, Esquire, Clerk of Kent County Court is hereby authorized to direct the commissioners Samuel Spackman, John White and John J. Caroling, Junior, merchants of the City of Philadelphia to take, receive and certify [the] acknowledgement.  Witnesses: James L. Reinbold and Thomas A. Alexander; recorded by Thomas Worrell, Kent County clerk. [Note: the previous commission was set up to review a sale to Benjamin Massey; in the interim, Benjamin sold the land, presumably the two portions of Partnership totaling 262 acres, to Ebenezer T. Massey - GL,III,ed.] TW:4:420 1824/05/30
Kent County: Benjamin Massy (Massey) and wife Elizabeth of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $94.00 to Solomon Simons, also of Kent County, a portion of [The] Adventure which the said Benjamin Massey had purchased from David Simans, Junior. TW:4:476 1824/09/20
Kent County: Benjamin Masden and Nathan Bunker of the City of Philadelphia are issued the authorization of a commission set up to review the transfer of land previously sold by deed of mortgage to Benjamin Massey.  Benjamin then independently sold the land to Ebenezer T. Massey.  The commissioners are Samuel Spackman, John White, and John Harding, Junior, Esquire of the City of Philadelphia. TW:4:580 1824/11/11
Queen Anne's County: Joshua I. Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for 200 dollars buys a 16 acre tract of land called Spry's Chance and another tract of 33 acres called Friendship (purchased from Robert Holliday or Holoday by Benjamin Massey, deceased) from Ebenezer T. Massey and wife Emily.  Adjoining lands include parcels owned by Joseph Thompson, Benjamin Covington. TM:4:430 1827/10/23

Benjamin H.C. Massey

County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Queen Anne's County: John Tilghman and Lloyd Tilghman of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, trustees appointed to sell the real estate of William Seward, deceased, of Queen Anne's County, sell for $380.00 to Benjamin H.C. Massey, who is now and has been for several months last part a bona fide resident of Kent County, the slave Bill or William, whose term of servitude will end on the twentieth day of December, eighteen hundred and sixty four. Witnesses: Justice of the Peace Thomas Bunby and E.E. Massey. JP:1:8 1852/01/14
Queen Anne's County: Benjamin H.C. Massey of Kent County and Daniel C. Hopper of Queen Anne's County, both in the State of Maryland, buy for $3,727.00 from Edwin E. Pratt and his wife Elizabeth E. Pratt, both of Queen Anne's County, the several tracts called Relief, Roe's Chance and Baynard's Pasture, lying in Queen Anne's County. JP:3:156
1856/09/22
Queen Anne's County: Benjamin H.C. Massey and his wife Bersheba Massey, both of Kent County, and Daniel B. Hopper and wife Anna A. Hopper, both of Queen Anne's County, all four in the State of Maryland, sell for $1,800.00 to Hamilton J. Day of Caroline County in fee simple, all those 200 acres (net) of parcels lying in Tulleys Neck in Queen Anne's County, called Relief, Roe's Chance and Baynard's Pasture, and contained (1) within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone at the end of the first line of said land purchased by said Daniel C. Hopper and Benjamin H.C. Massey from Edwin E. Pratt, and at the end of the first line of Theodore R. Straughan's part of the same land ... JP:3:302 1857/05/14
Queen Anne's County: Theodore R. Straughn, having signed the single bill from John J. Elliott in his favor to Benjamin H.C. Massey and Daniel C. Hopper, which single bill was intended to be secured by the mortgage deed hereinafter recited, the said Theodore R. Straughn grants to Benjamin H.C. Massey and to Daniel C. Hopper all that property which is described in a deed of mortgage from the said John J. Elliott to the said Theodore R. Straughn dated December 16, 1856, and recorded in Liber JP No.3, Folio 213, the quantity of interests hereby conveyed being the interest of the said Theodore R. Straughn under the said mortgage. JP:3:371 1857/10/01
Queen Anne's County: Benjamin H.C. Massey and his wife Bersheba Massey of Kent County and Daniel C. Hopper & wife Anna A. Hopper of Queen Anne's County, all four in the State of Maryland, sell for $3,912.00 to Theodore R. Straughn in fee, all that tract lying in Tullys Neck, Queen Anne's County, that is composed of parts of the parcels called Relief, Roe's Chance and Baynard's Pasture, that is contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a large oak tree, the beginning of Relief, and running thence North sixty five degrees East one hundred and sixty six perches to the beginning of that part of the same tracts sold by the said Benjamin H.C. Massey and Daniel C. Hopper to the Reverend William Day ...
JP:3:439 1858/02/09
Queen Anne's County: Benjamin H.C.Massey buys for $1,500.00 from Philemon B. Hopper, trustee appointed to sell the lands involved in the case of Benjamin H.C. Massey and Daniel C. Hopper vs. John J. Elliott and decreed to be sold by the Circuit Court of Queen Anne's County, including 160 acres in the the three tracts called New Hope,  Abbott (or Albert's Delight) and McCoys Pleasure which were sold by Theodore R. Straughn and his wife to the said John J. Elliott by deed dated December 16, 1856, and recorded in Liber JP No.3, Folio 235; New Hope (thirty eight and a half acres) was sold by Joseph Sparks to John Dodd by deed dated September 7, 1844, and recorded in Liber JT No.4, Folio 364; Abbott (eighty two acres, a.k.a. Albert's Delight) is described in a deed from Joseph M. Smith and his wife to the said John Dodd recorded in Liber JT No.4, Folio 167; and McCoy's Pleasure (thirty nine and three quarter acres) is described in a deed from John B. Carvill and his wife to the said Theodore R. Straughn recorded in Liber JP No.3, Folio 144.

SED:1:66

1864/01/29
Queen Anne's County: Benjamin H.C. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $1,625.72 from Thomas H. Carville and his wife Francis E. Carville, both of Queen Anne's County, the combined tracts (netting 96- acres) Ashlon, Southampton and Barton [and Brotherhood ?], formerly belonging to the estate of Jonathan Neville, deceased. SED:2:213 1866/02/10
Kent County: Emily Ann Massey of the City of Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania and B.H.C. Massey and his wife Bersheba Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $4,194.90 to Joseph A. Wickes, also of Kent County, by order of Judge John M. Robinson of the Circuit Court for Kent County in the case of Augusta Wickes vs. Augusta M. Wickes and others for the sale of the real estate. ... it being the tract which was devised by the late Ebenezer T. Massey to his widow, the said Emily Ann Massey, for and during her natural life, and after her death to the said B.H.C. Massey in fee. This conveyance is to become void and of no effect if the said loan is repaid satisfactorily under the terms stated within the mortgage. JKH:6:216 1867/03/28

Charles H.B. Massey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.:
Date
Kent County: Doctor Charles H(enry) B(edford) Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $300.00 from John E. Cole, also of Kent County, the lot lying in Masseys Cross Roads in Kent County which was devised to John E. Cole by the Last Will and Testament of the late John Cole to Abraham Cole for life and after his death to the said John E. Cole and his heirs, bounded on two sides by the main or public roads and on the other two sides by the lands of the late Ebenezer T. Massey and containing one acre. JFG:2:219 1854/08/10
Kent County: Thomas G.H. Massey and Charles H.B. Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, buy for $10,000.00 as tenants in common from John L. Palmatory and his wife Lydia N. Palmatory, also of Kent County, all that 301 acre  tract called Morther's Gift in Kent County which was patented by Michael Miller in 1684 and recorded in Liber LD No.A, Folio 477 ...  being the same lands which were conveyed by William Graves and wife to William Thomas Trent, and which were conveyed to the said John L. Palmatory by James B. Ricand, trustee, by deed dated April 12, 1853, and recorded in Liber JFG No.1, Folio 193. JFG:2:401 1854/12/13
Kent County: Thomas G.H. Massey and Charles H.B. Massey, as tenants in common of Kent County in the State of Maryland execute their mortgage for $7,355.29 to John L. Palmatory and his wife Lydia N. Palmatory and give penalty ond for $14,710.58 to secure payment of $7,355.29 to the Palmatorys for the Michael Miller patent property called Morther's Gift, lying in Kent County and containing three hundred and one acres. The indebtedness is to be repaid in several installments  with legal interest on or before December 1, 1857. Once the indebtedness is fully satisfied, this conveyance becomes null and void. This is the same land that was conveyed to the said John L. Palmatory by James B. Ricand, trustee, [recorded in Liber JFG No.1, Folio 193] and by the said John L. Palmatory to the said Thomas G.H. Massey and Charles H.B. Massey [recorded in Liber JFG No.2, Folio 401] and now occupied by the said John L. Palmatory. [Nevertheless, the language goes on to say that Thomas G.H. Massey & Charles H.B. Massey are to have free access to the lands without hindrance ... ?  GL,III, ed.] JFG:2:485 1855/01/18
Kent County: John T. Palmatory (Palmatary) of York Count in the State of Virginia releases Thomas G.H. Massey and Charles H.B. Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, from their mortgage deed for $7,355.29 recorded in Liber JFG No.2, Folio 485 and dated December 1, 1854, and hereby complete the transfer of title for the tract lying in Kent County and containing three hundred and one acres, being the same lands [probably Morthers Gift] that were conveyed by John T. Palmatory by James R. Ricand, trustee, and by John T. Palmatory and wife to Thomas G.H. Massey and Charles H.B. Massey and then occupied by John T. Palmatory. JKH:1:411 1859/03/07
Kent County: Thomas G.H. Massey and his wife Mary G. Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $9,000.00 to Doctor Charles H.B. Massey, also of Kent County, all their undivided moiety or half part of the plantation lying in the First Election District of Kent County, adjoining the lands of William L. Spry, Henry B. Slaughter and others, usually called the Palmatory Farm [a.k.a. Morthers Gift], containing three hundred and one acres, being it the same which was conveyed by John L. Palmatory and wife to the said Thomas G.H. Massey and Charles H.B. Massey as tenants in common by deed dated December 1, 1854, and recorded in Liber JFG No.2, Folio 401. JKH:2:504 1861/04/15
Kent County: Charles H.B. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $475.13 from Jervis Spencer and his wife Catharine P. Spencer, also of Kent County, the tract called Suttons Forest, lying in Kent County ... The tract is woodland, lying upon the public road leading from Chestertown to Millington and joining the lands of Sarah Welch, Charles H.B. Massey and others, being a portion of those tracts which were conveyed by William Knight and his wife Isabella A. Knight to the said Jervis Spencer. JKH:3:429 1863/02/10
Kent County: Charles H.B. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $1,000.00 from George B. Money and his wife Mary W. Money, both of Delaware City in New Castle County in the State of Delaware, all that messuage and parcel located in Kent County ... it being the same premises described as No.2 in a deed executed by Charles E. Marchant and his wife Hannah Matilda Marchant dated March 9, 1864, and also in a similar deed of conveyance executed by Patrick McConaughr and his wife Marian A.E. McConaughr, David Robertson and his wife Emma E. Robertson, and Joseph E. Money and his wife Susan Frances Money, dated April 26, 1864. Dr. Massey paid with a note for $500.00, payable in sixty days and another for $500.00, payable in ninety days. JKH:4:350 1864/07/21
Queen Anne's County: Thomas G.H. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $5,000.00 to Charles H.B. Massey, also of Kent County, the 362 acre tract called Tilghmans Friendship, lying in Queen Anne's County between Sudlersville and Millington, it being the same tract which was conveyed to the late Ebenezer T. Massey by Jesse Knock, W.H. Foster, and Arthur E. Sudler, commissioners appointed to divide and sell the real estate of Joshua W. Massey, by deed dated June 3, 1848, and recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 493; another part of Tilghmans Friendship lying in Queen Anne's County, containing twenty acres, which was conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey by Pamela L. Massey and Joshua A. Massey and others by deed dated September 18, 1841, and recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 345; and also a portion of the tract called Woodbridge Corrected (designated in the Last Will and Testament of Ebenezer T. Massey as the Cacy Purchase) lying in Queen Anne's County, containing fifty acres, which had been conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey by Francis C. Cacy by deed dated September 13, 1846, and recorded in Liber JP No.5, Folio 200, all of which lands were devised by the late Ebenezer T. Massey to his wife Emily Ann Massey for and during her natural life and after her death to his son, the said Thomas G.H. Massey, in fee simple. SED:1:404 1864/12/01
Queen Anne's County: Charles H.B. Massey and his wife Mary A.O. Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $5,000.00 to Thomas G.H. Massey of Westmoreland County in the State of Virginia all that tract called Tilghmans Friendship, lying in Queen Anne's County between Sudlersville and Millington, containing three hundred and sixty two acres, it being the same tract which was conveyed to the late Ebenezer T. Massey by Isaac Knock, W.H. Foster and Arthur B. Sudler, commissioners appointed to divide or sell the real estate of Joshua W. Massey by deed dated June 3, 1848, and recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 493; also [another] part of Tilghmans Friendship containing twenty acres which was conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey by Pamela L. Massey and Joshua A. Massey and others by deed dated September 8, 1841, [probably what is recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 345 - GL,III, ed.] and also the tract, part of Woodbridge Corrected, designated in the Last Will and Testament of Ebenezer T. Massey as the Cacy Purchase, containing fifty acres, it being the same tract conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey by Francis H. Cacy by deed dated September 13, 1846, [and recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 200] all of which tracts were devised by the late Ebenezer T. Massey to his wife Emily Ann Massey for and during her natural life, and after her death to his son, the said Thomas G.H. Massey in fee simple by his Last Will and Testament, and which were conveyed by the said Thomas G.H. Massey to the said Charles H.B. Massey by deed dated December 19, 1864, recorded in Liber SED No.1, Folio 404. SED:2:347 1866/06/14

Daniel Toas Massey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Kent County: Mary Massey, et al, widow of Daniel Massey, inherits the tract called Partnership, 110 acres of which are to be divided amongst the heirs: John Massey (100 acres) his four grandsons Daniel Toas Massey, Stephen Massey, Joseph Massey, and John Massey, (two thirds of the unstated remainder) and his 10 granddaughters (one acre each), from Mary Massey to receive the last one third of the remainder from among the four grandsons' lands.  Commissioners: Robert Maxwell, James Pearce, and Nathaniel Comegys under a bond of 10,000 pounds of specie. Mary Massey is the widow of Daniel Massey, decedent, whose Will is being settled.  Guardians for the underage heirs: Abraham Falconar, guardian to Joseph Massey, son of Joseph; Josiah Massey, guardian to John Massey, son of said Joseph.  Note: the acreage of Partnership is nowhere mentioned, and the survey of the entire tract is not included in this document.  Adjoining tracts include Henry Clark's land and Holdman Johnston's heirs' land. EF:6:37 1781/03/19
Kent County: Daniel Toas Massey of Kent County in Maryland  for 1,200 pounds in specie buys a parcel, part of Partnership, from Stephen Massey, son of Joseph Massey, heir to Daniel Massey, grandfather of Daniel Toas Massey.
EF:6:64 1781/10/04
Kent County: Charles Wiggon (Wiggins)  of New Castle County leases a 500 acre portion of Partnership from Daniel Toas Massey of Kent County in Maryland; Daniel to provide two good horses, plow and gear; and Charles to pay in wheat and cornhills planted. EF:6:414 1784/03/18
Kent County: John Field, merchant, of the City of Philadelphia for 678 pounds, 9 shillings, and 4 pence buys a parcel in Kent County, a part of Partnership that Daniel Toas Massey bought from his brother Stephen Massey in a deed of April 24, 1781.
EF:7:297 1788/05/03
Kent County: Joseph Massey (farmer and brother of Daniel Toas Massey) of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for 635 pounds buys a 375 acre portion of Partnership in Kent County from Daniel Toas Massey, farmer, and wife Sarah, who thereby relinquishes her right of dower. EF:7:482 1789/09/04
Kent County: Joseph Massey (as partner and together with the late Abraham [?] Massey), merchant of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sells, for (shortening a long story involving a debt and Susannah Warder Parkes Humpany, merchant of the City of Philadelphia and Jeremiah Warder) 348 5/- 5-1/2p, a 200 acre part of the tract called Partnership which Joseph inherited from Daniel Massey, deceased, unto John Warder of the City of Philadelphia.  Courses: ... running West two and a half degrees North three hundred and eighty perches with the division line of the said Joseph Massey and a certain John Massey's lands, then South eleven degrees and one quarter degree West seventy eight perches to the division line of Daniel Toas Massey and said Joseph Massey's lands EF:7:532 1790/02/23
Kent County: Daniel Toas Massey, farmer of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for 3,018 15/- a 431-1/4 acre portion of Partnership to Abraham Woodland. ... then on the division line between the said Daniel Toas Massey and a certain Joseph Massey, the following three courses, to wit: East two hundred and forty perches to a stone standing at the end of the third line of a parcel of land which was conveyed by the said Daniel Toas Massey to the above named Joseph Massey ... stone standing in the South line of the original tract of Partnership, which said stone was established and agreed by the said Daniel Toas Massey and a certain Joseph Newman & William Little, deceased, in his life time, and a certain James Blackiston as a boundary between them ...
BC:4:36 1794/03/17
Kent County: Daniel Toas Massey, farmer, of Kent County in Maryland for 5 shillings and settlement of various debts buys [back] a part of the tract called Partnership from AbrahamWoodland; i.e., Abraham can keep the land that he previously bought from Daniel if he pays the debts in the stated periodic installments. BC:4:64 1794/07/05
Queen Anne's County: Daniel Toas Massey, farmer of Kent County, buys for $1,500 a 300 acre tract of land called Collins His Range or Collins' Range from Oliver Smith, also farmer of Kent County. STW:3:307 1795/04/22
Queen Anne's County: Oliver Smith of Kent County in the State of Maryland binds himself in the amount of 400 to Daniel Toas Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, lest Oliver's wife not relinquish her dower right in the tract [the 300 acres of Collins His Range or Collins Range] heretofore sold by Oliver Smith to Daniel Toas Massey, said obligation to be null and void if said wife formally gives up her dower right. STW:3:308 1795/05/21
Queen Anne's County: Hemsley Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for 280 pounds, 10 shillings buys a 46.75 acre tract of land called Collins Range in Queen Anne's County from Daniel Toas Massey, farmer, and unnamed wife. STW:5:527 1801/09/21
Kent County: Daniel Toas Masseys conveys ??? to Mary P. Woodland, Hannah W. Woodland, Samuel W. Woodland, & Margaret B. Woodland. TW:2:531
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1803/01/01
Queen Anne's County: Hemsley Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for 1,500 pounds buys a 399.5 acre tract of land (including the 46.75 acres bought in 1801) called Collins Range or Collins His Range in Queen Anne's Countyn from Daniel Toas Massey, farmer. ... which said lines also include the quantity of forty six acres and three eights of an acre of land heretofore sold and conveyed by the said Daniel Toas Massey to the said Hemsley Massey and for which no consideration money is now paid by the said Hemsley Massey to the said Daniel Toas Massey.   Witnesses: William Lindsay, William B. Hackett, William & Joshua Massey, and Hemsley Massey.
STW:6:493 1804/10/04
Queen Anne's County: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for 5/- to Ann Massey Elliott, wife of Samuel Elliott, all of the lands which his father, Hemsley Massey, deceased, left to Joshua's sister Ann Massey, now Ann Elliott, also of Queen Anne's County. Hemsley Massey left to Joshua Massey and to his legitimate children all the lands on which he resided as well as half of the land which he purchased from Philip Reed and from Daniel T. Massey, that being the half next to the land of George Palmer.  Joshua now wishes to comply with the Will of his father, Hemsley Massey, by conveying to Ann Massey Elliott her share of the aforesaid lands, being all that part of Friendship, all of Masseys Part of Friendship Corrected, two parts of a tract called Bridgewater, and all of the tract called Nasby's Addition. STW:10:267 1809/03/02
Kent County: Ann Sturgis and Rachel Sturgis of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $300.00 to William S. Cooper, also of Kent County, all the 12 acre tract called Partnership, lying in Kent County, which was sold under the direction of the High Court of Chancery of Maryland by John Davidson, trustee, for the sale of lands in Kent County which were given to Ann Sturgis and Rachel Sturgis and which are contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone fixed at the West end of a division line between Daniel Toas Massey and Joseph Massey ...
BC:8:540 1816/04/08
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey and wife Emily Ann Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $3,000.00 to Samuel O. Meginniss of Queen Anne's County all that tract called Collins Range, containing 400 acres, excepting 24 acres willed by Hemsley Massey, late of Queen Anne's County to Joshua Massey, also deceased and late of Queen Anne's County, and a few acres sold by Ebenezer T. Massey and wife to Winbert [illegible surname], which land descended to Ebenezer T. Masseyand wife Emily Ann Massey by the death of her father Hemsley Massey, late of Queen Anne's County, all lands lying in the upper part of Queen Anne's County whereon John Jones now lives, which was purchased by Hemsley Massey from Daniel T. Massey, late of Queen Anne's County,and is bounded on the North by the lands of John Rochester's heirs, on the East by the lands of Samuel Cacy, on the South by the lands of Joshua W. Massey's heirs, and on the West by the [two letters] Lyon Branch, containing about three hundred and seventy acres. JT:1:139 1834/07/15

Thomas G.H. Massey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Kent County: Thomas G.H. Massey and Charles H.B. Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, buy for $10,000.00 as tenants in common from John L. Palmatory and his wife Lydia N. Palmatory, also of Kent County, all that 301 acre  tract called Morther's Gift in Kent County which was patented by Michael Miller in 1684 and recorded in Liber LD No.A, Folio 477, situate on Chester River and adjoining the lands lately [owned by] Isaac Spencer's heirs and others ... being the same lands which were conveyed by William Graves and wife to William Thomas Trent, and which were conveyed to the said John L. Palmatory by James B. Ricand, trustee, by deed dated April 12, 1853, and recorded in Liber JFG No.1, Folio 193. JFG:2:401 1854/12/13
Kent County: Thomas G.H. Massey and Charles H.B. Massey, as tenants in common of Kent County in the State of Maryland execute their mortgage for $7,355.29 to John L. Palmatory and his wife Lydia N. Palmatory and give penalty bond for $14,710.58 to secure payment of $7,355.29 to the Palmatorys for the Michael Miller patent property called Morther's Gift, lying in Kent County and containing three hundred and one acres. The indebtedness is to be repaid in several installments  with legal interest on or before December 1, 1857. Once the indebtedness is fully satisfied, this conveyance becomes null and void. This is the same land that was conveyed to the said John L. Palmatory by James B. Ricand, trustee, [recorded in Liber JFG No.1, Folio 193] and by the said John L. Palmatory to the said Thomas G.H. Massey and Charles H.B. Massey [recorded in Liber JFG No.2, Folio 401] and now occupied by the said John L. Palmatory. [Nevertheless, the language goes on to say that Thomas G.H. Massey & Charles H.B. Massey are to have free access to the lands without hindrance ... ?  GL,III, ed.] JFG:2:485 1855/01/18
Kent County: John T. Palmatory (Palmatary) of York Count in the State of Virginia releases Thomas G.H. Massey and Charles H.B. Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, from their mortgage deed for $7,355.29 recorded in Liber JFG No.2, Folio 485 and dated December 1, 1854, and hereby complete the transfer of title for the tract lying in Kent County and containing three hundred and one acres, being the same lands [probably Morthers Gift] that were conveyed by John T. Palmatory by James R. Ricand, trustee, and by John T. Palmatory and wife to Thomas G.H. Massey and Charles H.B. Massey and then occupied by John T. Palmatory. JKH:1:411 1859/03/07
Kent County: Thomas G.H. Massey and his wife Mary G. Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $9,000.00 to Doctor Charles H.B. Massey, also of Kent County, all their undivided moiety or half part of the plantation lying in the First Election District of Kent County, adjoining the lands of William L. Spry, Henry B. Slaughter and others, usually called the Palmatory Farm [a.k.a. Morthers Gift], containing three hundred and one acres, being it the same which was conveyed by John L. Palmatory and wife to the said Thomas G.H. Massey and Charles H.B. Massey as tenants in common by deed dated December 1, 1854, and recorded in Liber JFG No.2, Folio 401. JKH:2:504 1861/04/15
Queen Anne's County: Thomas G.H. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $5,000.00 to Charles H.B. Massey, also of Kent County, the 362 acre tract called Tilghmans Friendship, lying in Queen Anne's County between Sudlersville and Millington, it being the same tract which was conveyed to the late Ebenezer T. Massey by Jesse Knock, W.H. Foster, and Arthur E. Sudler, commissioners appointed to divide and sell the real estate of Joshua W. Massey, by deed dated June 3, 1848, and recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 493; another part of Tilghmans Friendship lying in Queen Anne's County, containing twenty acres, which was conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey by Pamela L. Massey and Joshua A. Massey and others by deed dated September 18, 1841, and recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 345; and also a portion of the tract called Woodbridge Corrected (designated in the Last Will and Testament of Ebenezer T. Massey as the Cacy Purchase) lying in Queen Anne's County, containing fifty acres, which had been conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey by Francis C. Cacy by deed dated September 13, 1846, and recorded in Liber JP No.5, Folio 200, all of which lands were devised by the late Ebenezer T. Massey to his wife Emily Ann Massey for and during her natural life and after her death to his son, the said Thomas G.H. Massey, in fee simple. SED:1:404 1864/12/01
Queen Anne's County: Charles H.B. Massey and his wife Mary A.O. Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $5,000.00 to Thomas G.H. Massey of Westmoreland County in the State of Virginia all that tract called Tilghmans Friendship, lying in Queen Anne's County between Sudlersville and Millington, containing three hundred and sixty two acres, it being the same tract which was conveyed to the late Ebenezer T. Massey by Isaac Knock, W.H. Foster and Arthur B. Sudler, commissioners appointed to divide or sell the real estate of Joshua W. Massey by deed dated June 3, 1848, and recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 493; also [another] part of Tilghmans Friendship containing twenty acres which was conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey by Pamela L. Massey and Joshua A. Massey and others by deed dated September 8, 1841, [probably what is recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 345 - GL,III, ed.] and also the tract, part of Woodbridge Corrected, designated in the Last Will and Testament of Ebenezer T. Massey as the Cacy Purchase, containing fifty acres, it being the same tract conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey by Francis H. Cacy by deed dated September 13, 1846, [and recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 200] all of which tracts were devised by the late Ebenezer T. Massey to his wife Emily Ann Massey for and during her natural life, and after her death to his son, the said Thomas G.H. Massey in fee simple by his Last Will and Testament, and which were conveyed by the said Thomas G.H. Massey to the said Charles H.B. Massey by deed dated December 19, 1864, recorded in Liber SED No.1, Folio 404. SED:2:347 1866/06/14

Eleazer Massey
County
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Date
Queen Anne's County: Eleazer Massey, planter of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, mortgages for a loan of 50 and then one peppercorn on July 1 of each succeeding year for seven years paid by Richard Jeffreys, free black, also of Queen Anne's County, and formerly a tenant of John Wilmon (Wilnon ?) of Kent County, a 73 acre portion of the tract called Hillmanors [maybe Killemanam ?] Plains, which mortgage shall become null and void if Richard Jeffreys returns the 50 with legal interest to Eleazer Massey by July 1, 1778. RT:K:356 1774/06/27
Queen Anne's County: Eleazer Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland buys for 370 pounds from Samuel Ridgeway and wife Littilia a tract of land called Reviving Springs (formerly owned by William Lambden).  RT:K:355 1774/07/13
Queen Anne's County: Samuel Ridgeway and wife Littilia execute a bond for 370 to warrant that Reviving Springs, formerly owned by William Lounden, and now in the possession of Eleazer Massey, was free of all encumbrances and well and truly theirs to convey to Eleazer Massey; should that be the case, then the bond shall be of no effect. For his part, Eleazer Massey subsequently paid Samuel Ridgeway 180 for all his part of the within mentioned land. RT:K:355 1774/07/13
Queen Anne's County: Absalom Gibbs, free black, formerly the slave of John Gibbs and manumitted by his Last Will and Testament in Queen Anne's County, Maryland, mortgages the 58-1/2 acre tract called Hillmanning [maybe Killemanam ?] Plains to Eleazer Massey for the loan of 28 16/- 7p, said sum to be paid back with legal interest to Eleazer at the end of three and a half years (by October 1, 1777) from the date of the deed, in which case Absalom can remain owner of the land and the deed becomes null and void. Yearly "rent" is one peppercorn. RT:K:477 1775/04/25
Queen Anne's County: Eleazer Massey, planter of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, buys for 180 from Samuel Ridgeway, planter, and wife Littilia, also of Queen Anne's County, a 93 acre portion of the tract called Reviving Springs, once owned by William Lambden, father of Littilia, with the condition that if a part or moiety of the tract be taken out of his possession, that he be reimbursed by the Ridgeways at the rate of 1 18/- 8p per acre so taken. RT:L:221 1779/05/25
Queen Anne's County: Eleazer Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for 1,500 in Spanish milled dollars at seven shillings and six pence each from William Charles Neill of Queen Anne's County, a portion of the tract called Bridgewater (excepting a small part already deeded unto James Massey, Senior) in Queen Anne's County, which was allotted to William Charles Neill, eldest son of the late Henrietta Neill, by the Sheriff of Queen Anne's County in 1773 by virtue of a writ of partition obtained from the Provincial Court between William Charles Neill, Joseph Nicholson and his wife Mary, Joseph Nicholson, Junior and his wife Elizabeth of the aforesaid tract called Bridgewater, another tract called Stepney, and a third tract called Land (Sand ?) Camberwell, which said partition and the inquisition thereon records the metes and bounds thereof. CD:1:53 1784/06/24
Queen Anne's County: Eleazer Massey, planter of Queen Anne;'s County in the State of Maryland buys for 10 from William Trusty, Senior, of Kent County in the State of Delaware, his undivided moeity or half share of a 16 acre portion of the tract called Hillmanning's [maybe Killemanam ?] Plains in Queen Anne's County. CD:1:307 1785/07/26
Queen Anne's County: Absalom Gibbs, free black and planter of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, for 28 pounds, 16 shillings and 7 pence buys a 58.5 acre tract of land called Hillmanning [maybe Killemanam ?] Plains from Eleazer Massey, gentleman. CD:1:439 1786/03/18
Queen Anne's County: Sarah Massey and Elizabeth Massey (daughters of Eleazer Massey) of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for 5 shillings buy a tract of land called Reviving Springs, purchased by Eleazer Massey from Samuel Ridgeway and wife Littilia. CD:2:334 1787/09/08
Queen Anne's County: Benjamin Massey and his wife Elizabeth of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for 583 6/- 8p (and for 6,200 pounds of tobacco ?) to Benoni Harris, also of Kent County, the tract called Reviving Springs which Eleazer Massey, father of the aforesaid Benjamin Massey, purchased from Samuel Ridgeway, Esquire, deceased, and his wife Littilia on September 8, 1787, then granted by deed to his two daughters Sarah Massey and Elizabeth Massey, being the undivided estate of said Sarah Massey (now Sarah Harris, the wife of Benoni Harris) and the aforesaid Elizabeth Massey. STW:3:491 1796/02/14
Queen Anne's County: Benoni Harris and his wife Sarah Massey Harris of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for 1,125 to Samuel Cacy of Queen Anne's County, Sarah Harris's undivided moiety in 179-1/4 acres of the land which Sarah Massey Harris with her sister Elizabeth Massey, wife of Benjamin Massey of Kent County, inherited from their father, Eleazer Massey, deceased, called Reviving Springs, lying in Queen Anne's County. STW:7:373 1805/10/28
Queen Anne's County: John Massey for the sum of $1.00 sells the 200 acre tract called Bridgewater (inherited from his late father Eleazer Massey) and sundry slave boys James, Emmanuel, Barry and John, and a slave girl named Esther, to be placed in trust with James Duhanel for his daughters Rachel, Sarah Ann, and unnamed children. JB:1:283 1812/04/28

