'Massie04'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Massey (Massy) of Broxton, Massie of Coddington, Massie (Massy or Massey) of Eggerley (Edgerley), Massey of Larton
[This page was originally called Massie03 but was renamed as Massie04 on 11.05.09.]

(1) Commoners starts its article on this family with the following: "The early descent of the Massies, of Coddington, has long been a matter of dispute, some of the pedigrees deriving them from a younger son of Sir John Massies, of Tatton, supposed to have been slain at Shrewsbury, whose eldest son d. 8th Henry V; and others from Hamon, son of Sir John Massey, of Puddington, who also fell at the battle of Shrewsbury" and goes on to report that Ormerod thought that Tatton was the more likely source. The battle of Shrewsbury was on 21.07.1403. Visitation (Cheshire, 1613, Massey of Edgerley) identifies Hugh as "6 sonne to Sr John Massey of Tatton temp H.6" but (provisionally, at least) we follow the pedigree in Baine's 'History of Lancaster' which shows him as a younger son of William Masey of Rixton, a cadet of Tatton.
(2) Both BLG1952 & Commoners start with the following Hugh who "settled at Coddington in consequence of his marriage with Agnes (Bold)."
Hugh Massie in Coddington (a 1438)
m. Agnes Bold (dau/heir of Nicholas Bold of Coddington)
1. William Massie of Coddington, Bechin, Eggerley, etc. (a 1439)
  Visitation (Cheshire, 1580) does not help make the inter-branch connections any clearer by identifying William and his father as "of Potington". As BLG1952 seems clear on this generation, we ignore Visitation on this.
  m. Alice Woton (dau of Adam Woton of Eggerley and Chester)
  A. Morgan Massie or Massy of Eggerley or Edgerley
  m. Margery Davenport (dau of John Davenport of Davenport by Maud Brereton)
i. Robert Massie or Massy of Eggerley
  m. _ Huxley
  a. William Massie of Eggerley
  m1. Elizabeth Leland (dau of William Leland of Bunury)
  (1) Robert Massie or Massey of Eggerley
  m. Elizabeth Filkin (dau of John Filkin of Tattenhall)
  (A) Robert Massie of Eggerley
  m. Elizabeth Starkey (d 1617, dau of James Starkey of Darley)
  (i) John Massie of Eggerley
  m. Anne Walsh (dau of William Walsh or Welshe of London)
  (a)+ issue - Hugh, John, William, Thomas, George, Elizabeth, Dorothy, Mary, Martha
  (ii) Katherine Massie
  m. Thomas Brabant
  (iii) Elianor Massie
  m. John Goulborn
  (iv) Margaret Massie
  m. Thomas Browne of Madley
  (v)+ other issue - George, David, Hugh, Martha
  (B) Jane Massie
  m. Peter Tilston of Huxley
  (C)+ other issue - Elizabeth, Katherine, Anne
  m2. Jane Maynwaring (dau of Raffe Maynwaring of Calveley)
  (2) Jane Massie
  m. Hugh Gittens of Wales
B. John Massie of Coddington
  Visitation (Cheshire, 1580, 'Bird of Clopton') shows the wife of John and mother of Robert as the following Anne Bird. BLG1952 shows his wife and mother of Robert as the undermentioned Margaret. Provisionally we show both marriages with Margaret as mother of Robert.
  m1/2. Anne Bird (dau of Thomas Bird or Delbird)
  m2/1. Margaret Holme (dau/heir of _ Holme of Coddington)
  i. Robert Massie of Coddington (d before 1508) this generation omitted by Visitation (Cheshire, 1613, 'Massie of Coddington')
  m. Jone Brereton named in Visitation (Cheshire, 1580, 'Bird of Clopton')
  a. William Massie of Coddington (a 1508)
  m. Alice de Crew (dau of Edward de Crew)
(1) Robert Massie of Coddington
  m. Dorothy Calveley (dau of Sir Hugh Calveley of Lea by Christiana Cottingham)
  (2) John Massie or Massey of Broxton - continued below
  m. Margaret Laiton (dau of Richard Laiton or Larton of Larton, near Broxton)
  (3) Anne Massie shown this generation by BLG1952, a generation earlier by Commoners
  m. William Massey of Grafton
2. Anne Massie
  m. David Dod of Edge
3. Alice Massie
  m. Robert Tatton of Withenshaw
4. Maud Massie
  m. Thomas Cottingham of Wirral
5. Margaret Massie
  m. Philip Aldersey of Middle Aldersey
6.+ other sons



John Massie or Massey of Broxton - continued above
m. Margaret Laiton (dau of Richard Laiton or Larton of Larton, near Broxton)
1. Edward Massey or Massy of Broxton
  m. Anne Snede (dau of William Snede or Snead or Sneyd of Chester)
A. Thomas Massey of Broxton (d 20.04.1564)
  m. Elizabeth Midleton (dau of David Midleton of Chester by Margaret, dau of David ap Powell of Wrexham)
  i. David Massey of Broxton (d 1628)
  m. Dorothy Leigh (d 04.1601, dau of Richard Leigh of High Leigh)
  a. Hugh Massey of Larton, Broxton (a 1580, d 1639)
  m. Amey (probably not Anne) Dodd (dau of Randoll Dodd of Edge)
  (1) Thomas Massey (a 1613)
  m. Judith Brereton (dau of Randall Brereton of Kindington or Cuddington)
  (2)+ other issue - William, David, Henry, Randall, Richard, John, Robert, Mary
  b. Anne Massey
  m. Hugh Bromley of Norbury & Hampton Post (d 05.11.1628)
  ii. William Massey
  iii. Jane Massey
  m. Simon Thelwall of Delaward
2. Jone Massey
  m. John Aldersey of Middle Aldersey

Main source(s): Commoners (vol 3, 'Massie of Coddingham', p44+), BLG1952 (Massie formerly of Coddington), Visitation (Cheshire, 1580, Massy of Egerley), Visitation (Cheshire, 1613, Massey of Edgerley), Visitation (Cheshire, 1613, Massey of Broxton)
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