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

Maryland Eastern Shore Land Transactions in which Individual Masseys are Named

This table summarizes the transactions in which Massey individuals are mentioned.  Within each such association (i.e., in a particular row of the table) there can be many useful mentions of relatives and their relationships to the named persons.  There are also associations between rows in the table which can be linked by the explicit family connections as well as by the tracts named in the transactions.  The Lib.:No.:Fol. links in the second column point to my summary transcriptions of those deeds that are available free on line in the Maryland State Archives; registration is required but is free.  My father, George Langford, Jr. ordered a hundred or so paper copies of the deeds when they were much less dear, and I have completely transcribed those deeds.  Both the complete transcriptions and the summaries linked in the table below contain my best efforts at verbatim transcriptions of the surveyors' plats of the properties, which might be useful for ascertaining the sizes and locations of the conveyed properties.  Many properties may have survived largely intact from the original tracts as patented, and you might even be able to find them in aerial photographs by the lines of vegetation along their boundaries or by the contrast between various crops in the present-day farmers' fields. The surveyors' plats are surprisingly accurate, but magnetic North has changed, and so the plats may no longer line up exactly with the present culture.
George Langford, III, editor
Now comes the task of separating the various Massey/Mace families into groups of related folks.  That will entail assuming that for the most part, each family was confined by the difficulties of transportaion within only a few counties. There were few good roads, so a horse & buggy was as good as it got.  Today's four-wheel-drive SUV's got their start as horses, the first all-wheel drives.

Here are my initial nominations for likely assemblages:
Kent, Caroline, Cecil &
Queen Anne's
County Masseys and Toases
Worcester County Masseys
Dorchester County Maces
Talbot County Masseys
Somerset County Masseys
Masseys who were formerly slaves
Queen Anne's & Cecil County Maces
Each of these links points to a file in which the family associations for each Massey/Mace contingent are listed; each person is linked back to the present master list for the entire Eastern Shore.
Abednago & Elisha Massey - brothers - See 254.Elisha Massey in Langford On Massey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
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 a 308-1/2 acre parcel called Hope Resurveyed and Mier's (Myers) Luck from Abednago Massey and Elisha Massey. EF:7:210 1787/09/27

Alexander Massey - father of John Massey; grandfather of Johnson Massey and of Alexander Franklin; Johnson Massey's father is William Massey; John Massey is father to the brothers Alexander Massey, John Massey, Kendall Massey (and Daniel Massey); Alexander Massey has wife Sarah Jane; The two John Masseys probably both have middle initials, A.

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


Ann Mace Sharshane, daughter of Nicholas Mace of Dorchester County (w. John, Elizabeth, & Thomas)
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 his 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 his daughter Ann Mace Sharshane; and all the aforesaid slaves shall remain and be for the use of his [un-named, but see the next entry below - GL,III, ed.]  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: Ann Mace, widow of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland, sells for 2,000 pounds of tobacco to Thomas Parker, merchant of Dorchester County, all her tobacco crop as well as tobacco stored on her land. Old:9:117 1733/08/28

Ann Massey Elliott, daughter of Hemsley Massey & sister of Joshua Massey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
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

(Julia ?) Ann Massey (Riley ?), daughter of James Massey (with John & Ephraim)
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Worcester County: John Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland sells for $85.00 to William Franklin Riley, also of Worcester County, all that tract called Mount Ephraim which was devised to John Massey by his father James Massey ... to the County Road leading from New Ark to Snow Hill, which line was intended as a divisional line between said John Massey and his brother Ephraim Massey, giving all the North side of said line to the said John Massey, his youngest son, thence with and bounded by said County Road until it intersects the lot devised by the said James Massey to his youngest daughter Ann Massey. This deed conveys John Massey's part of his sister Ann's part of the tract Mount Ephraim to William Franklin Riley [who is presumably Ann Massey's husband ... GL,III, ed.] AU:293 1829/01/13
Worcester County: Kandal (Kendall) Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland buys for $400.00 from William Franklin Riley and his wife Julia Ann Riley, Moses C. Smith and his wife Ann Smith, all of Worcester County, lands lying in New Ark, Worcester County ... Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Henry Franklin, Senior ...
AX:320 1831/09/07

Ann Massey, daughter of Joseph Massey and Elizabeth Hall Massey w. Sarah & Elizabeth (& Anna ?)
County:
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
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: 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 part of Robotham's Park. TM:2:82 1819/04/05

Ann Massey, mother of Winder Massey, whose grandfather is Elijah 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

Ann Massey Bridles, formerly Ann Massey; inherited Partnership and other tracts from William S. Cooper.
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Kent County: Philip B. Travilla, formerly Sheriff of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sells for $5.00 and the assumption of various damages and costs to William F. Smith (Smyth), also of Kent County, the tracts called [First Part of] Free Gift; Chance and Chester Grove; and Partnership, totaling 344 acres, in order to satisfy a writ of fieri facias issued for the plaintiffs Presby Spruance, Enoch Spruance, Matthias George, and Benjamin S. Elliott against Charles W. Bridles, formerly of Kent County, by Kent County Court in Chestertown.  Ann Bridle, formerly Ann Massey, retains a one third interest in the lands as wife of Charles W. Bridles. The tract Free Gift (209 acres) was devised by Thomas Cooper to William S. Cooper by his Will dated November 8, 1788; the tract called Chance and Chester Grove (123 acres) was deeded by Thomas Pearce to William S. Cooper dated July 25, 1816; and the partial tract named Partnership (12 acres) was deeded from Ann Sturgis and Rachel Sturgis to William S. Cooper on March 1, 1816. All of these lands were devised to Ann Bridles (then Ann Massey) by William S. Cooper in his Will dated April 20, 1819, subject to the life estate of Ann Smith, then Ann Cooper, in one third part of said lands, as by the said Will of William S. Cooper. William F. Smith became the highest bidder in the requisite auction. JNG:5:55 1837/07/25
Kent County: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $2,527.00 from George Vickers, trustee appointed by the High Court of Chancery to dispose of the real estate of Ann Bridles, late Ann Massey and formerly Ann Cooper, late of Kent County, deceased, by a bill filed by Josiah Massey against Susanna Massey and others, who on December 31, 1845, disposed to Josiah Massey a parcel called [First Part of] Free Gift, containing two hundred and nine acres, a plantation called Chester Grove, Chance, and Comegys (Cornegys) Resurvey, the three together containing one hundred and twenty three acres, two roods and twenty three perches, also a woodlot called Partnership, containing twelve acres, all lying in Kent County, whose purchase price of two thousand five hundred and twenty seven dollars has now been satisfied. [First Part of] Free Gift was devised to Ann Cooper, then Ann Massey, by William S. Cooper, by his Last Will and Testament, which is also the land conveyed to Thomas Cooper by Oliver Smith and his wife by deed dated August 17, 1782, and recorded in Liber EF No.6, Folio 124. The plantation consisting of the three tracts called Chester Grove, Chance and Comegys Resurvey is described in a deed from Thomas Pearce to William S. Cooper dated July 25, 1816, and recorded in Liber WS No.1, Folio 68. The woodlot called Partnership was conveyed to William S. Cooper by Annie Sturgess and Rachel Sturgess by deed dated March 1, 1816, and recorded in Liber BC No.8, Folio 540. JNG:12:132 1849/01/25

Araminta Massey, daughter of Ebenezer Massey w. Daniel, William, Sarah, Milcah & Mary
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
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. ... 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

Atkins Marcy ... John Marsey --> John Marsey, Senior --> John Marsey, Junior & Atkins Marsey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Somerset County: Atkins Marcy of Somerset County executes his bond to John Marcy to secure the equitable division of a parcel of land called North Petherton, situate in Somerset County [North Petherton actually lies in Worcester County - GL,III, ed.] in the Province  of Maryland, which was marked by a line of trees about six or seven years ago and now is marked again by consent of both parties. AZ:168-168a 1734/08/20
Worcester County: John Marsey (Massey ?), Senior and John Marsey, Junior, son and grandson of the late John Marsey of Worcester County in the Province of Maryland, sell for £95 to Andrew Gray, bricklayer, all their right and title to a 250 acre portion of North Petherton, which was granted to Matthew Scarborough of Somerset County on July 6, 1687, renewed on May 10, 1688, and lying on the seaboard side of Somerset County ... Matthew Scarbrough and his then wife Hannah sold North Petherton to Roger Thomas for 7,500 pounds of tobacco, who then willed the land to William Hall and Roger Stockly; William Hall then sold his half of North Petherton to John Marsey (Massey ?) who willed that half to his sons John Marsey and Athins (Atkins) Marsey, who divided the 250 acres between them. In the present sale, Jacob Gray put up the £95 purchase price for his son and heir Andrew Gray for a 250 acre portion of North Petherton. A:516 1747/07/04

Benjamin Addison Massey ... 18.Joshua W. Massey in Langford on Massey--> William R. Massey, James H. Massey, 126.Marietta Massey Dobbs in Langford on Massey, Joseph A. Massey, 124.Benjamin Addison Massey in Langford on Massey, & 274.Thomas E. Massey in Langford on Massey. Pamela Lambdin Massey is Benjamin A. Massey's wife  .

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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, Joshua W.'s 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


Benjamin H.C. Massey, married Bersheba ... Ebenezer T. Massey, whose widow is Emily Ann 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


Benjamin Massey, wife Elizabeth; father Eleazer Massey; sisters Sarah Massey Harris and Elizabeth Massey; daughters Pamela Lambdin Massey, Carolyn Massey & Francis Massey Seegar.

County

Lib.:No.:Fol.

Date

Queen Anne's County: Benjamin Massey of Kent County in Maryland buys back for £586, 6/, 8p (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: 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 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 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 Lambdin 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[ambdin] 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


Charles Henry Bedford Massey; wife Mary A.O. Massey; Ebenezer T. Massey and his wife Emily Ann Massey have a son, Thomas G.H. Massey, (probably) C.H.B. Massey's brother.

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 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

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


Catharine Massey, sister of Nicholas Massey & his wife Henrietta
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
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

Colman Massey, age 43 in 1774
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
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. D. Sprigg is Dorchester County clerk. 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

Daniel Massey & wife Mary in Kent & QA counties, father of Milcah Massey, who was unmarried as of 1762/05/26; Rebecca Barnes Massey (wife of Joseph Massey of Kent County as of 1764/11/17; John Massey is grandfather to Daniel Toas Massey, Stephen Massey, Joseph Massey, and John Massey; Joseph Massey is father of the four grandsons. Daniel Toas Massey - brother of Stephen Massey, son of Joseph Massey, heir to Daniel Massey, grandfather of Daniel Toas Massey.  In 1800, Daniel Massey and Susanna were man & wife.
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Queen Anne's County: Christopher Williams of Kent County in Maryland for £7 buys a 200 acre tract of land called Lower Foards (adjoining land owned by Gilbert Falconar and adjacent to Rings End that was owned by Thomas Collins in Queen Anne's County) from Daniel Massey. ... Witnesses: Gideon Pearce, Peter Massey, and John Johnson.
RT:A:69 1731/08/14
Kent County: Thomas Massey, planter, for the price of £30 buys from Daniel Massey, carpenter, and wife Mary, the 100 acre parcel, Partnership, located in Kent County. JS:18:145 1735/05/12
Kent County: Unpatented Certificate No.128: London Bridge Renewed, Daniel Massey, 710 Acres. Unpat. Cert. 128
1753/01/16
Kent County: Daniel Massey, inholder, of Kent County in Maryland buys for £258 2/- 6p an 80 acre portion of Angels Rest from David Witherspoon, Esquire, of New Castle County upon Delaware. JS:28:93 1753/03/21
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: Patent - London Bridge Renewed, Daniel Massey, 710 Acres. BY&GS:4:592
1754/08/08
Kent County: Henry Clark, planter, of Kent County in Maryland buys for £20 (paid to Peter Massey, father of Daniel) a 50 acre parcel called London Bridge (Renewed) from Daniel Massey and wife Mary. JS:29:1 1758/06/09
Kent County: Daniel Massey, inholder, of Kent County in Maryland for £143, 5/ buys a 106 acre total of parts of two tracts of land, one being a part of Spring Garden (formerly sold by Gideon Pearce to George Linegar, , father of the present Jacob Linegar, and adjacent to Partnership) the other a part of Angel's Lott (formerly sold by Simon Wilmer to George Linegar) from Jacob Linegar and wife Grace.  Notations: Sarah Linegar, mother of Jacob Linegar, retains her dower rights during her natural life; and the chapel standing on 2 acres of the land is not included in the sale; Ann Howerly retains ownership of eight acres; and land bequeathed by George Linegar to Elizabeth Williams is also excepted.  Possible interference with Dennis Dulany's land, called Gracious Gift or Gracious Grant. JS:29:60 1759/02/02
Kent County: Daniel Massey, Augustine Boyer, James Pearce and George Pearce of Kent County in Maryland are made members of a commission set up to re-establish the boundaries of a tract known as Mitchells Chance.  Depositions were taken from (1) William Sanders, age 55, who provided hearsay evidence from his brother Thomas Sanders, about the activity of one Thomas Jones, and about the adjoining tract, Pryors Neglect; and (2) Abraham Fowler, age 36, who provided similar evidence heard from Jacob Caulk. Daniel Massey and James Pearce signed the commission's opinion that the boundary markers between Mitchells Chance and Pryors Neglect were proven by the two witnesses. JS:29:390 1761/06/05
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: Thomas Gilpin, merchant of Philadelphia, for the quantity of 39.5 acres of land, part of a tract called London Bridge Renewed, sells to Daniel Massey of Kent County in Maryland all of the 37 acre tract of land called Hall's Harbour and Bridge Sound [Town ?] Commons. DD:1:490 1764/02/18
Kent County: Daniel Massey, planter of Kent County in Maryland, sells for £20 a 7-1/2 acre portion plus another 37 acre parcel of London Bridge Renewed  to Thomas Gilpin, also of Kent County. Courses for the larger London Bridge Renewed tract ... containing thirty two acres. And for the smaller parcel ... containing seven and a half acres.  Both parcels now conveyed by Daniel Massey to Thomas Gilpin total thirty nine and one half acres. DD:1:563 1764/02/18
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. John Barnes attested to the validity of William Barnes' signature; further attestations were made by William Steard and Thomas Powell. DD:1:15 1764/11/17
Kent County: Gilbert Falconar, farmer, of Kent County in Maryland buys for £50 a 300 acre parcel called London Bridge Renewed (adjacent to Hemberry, owned by Humphrey Davenport) from Daniel Massey, gentleman, and wife Mary. DD:2:88 1765/08/08
Kent County: Daniel Massey of Kent County in Maryland buys for £50 a 1.0 acre portion of Spring Garden from Azariah Boshick and Shaderick Boshick of Kent County on Delaware. ... Possible interference from the executors of the estate of George Linegar, late of Kent County, who bequeathed a part of a tract of land to his daughter Elizabeth. DD:3:71 1768/09/17
Kent County: Daniel Massey of Kent County in Maryland petitions the Court to reestablish the boundaries of Spring Garden by collecting and reviewing depositions.  Commissioners: Augustine Boyer, Alexander Baird, John Lambert Wilmer, and William Woodall, all of Kent County.  Deponents: Joseph Rogers, age 40; Henry Clark, age 58; and John Broxton, age 61. DD:3:526 1771/11/28
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. ... Attesting to the qualifications of the commissioners: James Hynson and John Comegys.

DD:5:54

1772/04/04
Kent County: Daniel Massey of Kent County in Maryland petitions the Court to re-establish the boundaries of Partnership.  Commissioners: Isaac Spencer, William Woodall, Alexander Baird, & Thomas Boyer.  Deponents: James Swaney, age 52; Henry Clark, age 60; William Woodland, age 50; & Henry Clark (again). DD:4:290 1773/03/28
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. ... 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, which said land he requested by his will might be divided between his grandsons aforesaid by three honest farmers as by said will may appear ...
EF:6:37 1781/03/19
Kent County: Daniel Toas Massey of Kent County in Maryland  for £1,200 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 (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
Queen Anne's County: Daniel Massey and wife Susanna of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buy for £375 from John Comegys, Esquire, of Kent County, a town lot in Sand Town, Queen Anne's County, a 1/4 acre portion of the tract called [illegible] STW:5:173 1800/01/14

Daniel Massey & his wife Susanna Massey (who died before 1800); minor with Milcah Massey Blackiston, Mary Massey and Araminta Massey in 1798; siblings William Massey & Sarah Massey Palmer; heirs of Ebenezer Massey
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Kent County: Lewis Blackiston of Kent County in Maryland buys, for £262, 10/, three parcels called Massey's Venture Resurveyed, The Exchange, and Partnership, from Daniel Massey.
BC:4:447 1796/08/20
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
Kent County: Daniel Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for £164, 10/, portions of London Bridge Renewed and Halls Harbours, totaling 94 acres, to John Greenwood of Queen Anne's County.