Moses Massey
County
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Queen Anne's County: Moses Massey, planter of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, buys for 17 from John Spry, planter of the same place, 21 acres of the tract called Friendship in Queen Anne's County, located on the Unicorn Branch. RT:F:82 1760/06/24
Queen Anne's County: Moses Massey, planter of Queen Anne's County in Maryland buys for 60 from John Spry, planter of the same place, the unsold residual part of the tract called Friendship which John Spry inherited from his late father. RT:F:314 1763/03/23
Queen Anne's County: Moses Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland buys for 6 from Francis Spry, son and heir of John Spry, deceased,one part of the tract called Friendship that John Spry had conveyed to Moses Massey by deed dated June 20, 1760, and containing 21 acres; and a second part of Friendship that John Spry had also granted to Moses Massey by deed dated January 15, 1763, containing 70 acres. RT:H:355 1769/06/27
Queen Anne's County: James Massey, planter of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, buys for 85 1/- from Moses Massey, also a planter of the same place, a 40-1/2 acre portion of the tract called Friendship in Queen Anne's County. ... the beginning boundary of that part of Friendship which was sold by John Hadley to James Massey ...
RT:I:371 1772/06/23
Queen Anne's County: Moses Massey, farmer of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, sells for 30 5/- to Isaac Spencer, merchant of Kent County, a 22 acre portion of the tract called Friendship that is now inundated as the result of the construction of a dam for the use of, at first a forging mill, now converted to a grist mill. RT:K:341 1774/06/22
Queen Anne's County: Moses Massey  of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland gives out of good will and affection a number of items and real estate to his children: daughter Permela, son Samuel, son Hemsley, daughter Elizabeth, son Levi, his friend Rachel Lacharse and his daughter Permela, the wife of John Peters. To Parmela Massey Peters: a horse called Ball; To Samuel Massey: a horse called Liberty, one bed & furniture, one brindle cow, one sow & six pigs, one iron pot, one pewter dish & two ewes; to Hemsley Massey: one horse called Triall, one bed & furniture, one cow called Star, one sow and five pigs, one iron pot, one pewter dish, two ewes, one desk, one case of bottles, one slave woman named Silve; to Elizabeth Massey: one slave girl named Tempe, one horse called Sorrel, one (new) side saddle, one red & white cow, one brown heifer, one iron pot, one pewter dish, one red chest, one bed & furniture, two ewes, one sow, one white table; to Levi Massey: one colt called Kistor, one bed & furniture, one iron pot, one pewter dish, two ewes, one sow & five pigs, six pewter plates, one cow called Lill, one brown chest; to Rachel Lacharse: one cow called Blacko, one horse called Pall, the colt the mare is big with excepted, one small pewter dish, one ewe, one hog, one linen wheel and groat to the aforesaid names above mentioned.  Household stuff, implements, chattels to me belonging & which I may justly claim as in right, my own whether alive or dead as well moveables or things immoveable, both real & personal in whose hands custody or possession so ever they be or whosoever the same or any of them or any part of them can or may now hereafter be found remaining or being, as well in the messuage or tenement with the appurtenances wherein I now dwell as in any place or messuage whatsoever ... Witnesses: James Massey, William Massey, and Charles Simmond.
RT:L:445 1781/10/26
Queen Anne's County: Samuel Massey, planter of Queen Anne's County in Maryland sells for 240 to Hemsley Massey, planter, also of Queen Anne's County, a 60 acre portion of the tract called Friendship which Samuel Massey inherited from his father Moses Massey. STW:1:27 1788/03/25

Stephen Massey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Kent County: Mary Massey, et al, widow of Daniel Massey, inherits the tract called Partnership, 110 acres of which are to be divided amongst the heirs: John Massey (100 acres) his four grandsons Daniel Toas Massey, Stephen Massey, Joseph Massey, and John Massey, (two thirds of the unstated remainder) and his 10 granddaughters (one acre each), from Mary Massey to receive the last one third of the remainder from among the four grandsons' lands.  Commissioners: Robert Maxwell, James Pearce, and Nathaniel Comegys under a bond of 10,000 pounds of specie. Mary Massey is the widow of Daniel Massey, decedent, whose Will is being settled.  Guardians for the underage heirs: Abraham Falconar, guardian to Joseph Massey, son of Joseph; Josiah Massey, guardian to John Massey, son of said Joseph.  Note: the acreage of Partnership is nowhere mentioned, and the survey of the entire tract is not included in this document.  Adjoining tracts include Henry Clark's land and Holdman Johnston's heirs' land. EF:6:37 1781/03/19
Kent County: Daniel Toas Massey of Kent County in Maryland  for 1,200 pounds in specie buys a parcel, part of Partnership, from Stephen Massey, son of Joseph Massey, heir to Daniel Massey, grandfather of Daniel Toas Massey. EF:6:64 1781/10/04
Kent County: Abraham Falconar of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for 600 a 3-1/2 acre portion of London Bridge Renewed, lying in Bridgetown, Kent County, to Stephen Massey of Kent County. EF:7:173 1787/06/21
Kent County: John Field, merchant, of the City of Philadelphia for 678 pounds, 9 shillings, and 4 pence buys a parcel in Kent County, a part of Partnership that Daniel Toas Massey bought from his brother Stephen Massey in a deed of April 24, 1781.
EF:7:297 1788/05/03

William R. Massey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Queen ANne's County: William R.Massey of Baltimore County in the State of Maryland agrees to relinquish his one sixth moiety in all the lands in Queen Anne's and Kent counties that he inherited from Joshua W. Massey in exchange for $1,000.00 in cash (less any money owed by William R. Massey to Pamela L. Massey at the time of settlement on the first of January next) and the transfer of slaves Robert and Shadrach paid to him by Pamela L. Massey of the City of Baltimore.  The lands are: Bath, Friendship Manors, Chance, White Oak, Adventure, and Browne's Purchase, which Joshua W. Massey purchased from James Barr of Kent County. Witnesses: Ebenezer T. Massey and Thomas Sappington.
JT:1:143 1834/07/21
Queen Anne's County: William R. Massey of the City and County of Baltimore, indebted to Henry Bruce to the extent of $678.06, mortgages as security all the lands inherited from Joshua W. Massey lying on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to Henry Bruce, said conveyance to be null and void if Mr. Massey satisfies the debt within one month from the present date. JT:1:127 1835/06/09
Queen Anne's County: William R. Massey of the City of Baltimore in the State of Maryland sells for $50.00 to John Palmer the slave named Robert, who is now in the possession of Col. John Tilghman, together with all the wages due for the said Robert and not paid at the time of the execution of this deed. JT:2:101 1836/07/01
Queen Anne's County: William R. Massey and wife Emily Ann of the Town of Alexandria, District of Columbia, being indebted to [difficult reading ahead !] A.C. Lazonas, John H. Jannoy, Grupper & Dean - Merchants [illegible] George L. Bumford of George Town, Crawford of McKim, George & Mayes, Mason & Hanlen, George C. Rollins, merchants of Baltimore and Bank of Potomac Alexandria [illegible words] amounting to about $2,800.00 which William R. Massey desires to pay to his creditors, through a deed of trust to Christopher Neale, one sixth of his equity in the following lands: Friendship, Bath, Manor's Chance, White Oak, Spry's Adventure, [illegible name] Purchase, containing in all about 2,600 acres in Queen Anne's and Kent counties, all of which belonged to his father, the late Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County, subject first to the dower right of Pamela L. Massey, widow of Joshua W. Massey, and also to a previous mortgage made and executed by William R. Massey to Joseph [illegible surname] of Baltimore for $1,000 or thereabouts.  Should William R. Massey [somehow] repay the stated debt, then this indenture becomes null and void.  If he defaults, then Christopher Neale is entitled to sell the aforesaid listed tracts piecemeal for cash until the debt is satisfied. JT:2:623 1839/03/01
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $703.37 from Israel Griffith of the City of Baltimore the mortgage deed of William R. Massey of Spring Hill in the State of Mississippi recorded in Liber JT No.2 Folio 235, 236 & 237 and dated September 4, 1837. By this deed Ebenezer T. Massey becomes the owner of any and all payments made by William R. Massey to satisfy the referenced deed of mortgage.
JT:3:198 1841/01/13
Queen Anne's County: A commission is set up to divide the lands of the late Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland and is made up of the following men: Jesse Knock, William H. Foster, Arthur E. Sudler, James Giant [maybe Skint], and Edward Coppage, all of Queen Anne's County.  The lands at issue are: Friendship, Maynors Chance, Irish Farm etc. The heirs of Joshua W. Massey are: William R. Massey, James H. Massey, Marietta I. Dobbs (wife of Alexander Dobbs, formerly Marietta Massey) Joseph A. Massey, Thomas C. Massey, Benjamin A. Massey and Pamela L. Massey, his widow.  Thomas C. Massey, who was a minor, initiated the formation of this commission in order properly to divide the lands of Joshua W. Massey.
JT:4:498 1845/08/19
Queen Anne's County: A commission described in Liber JT No.4 Folio 498 evaluated and then sold at public auction the lands of the late Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland. The present deed describes the sale and lands conveyed to James Merrick, also of Queen Anne's County.  However, William R. Massey has by now alienated all his individual interest in his father's estate to Mssrs. [Perma] and Fisher of the City of Baltimore; James H. Massey has alienated all his interest to Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County; and Thomas E. Massey is still a minor.  The present commission is composed of the same men as the above-referenced previous commission and evaluated the lands at issue the same as before, except for the lands sold as part of Seegar's Purchase in the above referenced deed. JT:5:186 1847/02/09
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $400.00 from John McCormick and wife Jane Ann McCormick of Alexandria in the State of Virginia,a portion of the lands devised to William R. Massey which he subsequently sold to Henry Bruce, and thence from Bruce to John McCormick, which lands are Maynor's Chance, Tilghman's Friendship, Collins Range and Harriss's Rambles. JT:5:449 1848/05/09

Ebenezer Massey
County
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Date
Kent County: Joseph Massey and Ebenezer Massey patent of The Slippe, a 6.5 acre parcel (formerly owned by Joshua Vansant, deceased) lying adjacent to Massey's Venture and Addition to Fair Dealing, and The Exchange, all in Kent County, Maryland. BC&GS:20:367 1764/08/28
Kent County: Masseys Venture Resurveyed, Joseph Massey and Ebenezer Massey, 254 1/2 Acres. BC&GS:33:41 1765/06/11
Kent County: Ebenezer Massey, farmer of Kent County, buys for 100 the tracts called The Exchange, The Slip Alongside Massey's Venture, and Massey's Venture from Joseph Massey, also a farmer of Kent county. DD:2:337 1766/08/19
Kent County: Ebenezer Massey, farmer of Kent County in Maryland, sells for 5 5/- a 1.5 acre portion of Masseys Venture Resurveyed to Thomas Gilpin, merchant of Kent County. DD:3:499 1771/10/08
Kent County: Ebenezer Massey petitions the Kent County, Maryland Court to re-establish the boundaries of Massey's Venture Resurveyed lest they be lost and forgotten.  Commissioners: Isaac Spencer, Samuel Davis, William Blackiston and William Woodall. Meeting held November 24, 1774; depositions were taken by William Woodall and Isaac Spencer from (1) Daniel Massey, about 60 years old, who remembered the location of a cypress post and that the land was laid out by Gilbert Falconar for the late Nicholas Massey; and (2) Gilbert Falconar, age 33, who confirmed the location of the aforesaid cypress post as of 1766. DD:5:54 1772/04/04
Kent County: Ebenezer Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for 5/- from Gilbert Falconar, also of Kent County, all of the tract called Partnership which lies within the lines of two tracts of land, the property of Ebenezer Massey, called Masseys Venture Resurveyed and [The] Exchange, also all that tract of land called Partnership which  lies to the Eastward of James Hynson's lines, the whole breadth of the two tracts of land called Masseys Venture resurveyed and [The] Exchange, and also all that part of the aforesaid tract called Partnership, and that part of four other tracts of land called London Bridge Renewed which lie to the eastward of the road leading from the Head of Chester to the Head of Sassafras iver, and to the Northward of the Long Meadow Branch as far up as Luke Miers line. EF:7:212 1787/10/03
Kent County: William Massy (Massey) of Baltimore County in Maryland sells for 300 one-sixth portions of Massey's Venture Resurveyed, The Exchange, and Partnership in Kent County to Lewis Blackiston of Kent County.  William was bequeathed Masseys Venture Resurveyed, The Exchange, and Partnership by his father, Ebenezer Massey. BC:4:269 1795/10/07
Kent County: Proceedings of the Second Judicial District of the State of Maryland before Chief Justice James Tilghman, Esquire, and Samuel Chew & Philip Reed, Esquire, Associate Justices. William Massey, Ebenezer Palmer & his wife Sarah, Lewis Blackiston & Milcah Massey Blackiston, by her guardian Lewis Blackiston, petition the court that they, together with Daniel Massey, Mary Massey, and Araminta Massey are entitled as heirs to Ebenezer Massey, who died intestate, to the following tracts of land in Kent County: Massey's Venture Resurveyed, Exchange and part of Partnership. Daniel Massey, Mary Massey, and Araminta Massey are infants, under the age of twenty one years, so the petitioners request that a commission be formed to decide whether to partition or sell off the referenced lands. James Scott is attorney for the petitioners; James Parker is guardian to Mary Massey and Araminta Massey. The commissioners are to be selected from Nathaniel Comegys, William Spencer, William Thomas, Samuel Johnson, and Oliver Smith, all of Kent County. The commissioners subsequently decided that the land could not be divided, as the heirs would get less than fifty acres each, and the lands were not worth more than 7 1/- per acre, whereupon they adjourned for several months to the second Monday October of 1797, whereupon none of the heirs took the option of receiving the lands and then paying to the other heirs their fair shares, so the commission decided that the lands would be sold and the proceeds divided among the heirs. The terms of the sale are that one quarter of the purchase money be required at time of sale, and the remainder to be paid in two equal yearly installments with legal interest, the sale to be held on January 2, 1798. Subsequently the lands were sold at public auction to Lewis Blackiston for 7 15/- 8p per acre, thereby amounting to a total price of 2,076 4/- 1p.  The proceeds were allotted as follows: Lewis Blackiston produced two deeds, one dated May 25, 1795 and the other dated April 14, 1796 which conveyed to him the interests of William Massey and Daniel Massey; Lewis Blackiston is further entitled to one sixth of the land by virtue of his guardianship of his daughter Milcah Massey Blackiston; one half of the purchase money goes to Lewis Blackiston to be retained in his own hands; Ebenezer Palmer gets 346 8p; Mary Massey is allotted 346 8p; and Araminta Massey gets 346 8p. Signed by all of the aforesaid commissioners; TW:2:425 1798/03/19

Elijah Massey
County
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Date
Kent County: Elijah Massey, farmer, of Kent County in Maryland leases for 15 pounds per annum a 90 acre parcel called The Remains of My Lord's Gracious Grant (formerly leased to the late Robert Ormond, and adjacent to John Brogan's land) from Dennis Dulany. JS:29:383 1761/05/27
Kent County: Elijah Massey, farmer of Kent County in Maryland, buys for 284 5/- a 120 acre portion of the 307 acre tract called Angels Rest from John McCombs & his wife Litisha, William McCombs, and Jacob McComb & his wife Catharine. DD:3:107 1769/02/01
Kent County: Elijah Massey of Kent County in Maryland buys for 250 pounds (of Pennsylvania money) buys a 139.5 acre portion of a parcel called Angel's Rest (other parts belonging to John Carlslocks and Jacob Galifons) from Thomas Witherspoon and wife Susanna.  Possible intervention by Bryan Omeally. DD:3:406 1771/03/19
Kent County: Elijah Massey, farmer, of Kent County in Maryland for 5 shillings buys a 100 acre parcel, part of Angel's Lott (adjacent to land of the late Robert Little) from Samuel Davis, Jr., son of Philip Davis, deceased, who had bought the land from Simon Wilmer, also deceased. DD:5:61 1775/06/09
Kent County: Elijah Massey, farmer, of Kent County in Maryland for 500 pounds buys a 100 acre parcel adjacent to a tract called Smith's Park[e] from Samuel Davis, Jr., son of Philip Davis, deceased. DD:5:62 1775/06/09
Kent County: Elijah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for 410 in specie a 140 acre portion of the tract called Angels Rest from Cornelius Vansant, who purchased the tract from Jacob Gibson. BC:3:45 1790/07/15
Kent County: Benjamin Massey of Kent County, Maryland buys for 700 pounds from Elijah Massey and Nicholas Massey a 100-acre parcel of land that adjoins lands belonging to the estate of Robert Little. TW:2:149 1802/03/15
Kent County: Elijah Massey and Benjamin Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell a 54-1/2 acre portion and a 2-1/4 acre portion of Angels Rest for 552 to Casparis Meginniss, also of Kent County. TW:3:274 1805/09/05
Kent County: Casparis Meginniss and Elijah Massey make an agreement regarding the boundaries of Angels Rest. TW:3:388 1806/03/18
Kent County: Elijah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for 7/- 6p to Benjamin Massey, also of Kent County, the 121 acre parcel of Angels Rest that Elijah bought from John William and [illegible name.] BC:5:187 1808/02/19
Kent County: Benjamin Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells a 54-1/2 acre portion of Angels Lot for 552 10/- to Casparis Meginniss. BC:5:207 1808/03/08
Kent County: Winder Massey of the City of Baltimore in the State of Maryland buys a 142 acre portion of Angels Rest for $1.00 from his grandfather Elijah Massey, who purchased the tract from Cornelius Vansant, deceased, who in turn had obtained it from Jacob Gibson.  Ann Massey, mother of Winder Massey, now lives on Angels Rest.
BC:6:356 1811/03/19
Kent County: Benjamin Massey, Esquire, of Kent County, buys for 710 the 142 acre tract called Angels Rest from Winder Massey, gentleman of Baltimore County, who had bought the tract from his grandfather Elijah Massey. BC:6:479 1811/07/15
Kent County: Elijah Massey, out of love and affection for Pamela Lambden Massey (daughter of Benjamin Massey) and Francis Massey (daughter of James Massey) gives the 229 acre tract called Angels Rest (Elijah's present home) to Pamela and Francis as tenants in common with the proviso that, should Pamela die unmarried before the age of 21, her share of Angels Rest should go to Carolyn Massey (another daughter of Benjamin Massey).  Angels Rest was acquired by Elijah from Thomas Witherspoon and adjoins lands of Casparis Meginniss and Benjamin Massey. BC:6:476 1811/07/16
Kent County: Francis Massey Seegar, wife of Arthur Seegar, (both of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland) having reached the age of twenty one, completes the sale of her share of Angels Rest that had been willed to her and her sister Pamela Lambden Massey by Elijah Massey when Francis was a minor, on April 16, 1811.  Benjamin Massey of Kent County is the buyer, at $3,000.00.  According to the referenced deed, Pamela Lambden Massey is the daughter of Benjamin Massey and Francis Massey is the daughter of James Massey. WS:3:474 1821/12/29
Kent County: Joshua W. Massey and Pamela L. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sell for $1.00 to Benjamin Massy (Massey) for his natural life and Caroline E. Massy (Massey) for ever a 139-1/2 acre portion of Angels Lot that Pamela L[ambden] Massey was given by her grandfather Elijah Massy (Massey). TW:4:188 1823/01/30

Hemsley Massey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Queen Anne's County: Moses Massey  of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland gives out of good will and affection a number of items and real estate to his children: daughter Permela, son Samuel, son Hemsley, daughter Elizabeth, son Levi, his friend Rachel Lacharse and his daughter Permela, the wife of John Peters. To Parmela Massey Peters: a horse called Ball; To Samuel Massey: a horse called Liberty, one bed & furniture, one brindle cow, one sow & six pigs, one iron pot, one pewter dish & two ewes; to Hemsley Massey: one horse called Triall, one bed & furniture, one cow called Star, one sow and five pigs, one iron pot, one pewter dish, two ewes, one desk, one case of bottles, one slave woman named Silve; to Elizabeth Massey: one slave girl named Tempe, one horse called Sorrel, one (new) side saddle, one red & white cow, one brown heifer, one iron pot, one pewter dish, one red chest, one bed & furniture, two ewes, one sow, one white table; to Levi Massey: one colt called Kistor, one bed & furniture, one iron pot, one pewter dish, two ewes, one sow & five pigs, six pewter plates, one cow called Lill, one brown chest; to Rachel Lacharse: one cow called Blacko, one horse called Pall, the colt the mare is big with excepted, one small pewter dish, one ewe, one hog, one linen wheel and groat to the aforesaid names above mentioned.  Household stuff, implements, chattels to me belonging & which I may justly claim as in right, my own whether alive or dead as well moveables or things immoveable, both real & personal in whose hands custody or possession so ever they be or whosoever the same or any of them or any part of them can or may now hereafter be found remaining or being, as well in the messuage or tenement with the appurtenances wherein I now dwell as in any place or messuage whatsoever ... Witnesses: James Massey, William Massey, and Charles Simmond.
RT:L:445 1781/10/26
Queen Anne's County: Samuel Massey, planter of Queen Anne's County in Maryland sells for 240 to Hemsley Massey, planter, also of Queen Anne's County, a 60 acre portion of the tract called Friendship which Samuel Massey inherited from his father Moses Massey. STW:1:27 1788/03/25
Queen Anne's County: Samuel Massey, planter of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for 30 to Hemsley Massey, also of Queen Anne's County, one slave girl about five years old named Temssy, one slave child about three years old named Stan, one small boy named Corner Cubbard, one blue chest, one bed with some furniture, the whole valued at about 30. STW:1:29 1788/03/25
Queen Anne's County: James Massey, Senior, planter of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for 5/- to James Massey, Junior, also of Queen Anne's County a portion of the tract called Friendship, lying in Queen Anne's County. ... a division line between Hemsley Massey and the said James Massey, Senior. STW:2:405 1793/05/20
Queen Anne's County: Hemsley Massey, gentleman of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for 5/- out of love and affection to Pamelia (Pamela) Massey, his daughter, all that part of a tract of land on the West side of the Unicorn Branch of Chester River  which was formerly the property of Hemsley Massey, father to the said Hemsley Massey, and which is now in the tenure of [i.e., leased to] William Beely Clark. STW:4:26 1796/06/13
Queen Anne's County: Hemsley Massey, farmer of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for 1,106 10/- from James Gilbert and George Gilbert, farmers, also of Queen Anne's County, 169-1/2 acres, consisting of one portion of the tract called Jerusalem which lies to the Westward of William Gilbert's dwelling house. STW:4:49 1796/08/09
Queen Anne's County: Hemsley Massey, farmer of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for 213 from William Gilbert, also farmer of Queeen Anne's County, a 30-1/2 acre portion of the tract called Neglect lying in Queen Anne's County, which William Gilbert formerly purchased from Jonathan Jester. Courses: Beginning at a stone standing at the end of the first line of the tract called Jerusalem ...
STW:4:51 1796/08/09
Queen Anne's County: At James Massey's request, a commission is hereby set up to commemorate the memory of the bounds of these lands, all lying in Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland: part of Friendship, part of Spry's Friendship, part of Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected, all of Spry's Chance, and part of Hazard which descended to James Massey and Joshua Massey by the death of their father, James Massey, who died intestate. The commission was composed of Benjamin Roberts, Thomas Seegar, George Jackson, Samuel Rochester and James Ronberry, gentlemen of Queen Anne's County, but George Jackson did not participate. The commissioners appointed Cornelius Comegys as surveyor and John Comegys and David Spry as chain carriers.  After their survey, which encompassed the contiguous tracts totaling 459 acres, a division line was chosen such that the land lying Northward of the division line would go to James Massey and be adjacent to lands he already owns, and lands to the Southward of the division line would go to Joshua Massey as of November 29, 1797. RT:3:314 1797/10/28
Queen Anne's County: James Massey, farmer of Queen Annee's County in the State of Maryland sells for 1,275 to Hemsley Massey, also farmer of Queen Anne's County, parts of the following tracts totaling 345 acres: Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected, Spry's Chance, and Spry's Friendship ... a division line formerly established between James Massey, deceased, and William Massey, also deceased, by the Will of their late father, James Massey ... One exception is a forty foot square burial ground within Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected that is reserved for James Massey and his heirs with the privilege of egress and regress. STW:4:445 1798/06/12
Queen Anne's County: Hemsley Massey, farmer of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, sells for 5/- to James Massey, also farmer of Queen Anne's County, 242-3/8 acres in two parts of the tract called Jerusalem, one of the tract called Neglect, and another from the tract called Knowless (Knowles) Range.  The first part of the tract called Jerusalem, containing 123-1/2 acres, lies to the Westward of the dividing house of James Massey (which James Massey lately purchased from William Gilbert of Queen Anne's County). STW:4:499 1798/09/08
Queen Anne's County: Hemsley Massey buys for 110 from Joshua Thomas, of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, the slave named James, age about thirty  years and formerly the property of William Page of Queen Anne's County. STW:5:380 1801/01/30
Queen Anne's County: Hemsley Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for 280 pounds, 10 shillings buys a 46.75 acre tract of land called Collins Range in Queen Anne's County from Daniel Toas Massey, farmer, and unnamed wife. STW:5:527 1801/09/21
Queen Anne's County: Hemsley Massey, of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, buys for 100 from David Nevil, also of Queen Anne's County, a slave boy called Pere, about eighteen years of age. STW:6:30 1802/03/09
Queen Anne's County: Patent - The Widows Lot: 2 acres  - Developer/Owner: Hemsley Massey. IC:B:148 1803/01/01
Queen Anne's County: Hemsley Massey and James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buy for 30 from Daniel Hockings, also of Queen Anne's County, the slave woman called Eve, about forty years old. STW:6:264 1803/02/08
Queen Anne's County:Patent - Masseys Meadow: 9-1/4 acres - Developer/Owner: Hemsley Massey. IC:B:223 1803/07/26
Queen Anne's County: Hemsley Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for 1,500 pounds buys a 399.5 acre tract of land (including the 46.75 acres bought in 1801) called Collins Range or Collins His Range in Queen Anne's County from Daniel Toas Massey, farmer. ... said lines also include the quantity of forty six acres and three eights of an acre of land heretofore sold and conveyed by the said Daniel Toas Massey to the said Hemsley Massey and for which no consideration money is now paid by the said Hemsley Massey to the said Daniel Toas Massey.   Witnesses: William Lindsay, William B. Hackett, William & Joshua Massey, and Hemsley Massey. STW:6:493 1804/10/04
Queen Anne's County: Hemsley Massey, farmer of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $5.00 from Philip Reed, Esquire, of Kent County, a 399-1/2 acre portion of the tract variously called Collins Range or Collins His Range lying in Queen Anne's County. STW:6:495 1804/10/25
Queen Anne's County: Hemsley Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for 175 from Richard Covington and wife Elizabeth, also of Queen Anne's County, a portion of the tract called Manor's Chance, lying in Queen Anne's County. STW:7:197 1804/12/28
Queen Anne's County: Hemsley Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for 330 from John Maynor, also of Queen Anne's County, all of his sixth parts of a number of tracts of land in Queen Anne's County called [illegible] Chance, [illegible] Tract, Jones Delight, two lots at [illegible] Cross Roads, being part of a tract called [illegible], Friendship and Spry's Chance which descended to him from his father Benjamin Maynor, who died intestate about August 1, 18[illegible] ... John Maynor also had a brother, Mark Maynor who died about September 1, 1803, from whom John Maynor [may have - illegible reading here] inherited one fourth parts of the tracts called Isaac's Delight, and [illegible] containing about one hundred and twenty acres. STW:7:272 1805/05/16
Queen Anne's County: Hemsley Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for 550 10/- 6p from John Spry, also of Queen Anne's County, a 76-1/4 acre portion of the tract called Spry's Adventure, lying in Queen Anne's County. STW:7:361 1805/09/16
Queen Anne's County: James Massey, farmer of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, stands indebted in the sum of  2,862 8/- 9p to William Tilghman, gentleman of the City of Philadelphia, and intends to secure the payment of this debt in three annual and equal installments with legal interest by the following mortgage on 501-1/4 acres of his land: James Massey, in consideration of the sum of five shillings paid to him by William Tilghman, sells to him  portions of two tracts, one called Addition, the other, Hemsley's Reserve. STW:8:29 1806/01/04
Queen Anne's County: James Massey, farmer of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, completes the repayment of his debt to William Tilghman, Esquire, deceased, of the City of Philadelphia, by purchasing the combined 880-3/4 acres of Addition, Hemsley's Reserve, and Whitton for the sum remaining due on the mortgage of January 4, 1806, by a complex transaction.  It seems from the records of Orphan's Court in Kent County that the mortgage was sold to Capt. Richard Bennett Lloyd, since deceased, who had leased the land to William Robinson and a man named Green, which he purchased of James Hindeman, and the land fell to Philemon Tilghman, son of the elder William, who  soon died, leaving the land to be sold for the best price. Sons James Tilghman and William Tilghman were set to that task, but James died, leaving the present William Tilghman to complete the sale to James Massey for 5,724 17/- 6p at the rate of 6 10/- per acre, of the original 852-3/4 acres plus the 28 acres of the adjoining tract called Whitton. STW:8:44 1806/01/17
Queen Anne's County: Hemsley Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for 60 from Jonathan Evans, also of Queen Anne's County, the slave named Isaac, about thirty two years old. STW:8:54 1806/01/21
Queen Anne's County: Hemsley Massey [of Queen  Anne's County in the State of Maryland] buys for $266.67 from Henry Pryor, administrator of the estate of Cornelius Comegys, a slave named Peter, twenty two years of age, formerly the property of Cornelius Comegys. STW:9:154 1807/01/18
Queen Anne's County: Hemsley Massey, gentleman of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, accepts a bond in the amount of $1,200 from Charles Price, physician, also of Queen Anne's County to secure a debt of $600, to be repaid by Mr. Price at the rate of two hundred dollars on each successive December 25th of the years 1808, 1809, and 1810, with legal interest thereon. Further security is provided by the indenture ceding title to Mr. Massey of a lot of land and messuage located at Sudlers Cross Roads in Queen Anne's County described in a deed bearing the date of January 14, 1807, for which Mr. Massey paid $5 to Mr. Price; the deed is to become null and void if Mr. Price makes good on his debt to Mr. Massey. STW:8:376 1807/02/02
Queen Anne's County: Hemsley Massey, gentleman of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $860.00 to George Palmer, Esquire, also of Queen Anne's County, two lots located in Queen Anne's County, one of which formerly belonged to Sarah Maynor, late of Queen Anne's County, being part of several tracts called The Addition, The Beginning, and Stead's Go Between, which were surveyed and divided by a commission appointed by Queen Anne's County Court to distribute the lands among the children  of Sarah Maynor, Lot No. [illegible] being allotted to John Maynor, edest son, who sold it to Hemsley Massey, ... The second lot is part of a tract called Joneses Delight, formerly the property of Benjamin Maynor, late of Queen Anne's County, which descended unto John Maynor and the other children and heirs. STW:8:390 1807/02/10
Queen Anne's County: Hemsley Massey, gentleman of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $600.00 to Dr. Charles Price, physician, also of Queen Anne's County, two lots of land, one purchased from Thomas Sudler, late of Queen Anne's County, the other sold by Benjamin Maynor, also late of Queen Anne's County, later descended to John Maynor and other children of Benjamin Maynor, from whom Hemsley Massey purchased them, properly divided. STW:8:411 1807/05/30
Queen Anne's County: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for 5/- to Ann Massey Elliott, wife of Samuel Elliott, all of the lands which his father, Hemsley Massey, deceased, left to Joshua's sister Ann Massey, now Ann Elliott, also of Queen Anne's County. Hemsley Massey left to Joshua Massey and to his legitimate children all the lands on which he resided as well as half of the land which he purchased from Philip Reed and from Daniel T. Massey, that being the half next to the land of George Palmer.  Joshua now wishes to comply with the Will of his father, Hemsley Massey, by conveying to Ann Massey Elliott her share of the aforesaid lands, being all that part of Friendship, all of Masseys Part of Friendship Corrected, two parts of a tract called Bridgewater, and all of the tract called Nasby's Addition. STW:10:267 1809/03/02
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey and wife Emily Ann Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $3,000.00 to Samuel O. Meginniss of Queen Anne's County all that tract called Collins Range, containing 400 acres, excepting 24 acres willed by Hemsley Massey, late of Queen Anne's County to Joshua Massey, also deceased and late of Queen Anne's County, and a few acres sold by Ebenezer T. Massey and wife to Winbert [illegible surname], which land descended to Ebenezer T. Masseyand wife Emily Ann Massey by the death of her father Hemsley Massey, late of Queen Anne's County, all lands lying in the upper part of Queen Anne's County whereon John Jones now lives, which was purchased by Hemsley Massey from Daniel T. Massey, late of Queen Anne's County,and is bounded on the North by the lands of John Rochester's heirs, on the East by the lands of Samuel Cacy, on the South by the lands of Joshua W. Massey's heirs, and on the West by the [two letters] Lyon Branch. JT:1:139 1834/07/15
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey and his wife, formerly Emily Ann Massey, formerly of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $150.00 to Christopher Garthand of Queen Anne's County, all of the tract called Shedmore (or Skidmore) that Emily Ann Massey inherited from her father, Hemsley Massey, deceased, which is  described in the deed dated January 14, 1807, and recorded in Liber STW, [No.8], Folio 411, 412 & 413. JT:2:217 1837/05/08
Queen Anne's County: Frances Massey, widow of James Massey, deceased, both of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland agrees with Charles J.B. Mitchell, also of Queen Anne's County, to exchange her dower rights in all that 412 acre plantation lying in Queen Anne's County adjoining Queen's Town, on which the said James Massey resided at the time of his death, and which is composed of parts of various tracts called Neale's Residence, Lord's Gift, Hemsley, Emory's Fortune, and  Comsey's Addition or Ronnie's Outlet, containing four hundred and twelve acres, which the said Charles J.B. Mitchell already owns, in return for an annuity or rent charge during her lifetime of three hundred and fifty dollars. payable in equal quarterly installments, commencing from December 1, 1854, on the last days of March, June, September and December of the year 1854 and of each and every year thereafter as long as the said Frances Massey may live without any deduction or abatement for any cause whatever. JP:1:525 1853/10/04

