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

Masseys - Former Slaves in All Eastern Shore Counties
The initial list below is presented in the same approximately alphabetical order as for the preceding master list for all Eastern Shore counties in Maryland.

Person
County
Active Years
Family Associations
David Massey
Queen Anne's
1814-1841
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.
Edward Massey
Worcester
1864 & 1864
Perhaps two different men: One, manumitted by Joseph P. Godfrey in consideration of his enlistment in the Regiment of Colored Troops; another, manumitted by Hillery R. Pitts, executor of the estate of Kendall Massey, in consideration of his enlistment in the 9th Regiment of Colored Troops. An Edward Massey served in the Nineteenth Regiment and then transferred to the US Navy.
Eliza Massey
Queen Anne's
1809 & 1855
Two different persons with the same given name: One was manumitted by James Massey in 1809, to be set free in 1828; another, Eliza Massey, was manumitted by Charlotte Ann Meredith, to be set free in 1865 at the age of thirty.
George Massey
Worcester
1864 & 1864
Two different persons: One, manumitted by Joseph P. Godfrey in consideration of his enlistment in the Regiment of Colored Troops; another, manumitted by Hillery R. Pitts, executor of the estate of Kendall Massey, in consideration of his enlistment in the 9th Regiment of Colored Troops. George Massey did so serve and was discharged safely at the end of the War of 1861-1865.
Harry Massey
Kent County
1796-1796
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.
Henrietta Massey
Queen Anne's
1810 & 1857
Two different persons with the same given name: One, manumitted by Joshua Massey, to be set free in 1831;another, Henrietta Massey, manumitted by Rebecca S. Legg, to be set free in in twenty years from January 1, 1811.
Henny Massey
Queen Anne's
1835-1835
Richard Massey, free black, 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.
Henry Massey
Worcester
1864-1864
Free black, manumitted by Samuel Massey in consideration of his enlistment in the 9th Regiment of Colored Troops. Henry Massey did so serve in the War of 1861-1865 but died before war's end on January 15, 1864.
Isaac Massey
Worcester
1836-1836
Free black; 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 ... 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.
James Massey
Queen Anne's
1857-1857
Rebecca S. Legg manumits her slave boy James Massey, age fourteen months, his freedom to commence when he shall arrive at the age of thirty five years.
John C. Massey
Queen Anne's 1864-1864
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.
Perry Massey
Kent County
1833-1833
William Myers and wife Ann of Kent County in the State of Maryland sell Bardleys (Bordleys) Gift) for $24.80 to Perry Massey, free black, also of Kent County ... containing two acres and ten perches.
Peter Massey
Worcester
1833-1840
In 1833, Kendall Massey, Senior, of Worcester County in the State of Maryland, leases for $1.00 to Peter Massey and his wife Rachel, free blacks, a part of the tract called Bucke Ridge (Buckridge) ... containing five acres, including the right to cut all the firewood and fence rails they may need on the land from the surrounding portion of Buckridge. In 1840, Peter Massey, free black of Worcester County in the State of Maryland sells for $60.00 to John Williams and Cyrus A. Williams, also of Worcester County, the following goods and chattels: One horse, one yoke of oxen, two cows, two yearlings, eight hogs, seventeen geese & goslings, my crop of oats & corn now growing, one cart, my plain harness and other farming utensils, two beds & the furniture for same, and all my other household furniture.
Richard Massey
Queen Anne's
1795-1835
In 1795, 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; the others, when they reach their majority. In 1831, James Massey of Queen Anne's County in the State of Maryland manumits his slaves: Frisby, Moses, (a second) 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 ... In 1835, Richard Massey, free black, 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 (and not among the slaves set free by James Massey in 1795 or 1831).
Thomas P. Massey
Worcester
1864-1864
Joseph P. Godfrey in consideration of his commitment to enlist in the Regiment of Colored Troops, manumits his slave Thomas P. Massey.
Thomas Massey
Queen Anne's & Worcester
1808-1810 & 1864-1864
Two different persons: Thomas Massey in 1808 sold goods & chattels to Absalom Farell, also a free black, and in 1810 again sold goods and chatttels, this time to James P. Leary. The second Thomas Massey was manumitted in 1864 by Hillery R. Pitts in consideration of his enlistment on November 10,1863, in the 9th Regiment of Colored Troops of the United States of America. That Thomas Massey died before war's end on November 17, 1864.