TW:1:194

1799/05/18
Queen Anne's County: Daniel Massey and wife Susanna of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buy for £375 from John Comegys, Esquire, of Kent County, a town lot in Sand Town, Queen Anne's County, a 1/4 acre portion of the tract called [illegible]. STW:5:173 1800/01/14
Kent County: Daniel Massey and wife Susanna of Queen Anne's County in Maryland buys for £375 from John Comegys, Esquire, and wife Elizabeth a 1/4 acre tract of land adjoining land owned by William Moss. STW:5:173 1800/01/14
Kent County: Daniel Massey, gentleman of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for £1,227 a 204-1/2 acre portion of London Bridge Renewed to John Comegys and wife Elizabeth, also of Kent County. Courses ... near the end of the first line of a tract of land described by a deed of sale from Daniel Massey and wife (since deceased) to Gilbert Falconar (since deceased) ... A thirty square foot burial plot is reserved for the family of Daniel Massey and is excepted. TW:1:363 1800/03/22
Kent County: Benjamin Comegys and wife Ellen, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $1,090.00 a 204-1/2 acre portion of London Bridge Renewed to John Turner, Junior, also of Kent County. Courses: Beginning at a stone standing at or near the end of the first line of a tract of line described by the deed of sale from Daniel Massey and wife, since deceased, to Gilbert Falconar, also since deceased ... excepting thirty square feet laid out for Daniel Massey and heirs  [as a burial ground - GL,III,ed.] TW:4:282 1823/07/23
Kent County: Joseph Wright and wife Ann Eliza Wright, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $1,090.00 to John Turner, Junior, also of Kent County a portion of the tract called London Bridge Renewed that is contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone at or near the end of the first line of a tract the deed between Daniel Massey and wife, since deceased, to Gilbert Falconar, also deceased ... Excepted [still ! - GL,III, ed.] are thirty square feet of ground reserved to Daniel Massey and his heirs. TW:4:410 1834/05/08
Kent County: John C. Turner and wife of the City of Baltimore in the State of Maryland sell one undivided ninth part of London Bridge Renewed for $500.00 to Janett T. Rasin of Millington in Kent County. ... a tract of land described in a deed from Daniel Massey and wife, since deceased, to Gilbert Falconar, also deceased ...
JNG:7:460 1841/07/24

Daniel Massey in Worcester County; siblings: Kendall Massey, Senior, Alexander Massey, John A. Massey, sons of John Massey; Daniel Massey is father of Sarah Massey Duncan, whose mother was Mary Rane Massey.
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Worcester County: Daniel Massey of Worcester County in the Province of Maryland buys for £125 from Joseph Evans, also of Worcester County, an 11 acre parcel called Joseph's Lott and a 100 acre portion of the tract called Larchas (a.k.a. Hunting Quarter) that was once patented unto John Stockley. H:228 1770/02/24
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 of Worcester County in the State of Maryland buys for $200.00 from Hiram B. Duncan and his wife Sarah M. Duncan and Mary Rane (Rain), also of Worcester County, the undivided tract that Sarah M. Duncan, wife of Hiram B. Duncan, and Mary Rane inherited from Daniel Massey, late of Worcester County, who was husband of the said Mary Rane and father of the said Sarah M. Duncan, it being all the plantation that formerly belonged to John A. Massey, late of Worcester County, deceased, grandfather of Sarah M. Duncan, composed of the tracts called Holly Grove, Pleasant Lot and Penny Street, containing one hundred and sixty seven acres, the tract called Winchester, containing eighty acres, adjoining the lands of John Taylor and Capt. William Holland, totaling two hundred and forty seven acres in all. EDM:2:273 1849/03/05

Daniel A. Massey, traded with Catherine Bunting.
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Worcester County: Daniel A. Massey purchases the following goods and chattels for $772.82 from Joseph Bunting and his wife Catharine Bunting ... This, in response to the mortgage which Joseph Bunting and his wife Catharine executed to Lemuel Showell and William B. White conveying to them for $772.82, a debt due by Joseph Bunting to Lemuel and William, wherein the real estate in the mortgage actually belonged to Catharine Bunting, who nevertheless united with Joseph Bunting in the said deed, is to reimburse Catharine Bunting for the application of her property to the payment of the said debt. GHR:2:55 1863/11/14
Worcester County: Daniel A. Massey returns to Catherine Bunting the goods and chattels which her [then?] husband Joseph Bunting sold to Daniel A. Massey by bill of sale recorded in Liber GHR No.2, Folio 55, and of which she now requests of Daniel A. Massey their return. [The amount of the consideration is not stated - GL,III,ed.] GHR:2:118 1866/04/16
Worcester County: Daniel A. Massey purchases the following goods and chattels for $772.82 from Joseph Bunting and his wife Catharine Bunting ... This, in response to the mortgage which Joseph Bunting and his wife Catharine executed on November 14, 1863, to Lemuel Showell and William B. White conveying to them for $772.82, a debt due by Joseph Bunting to Lemuel and William, wherein the real estate in the mortgage actually belonged to Catharine Bunting, who nevertheless united with Joseph Bunting in the said deed, is to reimburse Catharine Bunting for the application of her property to the payment of the said debt. ... [This is not quite the same list as recorded in Liber GHR No.2, Folio 55, but I do not understand why Daniel A. Massey appears to have bought the same goods and chattels twice after having returned them in the interim ... GL,III, ed.] GHR:2:119 1866/04/16

Daniel Toas Massey, grandson of John Massey with siblings Stephen Massey, Joseph Massey, and John Massey, whose father is Joseph Massey; Daniel Massey is the other grandfather; D.T. Massey's wife is Sarah.

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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 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 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, 9/, and 4p 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 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, 10/, 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 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. 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


Daniel Toas, Senior, father of Sarah Toas, who married Peter Massey; Sarah's siblings are John Toas and Daniel Toas,  the elder Daniel Toas's will is dated April 26, 1691.

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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


David Massey, free black, 76.David Massey in Langford on Massey, right-hand-man to Charles C. Shawn; probably husband to former slave Susan and father to former slave Elizabeth, both of whom he purchased from the estate of Charles C. Shawn and then manumitted.
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Queen Anne's County: David Massey, free black of Queen Anne's County in Maryland buys for $20.00 a one acre plot of land called Price's Pharsalia, lying next to the road leading between Dixon's Tavern and Bullock Town, from William Price of Thomas in Queen Anne's County. JB:2:434 1814/12/07
Queen Anne's County: David Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland manumits Elizabeth Jackson, seventeen years of age, thereby setting her free from slavery, service, and servitude forever. JT:1:285 1834/03/03
Queen Anne's County: David Massey, free black of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, executes a note for $44.33 for a slave girl Elizabeth and a slave woman named Susan, aged 65, said Elizabeth to be freed on September 10, 1837, from all right of the estate of Charles C. Shawn, who died before September 30, 1828, the date on which David Massey paid the last dollar to settle the note.
JT:1:168 1834/09/12
Queen Anne's County: David Massey, free black of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, sells for $40.00 to John R. Hamm, also of Queen Anne's County, all the portion of Price's Pharsalia lying within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at an oak stump where it is contemplated to have a stone planted, standing on the road leading from Dixon's Old Tavern to Bullock Town, and from thence running South forty three degrees West six and three quarter perches to intersect the eleventh line of Price's Pharsalia, and with that lineSouth thirty nine and a half degrees West twelve and a half perches, then North forty three degres east nineteen perches, and from thence by a straight line to the beginning, containing one acre, being the same land that was conveyed by William Price to David Massey by deed dated November 15, 1814, duly recorded in Liber JB No. 2 Folio 434 & 435, one of the land record books of Queen Anne's County. JT:3:200 1841/01/03

Ebenezer Massey, father of William Massey, Sarah Massey Blackiston, Daniel Massey, Mary Massey, and Araminta Massey.

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Kent County: Joseph Massey and Ebenezer Massey patent 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


Ebenezer Thomas Massey and Emily Ann Massey; brother-in-law to 18.Joshua William Massey, who married Ebenezer Thomas Massey's sister 61.Pamela Lambdin Massey; 23.Ebenezer Thomas Massey  and 62.Emily Ann Massey are distant cousins, sharing a common ancestor, 2.James Massey; 128.Joshua William Massey and 61.Pamela Lambdin Massey had that same common ancestor 2.James Massey.  5.Benjamin Massey, also mentioned below, married his cousin 13.Elizabeth Massey, another descendant of 2.James Massey, as was 5.Benjamin Massey. 62.Emily Ann Massey's father is 22.(Thomas) Hemsley Massey. 18.Joshua W. Massey is father to James H. Massey, William R. Massey, 126.Marietta Massey, Joseph A. Massey, 274.Thomas (E.) Massey, and 124.Benjamin A. Massey; three of these children were not found in Father's genealogy for Joshua William Massey; 5.Benjamin Massey's son 6.Benjamin Franklin Massey did not marry a cousin; the links in this paragraph all point to Langford on Massey - GL,III,ed.

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 black 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 black) 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


Edmond Mace, son of Thomas Mace (Massey); brother of William Mace and Nicholas Mace
County
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Date
Dorchester County: Nicholas Mace, Junior, planter of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland, buys for £4 from Joseph Woodward and his wife Mary, also planter of Dorchester County, all that tract called Dess, lying on the East side of Chesapeake Bay at the head of Short Beaver Dam Branch that comes out of Southys Beaver Dam Branch that issues out of Blackwater River in Dorchester County ... Witnesses: John Brannock, Junior, Edmond Mace, and Leonard Milburne. Old:8:28 1721/08/07
Dorchester County: Thomas Mace, [Senior] planter of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland, sells for £10 to Edmond Mace, son of the aforesaid Thomas Mace, all the 17 acre tract of land called Dess, lying on the East side of Chesapeake Bay in Dorchester County at the head of a short Beaver Dam Branch that comes out of Southey's Beaver Dam Branch that issues out of Blackwater River ... also a part of another tract called Mace's Back Range containing two hundred and eighty four acres; and a part of the tract called Cornwell containing seventy six acres; the said [last] two parts of the aforesaid two tracts of land lying to the Eastward and Southward of a line beginning at a marked gum standing in Hodson's Branch ... which said two parts of [the last] two tracts are contiguous to and adjoining each other, containing three hundred and sixty acres. Old:21:121 1766/09/09
Dorchester County: Edmund (Edmond) Mace, planter of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland, sells for £60 to Thomas Colsten, carpenter, also of Dorchester County, (1) a 75 acre part of the tract called Mace's Back Range, lying in Dorchester County ...  and (2) Another part of the same tract ... containing five acres ...
JCH:1:174 1779/03/15
Dorchester County: Edmond Mace, planter of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland, buys for £3 from Thomas Colsten (Colston), carpenter, also of Dorchester County, 3.0 acres of that tract called Colsten's First Purchase ... on the North sixty degrees West line, it being the fortieth second course of Mace's Back Range ...
NH:2-4:367 1784/05/25
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; so stated on June 10, 1786.
Moses LeCompte
Richard Pattison, Junior.
NH:5-8:428 1786/06/13
Dorchester County: William Mace, planter of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland sells for £20 to Edmond Mace, also planter of Dorchester County, all that 9-3/4 acre parcel called Cornwell lying in Dorchester County. HD:3:374 1791/12/13
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. Patridges 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 ...
HD:14:1 1798/03/31

Edmond Mace, Junior, son of Edmond Mace, Senior, above
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Dorchester County: Edmond (Edmund) Mace, Junior, and his wife Mary of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland sell for £3 to Thomas Colsten (Colston), carpenter, also of Dorchester County: (1) A 1.0 acre portion of the parcel called Mace's Back Range, lying in Dorchester County ... and (2) Another portion, 4.0 acres, of Mace's Back Range. NH:2-4:320 1784/05/25
Dorchester County: Edmond Mace, son of Edmond Mace of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland, sells for £20 to Thomas Colsten (Colston), carpenter, also of Dorchester County, all that 9 acre parcel called Mace's Back Range lying in Dorchester County. HD:3:369 1791/12/13
Dorchester County: Edmund (Edmond) Mace of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland sells for £45 to Thomas Jones, Junior, also of Dorchster County, several tracts of land lying in Dorchester County within the following metes and bounds: All that tract called the Walk lying on the West side of Hodsons Branch, beginning at the end of the eighth course of a tract called Mace's Purchase and running its courses according to the original patent, and also all that tract called Tootell's Venture that lies to the South of a line drawn East by South from the end of the seventh course of the aforesaid Mace's Purchase to the middle of Hodsons Branch, then down the middle of said branch until it intersects a line of said Tootell's Venture, and also all that part of Mace's Regulation or Mace's Back Range that lies to the South of a line drawn North seventy four degrees West from the end of the sixth course of the said Mace's Purchase to a sassafras post standing in the line of the land called Outlett. The aforesaid expressions are meant to include all the land lying to the South of said land lines, containing thirty acres. HD:21:633
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1805/04/15
Dorchester County: Edmond Mace of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland buys for $16.00 from Thomas Colsten (Colston), also of Dorchester County, all that portion of the tract called Priviledge which Thomas Colston has not sold to John Williams as reference to his deed will more fully and at large appear. HD:21:635 1805/04/16

Edward Massey, free black of Worcester County
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Worcester County: Joseph P. Godfrey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland, in consideration of his commitment to enlist in the Regiment of Colored Troops, manumits his slave Edward Massey. GHR:1:184 1864/05/03
Worcester County: Hillery R. Pitts, executor of the estate of Kendall Massey, deceased, in consideration of his enlistment on December 24,1863, in the 9th Regiment of Colored Troops in service of the United States of America, manumits Edward Massey. GHR:1:432 1864/11/15

Eleazer Massey, father of 101.Sarah Massey Harris, 13.Elizabeth Massey, John Massey and son-in-law 5.Benjamin Massey, who married his cousin 13.Elizabeth Massey; the links point to Father's genealogy of the Massey family in Langford on Massey.

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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 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, 16/ and 7p, 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


Elijah Massey, grandfather of 272.Winder Massey; 61.Pamela Lambdin Massey and 88.Carolyn Massey (link courtesy of Charles Bradshaw) are daughters of 5.Benjamin Massey; and Francis Massey Seegar is the daughter of James Massey. Other links point to Father's Langford on Massey.

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Kent County: Elijah Massey, farmer, of Kent County in Maryland leases for £15 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 (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/ 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 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 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


Elisha Massey & Abednago Massey; 254.Elisha Massey married Sarah Massey, widow of James Hynson.

County

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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 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/ 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


Eliza Massey (probably two different slaves with the same first names)
County
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Queen Anne's County: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sets free the following slaves: Jare, to be free in four years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Jacob, to be free in six years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Frisby, to be free in eight years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Rose, to be free in six years years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Dusk, to be free in five years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Ruth, to be free in eight years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Eve, to be free in five years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Hattie, to be free in sixteen years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Eliza, to be free in eighteen years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Phillips, to be free in eighteen years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; James,to be free in nineteen years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Rachel, to be free in nineteen years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Joseph, to be free in twenty years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Harriet, to be free in twenty one years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Edward, to be free in twenty three years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Mary, to be free in twenty four years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; and Henry, to be free in twenty five years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten. STW:10:449 1809/12/16
Queen Anne's County: Charlotte Ann Meredith of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland manumits for $1.00 her slave named Eliza Massey for and after January 1, 1865, provided that she shall then be of sound mind and body and capable of labor to procure sufficient food and raiment with other requisite necessities of life; she will be about thirty years old at the time aforesaid. JP:2:392 1855/05/23

Elizabeth Mace in Dorchester County, dau. of Nicholas Mace (w. John, Thomas & Ann)
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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 [un-named ...] 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

Elizabeth Massey Inry; daughter of Sarah Massey; sister of John Massey, lost at sea.

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Kent County: Lewis Inry and Elizabeth (nee Massey) Inry of Kent County in Maryland buy for an additional £16, 2/ and 6p (over £68, 5/, 6p 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, daughter of Eleazer Massey; she married Benjamin Massey; Elizabeth Massey is the sister of Sarah Massey Harris

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


Elizabeth Massey, daughter of Joseph Massey and Elizabeth Hall; sisters are Sarah Massey and Anna 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, daughter of Moses Massey; siblings: son Samuel, son Hemsley, daughter Elizabeth, son Levi, and his daughter Permela, the wife of John Peters.

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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


Elizabeth Massey, daughter of Samuel Massey and wife Sarah Massey; siblings are Sarah, Daniel, Wight, Elizabeth and Mary Massey.

County

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Date

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 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


Emily Ann Massey, daughter of [Thomas] Hemsley Massey, married Ebenezer Thomas Massey ...

County

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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 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


Ephraim Massey in Worcester County, son of James Massey and brother of John Massey & Ann Massey, wife of William Franklin Riley
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Worcester County: Patent - Masseys Chance - Ephraim Massey - 80 acres BC&GS:9:314 1756/01/29
Worcester County: John Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland sells for $85.00 to William Franklin Riley, also of Worcester County, all that tract called Mount Ephraim which was devised to John Massey by his father James Massey and which is contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the bounder of Mount Ephraim, and thence running with a straight line North thirty nine degrees West one hundred and forty five poles (perches) to the County Road leading from New Ark to Snow Hill, which line was intended as a divisional line between said John Massey and his brother Ephraim Massey, giving all the North side of said line to the said John Massey, his youngest son, thence with and bounded by said County Road until it intersects the lot devised by the said James Massey to his youngest daughter Ann Massey. This deed conveys John Massey's part of his sister Ann's part of the tract Mount Ephraim to William Franklin Riley [who is presumably Ann Massey's husband ... GL,III, ed.] AU:293 1829/01/13

Fairfax Massey in Talbot County, brother of Phillip, sons of Phillip Massey
County
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Date
Talbot County: William Arnett of Talboy County in Maryland sells for 6,000 pounds of tobacco paid to him by William Cowly, also of Talbot County, on the behalf of Fairfax Massey and Phillip Massey, sons of the Phillip Massey, late of Talbot County, a portion of the tract called Tilghman's Fortune lying inTalbot County on the North side of Tredhaven Creek contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the end of Jane Crosses lines and running North West one hundred and sixty perches, and from the end of the North West line, South West sixty perches to a marked sweetgum standing in Bookers Branch, and with Bookers land to Crosses land, and with Crosses land South to the first tree, containing an estimated sixty three acres, formerly sold to William Arnett by the Aforesaid Phillip Massey and his wife Elinor in one thousand seven hundred and two. RF:12:81 1711/03/20

Fanny Massey in Worcester County, wife of James Massey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Worcester County: Major Hastings and Fanny Massey, wife of James Massey, both of Worcester County in the State of Maryland, sell for $150.00 to Purnell Massey, also of Worcester County, all that tract which Major Hastings purchased from James Massey by deed dated [December 23,] 1843 [and recorded in Liber GMH No.7, Folio 45], which land James Massey purchased from Mark Baker by deed dated March 5, 1835, [and recorded in Liber JCH No.1, Folio 444] as well as land purchased from Joshua J. Taylor by deed dated March 11, 1840, [and recorded in Liber GMH No.3, Folio 232] containing about nineteen acres, the lands lying in Worcester County and called Smith's Industry, adjoining the lands of Purnell Massey, and also two acres of land called Poplar Neck. GMH:7:502 1844/10/24
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

Francis Massey, daughter of James Massey; sister of 61.Pamela Lambdin Massey, daughter of 5.Benjamin Massey. Married Arthur Seegar.

County

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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


Franklin Mace, et al, offspring of Samuel V. Mace of Cecil County
County
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Date
Cecil County: William H. Mace (Massey) 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 (Massey), 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. 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, 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, which contains 247+ acres. SED:3:349 1868/01/17

George W. Massey, relative (?) of Samuel V. Mace)
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
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. Witnesses: George W. Massey and Samuel Hays. WHR:3:368 1860/03/16

George Massey, free black, formerly (1) a slave belonging to Kendall Massey or (2) a slave manumitted by Joseph P. Godfrey.
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Worcester County: Joseph P. Godfrey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland, in consideration of his commitment to enlist in the Regiment of Colored Troops, manumits his slave George Massey. GHR:1:185 1864/05/03
Worcester County: Hillery R. Pitts, executor of the estate of Kendall Massey, deceased, in consideration of his enlistment on November 18,1863, in the 9th Regiment of Colored Troops in service of the United States of America, manumits George Massey. GHR:1:433 1864/11/15

Harry Masey, free black.
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Kent County: Rachel Moody and Harry Masey, free blacks of Kent County in Maryland purchase as tenants in common the parcel called Tobins (Tobbins) Lot, lying in Kent County, for £3 from William Maxwell, also of Kent County. BC:4:442 1796/08/15

[Thomas] Hemsley Massey, son of 21.Moses Massey; 22.Thomas Hemsley Massey's siblings are Samuel Massey, 136.Hemsley Massey, Elizabeth Massey, 135.Levi Massey, and 134.Permela Massey, the wife of John Peters. James Massey, Senior, is the father of Joshua W. Massey, William Massey and James Massey, Junior. Joshua Massey's sister is Ann Massey Elliott. Frances Massey is widow of James Massey.

County

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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 Queen 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.

Notes

The plat was inverted 180 degrees to make it more readable,
so the letters below are upside down on the surveyor's plat.


A. The place of beginning, on the out lines of the whole.

B. A post planted at the corner of Hemsley Massey's land.

C. A post standing South 7-3/4 degrees East 19 perches from the post at the corner of Hemsley Massey's land, said stone being the place of beginning of the division between James Massey & Joshua Massey.

D. A stone standing at the end of the division line South 80-1/2 degrees West from the first stone.
Land commission - Plat

RT:3:314

1797/10/28

Queen Anne's County: James Massey, farmer of Queen Anne'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, 10/ 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 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. 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.