Benjamin Addison Massey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Queen Anne's County: A commission is set up to divide the lands of the late Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland and is made up of the following men: Jesse Knock, William H. Foster, Arthur E. Sudler, James Giant [maybe Skint], and Edward Coppage, all of Queen Anne's County.  The lands at issue are: Friendship, Maynors Chance, Irish Farm etc. The heirs of Joshua W. Massey are: William R. Massey, James H. Massey, Marietta I. Dobbs (wife of Alexander Dobbs, formerly Marietta Massey) Joseph A. Massey, Thomas C. Massey, Benjamin A. Massey and Pamela L. Massey, his widow.  Thomas C. Massey, who was a minor, initiated the formation of this commission in order properly to divide the lands of Joshua W. Massey.
JT:4:498 1845/08/19
Queen Anne's County: Pamela L. Massey, Joshua A. Massey, and [] his wife, all of the County of Sumples in the State of Alabama, Benjamin A. Massey and Anna Massey, his wife, Thomas E. Massey and Sara Massey, his wife, and Alexander F. Dobbs and Henrietta Dobbs, his wife, all of the State of Ohio, sell for $3,000.00 to Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland the tracts called Maynor's Chance, Tilghman's Friendship, and Collins Range, formerly the property of Joshua W. Massey, deceased, who was the husband of Pamela L. Massey and the father of Joshua A. Massey, Benjamin A. Massey, Thomas E. Massey, and Henrietta I. Dobbs, his children and heirs at law. JT:5:345 1847/12/07
Queen Anne's County: A commission described in Liber JT No.4 Folio 498 evaluated and then sold at public auction the lands of the late Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland. The present deed describes the sale and lands conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland. As before, the commissioners are Jesse Knock of Kent County, and William H. Foster and Arthur E. Sudler of Queen Anne's County. The commission was established by petition from Benjamin A. Massey to dispose fairly the lands of Joshua W. Massey, now among them the tracts called Tilghman's Friendship, Pryor's [illegible], and Maynor's Chance. ... twenty acres was assigned to Pamela L. Massey as part of her dower. JT:5:493 1848/05/29

John Massey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Queen Anne's County: John Massey and James Massey, shoemakers of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, buy for 6,000 pounds of leaf tobacco from John Andrew, planter, and Hannah his wife, as well as Boynton Newnam and Hannah his wife, all of Queen Anne's County, the 118-1/2 acre parcel called Smith's Delight RT:C:6 1743/07/28
Kent County: John Massey, planter of Queen Anne's County in Maryland and wife Sarah Usher Massey, granddaughter of Thomas Usher and cousin and heir of John Usher, sell for 55 a 55 acre tract called Neglect to William Wilshire, also a planter, of Kent County.
JS:28:112 1755/01/20
Queen Anne's County: John Massey, planter  (son of James Massey, deceased) of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for 2 pounds, 2 shillings buys a 13.25 acre tract of land called Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected from James Massey, planter. RT:F:220 1762/06/22
Kent County: Mary Massey, et al, widow of Daniel Massey, inherits the tract called Partnership, 110 acres of which are to be divided amongst the heirs: John Massey (100 acres) his four grandsons Daniel Toas Massey, Stephen Massey, Joseph Massey, and John Massey, (two thirds of the unstated remainder) and his 10 granddaughters (one acre each), from Mary Massey to receive the last one third of the remainder from among the four grandsons' lands.  Commissioners: Robert Maxwell, James Pearce, and Nathaniel Comegys under a bond of 10,000 pounds of specie. Mary Massey is the widow of Daniel Massey, decedent, whose Will is being settled.  Guardians for the underage heirs: Abraham Falconar, guardian to Joseph Massey, son of Joseph; Josiah Massey, guardian to John Massey, son of said Joseph.  Note: the acreage of Partnership is nowhere mentioned, and the survey of the entire tract is not included in this document.  Adjoining tracts include Henry Clark's land and Holdman Johnston's heirs' land. EF:6:37 1781/03/19
Kent County: Lewis Inry and Elizabeth (nee Massey) Inry of Kent County in Maryland buy for an additional 16 pounds, 2 shillings and 6 pence (over 68 pounds, 5 shillings, 6 pence already paid) for a 0.5 acre  parcel called Rich Leville (which Simon Wilmer once sold to Benjamin Dawes) from the heirs of  Thomas Gilpin (Sarah Massey had sold the land to Thomas Gilpin, who died before the transaction could be completed; afterwards Sarah Massey also died intestate, having born John Massey, who was lost at sea, and the aforesaid Elizabeth Massey, sole surviving heir) i.e., Lydia Gilpin, Thomas Fisher, Samuel Rowland Fisher, Miers Fisher, and Joshua Gilpin, collectively represented by William Tilghman, Esquire. EF:7:527 1790/01/04
Kent County: Joseph Massey (as partner and together with the late Abraham [?] Massey), merchant of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sells, for (shortening a long story involving a debt and Susannah Warder Parkes Humpany, merchant of the City of Philadelphia and Jeremiah Warder) 348 5/- 5-1/2p, a 200 acre part of the tract called Partnership which Joseph inherited from Daniel Massey, deceased, unto John Warder of the City of Philadelphia.  Courses: Beginning at a stone laid on the West side of the main road leading from the Head of Sassafras River to the Head of Chester River, then running West two and a half degrees North three hundred and eighty perches with the division line of the said Joseph Massey and a certain John Massey's lands ...
EF:7:532 1790/02/23
Queen Anne's County: John Massey was a minor when this valuation was done so as to estimate the amount of yearly payment his guardian William Hathaway should pay John for operating his own 507 acre plantation, called Bridgewater.  Justice of the Peace Abraham Falconar and two good citizens, Francis Rochester and Abraham Millon, visited the land and premises to do so, coming up with a valuation of fifty pounds annually, reduced because the wife of William Falconar had a dower right to one-third of such income, leaving John Massey with 33 pounds and change per year.
STW:1:454 1790/07/28
Queen Anne's County: John Massey executes the manumission of a slave named Daniel, to be effective on the first of January of the following year, after receiving $600 cash from Robert Mattey in consideration for doing so. STW:8:114 1806/03/10
Queen Anne's County: John Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for 5/- from Daniel Rochester, also of Queen Anne's County, a 196 acre portion of the tract called Bridgewater in Queen Anne's County. STW:9:143 1807/12/26
Queen Anne's County: John Massey and wife Mary of Queen Anne's County sell for five shillings the 196 acre tract called Bridgewater to Daniel Rochester.  STW:9:144 1807/12/19
Queen Anne's County: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County buys for $5 the 500 acre tract of land called Bridgewater from John Massey as collateral for the sum of 250 owed by John to Joshua, which sale becomes null and void if John Massey makes good on his debt. STW:9:192 1809/10/27
Kent County: Benjamin Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys, for $1,500.00, a 60 acre portion of Angels Rest and 15 acres of woodland in Partnership from Moses Tenannt and wife Frances H. Tennant, also of Kent County. The parcel lies in the North West corner of the roads leading from Masseys Cross Roads to the Head of Sassafras River and from the aforesaid Cross Roads to Georgetown, containing sixty acres, and also fifteen acres of woodland contained and being in the before-mentioned tract called Partnership adjoining the lands of the heirs of the late John Massy (Massey) and John Neuman. BC:6:106 1810/02/19
Queen Anne's County: John Massey for the sum of $1.00 sells the 200 acre tract called Bridgewater (inherited from his late father Eleazer Massey) and sundry slave boys James, Emmanuel, Barry and John, and a slave girl named Esther, to be placed in trust with James Duhanel for his daughters Rachel, Sarah Ann, and unnamed children. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Robert Stevens and John Duhanel.
JB:1:283 1812/04/28
Queen Anne's County: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland completes the sale of the tract called Bridgewater to Juliet Massey and Sarah Ann Massey, the only children and heirs of John Massey, deceased. John Massey had purchased Bridgewater from Joshua Massey by a mortgage deed dated October 27, 1809 for for 250; the mortgage to Joshua Massey has now been fully satisfied and so he his conveying Bridgewater to Juliet and Sarah Ann Massey for $1.00. JB:2:112 1813/06/26

Ebenezer Thomas Massey
and
Emily Ann Massey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Kent County: Emily Ann Massey of Kent County in Maryland buys for $3,696.00 the combined 154 acres of parts of the tracts, Angel's Rest, Angel's Lot, Partnership, and Spring Garden from Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in a land swap between Ebenezer T. Massey and Emily Ann Massey of Kent County and Joshua W. Massey and Pamela Lambden Massey of Queen Anne's County, said swap being made possible by Act of the Legislature of Maryland passed February 21st, 1822, Chapter 164, and endorsed as to the equivalence in value of the lands by a commission formed of James Parker, Mr. Osborne, and William Moffitt. TW:4:179 1822/08/08
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey and Emily Ann Massey of Kent County in Maryland sell for $4,600.00 all or parts of the following tracts of land, all lying in Queen Anne's County: Maynor's Chance (150 acres), Spry's Adventure (76-1/4 acres), Massey's Meadows (3+ acres), and Widow's Lott (2 acres), following the directive of an act of the Assembly passed February 15, 1822, to Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County.  These tracts abut each other and several other tracts: Dunganon, Shepherd's Forest, Shephard's [illegible] Addition, and Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected, & a tract of land called Maynor's Chance. TM:3:50 1822/09/18
Kent County: Ebenezer Thomas Massey buys for $12,218.75 the combined 384 acre parcels, including Angel's Rest, Angel's Lot, Partnership, and Spring Garden, from Benjamin Massey. ... Also, another tract of land containing four acres being a part of Partnership which said tract of land said Benjamin Massey purchased of Cornelius Comegys in which he, said Cornelius Comegys, purchased of Philip [illegible] trustee for the estate of William [illegible]. TW:4:178 1823/08/09
Kent County: Benjamin Masden and Nathaniel Bunker of the City of Philadelphia authorize the Clerk of Kent County to set up a commission to authorize the execution of a deed of transfer to Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland for land conveyed in a mortgage recorded by deed on January 7, 1820. Accordingly, Thomas Worrell, Esquire, Clerk of Kent County Court is hereby authorized to direct the commissioners Samuel Spackman, John White and John J. Caroling, Junior, merchants of the City of Philadelphia to take, receive and certify [the] acknowledgement.  ... [Note: the previous commission was set up to review a sale to Benjamin Massey; in the interim, Benjamin sold the land, presumably the two portions of Partnership totaling 262 acres, to Ebenezer T. Massey - GL,III,ed.] TW:4:420 1824/05/30
Kent County: Benjamin Masden and Nathan Bunker of the City of Philadelphia are issued the authorization of a commission set up to review the transfer of land previously sold by deed of mortgage to Benjamin Massey.  Benjamin then independently sold the land to Ebenezer T. Massey.  The commissioners are Samuel Spackman, John White, and John Harding, Junior, Esquire of the City of Philadelphia. TW:4:580 1824/11/11
Queen Anne's County: Joshua I. Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for 200 dollars buys a 16 acre tract of land called Spry's Chance and another tract of 33 acres called Friendship (purchased from Robert Holliday or Holoday by Benjamin Massey, deceased) from Ebenezer T. Massey and wife Emily.  Adjoining lands include parcels owned by Joseph Thompson, Benjamin Covington. TM:4:430 1827/10/23
Kent County: Augustin Hall, free Negro of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sells the 17 acre lot whereon he now lives for $125.00 to Ebenezer T. Massey, also of Kent County.  The land lies in Kent County on the road leading from Masseys Cross Roads to Georgetown Cross Roads and is the parcel which the aforesaid Augustin Hall purchased from William Glascow and wife in January 1800. JNG:1:236 1828/03/08
Kent County: William Thomas ([son ?] of John) of Kent County in the State of Maryland, in order to take advantage of the bankruptcy laws of Maryland, transfers for 5/- to Ebenezer T. Massey, also of Kent county, the 500 acre parcel in Queen Anne's County, Maryland, that was formerly owned by Lewis Blackiston, deceased, from whom William Thomas leased the land, and against which Samuel G. Gibson has executed a lien for a large sum of money.  Also included is a one acre lot which William Thomas had purchased from Richard Lacy (free Negro) as well as the following list of personal property which have been conveyed to Alexander C. Cosden by Bill of Sale: One [illegible], ten trunks, one [illegible], one tin canister, one silver ladle, thirty six silver spoons, one pair of silver sugar tongs, one bureau, one small stove, and one pianoforte. Excluded are wearing apparel and bedding for himself and family. Ebenezer T. Massey also acquires Mr. Thomas's debts in this transaction. JNG:2:156 1830/03/18
Kent County: Hannah Riley signs over for $300.00 to David Cummins all her right, title and interest in the mortgage deed dated January 23, 1835, executed with Ebenezer T. Massey (JNG:3:514) that covers the parcels, Meginniss Part of Angels Rest Resurveyed, Angels Lot and Smiths (Smyths) Park; and a woodland, totaling 400 acres. JNG:2:458 1831/10/07
Kent County: John B. Eccleston, acting as Trustee for Chancery Court, sells for $5.00 a 2 acre parcel of land formerly owned by Thomas Numberg, deceased, late of Kent County, along with debts owed by Mr. Numberg, to Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County.  The land is located at Massey's Cross Roads in Kent County, being a lot formerly owned by Mary Newnam, deceased. Thomas Numberg had bought the Newnam property under a commission from Kent County Court but had failed to satisfy several bonds given to the heirs of Mary Neenam; hence this forced sale, wherein Mr. Massey becomes obliged to settle the debt and discharge the liens instead. JNG:3:189 1833/08/06
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer Thomas Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for from Isaac Hines, trustee assigned by Chancery Court of Maryland to dispose of three acres of the lands of Isaac Jackson, who had sold them to Ebenezer Thomas Massey by a deed which remained unpaid at the time of Mr. Jackson's death, a balance of $500.00 remaining due, since satisfied by payment of that sum with legal interest to trustee Isaac Hines, and to Sarah Elizabeth Jackson, widow of Isaac Jackson in lieu of dower, so Mr. Hines has agreed to execute the present deed. TM:6:527 1833/10/30
Kent County: Mary Thomas of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $2,000.00 to Ebenezer T. Massey part of the parcel called London Bridge Renewed, which was conveyed by Ann Thomas to James Parker and Catherine Parker, his wife, with provisions in favor of Catherine, reference being to the deed dated July 11,1827 and to her Will of the same date. JNG:3:354 1834/03/18
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey and wife Emily Ann Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $3,000.00 to Samuel O. Meginniss of Queen Anne's County all that tract called Collins Range, containing 400 acres, excepting 24 acres willed by Hemsley Massey, late of Queen Anne's County to Joshua Massey, also deceased and late of Queen Anne's County, and a few acres sold by Ebenezer T. Massey and wife to Winbert [illegible surname], which land descended to Ebenezer T. Massey and wife Emily Ann Massey by the death of her father Hemsley Massey, late of Queen Anne's County, all lands lying in the upper part of Queen Anne's County whereon John Jones now lives, which was purchased by Hemsley Massey from Daniel T. Massey, late of Queen Anne's County,and is bounded on the North by the lands of John Rochester's heirs, on the East by the lands of Samuel Cacy, on the South by the lands of Joshua W. Massey's heirs, and on the West by the [two letters] Lyon Branch, containing about three hundred and seventy acres. JT:1:139 1834/07/15
Queen Anne's County: William R.Massey of Baltimore County in the State of Maryland agrees to relinquish his one sixth moiety in all the lands in Queen Anne's and Kent counties that he inherited from Joshua W. Massey in exchange for $1,000.00 in cash (less any money owed by William R. Massey to Pamela L. Massey at the time of settlement on the first of January next) and the transfer of slaves Robert and Shadrach paid to him by Pamela L. Massey of the City of Baltimore.  The lands are: Bath, Friendship Manors, Chance, White Oak, Adventure, and Browne's Purchase, which Joshua W. Massey purchased from James Barr of Kent County. Witnesses: Ebenezer T. Massey and Thomas Sappington.
JT:1:143 1834/07/21
Kent County: Emily Ann Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys, for $4,500.00 from Samuel C. Meginniss and wife Ann Meginniss of Queen Anne's County, the tracts called Meginniss Part of Angels Rest Resurveyed, Angels Lot, Smiths (Smyths) Park, and 20 acres of woodland in Spring Garden and Partnership.  The lands were devised to Samuel C. Meginniss and Hannah Riley by Casparis Meginniss, late of Kent County by his Will dated February 9, 1828. JNG:3:436 1834/09/17
Kent County: Hannah Riley of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $4,500.00 to Ebenezer T. Massey portions of the following tracts: Meginniss Part of Angels Rest Resurveyed, Angels Lot and Smiths (Smyths) Park; and a 20 acre woodland adjoining a woodlot owned by Samuel Carlock, being the same lands devised to the said Hannah Riley and Samuel C. Meginniss by the Will of their father, Casparis Meginniss, late of Kent County, dated February 9, 1828. JNG:3:501 1834/12/22
Kent County: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $5.00 to Hannah Riley, also of Kent County, the tracts for which he promised to pay $4,500.00 in a deed dated December 22, 1834: Meginniss Part of Angels Rest Resurveyed, Angels Lot and Smiths (Smyths) Park; and a woodland, totaling 400 acres.  The debt is to be paid in installments and be fully paid with legal interest by January 1, 1839, in which case the sale of the listed tracts becomes null and void. JNG:3:514 1835/01/20
Kent County: Commissioners Ebenezer T. Massey and Stephen Boyer of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $5.00 to Samuel Hurlock 337+ acres (worth $3,779.925) of the tracts called [The Remains of] His Lordships Gracious Grant and two lots in [The] Adventure. Samuel Hurlock petitioned the Kent County Court that Mary Newman died intestate, leaving these lands to her minor children: Nathan, James and Lorenzo Newman, and to William and Elizabeth Newman, but that William Newman improperly (because of the minority of three of the children) sold the real estate to Samuel Hurlock in a deed dated December 30, 1834. The commissioners (originally Ebenezer T. Massey, Stephen Boyer, and the late George Meginniss) had evaluated the lands in question and decided that they be sold in their entirety (rather than breaking them up among the heirs) and the proceeds divided proportionately among the heirs.  Consequently, they sold His Lordhips Gracious Grant to Samuel Hurlock for $15.00 per acre and 32+ acres of the land called [The] Adventure to Samuel Hurlock at $5.75 per acre, and another plot at $4.875 [per acre]. JNG:4:87 1835/11/02
Kent County: James F. Browne, formerly tax collector for Kent County in the State of Maryland, sells at auction the 120 acre tract called Rumford to settle a tax bill of $3.12 owed by the heirs of Joshua W. Massey. Pamela L[ambden] Massey is the high bidder at $6.00 through her agent Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County. JNG:4:433 1837/03/07
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey and his wife, formerly Emily Ann Massey, formerly of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $150.00 to Christopher Garthand of Queen Anne's County, all of the tract called Shedmore (or Skidmore) that Emily Ann Massey inherited from her father, Hemsley Massey, deceased, which is  described in the deed dated January 14, 1807, and recorded in Liber STW, [No.8], Folio 411, 412 & 413. JT:2:217 1837/05/08
Queen Anne's County: James H. Massey of Spring Hill in the State of Mississippi, trading as the firm of Massey & Wapon, is indebted $3,668.19 to the house of trade of Israel Griffith upon two promissory orders, one dated at Baltimore August 21, 1837 between Massey & Wapon and Ebenezer T. Massey, the other between Massey & Wapon and Israel Griffith for $1,168.19.  In order to secure the payment of these debts and to hold Ebenezer T. Massey harmless, James H. Massey sells for $5.00 to Israel Griffith and Ebenezer T. Massey one undivided fifth part being the share and interest of the said James H. Massey which he inherited from Joshua W. Massey, late of Queen Anne's County, father to James H. Massey, consisting of the Queen Anne's County tracts called Friendship, Bath, Collins Range, Maynor's Chance, Spry's Adventure and a tract located in Kent County, together with all the slaves of his late father, whether divided or undivided. The present conveyance is to take place only if James H. Massey fails to satisfy the enumerated debts; if he does make good, the sale becomes null and void and of no effect. Ebenezer T. Massey has the option to pay some of the debt himself and thereby to share in the ownership of the lands should James H. Massey default. JT:2:235 1837/09/19
Kent County: Hannah Riley, Nathaniel Meginnis, and Barsheba Meginnis of Kent County in the State of Delaware and David Cummins of Kent County in the State of Maryland release to Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County, Maryland, the lands which Ebenezer T. Massey had mortaged to Hannah Riley in a deed of mortgage dated January 20, 1835 (JNG:3:514-516): Meginniss Part of Angels Rest Resurveyed, Angels Lot and Smiths (Smyths) Park; and a woodland, totaling 400 acres, which Casparis Meginniss had devised to her and Casparis C. Meginniss in his Will dated February 9, 1828. In another deed (JNG:2:458-461) Hannah Riley indemnified Nathaniel Meginnis, and Barsheba Meginnis against all manner of harm that should arise because of her guardianship of Casparis M. Riley.  Hannah Riley also signed over her interest in the $4,500.00 mortgage to David Cummins in a deed (JNG:4:60). JNG:5:134 1837/11/07
Kent County: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $600.00 to Joseph Dodson of Cecil County a two acre tract located near Massey's Cross Roads that was sold to Ebenezer T. Massey by decree of the Chancery Court of Maryland by John B. Eccleston as trustee for the disposal of the real estate of Thomas Numbus, deceased, for the payment of his debts. The land was formerly owned by Mary Newman; and after her death it was purchased by Thomas Numbus. JNG:6:67 1839/01/04
Queen Anne's County: William R. Massey and wife Emily Ann [not the same Emily Ann Massey that married Ebenezer T. Massey - GL,III, ed.] of the Town of Alexandria, District of Columbia, being indebted to [difficult reading ahead !] A.C. Lazonas, John H. Jannoy, Grupper & Dean - Merchants [illegible] George L. Bumford of George Town, Crawford of McKim, George & Mayes, Mason & Hanlen, George C. Rollins, merchants of Baltimore and Bank of Potomac Alexandria [illegible words] amounting to about $2,800.00 which William R. Massey desires to pay to his creditors, through a deed of trust to Christopher Neale, one sixth of his equity in the following lands: Friendship, Bath, Manor's Chance, White Oak, Spry's Adventure, [illegible name] Purchase, containing in all about 2,600 acres in Queen Anne's and Kent counties, all of which belonged to his father, the late Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County, subject first to the dower right of Pamela L. Massey, widow of Joshua W. Massey, and also to a previous mortgage made and executed by William R. Massey to Joseph [illegible surname] of Baltimore for $1,000 or thereabouts.  Should William R. Massey [somehow] repay the stated debt, then this indenture becomes null and void.  If he defaults, then Christopher Neale is entitled to sell the aforesaid listed tracts piecemeal for cash until the debt is satisfied. JT:2:623 1839/03/01
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in  the State of Maryland buys for $880.00 from Thomas Gilpin of Brandywine Delaware a part of two large tracts in Queen Anne's County called London Bridge and Hall's Harbor which is on the South side of Chester River and on the East side of Sand Town. ... Also the said Thomas Gilpin includes in the conveyance an access lot from the said road, twenty feet wide along the East side of Hall's Harbor on the course of South forty six degrees East one hundred and twenty two perches to John E. Stuart's land and from the beginning stone of Hall's Harbor out to the public road of Queen Anne's County. JT:2:551 1839/05/06
Kent County: Ebenezer T. Massey, Nathaniel Meginniss, Joseph Moffett, and Ebenezer Welch, commissioners of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for to William A. Brice, also of Kent County, in response to the petition of William A. Brice, Simon W. Boyer and his wife Sarah Adelaid Boyer, alleging that James Brice, late of Kent County, possessed lands in Kent County containing a total of about five hundred acres, and stating that William A. Brice and Sarah Adelaid Brice, together with Elizabeth Ann Amelia Brice were the only children of the decedent, but as Elizabeth Ann Amelia Brice was a minor, no division had yet been made, which the petitioners now ask the Court to undertake. The lands, known as the Mansion Farm, are worth about $10.25 per acre, making the value $2,458.36; the lands, known as Forest Farm, worth about $10.00 per acre, amounts  to about $2,716.00.  William A.Brice, as the eldest, chose to take all the lands at issue and to issue bonds for the proper shares of the other heirs to settle their claims against the estate of James Brice. ... Also, other tracts called Bright Helmstead, Pearce's Meadows and Phillip's Neglect. [Note: William A. Brice subsequently sold much of these lands to Simon W. Boyer; see Liber JNG No.6, Folio 133, not included here - GL,III,ed.] JNG:6:128 1839/05/08
Queen Anne's County: Joshua I. Massey & wife Harriet M. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sell for $2,600.00 to Charles C. Murray of Kent County 229-1/2 acres of that part of the tract called Hazard ... Also two other tracts in Queen Anne's County called Spry's Chance and Friendship, containing forty nine acres which Joshua  Massey purchased from Ebenezer T. Massey by a deed dated September 6, 1827. JT:2:667 1839/12/27
Queen Anne's County: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $5.00 from Charles C. Murray of Kent County all those parts of Friendship and Hazard lying in Queen Anne's County to secure a promissory note for $1,060.00 that he accepted from Charles C. Murray, said note to be negotiable at the House of McQuban [spelling ?] in the Town of Millington. ...
Also those tracts located in Queen Anne's County called Spry's Chance and Friendship, containing forty nine acres which Joshua Massey purchased from Ebenezer T. Massey by deed dated September 9, 1817. This mortgage deed to become null and void if Charles C. Murray makes good on his promissory note of $1,060.00 on or before December 7, 1840.
JT:2:668 1839/12/27
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $703.37 from Israel Griffith of the City of Baltimore the mortgage deed of William R. Massey of Spring Hill in the State of Mississippi recorded in Liber JT No.2 Folio 235, 236 & 237 and dated September 4, 1837. By this deed Ebenezer T. Massey becomes the owner of any and all payments made by William R. Massey to satisfy the referenced deed of mortgage.
JT:3:198 1841/01/13
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey and wife Emily Ann of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $125.00 to Samuel Stinson of Queen Anne's County a portion of the tract called Benton's Luck. JT:3:533 1842/05/07
Queen Anne's County: James H. Massey & wife Anna E. Massey of Batesville, Independence County, in the State of Arkansas, sell for $3,000.00 to Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland parts of the following tracts inherited by James H. Massey from his father Joshua W. Massey, including Friendship, Maynors Chance, Bath, Collins Range, Spry's Adventure, and several others lying in Queen Anne's County as well as several in Kent County, as well as all the share and interest of James H. Massey in all the slaves and other personal estate of his aforesaid late father. Witnesses: Thomas Johnson, B.A. Massey, and Thomas Johnson, President Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit of the State of Arkansas; Charles St. Pelham is Clerk of the Circuit Court for the County of Independence in the State of Arkansas.
JT:3:579 1842/07/09
Kent County: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $2,145.00 from George N. Newnam and his wife Mary Newnam, both of Queen Anne's County, the plantation lying in Kent County ... being composed of and ma[??] of the tracts called Angels Lot, Angels Rest and Spring Garden. JNG:9:495 1844/09/17
Kent County: Ebenezer T. Massey and his wife Emily A. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $2,000.00 to Eleanor F. Massey, also of Kent County, the lot in the Town of Millington, Kent County, known as the Parker property, which is located on the North side of the street running from the center of said town, Westwardly to Wells' warehouse, and which was purchased by the said Ebenezer T. Massey from Mary Thomas, and which contains eight acres. JNG:10:58 1845/02/10
Queen Anne's County: A commission is set up to divide the lands of the late Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland and is made up of the following men: Jesse Knock, William H. Foster, Arthur E. Sudler, James Giant [maybe Skint], and Edward Coppage, all of Queen Anne's County.  The lands at issue are: Friendship, Maynors Chance, Irish Farm etc. The heirs of Joshua W. Massey are: William R. Massey, James H. Massey, Marietta I. Dobbs (wife of Alexander Dobbs, formerly Marietta Massey) Joseph A. Massey, Thomas C. Massey, Benjamin A. Massey and Pamela L. Massey, his widow.  Thomas C. Massey, who was a minor, initiated the formation of this commission in order properly to divide the lands of Joshua W. Massey.
Accordingly, the commission set about evaluating the lands as follows:

Tilghman's Friendship: 342 acres at $15.00 per acre - $5,130.00;
Lot No.2, called Bath: 317+ acres at $10.00 per acre - $3,178.45;
Lot No.3, a.k.a. Bath: 140 acres at $10.00 per acre - $1,400.00; and
Lot No.4, called Seegar's Purchase: 122 acres at $10 - $1,220.00.

They thereupon scheduled and advertised at public sale at Dixon's Tavern in Queen Anne's County, all of the above lands, excepting the dower right of Pamela L. Massey.  Ebenezer T. Massey subsequently became the highest bidder for Friendship; James [illegible surname] of Lots No.'s 2 & 3; Lot No.4, being mainly woodland, was divided among Lots No.'s 1, 2 & 3 [... unintelligible negotiations following...]. 
JT:4:498 1845/08/19
Queen Anne's County: A commission described in Liber JT No.4 Folio 498 evaluated and then sold at public auction the lands of the late Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland. The present deed describes the sale and lands conveyed to James Merrick, also of Queen Anne's County.  However, William R. Massey has by now alienated all his individual interest in his father's estate to Mssrs. [Perma] and Fisher of the City of Baltimore; James H. Massey has alienated all his interest to Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County; and Thomas E. Massey is still a minor.  The present commission is composed of the same men as the above-referenced previous commission and evaluated the lands at issue the same as before, except for the lands sold as part of Seegar's Purchase in the above referenced deed. JT:5:186 1847/02/09
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $412.00 from Francis R. Cacy of Queen Anne's County a fifty acre tract in Queen Anne's County, the metes and bounds of which are [unintelligible ...] Witnesses: Justices of the Peace E.E. Massey and Wesley Inman.
JT:5:200 1847/03/10
Queen Anne's County: Pamela L. Massey, Joshua A. Massey, and [] his wife, all of the County of Sumples in the State of Alabama, Benjamin A. Massey and Anna Massey, his wife, Thomas E. Massey and Sara Massey, his wife, and Alexander F. Dobbs and Henrietta Dobbs, his wife, all of the State of Ohio, sell for $3,000.00 to Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland the tracts called Maynor's Chance, Tilghman's Friendship, and Collins Range, formerly the property of Joshua W. Massey, deceased, who was the husband of Pamela L. Massey and the father of Joshua A. Massey, Benjamin A. Massey, Thomas E. Massey, and Henrietta I. Dobbs, his children and heirs at law. ... And also, all that part of Collins Range ... containing twenty acres, assigned to Pamela L. Massey for life as her dower.
JT:5:345 1847/12/07
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $150.00 to William Anderson of Queen Anne's County, a town lot in an unintelligible place. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace E.E.Massey and John N. Woodall.
JT:5:448 1848/05/09
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $400.00 from John McCormick and wife Jane Ann McCormick of Alexandria in the State of Virginia,a portion of the lands devised to William R. Massey which he subsequently sold to Henry Bruce, and thence from Bruce to John McCormick, which lands are Maynor's Chance, Tilghman's Friendship, Collins Range and Harriss's Rambles. JT:5:449 1848/05/09
Queen Anne's County: A commission described in Liber JT No.4 Folio 498 evaluated and then sold at public auction the lands of the late Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland. The present deed describes the sale and lands conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland. As before, the commissioners are Jesse Knock of Kent County, and William H. Foster and Arthur E. Sudler of Queen Anne's County. The commission was established by petition from Benjamin A. Massey to dispose fairly the lands of Joshua W. Massey, now among them the tracts called Tilghman's Friendship, Pryor's [illegible], and Maynor's Chance. ... Part of Tilghman's Friendship... containing twenty acres ... was assigned to Pamela L. Massey as part of her dower. JT:5:493 1848/05/29
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland in order to secure a bond for $1,001.00 to Clinton [illegible surname] accepts the mortgage of John C. Keene of Queen Anne's County for a tract called Bridgewater, lying in Queen Anne's County containing two hundred and fourteen acres as well as a long list of farm animals and equipment, personal and household items, said sale to become null and void if the terms of the bond are satisfied. JT:6:99 1849/06/12
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $500.00 from Edward F. Rasin and his wife Ann a portion of the tract called [illegible name] lying in Queen Anne's County within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the South West end of the divisional line between Thomas M. Blackiston's land and the land of Ebenezer T. Massey, and running thence with the same Thomas M. Blackiston's land South sixty six [degrees] West thirty five and 84/100 perches, then South nineteen and a quarter [degrees] West one hundred and twenty three and 76/100 perches to his lasnd, which formerly belonged to the heirs of Joshua W. Massey, now owned by Ebenezer T. Massey, then with that land the following corners and distances: South forty one and a half [degrees] East seventy three perches, then North seven and a quarter [degrees] East one hundred and eighty eight and 76/100 perches to the aforesaid beginnning, containing forty three and an eighth acres. JT:6:348 1850/05/30
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey and wife of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $500.00 to Edward F. Rasin, also of Kent County, the portion of Maynor's Chance lying in Queen Anne's County. JT:6:425 1850/09/14
Kent County: Ebenezer T. Massey and his wife Emily Ann Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $35.00 to William Thompson (Tomson), also of Kent County, all that tract lying in Kent County called Newnam's Purchase, containing twenty acres, formerly owned by Casparis Meginniss, and now adjoining the lands of Nathaniel Meginnniss, Senior, W. Boyer, James Spear, and others. JR:1:371 1851/02/18
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $2,000.00 to Mary E. Massey of Queen Anne's County, the Queen Anne's County tracts called (1) London Bridge, that lies on the South side of Chester River and partly adjoining on the East side of Sand Town, being part of his large tract of land severally called London Bridge and Halls Harbour ... and also (2) the lot lying in Sand Town that was purchased by the said Ebenezer T. Massey from the late Isaac Jackson, also of Queen Anne's County, on October 26, 1832, as appeared by a Chancery deed given to Ebenezer T. Massey by the late Isaac Hines of Kent County dated October 5, 1833.
JP:1:17 1852/02/03
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County and Charles McCollister of Queen Anne's County, both in the State of Maryland, buy by endorsing a $500.00 note, negotiable at the Farmers Bank of Easton, dated June 11, 1852, and payable six months after that date, from John C. Hurn for the tract called Bridgewater as security and to indemnify the said Ebenezer T. Massey and Charles McCollister against loss or liability. Bridgewater, lying in Queen Anne's County in the First Election District, was formerly owned by James Stant, deceased, and adjoins the lands of Thomas H. Blackiston and others and contains six hundred and fourteen acres, it being the same land that was purchased from Clinton Cook, trustee for the sale of the real estate of James Stuart, deceased, by deed dated March 31, 1852, and recorded in Liber JT No.1, Folio 76. If John C. Hurn does truly pay to the Farmers Bank of Easton the amount of the note and interest thereon on or before the date of its due, then the present conveyance shall be void and of no effect. JP:1:134 1852/06/14
Kent County: Doctor Charles H.B. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $300.00 from John E. Cole, also of Kent County, the lot lying in Masseys Cross Roads in Kent County which was devised to John E. Cole by the Last Will and Testament of the late John Cole to Abraham Cole for life and after his death to the said John E. Cole and his heirs, bounded on two sides by the main or public roads and on the other two sides by the lands of the late Ebenezer T. Massey and containing one acre. JFG:2:219 1854/08/10
Queen Anne's County: Emily A. Massey and Elijah Birdsall sell for $125.00 to John W.E. Sudler a lot of ground with all improvements, lying in Queen Anne's County on the Main Road leading from Sudlersville to Millington and being part of the farm owned by the late Ebenezer Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland and adjoining the said farm and the lands of John W.E. Sudler and being known recently as the Brick Kiln Corner. MB:2:379 1863/07/14
Kent County: Charles H.B. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $1,000.00 from George B. Money and his wife Mary W. Money, both of Delaware City in New Castle County in the State of Delaware, all that messuage and parcel located in Kent County that is contained within the following metes and bounds: Bounded on the West by the public road leading from the Head of Sassafras River to Millington, on the South by the public road leading from Galena to Smyrna, and on the North and East by land of the devisees of Ebenezer T. Massey, containing one acre, it being the same premises described as No.2 in a deed executed by Charles E. Marchant and his wife Hannah Matilda Marchant dated March 9, 1864, and also in a similar deed of conveyance executed by Patrick McConaughr and his wife Marian A.E. McConaughr, David Robertson and his wife Emma E. Robertson, and Joseph E. Money and his wife Susan Frances Money, dated April 26, 1864. Dr. Massey paid with a note for $500.00, payable in sixty days and another for $500.00, payable in ninety days. JKH:4:350 1864/07/21
Queen Anne's County: Thomas G.H. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $5,000.00 to Charles H.B. Massey, also of Kent County, the 362 acre tract called Tilghmans Friendship, lying in Queen Anne's County between Sudlersville and Millington, it being the same tract which was conveyed to the late Ebenezer T. Massey by Jesse Knock, W.H. Foster, and Arthur E. Sudler, commissioners appointed to divide and sell the real estate of Joshua W. Massey, by deed dated June 3, 1848, and recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 493; another part of Tilghmans Friendship lying in Queen Anne's County, containing twenty acres, which was conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey by Pamela L. Massey and Joshua A. Massey and others by deed dated September 18, 1841, and recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 345; and also a portion of the tract called Woodbridge Corrected (designated in the Last Will and Testament of Ebenezer T. Massey as the Cacy Purchase) lying in Queen Anne's County, containing fifty acres, which had been conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey by Francis C. Cacy by deed dated September 13, 1846, and recorded in Liber JP No.5, Folio 200, all of which lands were devised by the late Ebenezer T. Massey to his wife Emily Ann Massey for and during her natural life and after her death to his son, the said Thomas G.H. Massey, in fee simple. SED:1:404 1864/12/01
Queen Anne's County: Charles H.B. Massey and his wife Mary A.O. Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $5,000.00 to Thomas G.H. Massey of Westmoreland County in the State of Virginia all that tract called Tilghmans Friendship, lying in Queen Anne's County between Sudlersville and Millington, containing three hundred and sixty two acres, it being the same tract which was conveyed to the late Ebenezer T. Massey by Isaac Knock, W.H. Foster and Arthur B. Sudler, commissioners appointed to divide or sell the real estate of Joshua W. Massey by deed dated June 3, 1848, and recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 493; also [another] part of Tilghmans Friendship containing twenty acres which was conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey by Pamela L. Massey and Joshua A. Massey and others by deed dated September 8, 1841, [probably what is recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 345 - GL,III, ed.] and also the tract, part of Woodbridge Corrected, designated in the Last Will and Testament of Ebenezer T. Massey as the Cacy Purchase, containing fifty acres, it being the same tract conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey by Francis H. Cacy by deed dated September 13, 1846, [and recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 200] all of which tracts were devised by the late Ebenezer T. Massey to his wife Emily Ann Massey for and during her natural life, and after her death to his son, the said Thomas G.H. Massey in fee simple by his Last Will and Testament, and which were conveyed by the said Thomas G.H. Massey to the said Charles H.B. Massey by deed dated December 19, 1864, recorded in Liber SED No.1, Folio 404. SED:2:347 1866/06/14
Kent County: Emily Ann Massey of the City of Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania and B.H.C. Massey and his wife Bersheba Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $4,194.90 to Joseph A. Wickes, also of Kent County, by order of Judge John M. Robinson of the Circuit Court for Kent County in the case of Augusta Wickes vs. Augusta M. Wickes and others for the sale of the real estate. [Joseph A. Wickes] was [authorized] to loan for five years the purchase money amounting to four thousand one hundred and ninety for dollars and ninety cents to such person as he might deem proper, the interest to be paid annually and the sum or sums thus loaned by him to be secured by judgment on mortgage on real estate situated in Kent County, as by this deed he has so done to B.H.C. Massey and Emily Ann Massey. The mortgaged land lies in the First Election District of Kent County on the West side of the public road leading from Masseys Cross Roads to the head of Sassafras River and is contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a large stone on the West side of said road, which stone is also the beginning of the lands of R.B.M. Massey, and running thence with said road North twenty seven degrees East eight perches, thence with said road North seventeen degrees East eighty two and 32/100 perches to a stone, thence with said road North eighteen and a half degrees East forty nine and 20/100 perches to a stone, thence North forty six and three quarter degrees West fifty eight and 24/100 perches with the private road leading to the farm of the late Hannah Greenwood, thence with said private road South forty four degrees West [thirty] six perches, thence with said private road North sixty one and a half degrees West five and 48/100 perches, thence West four hundred and eighty six and 40/100 perches to a stone, thence South three quarter degree East ninety six perches to a stone, thence South sixty five degrees East two hundred and fifty one and 36/100 perches, thence South eighty eight and a half degrees East two hundred and eighty perches to the beginning, containing four hundred and five acres, it being the tract which was devised by the late Ebenezer T. Massey to his widow, the said Emily Ann Massey, for and during her natural life, and after her death to the said B.H.C. Massey in fee. This conveyance is to become void and of no effect if the said loan is repaid satisfactorily under the terms stated within the mortgage. JKH:6:216 1867/03/28

James H. Massey
County
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Date
Queen Anne's County: James H. Massey of Spring Hill in the State of Mississippi, trading as the firm of Massey & Wapon, is indebted $3,668.19 to the house of trade of Israel Griffith upon two promissory orders, one dated at Baltimore August 21, 1837 between Massey & Wapon and Ebenezer T. Massey, the other between Massey & Wapon and Israel Griffith for $1,168.19.  In order to secure the payment of these debts and to hold Ebenezer T. Massey harmless, James H. Massey sells for $5.00 to Israel Griffith and Ebenezer T. Massey one undivided fifth part being the share and interest of the said James H. Massey which he inherited from Joshua W. Massey, late of Queen Anne's County, father to James H. Massey, consisting of the Queen Anne's County tracts called Friendship, Bath, Collins Range, Maynor's Chance, Spry's Adventure and a tract located in Kent County, together with all the slaves of his late father, whether divided or undivided. The present conveyance is to take place only if James H. Massey fails to satisfy the enumerated debts; if he does make good, the sale becomes null and void and of no effect. Ebenezer T. Massey has the option to pay some of the debt himself and thereby to share in the ownership of the lands should James H. Massey default. JT:2:235 1837/09/19
Queen Anne's County: James H. Massey & wife Anna E. Massey of Batesville, Independence County, in the State of Arkansas, sell for $3,000.00 to Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland parts of the following tracts inherited by James H. Massey from his father Joshua W. Massey, including Friendship, Maynors Chance, Bath, Collins Range, Spry's Adventure, and several others lying in Queen Anne's County as well as several in Kent County, as well as all the share and interest of James H. Massey in all the slaves and other personal estate of his aforesaid late father. Witnesses: Thomas Johnson, B.A. Massey, and Thomas Johnson, President Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit of the State of Arkansas; Charles St. Pelham is Clerk of the Circuit Court for the County of Independence in the State of Arkansas.
JT:3:579 1842/07/09
Queen Anne's County: A commission is set up to divide the lands of the late Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland and is made up of the following men: Jesse Knock, William H. Foster, Arthur E. Sudler, James Giant [maybe Skint], and Edward Coppage, all of Queen Anne's County.  The lands at issue are: Friendship, Maynors Chance, Irish Farm etc. The heirs of Joshua W. Massey are: William R. Massey, James H. Massey, Marietta I. Dobbs (wife of Alexander Dobbs, formerly Marietta Massey) Joseph A. Massey, Thomas C. Massey, Benjamin A. Massey and Pamela L. Massey, his widow.  Thomas C. Massey, who was a minor, initiated the formation of this commission in order properly to divide the lands of Joshua W. Massey. ...
They thereupon scheduled and advertised at public sale at Dixon's Tavern in Queen Anne's County, all of the above lands, excepting the dower right of Pamela L. Massey.  Ebenezer T. Massey subsequently became the highest bidder for Friendship; James [illegible surname] of Lots No.'s 2 & 3; Lot No.4, being mainly woodland, was divided among Lots No.'s 1, 2 & 3 [... unintelligible negotiations following...]. 
JT:4:498 1845/08/19
Queen Anne's County: A commission described in Liber JT No.4 Folio 498 evaluated and then sold at public auction the lands of the late Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland. The present deed describes the sale and lands conveyed to James Merrick, also of Queen Anne's County.  However, William R. Massey has by now alienated all his individual interest in his father's estate to Mssrs. [Perma] and Fisher of the City of Baltimore; James H. Massey has alienated all his interest to Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County; and Thomas E. Massey is still a minor.  The present commission is composed of the same men as the above-referenced previous commission and evaluated the lands at issue the same as before, except for the lands sold as part of Seegar's Purchase in the above referenced deed. JT:5:186 1847/02/09

John T. Massey
County:
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Kent County: John T. Massey, son of the late Thomas O.D. Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, buys for $36.00 from Daniel Jones, also of Kent County, a lot of ground in George Town Cross Roads ... Previously, Joseph Moffett was appointed trustee by Kent County Court to dispose of the real estate of Josiah Massey, father of the said Thomas O.D. Massey, and sold a lot of ground in George Town Cross Roads to the said Daniel Jones for $36.06, which was duly recorded in a written agreement between Daniel Jones and Josiah Massey during Josiah Massey's lifetime, then intended to be conveyed from Daniel Jones through Thomas O.D. Massey to his son John T. Massey herein named. The present deed completes this transaction. JFG:4:454 1857/05/28
Kent County: John T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $40.00 to John Pennington, also of Kent County, the Shop and lot in Galena, Kent County ... being the same Shop and lot conveyed by Daniel Jones to the said John T. Massey by deed dated April 27, 1857, and recorded in Liber JFG No.4, Folio 454. JKH:3:306 1862/10/28

Joshua Massey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Queen Anne's County: At James Massey's request, a commission is hereby set up to commemorate the memory of the bounds of these lands, all lying in Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland: part of Friendship, part of Spry's Friendship, part of Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected, all of Spry's Chance, and part of Hazard which descended to James Massey and Joshua Massey by the death of their father, James Massey, who died intestate. The commission was composed of Benjamin Roberts, Thomas Seegar, George Jackson, Samuel Rochester and James Ronberry, gentlemen of Queen Anne's County, but George Jackson did not participate. The commissioners appointed Cornelius Comegys as surveyor and John Comegys and David Spry as chain carriers.  After their survey, which encompassed the contiguous tracts totaling 459 acres, a division line was chosen such that the land lying Northward of the division line would go to James Massey and be adjacent to lands he already owns, and lands to the Southward of the division line would go to Joshua Massey as of November 29, 1797. [Note: For Joshua Massey, read "the original Joshua Massey;" for Joshua Massey, Jr., read "Joshua Massey, Senior." The ensuing Joshua Massey, Junior, is younger yet - GL,III, ed.]
RT:3:314 1797/10/28
Queen Anne's County: James Massey, farmer of Queen Annee's County in the State of Maryland sells for 1,275 to Hemsley Massey, also farmer of Queen Anne's County, parts of the following tracts totaling 345 acres: Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected, Spry's Chance, and Spry's Friendship ... a division line formerly established between James Massey, deceased, and William Massey, also deceased, by the Will of their late father, James Massey, ... a division line between the said James Massey and Joshua Massey, then by and with the said division line ... to another stone standing at the other end of the aforesaid division line between the lands of James Massey and Joshua Massey... STW:4:445 1798/06/12
Queen Anne's County: James Massey and Joshua Massey, of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, buy for 5/- from Abraham Falconar of Baltimore, decreed by court order as trustee of the estate of William Falconar, late of Queen Anne's County, William Falconar's portions of the tracts called Harris's Hazard (22-1/2 acres), Friendship and Tilghman's Friendship (180 acres), and Spry's Chance (14 acres) all lying in Queen Anne's County. Abraham had at first conveyed these lands at public sale to James Massey, father to the present James and Joshua Massey, but James the elder died intestate on December 1, 1795, leaving James Massey, Junior, and Joshua Massey as his sole heirs. The present deed completes the transfer of the ownership of the lands described above to James and Joshua Massey as tenants in common and the proceeds (which were paid but are not stated in this deed) to the heirs of William Falconar, who are listed: Peregrine Falconar, John Falconar, William Falconar, Joshua Falconar, and Ann Falconar. STW:4:558 1799/02/01
Queen Anne's County: Hemsley Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for 1,500 pounds buys a 399.5 acre tract of land (including the 46.75 acres bought in 1801) called Collins Range or Collins His Range in Queen Anne's Countyn from Daniel Toas Massey, farmer ... Witnesses: William Lindsay, William B. Hackett, William & Joshua Massey, and Hemsley Massey. STW:6:493 1804/10/04
Queen Anne's County: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for 50 from Mary Sands, also of Queen Anne's County, a slave called George, about ten years old. STW:7:349 1805/09/10
Queen Anne's County: Joshua Massey and Sarah Massey, his wife, both of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, sell for 5 to William Matthews, also of Queen Anne's County, several tracts in Queen Anne's County which Sarah McWay Massey inherited from James McWay: Bath; Bath Meadows; Jennings Beginning ...; Shipton Hill; Harris Rambles or Ralph's Adventure; and Harris Rambled. Ralphs Adventure was obtained by James McWay from Thomas Ralph and contains 7-7/8 acres. Harris Rambles was also obtained by James McWay from Thomas Ralph, but by way of John Fogwell as guardian to the heirs of Thomas Ralph. STW:8:220 1806/06/10
Queen Anne's County: Joshua Massey and Sarah Massey, his wife, both of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, sell for 5 to William Matthews, also of Queen Anne's County, several tracts in Queen Anne's County which Sarah McWay Massey inherited from James McWay: Bath; Bath Meadows; Jennings Beginning ...; Shipton Hill; Harris Rambles or Ralph's Adventure; and Harris Rambled. Ralphs Adventure was obtained by James McWay from Thomas Ralph and contains 7-7/8 acres. Harris Rambles was also obtained by James McWay from Thomas Ralph, but by way of John Fogwell as guardian to the heirs of Thomas Ralph. STW:8:39 1806/09/16
Queen Anne's County: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for 112 10/- from Benjamin Sands a male slave named Ben, about thirty six years old. STW:8:290 1806/10/08
Queen nne's County: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for the highest bid of 162 at public sale from Scott Solomon, former Sheriff of Queen Anne's County, the two separate tracts called Tom's Adventure and Hemisses [Rambles ?]. The present deed transfers the properties' titles to Joshua Massey upon the further payment of 5/- by Joshua to the Sheriff.  The properties had been seized by a writ of fieri facias from the Court of Appeals of the Eastern Shore, dated May 1, 1806, to settle a debt of 337 4/- 8p and 629 pounds of tobacco owed to the estate of James McWay, whose executrix is Sarah McWay, by William Walker.  STW:8:365 1807/01/04
Queen Anne's County: Joshua Massey and his wife, Sarah McWay Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland purchase for $1 a 22-1/2 acre portion of the the 69-3/4 acre tract called Harriss's Rambles from the estate of Thomas Ralph. The legalities of the court case leading up to the sale are too difficult for me [GL,III, ed.] to read and then transcribe accurately. STW:9:44 1807/05/30
Queen Anne's County: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for 5 from William Matthews, also of Queen Anne's County, several tracts of land lying in Queen Anne's County, including Bath; Bath Meadows; Jennys Beginning; [illegible] Shipton Hill; and Harris Rambles, the last two being conveyed to William Matthews by Joshua Massey by deed dated May 14, 1807 (recorded September 16, 1807). STW:8:38 1807/09/13
Queen Anne's County: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for 5/- to Ann Massey Elliott, wife of Samuel Elliott, all of the lands which his father, Hemsley Massey, deceased, left to Joshua's sister Ann Massey, now Ann Elliott, also of Queen Anne's County. Hemsley Massey left to Joshua Massey and to his legitimate children all the lands on which he resided as well as half of the land which he purchased from Philip Reed and from Daniel T. Massey, that being the half next to the land of George Palmer.  Joshua now wishes to comply with the Will of his father, Hemsley Massey, by conveying to Ann Massey Elliott her share of the aforesaid lands, being all that part of Friendship, all of Masseys Part of Friendship Corrected, two parts of a tract called Bridgewater, and all of the tract called Nasby's Addition. STW:10:267 1809/03/02
Queen Anne's County: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $1,600.00 from Richard Covington, also of Queen Anne's County, an 85-3/4 acre portion of the tract called Chance, lying in Queen Anne's County. STW:10:320 1809/06/09
Queen Anne's County: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $452.50 from Joseph Sudler, also of Queen Anne's County, a 22-5/8 acre portion of the tract called Skidmore, lying in Queen Anne's County. STW:10:343 1809/08/08
Queen Anne's County: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County buys for $5 the 500 acre tract of land called Bridgewater from John Massey as collateral for the sum of 250 owed by John to Joshua, which sale becomes null and void if John Massey makes good on his debt.