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


Henny Massey, sister of Richard ... and another person, also named Henny Massey ...
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Queen Anne's County: Richard Massey, free black of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $5.00 from Edward Coppage, also of Queen Anne's County, a slave named Henny, age over forty years, she being Richard Massey's sister. JT:1:286 1835/03/13
Worcester County: Henny Massey mortgages her house and l3-1/2 acre lot at an undisclosed location for $90.00 to Robert J. Henry, said mortgage to become null and void if she should repay the ninety dollars to Robert J. Henry on or before October 12, 1862. WET:3:92 1861/10/13

Henrietta Massey, probably three unrelated persons ...
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
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: Rebecca S. Legg of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland manumits her slave girl Henrietta Massey, age eighteen years and her increase, their freedom to commence when they [they ! - GL,III, ed.] shall arrive at the age of thirty three years. JP:3:404 1857/12/02
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 that contains 247+ acres. SED:3:349 1868/01/17

Henry Massey, free black, manumitted by Samuel Massey
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Worcester County: Samuel Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland, in consideration of his enlistment in the 9th Regiment of Colored Troops in the service of the United States of America, manumits his slave Henry Massey. Witnesses: Justice of the Peace L.D. Powell and Joseph Massey. GHR:1:240 1864/05/25

Isaac Massey, free black; landowner.
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Worcester County: Isaac Massey, free black of Worcester County in the State of Maryland buys for $10.00 from Comfort Ayres and his wife Elizabeth Ayres, also of Worcester County, a 2 acre part of the tract called Holly Grove or Addition to Holly Grove that was purchased from Caleb Hudson that lies on the West side of the County Road leading from Hudson's old field by James Ayres gate to Synapuxent, being a beginning for the piece of land where the West side line of said tracts crosses the above described road and from thence running with said line and binding thereon in a Southerly direction until it intersects the said county Road again, and from thence binding on the West edge of said road along up by James Ayres gate to the first beginning so as to enclose all the land on the Westermost side of the above described road that the said Comfort Ayres and Elizabeth Ayres purchased from their uncle Caleb Hudson, supposed to contain two acres. JCH:4:242 1836/06/14

James Massey, free black; manumitted along with Henrietta Massey by Rebecca S. Legg
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Queen Anne's County: Rebecca S. Legg of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland manumits her slave boy James Massey, age fourteen months, his freedom to commence when he shall arrive at the age of thirty five years. Witnesses: Justice of the Peace William H. Miller and Edward C. Legg. JP:3:403 1857/12/02

James Massey, planter of Queen Anne's County & father of James Massey and Joshua Massey; in 1780 Josiah Massey was the sole surviving son of Peter Massey; James Massey, Junior, and William Massey are sons of James Massey, Senior.
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Queen Anne's County: James Massey, planter, for 5,500 pounds of tobacco buys a 100 acre portion of a tract of land called Friendship in Queen Anne's County from Thomas Hynson Wright and wife Mary. Courses: Beginning at a small white oak marked with the sign of six notches, that is, three and three opposed, and running thence West South West two hundred and twenty four perches, thence South ten degrees East eighty one perches, thence East North East two hundred and ten perches, then North thirty seven degrees West fifty one perches, thence North thirty seven degrees East fifty eight perches, thence straight to the aforesaid white oak marked with six notches as aforesaid, containing and now laid out for one hundred acres. IK:C:89 1726/11/24
Queen Anne's County: James Massey, planter, for the price of 5,500 pounds of leaf tobacco, buys from Thomas Hynson Wright and wife Mary a 120 acre tract called Friendship, located along the Unicorn Branch in Queen Anne's County. Courses: Beginning at a small white oak marked with six notches viz.: three and three opposite, and running thence West South West two hundred and fifty perches then south nine degrees East eighty one perches then East North East two hundred and forty perches then North fifty four degrees West forty one perches and from thence with a straight line to the tree, containing one hundred and twenty acres. RT:A:419 1735/07/24
Queen Anne's County: James Massey, planter, for the sum of 2,700 pounds of tobacco and £16 current money of Maryland buys a 65 acre portion of Friendship, lying adjacent to land sold by Richard Tilghman to Francis Spry, from Thomas Hynson Wright and wife Mary. Courses: Beginning at the end of the line South seventy degrees West two hundred and twenty perches of the said tract of land sold by Col. Richard Tilghman to Francis Spry and running from thence by the line aforesaid reversed North seventy four degrees East one hundred and sixty perches and South nine degrees East forty one perches and from thence with a straight line to the aforesaid beginning at the end of the South seventy four degrees West line of Francis Spry's land aforesaid containing sixty five acres. RT:B:32 1737/06/28
Queen Anne's County: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland buys for 4,200 pounds of leaf tobacco from John Sartain and his unnamed wife an 85 acre portion of the tract called Friendship in Queen Anne's County.  Courses: Beginning at the end of sixteen perches in the South seventy four degrees West line of [the] part of said tract called Friendship sold by Soll. Tilghman to Francis Spry where there is a small red oak marked with six notches (i.e., three and three opposite) standing on the side of a hill on the South West side of the Unicorn Branch, and running from the end of the sixteen perches as aforesaid still South seventy four degrees West one hundred and twenty perches, and North fifteen and a half degrees West one hundred and eight perches, and East North East one hundred and three perches, and South thirty three degrees West twelve perches to the beginning of the South seventy four degrees West line as aforesaid, and with that line to the aforesaid place of beginning at the small red oak, containing eighty five acres. RT:C:64 1744/08/28
Queen Anne's County: James Massey, Senior, planter of Queen Anne's County, buys, for £20 and 1,000 pounds of tobacco, 30 acres of a tract called Friendship  from John Hadley of the same place. ... part of Friendship in Queen Anne's County sold by Thomas Hynson Wright to James Massey, Senior, RT:D:186 1753/08/31
Queen Anne's County: James Massey, Junior, planter of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, buys 50 acres of the tract called Friendship in Queen Anne's County for £40 and 2,000 pounds of tobacco from John Hadley of the same place. ... part of Friendship that Thomas Hynson Wright sold to James Massey, Senior. RT:D:187 1753/08/31
Queen Anne's County: James Massey, planter of Queen Anne's County in Maryland sells for £16 10/- to John Buckingham of the same place, an 8 acre portion of a tract called Friendship Corrected in Queen Anne's County, lying on the West side of the Unicorn Branch and on the West South West side of the main road that runs through the said tract of land. Courses: Beginning at the end of sixty six perches upon the third line of Friendship Corrected, and running from thence West South West sixty eight perches, then South South East twenty perches, then East North East sixty six perches, then North North West to the beginning, containing eight acres. RT:F:362 1760/08/25
Queen Anne's County: James Massey, Senior, of Queen Anne's County in Maryland  patents Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected, now totaling 211 acres (the sum of 94 acres in Friendship (itself  totaling 500 acres granted to Col. Richard Tilghman) and 39 acres (bought from Thomas Hynson Wright by James Massey) plus 115 acres in adjacent portions). BC&GS:14:375 1761/03/31
Queen Anne's County: John Massey, planter  (son of James Massey, deceased) of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for £2, 2/ buys a 13.25 acre tract of land called Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected from James Massey, planter. Courses: Beginning at the end of the first line of the aforesaid tract of land and running thence by and with the second line of the same tract of land north nine degrees West eighty eight perches and thence West South West twenty and five perches thence South nine degrees East eighty eight perches and from thence with a straight line to the beginning aforesaid at the end of the first line aforesaid containing thirteen acres and one quarter of an acre. RT:F:220 1762/06/22
Queen Anne's County: John Buckingham of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for £16 10/ buys an 8.25 acre tract of land called Friendship Corrected from James Massey. Courses: Beginning at the end of sixty six perches upon the third line of said land and runs from thence West South West sixty eight purges and South South East twenty perches and East North East sixty six perches and North North West to the beginning, containing eight acres and one quarter acre. RT:F:362 1763/08/25
Queen Anne's County: James Massey, planter of Queen Anne's County in Maryland, buys an 8-1/4 acre portion of Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected for £32 from Thomas Sherwood and wife Elizabeth; and Solomon Cobron and wife Hester.  Elizabeth and Hester are sisters, the co-heiresses of the estate of John Buckingham of Queen Anne's County, deceased. The parcel lies on the West side of the main road that runs through the said tract and were sold to John Buckingham by deed dated May 28, 1763 and recorded in Liber RT No.F [Folio 362] RT:G:273 1766/06/25
Queen Anne's County: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland buys for £67 10/- from John Falconar of the same place, a part of the tract called Friendship which was originally granted to Richard Tilghman and which more recently belonged to Thomas Spry.  Courses: Beginning at the North East corner of Friendship at the end of its third line as mentioned in the deed from William Spry to Thomas Spry, and running from thence South ten degrees East forty four perches, then South seventy four degrees West eighty three perches, then North sixty five perches, until it intersects the third line of Thomas Spry's part of Friendship, and from thence with a straight line to the beginning, containing thirty acres.

RT:H:45

1767/06/25
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. Courses: Beginning at a locust post marked "IM" which said post is the beginning boundary of that part of Friendship which was sold by John Hadley to James Massey, and from thence running South twenty one degrees East forty eight perches, then North seventy and a half degrees East twenty one and 4/10 perches, then South fifteen and a half degrees East thirty perches, then North fifty nine degrees East seventy three perches, then North four degrees West twenty five perches, then North thirty five and three quarter degrees West thirty three perches, then North forty seven and a quarter degrees West twelve perches, and from there with a line drawn North seventy five and a quarter degrees West until it intersects a line drawn East North East from the aforesaid post, containing forty and a half acres. RT:I:371 1772/06/23
Queen Anne's County: James Massey, Senior, of Queen Anne's County in Maryland buys for £42 from Jonathan Morris of Chester County in Pennsylvania, practitioner of Physick, a 22-1/2 acre portion of a tract called Narby's Addition in Queen Anne's County. ... to a tract of land called Bridgewater ...

RT:K:321

1774/05/30
Queen Anne's County: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland buys for £100 from Joseph Nicholson, Junior, and wife Elizabeth of Kent County, a 33-1/3 acre portion of the 300 acre tract called Bridgewater which was alotted to Joseph and Elizabeth by the Sheriff of Queen Anne's County in 1773 by a writ of partition obtained from the Provincial Court to the Sheriff for the purpose of partitioning between Joseph Nicholson and wife Elizabeth, Joseph Nicholson, Senior, and William Charles Neal, oldest son and heir of Henrietta Neal, devised of the tract called Bridgewater, another tract called Slopmoy, and a third tract called Cambowell, which said writ of partition and the inquisition thereon is recorded in metes and bounds as 33-1/3 acres. RT:K:525 1775/08/25
Queen Anne's County: Josiah Massey, farmer of Kent County in Maryland, sells for 571 good bushels of wheat the 106-1/2 acre tract combined of parts of Friendship and Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected to James Massey, farmer of Queen Anne's County. The combined tract is located in Queen Anne's County on the South side of the Forge Mill Pond on the Unicorn Branch of Chester River, which land Josiah Massey inherited as the only surviving son of the late Peter Massey of Kent County. Courses: Beginning at a white oak marked with six notches (three and three opposite) which is the original beginning tree of the tract called Friendship which the late James Massey (father of the aforesaid Peter Massey and also of the James Massey who is one of the parties of this indenture) purchased from Thomas Hynson Wright and his wife Mary by deed dated July 24, 1735 (Liber RT No.A Folio 420) and running from thence West South West two hundred and forty two perches to a tract called Spry's Adventure and owned by Francis Spry, then with Spry's Adventure South nine degrees East eighty eight perches to that part of Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected which is owned by the present James Massey, and then East North East twenty five perches to that part of Friendship which the same James Massey purchased from John Hadley, then North nine degrees West four perches to the third line of that part of Friendship which the late James Massey purchased from Thomas Hynson Wright and his wife Mary, and then with the same third line East North East two hundred and six perches to the above named mill pond and then along the edge of that mill pond by the several following courses: North twenty six degrees West nine perches, then North eighty degrees West six perches, then South seventy four degrees West fourteen perches, then North forty six degrees West fourteen perches, then North four degrees east fourteen perches, then North thirty one degrees East twenty eight perches, then North twelve degrees East twelve perches, then North forty seven degrees East six perches, then North thirty six [degrees] East sixteen perches, and then with a straight line to the first beginning [tree] containing one hundred six and a half acres. RT:L:377 1780/07/31
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: 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 eight four and 22/25 perches, part of the tract called Bridgewater, sold by Joseph Nicholson, Junior, to James Massey, and running thence East North East twenty six and 16/25 perches, then North West three degrees North thirty four and 10/25 perches, then South thirty four perches to the aforesaid beginning, containing by estimation one and a half acres. RT:3:25 1782/08/10
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: 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. CD:1:95 1784/10/30
Queen Anne's County: James Massey, Junior, of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for £197 16/- from William Falconar, gentleman of Queen Anne's County, a combined 28-1/4 acres of the tracts called Friendship and Spry's Chance in Queen Anne's County. CD:1:330 1785/10/05
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
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. Courses: Beginning at a stone marked with the letter A which stands near the road leading from Harry Dixon's Tavern to Watts's [illegible] House on Chester River, and running with a straight line Easterly to a second stone marked with the letter B which stands on or near a division line between Hemsley Massey and the said James Massey, Senior, and running Easterly by and with the division line to the exterior bounds including all that tract and parcel of land lying to the Westward of that line, now the property and in the possession of James Massey, Senior. James, Junior, may take possession of all the stated parcel after the death of James, Senior. STW:2:405 1793/05/20
Queen Anne's County: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland manumits Richard, Daniel, Lydia, Tilla, Isaac, Benjamin, William, Stephen, and Charlotte. However, Richard, Daniel and Lydia are to be set free at the time of James Massey's death; Tilla at the end of eleven years and five months from the date of these presents; Isaac at the end of thirteen years and five months from this date; William at the end of sixteen years and eight months from the date hereof;  Stephen at the end of twenty years and two months; and Charlotte at the end of twenty one years, at which all these persons are to be absolutely discharged and manumitted from a state of slavery. STW:3:299 1795/05/20
Queen Anne's County: Commission - James Massey Estate of Friendship, Sprys Friendship, Masseys Part of Friendship Corrected, Spr[a]ys Chance, Hazzard. RT:3:316 1797/01/01
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.
Notes

The plat was inverted 180 degrees to make it more readable,
so the letters below are upside down on the surveyor's plat.


A. The place of beginning, on the out lines of the whole.

B. A post planted at the corner of Hemsley Massey's land.

C. A post standing South 7-3/4 degrees East 19 perches from the post at the corner of Hemsley Massey's land, said stone being the place of beginning of the division between James Massey & Joshua Massey.

D. A stone standing at the end of the division line South 80-1/2 degrees West from the first stone.
Land commission - Plat
RT:3:314 1797/10/28

James Massey, shoemaker with John Massey, both of Queen Anne's County
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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... [Note: the Massey name is variously written Mattoy and McCoyes here ... GL,III,ed.]
RT:C:6 1743/07/28

James Mace of Dorchester County, son of Nicholas Mace, Junior; grandson of Nicholas Mace, Senior; father of Loudon Mace; Thomas Mace is father to James Mace. Edmond Mace was brother to Nicholas Mace and son in law to Absalom Thompson.
County
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Dorchester County: Nicholas Mace, Senior, planter of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland, sells for 5/- to James Mace, son of the aforesaid Nicholas Mace and for 5/- to Louden (Lowden) Mace, the son of the aforesaid James Mace and grandson of the aforesaid Nicholas Mace, for the natural life of James Mace, and after his demise, to Loudon Mace forever, all those lands to the Northward, Eastward, Southward and Westward of the several lines and courses mentioned in the deed from Nicholas Mace, Senior, to his son, Nicholas Mace, Junior, dated the same day as these presents [i.e. Liber NH No.2-4, Folio 481 - GL,III, ed.] NH:2-4:484 1784/09/27
Dorchester County: James Mace of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland leases for £5 yearly rent to Thomas Mace, also of Dorchester County, all that lot or part of land whereon Edward Mills now lives and rented of the said James Mace on Fishing Creek, along with the liberty to cut firewood and timber for fencing and building or repairing the said lot. The term of the lease is seven years, starting January 1, 1786. NH:5-8:214 1785/10/12
Dorchester County: James Mace, planter of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland, leases for £50 [one-time payment - GL,III, ed.] to Jamed Dail, blacksmith of Dorchester county, all that part of a tract called Head Range lying at the head of Fishing Creek in Dorchester County, formerly in the possession of Robert Ewing and now in the possession of James Dail ... estimated to contain two acres. James Dail is to have free use of the land, including the liberty to cut timber for use on the land and to pasture one horse and one cow & calf, for the period ending December 1, 1796. NH:5-8:287 1786/02/14
Dorchester County: James Mace, planter of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland, for the sum of £5 to him in hand paid acknowledges to Thomas Colsten (Colston), carpenter of Dorchester County, regarding disputes over the courses and bounds of James Mace's tract called Head Range, lying in Dorchester County on Fishing Creek, that the home course of Head Range formerly and anciently did run on the same plave where a cedar post marked with twelve notches now stands, which cedar post was set down by the water side by Thomas Thompson and the aforesaid Thomas Colsten (Colston) as the beginning of eighteen acres of land, part of a tract called White Haven, which was lately conveyed by Thomas Thompson to Thomas Colsten, and which cedar post stands in the aforesaid home line of Head Range near the edge of the water and at the end of a line drawn South thirty eight degrees West twenty five perches and about four feet from the East corner of a store house lately built by and belonging to Archibald Patison, and also at the end of a line drawn South thirty degrees West thirteen perches and five feet from the South West corner of the dwelling house lately built by the aforesaid Thomas Colsten wherein Col. Thomas Woolford now lives. NH:5-8:304 1786/02/27
Dorchester County: Thomas Thompson, planter, and his wife Priscilla of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland, sell for £5 to Thomas Colsten (Colston), carpenter, also of Dorchester County: (1) 18 acres of the parcels called White Haven (a.k.a. Old White Haven) and Addition to White Haven, lying on the North side of Fishing Creek in Dorchester County, ... it being the same cedar post mentioned and described in a deed from James Mace to the aforesaid Thomas Colsten ... which together ... contain eighteen acres; and (2) Also, a 1.0 acre portion of the same tracts. NH:5-8:309 1786/02/28
Dorchester County: James Mace, planter of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland, leases for £5 yearly to Thomas Mace, also planter of Dorchester County, the same parcel called Head Range previously leased, and on which Edward Mills now lives, lying on Fishing Creek; the previous contract is hereby cancelled as James Mace is indebted to Thomas Mace to the extent of £60 pounds; and the present lease now enables James to reduce his debt at the same rate as the [phantom] £5 yearly rate, extended yearly as long as it takes to clear said debt. NH:5-8:411 1786/05/03
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 ... it being a division formerly between Thomas Mace and John Mace, deceased ...
NH:9:3 1786/07/17
Dorchester County: James Mace, planter of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland, sells for £10 to Thomas Colsten, carpenter, also of Dorchester County, the slave named Step. Witnesses: Thomas Mace, et al.
NH:9:13 1786/07/24
Dorchester County: Thomas Mace, planter of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland, assigns for £60 to Thomas Colston (Colsten), also planter of Dorchester County, land which Thomas Mace had leased from James Mace and on which Edward Mills resided as tenant farmer on Fishing Creek, paying rent of £5 per year, and which Thomas Mace is now conveying to Thomas Colston, that is, the right to lease the land and to collect the aforesaid rent. NH:9:36 1786/08/28
Dorchester County: James Mace, planter of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland, sells for £135 to Thomas Lockerman, gentleman, also of Dorchester County, all the parts of the tracts called Cornwell and Head Range as well as all his other lands and premises on which Thomas Mace, father to James Mace, lately dwelt and which lie near Fishing Creek in Dorchester County to the Northward, Eastward, Southward and Westward of the several lines, bounds and courses mention in the deed of sale dated September 15, 1784, for the use of his son, Nicholas Mace, the younger. NH:9:153 1787/01/15
Dorchester County: James Mace of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland sells for £15 to Nicholas Mace, also of Dorchester County, the slave Philes (Phillis). NH:9:349 1787/09/06
Dorchester County: James Mace of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland sells for £28 to William Meddice (Medes) his slave girl Jin. NH:9:349 1787/09/07
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. HD:14:1 1798/03/31

James Massey of Kent County, father of Francis Massey Seegar and neighbor of Benjamin Massey.
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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

James Massey and wife Hannah, brother of Joshua Massey and William Massey and son of James Massey of Queen Anne's County
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Queen Anne's County: October 28, 1797: 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. ... [for the rest of this division, see James Massey, Senior, father of James & Joshua Massey - GL,III, ed.]
RT:3:314 1797/10/28
Queen Anne's County: James Massey, farmer of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, buys for £1,385 from William Gilbert, also a farmer of Queen Anne's County all that 138-1/2 acre part of the tract called Jerusalem lying in Queen Anne's County.

STW:4:408

1798/05/07
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, contained within the following courses: Beginning for the out lines thereof at a Spanish oak tree marked with the letters IM[T?] standing on the West side of the 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, and running from thence South sixty three degrees West two hundred and twenty perches, then South nine and a half degrees East one hundred and fourteen perches, then South thirty two degrees West two perches, then South one degree West two perches, then South forty six degrees East forty six and a half perches, then South West one hundred and six perches, then South fifty four degrees East seventeen perches, then North East one hundred and seven perches, then South East fifty two perches to a stone at one end of a division line between the said James Massey and Joshua Massey, then 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, then North eleven degrees West one hundred and eight perches, then South eighty degrees West twenty three perches, then North sixteen and a half degrees West sixty eight and a half perches, then North fifty eight degrees East eighty perches to the Forge Mill Pond, then running by and with the said pond and with the meanders thereof to the aforesaid beginning tree, containing three hundred and forty five acres. 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) ... The second part of Jerusalem, with 46 acres, lies to the Eastward of the dividing house of James Massey ... Third, there is a 60-1/2 acre portion of the tract called Neglect  ... Fourth, there is a portion of Knowless Range ... containing twelve and three eights acres. STW:4:499 1798/09/08
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: James Massey, farmer of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for £2,531 11/- 3p to Benjamin Seegar, also a farmer of Queen Anne's County, three tracts of land, totaling 350-7/8 acres. The first is a portion of the tract called Jerusalem, which is the same land sold by James Tilghman to Thomas Gilbert ... containing three hundred and eight acres. Second is another tract, contiguous with the first tract, called Neglect ... containing thirty and a half acres. Third is all of the tract called Knowll's Range ... containing twelve and three eighths acres.  The whole of said tracts is thereby three hundred and fifty and seven eighths acres. STW:5:555 1801/06/25
Queen Anne's County: James Massey buys for $300.00 a 29 year old male slave called Jerry from Gabriel Duvall of Annapolis in the State of Maryland. William Hindman received payment from James Massey on behalf of Gabriel Duvall. STW:6:167 1802/10/07
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: James Massey and his wife Hannah of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sell for 5/- to Joseph George, the younger, also of Queen Anne's County, 199-1/16 acres of the tract called Addition. ... The buyer, Joseph George is to maintain a good fence and enclosure from the gate standing at or near the end of the thirteenth course along and on the Northern side of the road, and James Massey agrees to maintain his own fences with the cooperation of Joseph George. STW:8:191 1805/05/06
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 ... The change in ownership becomes null and void if the full repayment of the debt and legal interest thereon is made by January 1, 1808. 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: James Massey and his wife Hannah of Queen Ann's County in the State of Maryland sell for 5/- to Richard Baker, also of Queen Anne's County,  portions of the tracts called Addition and Witton, located in Queen Anne's County ... containing one hundred and ninety three and a quarter acres. STW:8:349 1807/01/06
Queen Anne's County: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sets free the following slaves: Jare, to be free in four years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Jacob, to be free in six years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Frisby, to be free in eight years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Rose, to be free in six years years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Dusk, to be free in five years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Ruth, to be free in eight years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Eve, to be free in five years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Hattie, to be free in sixteen years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Eliza, to be free in eighteen years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Phillips, to be free in eighteen years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; James,to be free in nineteen years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Rachel, to be free in nineteen years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Joseph, to be free in twenty years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Harriet, to be free in twenty one years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Edward, to be free in twenty three years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; Mary, to be free in twenty four years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten; and Henry, to be free in twenty five years from the first of January eighteen hundred and ten. STW:10:449 1809/12/16
Talbot County: William Hindman conveys, once and for all, for 5/- to the trustees of Wye Chapel, located in Talbot County in Maryland, the 1+ acre tract of land, formerly thought to be located in Queen Anne's County and on which Wye Chapel has long stood, and which was conveyed by deed erroneously recorded in Queen Anne's County land records on September 15, 1795.  The trustees are: Thomas Richardson, James Massey, & William Pratt of Queen Anne's County, and Jonathan Spencer, William Dunn, Arthur Holt & Samuel Y. Garey of Talbot County, all farmers.  The lands on which Wye Chapel stands are enclosed within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a marked black gum standing near the Meeting House Spring at the edge of the Wye Mill Pond, and thence running South one degree West thirteen and 7/25 perches to a marked white oak standing on the North side of the road leading from Tuckahoe Bridge to Wye Mill, then with the said road North sixty eight degrees West nineteen and a half perches to a marked black oak on the South side of said road, then North one degree East thirteen and a half perches to Wye Mill Pond, thence by and with the said mill pond to the place of beginning, containing one acre and eighty three perches. RF:13:670 1813/11/09
Queen Anne's County: James Massey, Esquire, of Queen Anne's County  in the State of Maryland completes for the final payment of $1.00 the purchase of parts of Addition and Hemsley's Reserve that he bought for £2,862 8/-9p from William Tilghman of the City of Philadelphia by deed recorded in Liber STW No.8 Folio 29, 30 & 31, dated December 30, 1805. Attorneys William Carmichael and Thomas Hemsley, Esquire, are appointed to represent William Tilghman. JB:2:529 1815/05/06
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 ... containing one hundred and forty five acres and thirty perches.  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 of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys the 25 acre tract called Darland for £114 6/- 8p from Richard Tilghman Earle, gentleman, also of Queen Anne's County to satisfy a mortgaged sale from Benjamin Hall of Queen Anne's County to James Massey, dated May 28, 1805, of the tract, which was purchased by Benjamin Hall from Edward O. Clark, who obtained the tract from John Gibson of Anne Arundel County, attorney for Samuel Ridout of Anne Arundel County. On the deaths of Mssrs. Clark and Hall, the tract came into the possession of Richard Tilghman Earle, who has obtained a deed of conveyance from Samuel Ridout for Darland. James Massey paid a part of the purchase money to Benjamin Hall while still living, and afterwards Mr. Hall assigned the £50 balance of the money due to Mr. Earle in trust to pay to Mr. Ridout, and then Mr. Massey completed the payment due and owing on the bond, so he now desires to obtain a deed of conveyance for Darland from Mr. Earle.  For a final payment of £64 6/- 8pto Richard Tilghman Earle, James Massey has herewith purchased Darland. TM:1:63 1816/07/30
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 ... 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 ... 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: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, in order to secure a debt of $9,000.00 owed to John Wells Emory, also of Queen Anne's County, puts up his bond for $18,000.00 and mortgages 501-1/4 acres of land, consisting of part of the tract called Addition and part of the tract called Hemsley's Reserve to Mr. Emory ... If the debt is paid at the rate of $2,250.00 by January 1 in the years 1819, 1820, 1821 n.and 1822 with legal interest thereon, then this sale becomes null and void. TM:1:359 1817/07/22
Queen Anne's County: Hester Fairbanks of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $400.00 to James Massey and John Baggs, also of Queen Anne's County, five feather beds and furniture, one yoke of steers, one cart, one grey mare, one [illegible] mare, one black horse, one iron grey mare, fourteen head black cattle, different ages and sizes, which property is now in my possession. TM:2:217 1820/05/01
Queen Anne's County: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $5.00 from Henry Tilghman and his wife Martha, formerly of Kent County, all their right,title and interest in the tracts called Durland and Bloomy Lambath.  Benjamin Hall, late of Queen Anne's County, father to the said Martha Hall Tilghman, sold Durland by deed dated May 28, 1805 to James Massey. Hall had purchased Durland from Edward O. Clarke, who in turn had obtained it from John Gibson of Anne Arundel County, attorney for Samuel Ridout of Anne Arundel County; however, no legal title was tied to Edward O. Clarke or to Benjamin Hall, both of whom have died, having first conveyed all their right and title to Durland to Richard Tilghman Earle, who has since conveyed Durland from Samuel Ridout by deed dated July 19, 1816 to James Massey. Henry Tilghman and his wife Martha now wish to convey to James Massey all their right, title and interest in Durland to James Massey. There's more: another tract called Bloomy Lambath that Henry Tilghman purchased from John B. McDerstrand and wife ... containing fifty four acres. one rood, twenty perches. TM:4:166 1823/05/10
Queen Anne's County: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland manumits his slave Jack Dio. TM:3:185 1823/06/21
Queen Anne's County: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $160.00 from Thomas L. Emory, of the City of Baltimore in Baltimore County, the slave Richard Monday for the period of ten years until May 1836, at which time Richard Monday will be thirty five years old and entitled to his freedom by virtue of a deed of manumission recorded among the records of Baltimore County. TM:3:191 1823/07/10
Queen Anne's County: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland makes an agreement with Elizabeth Richmond and James Tilghman Hensley, both also of Queen Anne's County, to exchange lands along the borders of two properties to straighten their common boundary.  In the present transaction James Massey purchases 6 acres of Lambeth Fields from Elizabeth Richmond and James Tilghman Hensley for $1.00. The transaction was made complex by the untimely death of Robert Tinto, the previous owner of one of the two properties, who had entered into the boundary-straightening agreement with James Massey, but who left no will, and also had sold his lands to James Tilghman Hemsley without any legal conveyance, so that his lands descended to his heir, Elizabeth Richmond. Elizabeth Richmond and James Tilghman Hemsley now wish to correct this situation, and James Massey is also willing to do so, so that part of James Massey's tract called Addition in Queen Anne's County is now to be exchanged with Elizabeth Richmond and James Tilghman Hemsley's tract called Lambeth Fields upon payment of one dollar by James Massey to Elizabeth Richmond and James Tilghman Hemsley. ... [for the complementary part of Addition see Liber TM No.3 Folio 271]. TM:3:267 1824/01/26
Queen Anne's County: James Massey and his wife Frances Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sell for $1.00 to Elizabeth Richmond and James Tilghman Hensley, both also of Queen Anne's County, 8 acres of his tract called Addition in order to complete the exchange of lands along the borders of their properties to straighten their common boundary. ... [for the complementary transaction and explanation thereof, see Liber TM No.3 Folio 267]. TM:3:271 1824/02/07

James Massey and wife Frances of Queen Anne's County - but see also, Worcester County, where there is another James Massey and wife Frances
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Queen Anne's County: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland makes an agreement with Elizabeth Richmond and James Tilghman Hensley, both also of Queen Anne's County, to exchange lands along the borders of two properties to straighten their common boundary.  In the present transaction James Massey purchases 6 acres of Lambeth Fields from Elizabeth Richmond and James Tilghman Hensley for $1.00. The transaction was made complex by the untimely death of Robert Tinto, the previous owner of one of the two properties, who had entered into the boundary-straightening agreement with James Massey, but who left no will, and also had sold his lands to James Tilghman Hemsley without any legal conveyance, so that his lands descended to his heir, Elizabeth Richmond. Elizabeth Richmond and James Tilghman Hemsley now wish to correct this situation, and James Massey is also willing to do so, so that part of James Massey's tract called Addition in Queen Anne's County is now to be exchanged with Elizabeth Richmond and James Tilghman Hemsley's tract called Lambeth Fields upon payment of one dollar by James Massey to Elizabeth Richmond and James Tilghman Hemsley. ... [for the complementary part of Addition see Liber TM No.3 Folio 271]. TM:3:267 1824/01/26
Queen Anne's County: James Massey and his wife Frances Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sell for $1.00 to Elizabeth Richmond and James Tilghman Hensley, both also of Queen Anne's County, 8 acres of his tract called Addition in order to complete the exchange of lands along the borders of their properties to straighten their common boundary. ... [for the complementary transaction and explanation thereof, see Liber TM No.3 Folio 267]. TM:3:271 1824/02/07
Queen Anne's County: James Massey and his wife Frances Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sell 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
Queen Anne's County: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland to secure a debt of $5,000.00, executes a bond for $10,000.00 and initiates the sale for $5.00 to John Wells Emory, also of Queen Anne's County, of 414 acres of land, comprising all or parts of the tracts lying in Queen Anne's County called Neale's Residence, Lord's Gift, Hemsley, Emory's Fortune and Coomery's Addition (a.k.a. Bennett's Outlett) which were heretofore conveyed by Richard Hall of Queen Anne's County to James Massey by deed dated May 6, 1814, and recorded in Liber TM No. 1 Folio 357, 358 & 359 ... James Massey is obligated to pay his debt of $5,000.00 to John Wells Emory by November 1, 1824, in which case this sale becomes null and void; until then, James Massey has free and unencumbered use of the lands herein described. TM:3:436 1825/03/01
Queen Anne's County: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland manumits his slaves: Frisby, Moses, Richard, Morris, John Henry, Semeon Thomas, Clarissa, Ann, Tilla, Rebecca and Rose according to the following schedule: Frisby to be free in six years from January 1, 1832; Moses to be free in seven years from January 1, 1832; Richard to be free in fifteen years from January 1, 1832; Morris to be free in twenty two years from January 1, 1832; John Henry to be free in twenty five years from January 1, 1832; Semeon Thomas to be free in twenty seven years from January 1, 1832; Clarissa to be free on the first day of January, 1832; Anne to be free in twelve years from January 1, 1832; Rebecca to be free in twelve years from January 1, 1832; Tilla to be free in eleven years from January 1, 1832; Rose to be free in twenty five years from January 1, 1832; and together with all the issue of the said Ann, Rebecca, Tilla and Rose that may be born after the date of these presents. All the male issues are to be free at the age of twenty seven; and all of the female issues are to be free at the age of twenty five, and their descendants in like manner to the latest posterity. TM:6:102 1831/09/20
Queen  Anne's County: James Massey of Queen  Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $1.00 from Richard Tilghman Earle, also of Queen Anne's County, the lands Neale's Residence, Lord's Gift, and Hemsley['s Reserve ?], which had been encumbered by a mortgage between Richard Hall of Queen Anne's County, to whom the lands were devised by his father Francis Hall in his Will dated April 30, 1796, and afterwards by deed of mortgage to Richard Tilghman Earle in a deed dated May 6, 1817, on which a balance remained due of $3,500.50 to Mr. Earle, which balance was afterwards satisfied by James Massey to Richard I. Jones, to whom Mr. Earle had assigned and transferred the mortgage. As he has been paid in full by virtue of the receipt of Richard I. Jones, Richard Tilghman Earle now is ready to execute the present deed for the further sum of one dollar paid to him by James Massey. TM:6:141 1831/11/12
Queen  Anne's County: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $40.00 to John Dio, free black, one slave woman called Henny Dio, wife of the said John Dio, one slave child named Sarah and one slave child named Henny, children of the said John and Henny Dio. TM:6:463 1833/06/22
Queen  Anne's County: Joseph N. Penington and his wife Letilia Ann Penington, Samuel Walters, and Anderson Walters,  all of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, sell for [an un-named amount] to James Massey, also of Queen Anne's County, the tract called Hazard, which belonged to Robert Walters, late of Queen Anne's County, and which lies on the Main Road leading from Queens Town to Kent Island, and which Robert Walters purchased from William Banff and his wife by deed dated February 19, 1788, which land was laid out and surveyed for Robert Braodaway in 1695, and later by his Last Will and Testament dated February 13, 1796, probated in Orphans Court of Queen Anne's County, devised to his son Samuel Walters, who later died intestate in 1812, leaving the said Letilia Walters, Samuel Walters [and his wife Mary Walters] and Anderson Walters, his heirs at law, infants under age. Letilia Ann Walters has since married Joseph N. Penington, and she and Samuel Walters and Anderson Walters have also reached their majorities and are herewith selling their interests in Hazard to James Massey. TM:6:511 1833/08/09
Queen Anne's County: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $750.00 from Joseph N. Pennington & wife Letisha (Telia) Ann, Samuel Walters, and Anderson Walters, also of Queen Anne's County, 243 acres of the land called Hazard which devised from Robert Walters to Samuel Walters, who died intestate in 1812, leaving the land to pass through Orphans Court to his infant heirs, Letisha Walters (now Letisha Pennington), Samuel Walters, and Anderson Walters, who now have come of age. TM:6:513 1833/08/29
Queen Anne's County: James Massey and his wife Frances Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland agrees with Gerald Comsey, also of Queen Anne's County, to exchange adjoining lots in Queenstown, and so for $5.00 James Massey sells to Mr. Comsey a lot called Neale's Residence JT:1:109 1834/05/17
Queen Anne's County: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland agrees with Gerald Comsey, also of Queen Anne's County, to exchange adjoining lots in Queenstown, and so for $5.00 James Massey buys from Mr. Comsey the lots called Dover Dams and Neal's Residence. JT:1:111 1834/05/17
Queen Anne's County: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland buys for $50.00 from William Grason, also of Queen Anne's County, 4 acres of that part of Comsey's Range, lying to the West and North of  the following metes and bounds: Beginning at a stone marked with the letter A placed by a small red oak on the line which divides the land of said Grason from that part of Comsey's Range which was purchased at a trustee's sale by Benjamin Blunt and running South seven and a half degrees West nineteen and 2/10 perches till it intersects the first line of Sayer's Forrest extended across the North line of Comsey's Range and then with that first line reversed a West course to the North line of Comsey's Range aforesaid, the said part containing four acres. JT:1:179 1834/10/07
Queen Anne's County: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $5.00 to William Grason, also of Queen Anne's County, 0.5 acre of a part of Comsey's Range ... JT:1:188 1834/10/17
Queen Anne's County: James Massey and William Stevens of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, acting as trustees for the estate of Thomas Murphey, late of Queen Anne's County, sell for $570.00 to Pere Wilmer, also of Queen Anne's County, 5+ acres from among the lands which Thomas Murphey had purchased from Henry Darsden adjoining Centerville, particularly a lot located on the South side of the public road leading from Centerville to the wharf ...
containing five acres and one rood and seventeen perches.
JT:2:201 1837/04/04
Queen Anne's County: James Massey and his wife Frances Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sell for $50.00 to James Harris, Junior, James Sykes, and William Reed, also of Queen Anne's County, Trustees of Public School District No.57, who were chosen by the taxable residents of Queenstown in Queen Anne's County to select a place to site a public school according to the Act of Assembly passed in 1825 to promote primary public school education, chose the presently conveyed lot, called Neale's Residence ... containing three quarters of an acre. JT:2:532 1839/04/15
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: James Massey and his wife Frances Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sell for $1.00 to the Vestry of St. Paul's Parish in Queen Anne's County, represented by John Tilghman, Pere Wilmer, Robert Goldsborough, Junior, William A. Spencer, Kensey Harrison, William B. Lucas, Charles C. Tilghman, and Richard T. Earle, Junior, part of the tract called Neale's Residence, lying in Queen Anne's County ... containing three acres and thirty seven perches. JT:3:501 1842/04/21
Queen Anne's County: James Massey, of Queen Anne's County and State of Maryland and guardian to the heirs of Thomas Murphy, late of Queen Anne's County, buys for $1,901.51 from William W. Lucas, also of Queen Anne's County, all the goods, furniture and household stuff [long list following] to settle a debt owed by said Lucas to said Massey's charges.
JT:4:29 1843/02/13
Queen Anne's County: James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $50.00 to  James P. Stockell, also of Queen Anne's County all that part of a tract called [illegible] Resistance [probably Neals Residence - GL,III, ed.] lying in Queen Anne's County within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the South East corner of a lot named [Farmesh] formerly belonging to Rect. John A. [Troup] but now in the possession of Rect. Thomas Wilson and running [parallel] with the post and plank fence of the said James Massey and within five feet of the [illegible] in the North East side of the main road leading to Queenstown and thence by and with this [fence] until it strikes the house of the said Wilson's [Rectory], then by and with the line of the said Wilson to the place of beginning, containing an estimated half acre.
JT:4:46 1843/03/05
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
Queen Anne's County: Madison Brown, appointed trustee by Queen Anne's County District Court in the case of John Perry and his wife, complainants, and Charles J.B.  Mitchell and other defendants, to sell the undivided moiety in the real estate called Hazard, subject to the dower right of Frances Massey, widow of James Massey, deceased, and lying in Queen Anne's County ... containing two hundred and forty three acres, for the sum of $745.00. JP:2:154 1854/08/23
Queen Anne's County: Madison Brown, appointed trustee by Queen Anne's County District Court in the case of John Perry and his wife, complainants, and Charles J.B.  Mitchell and other defendants, to sell real estate related to the case, sells for $200.00 to John A.W. Bryan, also of Queen Anne's County, an undivided moiety subject to the dower right of Frances Massey, widow of James Massey, deceased, both of Queen Anne's County, of part of a tract called Sayer's Forest, situate in Piney Neck, Queen Anne's County, supposed to contain fifty acres, and which is said to have been purchased many years ago from John Lloyd Tilghman by the aforesaid James Massey, but for which there is no deed of record. The present deed solemnizes the current transaction. JP:2:179 1854/09/19