STW:9:192

1809/10/27
Queen Anne's County: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland manumits the following slaves: Jacob and George, both  to be free from the present date; Benjamin to be free in five years from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and eleven; Daniel to be free in three years from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and eleven; Little George to be free in twelve years from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and eleven; Nat to be free in fifteen years from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and eleven; Ephraim to be free in twenty years from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and eleven; Sarah to be free from the present date; Henrietta to be free in twenty years from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and eleven; and Nancy to be free in twenty one years from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and eleven. STW:9:295 1810/06/29
Queen Anne's County: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $102.00 from James Pryor, also of Queen Anne's County, a portion of the tract called Harriss's Rambles, ... containing seventeen acres. STW:9:492 1811/04/09
Queen Anne's County: Joshua Massey, John Williamson, and James Pryor, all of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, sell for $25.00 to Rebecca Thomas, [free ?] black, the slave woman named Alice. STW:9:494 1811/04/09
Queen Anne's County: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $250.00 from William Pell Ridgeway, Sheriff of Queen Anne's County, the slave called Wat or Walter, formerly the property of Nicholas Massey and his wife, who are the administrators of the estate of the late John Roberts of Queen Anne's County, whose assets were sold at public auction to satisfy the estate's debts. JB:1:144 1811/11/06
Kent County: Joshua Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $800.00 from Ann Sturgis and Rachel Sturgis three town lots in Georgetown, No's 27 through 29, that they inherited from Joseph Sturgis, deceased, and that Joseph Sturgis had bought from Nathaniel Tilghman. BC:8:520 1815/03/25
Queen Anne's County: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $100.00 from Joseph W. Walls, also of Queen Anne's County, all that part of a tract of land called Bath ... containing six and a half acres.
TM:5:157 1816/03/11
Queen Anne's County: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $4,000.00 from James Pryor, also of Queen Anne's County, over 175 acres of land, comprising all that part of the tract called Bath, lying in Queen Anne's County ... Also, all the remaining part of the tract called Harriss's Rambles, lying in Queen Anne's County, containing thirty acres, it being part of the said land conveyed by John Fogwell to James Massey, and thereafter deeded by James Massey to his niece Ann Mary Pryor. TM:5:158 1816/03/11
Queen Anne's County: James Massey and Joshua Massey, Junior, of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, in order to correct the error of a commission set up to partition the lands of James Massey and Joshua Massey, Junior, sell for 5/- to Joshua Massey, Senior, also of Queen Anne's County, 229-1/2 acres, consisting of all of the tract called Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected, part of [Spry's ?] Chance, and part of Spry's Friendship, contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone marked with the letter A which stands near the road leading from [illegible] Tavern to Wills's [illegible] on Chester River in Queen Anne's County, and also the beginning of a tract sold by James Massey, Senior to the present James Massey on the fourteenth of May, seventeen hundred and ninety three and recorded in Liber STW No.2 Folio 405 & 406, ... one end of the division line between the lands of James Massey and Joshua Massey, Junior as fixed on by the commission aforesaid, thence by and with the said division line East eight degrees North one hundred and forty seven perches to another stone standing at the other end of the aforesaid division line between the lands of James Massey and Joshua Massey, Junior ...
TM:1:216 1817/02/06
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey and wife Emily Ann Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $3,000.00 to Samuel O. Meginniss of Queen Anne's County all that tract called Collins Range, containing 400 acres, excepting 24 acres willed by Hemsley Massey, late of Queen Anne's County to Joshua Massey, also deceased and late of Queen Anne's County, and a few acres sold by Ebenezer T. Massey and wife to Winbert [illegible surname], which land descended to Ebenezer T. Massey and wife Emily Ann Massey by the death of her father Hemsley Massey, late of Queen Anne's County, all lands lying in the upper part of Queen Anne's County whereon John Jones now lives, which was purchased by Hemsley Massey from Daniel T. Massey, late of Queen Anne's County,and is bounded on the North by the lands of John Rochester's heirs, on the East by the lands of Samuel Cacy, on the South by the lands of Joshua W. Massey's heirs, and on the West by the [two letters] Lyon Branch, containing about three hundred and seventy acres. JT:1:139 1834/07/15
Queen Anne's County: Joshua I. Massey & wife Harriet M. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sell for $2,600.00 to Charles C. Murray of Kent County 229-1/2 acres of that part of the tract called Hazard ... Also two other tracts in Queen Anne's County called Spry's Chance and Friendship, containing forty nine acres which Joshua  Massey purchased from Ebenezer T. Massey by a deed dated September 6, 1827. JT:2:667 1839/12/27
Queen Anne's County: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $5.00 from Charles C. Murray of Kent County all those parts of Friendship and Hazard lying in Queen Anne's County to secure a promissory note for $1,060.00 that he accepted from Charles C. Murray, said note to be negotiable at the House of McQuban [spelling ?] in the Town of Millington. ...
thence with a straight line to the first place of beginning, containing two hundred and twenty nine and a half acres, which lands were purchased by Joshua Massey from James Massey by deed dated August 7, 1817.  Also those tracts located in Queen Anne's County called Spry's Chance and Friendship, containing forty nine acres which Joshua Massey purchased from Ebenezer T. Massey by deed dated September 9, 1817. This mortgage deed to become null and void if Charles C. Murray makes good on his promissory note of $1,060.00 on or before December 7, 1840.
JT:2:668 1839/12/27

Joshua Massey, Jr.
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Queen Anne's County: James Massey and Joshua Massey, Junior, of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, in order to correct the error of a commission set up to partition the lands of James Massey and Joshua Massey, Junior, sell for 5/- to Joshua Massey, Senior, also of Queen Anne's County, 229-1/2 acres, consisting of all of the tract called Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected, part of [Spry's ?] Chance, and part of Spry's Friendship ... to a stone at one end of the division line between the lands of James Massey and Joshua Massey, Junior as fixed on by the commission aforesaid, thence by and with the said division line East eight degrees North one hundred and forty seven perches to another stone standing at the other end of the aforesaid division line between the lands of James Massey and Joshua Massey, Junior ...
TM:1:216 1817/02/06
Queen Anne's County: James Massey, son of James Massey, deceased, of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for 5/- to Joshua Massey, Junior, all of Friendship and parts of Hazard, 229-1/2 acres out of the 449 acres of land in Queen Anne's County, comprising parts of the following tracts: Friendship, Spry's Friendship, Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected, Spry's Chance, and Hazard that the brothers inherited from their late father, James Massey, who died intestate. James Massey later petitioned the Court to create a commission to partition these lands; on November 3, 1797, this commission issued to Mssrs. Benjamin Roberts, Thomas Seegar, George Jackson, Samuel Rochester, and James Roseberry to enter upon the premises and execute their duties, which they completed on May 17, 1798. James Massey is to receive all that part lying to the Northward of the division line as being contiguous to his other lands; and Joshua Massey, Junior, is to receive the lands lying to the Southward of the division line as laid out in Liber RT No.3, Folio 314, 315, & 316 of the land records of Queen Anne's County. Subsequently this decision was appealed to the Court of Appeals for the Eastern Shore in the May Term of 1815 and found wanting, leaving Joshua Massey's title to his lands defective; the present deed corrects this situation. Joshua Massey's share of his inheritance now is to consist of all of Friendship and part of Hazard. TM:1:197 1817/04/04
Queen Anne's County: Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $4,464.00 to Edward Sudler, also of Queen Anne's County, 186 acres, consisting of parts of the tracts called Sheppard's Forrest, [Spry's ?] Chance, and Sledmore, lying in the upper part of Queen Anne's County within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a white oak tree in the field and to be the beginning tree of Sheppard's Forrest belonging to the aforesaid Joshua W. Massey, ... to the divisional line between Joshua Massey, Junior, and Remy Covington's heirs ...
TM:2:84 1819/04/05

Joseph Massey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Kent County: Joseph Massey and Ebenezer Massey patent of The Slippe, a 6.5 acre parcel (formerly owned by Joshua Vansant, deceased) lying adjacent to Massey's Venture and Addition to Fair Dealing, and The Exchange, all in Kent County, Maryland. BC&GS:20:367 1764/08/28
Kent County: William Barnes sells for 10/- the 285 acre tract, part of Partnership, to his sisters Sarah Barnes Massey (wife of Nathan Massey, Portsmough, Virginia), Priscilla Barnes Green (wife of Cuthbert Green of Kent County in Maryland), Rebecca Barnes Massey (wife of Joseph Massey of Kent County in Maryland), and Jane Barnes  of Kent County, Maryland. Partnership lies near the head of Chester River in Kent County on the South side of seven hundred acres of land, part of the aforesaid tract sold Nathaniel Hynson, it being that part of the aforesaid tract [that] was sold by Andrew Hamilton to Gilbert Falconar for the quantity of two hundred and eighty five acres of land, which in turn was sold by Abraham Falconar to William Barnes, Senior, who bequeathed it to his son, William Barnes, Junior.  Daniel Massey of Kent County was appointed lawful attorney to complete the sale to the four sisters. DD:1:15 1764/11/17
Kent County: Patent of Masseys Venture Resurveyed, Joseph Massey and Ebenezer Massey, 254 1/2 Acres. BC&GS:33:41 1765/06/11
Kent County: Joseph Massey, farmer of Kent County, buys for 200 a 100 acre tract called Partnership from Catharine Massey, spinster, and Nicholas Massey, farmer, and Henrietta, his wife, also of Kent County. DD:2:157 1765/10/09
Kent County: Ebenezer Massey, farmer of Kent County, buys for 100 the tracts called The Exchange, The Slip Alongside Massey's Venture, and Massey's Venture from Joseph Massey, also a farmer of Kent county. DD:2:337 1766/08/19
Kent County: Mary Massey, et al, widow of Daniel Massey, inherits the tract called Partnership, 110 acres of which are to be divided amongst the heirs: John Massey (100 acres) his four grandsons Daniel Toas Massey, Stephen Massey, Joseph Massey, and John Massey, (two thirds of the unstated remainder) and his 10 granddaughters (one acre each), from Mary Massey to receive the last one third of the remainder from among the four grandsons' lands.  Commissioners: Robert Maxwell, James Pearce, and Nathaniel Comegys under a bond of 10,000 pounds of specie. Mary Massey is the widow of Daniel Massey, decedent, whose Will is being settled.  Guardians for the underage heirs: Abraham Falconar, guardian to Joseph Massey, son of Joseph; Josiah Massey, guardian to John Massey, son of said Joseph.  Note: the acreage of Partnership is nowhere mentioned, and the survey of the entire tract is not included in this document.  Adjoining tracts include Henry Clark's land and Holdman Johnston's heirs' land. ... Whereas Daniel Massey, late of Kent County, deceased, did in his last Will amongst other things devise a part of a tract of land lying and being in Kent County, Maryland and on the West side of Chester Road and South side of the Chapel Road between his son John Massey and ten of his granddaughters and four of his grandsons, sons of his son Joseph Massey, deceased viz.: Daniel Toas Massey, Stephen Massey, Joseph Massey, and John Massey ... we hereby certify the lot #1 fell to Stephen Massey, lot #2 to Daniel Toas Massey, lot #3 to Joseph Massey and the lot #4 to John Massey; and we are of opinion that Mary Massey, widow of the aforesaid Daniel, should have her thirds of the land belonging and laid out as above for the four grandsons laid out for her ...
EF:6:37 1781/03/19
Kent County: Daniel Toas Massey of Kent County in Maryland  for 1,200 pounds in specie buys a parcel, part of Partnership, from Stephen Massey, son of Joseph Massey, heir to Daniel Massey, grandfather of Daniel Toas Massey. EF:6:64 1781/10/04
Kent County: Joseph Massey (farmer and brother of Daniel Toas Massey) of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for 635 pounds buys a 375 acre portion of Partnership in Kent County from Daniel Toas Massey, farmer, and wife Sarah, who thereby relinquishes her right of dower. EF:7:482 1789/09/04
Kent County: Joseph Massey (as partner and together with the late Abraham [?] Massey), merchant of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sells, for (shortening a long story involving a debt and Susannah Warder Parkes Humpany, merchant of the City of Philadelphia and Jeremiah Warder) 348 5/- 5-1/2p, a 200 acre part of the tract called Partnership which Joseph inherited from Daniel Massey, deceased, unto John Warder of the City of Philadelphia. EF:7:532 1790/02/23
Kent County: Daniel Toas Massey, farmer of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for 3,018 15/- a 431-1/4 acre portion of Partnership to Abraham Woodland. ... then on the division line between the said Daniel Toas Massey and a certain Joseph Massey, the following three courses, to wit: East two hundred and forty perches to a stone standing at the end of the third line of a parcel of land which was conveyed by the said Daniel Toas Massey to the above named Joseph Massey ...
BC:4:36 1794/03/17
Queen Anne's County: Sarah Massey, Anna Massey, and Elizabeth Massey (daughters of Joseph Massey and his late wife Elizabeth (Hall)) as tenants in common buy for 5 shillings from Abraham Falconar and wife Sarah (Hall) a 500-acre tract called Robotham's Park (inherited by Sarah Hall and Elzabeth Hall from John Seal). STW:5:439 1801/10/31
Kent County: Ann Sturgis and Rachel Sturgis of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $300.00 to William S. Cooper, also of Kent County, all the 12 acre tract called Partnership, lying in Kent County, which was sold under the direction of the High Court of Chancery of Maryland by John Davidson, trustee, for the sale of lands in Kent County which were given to Ann Sturgis and Rachel Sturgis and which are contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone fixed at the West end of a division line between Daniel Toas Massey and Joseph Massey ...
BC:8:540 1816/04/08
Kent County: Josiah Massey and his wife Mary I. Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $25.00 to John V. Solaway, also of Kent County, all the tract called Little Forest, lying in the upper part of Kent County and adjoining the lands of Joseph Massey, Hannah W.W. Ireland, and said Josiah Massey ...
JR:1:444 1851/05/16

Joseph A. Massey
County
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Date
Queen Anne's County: A commission is set up to divide the lands of the late Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland and is made up of the following men: Jesse Knock, William H. Foster, Arthur E. Sudler, James Giant [maybe Skint], and Edward Coppage, all of Queen Anne's County.  The lands at issue are: Friendship, Maynors Chance, Irish Farm etc. The heirs of Joshua W. Massey are: William R. Massey, James H. Massey, Marietta I. Dobbs (wife of Alexander Dobbs, formerly Marietta Massey) Joseph A. Massey, Thomas C. Massey, Benjamin A. Massey and Pamela L. Massey, his widow.  Thomas C. Massey, who was a minor, initiated the formation of this commission in order properly to divide the lands of Joshua W. Massey. JT:4:498 1845/08/19

Joshua Albert Massey
County
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Date
Queen Anne's County: Pamela L. Massey, Joshua A. Massey, and [] his wife, all of the County of Sumples in the State of Alabama, Benjamin A. Massey and Anna Massey, his wife, Thomas E. Massey and Sara Massey, his wife, and Alexander F. Dobbs and Henrietta Dobbs, his wife, all of the State of Ohio, sell for $3,000.00 to Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland the tracts called Maynor's Chance, Tilghman's Friendship, and Collins Range, formerly the property of Joshua W. Massey, deceased, who was the husband of Pamela L. Massey and the father of Joshua A. Massey, Benjamin A. Massey, Thomas E. Massey, and Henrietta I. Dobbs, his children and heirs at law. ... And also, all that part of Collins Range ... containing twenty acres, assigned to Pamela L. Massey for life as her dower.
JT:5:345 1847/12/07
Queen Anne's County: Thomas G.H. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $5,000.00 to Charles H.B. Massey, also of Kent County, the 362 acre tract called Tilghmans Friendship, lying in Queen Anne's County between Sudlersville and Millington, it being the same tract which was conveyed to the late Ebenezer T. Massey by Jesse Knock, W.H. Foster, and Arthur E. Sudler, commissioners appointed to divide and sell the real estate of Joshua W. Massey, by deed dated June 3, 1848, and recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 493; another part of Tilghmans Friendship lying in Queen Anne's County, containing twenty acres, which was conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey by Pamela L. Massey and Joshua A. Massey and others by deed dated September 18, 1841, and recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 345; and also a portion of the tract called Woodbridge Corrected (designated in the Last Will and Testament of Ebenezer T. Massey as the Cacy Purchase) lying in Queen Anne's County, containing fifty acres, which had been conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey by Francis C. Cacy by deed dated September 13, 1846, and recorded in Liber JP No.5, Folio 200, all of which lands were devised by the late Ebenezer T. Massey to his wife Emily Ann Massey for and during her natural life and after her death to his son, the said Thomas G.H. Massey, in fee simple.

SED:1:404

1864/12/01
Queen Anne's County: Charles H.B. Massey and his wife Mary A.O. Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $5,000.00 to Thomas G.H. Massey of Westmoreland County in the State of Virginia all that tract called Tilghmans Friendship, lying in Queen Anne's County between Sudlersville and Millington, containing three hundred and sixty two acres, it being the same tract which was conveyed to the late Ebenezer T. Massey by Isaac Knock, W.H. Foster and Arthur B. Sudler, commissioners appointed to divide or sell the real estate of Joshua W. Massey by deed dated June 3, 1848, and recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 493; also [another] part of Tilghmans Friendship containing twenty acres which was conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey by Pamela L. Massey and Joshua A. Massey and others by deed dated September 8, 1841, [probably what is recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 345 - GL,III, ed.] and also the tract, part of Woodbridge Corrected, designated in the Last Will and Testament of Ebenezer T. Massey as the Cacy Purchase, containing fifty acres, it being the same tract conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey by Francis H. Cacy by deed dated September 13, 1846, [and recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 200] all of which tracts were devised by the late Ebenezer T. Massey to his wife Emily Ann Massey for and during her natural life, and after her death to his son, the said Thomas G.H. Massey in fee simple by his Last Will and Testament, and which were conveyed by the said Thomas G.H. Massey to the said Charles H.B. Massey by deed dated December 19, 1864, recorded in Liber SED No.1, Folio 404. SED:2:347 1866/06/14

Juliet Massey
and
Sarah Ann Massey
County
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Queen Anne's County: Joshua Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland completes the sale of the tract called Bridgewater to Juliet Massey and Sarah Ann Massey, the only children and heirs of John Massey, deceased. John Massey had purchased Bridgewater from Joshua Massey by a mortgage deed dated October 27, 1809 for for 250; the mortgage to Joshua Massey has now been fully satisfied and so he is conveying Bridgewater to Juliet and Sarah Ann Massey for $1.00. JB:2:112 1813/06/26

Thomas C. Massey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Queen Anne's County: A commission is set up to divide the lands of the late Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland and is made up of the following men: Jesse Knock, William H. Foster, Arthur E. Sudler, James Giant [maybe Skint], and Edward Coppage, all of Queen Anne's County.  The lands at issue are: Friendship, Maynors Chance, Irish Farm etc. The heirs of Joshua W. Massey are: William R. Massey, James H. Massey, Marietta I. Dobbs (wife of Alexander Dobbs, formerly Marietta Massey) Joseph A. Massey, Thomas C. Massey, Benjamin A. Massey; and Pamela L. Massey, his widow.  Thomas C. Massey, who was a minor, initiated the formation of this commission in order properly to divide the lands of Joshua W. Massey. JT:4:498 1845/08/19
Elisha Massey & Abednago Massey
County
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Date
Kent County: Abednago Massey and Elisha Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buy for 900 a combined 308-1/2 acres of the tracts called The Hope and Myers Luck from Joseph Parsons, also of Kent County. EF:7:49 1786/06/22
Kent County: Joseph Parsons of (Kent) County in Maryland buys for 900 pounds a 308.5 acre parcel called Hope Resurveyed and Mier's (Myers) Luck from Abednago Massey and Elisha Massey. EF:7:210 1787/09/27
Kent County: James Woodland of Kent County in Maryland for 5 shillings buys a 250 acre parcel called Smith's Park from Elisha Massy (Massey) and wife Sarah Massey, widow of James Hynson, who inherited the land from her late husband.
BC:4:240 1795/06/09
Kent County: The bankrupt Elisha Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for 5/- everything except the clothes on his back to Cornelius Comegys, appointed as Trustee on June 22, 1796, to receive the property of Mr. Massey for the benefit of his creditors. BC:4:526 1796/07/18

Elizabeth Massey, dau. of Samuel Massey
County
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Kent County: 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, Liber No.JS, Folio 62). JS:W:224 1721/11/16

Elizabeth Massey Inry
County
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Kent County: Lewis Inry and Elizabeth (nee Massey) Inry of Kent County in Maryland buy for an additional 16 pounds, 2 shillings and 6 pence (over 68 pounds, 5 shillings, 6 pence already paid) for a 0.5 acre  parcel called Rich Leville (which Simon Wilmer once sold to Benjamin Dawes) from the heirs of  Thomas Gilpin (Sarah Massey had sold the land to Thomas Gilpin, who died before the transaction could be completed; afterwards Sarah Massey also died intestate, having born John Massey, who was lost at sea, and the aforesaid Elizabeth Massey, sole surviving heir) i.e., Lydia Gilpin, Thomas Fisher, Samuel Rowland Fisher, Miers Fisher, and Joshua Gilpin, collectively represented by William Tilghman, Esquire. EF:7:527 1790/01/04

Elizabeth Massey, dau. of Moses Massey
County
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Queen Anne's County: To Parmela Massey Peters: a horse called Ball; To Samuel Massey: a horse called Liberty, one bed & furniture, one brindle cow, one sow & six pigs, one iron pot, one pewter dish & two ewes; to Hemsley Massey: one horse called Triall, one bed & furniture, one cow called Star, one sow and five pigs, one iron pot, one pewter dish, two ewes, one desk, one case of bottles, one slave woman named Silve; to Elizabeth Massey: one slave girl named Tempe, one horse called Sorrel, one (new) side saddle, one red & white cow, one brown heifer, one iron pot, one pewter dish, one red chest, one bed & furniture, two ewes, one sow, one white table; to Levi Massey: one colt called Kistor, one bed & furniture, one iron pot, one pewter dish, two ewes, one sow & five pigs, six pewter plates, one cow called Lill, one brown chest; to Rachel Lacharse: one cow called Blacko, one horse called Pall, the colt the mare is big with excepted, one small pewter dish, one ewe, one hog, one linen wheel and groat to the aforesaid names above mentioned.  Household stuff, implements, chattels to me belonging & which I may justly claim as in right, my own whether alive or dead as well moveables or things immoveable, both real & personal in whose hands custody or possession so ever they be or whosoever the same or any of them or any part of them can or may now hereafter be found remaining or being, as well in the messuage or tenement with the appurtenances wherein I now dwell as in any place or messuage whatsoever ... Witnesses: James Massey, William Massey, and Charles Simmond.
RT:L:445 1781/10/26

Elizabeth Massey, dau. of Joseph Massey
County
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Queen Anne's County: Sarah Massey, Anna Massey, and Elizabeth Massey (daughters of Joseph Massey and his late wife Elizabeth (Hall)) as tenants in common buy for 5 shillings from Abraham Falconar and wife Sarah (Hall) a 500-acre tract called Robotham's Park (inherited by Sarah Hall and Elizabeth Hall from John Seal). STW:5:439 1801/10/31
Queen Anne's County: Sarah Massey of New Castle County in the State of Delaware, Anna Massey and Elizabeth Massey, both of the City of Baltimore in the State of Maryland sell for $6,555.00 to Samuel Cacy, of Queen Anne's County, part of the tract called Massey's [spelling?] Addition. ... to the end of the first line of that part of Massey's Addition heretofore conveyed by Charles Basset to Jonathan Hall ... Excepted is the burial ground now enclosed with poling, the dimensions of which are forty two feet by twenty two feet, where Sarah Massey, Anna Massey, and Elizabeth Massey and their heirs are to have free access forever to bury their dead, should they incline to do so, and for no other use whatsoever. TM:2:45 1819/02/09
Queen Anne's County: Sarah Massey, a.k.a. Sarah Falconar, of New Castle County in the State of Delaware and Anna Massey and Elizabeth Massey, both of the City of Baltimore in the State of Maryland sell for $6,585.00 to Joel Smith, of Queen Anne's County, 329-1/4 acres of that part of Robotham's Park TM:2:82 1819/04/05

Elizabeth Massey, dau. of Eleazer Massey; mar. Benjamin Massey
County
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Queen Anne's County: Sarah Massey and Elizabeth Massey (daughters of Eleazer Massey) of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for 5 shillings buy a tract of land called Reviving Springs, purchased by Eleazer Massey from Samuel Ridgeway and wife Littilia. CD:2:334 1787/09/08
Queen Anne's County: Benjamin Massey and his wife Elizabeth of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for 583 6/- 8p (and for 6,200 pounds of tobacco ?) to Benoni Harris, also of Kent County, the tract called Reviving Springs which Eleazer Massey, father [-in-law - GL,III, ed.] of the aforesaid Benjamin Massey, purchased from Samuel Ridgeway, Esquire, deceased, and his wife Littilia on September 8, 1787, then granted by deed to his [i.e., Eleazer's - GL,III, ed.] two daughters Sarah Massey and Elizabeth Massey, being the undivided estate of said Sarah Massey (now Sarah Harris, the wife of Benoni Harris) and the aforesaid Elizabeth Massey. STW:3:491 1796/02/14
Queen Anne's County: Sarah Massey and Elizabeth Massey (daughters of Eleazer Massey) of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for 5 shillings buy a tract of land called Reviving Springs, purchased by Eleazer Massey from Samuel Ridgeway and wife Littilia. CD:2:334 1796/09/08
Queen Anne's County: Benjamin Massey and his wife Elizabeth of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for 583 16/- 8p to Benoni Harris, of Kent County in the State of Delaware, part of a tract called Reviving Springs, lying in Queen Anne's County;see Liber STW No.2 Folio 491 & 492. STW:5:272 1800/05/01
Kent County: Benjamin Massey and wife Elizabeth Massey [nee Massey - GL,III, ed.] of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells a 100 acre tract for 700 to Frederick Boyer, also of Kent County. TW:3:263 1805/08/26
Kent County: Elijah Massey, Benjamin Massey and his wife Elizabeth Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell a 54-1/2 acre portion and a 2-1/4 acre portion of Angels Rest for 552 to Casparis Meginniss, also of Kent County. ... Also a part of Angels Rest: ... containing two and one quarter acres. TW:3:274 1805/09/05
Queen Anne's County: Benoni Harris and his wife Sarah Massey Harris of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for 1,125 to Samuel Cacy of Queen Anne's County, Sarah Harris's undivided moiety in 179-1/4 acres of the land which Sarah Massey Harris with her sister Elizabeth Massey, wife of Benjamin Massey of Kent County, inherited from their father, Eleazer Massey, deceased, called Reviving Springs, lying in Queen Anne's County. STW:7:373 1805/10/28
Kent County: Benjamin Massey and his wife Elizabeth Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells a 54-1/2 acre portion of Angels Lot for 552 10/- to Casparis Meginniss. BC:5:207 1808/03/08
Kent County: Benjamin Massey and wife Elizabeth of Kent County and State of Maryland sell for $1,065 a 142 acre tract of land called Goose Haven (previously purchased by Benjamin from Elizabeth {nee Comegys} Vanhorn, to whom it was deeded by her father William Comegys, and adjoining one parcel owned by John Nicoret and another parcel owned by Arthur Wheatley) to James Meredith, once of Queen Anne's County and now of Kent County. BC:8:52 1814/01/11
Kent County: Benjamin Massey and wife Elizabeth of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $350.00 the 64-5/8 acre parcel called Pinacle to William Anderson, also of Kent County. WS:2:352 1820/02/09
Kent County: Benjamin Massy (Massey) and wife Elizabeth of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $94.00 to Solomon Simons, also of Kent County, a portion of [The] Adventure which the said Benjamin Massey had purchased from David Simans, Junior. TW:4:476 1824/09/20

Emily Ann Massey, dau. of [Thomas] Hemsley Massey, mar. Ebenezer Thomas Massey
County
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Kent County: Emily Ann Massey of Kent County in Maryland buys for $3,696.00 the combined 154 acres of parts of the tracts, Angel's Rest, Angel's Lot, Partnership, and Spring Garden from Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in a land swap between Ebenezer T. Massey and Emily Ann Massey of Kent County and Joshua W. Massey and Pamela Lambden Massey of Queen Anne's County, said swap being made possible by Act of the Legislature of Maryland passed February 21st, 1822, Chapter 164, and endorsed as to the equivalence in value of the lands by a commission formed of James Parker, Mr. Osborne, and William Moffitt. TW:4:179 1822/08/08
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey and Emily Ann Massey of Kent County in Maryland sell for $4,600.00 all or parts of the following tracts of land, all lying in Queen Anne's County: Maynor's Chance (150 acres), Spry's Adventure (76-1/4 acres), Massey's Meadows (3+ acres), and Widow's Lott (2 acres), following the directive of an act of the Assembly passed February 15, 1822, to Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County.  These tracts abut each other and several other tracts: Dunganon, Shepherd's Forest, Shephard's [illegible] Addition, and Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected and a tract of land called Maynor's Chance. ...
Also a tract or part of a tract of land called Spry's Adventure ... containing seventy six acres and one fourth of an acre of land ...  Also a tract of land called Massey's Meadows ... containing three acres [illegible] and 33 perches ... Also one other tract of land called Widow's Lott ... containing two acres.
TM:3:50 1822/09/18
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey and wife Emily Ann Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $3,000.00 to Samuel O. Meginniss of Queen Anne's County all that tract called Collins Range, containing 400 acres, excepting 24 acres willed by Hemsley Massey, late of Queen Anne's County to Joshua Massey, also deceased and late of Queen Anne's County, and a few acres sold by Ebenezer T. Massey and wife to Winbert [illegible surname], which land descended to Ebenezer T. Massey and wife Emily Ann Massey by the death of her father [Thomas] Hemsley Massey, late of Queen Anne's County, all lands lying in the upper part of Queen Anne's County whereon John Jones now lives, which was purchased by [Thomas ? - GL,III, ed.] Hemsley Massey from Daniel T. Massey, late of Queen Anne's County, and is bounded on the North by the lands of John Rochester's heirs, on the East by the lands of Samuel Cacy, on the South by the lands of Joshua W. Massey's heirs, and on the West by the [two letters] Lyon Branch, containing about three hundred and seventy acres. JT:1:139 1834/07/15
Kent County: Emily Ann Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys, for $4,500.00 from Samuel C. Meginniss and wife Ann Meginniss of Queen Anne's County, the tracts called Meginniss Part of Angels Rest Resurveyed, Angels Lot, Smiths (Smyths) Park, and 20 acres of woodland in Spring Garden and Partnership.  The lands were devised to Samuel C. Meginniss and Hannah Riley by Casparis Meginniss, late of Kent County by his Will dated February 9, 1828. JNG:3:436 1834/09/17
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey and his wife, formerly Emily Ann Massey, formerly of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $150.00 to Christopher Garthand of Queen Anne's County, all of the tract called Shedmore (or Skidmore) that Emily Ann Massey inherited from her father, [Thomas] Hemsley Massey, deceased, which is  described in the deed dated January 14, 1807, and recorded in Liber STW, [No.8], Folio 411, 412 & 413. JT:2:217 1837/05/08
Kent County: Ebenezer T. Massey and wife Emily Ann Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $600.00 to Joseph Dodson of Cecil County a two acre tract located near Massey's Cross Roads that was sold to Ebenezer T. Massey by decree of the Chancery Court of Maryland by John B. Eccleston as trustee for the disposal of the real estate of Thomas Numbus, deceased, for the payment of his debts. The land was formerly owned by Mary Newman; and after her death it was purchased by Thomas Numbus. JNG:6:67 1839/01/04
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey and wife Emily Ann Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $125.00 to Samuel Stinson of Queen Anne's County a portion of the tract called Benton's Luck. JT:3:533 1842/05/07
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey and wife Emily Ann Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $500.00 to Edward F. Rasin, also of Kent County, the portion of Maynor's Chance lying in Queen Anne's County. JT:6:425 1850/09/14
Kent County: Ebenezer T. Massey and his wife Emily Ann Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $35.00 to William Thompson (Tomson), also of Kent County, all that tract lying in Kent County called Newnam's Purchase, containing twenty acres, formerly owned by Casparis Meginniss, and now adjoining the lands of Nathaniel Meginnniss, Senior, W. Boyer, James Spear, and others. JR:1:371 1851/02/18
Queen Anne's County: Thomas G.H. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $5,000.00 to Charles H.B. Massey, also of Kent County, the 362 acre tract called Tilghmans Friendship, lying in Queen Anne's County between Sudlersville and Millington, it being the same tract which was conveyed to the late Ebenezer T. Massey by Jesse Knock, W.H. Foster, and Arthur E. Sudler, commissioners appointed to divide and sell the real estate of Joshua W. Massey, by deed dated June 3, 1848, and recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 493; another part of Tilghmans Friendship lying in Queen Anne's County, containing twenty acres, which was conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey by Pamela L. Massey and Joshua A. Massey and others by deed dated September 18, 1841, and recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 345; and also a portion of the tract called Woodbridge Corrected (designated in the Last Will and Testament of Ebenezer T. Massey as the Cacy Purchase) lying in Queen Anne's County, containing fifty acres, which had been conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey by Francis C. Cacy by deed dated September 13, 1846, and recorded in Liber JP No.5, Folio 200, all of which lands were devised by the late Ebenezer T. Massey to his wife Emily Ann Massey for and during her natural life and after her death to his son, the said Thomas G.H. Massey, in fee simple. SED:1:404 1864/12/01
Queen Anne's County: Charles H.B. Massey and his wife Mary A.O. Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $5,000.00 to Thomas G.H. Massey of Westmoreland County in the State of Virginia all that tract called Tilghmans Friendship, lying in Queen Anne's County between Sudlersville and Millington, containing three hundred and sixty two acres, it being the same tract which was conveyed to the late Ebenezer T. Massey by Isaac Knock, W.H. Foster and Arthur B. Sudler, commissioners appointed to divide or sell the real estate of Joshua W. Massey by deed dated June 3, 1848, and recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 493; also [another] part of Tilghmans Friendship containing twenty acres which was conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey by Pamela L. Massey and Joshua A. Massey and others by deed dated September 8, 1841, [probably what is recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 345 - GL,III, ed.] and also the tract, part of Woodbridge Corrected, designated in the Last Will and Testament of Ebenezer T. Massey as the Cacy Purchase, containing fifty acres, it being the same tract conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey by Francis H. Cacy by deed dated September 13, 1846, [and recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 200] all of which tracts were devised by the late Ebenezer T. Massey to his wife Emily Ann Massey for and during her natural life, and after her death to his son, the said Thomas G.H. Massey in fee simple by his Last Will and Testament, and which were conveyed by the said Thomas G.H. Massey to the said Charles H.B. Massey by deed dated December 19, 1864, recorded in Liber SED No.1, Folio 404.

SED:2:347

1866/06/14
Kent County: Emily Ann Massey of the City of Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania and B.H.C. Massey and his wife Bersheba Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $4,194.90 to Joseph A. Wickes, also of Kent County, by order of Judge John M. Robinson of the Circuit Court for Kent County in the case of Augusta Wickes vs. Augusta M. Wickes and others for the sale of the real estate. [Joseph A. Wickes] was [authorized] to loan for five years the purchase money amounting to four thousand one hundred and ninety for dollars and ninety cents to such person as he might deem proper, the interest to be paid annually and the sum or sums thus loaned by him to be secured by judgment on mortgage on real estate situated in Kent County, as by this deed he has so done to B.H.C. Massey and Emily Ann Massey. The mortgaged land lies in the First Election District of Kent County on the West side of the public road leading from Masseys Cross Roads to the head of Sassafras River ... it being the tract which was devised by the late Ebenezer T. Massey to his widow, the said Emily Ann Massey, for and during her natural life, and after her death to the said B.H.C. Massey in fee. This conveyance is to become void and of no effect if the said loan is repaid satisfactorily under the terms stated within the mortgage. JKH:6:216 1867/03/28

Francis Massey
County
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Date
Kent County: Elijah Massey, out of love and affection for Pamela Lambden Massey (daughter of Benjamin Massey) and Francis Massey (daughter of James Massey) gives the 229 acre tract called Angels Rest (Elijah's present home) to Pamela and Francis as tenants in common with the proviso that, should Pamela die unmarried before the age of 21, her share of Angels Rest should go to Carolyn Massey (another daughter of Benjamin Massey).  Angels Rest was acquired by Elijah from Thomas Witherspoon and adjoins lands of Casparis Meginniss and Benjamin Massey. BC:6:476 1811/07/16
Kent County: Francis Massey Seegar, wife of Arthur Seegar, (both of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland) having reached the age of twenty one, completes the sale of her share of Angels Rest that had been willed to her and her sister Pamela Lambden Massey by Elijah Massey when Francis was a minor, on April 16, 1811.  Benjamin Massey of Kent County is the buyer, at $3,000.00.  According to the referenced deed, Pamela Lambden Massey is the daughter of Benjamin Massey and Francis Massey is the daughter of James Massey. WS:3:474 1821/12/29

Mary E. Massey and George Ann C. Massey
County
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Date
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $2,000.00 to Mary E. Massey of Queen Anne's County, the Queen Anne's County tracts called (1) London Bridge, that lies on the South side of Chester River and partly adjoining on the East side of Sand Town, being part of his large tract of land severally called London Bridge and Halls Harbour ... and also (2) the lot lying in Sand Town that was purchased by the said Ebenezer T. Massey from the late Isaac Jackson, also of Queen Anne's County, on October 26, 1832, as appeared by a Chancery deed given to Ebenezer T. Massey by the late Isaac Hines of Kent County dated October 5, 1833. JP:1:17 1852/02/03
Queen Anne's County: Elijah E. Massey and wife Sallie W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, Samuel W. Comegys and his wife George Ann C. [nee Massey] Comegys, Amelia Octavia Tilden, Jesse K. Hines and his wife Emily A. Hines of Kent County together sell for $1,000.00 to Sarah A.S. Waters, also of Queen Anne's County, the parcel known as the Jackson Lot, located in Sand Town in Queen Anne's County, and which is bounded on the North by the lots belonging to Mr. Henry H, Hammond and Thomas [illegible], on the West by Chester River and the meadow lot belonging to Thomas A. Cook, on the South by the lots of Thomas J. [illegible] and the heirs of James [illegible], and on the East by the Main Street or road of said Village, it having belonged to Mary E. Massey and from whom it descended in fee to George Ann C. [nee Massey] Comegys, wife of Samuel W. Comegys, Emily A. Hines, wife of Jesse K. Hines, Amelia Octavia Tilden, and Sallie W. Massey, [who are] her children and heirs at law, and in which her husband Elijah E. Massey is entitled to a life estate [and] is tenant by the courtesy to have an to hold the said lot, which contains about three acres, unto Sara A.S. Waters, her heirs and assigns in fee simple, forever. SED:3:398 1868/03/25

Milcah Massey Blackiston
County
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Date
Kent County: Milcah Massey, spinster daughter of Daniel Massey, both of Kent County in Maryland, buys for 23 from Ephraim Vansant, also of Kent County, Lott 46 in a tract called Tolchester in Georgetown, Kent County, Maryland, upon the Sassafras River at Ferry Point. DD:1:68 1762/05/26
Kent County: Proceedings of the Second Judicial District of the State of Maryland before Chief Justice James Tilghman, Esquire, and Samuel Chew & Philip Reed, Esquire, Associate Justices. William Massey, Ebenezer Palmer & his wife Sarah, Lewis Blackiston & Milcah Massey Blackiston, by her guardian Lewis Blackiston, petition the court that they, together with Daniel Massey, Mary Massey, and Araminta Massey are entitled as heirs to Ebenezer Massey, who died intestate, to the following tracts of land in Kent County: Massey's Venture Resurveyed, Exchange and part of Partnership. Daniel Massey, Mary Massey, and Araminta Massey are infants, under the age of twenty one years, so the petitioners request that a commission be formed to decide whether to partition or sell off the referenced lands. James Scott is attorney for the petitioners; James Parker is guardian to Mary Massey and Araminta Massey. The commissioners are to be selected from Nathaniel Comegys, William Spencer, William Thomas, Samuel Johnson, and Oliver Smith, all of Kent County. The commissioners subsequently decided that the land could not be divided, as the heirs would get less than fifty acres each, and the lands were not worth more than 7 1/- per acre, whereupon they adjourned for several months to the second Monday October of 1797, whereupon none of the heirs took the option of receiving the lands and then paying to the other heirs their fair shares, so the commission decided that the lands would be sold and the proceeds divided among the heirs. The terms of the sale are that one quarter of the purchase money be required at time of sale, and the remainder to be paid in two equal yearly installments with legal interest, the sale to be held on January 2, 1798. Subsequently the lands were sold at public auction to Lewis Blackiston for 7 15/- 8p per acre, thereby amounting to a total price of 2,076 4/- 1p.  The proceeds were allotted as follows: Lewis Blackiston produced two deeds, one dated May 25, 1795 and the other dated April 14, 1796 which conveyed to him the interests of William Massey and Daniel Massey; Lewis Blackiston is further entitled to one sixth of the land by virtue of his guardianship of his daughter Milcah Massey Blackiston; one half of the purchase money goes to Lewis Blackiston to be retained in his own hands; Ebenezer Palmer gets 346 8p; Mary Massey is allotted 346 8p; and Araminta Massey gets 346 8p. Signed by all of the aforesaid commissioners. TW:2:425 1798/03/19
Kent County: William Massy (Massey) of the City of Baltimore in the State of Maryland sells for 18 15/-to John Wright of Georgetown in Kent County a 1/2 acre lot bequeathed to him by Milcah Massey. The lot is bounded on one side by the property of James Pearce and on another side by the parcel owned by John Rumsey. John Wright satisfied this deed with a payment of $50, [thereby establishing a contemporary exchange rate of $2.67 per - GL,III,ed.] TW:2:50 1801/12/18

Nathan Massey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Kent County: Daniel Massey of Kent County in Maryland petitions the Court to re-establish the boundaries of Partnership.  Commissioners reviewing the depositions: Nicholas Smith, William Smith, William Comegys, Junior, and Isaac Freeman.  Deponents: John Falconar, age 33, Nathan Massey, age about 30; and Samuel Davis, age 38. JS:27:347 1753/11/20
Kent County: William Barnes sells for 10/- the 285 acre tract, part of Partnership, to his sisters Sarah Barnes Massey (wife of Nathan Massey, Portsmough, Virginia), Priscilla Barnes Green (wife of Cuthbert Green of Kent County in Maryland), Rebecca Barnes Massey (wife of Joseph Massey of Kent County in Maryland), and Jane Barnes  of Kent County, Maryland. Partnership lies near the head of Chester River in Kent County on the South side of seven hundred acres of land, part of the aforesaid tract sold Nathaniel Hynson, it being that part of the aforesaid tract [that] was sold by Andrew Hamilton to Gilbert Falconar for the quantity of two hundred and eighty five acres of land, which in turn was sold by Abraham Falconar to William Barnes, Senior, who bequeathed it to his son, William Barnes, Junior.  Daniel Massey of Kent County was appointed lawful attorney to complete the sale to the four sisters. DD:1:15 1764/11/17

Walter Massey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Caroline County: Walter Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland sells for $1,093.56 to Henry Ronset, also of Caroline County, a 3/4 acre lot in the village of Greensborough in Caroline County on the South side of the main street leading from Choptank Bridge to Boonesborough, which lot of ground contains three quarters of an acre, and is the same lot that the Curtiss M. Jones purchased from Henry Cousins & wife and is called I[illegible remainder]. V:16 1840/11/07
Caroline County: Walter Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland sells for $200.00 to Charles Boadley, free man of color of Queen Anne's County, a 25 acre parcel inherited from his late father William Massey. V:246 1841/12/16
Queen Anne's County: Walter Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland sells for $200.00 to Charles Bradley, free man of color of Queen Anne's County, a tract lying partly in Caroline County and the rest in Queen Anne's County that was inherited by Walter Massey from his father, William Massey. JT:3:422 1842/01/03
Caroline County: Abraham Gump, late of Caroline County in the State of Maryland, bequeathed to his wife Ann Maria a slave named Caroline with fourteen years of service remaining from January 1, 1851, and another slave named Isaac with twenty six years of service remaining from January 1, 1851, but Ann Maria has since died intestate; and so Walter Massey obtained letters of administration upon the estate of Ann Maria Gump and is now authorized by Orphan's Court to sell the terms of service of Caroline and Isaac unto Samuel Goolt for the sum of $504.00, who has been a bone fide resident of Maryland for more than one year. AA:461 1853/01/27
Caroline County: Walter Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland buys for $3,500.00 from William G. Henry & Mary C. Henry, also of Caroline County, the following parcels: Coal Banks Enlarged, Castlebury & Castleto[w]n, lying contiguous to each other in Caroline County and containing four hundred and twenty five acres, being the same land which was sold by William Williams to William G. Henry. BB:44 1853/05/17
Caroline County: Walter Massey and his wife Mary C. Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland execute a bond for $5,000.00 to secure a debt of $2,700.00 to William G. Henry, also of Caroline County, to be repaid in four equal [amounts] with legal interest thereon from the first of January last and also convey the land where Walter Massey now resides, called Cool Brooks Enlarged, Castlebury and Castleto[w]n, being the same tract which Walter Massey purchased from William G. Henry, containing four hundred and twenty five acres. The conveyance became null and void when repayment of the debt was successfully completed by Walter Massey; see Liber RJ No.29, Folio 629. BB:49 1853/05/31
Caroline County: Walter Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland, administrator of the estate of Ann M. Gump, late of Caroline County, sells for $140.00 to William G. Horsey, also of Caroline County, the slave Adaline, with twenty nine years and two months of service remaining from December 31, 1851. BB:74 1853/07/12
Caroline County: Walter Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland, executor of the estate of the late Abraham Gump, sells at public auction for $6,600.00 to William B. Massey, also of Caroline County, the various tracts named White Hall, Willente, Carmarthen, Grubby Neck, Grubby Neck Addition, Buck Range, Bite the Biter, Self Defence, Chance, Farmers Fields, Boons Pleasure, Boons Covit & Common Sense Discovered, all lying contiguous to each other in the Upper Election District of Caroline County, being the same parcels sold to Abraham Gump by Thomas B. Gurpen and described in the deed recorded in Liber JR No.R Folio 396-399, excepting the tracts which were sold by Abraham Gump in his lifetime to Noah Leward, and containing for the remainder hereby sold to William B. Massey, eight hundred acres. BB:84 1853/07/26
Caroline County: William B. Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland sells for $8,000.00 to Greensbury W. Ridgely of Delaware County in the State of Pennsylvania the tracts called White Hall, Willente, Carmarthen, Grubby Neck, Grubby Neck Addition, Buck Range, Bite the Biter, Self Defence, Chance, Farmers Fields, Boons Pleasure, Boons Covit & Common Sense Discovered, all lying contiguous to each other in the Upper Election District of Caroline County, being the same tracts of land bought by the said William B. Massey from Walter Massey as described in a deed from Thomas B. Turpin to Abraham Gump recorded in Liber JR No.R Folio 396-399. BB:96 1853/08/25
Caroline County: Walter Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland and executor (with widow Anna Maria Gump) of the Last Will and Testament of the late Abraham Gump, sells at public auction for $1.632.00 to John E. Starkey, also of Caroline County, all that tract lying in Caroline County on the main road leading from Jumptown to Turners Mill called Bradley Farm, consisting of the following parts of the tracts called Colins Rectified lying on Piney Branch containing one hundred acres and also the tract called New Beckle ... being the same conveyed to the aforesaid Abraham Gump, deceased, by Richard N. Potter, trustee for the sale of the real estate of the above named John Bradley recorded by a deed dated May 11, 1844. Said lands contain three hundred and sixty nine acres. CC:263 1856/10/16
Caroline County: Walter Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland buys for $11.50 from John Williams, also of Caroline County, all that piece of land on the North side of the rail road leading from Greensborough to Hillsborough and adjoining the lands of Thomas Bell and James Swan, containing one acre. CC:565 1858/02/23
Caroline County: Walter Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland sells for $11.50 to James Swan, also of Caroline County, all that piece of land on the North side of the rail road leading from Greensborough to Hillsborough and adjoining the lands of Thomas Bell and James Swan, containing one acre. CC:565 1858/02/23
Caroline County: Walter Massey and his wife Catherine V. Massey, both of Caroline County in the State of Maryland, sell for $300.00 to Greensbury W. Ridgely, also of Caroline County, all the tract bounded by the main road leading from Boonsborough to the Brick Mill situated on the Choptank River and by the main road running above the Camp Ground as far as the Mill Stream of the brick Mill, thence by the said Mill Stream  to the upper boundary of the Mill Farm, thence viz. the said boundings of the first mentioned main road leading from Boonsborough Campground to Brick Mill aforesaid, containing sixty acres, it being part of the farm or tract on which the said Walter Massey now resides. RJ:29:440 1860/01/14
Caroline County: Walter Massey and his wife Mary E. Massey, both of Caroline County in the State of Maryland, in order to secure a debt of $2,700.00 owed by William G. Henry, also of Caroline County, executed a mortgage dated May 10, 1853, and recorded in Liber TFG No.BB Folio 49-51. Now Walter Massey has fully satisfied the terms of the referenced mortgage and is hereby released from that obligation, so William G. Henry hereby completes the conveyance of the lands called Cool Brooks Enlarged, Castlebury and Castleto[w]n to Walter Massey. RJ:29:629 1861/05/28
Caroline County: Walter Massey, of Caroline County in the State of Maryland and trustee for the sale of lands in the case of Wm. B. Massey vs. Mary Dukes and others, takes possession with his wife Catherine V. Massey of the tract called Marblehead lying a few miles from the town of Greensborough and containing four hundred and ninety acres and described in a deed dated March 19, 1842, from James Dukes & wife, James C. Reyner & wife, Mathias Grange & wife, Enoch Grange & wife and Eliza Jane Boon to Helene Augusta Boon and John Nicholas Boon. RJ:30:38 1862/02/10
Caroline County: William B. Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland buys for $6,000.00 from Walter Massey and his wife Catherine V. Massey, both of Caroline County, all that tract called Marblehead lying in Caroline County and described by the deed dated March 19, 1842 from James Dukes & wife, James C. Reyner & wife, Mathias Grange & wife, Enoch Grange & wife and Eliza Jane Boon to Helene Augusta Boon and John Nicholas Boon. RJ:30:38 1862/02/10
Caroline County: Walter Massey and his wife Catherine V. Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland sell for $174.30 to Peter Draper, also of Caroline County, all that part of a tract of land located on the North side of the whole tract and on the West side of the Choptank River ... containing thirty four acres, three roods and thirteen perches. RJ:30:50 1862/03/10
Caroline County: William B. Massey and his wife Elizabeth A. Massey of Caroline County sell for $600.00 to Walter Massey, also of Caroline County, all of his undivided interest being the one half in the house and garden by which the said Walter Massey now occupies, adjoining the property of Elizabeth Rawlings, Mary Davis, and others which descended to the said William B. Massey and Walter Massey by the death of our mother Elizabeth Roe and which the said Elizabeth Roe purchased from William Roe. Witness: A. B. Roe and Justice of the Peace A.B. Roe, Junior ...
JJ:32:242 1867/06/17

Sarah Massey
County
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Date
Kent County: Sarah Massey of Kent County in Maryland buys for 51 an 8 acre portion of Spring Garden from John Vansant. DD:3:351 1770/08/27
Kent County: Sarah Massey of Kent County in Maryland buys for 30 a one acre portion of Spring Garden from John Vansant, merchant of Kent County. DD:3:362 1771/09/10
Queen Anne's County: Sarah Massey and Elizabeth Massey (daughters of Eleazer Massey) of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for 5 shillings buy a tract of land called Reviving Springs, purchased by Eleazer Massey from Samuel Ridgeway and wife Littilia. CD:2:334 1787/09/08
Kent County: Lewis Inry and Elizabeth (nee Massey) Inry of Kent County in Maryland buy for an additional 16 pounds, 2 shillings and 6 pence (over 68 pounds, 5 shillings, 6 pence already paid) for a 0.5 acre  parcel called Rich Leville (which Simon Wilmer once sold to Benjamin Dawes) from the heirs of  Thomas Gilpin (Sarah Massey had sold the land to Thomas Gilpin, who died before the transaction could be completed; afterwards Sarah Massey also died intestate, having born John Massey, who was lost at sea, and the aforesaid Elizabeth Massey, sole surviving heir) i.e., Lydia Gilpin, Thomas Fisher, Samuel Rowland Fisher, Miers Fisher, and Joshua Gilpin, collectively represented by William Tilghman, Esquire. EF:7:527 1790/01/04
Queen Anne's County: Benjamin Massey of Kent County in Maryland buys back for 586 pounds, 6 shillings, 8 pence (to be paid in installments) from Benoni Harris and wife Sarah a tract of land called Reviving Springs (purchased from Benjamin Massey and wife Sarah.)

STW:3:482

1796/02/09
Queen Anne's County: Benjamin Massey and his wife Elizabeth of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for 583 6/- 8p (and for 6,200 pounds of tobacco ?) to Benoni Harris, also of Kent County, the tract called Reviving Springs which Eleazer Massey, father of the aforesaid Benjamin Massey, purchased from Samuel Ridgeway, Esquire, deceased, and his wife Littilia on September 8, 1787, then granted by deed to his two daughters Sarah Massey and Elizabeth Massey, being the undivided estate of said Sarah Massey (now Sarah Harris, the wife of Benoni Harris) and the aforesaid Elizabeth Massey. STW:3:491 1796/02/14
Queen Anne's County: Sarah Massey, Anna Massey, and Elizabeth Massey (daughters of Joseph Massey and his late wife Elizabeth (Hall)) as tenants in common buy for 5 shillings from Abraham Falconar and wife Sarah (Hall) a 500-acre tract called Robotham's Park (inherited by Sarah Hall and Elzabeth Hall from John Seal). STW:5:439 1801/10/31
Queen Anne's County: Benoni Harris and his wife Sarah Massey Harris of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for 1,125 to Samuel Cacy of Queen Anne's County, Sarah Harris's undivided moiety in 179-1/4 acres of the land which Sarah Massey Harris with her sister Elizabeth Massey, wife of Benjamin Massey of Kent County, inherited from their father, Eleazer Massey, deceased, called Reviving Springs, lying in Queen Anne's County.