James Massey & wife Rachel of Queen Anne's County
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Queen Anne's County: Peter Massey, Jr. of Kent County in Maryland for 6,200 pounds of tobacco buys a 140 acre tract of land called Johnson's Adventure with Massey's Hazard from Peter Massey, Sr. planter, and wife Jane (Jean), Nicholas Massey, planter, and wife Katherine, and James Massey and wife Rachel. RT:C:137 1745/03/03

James Massey of Worcester County and his wife Fanny Massey; also wife Frances Massey; father of John Massey, Ephraim Massey, and Ann Massey Riley
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Worcester County: James Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland buys for $450.00 from Jacob White and his wife Mary White, also of Worcester County, their divided portion of the tract called Small Addition to Mount Ephraim which descended to Mary (Wilson) White from the estate of her father, Doctor James Wilson, who died intestate. Y:381 1806/10/29
Worcester County: John Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland sells for $85.00 to William Franklin Riley, also of Worcester County, all that tract called Mount Ephraim which was devised to John Massey by his father James Massey ... to the County Road leading from New Ark to Snow Hill, which line was intended as a divisional line between said John Massey and his brother Ephraim Massey, giving all the North side of said line to the said John Massey, his youngest son, thence with and bounded by said County Road until it intersects the lot devised by the said James Massey to his youngest daughter Ann Massey. This deed conveys John Massey's part of his sister Ann's part of the tract Mount Ephraim to William Franklin Riley [who is presumably Ann Massey's husband ... GL,III, ed.] AU:293 1829/01/13
Worcester County: James Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland buys for $12.50 from Mary Baker, also of Worcester County, an 18-1/2 acre portion of the tract called Smith's Industry, lying in Worcester County adjoining the lands of Purnell Massey. JCH:1:444 1835/03/05
Worcester County: James Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland buys for $20.00 from Laban I. Taylor and his wife Sarah S. Taylor, also of Worcester County, lands which were conveyed to Laban I. Taylor by Sarah Hill one of the heirs, a daughter of John Hill, deceased, formerly the property of John Hill, and supposed to contain eighteen or twenty acres in the whole tract, a lot of which is hereby conveyed, there being several heirs claiming a right in and to said land called Smith's Industry, adjoining the lands of a certain Purnell Massey. GMH:3:232 1840/03/11
Worcester County: James Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland sells for $200.00 to Major Hastings, also of Worcester County, all that parcel called Smiths Industry, lying in Worcester County in the Third Election District adjoining the land of Purnell Massey and containing about forty acres. GMH:7:45 1843/12/23
Worcester County: James Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland sells for $800.00 to Major Hastings, also of Worcester County, the following goods and chattels: All the goods, household stuff, implements and furniture, corn, pork, fodder & oats there hereinafter, particularly mentioned, that is to say, one [slave] named Mary about fifteen years old, one pair mules ... being all my personal estate, none remaining, standing and being on a certain farm in Worcester County on the North East side of St. Martins River, belonging to Zadok Marshall and now in the possession of the said James Massey. GMH:7:46 1843/12/27
Worcester County: Major Hastings and Fanny Massey, wife of James Massey, both of Worcester County in the State of Maryland, sell for $150.00 to Purnell Massey, also of Worcester County, all that tract which Major Hastings purchased from James Massey by deed dated [December 23,] 1843 [and recorded in Liber GMH No.7, Folio 45], which land James Massey purchased from Mark Baker by deed dated March 5, 1835, [and recorded in Liber JCH No.1, Folio 444] as well as land purchased from Joshua J. Taylor by deed dated March 11, 1840, [and recorded in Liber GMH No.3, Folio 232] containing about nineteen acres, the lands lying in Worcester County and called Smith's Industry, adjoining the lands of Purnell Massey, and also two acres of land called Poplar Neck. GMH:7:502 1844/10/24
Worcester County: James Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland buys from Joshua Hastings and his wife Elizabeth Hastings, also of Worcester County, a 1/12 share of the lands (Three Brothers, Corn Hill & Addition to Corn Hill) which Major Hastings, late of Worcester County, who died intestate, left to six heirs, Joshua Hastings included among them, and of which Joshua Hastings and his wife Elizabeth Hastings now sell a half interest to James Massey, i.e., forty three and three quarter acres. EDM:1:324 1848/02/26
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
Worcester County: James Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland buys for $600.00 from Isaac D. Carey and his wife Sarah Casey, also of Worcester County, an 87-1/2 acre portion of the 525 acre parcel called Three Brothers, Corn Hill, and Addition to Corn Hill that Major Hastings, late of Worcester County, purchased from Stephen Holland and Elizabeth S. Holland by deed dated April 1, 1837. The parcel is located on the South side of Saint Martin's River adjoining the land of John S. Purnell, Esquire, and others called Three Brothers, Corn Hill, and Addition to Corn Hill. EDM:2:214 1848/12/29
Worcester County: James Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland buys for $200.00 from Maria Hudson, also of Worcester County, all of her right, title and claim to the parcel called Holly Grove, containing one hundred and eighty three acres, which James Massey purchased from Sally Mitchell of Worcester County. EDM:3:18 1850/03/09
Worcester County: James Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland buys for $1,325.00 from Sarah Mitchell, also of Worcester County, all those tracts which were conveyed to her by the Commissioners Zadock R. Henry, Powell Patty and John C. Dirickson according to an order of Worcester County Court in the May Term, 1847, it being part of the real estate of Caleb Hudson, and bid by his son John Hudson, called Lot No. One, composed of the following tracts: Holly Grove and Addition to Holly Grove, containing one hundred and eighty three and a quarter acres, adjoining the land of John M. Taylor and others, lying in Worcester County. EDM:3:553 1851/03/22
Worcester County: James Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland buys for $28.00 from Laban J. Taylor and his wife Sally S. Taylor, also of Worcester County, the parcel called Holly Grove surveyed for Powell Patty on September 1, 1768 ... containing four acres, three rods (roods) and twenty four perches. EDM:7:64 1855/11/05
Worcester County: James Massey and his wife Frances Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland sell for $28.00 to Laban J. Taylor and his wife Sally S. Taylor, also of Worcester County, the two tracts ... (1) Holly Grove, forty eight and 9/10 poles (perches) on the line of a tract called Holly Grove surveyed for Powell Patty on September 1, 1768 ... containing three acres and fourteen perches; and (2)The second lot, also called Holly Grove ... containing two and a quarter acres, the said James Massey and his heirs and assigns to have the privilege of a walk course through the said tracts to the branch. EDM:7:65 1855/11/05
Worcester County: James Massey and Samuel I. Massey formally agree as follows: Samuel I. Massey will give to James Massey one half of the stock and farming utensils and one half of all the crops raised on the farm; and Samuel I. Massey fully binds himself to pay one half of the farm expenses and assist in all the usual labors of the farm. WET:3:330 1863/01/06
Worcester County: Nancey C. Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland manumits her slave Littleton Massey, who is about to enlist in the Regiment of Colored Troops in the service of the United States. Witnesses: Justice of the Peace L.D. Powell and James Massey. GHR:1:180 1864/05/03
Worcester County: James Massey and his wife Francis Massey, both of Worcester County in the State of Maryland, sell for $5.00 to John M. Taylor, also of Worcester County, all that small parcel, part of Hudson's Venture ... containing one rood and nineteen perches. Hudson's Venture was patented by John Hudson on November 28, 1702. GHR:1:659 1865/08/04

James H. Massey, son of Joshua W. Massey; siblings include: William R. Massey, Marietta I. Dobbs (wife of Alexander Dobbs, formerly Marietta Massey) Joseph A. Massey, Thomas E. Massey, and Benjamin A. Massey.

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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

1847/02/0


John Mace, and wife Mary; son of Nicholas Mace; siblings are: Elizabeth Mace, Ann Mace Sharshane, and Thomas Mace, who has sons named John Mace and Thomas Mace; William Mace is brother to Edmund (Edmond) Mace.

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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 John 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 £18 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 £3 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.

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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.

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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].

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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.

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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.

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1849/09/03


John Marcy, possible relation of Atkins Marcy.
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Somerset County: Atkins Marcy of Somerset County executes his bond to John Marcy to secure the equitable division of a parcel of land called North Petherton, situate in Somerset County [North Petherton actually lies in Worcester County - GL,III, ed.] in the Province  of Maryland, which was marked by a line of trees about six or seven years ago and now is marked again by consent of both parties. AZ:168-168a 1734/08/20

John Marsey, purchaser of tract called Spring Bank.
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Somerset County: John Marsey of Somerset County in the Province of Maryland buys for £62 from Samuel Taylor, George Dawson & William Dawson of Prince George's County, two-thirds of the 500 acre parcel called Spring Bank lying in Somerset County [Spring Bank actually lies in Worcester County - GL,III, ed.] on Indian River. MF:56,56a 1739/04/05

John Marsy, seller of tracts called Spring Bank and North Petherton, possible relation to Atkins Marsey.
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Worcester County: John Marsy (Massey ?), planter of Worcester County in the Province of Maryland, sells for £110 a 100 acre portion of his two thirds interest in the 500 acre tract called Spring Bank (which he purchased from Samuel Taylor, George Dawson and William Dawson, all of Prince George's County)  lying in Worcester County on the seaboard side and South of the Indian River to Thomas Aydelott also planter of Worcester County. The tract that is the subject of this indenture was once the home of Moses Vorden. A:308 1744/03/12
Worcester County: John Marsey (Massey ?) and John Evans of Worcester County in the Province of Maryland divide their half of the 500 acre tract called North Petherton according to the following line: Beginning at a marked red oak standing on the West side line of the said tract of land belonging to the heirs of Athins Marsey called Athins Lott, thence with a line drawn South eighty six degrees East to the sea, the said Marsey part on the North side of the said line and the said Evans part on the South side of the same. A:513 1747/06/20

John Massey, son of Alexander Massey, with wife Anne; Alexander Massey's father is also Alexander Massey.
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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 ... containing fifty three acres ... and ... containing forty one acres. 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 ... containing seventy five acres. I:2 1772/01/13
Worcester County: John Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland buys for £125 from Powell Paty (Pattey), also of Worcester County, a part of the tract called Holley Grove ... containing fifty acres. L:211 1785/10/04
Worcester County: John Massey of Johnson of Worcester County in the State of Maryland sells for £50 to John Jones the following goods and chattels: three feather beds, bedding & furniture, two chests, one mare, eight hogs, crop on the ground & wheat is the name and for all the rest of my Goods & Chattels be it of what kind or sort it may at the sealing hereof. Q:335 1795/09/25
Worcester County: John Massey lists the slaves which he brought into Worcester County in the State of Maryland from Accomack County in the State of Virginia on December 24, 1796, who have been inhabitants of Accomack County more than three years: the woman Jinny, about twenty three years old, and the girl Esther, about sixteen months old. John Massey had to swear before Naval Officer William Selby that it was his intention to keep the listed slaves in service to himself with no intention of selling or trading them. R:428 1797/01/06
Worcester County: John Massey and his wife Anne Massey, both of Worcester County in the State of Maryland, form an agreement with William Aydelott to set the division line between their shares of lands inherited from James Aydelott, deceased, whose Last Will and Testament left the lands lying in Worcester County near the head of Swansicott Creek to James Aydelott, who subsequently died intestate, thereby placing the affected lands in the equally shared ownership of John Massey and his wife Anne, William Aydelott, and Benjamin Aydelott. However, Bejamin Aydelott, the younger, has sold his part of the said lands to William Aydelott, leaving John Massey and his wife Anne and William Aydelott to make the present division ... [This 202 acres is William Aydelott's - GL,III, ed.] R:501 1797/03/04
Worcester County: William Aydelott of Worcester County in the State of Maryland, forms an agreement with John Massey and his wife Anne Massey, also of Worcester County, to set the division line between their shares of lands inherited from James Aydelott, deceased, whose Last Will and Testament left the lands lying in Worcester County near the head of Swansicott Creek to James Aydelott, who subsequently died intestate, thereby placing the affected lands in the equally shared ownership of John Massey and his wife Anne, William Aydelott, and Benjamin Aydelott. However, Bejamin Aydelott, the younger, has sold his part of the said lands to William Aydelott, leaving John Massey and his wife Anne and William Aydelott to make the present division. R:504 1797/03/04
Worcester County: John Massey of Accomack County in the State of Virginia sells for £100 to William Aydelott of Worcester County in the State of Maryland the slave called Jacob. U:617 1805/03/19
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: 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 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

John Massey, wife Sarah Usher Massey; son of James Massey; grandfather Daniel Massey; siblings include Daniel Toas Massey, Stephen Massey, and Joseph Massey; John Massey's children with Sarah Usher Massey are John Massey (lost at sea) and Elizabeth Massey. Juliet Massey and Sarah Ann Massey are the only children and heirs of John Massey.

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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 his 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, 2/ 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 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, 2/ and 6p (over £68, 5/, 6p 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 £50 annually, reduced because the wife of William Falconar had a dower right to one-third of such income, leaving John Massey with £33 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


John Massey, Junior, in Worcester County, son of John Massey, Senior; grandson of the late John Massey; brother to Joseph Massey. Neighbors: John Massey, Senior, Kendall Massey, Senior, and Alexander Massey, Senior. There may be another John Massey, whose father is James Massey; brother Ephraim Massey; sister Ann Massey Riley.
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Worcester County: John Massey, Junior, of Worcester County in the Province of Maryland buys for £5 from John Hall the remaining 250 acre portion of the 500 acre tract granted to Matthew Scarbrough of Somerset County on July 6, 1687, renewed on May 10, 1688, and called North Petherton, lying on the seaboard side of Somerset County. ... Matthew Scarbrough sold this land to Roger Thomas, who bequeathed it to William Hall and John Stockely, and William Hall sold to John Massy (Massey) Senior, deceased, two hundred and fifty acres of North Petherton, but the land not being rightly divided, John Hall now sells the entirety of North Petherton to John Massey, Junior, son of the late John Massey, Senior, for the additional sum of £5. A:487 1740/05/01
Worcester County: John Marsey (Massey ?), Senior and John Marsey, Junior, son and grandson of the late John Marsey of Worcester County in the Province of Maryland, sell for £95 to Andrew Gray, bricklayer, all their right and title to a 250 acre portion of North Petherton, which was granted to Matthew Scarborough of Somerset County on July 6, 1687, renewed on May 10, 1688, and lying on the seaboard side of Somerset County. ... Matthew Scarbrough and his then wife Hannah sold North Petherton to Roger Thomas for 7,500 pounds of tobacco, who then willed the land to William Hall and Roger Stockly; William Hall then sold his half of North Petherton to John Marsey (Massey ?) who willed that half to his sons John Marsey and Athins (Atkins) Marsey, who divided the 250 acres between them. ... In the present sale, Jacob Gray put up the £95 purchase price for his son and heir Andrew Gray for this portion of North Petherton. A:516 1747/07/04
Worcester County: John Massey (Marsey ?) of Worcester County in the Province of Maryland sells for £95 to Jacob Gray, also of Worcester County, the tract of land called Dareys Quarter lying in Somerset County (now Worcester County) on the seaboard side that was granted unto John Marsey, on July 10, 1725. A:518 1747/07/04
Worcester County: John Massey of Worcester County in the Province of Maryland sells for £10 to his brother Joseph Massey, also of Worcester County, a 108 acre part of the 500 acre tract called Spring Bank, lying in Worcester County and near the Indian River, which original tract was granted to Robert Doyn in 1688. F:361 1763/03/26
Worcester County: Joseph Massey of Worcester County in the Province of Maryland sells for £21 to his brother John Massey, all his right to the 100 acre tract called Second Choice lying in Worcester County near the sea side, which was devised in one fourth part to Joseph Massey in the Last Will and Testament of John Massey, deceased, in 1743. F:363 1763/04/16
Worcester County: John Massey of Worcester County in the Province of Maryland buys for £65 from William Riley Evans, also of Worcester County, a 112 acre portion of the tract called North Perthernton (Petherton). G:216 1767/10/22
Worcester County: John Massey of Worcester County in the Province of Maryland sells for £55 to Elijah Richards, also of Worcester County, all that part of the parcel called Spring Bank that lies to the Southward of Heinman Wharton's hundred acres that he has purchased out of the aforesaid tract, it laid out for eighty acres, it being the head of the tract called Spring Bank joining to Thomas Harney's land and lying in Worcester County. H:72 1769/08/04
Worcester County: John Massey of Worcester County in the Province of Maryland buys for £30 from John Turvill Gault, also of Worcester County, a 50 acre portion of the larger tract called North Perthernton (Petherton) containing 500 acres that was formerly granted unto Matthew Scarborough (Scarbrough), the said fifty acres now John Turvell Gault's to sell to John Massey, which lies in Worcester County. H:226 1770/02/24
Worcester County: John Marcy (Massey) of Worcester County in the Province of Maryland sells for £15 to William Horsey, all the following goods and chattels; one white mare, about five years old, one sow and thirteen shoats, one desk, one chest of drawers, one dozen new pewter plates, and one small cow hide. H:214 1770/03/07
Worcester County: John Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland sells for $85.00 to William Franklin Riley, also of Worcester County, all that tract called Mount Ephraim which was devised to John Massey by his father James Massey and which is contained within the following metes and bounds: Beginning at the bounder of Mount Ephraim, and thence running with a straight line North thirty nine degrees West one hundred and forty five poles (perches) to the County Road leading from New Ark to Snow Hill, which line was intended as a divisional line between said John Massey and his brother Ephraim Massey, giving all the North side of said line to the said John Massey, his youngest son, thence with and bounded by said County Road until it intersects the lot devised by the said James Massey to his youngest daughter Ann Massey. This deed conveys John Massey's part of his sister Ann's part of the tract Mount Ephraim to William Franklin Riley [who is presumably Ann Massey's husband ... GL,III, ed.] AU:293 1829/01/13
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