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1805/10/28
Queen Anne's County: Sarah Massey of New Castle County in the State of Delaware, Anna Massey and Elizabeth Massey, both of the City of Baltimore in the State of Maryland sell for $6,555.00 to Samuel Cacy, of Queen Anne's County, part of the tract called Massey's [spelling?] Addition ... Excepted is the burial ground now enclosed with poling, the dimensions of which are forty two feet by twenty two feet, where Sarah Massey, Anna Massey, and Elizabeth Massey and their heirs are to have free access forever to bury their dead, should they incline to do so, and for no other use whatsoever. TM:2:45 1819/02/09
Queen Anne's County: Sarah Massey, a.k.a. Sarah Falconar, of New Castle County in the State of Delaware and Anna Massey and Elizabeth Massey, both of the City of Baltimore in the State of Maryland sell for $6,585.00 to Joel Smith, of Queen Anne's County, 329-1/4 acres of a part of Robotham's Park.
TM:2:82 1819/04/05
Queen Anne's County: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells a combined 557 plus acres in several tracts for $9,000.00 and $5.00, respectively, to Thomas Murphy for one undivided moiety and to Sarah Massey Murphy for the other undivided moiety, both of Queen Anne's County, in the tract called Golden Square, composed of the tracts called Addition and Hemsley's Reserve, which the said James Massey obtained from William Tilghman of the City of Philadelphia on October 9, 1805, and also all that  part of a tract called Lambeth Fields, which Elizabeth Richmond and James Tilghman Hemsley had conveyed by a joint deed on January 21, 1824 to James Massey ... containing five hundred three acres [illegible] and eighteen perches. Also, all that part of a tract called Durland which Richard Tilghman Earle heretofore conveyed to James Massey on July 30, 1816, and also part of a tract called Broomily Lambeth, of which two parts Henry Tilghman and wife conveyed to James Massey on May 9, 1823 ...
containing fifty four acres [illegible] and twenty perches.
TM:3:423 1825/02/16

Pamela Lambden Massey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Kent County: Elijah Massey, out of love and affection for Pamela Lambden Massey (daughter of Benjamin Massey) and Francis Massey (daughter of James Massey) gives the 229 acre tract called Angels Rest (Elijah's present home) to Pamela and Francis as tenants in common with the proviso that, should Pamela die unmarried before the age of 21, her share of Angels Rest should go to Carolyn Massey (another daughter of Benjamin Massey).  Angels Rest was acquired by Elijah from Thomas Witherspoon and adjoins lands of Casparis Meginniss and Benjamin Massey. BC:6:476 1811/07/16
Queen Anne's County: Joshua W. Massey & wife Pamelia L. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sell for $4,464.00 to Edward Sudler, also of Queen Anne's County, 186 acres, consisting of parts of the tracts called Sheppard's Forrest, [Spry's ?] Chance, and Sledmore, lying in the upper part of Queen Anne's County ... to the divisional line between Joshua Massey, Junior, and Remy Covington's heirs ...
TM:2:84 1819/04/05
Kent County: Francis Massey Seegar, wife of Arthur Seegar, (both of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland) having reached the age of twenty one, completes the sale of her share of Angels Rest that had been willed to her and her sister Pamela Lambden Massey by Elijah Massey when Francis was a minor, on April 16, 1811.  Benjamin Massey of Kent County is the buyer, at $3,000.00.  According to the referenced deed, Pamela Lambden Massey is the daughter of Benjamin Massey and Francis Massey is the daughter of James Massey. WS:3:474 1821/12/29
Kent County: August 8, 1822 (Recorded January 16, 1823): Emily Ann Massey of Kent County in Maryland buys for $3,696.00 the combined 154 acres of parts of the tracts, Angel's Rest, Angel's Lot, Partnership, and Spring Garden from Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in a land swap between Ebenezer T. Massey and Emily Ann Massey of Kent County and Joshua W. Massey and Pamela Lambden Massey of Queen Anne's County, said swap being made possible by Act of the Legislature of Maryland passed February 21st, 1822, Chapter 164, and endorsed as to the equivalence in value of the lands by a commission formed of James Parker, Mr. Osborne, and William Moffitt. TW:4:179 1822/08/08
Kent County: Joshua W. Massey and Pamela L. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sell for $1.00 to Benjamin Massy (Massey) for his natural life and Caroline E. Massy (Massey) for ever a 139-1/2 acre portion of Angels Lot that Pamela L[ambden] Massey was given by her grandfather Elijah Massy (Massey). TW:4:188 1823/01/30
Queen Anne's County: Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $90.00 to James Graves his slave, Mary Graves, wife of James Graves, free black.  Joshua W. Massey recently purchased Mary Graves, age twenty seven, from Oli S. Pardee and his wife Susan, formerly Susan Elliott, executrix of John Elliott, late of Queen Anne's County.  Joshua W. Massey hereby obligates himself to set Mary Graves free upon the payment of the aforesaid $90.00 with legal interest thereon from the 15th of July 1828 to the present.  The payment of $90.00 plus legal interest of $3.53-1/2 was acknowledged on March 30, 1829, by Pamela L. Massey, executrix of the estate of the late Joshua W. Massey, who thereupon declared Mary Graves free forever. TM:5:205 1829/05/05
Queen Anne's County: William R. Massey of Baltimore County in the State of Maryland agrees to relinquish his one sixth moiety in all the lands in Queen Anne's and Kent counties that he inherited from Joshua W. Massey in exchange for $1,000.00 in cash (less any money owed by William R. Massey to Pamela L. Massey at the time of settlement on the first of January next) and the transfer of slaves Robert and Shadrach paid to him by Pamela L. Massey of the City of Baltimore.  The lands are: Bath, Friendship Manors, Chance, White Oak, Adventure, and Browne's Purchase, which Joshua W. Massey purchased from James Barr of Kent County. Witnesses: Ebenezer T. Massey and Thomas Sappington.
JT:1:143 1834/07/21
Kent County: James F. Browne, formerly tax collector for Kent County in the State of Maryland, sells at auction the 120 acre tract called Rumford to settle a tax bill of $3.12 owed by the heirs of Joshua W. Massey. Pamela L[ambden] Massey is the high bidder at $6.00 through her agent Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County. JNG:4:433 1837/03/07
Queen Anne's County: William R. Massey and wife Emily Ann of the Town of Alexandria, District of Columbia, being indebted to [difficult reading ahead !] A.C. Lazonas, John H. Jannoy, Grupper & Dean - Merchants [illegible] George L. Bumford of George Town, Crawford of McKim, George & Mayes, Mason & Hanlen, George C. Rollins, merchants of Baltimore and Bank of Potomac Alexandria [illegible words] amounting to about $2,800.00 which William R. Massey desires to pay to his creditors, through a deed of trust to Christopher Neale, one sixth of his equity in the following lands: Friendship, Bath, Manor's Chance, White Oak, Spry's Adventure, [illegible name] Purchase, containing in all about 2,600 acres in Queen Anne's and Kent counties, all of which belonged to his father, the late Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County, subject first to the dower right of Pamela L. Massey, widow of Joshua W. Massey, and also to a previous mortgage made and executed by William R. Massey to Joseph [illegible surname] of Baltimore for $1,000 or thereabouts.  Should William R. Massey [somehow] repay the stated debt, then this indenture becomes null and void.  If he defaults, then Christopher Neale is entitled to sell the aforesaid listed tracts piecemeal for cash until the debt is satisfied. JT:2:623 1839/03/01
Kent County: Parmelia (Pamela) L. Massey of Cumberland County in the State of Pennsylvania sells for $810.00 to Jeremiah Cosden of Kent County in the State of Maryland the tracts called The Forest (Forrest) and Rumford, totaling 118+ acres. ... This is the same parcel deeded to Parmelia (Pamela) L. Massey by James F. Browne, Esquire, former [tax] collector of Kent County. JNG:8:102 1842/02/22
Queen Anne's County: A commission is set up to divide the lands of the late Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland and is made up of the following men: Jesse Knock, William H. Foster, Arthur E. Sudler, James Giant [maybe Skint], and Edward Coppage, all of Queen Anne's County.  The lands at issue are: Friendship, Maynors Chance, Irish Farm etc. The heirs of Joshua W. Massey are: William R. Massey, James H. Massey, Marietta I. Dobbs (wife of Alexander Dobbs, formerly Marietta Massey) Joseph A. Massey, Thomas C. Massey, Benjamin A. Massey and Pamela L. Massey, his widow.  Thomas C. Massey, who was a minor, initiated the formation of this commission in order properly to divide the lands of Joshua W. Massey. ...
They thereupon scheduled and advertised at public sale at Dixon's Tavern in Queen Anne's County, all of the above lands, excepting the dower right of Pamela L. Massey.  Ebenezer T. Massey subsequently became the highest bidder for Friendship; James [illegible surname] of Lots No.'s 2 & 3; Lot No.4, being mainly woodland, was divided among Lots No.'s 1, 2 & 3 [... unintelligible negotiations following...]. 
JT:4:498 1845/08/19
Queen Anne's County: Pamela L. Massey, Joshua A. Massey, and [] his wife, all of the County of Sumples in the State of Alabama, Benjamin A. Massey and Anna Massey, his wife, Thomas E. Massey and Sara Massey, his wife, and Alexander F. Dobbs and Henrietta Dobbs, his wife, all of the State of Ohio, sell for $3,000.00 to Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland the tracts called Maynor's Chance, Tilghman's Friendship, and Collins Range, formerly the property of Joshua W. Massey, deceased, who was the husband of Pamela L. Massey and the father of Joshua A. Massey, Benjamin A. Massey, Thomas E. Massey, and Henrietta I. Dobbs, his children and heirs at law. ... And also, all that part of Collins Range ... containing twenty acres, assigned to Pamela L. Massey for life as her dower.
JT:5:345 1847/12/07
Queen Anne's County: A commission described in Liber JT No.4 Folio 498 evaluated and then sold at public auction the lands of the late Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland. The present deed describes the sale and lands conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland. As before, the commissioners are Jesse Knock of Kent County, and William H. Foster and Arthur E. Sudler of Queen Anne's County. The commission was established by petition from Benjamin A. Massey to dispose fairly the lands of Joshua W. Massey, now among them the tracts called Tilghman's Friendship, Pryor's [illegible], and Maynor's Chance. ... except that part of said tract, called Tilghman's Friendship ... containing twenty acres, which was assigned to Pamela L. Massey as part of her dower. JT:5:493 1848/05/29
Queen Anne's County: Thomas G.H. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $5,000.00 to Charles H.B. Massey, also of Kent County, the 362 acre tract called Tilghmans Friendship, lying in Queen Anne's County between Sudlersville and Millington, it being the same tract which was conveyed to the late Ebenezer T. Massey by Jesse Knock, W.H. Foster, and Arthur E. Sudler, commissioners appointed to divide and sell the real estate of Joshua W. Massey, by deed dated June 3, 1848, and recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 493; another part of Tilghmans Friendship lying in Queen Anne's County, containing twenty acres, which was conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey by Pamela L. Massey and Joshua A. Massey and others by deed dated September 18, 1841, and recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 345; and also a portion of the tract called Woodbridge Corrected (designated in the Last Will and Testament of Ebenezer T. Massey as the Cacy Purchase) lying in Queen Anne's County, containing fifty acres, which had been conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey by Francis C. Cacy by deed dated September 13, 1846, and recorded in Liber JP No.5, Folio 200, all of which lands were devised by the late Ebenezer T. Massey to his wife Emily Ann Massey for and during her natural life and after her death to his son, the said Thomas G.H. Massey, in fee simple. SED:1:404 1864/12/01
Queen Anne's County: Charles H.B. Massey and his wife Mary A.O. Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $5,000.00 to Thomas G.H. Massey of Westmoreland County in the State of Virginia all that tract called Tilghmans Friendship, lying in Queen Anne's County between Sudlersville and Millington, containing three hundred and sixty two acres, it being the same tract which was conveyed to the late Ebenezer T. Massey by Isaac Knock, W.H. Foster and Arthur B. Sudler, commissioners appointed to divide or sell the real estate of Joshua W. Massey by deed dated June 3, 1848, and recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 493; also [another] part of Tilghmans Friendship containing twenty acres which was conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey by Pamela L. Massey and Joshua A. Massey and others by deed dated September 8, 1841, [probably what is recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 345 - GL,III, ed.] and also the tract, part of Woodbridge Corrected, designated in the Last Will and Testament of Ebenezer T. Massey as the Cacy Purchase, containing fifty acres, it being the same tract conveyed to Ebenezer T. Massey by Francis H. Cacy by deed dated September 13, 1846, [and recorded in Liber JT No.5, Folio 200] all of which tracts were devised by the late Ebenezer T. Massey to his wife Emily Ann Massey for and during her natural life, and after her death to his son, the said Thomas G.H. Massey in fee simple by his Last Will and Testament, and which were conveyed by the said Thomas G.H. Massey to the said Charles H.B. Massey by deed dated December 19, 1864, recorded in Liber SED No.1, Folio 404. SED:2:347 1866/06/14

Notlar/Nollar Massey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Kent County: Solomon Wright of Queen Anne's County in Maryland bequeathed the 440 acre tract called The Forrest to his sons Solomon Wright, Junior, (John Wright being son and heir of Solomon) and Charles Wright (Notlar Wright Massey being daughter and heiress of Charles). In this division, John and Notlar agree to divide The Forrest ... the westernmost to be the property of John Wright, and the easternmost to go to Notlar Wright (Massey). JS:26:241 1748/08/16
Kent County: Peter Massey of Kent County in Maryland for 3,000 pounds of tobacco buys a 25 acre  parcel called The Forest from John Wright and wife Nollar.
JS:26:254 1749/08/12

Noah Massey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Queen Anne's County: William Massey of Carlisle [Caroline ?] County, State of Maryland, for the sum of 15 buys an 8 year old slave boy named Robert from Noah Massey, farmer of Kent County.  Witnesses: Thom. Roberts and Wm. Frederick.  The deed is endorsed to the effect that if Noah Massey returns the 15 with legal interest on or before the next August 20th, then the transaction shall be of no effect, meaning that this deed is a mortgage instrument for a short-term loan.
STW:5:269 1800/08/09
Queen Anne's County: Noah Massey, of Queen Anne's County and State of Maryland, sells for 300 the 24-year-old slave woman called Sarah and her two children John (6 years old) and James (18 months old) to John Roberts, also of Queen Anne's County. STW:6:430 1803/08/26

Winder Massey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Kent County: Winder Massey of the City of Baltimore in the State of Maryland buys a 142 acre portion of Angels Rest for $1.00 from his grandfather Elijah Massey, who purchased the tract from Cornelius Vansant, deceased, who in turn had obtained it from Jacob Gibson.  Ann Massey, mother of Winder Massey, now lives on Angels Rest. BC:6:356 1811/03/19
Kent County: Benjamin Massey, Esquire, of Kent County, buys for 710 the 142 acre tract called Angels Rest from Winder Massey, gentleman of Baltimore County, who had bought the tract from his grandfather Elijah Massey. BC:6:479 1811/07/15
Kent County: Benjamin Massey, Esquire, in order to secure a debt of 710 owed to Winder Massey, gentleman of Baltimore, sells in a mortgage deed the 142 acre tract called Angels Rest to Winder for $5.00, which sale becomes null and void if Benjamin makes payment of 355 on October 1, 1811 and another payment of 355 on October 1, 1812, plus legal interest.  In the meantime, Benjamin is free to occupy and use the land and premises as he wishes.  Winder Massey had previously obtained the land (on March 19, 1811) from his grandfather and sold it to Benjamin in an earlier transaction. BC:7:10 1811/09/22
Kent County: Benjamin Massey of Kent County and State of Maryland buys for $826.87 the 142 acre tract called Goose Haven (said tract inherited by Elizabeth (nee Comegys) Vanhorn from the William Comegys, Senior and her own father William, and adjoining the land of Arthur Wheatley) from Jonathan Vanhorn and wife Elizabeth Vanhorn. BC:7:289 1813/01/18
Kent County: Winder Massey of the city of Philadelphia transfers ownership of the 142 acre tract called Angels Rest back to Benjamin Massey, having received timely repayment of the 710 debt plus legal interest owed by Benjamin to Winder.  Winder previously had been given the land by his grandfather (on March 19, 1811) and subsequently sold it to Benjamin. BC:7:309 1813/02/03

William Massey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Queen Anne's County: Patent - Paccolott, Paccolett - 18 acres - Developer/Owner: William Massey Pat cert. 758 1728/10/08
Queen Anne's County: Patent - Hazard - 110 acres - Developer/Owner: William Massy
Pat. cert. 445 1728/10/10
Queen Anne's County: Moses Massey  of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland gives out of good will and affection a number of items and real estate to his children: daughter Permela, son Samuel, son Hemsley, daughter Elizabeth, son Levi, his friend Rachel Lacharse and his daughter Permela, the wife of John Peters. ... Witnesses: James Massey, William Massey, and Charles Simmond.
RT:L:445 1781/10/26
Queen Anne's County: William Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for 20 in specie from William Charles Neill and wife Mary of the same place, a 1-1/2 acre portion of the tract called Bridgewater in Queen Anne's County. Courses: Beginning at the end of the East North East line that is eighty four and 22/25 perches, part of the tract called Bridgewater, sold by Joseph Nicholson, Junior, to James Massey ... containing by estimation one and a half acres. RT:3:25 1782/08/10
Queen Anne's County: William Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for 15 15/- from Francis Rochester, also of Queen Anne's County, a 6-1/4 acre portion of the tract called Nasoby in Queen Anne's County. Courses: Beginning at the end of fifty one perches upon the second line of a tract called Nasoby and from thence running ... to a tract called Bridgewater, thence ... to a tract called Reviving Springs ... containing six and a quarter acres. RT:3:70 1783/02/11
Queen Anne's County: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for 100 from Joseph H. Nicholson, Senior, and wife Mary of Kent County a 61 acre portion of the 300 acre tract called Bridgewater that was allotted to the said Joseph Nicholson, Senior, and his wife Mary by the Sheriff of Queen Anne's County in 1773 by writ of partition obtained from the Provincial Court to partition between Joseph Nicholson and his wife Mary, Joseph Nicholson, Junior and his wife Elizabeth, and William Charles Neill, eldest son and heir of the late Henrietta Neill the tracts called Bridgewater, another parcel called Stepney, and a third tract called Camberwells, whose metes and bounds were duly recorded. James Massey agreed to pay for the land as adjudged by the jury at the rate of 7 per acre. Witnesses: William Massey ... CD:1:95 1784/10/30
Queen Anne's County: James Massey and William Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland manumit the slave woman named Amy whom they inherited at the death of their father James Massey to carry out the Will of their late father, who intended to set the Amy free from a state of slavery. STW:1:152 1788/10/08
Kent County: William Massy (Massey) of Baltimore County in Maryland sells for 300 one-sixth portions of Massey's Venture Resurveyed, The Exchange, and Partnership in Kent County to Lewis Blackiston of Kent County.  William was bequeathed Masseys Venture Resurveyed, The Exchange, and Partnership by his father, Ebenezer Massey. BC:4:269 1795/10/07
Kent County: Proceedings of the Second Judicial District of the State of Maryland before Chief Justice James Tilghman, Esquire, and Samuel Chew & Philip Reed, Esquire, Associate Justices. William Massey, Ebenezer Palmer & his wife Sarah, Lewis Blackiston & Milcah Massey Blackiston, by her guardian Lewis Blackiston, petition the court that they, together with Daniel Massey, Mary Massey, and Araminta Massey are entitled as heirs to Ebenezer Massey, who died intestate, to the following tracts of land in Kent County: Massey's Venture Resurveyed, Exchange and part of Partnership. Daniel Massey, Mary Massey, and Araminta Massey are infants, under the age of twenty one years, so the petitioners request that a commission be formed to decide whether to partition or sell off the referenced lands. James Scott is attorney for the petitioners; James Parker is guardian to Mary Massey and Araminta Massey. The commissioners are to be selected from Nathaniel Comegys, William Spencer, William Thomas, Samuel Johnson, and Oliver Smith, all of Kent County. The commissioners subsequently decided that the land could not be divided, as the heirs would get less than fifty acres each, and the lands were not worth more than 7 1/- per acre, whereupon they adjourned for several months to the second Monday October of 1797, whereupon none of the heirs took the option of receiving the lands and then paying to the other heirs their fair shares, so the commission decided that the lands would be sold and the proceeds divided among the heirs. The terms of the sale are that one quarter of the purchase money be required at time of sale, and the remainder to be paid in two equal yearly installments with legal interest, the sale to be held on January 2, 1798. Subsequently the lands were sold at public auction to Lewis Blackiston for 7 15/- 8p per acre, thereby amounting to a total price of 2,076 4/- 1p.  The proceeds were allotted as follows: Lewis Blackiston produced two deeds, one dated May 25, 1795 and the other dated April 14, 1796 which conveyed to him the interests of William Massey and Daniel Massey; Lewis Blackiston is further entitled to one sixth of the land by virtue of his guardianship of his daughter Milcah Massey Blackiston; one half of the purchase money goes to Lewis Blackiston to be retained in his own hands; Ebenezer Palmer gets 346 8p; Mary Massey is allotted 346 8p; and Araminta Massey gets 346 8p. TW:2:425 1798/03/19
Queen Anne's County: James Massey, farmer of Queen Annee's County in the State of Maryland sells for 1,275 to Hemsley Massey, also farmer of Queen Anne's County, parts of the following tracts totaling 345 acres: Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected, Spry's Chance, and Spry's Friendship ... Unicorn Branch [of Chester River] it being the beginning tree of a division line formerly established between James Massey, deceased, and William Massey, also deceased, by the Will of their late father, James Massey ... to a stone at one end of a division line between the said James Massey and Joshua Massey ... at the other end of the aforesaid division line between the lands of James Massey and Joshua Massey ... One exception is a forty foot square burial ground within Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected that is reserved for James Massey and his heirs with the privilege of egress and regress. STW:4:445 1798/06/12
Queen Anne's County: William Massey of Carlisle [Caroline ?] County, State of Maryland, for the sum of 15 buys an 8 year old slave boy named Robert from Noah Massey, farmer of Kent County.  Witnesses: Thom. Roberts and Wm. Frederick.  The deed is endorsed to the effect that if Noah Massey returns the 15 with legal interest on or before the next August 20th, then the transaction shall be of no effect, meaning that this deed is a mortgage instrument for a short-term loan.

STW:5:269

1800/08/09
Queen Anne's County: William Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland buys for 25 in specie from George Spry of Queen Anne's County a slave named Nan, about twenty nine years old, and her child Hanna, aged three. STW:5:444 1801/03/17
Kent County: William Massy (Massey) of the City of Baltimore in the State of Maryland sells for 18 15/-to John Wright of Georgetown in Kent County a 1/2 acre lot bequeathed to him by Milcah Massey. The lot is bounded on one side by the property of James Pearce and on another side by the parcel owned by John Rumsey. John Wright satisfied this deed with a payment of $50, [thereby establishing a contemporary exchange rate of $2.67 per - GL,III,ed.] TW:2:50 1801/12/18
Queen Anne's County: William Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland buys for 75 from Samuel Keene of Queen Anne's County a Mulatto slave boy called Newton about thirteen years old. STW:6:59 1802/04/15
Queen Anne's County: Hemsley Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for 1,500 pounds buys a 399.5 acre tract of land (including the 46.75 acres bought in 1801) called Collins Range or Collins His Range in Queen Anne's Countyn from Daniel Toas Massey, farmer. ... be the same more or less which said lines also include the quantity of forty six acres and three eights of an acre of land heretofore sold and conveyed by the said Daniel Toas Massey to the said Hemsley Massey and for which no consideration money is now paid by the said Hemsley Massey to the said Daniel Toas Massey.   Witnesses: William Lindsay, William B. Hackett, William & Joshua Massey, and Hemsley Massey. STW:6:493 1804/10/04
Queen Anne's County: William Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland buys for $5,664.50 from Richard W.N. Keene of Queen Anne's County, the male slaves named Stutly, aged forty five years, and Lavis, aged thirty three years, the women named Mary, aged twenty four years, and Rachel, aged twenty two years, one girl named Jane, aged twelve years, one D. named Caroline, aged eight years, one D.named Nan, aged seven years, one boy named Sonnen, aged three years, another named Dick, aged two years, a child aged five months ... [and sundry goods & chattels.]
JB:2:353 1814/06/03
Queen Anne's County: William Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland sells for $2,657.00 to Richard W. Newton Keene of Queen Anne's County 265-3/4 acres of the lands in Queen Anne's County ... (1) Part of a tract called Marshland ...and (2) Part of the tract called Eden Kelly ... TM:1:95 1816/09/05
Queen Anne's County: William Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland sells for $2,664.50 to Richard W. Newton Keene of Queen Anne's County the very same slaves, animals, furniture and household goods bought from Mr. Keene on June 13, 1814; see this deed: Liber JB: No.2: Folio 353. One slave named Stutley, aged forty six years, another named Lavis, aged twenty three years, two women named Mary, aged twenty four years, and Rachel, aged twenty two years, one girl named Nan, aged seven years, one boy named Lonnon, aged three years, another boy named Dick, aged two years, one infant boy, five months old ...  [and the same sundry goods & chattels ... Except for my difficulty in reading the slaves' names, it is oddly telling that their estimated ages have not materially changed - GL,III, ed.]
TM:1:98 1816/09/05
Caroline County: Elizabeth Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland buys for $798.87 from Col. Richard Keene, also of Caroline County, parts of the tracts called Lot, Goshen & Edenborough, lying in Caroline County ... to the bridge on the said road opposite William Massey's gate that leads to the said William Massey's late dwelling house ...
M:233 1818/08/05
Caroline County: William B. Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland sells for $182.50 to William Jones, also of Caroline County, a 50 acre portion of a tract lying partly in Queen Anne's County and the rest in Caroline County that William B. Massey inherited from his late father, William Massey, and which adjoins lands belonging to the heirs of Samuel Keene, late of Queen Anne's County, John Robert, late of Caroline County, deceased, and the aforesaid William Jones. T:227 1837/03/15
Caroline County: Walter Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland sells for $200.00 to Charles Boadley, free man of color of Queen Anne's County, a 25 acre parcel inherited from his late father William Massey. V:261 1841/12/16
Queen Anne's County: Walter Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland sells for $200.00 to Charles Bradley, free man of color of Queen Anne's County, a tract lying partly in Caroline County and the rest in Queen Anne's County that was inherited by Walter Massey from his father, William Massey. JT:3:422 1842/01/03

William A. Massey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Queen Anne's County: William A. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $300.00 to James Britton, also of Queen Anne's County, a 1/2 acre town lot in the village of Millington, formerly Head of Chester,  adjoined on the North by a lot belonging to Samuel Shane, on the West by a lot belonging to Isaac Jackson, and on the South by a another lot belonging to the said James Britton. TM:2:219 1820/05/02