John Adkin Massey (probably two of them, father and son); mother was Sarah Massey; John A. Massey, Senior left land to Louisa Massey Powell and Rachel Massey, who sold the land to John A. Massey, Junior, and Kendall Massey; John A. Massey, Senior had willed the lands to Alexander Massey, John Massey, and Kendall Massey; Kendall Massey's brothers are Alexander Massey, John A. Massey, and Daniel Massey.
County
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Worcester County: John Adkin Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland buys for £40 from William Lister and his wife Jemimah, both of Worcester County, a portion of the tract called Unity. S:355 1798/02/03
Worcester County: John A. Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland leases for $255.75 from Henry Hoskin of Belmont County, Ohio, acting for himself and also under power of attorney for Benjamin Westlake and Ann Westlake his wife and also for Elizabeth Quillen, also of Belmont County in Ohio, all that parcel called Quillin's Pasture (a.k.a. Winchester) which contains eighty five and a quarter acres and which was conveyed from Joseph Hambly to Joseph Quillin, said term of lease to be ninety nine years, renewable forever. Z:460 1808/09/03
Worcester County: John A. Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland buys for $28.49 from Daniel Shephard of Belmont County in the State of Ohio, all that tract called Winchester or Quillen's (Quillin's) Pasture, formerly belonging to Benjamin Quillin, lying on the South side of Turvells Creek, being between William H. Taylor's and a tract belonging to Thomas Purnell. AA:255 1809/08/05
Worcester County: John A. Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland buys for $180.00 from Purnell Brittingham, also of Worcester County, the following: One slave named Mary, about eighteen years old, and also two beds & furniture, one cow & calf, one yearling, eight head of hogs, nine chairs, one cupboard and the cookware therein, two pots, a Dutch oven, a lot of carpenter tools, and all my nautical instruments whatsoever, consisting of quadrant, books, charts, seals and dividers. AM:313 1821/11/09
Worcester County: John A. Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland, executor of the estate of his mother Sarah Massey, late of Worcester County, for the consideration of $5.00, manumits the slave Peter, age thirty five, following the Will of Sarah Massey. AT:421 1828/03/30
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, containing one hundred and sixty seven acres. AW:326 1830/09/11
Worcester County: John A. Massey, Kindle (Kendall) Massey, Rachel Massey, Lambert C. Powell and his wife Louisa Powell, all of Worcester County in the State of Maryland sell for $83.32 to Thomas Brittingham, also of Worcester County, all that land devised to them by the Will of their late father, John Massey, that is lying in Worcester County on the road between Berlin and Poplar Town. AW:360 1830/09/19
Worcester County: John A. Massey and Kendle (Kendall) Massey, both of Worcester County in the State of Maryland, buy for $140.00 from Asael Brittingham and his wife Mary Brittingham, of New York City in the State of New York, land on the head of Herring Creek in Worcester County, lately the property of John A. Massey, Senior, deceased, called Penny Street, Pleasant Lot and Buckridge. AY:121 1832/04/16
Worcester County: John A. Massey and his wife Eliza (Elizabeth) I. Massey and Mary B. Taylor, all of Worcester County in the State of Maryland sell for $900.00 to Moses Johnson of the City of Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania all of the 320 acre tract of land called Winchester and Good Will on which Laban I. Taylor now lives and which descended to the said John A. Massey and his wife Eliza and to Mary B. Taylor from the death of William H. Taylor, father to the said Eliza I. Massey and Mary B. Taylor, the aforesaid land lying in Worcester County on the South side of Terrills Creek, containing about three hundred and twenty acres. JCH:3:378 1836/06/25
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: John A. Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland and John M. Taylor of the City of Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania buy for $1,500.00 from John C. Marshall of Worcester County the lands which John C. Marshall purchased from William Bratten described in the deed dated April 25, 1834 ... Privilege ... containing sixty three and a half acres. And also a part of a tract called Cumberland ... containing forty two acres. And also a tract or part of a parcel called Second Privilege Conclusion ... containing ten and three quarter acres. All three parcels together aggregate to one hundred and sixteen acres and adjoin lands belonging to the heirs of Sarah Taylor, deceased. GMH:2:407 1839/05/23
Worcester County: John A. Massey and Laban I. Taylor of Worcester County in the State of Maryland and John M. Taylor of the City of Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania buy for $1,230.00 from William J. Pennewill and his wife Mary B. Pennewill, both of Worcester County, a part of the tract that at her death was claimed by Sarah Taylor, deceased mother of Mary B. Pennewill, and was surveyed by Johnson Gray, Worcester County Surveyor, and recorded August 29, 1828 ...
GMH:4:421 1841/08/21
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 of Worcester County in the State of Maryland buys for $200.00 from Hiram B. Duncan and his wife Sarah M. Duncan and Mary Rane (Rain), also of Worcester County, the undivided tract that Sarah M. Duncan, wife of Hiram B. Duncan, and Mary Rane inherited from Daniel Massey, late of Worcester County, who was husband of the said Mary Rane and father of the said Sarah M. Duncan, it being all the plantation that formerly belonged to John A. Massey, late of Worcester County, deceased, grandfather of Sarah M. Duncan, composed of the tracts called Holly Grove, Pleasant Lot and Penny Street, containing one hundred and sixty seven acres, the tract called Winchester, containing eighty acres, adjoining the lands of John Taylor and Capt. William Holland, totaling two hundred and forty seven acres in all. EDM:2:273 1849/03/05
Worcester County: John A. Massey and his wife Eliza Jane Massey, both of Worcester County in the State of Maryland sell for $1,000.00 to John M. Taylor, of the City of Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania, 116-1/4 acres in the tracts called Privilege, Cumberland & Second Privilege Conclusion which the said John A. Massey and John M. Taylor purchased from John C. Marshall, consisting of several parcels as referenced by a deed dated May 23, 1839, [and recorded in Liber GMH No.2, Folio 407]. EDM:4:478 1852/04/29
Worcester County: John A. Massey and his wife Eliza Jane Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland sell for $400.00 to John M. Taylor, of the City of Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania, the tract purchased by the said John A. Massey, Luban J. Taylor and the said John M. Taylor from William J. Penewell and his wife Mary B. Penewell, that is, one third of one fifth of the lands formerly owned by Mrs. Sarah Taylor, late of Worcester County. [see the deed recorded in Liber GMH No.4, Folio 421 - GL,III, ed.] EDM:5:280 1853/04/16
Worcester County: John A. Massey and his wife Eliza Jane Massey, Lambert C. Powell and his wife Louisa, Joshua Morris and his wife Rachel, her brother Kendall Massey and his wife Julia Ann P. Massey, all of Worcester County in the State of Maryland, sell for $1,052.00 to Doctor Hillary Pitts, also of Worcester County, all that tract which John A. Massey, father of the aforesaid John, Rachel, Louis and Kendall purchased in his lifetime as referenced by the deed from Joseph Hamblin to Joseph Quillen dated March 28, 1747, for one hundred acres and known as Quillen's Pasture, but it contains only eighty four acres clear of older deeds in part of the same land in the possession of John M. Taylor (its proper name being Winchester). EDM:5:647 1854/01/10
Worcester County: Kendall Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland buys for $50.50 from John K. Massey and his wife Gertrude E. Massey, also of Worcester County, the lot described by the following metes and bounds: Beginning at Mary Powell's lot and running from thence parallel with the fence and ditch to the dwelling line of John A. Massey and the aforesaid John K. Massey, and from thence with a straight line to the bounder of Buck Ridge (Buckridge) , and from thence by and with the line of Buckridge on the Easternmost side up to Mary Powell's lot as aforesaid, supposed to contain ten acres. EDM:7:62 1855/08/08
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
Worcester County: John A. Massey and his wife Eliza Jane Massey and John R. Pitts & wife Ann Pitts, all of Worcester County in the State of Maryland, sell for $3,000.00 to John M. Taylor of Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania, all their right in a tract in Worcester County called Confirmation, containing five hundred and eighty five acres and made up of several tracts and parts of tracts formerly held by Sarah Taylor of Worcester County and by her resurvey thrown into one tract of land by a patent granted unto her on March 25, 1836, and recorded as Patent Certificate No.604. JAP:1:103 1856/10/03

John C. Massey, free black, manumitted by James C. Stevens.
County
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Queen Anne's County: James C. Stevens manumits his slave John C. Massey in light of his enlistment in the United States Army, his freedom to commence October 3, 1863, the date of his enlistment in the Seventh Regiment of Colored Troops. SED:1:122 1864/03/15

John H. Mace [presumably] sibling of William H. Mace and his wife Henrietta, Charles R. Mace, John H. Mace, Carville V. Mace, and Sophia V. Mace, Alford Mace, Franklin Mace and his wife Frances, and Thomas S. Jones and his wife Ann C. [Mace ?] Jones; Samuel V. Mace may also be a relative [from their common middle initial V - GL,III,ed.]
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 is called Tullys Lot and 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 which contains 247+ acres. ... [See Liber SED No.3, Folio 346.] SED:3:349 1868/01/17

John H. Massey, sold land to Rufus R. Massey.
County
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Worcester County: John H. Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland sells for $186.00 to Rufus R. Massey the following goods and chattels in order to secure his debt to Rufus of the same amount: One sorrel mare about five years old, one cow & calf, one yoke of oxen, two side boards, and one bed & furniture, provided that if John H. Massey should pay the one hundred and sixty eight dollars to Rufus Massey on or before the first day of January, 1868, with the interest thereon, then these presents to be void. ... Underneath is the notation: I hereby release the above mortgage and bill of sale. [signed] Rufus Massey, July 24, 1871. GHR:2:462 1866/12/14
Somerset County: John H. Massey of Somerset County in the State of Maryland buys from George H. Lewis of Worcester County the house and lot of land lying on Moremsco Creek in Somerset County which was willed by Samuel Massey, who had purchased the property from Ned Adams, and also ten acres of woodland which George H. Lewis purchased from Joshua Adams adjoining the land of James Davis and M. Lankford on the Shelton Road. The purchase price is the requirement that George H. Lewis pay a Note of Hand dated September 3, 1875 and due with interest on January 1, 1876, for which John H. Massey is security.  In case George H. Lewis defaults, then John H. Massey can sell the present property at public auction with 30 days' public notice as spelled out in the present deed. LW:15:530 1875/09/04

John K. Massey, wife Gertrude E. Massey; neighbor of Kendall Massey and John A. Massey.
Coiunty
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Worcester County: Kendall Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland buys for $50.50 from John K. Massey and his wife Gertrude E. Massey, also of Worcester County, the lot described by the following metes and bounds: Beginning at Mary Powell's lot and running from thence parallel with the fence and ditch to the dwelling line of John A. Massey and the aforesaid John K. Massey, and from thence with a straight line to the bounder of Buck Ridge (Buckridge) , and from thence by and with the line of Buckridge on the Easternmost side up to Mary Powell's lot as aforesaid, supposed to contain ten acres. EDM:7:62 1855/08/08
Worcester County: Kendal (Kendall) Massey and John K. Massey and his wife Gertrude E. Massey, all of Worcester County in the State of Maryland, sell for $1,050.00 to Captain William Lynch, also of Worcester County, parts of the tracts called Buck Ridge (Buckridge) and Eagle Choice, lying in Worcester County and containing one hundred and fifty nine acres and also a part of the tract called Holly Grove, containing twenty five acres, it being the same land conveyed to John K. Massey  by Kendall Massey by deed dated April 29, 1848, [and recorded in Liber EDM No.1, Folio 406]. Excepted is a lot which has been sold to Kendall Massey by John K. Massey and his wife Gertrude E. Massey by deed dated August 8, 1855, containing about ten acres [see Liber EDM No.7, Folio 62] making the new total one hundred and seventy one acres. EDM:7:209 1856/02/23
Worcester County: Kendall Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland sells for $40.00 to Mary Powell, wife of Ananias Powell, also of Worcester County, all that parcel where Ananias Powell formerly lived and which is enclosed and which said lot was excepted in the deed given to John K. Massey by the said Kendall Massey, situated and lying in and containing about four acres, be it the same called Buck Ridge (Buckridge). EDM:7:368 1856/05/27

John T. Mace, wife Mary Margaret Mace.
County
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Dorchester County: John T. Mace of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland buys for $995.10, through the intermediary Samuel Molray, from Henry Page, also of Dorchester County, appointed as trustee by the Chancery Court of Dorchester County to sell and dispose of the real estate of George Graham, late of Dorchester County, deceased, for the payment of his debts, Lot No.One, containing one hundred and seven acres ...
ER:14:94 1834/04/29
Dorchester County: John T. Mace and his wife Mary Margaret Mace, both of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland, sell for $1,000.00 to Lake Robinson, also of Dorchester County, Lot No.One, the parcel which Henry Page, also of Dorchester County, appointed as trustee by the Chancery Court of Dorchester County to sell and dispose of the real estate of George Graham, sold to John T. Mace by deed dated April 29, 1834, and recorded in Liber ER No.14, Folio 94] ... excepting so much of said parcel which John T. Mace and Mary Margaret Mace sold to Thomas C. Jones. John Jones of Col. and William C. Cooper by deed dated January 15, 1835 and recorded in Liber ER No.14, Folio 385, and also with the exception of a small piece of said parcel reserved by John T. Mace and his wife Mary Margaret Mace for their own use for right of way to the County Road, contained within the following metes and bounds: Within a line thirty six feet in length, running along the North edge of the grave of George Cook Mowbray, son of Samuel Mobray, and parallel with said grave, and a line from each end of said line and at right angles with said line, running straight back to the division line between the said John T. Mace and the land on which Barzillai Slocum now lives, let the said piece contain whatever  quantity it may. ER:15:211 1836/02/08
Dorchester County: John T. Mace of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland buys for $550.00 from Henry Page, appointed trustee by the Chancery Court of Dorchester County to sell and dispose of the real estate of Edward Griffith, late of Dorchester county, for the payment of his debts, through the intermediary of John D. Farquhauson, who had purchased the land at sheriff's sale (Liber ER No.15 , Folio71) and later assigned it to John T. Mace, including the tracts called Project (with forty two and a half acres), Worlds End (with twenty nine acres), Taylors Shad Landing (with nine acres), Hazzard (with twenty acres), Taylors Landing (with eighteen acres), part of Griffiths Attainment (with sixty one and a quarter acres), making altogether two hundred acres. ER:15:310 1836/05/02

John T. Massey, son of Thomas Orkney Denny Massey; grandson of Josiah Massey.

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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


John W. Mace, wife Kate W. Mace; many land transactions with Zachariah W. Linthicum
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Dorchester County: John W. Mace and Zachariah W. Linthicum, both of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland, buy for $825.00 from Thomas Willis, also of Dorchester County, all that 76-3/4 acre tract called Two Brothers, which was purchased by Thomas Willis from the estate of Nathan Richards, lying in Dorchester County FJH:3:470 1856/03/01
Dorchester County: John W. Mace and Zachariah W. Linthicum, both of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland, buy for $2,550.00 from John R. Martin and his wife Harriett Ann Martin, also of Dorchester County: (1) 50 acres in the two tracts of land called North Range and Colsten Lane, lying in Dorchester County ... and (2) also another 50 acres in all that part of Keene's Inclosure which was bought by [John Martin] from the estate of Joseph Stewart. FJH:3:471 1856/03/01
Dorchester County: John W. Mace and Zachariah W. Linthicum, both of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland, buy for $325.32 from Skinner Richardson and his wife Mary Richardson and Samuel Harrington, also of Dorchester County, the 46+ acre tract called Hooper's Plantation, lying in Dorchester County. FJH:3:605 1856/11/13
Dorchester County: John W. Mace, Zacahriah W. Linthicum, and Solaman Messick, all of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland, as tenants in common and not as joint tenants, buy for $1,000.00 from Benjamin Travers and his wife Dorinda H. Travers, also of Dorchester County, the 100 acre tract lying in Dorchester County called Griffith's Last Adventure ... FJH:4:38 1857/06/11
Dorchester County: John W. Mace and Zachariah W. Linthicum, both of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland, buy for $1,400.00 from James W. Stewart and his wife Rebecca S. Stewart, all that 71 acre tract called Ennalls Out Range, which formerly belonged to James Chaplin and which was also purchased by the said James W. Stewart from the Chaplins ...
FJH:4:57 1857/07/31
Dorchester County: John W. Mace of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland buys for $247.00 from William H. Yates (Gates), also of Dorchester County, all that house and lot on Church Creek which William H. Yates bought at the sale of the real estate of Thomas Woolford, deceased. FJH:4:125 1858/01/05
Dorchester County: John W. Mace and Zachariah W. Linthicum, both of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland, buy for $1,000.00 from Sarah Earle and Lloyd Valiante of Talbot County, all that 36-1/2 acre tract called Smith Land, situated in Dorchester County near Church Creek ...
FJH:4:197 1858/05/21
Dorchester County: John W. Mace and Zachariah W. Linthicum and his wife Sarah Linthicum, all of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland, sell for $300.00 to John E. Stevens, of the City of Baltimore, all that 20 acre tract called Ennalls Out Range, lying in Dorchester County back of Applebay Barmo and the Stone Bounder ...
FJH:4:228 1858/07/06
Dorchester County: John W. Mace and Zachariah W. Linthicum and his wife Sarah Linthicum, all of Dorchester County, sell for $100.00 to Dennis Cornish, also of Dorchester County, all the 4 acre tract called North Range ...
FJH:4:407 1859/04/12
Dorchester County: John W. Mace and Zachariah W. Linthicum and his wife Sarah E. Linthicum, all of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland, sell for $140.00 to Eleanor Adkins, also of Dorchester County, 14 acres of that tract called Ennalls Out Range, lying in Dorchester County ... it being a tract purchased by Linthicum & Mace from James A. Stewart called Ennalls Out Range. FJH:4:477 1859/10/03
Dorchester County: John W. Mace and Zachariah W. Linthicum and his wife Sarah E. Linthicum, all of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland, mortgage for $3,000.00 to Charles P. Straughn, also of Dorchester County, all the 170 acre tract called Forest Range, lying in Town Point Neck in Dorchester County, which is being conveyed by this same date to Charles P. Straughn and his wife Leah Straughn, containing one hundred and seventy acres, as by reference to Liber FJH No.4, Folio 595. The present mortgage grants Charles P. Straughn the right to sell the mortgaged property if John W. Mace defaults on the payment of the $3,000.00 debt; until then, John W. Mace can occupy the property without hindrance. At the bottom is the notation that Charles P. Straughn transferred the mortgage to James L. Colsten for value received on May 14, 1860. FJH:4:594 1860/04/03
Dorchester County: John W. Mace and Zachariah W. Linthicum and his wife Sarah Linthicum, all of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland, buy for $3,000.00 from Charles P. Straughn and his wife Leah Straughn all that farm which the said Charles P. Straughn purchased from William Rea, trustee for the real estate of William W. Wrightson and Mary W. Wrightson, lying in Town Point in Dorchester County, and adjoining the lands of Charles W. Breerwood and Andrew Robinson and binding upon the Little Choptank River, called Forest Range and containing one hundred and seventy acres, as described in the deed from William Rea to Charles P. Straughn dated August 9, 1856. FJH:4:595 1860/04/03
Dorchester County: John W. Mace of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland buys for $700.00 from Samuel Pattison and his wife Ann Pattison, also of Dorchester County, 28 acres of those parcels lying in Dorchester County and called Vickerses Beginning and The Grove, being the same parts and parcels conveyed to Mark Cook by Isaiah Brickill by deed dated February 7, 1839, and recorded in Liber ER No.17, Folio 158. FJH:5:668 1864/10/22
Dorchester County: John W. Mace and his wife Kate W. Mace and Zachariah W. Linthicum and wife Sarah E. Linthicum, all of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland, sell for $315.62 to William T. Richardson all the 36-1/2 acre tract called Smith Land. FJH:6:361 1866/04/09
Dorchester County: John W. Mace and his wife Kate W. Mace and Zachariah W. Linthicum and wife Sarah E. Linthicum, all of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland sell for $390.15 to James M. Richardson 50 acres of the part of the tract called Keene's Inclosure, which was bought by John R. Martin from the estate of Joseph Stewart. FJH:6:362 1866/04/09
Dorchester County: John W. Mace and his wife Kate W. Mace and Zachariah W. Linthicum and his wife Sarah E. Linthicum, all of Dorchester County in the State of Maryland, sell [for an undisclosed amount] plus $5.00 to Levin W. Mobray, also of Dorchester County, the 37 acre tract which was purchased July 13, 1857, by John W. Mace and Zachariah W. Linthicum from James A. Stewart and wife, called Ennalls Outrange, lying on the Stone-Bounder Road in Election District No.7 of Dorchester County, [originally] containing seventy one acres and recorded in Liber FJH No.4, Folio 57, and of which Zachariah W. Linthicum subsequently sold to Samuel Eaves, freed slave of Dorchester County, all of that part of Ennalls Outrange (Out Range) that had not been conveyed by us to John E. Stevens by deed recorded in Liber FJH No.4, Folio 228, and to Eleanor Adkins by deed recorded in Liber FJH No.4, Folio 477. Samuel Eaves failed to comply with the terms of the bill obligatory for his purchase, the tract reverting to Zachariah W. Linthicum, et al., and since being auctioned by Sheriff's sale in the case between Zachariah W. Linthicum and James Fooks vs. Samuel Eaves. FJH:7:26 1866/04/23

Johnson Massey; son of William Massey; grandson of Alexander Massey.
County
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Worcester County: Johnson Massey of Worcester County in the Province of Maryland sells for £18 5/- to Nehemiah Noch the entirety of the 18 acre 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: Johnson Massey of Worcester County in the Province of Maryland buys for £150 from McClammy Jones, planter, also of Worcester County, a 143 acre portion of the tract called Spittlefield, lying in Worcester County back in the woods from the sea side in a place called Queponco ...
F:184 1763/03/02
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

Joseph A. Massey, son of Joshua W. Massey; siblings include: William R. Massey, James H. Massey, Marietta I. Dobbs (wife of Alexander Dobbs, formerly Marietta Massey), Thomas C. Massey, and Benjamin A. Massey.

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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


Joseph Massey, Senior & Junior; Nathan Massey, Portsmough, Virginia, married Sarah Barnes; Nicholas Massey & wife Henrietta together owned Partnership with Catharine Massey, spinster; Daniel Massey and wife Mary had sons John Massey and Stephen Massey, and had grandsons Daniel Toas Massey, Stephen Massey, Joseph Massey, and John Massey and ten un-named granddaughters; Daniel Toas Massey and wife Sarah; Joseph Massey and Elizabeth Hall Massey had daughters Sarah Massey, Anna Massey, and Elizabeth Massey; Josiah Massey and his wife Mary I. Massey were neighbors of Joseph Massey; Joseph Massey had son Stephen Massey; Daniel Massey is grandfather of Daniel Toas Massey

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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 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 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 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 Elizabeth 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 Massey of Worcester County; has brother John Massey.
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Worcester County: Patent - Marseys Folly  - Joseph Marsey - 50 acres BC&GS:4:186
1754/01/01
Worcester County: Patent - Masseys Folley - Joseph Massey - 50 acres - Images can be viewed here.
Pat. cert. 1646 1754/07/01
Worcester County: Joseph Massey of Worcester County in the Province of Maryland buys for £83 5/- from Levi West, also of Worcester County, a 74 acre parcel that comprises parts of three Worcester County tracts called Good Success, Long Acre, and Wests Recovery, that were left to Levi West by his father's Last Will and Testament, ... lying in Worcester County on the Indian River. E:384 1762/10/12
Worcester County: John Massey of Worcester County in the Province of Maryland sells for £10 to his brother Joseph Massey, also of Worcester County, a 108 acre part of the 500 acre tract called Spring Bank, lying in Worcester County and near the Indian River, which original tract was granted to Robert Doyn in 1688. F:361 1763/03/26
Worcester County: Joseph Massey of Worcester County in the Province of Maryland sells for £21 to his brother John Massey, all his right to the 100 acre tract called Second Choice lying in Worcester County near the sea side, which was devised in one fourth part to Joseph Massey in the Last Will and Testament of John Massey, deceased, in 1743. F:363 1763/04/16
Worcester County: Joseph Massey of Worcester County in the Province of Maryland buys for £4 from Levi West, also of Worcester County, a 4 acre parcel, part of a Worcester County tract called Long Acre, out of the South End of Long Acre, excluding of what has been made over to the said Joseph Massey out of the tract called Long Acre. F:46 1763/12/06
Worcester County: Samuel Massey of Worcester County in the State of Maryland, in consideration of his enlistment in the 9th Regiment of Colored Troops in the service of the United States of America, manumits his slave Henry Massey. Witnesses: Justice of the Peace L.D. Powell and Joseph Massey [couldn't be the same Joseph Massey as above ... GL,III,ed.].
GHR:1:240 1864/05/25

Joshua Albert Massey, father is Joshua W. Massey; mother is Pamela Lambdin Massey; siblings are Benjamin A. Massey (wife Anna), Thomas E. Massey (wife Sara), Henrietta I. Massey Dobbs (husband Alexander F. Dobbs); Ebenezer T. Massey and wife Emily Ann Massey have son Thomas G.H. Massey (wife Mary A.O. Massey).

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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


Joshua I. Massey & wife Harriett Maria Massey of Queen Anne's County
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Kent County: Joshua I. Massey and wife Harriett Maria Massey of Queen Anne's County in the state of Maryland sell for $200.00 to Samuel I. Jarman, also of Queen Anne's County, several Kent County tracts: Andover, part of Chesterfield, and Knocks Range, totaling about 306 acres.  Said Harriett is widow of Peregrine Little and married Joshua I. Massey after Mr. Little's death.  JNG:7:50 1840/06/01

Joshua J. Massey, sells goods & chattels to George Turner.
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Cecil County: Joshua J. Massey of Cecil County in the State of Maryland sells for $50.00 to George Turner, also of Cecil County, the following animals: One bay horse, red cow, one white cow, and one heifer calf, unless Joshua J. Massey pays forty nine dollars with interest from the fifteenth day of January 1838 (for which judgment was obtained on the Magistrate's Docket for the 2nd Election District) on or before the 4th day of June 1839, in which case this bill of sale becomes void and of no effect. JS:41:354 1838/06/26

Joshua William Massey, Juliet Massey and Sarah Ann Massey are the only children of John Massey; Joshua W. Massey and Pamela Lambden Massey execute a land swap with Ebenezer T. Massey and Emily Ann Massey; 23.Ebenezer Thomas Massey and 61.Pamela Lambdin Massey are offspring of 5.Benjamin Massey; 62.Emily Ann Massey and 23.Ebenezer Thomas Massey are cousins, as are 18.Joshua William Massey and 61.Pamela Lambden Massey; the common ancestor of all four cousins is 2.James Massey. 61.Pamela Lambdin Massey's grandfather is 4.Elijah Eleazer Massey62.Emily Ann Massey's father is 22.Thomas Hemsley Massey. 18.Joshua W. Massey is father to James H. Massey (of Spring Hill in the State of Mississippi, trading as the firm of Massey & Wapon, later, with wife Anna E. Massey in Batesville, Independence County, in the State of Arkansas) and William R. Massey and wife Emily Ann of the Town of Alexandria, District of Columbia (neither son is mentioned in Father's Langford on Massey). The children of Joshua W. Massey are: William R. Massey, James H. Massey, Marietta I. Dobbs (wife of Alexander Dobbs, formerly 126.Marietta Massey), 19.Joseph A. Massey, 274.Thomas E. Massey, and 124.Benjamin A. Massey. Ebenezer T. Massey and Emily Ann Massey are the parents of 31.Thomas G.H. Massey and 26.Charles H.B. Massey.
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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
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 intersect the Sledmore line now established and assigned by all the parties, Joshua W. Massey, John Elliott, and Edward Sudler, and the fence fixed on the line agreed upon ... to the divisional line between Joshua Massey, Junior and Remy Covington's heirs ...
TM:2:84 1819/04/05
Kent County: Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in Maryland for $3,996.00 buys from Benjamin 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: 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. TM:3:50 1822/09/18
Queen Anne's County: Joshua W. Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $85.00 to George W. Abraham, of [illegible] Saint James State of Dominion [spelling ?], his slave girl Silvia, age about twenty four, stout made, dark complexion, about five feet four or five inches high, and a slave for life. TM:3:73 1822/10/30
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 buys for $2,127.00 from Arthur Seegar, a 217.5 acre portion of the tract called Seegar's Purchase. TM:3:311 1824/05/05
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: 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: William R. Massey of the City and County of Baltimore in the State of Maryland sells for $1.00 to Henry Bruce of the same place to cover a debt of $678.06 that Massey owes Bruce.  The stated collateral is the real estate on the Eastern Shore of Maryland comprising the estate of Joshua W. Massey, deceased. The due date is one month from the date of the present deed; if the debt is paid, the sale becomes null and void. JNG:3:516 1835/03/18
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
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: 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: 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: Land Commission: Joshua W. Massey Estate of Harris Rambles, Tilghmans Friendship, Manor, Collins Range, Bath IT:1:213 1842/01/01
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. 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.  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 ... The land called Bath, presently conveyed to James Merrick ... containing four hundred and sixty two acres. ... Also, part of a tract called Harriss's Rambles ...
JT:5:186 1847/02/09
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. Maynor's Chance ... containing two hundred and thirteen acres and three roods. ... Friendship ... containing twenty acres. ... 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. ... Tilghman's Friendship ... containing three hundred and sixty two acres, except that part of said tract, called Tilghman's Friendship which lies on the East side of the main road ... 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: 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 land, 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: 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

Joshua Massey, Junior, brother of James Massey, whose father was James Massey.

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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


Joshua Massey; For Joshua Massey, read "the original Joshua Massey;" for Joshua Massey, Jr., read "Joshua Massey, Senior." The ensuing Joshua Massey, Junior, is younger yet; James Massey, Senior is father to the present James Massey, Junior and Joshua Massey

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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 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 Anne'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


Josiah B. Massey, buys slave Mary Tilghman from Jane C. Kirby.
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Queen Anne's County: Josiah B. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $229.43 from Jane C. Kirby of Queen Anne's County her slave Mary Tilghman, age twenty five to thirty years, of dark complexion, and a slave for life. JT:6:624 1851/05/15

Josiah Mace, Senior & Junior, of Dorchester County
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Dorchester County: Josiah Macy (Massey) and wife Angell of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland sell for 1,500 pounds of good merchantable leaf tobacco to Joseph Gontoy, Senior, planter, also of Dorchester County, all that tract called Catcheller's Hope formerly belonging to Honey Holt, deceased, lying on the North side of the marsh of Raccoon Creek that issues out of Blackwater River in the woods in Dorchester County ... containing one hundred and fifty acres. Old:6:191 1712/08/11
Dorchester County: Josiah Mace, Junior, orphaned son of the late Josiah Mace, Senior, requests that the land he inherited be evaluated and a guardian selected for him. Thomas Jones and Roger Jones were selected to perform the valuation, and Josiah Mace selected Henry Wales, tailor, to be his guardian. The premises in question were accordingly visited and an inventory made: A rotten fence, one log house, rotten, covering another old house 15 by 10 [feet] not worth repairing, twenty five apple trees; we therefore think and order that Henry Wales pay the orphaned Josiah Mace 350 pounds of tobacco yearly and every year, beginning from December 1, 1757, and likewise deliver him, the said orphan, the aforesaid land and all rents and arrears of rents due his part of the said land and to leave them in the same repair as the houses, excepted as it is at this time and to liberty to clear three acres of land with liberty to cut rail timber for the use of the plantation, and to be left on the plantation [until] the orphan arrive at the age of twenty one. [signed] Thomas Jones .... Roger Jones. Memorandum: Thomas Jones and Roger Jones were duly qualified by John Jones on December 1, 1756 under law to perform the valuation. Old:16:50 1756/12/01