William B. Massey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Caroline County: William B. Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland sells for $182.50 to William Jones, also of Caroline County, a 50 acre portion of a tract lying partly in Queen Anne's County and the rest in Caroline County that William B. Massey inherited from his late father, William Massey, and which adjoins lands belonging to the heirs of Samuel Keene, late of Queen Anne's County, John Robert, late of Caroline County, deceased, and the aforesaid William Jones. T:227 1837/03/15
Caroline County: William B. Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland buys for $1,800.00 from Henry Straughn and his wife Martha, also of Caroline County, a portion of a tract that Henry Straughn purchased from James W. Williams and a part of Addition to Ducks, part of Duck's Park and Skinner's Chance Corrected, and a part of Kiddeman's Fancy ...  Witnesses: Justices of the Peace E.T. Massey and ...
U:197 1839/08/06
Caroline County: William B. Massey and William H. Downs of Caroline County in the State of Maryland buy for $200.00 from Eleanor T. Barwick, also of Caroline County, all the 187-1/2 acre tract which the late Joshua H. Barwick purchased from the heirs of William E. Chelton, late of Caroline County. V:244 1841/11/13
Caroline County: William B. Massey and his wife Ann M. Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland sell for $2,000.00 to Thomas C. Clendenning, Junior, also of Caroline County, 240 acres of tracts in the Upper District of Caroline County which William B. Massey purchased from Tierney Sharghan, a part of Addition to Buck Park, Buck Park, Skinners Chances Corrected and Fiddaman's Fancy. V:261 1842/01/04
Caroline County: William B. Massey & wife Ann Maria Massey and Matthew Chitton of Caroline County in the State of Maryland sells for $500.00 to William H. Downes, also of Caroline County, the tract called Ingeraine in Caroline County adjoining the lands of William Turner & others and immediately on the main road leading from Greensborough to Parnell's Blacksmith Shop, containing one hundred and eighty seven acres. V:324 1842/03/03
Caroline County: William B. Massey and Henry Rosette have taken out a note for $125.00 to the Bank of Maryland at Easton, due at six months, the security for which is the present tract called Ingram's Desire that Doctor Shadrack Harper and his wife Mary are mortgaging to William B. Massey and Henry Rosette. Ingram's Desire lies in Caroline County in Greensborough on the West side of the main road leading from the Methodist Church to the Deep Branch and adjoins lands belonging to the heirs of the late Doctor Charles Tilden & others and contains three quarters of an acre; Shadrack Harper purchased Ingram's Desire from Batchelder Chance, late of Caroline County.  The present sale is to become completely null and void if Shadrack Harper and his wife Mary pay back the borrowed sum with legal interest. X:17 1845/11/06
Caroline County: William H. Downes and his wife Sarah M. Downs of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sell for $237.50 to William B. Massey of Greesborough in Caroline County a one acre lot in the village of Greensborough which William H. Downs purchased from James Smith and which adjoins the property of George Reed, Henry M. Godwin, and William Turner's heirs and which lies on the main street of the village, a part of the tract called Ingram. X:72 1846/02/03
Caroline County: William B. Massey of Caroline County and John Dunning of Talbot County, both in the State of Pennsylvania, acting as the executors of the last will and testament of the late Samuel P. Dunning, sell for $100.50 at public sale to the highest bidder, Cornelius Comegys of Caroline County, the lot in the Upper Election District of Caroline County which Samuel P. Dunning purchased from William H. Downs ... containing six acres, one rood, and fourteen perches, excepting one half acre reserved within the described area for a grave. X:221 1846/10/12
Caroline County: William B. Massey of Caroline County and John Dunning of Talbot County, both in the State of Pennsylvania, acting as the executors of the last will and testament (dated February 19, 1844, and recorded in Caroline County) of the late Samuel P. Dunning, sell for $445.00 to Doctor Henry Rousset of Caroline County, the lot in the Upper Election District of Caroline County which formerly belonged to Doctor William Jackson and was then sold to the said Samuel P. Dunning by deed dated July 24, 1830 and recorded in Liber JR No.2 [Book R - not yet available - GL,III,ed.], Folio 491 & 492 of Caroline County. X:235 1846/10/20
Caroline County: Thomas H. Jackson, Sarah Collins & Harriett Jackson of Milford in Kent County, State of Maryland; and Nathaniel Jackson and wife Mary of the City of Philadelphia, sell for $25.00 to William B. Massey of Greensborough in Caroline County, a 1/4+ acre lot in the town of Greensborough adjoining a lot in Greensborough leased by Peter Harrington to John Brown ...
This is the same lot that was leased by deed recorded in Caroline County and dated November 18, 1791 for ninety nine years, renewable forever, to Abednigo Jackson by Peter Harrington.
X:241 1846/11/21
Caroline County: William B. Massey and wife Ann M. Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland sell for $1,100.00 to Thomas A. Turner, Esquire, also of Caroline County, several lots in the town of Greensborough which were purchased by William B. Massey at public sale from Thomas A. Turner surviving executor of the estate of William Turner, deceased, and which are described in a deed dated November 2, 1847. X:524 1847/12/04
Caroline County: Thomas A. Turner, of Caroline County in the State of Maryland, acting as surviving executor of the estate of William Turner sells, at public auction on June 3,1847, for a total of $1,090.00, to William B. Massey, several lots in the town of Greensborough: Parcel 1: $640.00; Parcel 2: $335.00; and Parcel 3: $115.00, confirmed in Orphan's Court of Caroline County. X:532 1847/12/04
Caroline County: William B. Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland, acting as trustee in a complaint against James Francis Love, Thomas Keeny Love, and Martha Ann Love, heirs of Aaron Love, deceased, sells for $1,030.00 to William Willson, also of Caroline County, 224-1/2 acres of the parcel called Cold Spring, lying in Caroline County and adjoining the lands of Thomas Burchenall, Edward Carpenter's heirs, and others. X:599 1848/02/08
Caroline County: William B. Massey of Caroline County and John Dunning of Talbot County, both in the State of Maryland, executors of the Last Will and Testament of Samuel P. Dunning, late of Caroline County, deceased, sell for $1,100.00 to Richard Jarrell of Queen Anne's County the following lands & parcels lying in Caroline County: Ingraam's Desire, Saylorton, Bear Point and Hickory Ridge. AA:212 1852/05/25
Caroline County: Walter Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland, executor of the estate of the late Abraham Gump, sells at public auction for $6,600.00 to William B. Massey, also of Caroline County, the various tracts named White Hall, Willente, Carmarthen, Grubby Neck, Grubby Neck Addition, Buck Range, Bite the Biter, Self Defence, Chance, Farmers Fields, Boons Pleasure, Boons Covit & Common Sense Discovered, all lying contiguous to each other in the Upper Election District of Caroline County, being the same parcels sold to Abraham Gump by Thomas B. Gurpen and described in the deed recorded in Liber JR No.R Folio 396-399, excepting the tracts which were sold by Abraham Gump in his lifetime to Noah Leward, and containing for the remainder hereby sold to William B. Massey, eight hundred acres. BB:84 1853/07/26
Caroline County: William B. Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland sells for $8,000.00 to Greensbury W. Ridgely of Delaware County in the State of Pennsylvania the tracts called White Hall, Willente, Carmarthen, Grubby Neck, Grubby Neck Addition, Buck Range, Bite the Biter, Self Defence, Chance, Farmers Fields, Boons Pleasure, Boons Covit & Common Sense Discovered, all lying contiguous to each other in the Upper Election District of Caroline County, being the same tracts of land bought by the said William B. Massey from Walter Massey as described in a deed from Thomas B. Turpin to Abraham Gump recorded in Liber JR No.R Folio 396-399. BB:96 1853/08/25
Caroline County: William B. Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland buys for $182.00 from Clinton Cook, trustee of Queen Anne's County, according to a decree of Caroline County Circuit Court of Equity dated October 13, 1852, and passed in the cause in said court between Complainants William and Margaret A. Turner and Samuel Wells and Harriett A. Wells and other Defendants wherein Clinton Cook was appointed Trustee with authority to sell real estate mentioned in said cause, and William B. Massey being the highest bidder, all that lot of ground of unknown acreage adjacent to the Town of Greensborough in Caroline County on Choptank River on which stands a large framed building known as the Lower Granary. BB:553 1855/06/12
Caroline County: William B. Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland buys for $345.62 from Thomas Jarrell and his wife Levina, also of Caroline County, a portion of the tract called Ingrahms Desire, lying in Caroline County near the Village of Greensborough on the South side of the road leading from the village to Purnell's [Blacksmith] Shop ... containing four acres. BB:554 1855/06/13
Caroline County: William B. Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland executes a bond in the amount of $2,000.00 to the State of Maryland to secure his performance as Bailiff, Constable, and [Tax] Collector in Caroline County.  Others bound at the same time: John A. Lee (Village of Greensborough) Csma Lowe, and William Turner. CC:394 1857/05/06
Caroline County: William B. Massey and William C. Meeds (of the late firm of Massey & Meeds) of Caroline County in the State of Maryland buys for $242.00 from Thomas Henry Porter and his wife Anna Matilda, also of Caroline County, a one fifth interest in the tract called Golden Grove lying in Caroline County on the East side of the Great Choptank River in the first or Upper Election District of Caroline County and adjoining the lands of Henry Roussett, Moses Coker and others and containing three hundred and fifteen acres, but subject to Clementia Porter's life interest to one third part thereof, being the same land which Henry Roussett and his wife Augusta Roussett conveyed by deed dated September 9, 1852, to Clementine Porter (to her a life interest), Thomas Henry Porter, George Washington Porter, Sarah Elizabeth Porter, Mary Catharine Porter, and Cornelius Porter (in fee simple). CC:397 1857/05/14
Caroline County: William B. Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland buys for $10.00 from Edwin Wood and his wife Lydia all that part of the tract called Sylvester's Discovery [see Valentine Green. Sylvesters Discovery, 200 acres. CA Upper Choptank District Hundred, p. 10. MSA S 1161-3-4 Location:   1/4/5/46], lying in the first or Upper Election District of Caroline County and adjoining the lands of Greenbury W. Ridgely ... William B. Massey is to distribute the proceeds of such sale as follows: Pay to Morgan and Greely the sum of $95.85 plus the costs of execution and any other costs that have accrued on their claim against Edwin Wood as a debt of preference; to John Harriss, assignee of Dr. George Lacey, $45.51; to James Gooding, $71.28; to S.Naneveckle, $36.11; to John T. Langston, $82.76; to Alexander Ridgeway, $70.66; to Massey & Meed, $13.81; to William B. Massey, $16.41; to William T. Chance, $26.53, according to the force of several executions, now in the hands of John L. McCombs and Alexander Knotts, Constables, against the aforesaid Edwin Wood.... CC:495 1857/12/01
Caroline County: William B. Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland buys for $800.00 from Thomas Jarrell and his wife Livinia, also of Caroline County, all of that parcel of land called Ingrahms Desire located in the Upper Election District of Caroline County which is contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the South East corner of the lot which the said Thomas Jarrell and Livinia Jarrel sold to the said William B. Massey by deed dated May 23, 1855, and thence running in a Southerly direction along the lands of Spencer Hitch, William C. Meeds and to the lands of John W. Simpson, thence in a Westerly direction along the lands of the said Simpson to the lines of the said Thomas Jarrell, thence in a Northerly direction to the South East corner of the lot which the said Jarrell sold to the said Massey, thence in an Easterly direction to the place of beginning, containing twenty two acres, being a part of the same tract which Richard Jarrell, late of Queen Anne's County, purchased at the sale of the real estate of Samuel P. Dunning, late of Caroline County, by John Dunning and William B. Massey,m executors of the said Samuel P. Dunning, called and known by the name of Ingrahm's Desire. CC:522 1858/01/05
Caroline County: William B. Massey, William C. Meeds and Alexander Ridgeway, all of Caroline County in the State of Maryland, buy for $100.00 from William T. Chance and his wife Lydia R. Chance, also of Caroline County, all that parcel lying in the Town of Greensborough in the Upper Election District of Caroline County which is enclosed within the following metes and bounds: Situated on the East side of the new street running North and South and bounded on the West by said street and [panting ?] the lot owned by Spencer Keitch, bounded on the South by the new street running East and West, and on the East by the lot belonging to Cornelius Comegys, and on the North by the lots belonging to Harriett Turner and John F. Langston, being the same parcel which the said William F. Chance obtained from William H. Comegys and a part of the same parcel which William H. Comegys obtained from William C. Meeds. RJ:29:91 1858/10/02
Caroline County: William B. Massey, William C. Meeds and Alexander Ridgeway, all of Caroline County in the State of Maryland, buy for $1051.47 from William T. Chance and his wife Lydia R. Chance, also of Caroline County, all that parcel lying in the Town of Greensborough in the Upper Election District of Caroline County which is enclosed within the following metes and bounds: Situated on the West side of the main street and bounded on the East by said street, on the South by the premises known as the Parsonage Lot which belongs to the trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church and on the West and North by lands belonging to Eliza Jane Reed (formerly Eliza Jane Boon) in fee simple being the same lot which the said William T. Chance obtained from Thomas S. [illegible] and Daniel R. Stewart and wife by deed dated April 25, 1858, recorded in Liber ...No.BB Folio 495-497. RJ:29:92 1858/10/02
Caroline County: William B. Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland, acting as trustee for Edwin Wood and his wife Lydia A. Wood, sells for $625.00 to Denny Rhodes for the benefit of the creditors of Edwin Wood and Lydia A. Wood, all the 33-3/4 acre parcel located in the Upper Election District of Caroline County. RJ:29:149 1859/01/13
Caroline County: William B. Massey, William C. Meeds and Alexander Ridgeway, all of Caroline County in the State of Maryland, sell for $1,100.00 to James T. Clark, also of Caroline County, all the parcel located in the Town of Greensborough in the Upper Election District of Caroline County and which is described as follows: Situated on the West side of the main street and bounded on the East by said street, on the South by the premises known as the Parsonage Lot, belonging to the trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church, on the West and North by lands belonging to Eliza Jane Reed (formerly Eliza Jane Boon) in fee simple being the same parcel which the said William B. Massey, William C. Meeds and Alexander Ridgeway obtained from William T. Chance and wife. RJ:29:166 1859/01/31
Caroline County: William B. Massey and James Merrick, both of Caroline County in the State of Maryland, buy for $800.00 from Richard M. Legg and his wife Mary, also of Caroline County, all the parcels of land located in the Upper Election District of Caroline County on the road leading from Greensborough to Bridgetown, being the same property purchased by the said Richard M. Legg from DoctorHenry C. Comegys and his wife Helen A Comegys and John W. Boon, all of Caroline County, and which is described in the deed November 5, 1859, provided that Richard M. Legg and wife Mary pay the $800.00 purchase price in stages, $200.00 with legal interest from November 7, 1859 on or before January 1, 1861; $200.00 as above on or before January 1, 1862, $200.00 as above on or before January 1, 1863, and $200.00 as above on or before January 1, 1864. Should default occur, William B. Massey and James Merrick may sell the mortgaged premises at public auction. RJ:29:309 1859/11/16
Caroline County: William B. Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland buys for $5,000.00 from John W. Boon, also of Caroline County, the tract called Marblehead, located in the Upper Election District of Caroline County on the public road leading from Greensborough to Purnell's [Blacksmith] Shop, and on which the late John Boon resided and of which he died seized, consisting of several tracts described in the following deeds: Surveyors Certificated dated May 15, 1811 and recorded in Liber JR No.B, Folio 292; Deed of sale from Salaman Swiford and wife to John Boon dated November 6, 1813 and recorded in Liber JR No.L Folio 70 & 71; Deed of sale from Jacob Boon to John Boon recorded in Liber JR No.Q, Folio 276 & 277; Deed of sale from Thomas McCutcheon to Alexander Saleon dated October 18, 1797 and recorded in the Land records of Caroline County, exclusive of the tract conveyed by deed from John Boon, deceased, to John Hawley of E. dated September 21, 1825, the whole being known by the name Mansion Farm as held, used and occupied by the late John Boon in his lifetime and to the time of his death, containing four hundred and ninety acres and one rood. RJ:29:329 1859/12/07
Caroline County: William B. Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland buys for $675.00 from John T. Langston and wife Charlotte A. Langston, also of Caroline County, the parcel of land located in the Upper Election District of Caroline County in the Town of Greensborough that is now occupied by Doctor H.C. Comegys, being the same property that was bought by Francis A. Ellis, trustee of the Bayne heirs. RJ:29:332 1859/12/28
Caroline County: William B. Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland buys for $350.00 from John T. Langston, also of Caroline County, the parcel of land lying in the Upper Election District of Caroline County near the Village of Greensborough on the West side of the County Road leading from Greensborough to the Village of Hillsborough and adjoining the lands of H.R.Staley, containing five acres; and also another parcel located in the same election district on the East side of the Aforesaid County Road and running back and binding on the Choptank River adjoining the lands of H.R. Staley and T.T. Martin & brother, containing ten acres, both tracts being part of the lands which the said John T. Langston brought from W.R. Sulley, known as part of the Chilcott Land, which was bought by the said Sulley from William H. Downes. RJ:29:383 1860/03/12
Caroline County: William B. Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland buys for $668.99 from Thomas Jarrell, also of Caroline County, which amount is owed by Thomas Jarrell to William B. Massey, all of the several parcels lying in Caroline County, known as Ingrahm's Desire, Taylorton, Burs Point, and Hickory Ridge, together being the farm on which Thomas Jarrell now resides, as well as another parcel lying in the Upper Election District of Caroline County known as Hickory Ridge [II ? - GL,III, ed.]; also Oak Ridge Partnership and Clark's Farm, all together containing one hundred and forty nine and a half acres; and also the following goods and chattels: ... The present sale becomes null and void if Thomas Jarrell pays his debt of $668.99 to William B. Massey by September 1, 1860. RJ:29:472 1860/08/16
Caroline County: William B. Massey, William C. Meeds and Alexander Ridgeway, all of Caroline County in the State of Maryland, sell for $130.00 to Richard H. Comegys, also of Caroline County, all that parcel which is located in the Upper Election District of Caroline County as follows: Situated on the new street recently opened in the Town of Greensborough and bounded on the West by one of the said new streets and on the South by the other new street, on the East by a lot of ground belonging to Cornelius Comegys, and on the North by the lands of Harriett Turner and others in fee simple, being the same lot which the said William B. Massey, William C. Meed and Alexander Ridgeway obtained from William T. Chance and wife and which the said William T. Chance obtained from William N. Comegys and wife. RJ:29:578 1861/03/04
Caroline County: Walter Massey, of Caroline County in the State of Maryland and trustee for the sale of lands in the case of Wm. B. Massey vs. Mary Dukes and others, takes possession with his wife Catherine V. Massey of the tract called Marblehead lying a few miles from the town of Greensborough and containing four hundred and ninety acres and described in a deed dated March 19, 1842, from James Dukes & wife, James C. Reyner & wife, Mathias Grange & wife, Enoch Grange & wife and Eliza Jane Boon to Helene Augusta Boon and John Nicholas Boon. RJ:30:38 1862/02/10
Caroline County: William B. Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland buys for $6,000.00 from Walter Massey and his wife Catherine V. Massey, both of Caroline County, all that tract called Marblehead lying in Caroline County and described by the deed dated March 19, 1842 from James Dukes & wife, James C. Reyner & wife, Mathias Grange & wife, Enoch Grange & wife and Eliza Jane Boon to Helene Augusta Boon and John Nicholas Boon. RJ:30:38 1862/02/10
Caroline County: William B. Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland buys for $289.93 from Ezra M. Hitch and his wife Mary E. Hitch all that tract located in Caroline County in Tuckahoe Neck that is called Oxenhams Pleasure containing one hundred and eighteen acres and also the two slaves Moses Hart and Aaron Hart, provided that if the said Ezra M. Hitch shall pay on or before February 14, 1864, the said sum of $289.93 with interest thereon from January 12, 1863, then this mortgage shall become void; should default occur, then William B. Massey is hereby authorized to sell the referenced land and slaves at public auction with appropriate notice. RJ:30:222 1863/02/14
Caroline County: William B.Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland in order to secure a debt of $3,000.00 owed by James M. Whitby and his wife Catharine Whitby, also of Caroline County, executes a mortgage of contingent sale of their tract lying in Caroline County on the South side of the main road leading from the Town of Greensborough to Purnell's [Blacksmith] Shop adjoining the lands of the aforesaid William B. Massey on the West, by William Delahay on the East, by Doctor H. Rousett on the South, and containing two hundred and forty acres, whereon the said James M. Whitby now resides, being the same land and premises devised to the said James M. Whitby by his father Nathan Whitby and by virtue of his Last Will and Testament, dated July 9, 1850, excepting the enclosed graveyard, and enrolled in the Registry of Orphans Court of Caroline County, dated August 13, 1850. RJ:30:266 1863/04/21
Caroline County: William B. Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland assigns to James Merrick the mortgage executed by Richard M. Legg and his wife Mary J. Legg to sell for $800.00 and accumulated interest to William B. Massey and James Merrick the land described in Liber RJ No.29, Folio 309 and dated November 16, 1859, unless Richard M. Legg and his wife Mary J. Legg repay the $800.00 debt with interest. [That is to say: James Merrick now has full control of the mortgage and its remedies - GL,III, ed.] RJ:30:464 1864/01/15
Caroline County: William B. Massey and William C. Meeds, both of Caroline County in the State of Maryland, sell for $300.00 to George W. Porter, also of Caroline County, all that tract called Golden Grove, lying in the Upper Election District of Caroline County on the East side of the Great Choptank River and adjoining the lands of [illegible] Rousett, Moses Coker and others and containing three hundred and fifteen acres in fee simple, subject to Clementine Porter's life interest to one third part thereof, being the same land which Henry Rousett and his wife Augusta Rousett conveyed be deed dated September 19, 1852, to Clementine Porter (to her a life interest) Thomas Henry Porter, George Washington Porter, Sarah Elizabeth Porter, Mary Catherine Porter, and Ermaline Porter in fee simple. RJ:30:532 1864/03/22
Caroline County: William B. Massey of Caroline County in the State of Maryland and Executor of Thomas Wyatt, late of Caroline County and who died some time in the year 1861, sells for $850.00 at public auction, duly noticed, to Mary E. Thawley, wife of George W. Thawley, Margaret J. Wyatt and August F. Harris, wife of Thomas Harris, all that farm or tract lying in the Upper Election District of Caroline County on the West side of the main road leading from Greensborough to the Castle Hall School House and adjoining the lands of Thomas C. Wyatt, Dr. Alexander Hardcastle and Thomas O. Culbeth and others commonly called Fern Ridge Corrected, being the same land whereon the said Thomas Wyatt resided at the time of his death and containing one hundred and forty eight acres. JJ:31:94 1864/11/01
Caroline County: William B. Massey of the Town of Greensborough in Caroline County in the State of Maryland, executor of the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Wyatt, late of Caroline County, sells for $800.00 to Thomas C. Wyatt all that tract of land (widow's dower excepted) whereon the said Thomas C. Wyatt now resides, lying in the Upper Election District of Caroline County and adjoining the lands of George W. Kugler, Gorden Kinnamon, Thomas Jones and others, commonly known as the Home farm of the said Thomas Wyatt, deceased, or Golden Rod Ridge, containing 100 acres. JJ:31:104 1864/11/22
Caroline County: William B. Massey and his wife Elizabeth A. Massey of Caroline County sell for $600.00 to Walter Massey, also of Caroline County, all of his undivided interest being the one half in the house and garden by which the said Walter Massey now occupies, adjoining the property of Elizabeth Rawlings, Mary Davis, and others which descended to the said William B. Massey and Walter Massey by the death of our mother Elizabeth Roe and which the said Elizabeth Roe purchased from William Roe. JJ:32:242 1867/06/17

William F. Massey
County
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Queen Anne's County: William F. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $952.25 to John H. Evans, also of Kent County, all that 47+ acre lot of woodland formerly belonging to the Kinsley Farm, of which Josiah Massey, late of Queen Anne's County died possessed, which is described in a cause in the Circuit Court of Queen Anne's County in Equity, entitled, "William F. Massey vs. Mary Jane Massey and heirs." SED:2:532 1866/09/26
Queen Anne's County: John B. Brown, (trustee appointed by the Circuit Court of Queen Anne's County in Equity in the case of William F. Massey vs. Mary Jane Massey and others) William Elliott & wife Sarah A. Elliott, and James R. Burris & wife Susan Burris, all of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, sell Bradford and Elliotts Addition for $3,567.80 to William Elliott and James R. Burris, who have since sold the land to Cloudsbury H. Clark in fee simple. These lands lie in Queen Anne's County and adjoin the lands of Richard Skinner and Ezekiel F. Sharsley and others. SED:3:336 1868/01/10

William H. Mace
County
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Queen Anne's County: John Brown & David H. Crane, commissioners appointed by the Circuit Court of Queen Anne's County to divide the real estate of John Hendris, deceased, and Mary Ann Baker and George Vickers, executors of Samuel E. Baker, late of Kent County, deceased, sell to William H. Mace, Charles R. Mace, John H. Mace, Carville V. Mace, and Sophia V. Mace, all of Baltimore County, Franklin Mace of Montgomery County, Ann C.Jones, wife of T.P. Jones of Cecil County, and Alfred Mace of Baltimore City, lands which formerly belonged to Anna Maria Brice, late of Queen Anne's County, and which descended to sundry children and heirs, and which were petitioned to be divided by Thomas Walker, but could not economically be so distributed among the said heirs, which were then sold to a purchaser, the said John Hendris, who died intestate without having paid the purchase price, followed by Samuel E. Baker, who did manage to pay his bid price after public auction and who subsequently sold the lands to Samuel V. Mace. The present deed solemnifies this complex series of transactions. The land, called Tullys Lot, contains 247+ acres (less 4 acres previously sold) SED:3:346 1868/01/17
Queen Anne's County: William H. Mace and his wife Henrietta M. Mace, Charles R. Mace, John H. Mace, Carville V. Mace, and Sophia V. Mace, all of Baltimore County in the State of Maryland, Alford Mace of Baltimore City, Franklin Mace and his wife Frances R. Mace, both of Montgomery County, and Thomas S. Jones and his wife Ann C. Jones, both of Cecil County, sell for $3,500.00 to Rhoda Riley (wife of Joseph Riley) the tract called Tully's Lot contains 247+ acres. [See Liber SED No.3, Folio 346.] SED:3:349 1868/01/17

William I. Massey
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Worcester County: Purnell Massey and his wife Nancy Massey, both of Worcester County in the State of Maryland sell for $190.00 to William I. Massey, also of Worcester County, the lands which Purnell Massey purchased from Major Hastings, James Massey and Fanney (Fanny) Massey, wife of James Massey, by a deed dated October 24, 1844, [see Liber GMH No.7, Folio 502] it being the property that formerly belonged to John Hill, containing nineteen acres and called Smith's Industry, also two acres called Poplar Neck, also all that parcel adjoining the aforesaid land and on the North side of said land and on the South side of a road running between the said land and the said Purnell Massey's farm, the said road leading to Saint Martin's Church, it being a part of the land (Freeman's Lot) that the said Purnell Massey purchased from Err Truitt, containing about fifteen or twenty acres [see Liber AY, Folio 232]. EDM:2:212 1848/12/22

William N. Massey
County
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Worcester County: William N. Massey and his wife Mary Grace Massey, of Worcester County in the State of Maryland, sell for $400.00 to George W. Bishop, also of Worcester County, a house and lot in the Village of Lindseyville, being a part of the tract called Cart Wheel, containing about one acre. WET:1:219 1858/07/15

William Randolph Massey
County
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Queen Anne's County: William R.Massey of Baltimore County in the State of Maryland agrees to relinquish his one sixth moiety in all the lands in Queen Anne's and Kent counties that he inherited from Joshua W. Massey in exchange for $1,000.00 in cash (less any money owed by William R. Massey to Pamela L. Massey at the time of settlement on the first of January next) and the transfer of slaves Robert and Shadrach paid to him by Pamela L. Massey of the City of Baltimore.  The lands are: Bath, Friendship Manors, Chance, White Oak, Adventure, and Browne's Purchase, which Joshua W. Massey purchased from James Barr of Kent County. JT:1:143 1834/07/21
Queen Anne's County: William R. Massey of the City and County of Baltimore, indebted to Henry Bruce to the extent of $678.06, mortgages as security all the lands inherited from Joshua W. Massey lying on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to Henry Bruce, said conveyance to be null and void if Mr. Massey satisfies the debt within one month from the present date. JT:1:127 1835/06/09
Queen Anne's County: William R. Massey of the City of Baltimore in the State of Maryland sells for $50.00 to John Palmer the slave named Robert, who is now in the possession of Col. John Tilghman, together with all the wages due for the said Robert and not paid at the time of the execution of this deed. JT:2:101 1836/07/01
Queen Anne's County: William R. Massey and wife Emily Ann of the Town of Alexandria, District of Columbia, being indebted to [difficult reading ahead !] A.C. Lazonas, John H. Jannoy, Grupper & Dean - Merchants [illegible] George L. Bumford of George Town, Crawford of McKim, George & Mayes, Mason & Hanlen, George C. Rollins, merchants of Baltimore and Bank of Potomac Alexandria [illegible words] amounting to about $2,800.00 which William R. Massey desires to pay to his creditors, through a deed of trust to Christopher Neale, one sixth of his equity in the following lands: Friendship, Bath, Manor's Chance, White Oak, Spry's Adventure, [illegible name] Purchase, containing in all about 2,600 acres in Queen Anne's and Kent counties, all of which belonged to his father, the late Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County, subject first to the dower right of Pamela L. Massey, widow of Joshua W. Massey, and also to a previous mortgage made and executed by William R. Massey to Joseph [illegible surname] of Baltimore for $1,000 or thereabouts.  Should William R. Massey [somehow] repay the stated debt, then this indenture becomes null and void.  If he defaults, then Christopher Neale is entitled to sell the aforesaid listed tracts piecemeal for cash until the debt is satisfied. JT:2:623 1839/03/01
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $703.37 from Israel Griffith of the City of Baltimore the mortgage deed of William R. Massey of Spring Hill in the State of Mississippi recorded in Liber JT No.2 Folio 235, 236 & 237 and dated September 4, 1837. By this deed Ebenezer T. Massey becomes the owner of any and all payments made by William R. Massey to satisfy the referenced deed of mortgage.
JT:3:198 1841/01/13
Queen Anne's County: A commission is set up to divide the lands of the late Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland and is made up of the following men: Jesse Knock, William H. Foster, Arthur E. Sudler, James Giant [maybe Skint], and Edward Coppage, all of Queen Anne's County.  The lands at issue are: Friendship, Maynors Chance, Irish Farm etc. The heirs of Joshua W. Massey are: William R. Massey, James H. Massey, Marietta I. Dobbs (wife of Alexander Dobbs, formerly Marietta Massey) Joseph A. Massey, Thomas C. Massey, Benjamin A. Massey and Pamela L. Massey, his widow.  Thomas C. Massey, who was a minor, initiated the formation of this commission in order properly to divide the lands of Joshua W. Massey. ...
They thereupon scheduled and advertised at public sale at Dixon's Tavern in Queen Anne's County, all of the above lands, excepting the dower right of Pamela L. Massey.  Ebenezer T. Massey subsequently became the highest bidder for Friendship; James [illegible surname] of Lots No.'s 2 & 3; Lot No.4, being mainly woodland, was divided among Lots No.'s 1, 2 & 3 [... unintelligible negotiations following...]. 
JT:4:498 1845/08/19
Queen Anne's County: A commission described in Liber JT No.4 Folio 498 evaluated and then sold at public auction the lands of the late Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland. The present deed describes the sale and lands conveyed to James Merrick, also of Queen Anne's County.  However, William R. Massey has by now alienated all his individual interest in his father's estate to Mssrs. [Perma] and Fisher of the City of Baltimore; James H. Massey has alienated all his interest to Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County; and Thomas E. Massey is still a minor. JT:5:186 1847/02/09
Queen Anne's County: Ebenezer T. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $400.00 from John McCormick and wife Jane Ann McCormick of Alexandria in the State of Virginia,a portion of the lands devised to William R. Massey which he subsequently sold to Henry Bruce, and thence from Bruce to John McCormick, which lands are Maynor's Chance, Tilghman's Friendship, Collins Range and Harriss's Rambles. JT:5:449 1848/05/09

William S. Massey
County
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Worcester County: William S. Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland buys for $264.00 from Laban J. Taylor and his wife Sally Taylor, also of Worcester county, the tract of land called Hudson's Endeavor. WET:3:399 1863/04/21
Worcester County: William S. Massey and his wife Mary Ann Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland sell for $62.50 to Francis E. Fisher, also of Worcester County, all the land that William S. Massey bought from Nancy C. Massey, given to her by the Will of Purnell Massey, deceased, lying near the lands of Perry Rodney and John S. Purnell of Worcester county, containing half an acre, by deed from Nancy C. Massey to Mary Ann Massey dated December 18, 1863, [and recorded in Liber GHR No.1, Folio 33]. GHR:3:33 1867/10/05
Worcester County: William S. Massey and his wife Mary Ann Massey, both of Worcester County in the State of Maryland, in order to secure a debt of $180.00, sell to their creditor James Robins Bunting, the following goods and chattels: One sorrel horse, blaze face and one Morgan horse, provided that if the said James Robins Bunting should pay to the said William S. Massey the sum of one hundred and eighty dollars and legal interest thereon on or before the first day of October, 1869, then these presents shall be void. GHR:3:211 1868/03/10

William W. Mace
County
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Dorchester County: William W. Mace and his wife Ennie Mace, both of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland, sell for $1,400.00 to Lazarus Powell, also of Dorchester County, 93 acres of the parcel called Tubmans Resolution ... being a part of the land conveyed by John E. Applegate and his wife Ann to the said William W. Mace and his wife Annie by deed dated November 20, 1856. FJH:5:425 1863/09/21
Dorchester County: William W. Mace of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland buys for $2,000.00 from John C. Stapleford of Baltimore City 260 acres in several tracts, among them one called Back Range (excepting fifteen acres deeded to Ezekiel Keene)  ... a second part ... containing two hundred and thirteen and a half acres. Two more tracts: Cow Pasture, with eighteen acres; and half of a tract called Rod Island, the whole forty five acres in fee simple. FJH:5:672 1864/11/14
Dorchester County: William W. Mace of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland buys for $225.00 from John C. Staplefort, also of Dorchester County, 56 acres of the tract called Brown's Folly, lying in Dorchester County (except what is to the East of the County Road leading from the Little Black Water Bridge to Cambridge). FJH:6:323 1866/03/07