Josiah Massey, father & son, of Kent County; Josiah Massey, Senior is the only surviving son of Peter Massey, whose father is James Massey. Josiah Massey was selected to be guardian to John Massey, son of Joseph Massey. Josiah Massey is only son of Elizabeth Denny; Thomas Orkney Denny Massey and 335.Josiah Massey Junior, are the children of 311.Josiah Massey and Ann Cooper Massey. John T. Massey is son of Thomas O.D. Massey and grandson of Josiah Massey. Josiah Massey, Junior's wife is Mary Jane Massey.  Thomas O.D. Massey's wife is Mary Amanda Melvina Massey.
County
Lib.:No.:Fol.
Date
Queen Anne's County: Josiah Massey, farmer of Kent County in Maryland, sells for 571 good bushels of wheat the 106-1/2 acre tract combined of parts of Friendship and Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected to James Massey, farmer of Queen Anne's County. The combined tract is located in Queen Anne's County on the South side of the Forge Mill Pond on the Unicorn Branch of Chester River, which land Josiah Massey inherited as the only surviving son of the late Peter Massey of Kent County. ... the original beginning tree of the tract called Friendship which the late James Massey (father of the aforesaid Peter Massey and also of the James Massey who is one of the parties of this indenture) purchased from Thomas Hynson Wright and his wife Mary by deed dated July 24, 1735 (Liber RT No.A Folio 420) ... part of Massey's Part of Friendship Corrected which is owned by the present James Massey ...
RT:L:377 1780/07/31
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 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, which said land he requested by his will might be divided between his grandsons aforesaid by three honest farmers as by said will may appear and we, the subscribers, being appointed by the parties concerned to make the aforesaid division as like to give our opinion how Mary Massey widow of the aforesaid Daniel shall have her thirds of the said lands laid out for her and how the ten acres of the said land left by his Will to his ten granddaughters had best be laid out for them and how the hundred acres of the said land left in his Will to his son John Massey had best be laid out for him and on our considering of the said Will and devising the land and premises and examining a plat of the said land to show us the quantity of woodland and cleared land contained in the whole we are of opinion to make it most convenient and most to advantage of the parties concerned the hundred acres of land devised to his son John Massey be laid out ... and lastly we are of the opinion that Mary Massey shall have a road or roads alongside of the division lines from her cleared land to her woodlands and that her grandsons shall have a like privilege of a road or roads from the Chester roads alongside of the West lines of the division through her cleared land to their cleared land. EF:6:37 1781/03/19
Queen Anne's County: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for £50 a combined 23-1/2 acre portion of the tracts called Friendship and Massey's Addition to Isaac Spencer, also of Kent County, that lie in Queen Anne's County. RT:3:21 1782/08/03
Kent County: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $4,000.00 to William Redding, also of Kent County, a portion of the tract called Forrest, the metes and bounds of which are: Beginning at the end of seventy six perches from the beginning of the original survey of Forrest, and on the first line and running North fifty four degrees East fifty eight perches, thence North fourteen perches, thence North fifty four degrees East sixty perches, thence North four degrees West until it intersects the East by North line of the original survey of Forrest, thence with said line to the end thereof, thence South fifty degrees East one hundred and sixty perches to the end of the first line of [Beading] thence South fifty degrees West to the beginning of Forrest, containing two hundred and forty five acres. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace Ephraim Vansant and Cornelius Comegys. Ben Chambers is Kent County clerk. [Note: this looks to me like a wash sale ... see the following deed - GL,III, ed.] BC:6:448 1811/06/20
Kent County: William Redding of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells back, for the same $4,000.00, to Josiah Massey, also of Kent County, the exact same parcel which Josiah Massey sold to William Redding in the preceding deed, executed the same day.  The metes and bounds are identical, as are the other participants. BC:6:450 1811/06/20
Kent County: Josiah Massey, farmer of Kent County in the State of Maryland, buys for $7,290.00 the 364-3/4 acres of the combined parcels, Jericho, Addition to Cumwhitten, Christophers Beginning, and Fork, from Cuthbert Hall, gentleman, also of Kent County. ... Excepted is the quarter acre of an existing graveyard. WS:1:288 1817/04/12
Kent County: Josiah Massey, farmer of Kent County in the State of Maryland, buys for $500.00 the 50+ acre Ringgolds Part of the Adventure Resurveyed from Cuthbert Hall, gentleman, and his wife Eve, also of Kent County. WS:1:294 1817/04/12
Talbot County: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland, only son and one of the co-heirs of the late Elizabeth Denny, who was the only child of Rachel Maynard, who was the devisee of Elizabeth Alden, sells to Mordecai Skinner of Talbot County, for $5,350.00, the undivided moiety or half part of 550 acres of Josiah Massey's land called Gafford's Neck [Yafford's Neck ?], a.k.a. Deep Neck, lying in Talbot County on the Choptank River between the waters of Broad Creek and Irish Creek issuing from said river and containing an estimated five hundred and fifty acres.  These lands descended to Josiah Massey and to Anna Maria Miller through the death of their mother Elizabeth Denny and are now in the possession and occupation of the tenant Nicholas Watts. JL:40:495 1818/04/21
Kent County: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $100.00 a house and lot at Georgetown Cross Roads next to his shop from Henry Wallis and his wife Rebecca, also of Kent County. WS:2:443 1819/06/24
Kent County: Josiah Massey, farmer, and wife Ann, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell 245 acres of The Forrest for $5,600.00 to John S. Neuman, farmer, also of Kent County. WS:2:520 1819/09/27
Kent County: Josiah Massey, farmer, and his wife Ann Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell Addition to the Flower of the Forrest and Moffetts Lot for $150.00 to John S. Neuman, farmer, also of Kent County. WS:2:523 1819/09/27
Queen Anne's County: Josiah Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland sells for $400.00 to Robert Thompson his slave David, age about twenty one years. TM:3:7 1822/07/05
Kent County: Josiah Massey and his wife Ann Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell for $1.00 to William Palmer, also of Kent County, the following tracts: All of Fork and part of Jericho, lying on the West side of the main road leading from Georgetown to New Market JNG:1:40 1827/03/17
Kent County: Josiah Massey and Joseph Ireland, Junior, of Kent County in the State of Maryland, with the consent of William Palmer and James Bradshaw, sell the lands mentioned in a separate deed of trust dated March 3, 1823, to Michael Smith, also of Kent County. Witnesses: Justices of the Peace William S. Lassell and E.B. Gibbs; recorded by Joseph N. Gordon, Kent County clerk. [Note: The Land Records Index directs me to TW:4:231, which is another deed with a slightly later date and for a different transaction between other people - GL,III, ed.] TW:4:1078 1827/03/30
Kent County: Sheriff Morgan Browne of Kent County in the State of Maryland executes a writ of fieri facias wherein Ephraim Vansant obtained a judgment against Josiah Massey, late of Kent County as the sum of $433.66 and $4.89-1/3 for damages plus $6.23 for costs for delay of execution, and so a public sale was held of the tracts Jericho, Comwhitton, and Christophers Beginning, totaling 364 acres, which Josiah Massey had obtained from Cuthbert Hall by deed dated March 11, 1817. However, no one appeared to make a bid; in a later public sale William Palmer appeared to make a bid and obtained the land for a high bid of $1,634.56. JNG:1:487 1829/03/14
Kent County: William Palmer and wife Sarah of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $600.00 several parcels of land totalling 187+ acres to Thomas Orkney Denny Massey and Josiah Massey Junior, the children of Josiah Massey and Ann Massey.  Courses for the first group, consisting of Jericho, Christophers Beginning, and Addition to Cumwhitten ... mainly being the lands conveyed to William Palmer by Morgan Browne, then late Sheriff of Kent County, bearing deed the date of February 16, 1829; see Liber JNG No.1 Folio 489, and also by Charles B. Tilden with deed of January 30, 1830.  Another parcel herein conveyed is Ringgolds Adventure or Ringgolds Part of the Adventure Resurveyed, containing fifty acres, which William Palmer acquired from Charles B. Tilden by deed bearing date January 30, 1830, and described in a deed from Samuel Davis to Cuthbert Hale dated March 19, 1803. JNG:2:414 1831/06/06
Queen Anne's County: Josiah Massey, one of the administrators of the estate of William H. Kirby, late of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland, sells for $20.00 to Joseph Landman of Queen Anne's County, the slave named Pere Landman, age about sixty years. JT:6:371 1850/07/08
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
Queen Anne's County: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $3,350.00 from Edward Beck and his wife Mary Elizabeth Beck, also of Kent County, the combined parcels called Bradford, Bradford['s] Addition, Timber Swamp, Ridley's Chance, Green's Discovery & Partnership Addition ...
containing one hundred and sixty acres and twenty three perches. Also, all that part of a tract adjacent to the before-mentioned land which is described in a deed from Samuel Sullivan and wife and George Shoebrooks and wife to Edward Beck, containing six acres and three roods. The said farm and lands adjoin the lands of Samuel Meredith, Mr. Skinner and others, and [was] deeded to Edward Beck by William T. Ruth and his wife. A small part of the said lands containing one hundred and sixty acres and twenty three perches, cut off by the new road containing a half acre, and as inclosed by fence in Skinners field, and the said six acres and three roods purchased as aforesaid of Sullivan and Shoebrooks and their wives are not intended to be embraced in or covered by the above warranty.
MB:2:130 1862/08/20
Queen Anne's County: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $90.00 from William S. Kirby of Queen Anne's County the slave woman Abigail Dutton for the term of three years from January 1, 1863, thence the woman being a slave for the aforesaid length of time and no longer, for which time she bone fide belongs to William Kerby. MB:2:244 1863/02/12
Queen Anne's County: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $120.00 from Samuel L. Duhamel and his wife Elizabeth Duhamel, both of Queen Anne's County, all that part or South [sic] and part of a double house and lot in Sand Town or Millington and the improvements thereon in Queen Anne's County which was devised by Samuel Chase to the said Elizabeth Duhamel, forrmerly Elizabeth Chase in fee and which adjoins that part devised by Samuel Chase to Mary Ann Greenwood and now owned by Caleb Clon and on the other side adjoining the property of Henry Hammond and also fronting on Main Street. MB:2:334 1863/06/01
Kent County: Josiah Massey and his wife Mary Jane Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $7,210.75 to Andrew Woodall, also of Kent County, (1) all the 15+ acre tract called [First Part of] Free Gift, lying in Kent County on the public road leading from Millington to Galena and from Galena to Chestertown, adjoining the lands of Edmond B. Woodall and Lambson ... containing one hundred and seventy one acres, three roods and four perches; and (2) all that tract called Partnership, lying in Kent County ... containing eight acres, two roods, and thirty nine perches, being the lands conveyed to the said Josiah Massey by George Vickers, trustee, dated December 11, 1848, and recorded in Liber JNG No.12, Folio 132. JKH:4:63 1864/01/03
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," ... containing forty seven acres, two roods and eighteen perches. SED:2:532 1866/09/26
The remaining transactions below all clearly involve Josiah Massey, Junior, who first appears in the above transactions on June 6, 1831:
Kent County:
William Palmer and wife Sarah of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $600.00 several parcels of land totalling 187+ acres to Thomas Orkney Denny Massey and Josiah Massey Junior, the children of Josiah Massey and Ann Massey.  Courses for the first group, consisting of Jericho, Christophers Beginning, and Addition to Cumwhitten ... mainly being the lands conveyed to William Palmer by Morgan Browne, then late Sheriff of Kent County, bearing deed the date of February 16, 1829; see Liber JNG No.1 Folio 489, and also by Charles B. Tilden with deed of January 30, 1830.  Another parcel herein conveyed is Ringgolds Adventure or Ringgolds Part of the Adventure Resurveyed, containing fifty acres, which William Palmer acquired from Charles B. Tilden by deed bearing date January 30, 1830, and described in a deed from Samuel Davis to Cuthbert Hale dated March 19, 1803.
JNG:2:414 1831/06/06
Kent County: Thomas O.D. Massey and Josiah Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, buy for $800.00  from Rathan Mansfield and his wife Julia, a lot in the village of Chesterville, which the aforesaid Nathan Mansfield had bought from Francis E. Foreman, and on which a mortgage balance of $628.00 plus about one year's interest is due as of January 1, 1842, which encumbrance will be transferred with the present deed to Thomas O.D. Massey and Josiah Massey. JNG:7:491 1841/09/14
Kent County: Josiah Massey, Thomas O.D. Massey and Mary Amanda Melvina Massey, his wife of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell the 107 acre tract called Jerico (Jericho) for $1,500 to Nathan Mansfield, also of Kent County, which had been conveyed to Josiah Massey and Thomas O.D. Massey by William Palmer. JNG:8:12 1841/11/26
Kent County: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $690.00 from William F. Smyth (Smith) 344 acres of land consisting of portions of the tracts called [First Part of] Free Gift (209 acres), Chance and Chester Grove (123 acres) and a part of Partnership (12 acres) which William F. Smith had bought of Philip B. Travilla, Sheriff of Kent County in 1837 and recorded in Liber JNG No.5, Folio 55, 56 & 57, and subject to the life estate of Ann Smith, formerly Ann Cooper (Massey), in one third part of said lands. JNG:8:214 1842/06/13
Kent County: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland executes his mortgage for $693.93 to William F. Smith (Smyth) also of Kent County, to secure payment of the purchase price of the land ([First Part of] Free Gift; Chance and Chester Grove; and Partnership, totaling 344 acres) purchased by Josiah Massey from William Smith and recorded in Liber JNG No.8, Folio 214, said conveyance to become null and void upon satisfactory repayment of the debt and interest. JNG:8:215 1842/06/13
Kent County: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $600.00 from Thomas O.D. Massey, also of Kent County, a half share of a house and lot in Chesterville, Kent County, which had been deeded to Thomas O.D. Massey and Josiah Massey by Nathan Mansfield, subject to a $600.00 mortgage in favor of Frances E. Forman. JNG:8:218 1842/07/18
Kent County: Thomas O.D. Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $600.00 to Nathan Mansfield, also of Kent County, his half share (moiety) in a 32 acre parcel deeded to the aforesaid Thomas O.D. Massey and Josiah Massey, his brother, by William Palmer by deed executed April 7, 1831; a part of the tract has since been deeded to Nathan Mansfield by Thomas O.D. Massey and his wife, but a moiety in that tract was not included. That is the share now being transferred to Nathan Mansfield. JNG:8:253
1842/08/10
Kent County: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $800.00 to Nathan Mansfield, also of Kent County, an undivided moiety or half share in the tracts called Choice, Christophers Beginning, and Addition to Cornulees (Cumwhitten), which had been deeded by William Palmer to Thomas O.D. Massey and the aforesaid Josiah Massey ... containing one hundred and thirty seven acres and three roods. These lines include all the land already conveyed by the said Josiah Massey to the said Nathan Mansfield, but it being doubtful that the said Josiah Massey was yet of age at the time the aforesaid deed to Nathan Mansfield was executed, the present deed should correct that doubt. JNG:8:254 1842/08/10
Kent County: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland sells for $800.00 to Nathan Mansfield, also of Kent County, his half or undivided moiety in the tracts called Joice, Christophers Beginning and Addition to Cumwhitten, which had been deeded by William Palmer to Thomas O.D. Massey and Josiah Massey, who might have been a minor at that time. JNG:8:254 1842/08/16
Kent County: Josiah Massey and Mary A.M. Massey, wife of Thomas O.D. Massey, all of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $1,000.00 to Thomas E. Gooding, also of Kent County, a 0.25 acre lot and two story brick house in Chesterville that was formerly owned by John Armstrong and which contained about one quarter acre of land. JNG:9:86 1843/01/21
Kent County: Josiah Massey and Thomas O.D. Massey and his wife Mary A.M. Massey, all of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $240.00 to Edward Record, also of Kent County, the parcel called Ringgold's Adventure, lying in Kent County adjoining the lands of David Blackiston and the land belonging to the heirs of Joseph Moffett, deceased and others, said to be part of a tract conveyed by William Palmer to said Josiah Massey and Thomas O.D. Massey by deed dated April 7, 1831, containing about fifty acres. JNG:9:137 1843/05/05
Kent County: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland satisfies his indebtedness of $693.90 plus accrued interest to William F. Smyth, also of Kent County, and is consequently released from his mortgage (recorded in Liber JNG No.8, Folio 215) of that amount which had been applied to his tracts [First Part of] Free Gift, Chance, Chester Grove and part of Partnership, altogether three hundred and forty four acres, lying in Kent County, and so Josiah Massey now owns those tracts free and clear. JNG:10:88 1845/03/24
Kent County: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $2,527.00 from George Vickers, trustee appointed by the High Court of Chancery to dispose of the real estate of Ann Bridles, late Ann Massey and formerly Ann Cooper, late of Kent County, deceased, by a bill filed by Josiah Massey against Susanna Massey and others, who on December 31, 1845, disposed to Josiah Massey a parcel called [First Part of] Free Gift, containing two hundred and nine acres, a plantation called Chester Grove, Chance, and Comegys (Cornegys) Resurvey, the three together containing one hundred and twenty three acres, two roods and twenty three perches, also a woodlot called Partnership, containing twelve acres, all lying in Kent County, whose purchase price of two thousand five hundred and twenty seven dollars has now been satisfied. [First Part of] Free Gift was devised to Ann Cooper, then Ann Massey, by William S. Cooper, by his Last Will and Testament, which is also the land conveyed to Thomas Cooper by Oliver Smith and his wife by deed dated August 17, 1782, and recorded in Liber EF No.6, Folio 124. The plantation consisting of the three tracts called Chester Grove, Chance and Comegys Resurvey is described in a deed from Thomas Pearce to William S. Cooper dated July 25, 1816, and recorded in Liber WS No.1, Folio 68. The woodlot called Partnership was conveyed to William S. Cooper by Annie Sturgess and Rachel Sturgess by deed dated March 1, 1816, and recorded in Liber BC No.8, Folio 540. JNG:12:132 1849/01/25
Kent County: Josiah Massey and his wife Mary J. Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sells for $500.00 to William R. Faunce, of Montgomery County in the State of Pennsylvania, the tracts and parts of tracts in Kent County called Chance, Chester Grove, and Comegys (Cornegys) Resurvey, containing one hundred and twenty three acres, two roods and eleven perches, described in a deed dated July 25, 1816, and recorded in Liber WS No.1, Folio 68. JNG:12:195 1849/02/20
Kent County: William R. Faunce, of Montgomery County in the State of Pennsylvania, executes his mortgage of $500.00 on the parcel consisting of Chance, Chester Grove and Comegys (Cornegys) Resurvey, covering one hundred and twenty three acres, two roods, and eleven perches, to be repaid to Josiah Massey in increments, starting with one hundred dollars due on or before August 1, 1849, next, two hundred dollars more without interest until payable, and last, on or before June 1, 1850, the last two hundred dollars, also without interest until due. The present conveyance becomes null and void when the $500.00 debt is fully paid. JNG:12:196 1849/02/20
Kent County: Josiah Massey and his wife Mary J. 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 ... containing two acres, three roods, and twenty six perches. JR:1:444 1851/05/16
Kent County: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $205.00 from George Vickers, trustee appointed by Kent County Court to sell and dispose of the real estate of James Boon, late of Kent County, deceased, for the repayment of his debts on a bill filed by Mary Briscoe and others against Charlotte Boon and others, and who consequently conveyed a woodlot containing ten acres, being part of tracts called Comwhitton (Cum Whitton) and Chance, contained in the parcel called Lot No.2 ... containing ten acres. JR:2:352 1852/10/30
Kent County: Josiah Massey and his wife Mary Jane Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $12.50 to the Trustees of School District No.8 of the Third Election District of Kent County, including John McCummins, William Gooding, S.I. Nowland, William B. Turbitt, and John Talbott, all that parcel lying in Kent County in the North West corner of said Josiah Massey's farm and bounded by the public road leading from George Town Roads to Millington on the North, bounded on the West by the public road leading from George Town Cross Roads to Chesterville, supposed to contain forty perches (40/160 acre). JFG:1:3 1853/01/11
Kent County: Josiah Massey of Kent County in the State of Maryland buys for $1,000.00 from Hannah Atkinson, John B. Parrott and his wife Ann Rebecca Parrott, also of Kent County, a 26-1/2acre tract of land which lies in Kent County and was formerly bought by Pearce Lanch from John Gleane's estate and which descended to the said Hannah Atkinson and John B. Parrott ... containing twenty six and a half acres. JFG:3:12 1855/04/25
Kent County: Josiah Massey and his wife Mary Jane Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $650.00 to James A. Tolson, also of Kent County, the 13 acre tract lying in Kent County which had been part of the estate of John Gleane and which was sold to Pearce Lanch ... containing thirteen acres, it being part of the land conveyed to the said Josiah Massey by John B. Parrott and his wife [and recorded in Liber JFG No.3, Folio 12]. JFG:3:305 1856/01/15
Kent County: Josiah Massey and his wife Mary Jane Massey, both of kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $475.00 to James A. Tolson, also of Kent County, the 13-1/2 acre tract lying in Kent County which had been part of the estate of John Gleane and which was sold to Pearce Lanch ... containing twenty six and a half acres (excepting a thirteen acre portion which was conveyed by the said Josiah Massey and wife to the said James A. Tolson by deed dated December 19, 1855, and recorded in Liber JFG No.3, Folio 305) it being the residue of the land conveyed to the said Josiah Massey and wife by John B. Parrott and wife. JFG:4:351 1857/03/06
Kent County: Thomas F. Copper and his wife Mary Rebecca Copper, of Kent County in the State of Maryland execute a mortgage for $1,348.75 to Josiah Massey, also of Kent County, to secure their indebtedness to Josiah Massey in that amount for the purchase of unnamed property.  The amount is to be paid in a number of installments.  At the end of this record is the statement by George Vickers, executor of the estate of Josiah Massey, deceased, that the full amount of the balance of the mortgage was paid by Josiah Massey on December 20, 1866, and the implied transfer of the mortgaged property thereby becomes null and void. JKH:1:90 1858/02/23
Kent County: Thomas Broxon and his wife Temperance Ann Broxon, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, execute a mortgage for $1,500.00 to Josiah Massey, also of Kent County, to cover the purchase price of Stenenton, a 163+ acre farm lying in Kent County, which was conveyed to Stephen Secates by Samuel W. Spencer and wife and recently conveyed by Stephen Secates and wife and Josiah Massey and wife to the said Temperance Ann Broxon, repayment to occur in a number of installments. ... At the end is an assignment of the mortgage by Josiah Massey to Thomas W. Eliason dated May 19, 1860. JKH:2:45 1860/05/21
Kent County: John Donahoe and his wife Mary Donahoe, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, execute a mortgage bond for $320.00 to secure the indebtedness of John Donohoe to Josiah Massey, also of Kent County, in the amount of $160.00, and initiate the conditional transfer to Josiah Massey of a 10 acre lot (called Cum Whitton & Chance) of land in the Third, now the Fifth Election District of Kent County and lying upon the public road leading from the Catholic Church to Millington and adjoining the lands of William Armstrong, Moses Lambson, Patrick Quin and the Mssrs. Cockrand ... containing ten acres. Said transfer to become null and void if the repayment of the stated debt is completed satisfactorily. ... At the end of this record is the notation that George Vickers, executor of the estate of Josiah Massey, releases this mortgage on December 23, 1865. JKH:2:382 1861/01/21
Kent County: Josiah Massey and his wife Mary Jane Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $200.00 to John Donahoe, also of Kent County, a 10 acre lot of land in the Third, now the Fifth Election District of Kent County and lying upon the public road leading from the Catholic Church to Millington and adjoining the lands of William Armstrong, Moses Lambson, and Patrick Quin. The land is described in a deed from George Vickers, Esquire, trustee for the sale of the real estate of the late Col. James Boon of Kent County, dated September 20, 1852, and recorded in Liber JR No.2, Folio 252, as a part of Comwhitton (Cum Whitton) and Chance and described as Lot A on Plat No.2 filed in the aforesaid proceedings. JKH:2:395 1861/01/22
Kent County: Josiah Massey and his wife Mary Jane Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $1,470.31 to Edward B. Woodall, also of Kent County, all the 15+ acre tract called [First Part of] Free Gift, lying in Kent County  ... containing twenty nine acres, one rood and twenty five perches, being part of the lands conveyed to Josiah Massey by George Vickers, trustee, and being part of the Cooper Farm. JKH:3:541 1863/04/21
Kent County: Josiah Massey and his wife Mary Jane Massey, both of Kent County in the State of Maryland, sell for $7,210.75 to Andrew Woodall, also of Kent County, (1) all the 15+ acre tract called [First Part of] Free Gift, lying in Kent County on the public road leading from Millington to Galena and from Galena to Chestertown, adjoining the lands of Edmond B. Woodall and Lambson ... containing one hundred and seventy one acres, three roods and four perches; and (2) all that tract called Partnership, lying in Kent County ... containing eight acres, two roods, and thirty nine perches, being the lands conveyed to the said Josiah Massey by George Vickers, trustee, dated December 11, 1848, and recorded in Liber JNG No.12, Folio 132. JKH:4:63 1864/01/13

Josias Mace, three generations living in Dorchester County; Josias Mace and Angell Wroughton had daughters Mary Mace and Susanna Mace; the eldest Josias Mace was brother to Nicholas Mace.
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Dorchester County: Nicholas Mase & Josias Mase Patent - Patent Record C No.3, p.581. Nicholas and Josias Massey patent 110 acres, called The Outlett, out of a 1,000 acre tract granted to